A list of resources that the Biochemical Society has supported in the past and helped develop, or resources produced by our sister societies and similar organizations.

Outreach and Public Engagement activities – A library of hands-on practical activities produced by the Biochemical Society, our partners and other organizations.

Practical Biology

Key Stages 3-5 (ages 11-18)This website is for teachers of biology in schools and colleges. It is a collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of biological concepts and processes.

[Key Stages 4-5 (ages 15-18) and above]

For Biology teachers in schools, colleges or universities. The site includes a resource library, a speaker database, and hosts a discussion list.

Science News for Schools – Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents and educators. 

School membership – Schools and colleges can become members through the SCAS scheme, with the Royal Society of Biology. 

MiSACmatters 50th Anniversary Articles – To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the Microbiology in Schools Advisory Committee (MiSAC) has produced a series of short illustrated articles, aimed at secondary school teachers and students, but of interest to a wider audience. To learn more about the amazing contributions of microbes to plant and animal health, and to maintaining the world around us, visit the link above.

Xplore Health – A European education program with educational videos and hands-on activities.

Gopher Science Labs – Hands on science days to facilitate learning for primary school children and to ease the transition into secondary school.

Ask for Evidence – This lesson plan from Sense About Science gives students aged 13-16 the opportunity to explore if the claims they see, hear and read are true, using evidence.

I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!  – A free event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists online. Your students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live chats. They ask the scientists anything they want, and vote for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public. Students see that scientists are normal people, learn that science lessons relate to real life, and become more enthused about science.

The Biochemical Basis of Biology – A three part series of videos produced by Portland Press in the 1980s on behalf of the Biochemical Society. Watch the videos and read commentaries from biochemists discussing how techniques have changed. View part onepart two and part three.