Further resources and activities on cells

As well as our ‘Big Picture’ content, the Wellcome Trust has funded many other organisations to produce the following activities and resources to engage and educate young people about cellular processes, the structure and function of organelles, and cell specialisation

Cell! Cell! Cell! Genetics in a Planetarium

Dive into the busy world of cells and genomes, with presentations and resources specifically designed for different age groups.

Great for: 1114, 1416, 1619

The Mobile Family Science Laboratory

Find exciting ideas for creative hands-on biomedical science experiments and activities, from a cell biology word-search to DNA templates and practical ideas for hands-on microbiology.

Great for: 1114, 1416, 1619

Your Genome

These age-appropriate and curriculum related animations and activities from the Sanger Institute will help students understand more about cells, from cell structure and organelles to pathogens and cancer.

Great for: 711, 1114, 1416, 1619

Authentic biology

Sixth-form students undertake original research projects with guidance from universities. A great way to pursue extended research projects and to understand what biomedical research involves.

Great for: 1619, projects

Fabulous images

Search the Wellcome Trust image library for images of different populations. Great for discussions, stimulating debate, lesson starters, research and more! Explore the Science for schools lightboxes for images specifically related to DNA.

Further high-quality resources

You can find a wealth of additional resources in the National STEM Centre e-library. Search by keyword and filter the results by age group, subject, type of resource etc. Explore the library to find topic lists and resources pre-selected to match curriculum areas or age groups.

For teachers and support staff

The Science Learning Centres provide a range of excellent continuing professional development (CPD) courses to help develop your career as a teacher, leader or member of support staff. Generous bursaries from Project ENTHUSE cover most costs of many courses delivered at the National Science Learning Centre in York, making this CPD easily affordable for those in mainstream education in the UK.

If you’d like support from colleagues, need advice on the latest developments, or just want to share your ideas, browse the National STEM Centre and join the online communities.

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘The Cell’ in May 2014 and reviewed and updated in September 2015.

Cell biology
The Cell
Education levels:
5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19, Independent research projects, Undergraduate, Continuing professional development