Science and Plants for Schools supports UK teachers, HLTAs and technicians with new ideas for teaching about science through plants.
We offer grants between £50 and £500 to cover your time & costs in developing a teaching resource, and will offer support and scientific contacts if necessary.
We also offer grants of up to £100 to fund teacher and technician-led professional development, such as TeachMeets.
Proposed resources should aim to enhance students' understanding of plants at secondary and post-16, whether in a broad sense of fundamental principles, lab techniques (e.g. time-lapse photography), or a specific focus on an area of plant biology.
Featured Award Holders
Helen Bailey, Marlborough College, Wiltshire
Phytoremediation is the use of green plants to decontaminate soils in situ. This practical activity investigates the use of hyperaccumulating plants to clean up copper contaminated soils.
Sarah Bayliss, Teacher Delegate to the Plant Science Summer School 2011
In this new practical, students track down leaf pathogens under the microscope, as a starting point to consider the global impact of disease on society and the environment.