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Scientist Posters

Posters showing famous scientists and engineers, the SI unit that has been named after them and what the unit is a measure of. Includes the following geniuses:

  • Georg Ohm
  • Alessandro Volta
  • Andre-Marie Ampere
  • Heinrich Hertz
  • Joseph Henry
  • Michael Faraday
  • ...

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,...

Sensory words wall display

Words to print for a sensory wall display. 

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.

Vectors 2

The first two sheets use maps of New York to show how vectors can be used to specify journeys. Answers in terms of a and b can be revealed.

The third sheet shows that the vectors a and b used to describe relative position do not need to be perpendicular or equal in magnitude. It also illustrates parallel...


This interactive excel sheet deals with a variety of vector topics. It begins with sheets which require students to identify column vectors from line segments and then to find the magnitude and direction of vectors expressed in column form.

The next interactive sheets illustrate the fact that a+nb lies...

Gas Compression and Expansion

This engineering resource, produced by Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) for the Royal Academy of Engineering, asks the question: how can you calculate the energy used, or made available, when the volume of a gas is changed? A bicycle pump, a refrigerator and the internal combustion engine change the...

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...


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