Further resources and activities on drug development
As well as our ‘Big Picture’ content, the Wellcome Trust has funded many other organisations that produce the following activities and resources to engage and educate young people about the part pharmaceuticals play in modern life
A classroom debate for 13-to-16-year-olds that explores the ethical implications of using drugs for cognitive enhancement, with downloadable teachers pack.
Great for: 14–16
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: 16–19, projects
This resource describes a sequence of ideas to engage students in discussion about the social and ethical aspects of scientific advances. Adapt the scheme to suit different age groups.
Great for: 11–14, 14–16, 16–19
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 and so on. Explore the library to find topic lists and resources pre-selected to match curriculum areas or age groups.
For teachers and support staff
The National Science Learning Centre provides 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.
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