The poster contains information on inspirational scientists C B Williams, Beatrix Potter and Mary Anning. The teacher notes have further background information on these individuals, their areas of science and two CLEAPPS approved practicals that link to the stories of these biologists. The National STEM Centre have supported this project by developing a collection for their eLibrary, linking to other resources relevant to the biologists highlighted in the poster.
The Biology: Changing the World website and app would also make excellent resources for use in primary and secondary school science lessons.
The free app, available in the apple and android app stores, uses your location in order to introduce you to the great biologists who lived and worked nearby and the biological discoveries which were made in the area.
There are over 500 pages to explore including:
- Places: Find details of 200 places and plaques around the UK commemorating famous biologists or biological research… then go and visit!
- People: Read about the fascinating lives and works of 200 of the greatest biologists from the UK and beyond.
- Stories: Discover 50 of the most important projects, breakthroughs and centres for biological research around the UK.
- Interviews: Watch 50 notable figures from across the world of biology talk about their passions, careers and inspirations.
Memory and 'fortune-teller' games, which were part of the projects' public engagement activities at the Winchester Science Festival and the BBSRC Great British Bioscience Festival, are also available to download.