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Further resources and activities on fat

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 fat

Genetics, Risk and Lifestyle: Can I Blame it On My Genes?

How do lifestyle choices affect our future health? This toolbox contains extensive resources on public health genetics – lesson plans, activities and presentations.

Great for: 5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19, projects

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: 5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19, projects

Philosophy for Children

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: 5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19, projects

Theatre of Debate

Plays and films of plays have been created to stimulate discussion and aid understanding about related topics. For example, Hungry considers how food and the ways people eat are intimately linked to factors such as poverty and wellbeing, while also impacting on the world we live in.

Great for: 5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19, projects

Further high-quality resources

Wellcome Trust initiative The Crunch has a wealth of activities, resources, films, plays and much more, linking our environment, nutrition and health. For all ages.

You can find more resources in the National STEM Centre eLibrary. Search by keyword and filter the results by age group, subject, type of resource, etc. Explore to find topic lists and resources selected to match curriculum areas or age groups.

Fabulous images

Search the Wellcome Images collection for images linked to fat. From the tab on the Wellcome Images homepage, explore the History for schools lightboxes for a fascinating insight into public health issues around the topic. Great for discussions, stimulating debate, lesson starters, research and more!

For teachers and support staff

The National Science Learning Network provides a range of excellent continuing professional development courses to help develop your career as a teacher, leader or member of support staff.

Lead image:

Sonny Abesamis/Flickr CC BY

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Fat’ in December 2015.

Genetics and genomics, Careers, History, Health, infection and disease
Fat, Thinking
Education levels:
5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19, Independent research projects, Continuing professional development