Museum of the Dead
Feb12

Museum of the Dead

The Open University have created a fun little resource called the Museum of the Dead. Venture inside and behold the tombs of creatures who became extinct in the 2010s; read the tales of their demise and discover which poor soul could be next if humankind continues to destroy biodiversity… Via the site, the OU is trying to provoke discussions on species loss, conservation and extinction as well as entertain.  There are also links...

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ABPI Science and Medicine Resources
Feb02

ABPI Science and Medicine Resources

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is the trade association for more than 75 companies in the UK producing prescription medicines. Its member companies research, develop, manufacture and supply more than 80 per cent of the medicines prescribed through the National Health Service (NHS). The ABPI Resources for Schools website provides curriculum related resources for use by teachers and their pupils. The...

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Google Body Browser
Dec18

Google Body Browser

This is something I have been waiting ages to see. I love Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Moon etc. But there was nothing for a biologist like me. I remember asking on Twitter in October if there would ever be a Google Maps for the human body. And now there is. Google Body browser. Google Body gives you a fully-explorable 3D body. You can move about, zoom in, like you can in Google Earth. And it’s fast – very responsive...

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Practical Biology
Nov29

Practical Biology

Not an ICT or IWB resource as such, but with my PGCE Biology hat on this is an excellent resource for all Science teachers. Practical Biology provides teachers of biology at all levels (Ks3-5) with experiments that demonstrate a wide range of biological concepts and processes. Each practical may be used alone or as a starting-point for open-ended investigations or enhancement activities, such as clubs or open-day events. Experiments...

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The BioEthics Education Project
Nov24

The BioEthics Education Project

The BioEthics Education project website is an interactive website and virtual learning environment for secondary school science teachers and their students. It is a teaching resource developed to highlight the moral, ethical, social, economic, environmental and technological implications and applications of biology. It covers topics such as: Genes, DNA and Reproduction, Genetic Technology, Human Health, Environmental Ethics, Animal...

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The History of Vaccines
Oct04

The History of Vaccines

Here’s a site that will be of interest to GCSE and A Level Biology teachers. The History of Vaccines is an informational, educational website created by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest professional society in the United States. The College has created The History of Vaccines to provide a chronicle of the history of vaccination, from the time before Edware Jenner, to the defeat of polio in the Western...

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Pocket Heart and Anatomy
Oct04

Pocket Heart and Anatomy

I wrote on twitter at the weekend wondering why there isn’t a Google Earth-style application for the body. With all the information and imagery at Google’s disposal I’d love to be able to take a tour around the body and it would be excellent for Biology teachers. I then received a tweet pointing me towards an application called Pocket Anatomy for the iPhone and iPad which is almost there. Although not free like...

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The Great Plant Hunt
Jan22

The Great Plant Hunt

To mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, commissioned and funded by the Wellcome Trust, has created The Great Plant Hunt. This project will encourage Primary school children to explore the natural world around them and join other schools in the biggest ever school science project. The Great Plant Hunt invites primary school children to follow in the footsteps of Darwin by going on...

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Swine Flu Resources
Apr28

Swine Flu Resources

I’m grateful to Tre Greer on Twitter for bringing to my attention this interesting resource for teaching about flu epidemics from the Centre of the Cell in London. With Swine Flu / Hamthrax / Parmageddon in the news right now, it’s quite timely. Although based on Bird Flu it is very relevant to the current stories in the news about Swine Flu which is causing concern. While the stories are a little worrying, the media are...

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