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Physiology: The Science of Life

Give your students an edge in human biology and an insight into bioscience careers! The Physiological Society has produced a free online course with the University of Liverpool, which will take students beneath the surface of three key systems - respiratory,...

Eco Divo

This is card game in which  students can learn about ecosystems and biodiversity and explore the fascinating natural history of organisms in the United Kingdom. The game includes species interactions, human impacts and diversity while students compete or collaborate in building a food web or classify diverse...

Global CREST challenges

Global CREST challenges are based around Practical Action’s work, which uses science and technology to address global issues such as energy, water and food.  They give students a real insight into how science and technology can be used to tackle challenges faced by...

Make a Difference posters

The Make a Difference with a Career in Biology posters highlight the wide range of career paths that biologists can take.

This careers resource was jointly developed by the Biochemical Society, British Ecological Society, British Pharmacological Society, Microbiology Society, Society for Experimental Biology...

Silent Signal: Exploring Biomedical Science

These resources were developed to compliment the award winning Silent Signal project, funding by the Wellcome Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation. They include interactive lesson plans that explore the societal, ethical, and cultural aspects of biomedical science including immunology, infections, genetics,...

Medicine Makers

A hands-on practical activity that illustrates drug-target interactions and  looks at the actions of some common painkillers.

Created by the Biochemical Society and the British Pharmacological Society. Download the resource booklet here.

Horizontal Gene Transfer

This animation shows how bacteria exchange genes on small pieces of DNA called plasmids through a process called horizontal gene transfer. 

Bacteria are able to exchange genes quickly within a population on small circles of DNA called plasmids. This animation shows how bacteria exchange plasmids through a...

Wellcome Trust: Tree of life

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, these resources include an interactive evolutionary tree and a video of the Tree of Life. These materials will help students to find out more about the work of Charles Darwin and evolution. The resources contain:

Tree of life video: The video is a short...

MRSA Animation

This animation from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is suitable for GCSE and A-level students and provides an introduction to the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.

The animation describes how drug resistant strains such as MRSA can be spread in hospital settings, how infections can be treated and how MRSA...

How the Human Genome Was Sequenced

From the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this resource introduces the Human Genome Project (HGP).

A short animation gives:

* an introduction to DNA and genomes;

* an overview of which countries were involved in the international Human Genome Project;

* a description of the processes,...

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