Image from the Cell! Cell! Cell! show

Further resources and activities on proteins

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 proteins

Cell! Cell! Cell! Genetics in a Planetarium

Look out for the planetarium-style show or download amazing activities that will support understanding of the importance of proteins from cells to synthesis.

Great for: 1114, 1416, 1619

The Mobile Family Science Laboratory

Download resources to support understanding about the organelles involved in protein synthesis.

Great for: 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

Your Genome

Animations and resources from the Sanger Institute will help students understand the process of protein synthesis.

Great for: 1619

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:

Cell! Cell! Cell! Genetics in a Planetarium

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Proteins’ in January 2014 and reviewed and updated in May 2014.

Health, infection and disease
Education levels:
5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19, Independent research projects, Undergraduate, Continuing professional development