Further resources and activities on health and climate change
In addition to publishing Big Picture, the Wellcome Trust funds many other activities to support learning. The topic of climate change stimulates interdisciplinary interest and much debate across the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Research topic guides containing key facts and questions on subjects such as nanotechnology and stem cell research. Additional sources and further reading on each topic are also provided. Debating Science Issues is a debating competition that invites young people to debate the cultural, societal and ethical implications of advances in biomedical science.
Great for: 16–19
Acclaimed topic guides on contemporary issues related to health, medicine and science, to support innovative and engaging debate in sixth forms and colleges.
Great for: 16–19
A free X Factor-style online event in which students vote for their favourite scientist. The event is supported by teaching materials including lesson plans, information sheets and interactive quizzes. You can also download debate kits from the website or browse the library of links and study support tools to learn more about the topics covered.
Great for: 11–14, 14–16
How does maths affect our health in real life? Use these multimedia packs to understand the real-world context of mathematics in biomedicine, including the economics of health.
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!
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.