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Explorify have released a specially curated set of activities for primary schools in the lead up to the Great Science Share on 19 June. The campaign encourages pupils to take the lead and showcase school science across the UK.
Our report, Developing great subject teaching, finds that UK teachers are less likely to participate in subject-specific continuing professional development (CPD), even though it is more beneficial than generic, pedagogic CPD.
In this edition, we put the spotlight on the science of learning. We've also launched two new funding schemes in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation which support research to improve science education and teacher retention.
We’ve launched Explorify, an exciting programme of free activities for UK primary school teachers to spark curiosity, develop thinking skills and increase impact.
We're supporting five new informal science learning projects. The projects will help to increase understanding of how informal science learning activities affect children and young people’s enjoyment and understanding of science.
Our new funding scheme supports researchers who want to explore the best ways to assess students’ practical science skills. The research will be used to inform our recommendations for future GCSE and A-level reform.
We've developed resources to help teachers and students when thinking about ethics and extended project qualifications.
We're working with the BBC on The Big Food Survey, encouraging students to get involved in the UK’s biggest ever food and health survey for 12 and 13 year olds.
The Crunch school resources kits are being delivered to every school and further education college in the UK, and they're completely free.
The Zika virus appears to have emerged out of nowhere, causing widespread health concerns throughout the world after decades of relative silence.
Watch our new animation to explore why has this occurred now, and what can be done to prevent it from happening again.
Fat is a word that carries a lot of weight, conjuring up topics as diverse as obesity, hibernation, what we eat and how we cook it.
In our January issue of Big Picture, we get to grips with the greasy world of fats and lipids to find out what they do, not just inside us and other organisms, but also in the world around us.
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