Teaching resources

Bring the wonder of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES into your classroom with our range of teaching resources for primary and secondary age students.

Investigating fibre optic cables

Activity for students aged 14-16 that takes about 60 minutes of class time

Sending sound electronically

Activity for students aged 11-16 that takes about 60 minutes of class time

Rocket fuel

Enhance chemistry lessons for 11-14 and 14-16 year olds on combustion, carbon chains, or chemical formulae with short (10-30 minutes), medium (30-60 minutes), or long (60+ minutes) activities investigating the properties of RP-1 rocket fuel.

Bones in space

Enhance biology lessons for 11-14 and 14-16 year olds on the skeleton, physics lessons on structural strength, or chemistry lessons on calcium with short (10-30 minutes), medium (30-60 minutes) and long (60+ minutes) activities.

Tardigrades

Enhance biology lessons for 11-14 and 14-16 year olds on DNA damage and repair or physics lessons on the danger of radiation with short (10-30 minutes), medium (30-60 minutes) and long (60+ minutes) activities.

exomars rover

Choosing materials for robots

Activity for students aged 11-14 that takes about 60 minutes of class time

Exploring reflection using Pepper's Ghost

Activity for students aged 11-14 that takes about 20 minutes of class time

Social impact of 3D printing

Activity for students aged 11 to 16 that takes about 20 minutes of class time

Creating curious circuits

Two activities for students aged 14-16 that take about 60 minutes of class time each

The light bulb moment

This lesson for students aged 5-7 is about lights. What if we can find new uses for visible light, beyond simply as a means to see in the dark? Can we explore the greater range of uses if light bulbs could be lighter, smaller, coloured and long lasting?

Prof Danielle George and Alexander Graham Bell

Making contact

This lesson for students aged 10-11 is about communication. It takes inspiration from the inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell. Looking at telephones and touchscreens.

Lungs in Where do I come from?

Cells and Organs

See how the structures of organs and cells are directly related to their specialist functions.

DNA - the Stuff of Life

Explore the structure of DNA and how it is organised into chromosomes.

robot

The new revolution

This lesson for students aged 8-11 is about motors and robots. Most children make the link between the basic tool and electricity making the tool better but this lesson seeks to introduce the new term and awareness of the electric motor. Children are then encouraged to consider the process of invention and take a simple device and improve it with a motor.

Life in orbit

This lesson for students aged 7-11 is about what it's like to live in space, and what needs to be done to keep people alive in space.

Helen Sharman and her space suit

Lift off!

This lesson for students aged 7-11 is about a rocket launch and the team that it takes to send a rocket to space.

The next frontier

This lesson for students aged 7-11 is about life on extremely long space journeys, and how to provide enough food and water to keep astronauts going.

DNA Replication and Mutation

Review the copying mechanism of DNA and consider the result of mistakes during DNA replication on the organism and at evolutionary levels.

Genes and the Genetic Code

Discover how DNA contains the instructions for life.

Mitosis and Meiosis

Explore the two types of cell division, mitosis and meiosis, and the differences between them.

Inheritance

Learn about genetic inheritance and the findings of Mendel.

Natural Selection

Review Darwin’s theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, and see it illustrated with a selection game in the famous lecture theatre.

Proteins

Delve into the world of structural biology and take a look at protein structure and function.