Resources for teachers
Below is a list of useful links to teaching resources relevant to genetics developed by other organisations:
- Oxford Sparks is an online resource that opens a window on all Oxford University's scientific research, including opportunities to hear the stories of individual researchers, fun animations and a useful compilation of online projects developed by other organisations.
- The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has developed a comprehensive website, yourgenome.org, full of engaging information for the general public. It has a section dedicated to material for teachers.
- SchoolScience is an online resource supported by Research Councils UK
- I'm a scientist - get me out of here is an online discussion in which school students fire questions at researchers and get to vote for their favourite. The site also hosts numerous useful supporting documents that teachers can use to promote debate in the classroom on issues such as IVF and drugs in sport.
- The Great Plant Hunt (for primary schools) and Survival Rivals (for secondary schools) are resources developed as part of the Darwin 200 anniversary by Kew Gardens and the Wellcome Trust.
- The Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC) offers a variety of activities for schools.
- Cancer Research UK carries a variety of materials to help teachers discuss cancer in the classroom.
- London's Science Museum has a rich set of online resources supporting its Who Am I? gallery, including its interactive inheritance game Thingdom.
- London's Natural History Museum supports a variety of online resources.
- Nature magazine has developed a Toolkit of recent research projects that provide evidence of Darwin's theory of natural selection.
- The Nuffield Council on Bioethics offers resources on ethical issues in medicine and biology.
- The Virtual Genetics Education Centre at the University of Leicester does what it says on the tin.
- The UK Association of Science and Discovery Centres has developed a national project called Hands-On DNA, which continues to be delivered through a network of science centres.
- DNA to Darwin is a website aimed at 16-19 year olds, looking at the molecular evidence for evolution.
- The science centre At-Bristol has developed online materials in support of its touring exhibition Inside DNA.
- The charity Genetic Disorders UK offers a varietu of educational resources for schools on its GenesAreUs website, helping students to understand the impact of genetic conditions.