Big Picture

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, the Big Picture magazine was aimed at post-16 students and explored contemporary issues within biology and medicine. Each contains accessible information, that is directly relevant to the curriculum, along with supporting resources such as stimulus materials, activity sheets and presentations. These can be used to illustrate how science works, science in society and also allow the issues to be tackled within the classroom. A wide range of topics are covered in this collection. For example, issues such as addiction, climate change, nanoscience, drug development, sex and gender, obesity and evolution.



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Science education tracker

The Science Education Tracker is a survey of young people’s attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers. 

"We want to understand more about young people’s experiences and views on science and related topics. The survey results will help inform what we and others do in policy, education...

Secrets of Cells *suitable for home teaching*

This issue of the Big Picture, from the Wellcome Trust, looks inside the cells that make up every part of the human body. Focussing on animal cells, the articles are suitable for post-16 students or as an extension for 14-16 students. The topics covered include: * What are cells for? * What are the structures of...

Sex and gender

Published by the Wellcome Trust, this issue explores the biological basis of sex differences and the relationship between sex and gender.


Space biology

Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine.

Space biology looks at life in space from several perspectives: how it began, where it might be, and the effects of space as a rather extreme habitat on humans and other life.


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