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Welcome to the Royal Society of Biology's page, with three easy experiments you can do at home!

If you are feeling crafty, be sure to enter our BioArtAttack competition - see details below.

Sir David Attenborough: biology changing the world | Zone 3: Scientists At Work

Sir David Attenborough, world famous naturalist and broadcaster, discusses a wide range of topics, from what originally sparked his interest in the natural world, how to become a science communicator, to the increasingly important role biologists play in the 21st century.

BioArtAttack 2020 | Zone 1: the world around us

Get creative and submit an entry for our BioArtAttack competition! 

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Your entry can be anything from drawings and sculptures to models and collages of any scale. The piece of art created can be entered by an individual or as a group, including classes, lab groups or any group of biology enthusiasts.

Anything and everything creative is eligible for submission, just send us photos of your masterpieces.

To find out more and how to enter, check out our BioArtAttack webpage.

How do butterflies drink? | Zone 1: the world around us

Have you ever wondered why insects like butterflies have long, thin mouth parts? Find out more about how butterflies drink using our easy to follow experiment.

Test your knowledge!

Once complete, test your knowledge with our downloadable worksheet

Why do slugs and snails need slime? | Zone 1: the world around us

You can make your own slime and learn all about how slugs and snails move upside down and up the sides of your fences and walls.

Test your knowledge!

Once complete, test your knowledge with our downloadable worksheet.

Why do leaves change colour in Autumn? | Zone 1: the world around us

Set up your own chromatography lab and explore why leaves change colour in the autumn from green to red and yellow.

Test your knowledge!

Once complete, test your knowledge with our downloadable worksheet.

Ask a Biologist video series | Zone 2: Broadening Your Horizons

RSB Members and Fellows answer key questions posed to them whilst at New Scientist Live 2017. From how do our brain cells communicate to how can we feed nine billion people, these experts are here to tell all in this video series.

 

Biology Impacting Lives video series | Zone 2: Broadening Your Horizons

The Royal Society of Biology and ITN Productions Industry News have co-produced a news and current affairs-style programme 'Biology Impacting Lives', reporting on advances in biological sciences and the crucial impact they have on our everyday lives.

This playlist features videos from a whole host of biosciences organisations exploring how their research and work, from ecology to biochemistry, impacts the world around us, sometimes in ways we don't even recognise.

Addressing Global Challenges video series | Zone 2: Broadening Your Horizons

The Royal Society of Biology has partnered with ITN Productions to launch ‘Addressing Global Challenges,’ exploring the breadth and depth of the biosciences that brings to life the diverse work of researchers worldwide.

Videos in this series include interviews with scientists, policymakers, politicians and sector leaders, telling stories that span the globe.

Find out more

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