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Types of trips

There’s different ways of interacting with scientific research institutes, universities and science centres, each with their own benefits and limitations. They can be used differently for different year groups, topics …

Doing your own research

Perhaps you and your students have already been involved in a research project and want to try your hand at setting up your own. This can sound daunting, but thanks …

What next and Acknowledgments

What you can do next Free Digital Certificate of Achievement This is a Sponsored course, which means that learners can obtain a free Certificate once they become eligible. To be …

Summary of Week 3

In Week 3 we set you the task of creating your own genomics activity or lesson plan. First, we highlighted some of our favourite places to find resources and how …

Summary of week 2

In week 2, we looked at genomics beyond the biology classroom, including where it links to other subjects, how to discuss and highlight careers in genomics, and the benefits of …

Getting involved in university research

Most universities and academic institutions have public engagement departments, and lots might have the opportunity for teachers and students to get involved in research projects and activities. This can be …

Common misconceptions in genomics

Sometimes it is not always easy for students to grasp genomics concepts, and this can lead to misconceptions developing. Some of these misconceptions can have developed earlier on in their …

Running a science event at school

In addition to national science and health related days, science festivals and science engagement weeks are often targeted at schools, families and community groups to get involved in science activities. …

Big days in science

There are lots of science related national and international days that can serve as a perfect opportunity to bring some focus on genomics topics. “There are various dates throughout the …

Work experience

For students considering a career in science, work placement and insight can be a really valuable experience, offering a taste of what it could be like to work in a …

Hot topics and ethical issues

Aside from fundamental genomics, genomics applications and technologies often make the headlines. These might be discussions that link to your curricula, or that naturally come up from classroom discussions. For …

Why use Peer Review?

In the next set of steps, you will use the peer-review activity to get your design of an activity or a lesson plan reviewed and to review the work of …

Pre-genomic learning

Genomics is a fundamental of all biology and whilst the term may not be explicitly mentioned in some curricula it is there underpinning it. So why are we not talking …