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These activity sheets and education / career resources can be used in schools, colleges or at home, and are suitable for secondary (or high school) and college students (11-19 years). They cover STEM, STEAMM and the social sciences.
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• Science experiments you can do at home or in the classroom

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• Resources from STEM and STEAMM organisations
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Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Dr Gerald Friedland
See if you can teach a computer to learn!

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The prediction game: The ever-evolving science of machine learning
Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture

Dr Chris Marble
Investigate the weeds in your garden!

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A red-blooded passion for the green-fingered
Marine Science

Marine Science

Dr Karyna Rosario
Find out more about the fascinating world of marine microbiology and watch Karyna deliver her TEDx Youth Talk.

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A virus that can actually save us from harm!
Plant Science

Plant Science

Dr Davide Bulgarelli
Research inspiring plant scientists and find out everything you need to know about the world of soil microbes!

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How can understanding plants and microorganisms help feed the world?
Marine Ecology

Marine Ecology

Dr Virginia Edgcomb
Find out all there is to know about the fascinating Expedition 360.

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Why is it important to study life in the deep sea and even below the seafloor?
Astronomy

Astronomy

Professor Tom Bania
Research electromagnetic radiation and astronomical telescopes!

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Aiming for the stars
Geography

Geography

Dr Michael Webber
How will our energy demands change over time?

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Interrogating the technopolitics of China’s waterways
Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

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How will our energy demands change over time?

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How do we prepare the UK for a zero carbon future?
Food Science

Food Science

Dr Gabriel Keith Harris
Get a feel for food science and find out why the Maillard reaction make chocolate chip cookies taste so good!

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The science behind the perfect cup of coffee
Wind Energy

Wind Energy

Dr Marianna Maiaru
Find out more about renewable energy with KidWind, and see if you can beat the Wind Turbine and Solar Structures challenges!

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What if we could repair wind turbines with aerospace engineering and computer science?
Engineering and Computing

Engineering and Computing

Professor Elena Gaura
Find out more about sustainable engineering and the amazing HEED project.

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How can we tackle energy poverty in refugee camps?
Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Lakxmi Subramanian
Tune into the Science Weekly podcast and dive into other similar activities for a taste of biochemistry.

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Why do we need to study chromosomes?
Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Darrel Baumgardner
Explore cloud seeding and other forms of geoengineering in greater depth.

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Make it rain: the science behind altering the weather
Lifelong Health

Lifelong Health

University of Surrey
Work in groups and see if you can pool your skills and expertise to survive a pandemic or life on a desert island.

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Five researchers working on lifelong health in very different ways
Sensor Engineering

Sensor Engineering

Professor Chang-Soo Kim
Find out about virtual summer camps!

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Sensor engineering gets to the root of problems with food production
Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Dr Michael Wolyniak
Conduct your own yeast genome research and explore the pros and cons of gene therapy.

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How can experiments with yeast genetics help make the perfect pint?
Genetics

Genetics

Professor Ann Matthysse
Carry out your own experiment and see what bacteria you can see on the vegetables in your shopping basket!

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How to remove harmful E.coli
Collaborative App Building

Collaborative App Building

Dr Susan Safford
Helping students to develop and apply maths skills to biology

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How to design a biology and maths app for students, by students
Sustainable Pest Control

Sustainable Pest Control

Dr Christian Nansen
Take on the role of a strawberry farmer and see how the Smart Spray app will help to manage your crops.

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The computer science undergrads helping farmers adopt sustainable farming practices
Respiration and photosynthesis

Respiration and photosynthesis

Katherine Willet
This lesson plan is aimed at Grade 9 in the US (Year 10 in the UK) and encourages students’ self-regulated learning skills to learn about respiration and photosynthesis.

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Why thinking like a scientist helps students tackle real-life problems
Self-Regulated Learning

Self-Regulated Learning

Dr Erin Peters-Burton
Develop self-regulated learning skills through metacognitive questioning and self-reflection.

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Why thinking like a scientist helps students tackle real-life problems
The School of Food

The School of Food

Dr Christian Nansen
Find out how looking at cabbages can teach graphs, data, research, imperial and metric units, proteins, vitamins, maps, cooking and nutrition,…and then make some cabbage muffins!

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The School of Food
Engineering and Physical Sciences

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Helen Bridle
Play the Bacteria Combat and Superbugs games to learn more about antimicrobial resistance and why it is a global health issue

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What if we could develop a sensor that can detect pollutants like heavy metals?
Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

Dr April Ulery
Wonder at the amazing world of agricultural science with these interactive activities.

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Can the agricultural sciences tackle inequality?
Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Dr Dan Flippo
Take a virtual tour of Dr Dan Fippo’s 2050 Robotics Lab and get a feel for boundless possibilities in engineering

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Using mechanically engineered robots to feed the world
Astronomy

Astronomy

National Astronomy Consortium
Take a trip into space with these star-studded National Radio Astronomy Observatory activities

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“Good mentors don’t just try to recreate you in their image; they give you the tools necessary to achieve your own goals”
Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics

Dr Matthew Redshaw
Test your knowledge of Einstein’s theory of relativity and be inspired by the beauty of maths and physics equations.

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Does E really equal MC squared?
Volcanology and Geology

Volcanology and Geology

Professor Stephen Self
Experience life as a volcanologist and keep an eye on Taal, which erupted in the Philippines in January 2020.

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Volcanology and geology: an explosion of possibilities
Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Alan Goddard
Find out if you can create a super yeast and help Dr Alan Goddard with his research along the way.

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Could yeast and bacteria replace fossil fuels?
Plant Diseases and Pests

Plant Diseases and Pests

Professor Xiangming Xu | Dr Michelle Fountain
Use your skills as a budding plant biologist to figure out how to reduce pests and plant diseases naturally and with technology.

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What if we stopped using pesticides?
Immunology

Immunology

Professor János G Filep
Play the Immune Defence game and see how the white blood cells fare against pathogens.

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Ensuring inflammation does more good than harm
Molecular Plant Biology

Molecular Plant Biology

Dr Charlotte Kirchhelle
Grow your own sunflowers and find out how they change their shape to survive in the dark.

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Short and bushy, long and spindly: how plants make their shapes
Complement Biology

Complement Biology

Dr Kevin Marchbank
Explore the ethics of animal testing and turn your classroom into a clinical trial

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How mice can reveal the secrets of rare diseases
Earthquakes and the Carbon Cycle

Earthquakes and the Carbon Cycle

Professor Robert Hilton
Explore the power of landslides and discover the role they play in the carbon cycle.

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The role of earthquakes in burying carbon for good
Slow Slip Events

Slow Slip Events

Dr Ake Fagereng
Join the crew on the research vessel JOIDES Resolution and discover the awesome power of silent earthquakes.

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Taking to the seas to discover how the Earth’s surface moves
Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Prof Shujun Li | Dr Jason Nurse
Find out how to beat the cybercriminals with these awesome cyber security activities.

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How to beat the cybercriminals and stay safe online
Geochemistry

Geochemistry

Prof Jamie Wilkinson
Create your very own rock cycle with melting chocolate and start your journey into the world of geology.

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Magma detectives: studying volcanic arcs to find valuable minerals in earth’s crust
Biogerontology

Biogerontology

Dr Jennifer Tullet
Be a biogerontologist for the day and work out how different model organisms, like the nematode worm, can help scientists with their research

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What can worms tell us about ageing in humans?
Economics

Economics

Professor Sayantan Ghosal
Play your hand at being an economist with this ‘understanding poverty’ card game and other awesome resources.

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Silent Earthquakes

Silent Earthquakes

Dr Rebecca Bell
Get a feel for geology and conduct your own “silent earthquake” experiment.

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The slow and silent earthquakes that are shaking up seismology
Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics

Dr Fabio Costa
Many of you will have tossed a coin, but what about a quantum coin? See if you have what it takes to be a quantum physicist with these wonderful quantum activities.

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Forgot everything you thought you knew
Wireless Communications

Wireless Communications

Dr De Mi
Find out what it means to be on the cusp of a new era in broadcasting with these brilliant electrical and electronic engineering activities.

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Why a new era of broadcasting will change the world as we know it
Integrated Land Management

Integrated Land Management

Professor Davy McCracken
Imagine yourself in the shoes of a tech-savvy, upland hill farmer with these fun activities.

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The only way is up: why hill farming is embracing technology
Massive Machine-Type Communications And The Internet Of Things

Massive Machine-Type Communications And The Internet Of Things

Dr Zilong Liu
Take a peek at the future by exploring the world of massive machine-type communications and Internet-of-Things

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Building the internet of things for an interconnected world
Biosecurity

Biosecurity

ADBCAP
Get a better understanding of biosecurity and help stop the spread of animal diseases with these awesome ADBCAP resources

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Educating youth about biosecurity can help prevent the spread of disease in farm animals
Energy Storage

Energy Storage

Prof Jenny Pringle
Try your hand at being a chemist and make a battery with a lemon and other simple household ingredients

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Energy storage in the 21st century
Geomatics

Geomatics

Dr Stephan Winter
Find out whether you’re any good at giving directions and discover a world of fascinating facts with the National Geographic MapMaker Interactive.

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Talking maps
Immunology

Immunology

Prof Deborah Dunn-Walters
Put yourself in the shoes of an immunologist and learn fascinating facts about how our immune system works

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Making ill health in old age a thing of the past
Earth Dynamics

Earth Dynamics

Professor Zheng-Ziang Li
Try this explosive experiment and make your very own volcano, and find out what it’s like to be a geologist.

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Movers and shakers: using supercomputers to understand how supercontinents form and drift apart
Plant Science

Plant Science

Professor Margaret Barbour | Richard Harwood
Make your own 3D model of a chickpea plant leaf or take a virtual tour of the first university botanical garden in the world.

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3D images of leaves: a photo shoot we should all be looking at
Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour

Dr Kohyar Kiazad
Discover the benefits and history of organisational behaviour, which was used in the 1930s to find out how to improve productivity in factories.

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Why do people working in stem stay in their jobs – and why should we care?
Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves

The GrEAT Network
Ignite your passion for space science with the Black Hole Hunter and Space Time Quest games.

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GrEAT potential: why China and the UK are working together in gravitational-wave research
Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Dr Leigh Orf
Watch Leigh’s collection of jaw-dropping tornado videos and try out a simple experiment in atmospheric pressure.

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Using supercomputers to simulate super tornadoes
Microplastics

Microplastics

Professor Jay Brandes | Dodie Sanders
Get involved with marine science and help the planet to boot with these international citizen science projects.

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Microplastic pollution: how bad is it and what can we do to solve it?
Gravitational Astrophysics

Gravitational Astrophysics

Dr Paul Lasky
Make a model of a black hole, and find out how to get involved in astronomy with these awesome citizen science projects.

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Why gravitational waves are of supermassive importance
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Terri Camesano
Antibiotic resistance is a major issue. Take a look at these videos and fact sheets to find out why; and discover what it’s like to be a chemical engineer with chemical engineering activities.

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The need for antimicrobial peptides in a world of antibiotic resistance
Theoretical Chemistry

Theoretical Chemistry

Dr Mark Tuckerman
Theoretical chemists need to know how to code so start by learning the basics in Python – and use simple chemistry to make potato, salt water and lemon clocks!

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Fuel cells: A new way to power the world
Digital Technology and Mental Health

Digital Technology and Mental Health

Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos
Test your skills at spotting fake news, play the Fairness Top Trumps card game and see if the computer model of Barack Obama’s head fools you!

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Can we trust what we see online?
Operations Research

Operations Research

Professor Larry Snyder
If you enjoy logic puzzles, you’ll love Larry’s logic-tastic activity sheet! Create a supply chain to survive a zombie apocalypse, test your skills in the Root Beer Game and solve the Travelling Salesman Problem.

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From platinum to smartphone: How maths models can be used to streamline supply chains
Marine Geoscience

Marine Geoscience

Professor Bram Murton
Follow Bram into the depths of the ocean: explore careers in marine geoscience, visit the National Oceanographic Centre and follow the adventures of Boaty McBoatface, an autonomous underwater vehicle.

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Marine Geoscience: Just a drop in the ocean
Glaciology

Glaciology

Dr Ellyn Enderlin
Explore glaciology with Ellyn: make your own ‘glacier goo’, check out a glacier simulation tool to see the effects of climate change and play the penguin game.

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Why do some glaciers melt faster than others?
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Chris Jones
Start thinking like a chemical engineer and develop a problem-solving product; investigate carbon dioxide and discover more about acids and bases.

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Can this research team reverse climate change?
Self-Organising Particle Systems

Self-Organising Particle Systems

Dr Andréa Richa
Explore the rules of swarm behaviour, think about what swarm robots could be used for in your local area and write an algorithm for making toast!

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The superpower of swarms
Nucleur Physics

Nucleur Physics

Dr Jacek Dobaczewski
Explore nuclear physics using LEGO or watch a TEDEd video to learn more about nuclear structure.

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The atomic nucleus: Greater than the sum of its parts
Oceanography

Oceanography

Professor Marc Frischer
Don your mask and snorkel and dive into oceanography! Start an aquarium, see plankton with your own eyes, or take part in a citizen science project. Whichever activity you choose, it’s bound to cause a splash!

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The tiny animal at the centre of the marine ecosystem
Astrophysics with Stacey Habergham-Mawsom

Astrophysics with Stacey Habergham-Mawsom

Stacey Habergham-Mawsom
Have a go at using the Liverpool Telescope from your home, and try out other space activities to see if astronomy is the career for you.

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101 things to see in space – and all from your living room
Molecular Biology and Big Data

Molecular Biology and Big Data

Dr Kim Hammond-Kosack
Become a plant detective and identify common plant diseases. Learn about plant genetics and diseases, and why Big Data is so vital.

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Saving plants from disease
Victorian Poetry

Victorian Poetry

Dr Simon Rennie
Uncover working-class Victorian poetry from the Lancashire cotton famine database, learn more about it and use it as inspiration to write your own poem.

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A working class hero is something to be
Forest Pathology and Entomology

Forest Pathology and Entomology

Dr Lori Eckhardt
Explore the trees, woodland and forest near you and use this resource to identify insects and plant diseases.

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Getting To The Root Of Pine Decline
Science Communication

Science Communication

Roger Bacon Scholars
Find out if you’re a good communicator and learn how to talk about complex ideas to non-scientists.

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Paid To Study, Research And Communicate Science
Hydrology

Hydrology

Dr Emile Elias
Explore unique resources from the Asombro Institute for Science Education, aimed at arming you with key information on climate change, the water cycle and agricultural systems.

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Learning To Live With Less Water
Geology

Geology

Dr Rónadh Cox
Discover how to measure objects that are just too big to put on a weighing scale, and use photogrammetry to make a 3D image of your friend!

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Can Storm Waves Move A Boulder As Heavy As Six Blue Whales?
Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

Dr Andrea Holmes
Discover nanotechnology and learn how to make artificial snow and a liquid crystal thermometer.

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Find. Identify. Act.
Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Dr Alex Copley
Find out whether seismology (the study of earthquakes) is for you and learn about an earthquake hot spot: Alaska

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Studying Earthquakes To Save Lives
Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Dr Christine Wekerle
Chris and her team have designed an app to help young people build on their resilience. Explore clinical psychology and find out what the contents of your pockets say about you!

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Finding Joy In An App
Optics and Photonics

Optics and Photonics

Dr Alexis Vogt
Almost all the technologies we use today are reliant on optics and photonics. Get a free DVD. Or, make your own telescope, light fountain and shimmering lens.

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The Future Is Bright With Optics
Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering

Dr Dave Hay
Tissue engineering and stem cell research are a relatively new science, offering exciting prospects for human health. Discover what stem cell research can do for us, and the effects of toxic chemicals on a beef liver.

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Growing Human Liver Cells In A Dish
Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Sarah McAnulty
Find out more about working in marine biology, how studying sea creatures can help us understand our own bodies, and test your local waterways with water testing kits.

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What Can We Learn From Bobtail Squid?
Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Dr Gerald Friedland
See if you can teach a computer to learn!

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The prediction game: The ever-evolving science of machine learning
Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture

Dr Chris Marble
Investigate the weeds in your garden!

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A red-blooded passion for the green-fingered
Marine Science

Marine Science

Dr Karyna Rosario
Find out more about the fascinating world of marine microbiology and watch Karyna deliver her TEDx Youth Talk.

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A virus that can actually save us from harm!
Plant Science

Plant Science

Dr Davide Bulgarelli
Research inspiring plant scientists and find out everything you need to know about the world of soil microbes!

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How can understanding plants and microorganisms help feed the world?
Marine Ecology

Marine Ecology

Dr Virginia Edgcomb
Find out all there is to know about the fascinating Expedition 360.

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Why is it important to study life in the deep sea and even below the seafloor?
Astronomy

Astronomy

Professor Tom Bania
Research electromagnetic radiation and astronomical telescopes!

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Aiming for the stars
Geography

Geography

Dr Michael Webber
How will our energy demands change over time?

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Interrogating the technopolitics of China’s waterways
Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

IDLES
How will our energy demands change over time?

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How do we prepare the UK for a zero carbon future?
Food Science

Food Science

Dr Gabriel Keith Harris
Get a feel for food science and find out why the Maillard reaction make chocolate chip cookies taste so good!

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The science behind the perfect cup of coffee
Wind Energy

Wind Energy

Dr Marianna Maiaru
Find out more about renewable energy with KidWind, and see if you can beat the Wind Turbine and Solar Structures challenges!

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What if we could repair wind turbines with aerospace engineering and computer science?
Engineering and Computing

Engineering and Computing

Professor Elena Gaura
Find out more about sustainable engineering and the amazing HEED project.

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How can we tackle energy poverty in refugee camps?
Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Lakxmi Subramanian
Tune into the Science Weekly podcast and dive into other similar activities for a taste of biochemistry.

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Why do we need to study chromosomes?
Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Darrel Baumgardner
Explore cloud seeding and other forms of geoengineering in greater depth.

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Make it rain: the science behind altering the weather
Lifelong Health

Lifelong Health

University of Surrey
Work in groups and see if you can pool your skills and expertise to survive a pandemic or life on a desert island.

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Five researchers working on lifelong health in very different ways
Sensor Engineering

Sensor Engineering

Professor Chang-Soo Kim
Find out about virtual summer camps!

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Sensor engineering gets to the root of problems with food production
Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Dr Michael Wolyniak
Conduct your own yeast genome research and explore the pros and cons of gene therapy.

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How can experiments with yeast genetics help make the perfect pint?
Genetics

Genetics

Professor Ann Matthysse
Carry out your own experiment and see what bacteria you can see on the vegetables in your shopping basket!

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How to remove harmful E.coli
Collaborative App Building

Collaborative App Building

Dr Susan Safford
Helping students to develop and apply maths skills to biology

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How to design a biology and maths app for students, by students
Sustainable Pest Control

Sustainable Pest Control

Dr Christian Nansen
Take on the role of a strawberry farmer and see how the Smart Spray app will help to manage your crops.

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The computer science undergrads helping farmers adopt sustainable farming practices
Respiration and photosynthesis

Respiration and photosynthesis

Katherine Willet
This lesson plan is aimed at Grade 9 in the US (Year 10 in the UK) and encourages students’ self-regulated learning skills to learn about respiration and photosynthesis.

You’ll also need this article:
Why thinking like a scientist helps students tackle real-life problems
Self-Regulated Learning

Self-Regulated Learning

Dr Erin Peters-Burton
Develop self-regulated learning skills through metacognitive questioning and self-reflection.

You’ll also need this article:
Why thinking like a scientist helps students tackle real-life problems
The School of Food

The School of Food

Dr Christian Nansen
Find out how looking at cabbages can teach graphs, data, research, imperial and metric units, proteins, vitamins, maps, cooking and nutrition,…and then make some cabbage muffins!

You’ll also need this article:
The School of Food
Engineering and Physical Sciences

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Helen Bridle
Play the Bacteria Combat and Superbugs games to learn more about antimicrobial resistance and why it is a global health issue

You’ll also need this article:
What if we could develop a sensor that can detect pollutants like heavy metals?
Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

Dr April Ulery
Wonder at the amazing world of agricultural science with these interactive activities.

You’ll also need this article:
Can the agricultural sciences tackle inequality?
Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Dr Dan Flippo
Take a virtual tour of Dr Dan Fippo’s 2050 Robotics Lab and get a feel for boundless possibilities in engineering

You’ll also need this article:
Using mechanically engineered robots to feed the world
Astronomy

Astronomy

National Astronomy Consortium
Take a trip into space with these star-studded National Radio Astronomy Observatory activities

You’ll also need this article:
“Good mentors don’t just try to recreate you in their image; they give you the tools necessary to achieve your own goals”
Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics

Dr Matthew Redshaw
Test your knowledge of Einstein’s theory of relativity and be inspired by the beauty of maths and physics equations.

You’ll also need this article:
Does E really equal MC squared?
Volcanology and Geology

Volcanology and Geology

Professor Stephen Self
Experience life as a volcanologist and keep an eye on Taal, which erupted in the Philippines in January 2020.

You’ll also need this article:
Volcanology and geology: an explosion of possibilities
Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Alan Goddard
Find out if you can create a super yeast and help Dr Alan Goddard with his research along the way.

You’ll also need this article:
Could yeast and bacteria replace fossil fuels?
Plant Diseases and Pests

Plant Diseases and Pests

Professor Xiangming Xu | Dr Michelle Fountain
Use your skills as a budding plant biologist to figure out how to reduce pests and plant diseases naturally and with technology.

You’ll also need this article:
What if we stopped using pesticides?
Immunology

Immunology

Professor János G Filep
Play the Immune Defence game and see how the white blood cells fare against pathogens.

You’ll also need this article:
Ensuring inflammation does more good than harm
Molecular Plant Biology

Molecular Plant Biology

Dr Charlotte Kirchhelle
Grow your own sunflowers and find out how they change their shape to survive in the dark.

You’ll also need this article:
Short and bushy, long and spindly: how plants make their shapes
Complement Biology

Complement Biology

Dr Kevin Marchbank
Explore the ethics of animal testing and turn your classroom into a clinical trial

You’ll also need this article:
How mice can reveal the secrets of rare diseases
Earthquakes and the Carbon Cycle

Earthquakes and the Carbon Cycle

Professor Robert Hilton
Explore the power of landslides and discover the role they play in the carbon cycle.

You’ll also need this article:
The role of earthquakes in burying carbon for good
Slow Slip Events

Slow Slip Events

Dr Ake Fagereng
Join the crew on the research vessel JOIDES Resolution and discover the awesome power of silent earthquakes.

You’ll also need this article:
Taking to the seas to discover how the Earth’s surface moves
Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Prof Shujun Li | Dr Jason Nurse
Find out how to beat the cybercriminals with these awesome cyber security activities.

You’ll also need this article:
How to beat the cybercriminals and stay safe online
Geochemistry

Geochemistry

Prof Jamie Wilkinson
Create your very own rock cycle with melting chocolate and start your journey into the world of geology.

You’ll also need this article:
Magma detectives: studying volcanic arcs to find valuable minerals in earth’s crust
Biogerontology

Biogerontology

Dr Jennifer Tullet
Be a biogerontologist for the day and work out how different model organisms, like the nematode worm, can help scientists with their research

You’ll also need this article:
What can worms tell us about ageing in humans?
Economics

Economics

Professor Sayantan Ghosal
Play your hand at being an economist with this ‘understanding poverty’ card game and other awesome resources.

You’ll also need this article:
An economist’s guide to understanding poverty
Silent Earthquakes

Silent Earthquakes

Dr Rebecca Bell
Get a feel for geology and conduct your own “silent earthquake” experiment.

You’ll also need this article:
The slow and silent earthquakes that are shaking up seismology
Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics

Dr Fabio Costa
Many of you will have tossed a coin, but what about a quantum coin? See if you have what it takes to be a quantum physicist with these wonderful quantum activities.

You’ll also need this article:
Forgot everything you thought you knew
Wireless Communications

Wireless Communications

Dr De Mi
Find out what it means to be on the cusp of a new era in broadcasting with these brilliant electrical and electronic engineering activities.

You’ll also need this article:
Why a new era of broadcasting will change the world as we know it
Integrated Land Management

Integrated Land Management

Professor Davy McCracken
Imagine yourself in the shoes of a tech-savvy, upland hill farmer with these fun activities.

You’ll also need this article:
The only way is up: why hill farming is embracing technology
Massive Machine-Type Communications And The Internet Of Things

Massive Machine-Type Communications And The Internet Of Things

Dr Zilong Liu
Take a peek at the future by exploring the world of massive machine-type communications and Internet-of-Things

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Biosecurity

Biosecurity

ADBCAP
Get a better understanding of biosecurity and help stop the spread of animal diseases with these awesome ADBCAP resources

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Energy Storage

Energy Storage

Prof Jenny Pringle
Try your hand at being a chemist and make a battery with a lemon and other simple household ingredients

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Geomatics

Geomatics

Dr Stephan Winter
Find out whether you’re any good at giving directions and discover a world of fascinating facts with the National Geographic MapMaker Interactive.

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Talking maps
Immunology

Immunology

Prof Deborah Dunn-Walters
Put yourself in the shoes of an immunologist and learn fascinating facts about how our immune system works

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Making ill health in old age a thing of the past
Earth Dynamics

Earth Dynamics

Professor Zheng-Ziang Li
Try this explosive experiment and make your very own volcano, and find out what it’s like to be a geologist.

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Movers and shakers: using supercomputers to understand how supercontinents form and drift apart
Plant Science

Plant Science

Professor Margaret Barbour | Richard Harwood
Make your own 3D model of a chickpea plant leaf or take a virtual tour of the first university botanical garden in the world.

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Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour

Dr Kohyar Kiazad
Discover the benefits and history of organisational behaviour, which was used in the 1930s to find out how to improve productivity in factories.

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Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves

The GrEAT Network
Ignite your passion for space science with the Black Hole Hunter and Space Time Quest games.

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Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Dr Leigh Orf
Watch Leigh’s collection of jaw-dropping tornado videos and try out a simple experiment in atmospheric pressure.

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Microplastics

Microplastics

Professor Jay Brandes | Dodie Sanders
Get involved with marine science and help the planet to boot with these international citizen science projects.

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Gravitational Astrophysics

Gravitational Astrophysics

Dr Paul Lasky
Make a model of a black hole, and find out how to get involved in astronomy with these awesome citizen science projects.

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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Terri Camesano
Antibiotic resistance is a major issue. Take a look at these videos and fact sheets to find out why; and discover what it’s like to be a chemical engineer with chemical engineering activities.

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Theoretical Chemistry

Theoretical Chemistry

Dr Mark Tuckerman
Theoretical chemists need to know how to code so start by learning the basics in Python – and use simple chemistry to make potato, salt water and lemon clocks!

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Fuel cells: A new way to power the world
Digital Technology and Mental Health

Digital Technology and Mental Health

Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos
Test your skills at spotting fake news, play the Fairness Top Trumps card game and see if the computer model of Barack Obama’s head fools you!

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Operations Research

Operations Research

Professor Larry Snyder
If you enjoy logic puzzles, you’ll love Larry’s logic-tastic activity sheet! Create a supply chain to survive a zombie apocalypse, test your skills in the Root Beer Game and solve the Travelling Salesman Problem.

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Marine Geoscience

Marine Geoscience

Professor Bram Murton
Follow Bram into the depths of the ocean: explore careers in marine geoscience, visit the National Oceanographic Centre and follow the adventures of Boaty McBoatface, an autonomous underwater vehicle.

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Glaciology

Glaciology

Dr Ellyn Enderlin
Explore glaciology with Ellyn: make your own ‘glacier goo’, check out a glacier simulation tool to see the effects of climate change and play the penguin game.

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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Chris Jones
Start thinking like a chemical engineer and develop a problem-solving product; investigate carbon dioxide and discover more about acids and bases.

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Self-Organising Particle Systems

Self-Organising Particle Systems

Dr Andréa Richa
Explore the rules of swarm behaviour, think about what swarm robots could be used for in your local area and write an algorithm for making toast!

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Nucleur Physics

Nucleur Physics

Dr Jacek Dobaczewski
Explore nuclear physics using LEGO or watch a TEDEd video to learn more about nuclear structure.

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Oceanography

Oceanography

Professor Marc Frischer
Don your mask and snorkel and dive into oceanography! Start an aquarium, see plankton with your own eyes, or take part in a citizen science project. Whichever activity you choose, it’s bound to cause a splash!

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Astrophysics with Stacey Habergham-Mawsom

Astrophysics with Stacey Habergham-Mawsom

Stacey Habergham-Mawsom
Have a go at using the Liverpool Telescope from your home, and try out other space activities to see if astronomy is the career for you.

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Molecular Biology and Big Data

Molecular Biology and Big Data

Dr Kim Hammond-Kosack
Become a plant detective and identify common plant diseases. Learn about plant genetics and diseases, and why Big Data is so vital.

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Victorian Poetry

Victorian Poetry

Dr Simon Rennie
Uncover working-class Victorian poetry from the Lancashire cotton famine database, learn more about it and use it as inspiration to write your own poem.

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Forest Pathology and Entomology

Forest Pathology and Entomology

Dr Lori Eckhardt
Explore the trees, woodland and forest near you and use this resource to identify insects and plant diseases.

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Science Communication

Science Communication

Roger Bacon Scholars
Find out if you’re a good communicator and learn how to talk about complex ideas to non-scientists.

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Hydrology

Hydrology

Dr Emile Elias
Explore unique resources from the Asombro Institute for Science Education, aimed at arming you with key information on climate change, the water cycle and agricultural systems.

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Geology

Geology

Dr Rónadh Cox
Discover how to measure objects that are just too big to put on a weighing scale, and use photogrammetry to make a 3D image of your friend!

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Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

Dr Andrea Holmes
Discover nanotechnology and learn how to make artificial snow and a liquid crystal thermometer.

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Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Dr Alex Copley
Find out whether seismology (the study of earthquakes) is for you and learn about an earthquake hot spot: Alaska

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Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Dr Christine Wekerle
Chris and her team have designed an app to help young people build on their resilience. Explore clinical psychology and find out what the contents of your pockets say about you!

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Optics and Photonics

Optics and Photonics

Dr Alexis Vogt
Almost all the technologies we use today are reliant on optics and photonics. Get a free DVD. Or, make your own telescope, light fountain and shimmering lens.

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Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering

Dr Dave Hay
Tissue engineering and stem cell research are a relatively new science, offering exciting prospects for human health. Discover what stem cell research can do for us, and the effects of toxic chemicals on a beef liver.

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Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Sarah McAnulty
Find out more about working in marine biology, how studying sea creatures can help us understand our own bodies, and test your local waterways with water testing kits.

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Education and Career Resources

ICSE
The International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE) aims to improve STEM education across Europe through practice-related research and its transfer into practice. ICSE publishes free classroom materials in the form of Quarterly Problems four times a year.

Sci4Ubuntu
Sci4Ubuntu is on a mission to humanise science through community-based research, science communication, engagement and education in South Africa.
Scientistt
Scientistt is a unique networking platform for researchers. Its primary aim is to foster collaboration, help researchers generate ideas and prevent duplication of effort.
4-H Canada
For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected youth organisations in Canada. It is an organisation of over 24,000 youth members, aged 6 to 25, and 7,600 volunteers across the country.
Organization of the Biological Field Stations
The Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) helps member stations increase their effectiveness in supporting critical research, education and outreach programmes.
The European Geosciences Union
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe. It provides teachers with CPD workshops and other teaching resources.
All About STEM
All About STEM have it all! STEM events, resources, activities, STEM ambassadors, STEM clubs, CREST Awards, apprenticeship and careers support… and they run The Big Bang North West in the UK!
My Career Options
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Asombro Institute
Asombro Institute for Science Education is a non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing natural science literacy through place-based education.
Skype a Scientist
Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world. Find out how to book a Skype session with one of over 2,000 scientists.
Amazing Apprenticeships
Amazing Apprenticeships works with the UK Government to provide information on UK apprenticeships.
STEM Learning
STEM Learning offers free teaching resources, CPD, talks with STEM ambassadors and bursaries. Although UK-based, many of its resources are relevant worldwide.
National Science Teachers Association
NSTA promotes excellence in science teaching. Primarily US-based, its teaching and CPD resources are relevant worldwide.
WISE
WISE (Women into Science and Engineering) campaigns for gender balance in science, tech and engineering, and has lots of resources for young women and teachers.
National Schools’ Observatory
Register with NSO for free to access the world’s largest fully-robotic telescope and learn all about the Universe with their extensive web resources.
Scientix
Scientix is a free-to-access community for science education in Europe, funded by the European Union’s Research and Innovation Directorate.
Curious Minds
Curious Minds and its Participatory Science Platform encourages young people, teachers, schools and researchers to work together to create a Nation of Curious Minds.

ICSE
The International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE) aims to improve STEM education across Europe through practice-related research and its transfer into practice. ICSE publishes free classroom materials in the form of Quarterly Problems four times a year.

Sci4Ubuntu
Sci4Ubuntu is on a mission to humanise science through community-based research, science communication, engagement and education in South Africa.
Scientistt
Scientistt is a unique networking platform for researchers. Its primary aim is to foster collaboration, help researchers generate ideas and prevent duplication of effort.
4-H Canada
For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected youth organisations in Canada. It is an organisation of over 24,000 youth members, aged 6 to 25, and 7,600 volunteers across the country.
Organization of the Biological Field Stations
The Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) helps member stations increase their effectiveness in supporting critical research, education and outreach programmes.
The European Geosciences Union
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe. It provides teachers with CPD workshops and other teaching resources.
All About STEM
All About STEM have it all! STEM events, resources, activities, STEM ambassadors, STEM clubs, CREST Awards, apprenticeship and careers support… and they run The Big Bang North West in the UK!
My Career Options
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Curious Minds
Curious Minds and its Participatory Science Platform encourages young people, teachers, schools and researchers to work together to create a Nation of Curious Minds.
Asombro Institute
Asombro Institute for Science Education is a non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing natural science literacy through place-based education.
Skype a Scientist
Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world. Find out how to book a Skype session with one of over 2,000 scientists.
Amazing Apprenticeships
Amazing Apprenticeships works with the UK Government to provide information on UK apprenticeships.
STEM Learning
STEM Learning offers free teaching resources, CPD, talks with STEM ambassadors and bursaries. Although UK-based, many of its resources are relevant worldwide.
National Science Teachers Association
NSTA promotes excellence in science teaching. Primarily US-based, its teaching and CPD resources are relevant worldwide.
WISE
WISE (Women into Science and Engineering) campaigns for gender balance in science, tech and engineering, and has lots of resources for young women and teachers.
National Schools’ Observatory
Register with NSO for free to access the world’s largest fully-robotic telescope and learn all about the Universe with their extensive web resources.
Scientix
Scientix is a free-to-access community for science education in Europe, funded by the European Union’s Research and Innovation Directorate.