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Biology Week in Schools

Biology Week is a great opportunity to encourage enthusiasm for biology in and around the curriculum. Here are some ways you can get involved.

Come along to a Biology Week event, or run your own

 

Our Biology Week 2018 calendar is jam packed full of events across the UK and beyond. Find out what is happening near you.

This year's Biology Week debate at the Royal Institution - Can A.I. save the world? was live-streamed from the event, and is now available to watch back. The content is suitable for GCSE and A-level biology pupils.

We have also put together event guides to help support you in running an event to celebrate Biology Week.

Find inspiration and guidance on the different types of event to run, how to promote your event and more:

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Classroom quizzes

 

Do you know your Wilson from your Crick? Your endocrinology from your entomology? Test your knowledge with our secondary school PowerPoint quizzes for ages 13-15 ad 16-18, (answers in the slide notes):

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Enter our BioArtAttack competition

 

Get creative with your class and put together a BioArtAttack!

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What is a BioArtAttack? 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.

Open to all ages, with submissions open from the 5th September and until 14th October.

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

Get your class voting for the UK's favourite flower

 

Our annual poll is now closed, keep an eye out for the winner of the UK's favourite flower, and in the meantime, check out more information and resources on the topic. We've put together factfiles and classroom resources for use in primary and secondary schools:

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See the results of last year's poll on UK Trees.

#iamabiologist: when biologists take over twitter

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Invite a biologist or speaker to deliver a talk at your school, have a look at what other schools got up to during Biology Week in previous years, and find out about careers in the biosciences that your students may not have considered using #iamabiologist.

Tell us about your activities!

We always love to hear what teachers and schools do to celebrate Biology Week, and the effort put in never ceases to impress us!

Let us know what you have planned via twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or by emailing us. Remember to use #BiologyWeek so we can see how your event goes!

Further resources

 

RSB free activity resources: downloadable resources ready to print and use

British Society for Immunology resources: including malaria teaching resources, information on immunology and even a secret life of snot activity

Science and Plants for Schools: interviews with scientists and resources for science practicals for primary and secondary students

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry: interactive content for ages 5-18 arranged by topic or by age range

BioMed Central: Quizzes and blog posts on bioengineering, ocean life, sustainable systems and more

The Wellcome Trust: educational resources and projects for schools, as well as professional development opportunities

Biology Teaching and Learning Resources: presentations, short answer questions and videos for GCSE students.

 

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