Enhancing engagement with biotechnology through interactions with the scientific community, school students, teachers and the general public

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Teachers and other educators are free to use these materials. We welcome feedback and suggestions for improvements to any of the materials.


Stem Cells: Science & Ethics

We have produced a 3rd edition of this popular booklet, with updated content on the science together with consideration of the legal and ethical issues of research using stem cells. Aimed directly at senior school pupils, the booklet - in addition to teachers' notes - can be downloaded here:



Think Darwin, Think Evolution, Think Now

This substantial A4 colour booklet was produced to celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin in 2009. It is designed for Scottish Higher and Advanced Higher students of biology, and every Secondary School in Scotland have received copies. Download here:



Biomedical Horizons

A booklet which aims to raise awareness of Biomedical Sciences careers. Download here:


Signing Biotechnology

A dual language (British Sign Language and English) resource which looks at the biological concepts, vocabulary, equipment and experiments related to DNA Fingerprinting, DNA Extraction and bacterial transformation. Visit the archive web site or contact us for a free CD ROM.



Scrambled Eggs Game

This card game can be used for different age groups either as an activity itself, linking eggs to the environments where they develop, or as a starter activity leading to further discussions about stem cells. Contact us for a free set. Primary teachers' notes to go with the cards can be downloaded here: