SAPS new website launched

14th Apr 2011

For all those involved in plant science outreach with schools and young people, take a look at the new Science and Plants for Schools website. The Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) team have just re-launched their site, which now includes over two hundred resources ranging from activities for primary pupils to articles and lab protocols for post-16 students.

The new site links together teaching resources on key topics such as photosynthesis and osmosis, encouraging teachers to use both their old favourite resources and new ideas. Teaching materials are linked to current news stories and research studies, helping teachers to put the lessons into a wider scientific context.

Local biology teacher, Dr George Speller, who took part in the teachers’ group to design the new site, is enthusiastic. “The new website is fantastic, and the rolling photo banner about the importance of plant science is very tempting. I’ve already directed colleagues to the new site, and I’m planning to use the ecology resources with my post-16 students next term, so I’ll show the site to the students then.”

Science and Plants for Schools has also created a free Associates scheme to support teachers and technicians with a particular interest in plant biology. The scheme offers a range of benefits, including advance access to new resources, special access to CPD events, support for developing new teaching resources, and an Ask the Experts service, for all their queries about plant science in the classroom. Over 800 teachers, technicians and education professionals have already joined the Associates scheme, and the SAPS team hopes to have 2000 members before SAPS turns 21 next year.

Visit the website at to find out more

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