Here are a few of our favourite science sites where you can find free resources or opportunities to bring in science talks and events to your school.
1. Science Live
This site is a great place to look for science presenters, shows and workshops for your school. You can search by region, theme and much more. There is also impartial reviews from teachers so you can see if they are any good. Check out the site and our 5 star reviews here. ScienceLive.net
2. Centre of the Cell
One of our recent finds, this site is brilliant if you are trying to find resources on cells and alternative / different careers in the health service. The website has games, interactive resources, case studies of patients, a cellpedia with explanations of everything to do with cells and curriculum links. You can also book to visit the Centre of the Cell centre in London! You can also follow them on twitter @CentreoftheCell
If you pick up the free metro newspaper (available on buses and trains), you may read a feature called MetroCosm which explains lots of physics stories such as space missions and nuclear physics. I know, tough going if you are reading it on the way to work in the morning. However the guy that writes and draws the feature (@Ben_Gilliland ) does a fab job of making it easy with simply pictures and explanations. CosmOnline is his website version of the articles and stories as well as resources and competitions for schools.
We also love this site as we are going to be a guest blogger for the site with our Physiology in Film blogs! These will explain anything physiology based that appears in a film, such as when Daniel Craig is poisoned with Digoxin in James Bond – Casino Royale.
4. Science Oxford & Science Oxford Next
If you are based on Oxford and the surrounding areas, these websites are for you. The provide STEM resources as well as run a public science centre. Our favourite part of their website is the LifeLab which is a careers resource for pupils to use to find different jobs in their favourite STEM subjects. There are profiles of real scientists and information on what they do, how they got there and how much they earn. You can also follow them on twitter @scienceoxford
This site is great resource which runs events several times a year where pupils have the opportunity to ask questions directly to scientists via a video link up. It is a bit like the X-Factor for scientists! All you have to do is visit the site and register for the next event. There are some great videos explaining how it all works and what it is all about. Follow them on twitter @imascientist
Ok, this is our own website and blog which you will probably already know about. BUT did you know we have a YouTube Channel called ClassroomMedicsTV ?
You can watch free videos on careers, science resources and post workshop activities for those that have used our workshops. We are constantly adding to the videos and have a lot of exciting plans for the next few months.
You will soon be able to download a PDF resource with lesson plans and links to videos from our main website. Keep an eye out for news on this! You can also leave us a comment below asking us to create a resource of video that explains something biological, medical, health or career related and we will see what we can do. (our twitter address is @classroommedics )
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