Classroom resources

The following resources have been developed in collaboration with primary teaching specialists to help students explore everyday science and highlight a diverse range of scientists.

These resources are free to download and use.  

Scientist profiles

Short and simple role profiles demonstrating diverse scientists in a range of jobs and disciplines. The profiles highlight relatable skills that the students can also demonstrate in school and are accompanied by short simple activities that demonstrate how scientists use those skills in their jobs.

Name: Virginie Uhlmann

Job: Research group leader at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

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Name: Tapoka Mkandawire

Job: PhD Student, Wellcome Sanger Institute

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Name: Michal Szpak

Job: Scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Outreach Officer at the EMBL-EBI

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Name: Hilary Browne

Job: Research Scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute

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Name: Mennat-Allah Ghouraba

Job: Advanced Research Assistant- Wellcome Sanger institute

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Name: Helen Kundi

Job: Advanced Research Assistant at Wellcome Sanger Institute

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Name: Beth Sampher

Job: Bioinformatics apprentice – Wellcome Sanger Institute

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My career in science

These activity get students thinking about themselves as scientists. In the ‘make your own profile’ activity, students complete their very own scientist profile – thinking about what science question or topic they’d want to explore, what skills they’d need, and drawing themself as a scientist. The skills cards can be used to support this activity and can be used to enhance discussions around the career profiles above.

Science passport

An easy activity that can be an individual or class-based challenge, to encourage students to engage with everyday accessible science at home or at school. The passports can be edited to include your own ideas for challenges or tasks.  There are two levels ages 4-6 and 7-11

Passport age 4-6
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Passport age 7-11
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