We’ve put together a list of resources for students who are keen to explore science further. These are aimed predominantly at those keen to undertake additional learning around science, mathematics and computing, and are suitable for any keen and engaged students of secondary age. These resources can help teachers and parents to provide a wide range of contextual information while students are learning from home, covering topics such as climate change, artificial intelligence, historical figures and their work, and case studies of current research scientists.
People of science videos: series 1 and 2: Brian Cox discovers the scientific inspirations of some the UK’s leading scientists, including Sir David Attenborough, Dame Julia Higgins and Professor Martin Rees.
Science in the making: explore a vast range of historical scientific pictures and publications from the Royal Society.
Objectivity videos: exploring the history of the Royal Society through books and artefacts found in our library and archives.
Science stories: short videos about the science behind some of the exhibits featured in the 2019 Summer Science Exhibition
Discovering science: short animations introducing topics such as climate change, neural interfaces, machine learning and genetic modification.
You and AI lectures: recordings of public lectures exploring the history of artificial intelligence (AI), its current applications and its impact on the future of work. Includes Q+As with mathematician Professor Marcus Du Sautoy OBE FRS and physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE FRS.
All Royal Society policy topics: explore the Royal Society policy topics, including climate change, AI and data science, and access full scientific reports and briefings.
Global challenges: as part of the Commonwealth Science Class project, the Royal Society, in collaboration with the British Council, has produced four resources that are particularly relevant to the teaching of climate science and sustainability. These include a short video each, filmed at locations across the world.
Public lectures and events
Pre-recorded Royal Society public events: catch up a variety of talks and lectures that have taken place at the Royal Society over the past 5+ years. These includes lectures from prize winning scientists and engaging public talks. Go to the catch-up tab, and feel free to browse by subject or scientific area. Below are some recent highlights.
Your science out there: Professor Tamsin Mather, winner of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award 2018, has used her award grant money to develop a set of teaching resources focusing on women researching in STEM.
Engineering challenges to try at home: Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children. Ideal for home or in the classroom, they encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.
And also from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Coronavirus: the science explained, a webpage with clear explanations and facts around the current coronavirus pandemic. As shared on social media by the Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty. For younger children, a new booked called “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” has been developed by over 50 humanitarian organisations.