Secondary resources

Science teaching and learning materials for UK students aged 11–16 linked to the curriculum, with accessible resources to bring science to life through real-world challenges and careers links.

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Searching Ages 14-16


Explore the range of Photosynthesis knowledge organisers created for ages 11-14 and 14-16. Revise the how plants use glucose, testing for starch. the reactants and products of the chemical reaction and what affects the rate of photosynthesis.

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A scientist a day: Discover green careers

Introduce your students to green skills and a range of relatable professionals, highlighting careers that will help us build a greener future with this presentation. Use as a starter or plenary over a series of lessons to inspire your students into the STEM careers of tomorrow. 

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Image of primary aged boy using air resistance online experiment on a desktop computer.

Interactive science games

All the essential knowledge and need-to-know facts on topics in the science curriculum. Use to introduce a topic or to support students.

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Women and girls in science

Women have contributed to advances in all aspects of science, from computing, to medicine and astronomy. Inspire your students by celebrating discoveries made by women, and encourage them to consider a career in science themselves.

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Hydrocarbons as fuel

In this collection, your class will learn about hydrocarbons as a source of fuel, examining their molecular structure and the processes of fractional distillation and cracking. They will apply their knowledge by making and evaluating a biodiesel and exploring alternative options to fossil fuels. They’ll gain insight into careers in energy resourcing by encountering real people in their roles.

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Meet a health, safety, environment and carbon advisor

Use these resources to introduce your class to a real-life health, safety, environment and carbon advisor- a STEM role for non-science graduates. Use the job role card to understand the necessary skills and qualifications, discover Eirini's job-related preferences, and gain insight into her daily tasks.

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Making and evaluating a biodiesel challenge

In this real-world challenge, your class can apply their knowledge of hydrocarbons to make and evaluate biodiesel. Students will build their knowledge of traditional and alternative aviation fuels. Use the delivery guide and practical guide to prepare the experiments which students can take responsibility for using their logbooks. The skills checklists enable students to reflect on skills they have built.

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Hydrocarbons revision (GCSE Chemistry)

Build knowledge and check understanding of hydrocarbons with this knowledge organiser and ‘Check your learning’ activity sheet, featuring exam-style questions.

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Fractional distillation and cracking

During this lesson, your class will learn about the function and processes of fractional distillation and cracking of hydrocarbons. Use the How fractional distillation works worksheet to structure your student’s notes, plus the poster and summary to consolidate learning. Use the cracking activity sheet to check for understanding of that process.

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