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Engaging with young people forms part of the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Science in Society programme. We provide free teaching resources for primary & secondary school science education, & information on school-scientist links. Our objective is to enthuse & inspire young people about science; empowering them as future citizens to participate in public dialogue about science & to pursue science-based careers. Our school-scientist links & teaching resources enable & encourage researchers to engage with young people, teachers & education professionals, stimulating discussion about the cutting edge research we fund. BBSRC are one of 7 Research Councils that work together as Research Councils UK. We are funded by the Government's Department for Business, Innovation & Skills & support around 1600 scientists & 2000 research students in universities & institutes across the UK. For further information about our organisation visit
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  • Biofuels general presentation by BBSRC

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    Biofuels general presentation. What are biofuels? How can we produce biofuels? What are the advantages and disadvantages of biofuels? Powering the Future: Biofuels 1 Powering the Future: Biofuels What are biofuels? How can we produce biofu…

  • Activity 1C - Oil viscosity by BBSRC


    Activity 1C - Oil viscosity. By the end of the session students should be able to: • Explain the importance of identifying fuel viscosity. • Carry out viscosity tests on a variety of different fuels. • Evaluate the pros and cons of differe…

  • Seeds and plant growth discovery pack by BBSRC

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    Seeds and plant growth discovery pack. Designed to allow pupils, aged 5 to 12 years, to explore the world of seeds and plant growth. All the activities can be used to encourage children to care for and appreciate living things and to think…

  • Real bugs by BBSRC

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    Real bugs. Introducing students to the world of invertebrates through a range of activities. These cover a wide range of curriculum aspects, and lend themselves to the study of biodiversity from a variety of different perspectives. BACKGRO…

  • Easy PEAsy seed germination by BBSRC

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    Easy PEAsy seed germination. Germination and variables activity for 8 - 11 years. SCIENTISTS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS 1 The objective To determine which conditions are necessary for pea seed germination. The approach - let’s brainstorm! Ask ques…

  • The plant detective by BBSRC

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    The plant detective. An interactive presentation, suitable for Key Stage 2 (8-11 year olds) describing the different parts of a plant. The plant detective covers topics such as: Reproduction, Photosynthesis and Adaptation. - 1 - The Plant …

  • Pest control: organic vs conventional farming by BBSRC


    Pest control: organic vs conventional farming. Around one third of the food ever grown is destroyed by pests or pathogens. Part of the food security challenge is to grow food using less inputs, such pesticides. But there are relatively few…

  • Stem cells - science and ethics by BBSRC

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    Stem cells - science and ethics. This popular booklet has been revised to include up-to-date science together with consideration of the legal and ethical issues of research using stem cells. Designed primarily for post-16 students to use t…

  • Biogas Presentation and Activity by BBSRC

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    Biogas Presentation and Activity. Use this biogas presentation to learn more about biofuels and biogas. Powering the Future: Biofuels 1 Activity: Biogas Describe the features of a biogas generator Evaluate the pros and cons of biogas feeds…

  • Discovering DNA - the recipe of life by BBSRC

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    Discovering DNA - the recipe of life. Students can gain a basic understanding of the role of DNA within cells of the human body, and an appreciation that it is the uniqueness of their own DNA ‘recipes’ which makes them individuals. These

  • Minibeast discovery pack by BBSRC

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    Minibeast discovery pack. An activity booklet for 5-12 year olds. Through the activities suggested in this pack children are introduced to the world of invertebrates (minibeasts). glossary Abdomen The rear section of an insect’s body. It c…

  • Heart surgery and dissection by BBSRC

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    Heart surgery and dissection. Significant advances are being made in the materials and treatment available to treat cardiovascular disease and disorders alongside advanced computer modelling. While computer models enable students to see th…

  • Meet the gribbles! by BBSRC


    Meet the gribbles!. How could a tiny marine crustacean revolutionize biofuel production? A huge amount of energy is stored in woody biomass. But getting at it is harder than it sounds. The gribble is an amazing little critter: it's one of …

  • Photosynthesis explored by BBSRC

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    Photosynthesis explored. Fact sheet and investigation on the topic of photosynthesis suitable for 10 - 13 years. SCIENTISTS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS 1 Plants can make their own food which they use for energy to grow. Plants contain a green chemi…