Life sciences and medicine resources

Our life science resources are designed by academic and professional staff from The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

Ranging from biology curriculum topics to academic enrichment, and information about studying and working in healthcare.

Suitable for multiple age groups

  • Visit Live with Scientists for talks, interviews and blog articles by scientists from The University of Manchester, who want to make a difference in the way science is communicated. It has a focus on life sciences including pharmacology, psychology and immunology.
  • EnquiringScience4All provides guidance on progression in curriculum topics, supporting us to think about how enquiry develops across the primary and secondary school. It was developed in collaboration with teachers from the north-west of England.
  • Learn about the scientific investigation of Manchester Mummy 1770.
  • Our Biology, Medicine and Health YouTube channel introduces the different courses and research at the Faculty.
  • Our undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty have written blogs which will be of interest to anyone considering further study in the field.
  • #IMADEIT is a YouTube channel featuring students and graduates from the Faculty sharing their experiences and top tips.
  • Our partner, The Brilliant Club has online video presentations on a range of science subject areas including virology, psychology and chemistry. The resources are suitable for 14-18 year olds.
  • Scrubbed up is a new website created by our medicine students for aspiring medics. It has lots of useful advice, vlogs and guides that address common concerns.
  • Take a Bite out of Climate Change at home is a great resource for pupils to learn about how we can eat more sustainably. It includes worksheets and videos from researchers discussing the topics.
  • Share this public healthcare resource with students wanting to learn more about public health as a career option.

Primary

  • Access our Great Science Share resources and inspiration page for activities, ideas and CPD, all related to science teaching and learning. 
  • The Children’s University of Manchester has interactive modules on Ancient Egypt, Textiles, Teeth and Eating, Student Life and Words. We will shortly have pdf versions of the other modules as Adobe Flash no longer exists.
  • Learning with Lucy is a global campaign to educate primary school children about the critically endangered lemur leaf frog. It includes an activity booklet about animal habitats.
  • Science4families offers primary teachers and families activity ideas for how to learn science together, in engaging, fun and inspirational way.
  • The Science and Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub (SEERIH) have a library of resources and information for KS2 science teachers.
  • Our PhD researcher Jess has produced a video introducing psychology to young learners.
  • The Thinking Cap online workshop was created by neuroscientists, museum staff, and artists and includes videos, quizzes, worksheets and a creative activity that can be run by teachers in school or by parents at home. It covers how the brain works, how to protect your brain and mental health, hats and creativity. You will need to complete a form to access the workshop.

Secondary

  • Our 20-minute challenges introduce young people to a range of subject areas, including physics and biology in a fun and engaging way.
  • Fly Facility uses fruit flies as a modern teaching tool for science teachers. Resources are available in English, Spanish and Turkish.
  • Discover the history of Medicine with this digital learning resource for KS4, as well as anyone curious about Manchester’s healthcare past.
  • Double Helix History explores how DNA sequencing for a family tree might change the way we think about ourselves and the past.
  • Our Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health has a number of educational resources for teachers.

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