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

Debating Science Issues

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

The Institute of Ideas: Debating Matters

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

I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!

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

Maths and Our Health

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

Fabulous images

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.

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 ‘Health and Climate Change’ in January 2009 and reviewed and updated in September 2014.

Statistics and maths, Ecology and environment, Careers, Biotechnology and engineering
Health and Climate Change
Education levels:
11–14, 14–16, 16–19, Continuing professional development