Simon Langton school students on an MBP2 day for Authentic Biology

Further resources and activities on statistics in science

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 using and understanding data

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, such as epidemics and risk.
Great for: 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

In the Zone

You’ll need to apply maths skills to analyse the data generated from a wealth of specific age-related activities that explore human physiology, using the In the Zone kits sent to all schools in spring 2012. Go online to compare your data with other schools.
Great for: 57, 711, 1114, 1416, 1619, projects

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 of the 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.

Lead image:

Authentic Biology

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Number Crunching’ in June 2013 and reviewed and updated in May 2014.

Statistics and maths
Number Crunching
Education levels:
5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19, Independent research projects, Undergraduate, Continuing professional development