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