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Temperate horticultural curator

Robert is a temperate horticultural curator at the Eden Project.  Curriculum links could include biodiversity, human impact on the environmental science, photosynthesis, limiting factors, plants, ecosystems, biomes, nutrient cycling, habitats, interdependence.


Deagan is an entomologist for the Forestry Commission, and has traveled the world as part of his job.

Curriculum links include classification, climate change, biodiversity, species, taxonomy, ecosystems, rainforests

For more resources and ideas linked to this video, have a...

Pollution, prevention and control officer

Charlotte is a Pollution, Prevention and Control Officer for the Environment Agency - "you could say I'm a policeman for the environment". In the video Charlotte explains that she found it a challenge being a woman in chemical engineering but had support from her university professor. The Environment Agency offered...

Becoming an ecologist

Amy is an ecologist working with the Forestry Commission. Amy is very frank in the video about her school history, describing her school reports as "less than shiny", and the video conveys how applied scientific research focuses her naturally curious nature.

In the video Amy describes how she writes computer...

Environmental improvement manager

Nathan is an environmental improvement manager at North East Lincolnshire County Council.  He looks at the impact of the council on climate change and what they can do to reduce that impact across the full range of council services.  He’s essentially an ‘eco-warrior’ for the council.



Kelly is a radiographer at Addenbrookes hospital.  She produces X-rays for doctors to use in the diagnoses.  She was a parent at a young age and decided to follow an access course for two evenings a week over two years.  She aims to specialise in an area of radiography and progress to becoming a senior member of...

Campus Science: science busking pack

This Science Busking Demo Pack from the British Science Association describes 30 quick demonstrations for use at public events or science fairs.

This resource has been put together by science made simple and is intended for use by 16+ year olds, though if deemed suitable they can be adapted for use by under...

Improving glue

This is an  activity where students make glues using milk. They make a glue following a given procedure and then alter the method to see if they can make a stronger glue.
Different milks and bases are provided, though some students may decide to make the glue acidic or basic or add less water when making the...

Take your medicine

In this activity students investigate the rate of dissolution of different tablets in water and dilute hydrochloric acid (stomach strength, pH 2). They  then record and interpret their observations by answering questions.

Colour questions

In this activity tudents observe what happens when water or fat soluble pigments are added to water, oil or both. They mix a water soluble ink or food dye with water and add oil. They then mix grated carrot with water before adding oil. The students record their observations, attempt explanations and suggest...


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