Schools and young people
We work with a number of partners to provide resources that can enrich lessons in the classroom, demonstrate real-life science and enthuse young people about the science we support. You can access many of these resources for free on the following websites:
- Schoolscience - external link
- STEM e-library - external link
- Times Educational Supplement - external link (requires log-in).
Primary school resources
Watch the following animations (hosted on YouTube), which introduce environmental science subjects to young students:
- Climate change - external link
- The final frontier - external link
- The splitting Earth - external link
- Evolution is still happening - external link
We have worked with Funkids Radio - external link - to produce Marina Ventura's Ocean Adventure podcasts, a series of 15 short radio clips about the oceans and the life within them. You can learn more and listen to these for free - external link - by subscribing to the podcast.
We support a number of activities through Research Councils UK, including:
- Nuffield Research Placements - external link - Students can apply for funds to work with a scientist in their place of work during the summer holidays.
Many of our researchers are often involved with local National Science & Engineering Week or are STEM Ambassadors - to find out more contact your local university or research centre, or visit the STEM points website - external link.
Planet Earth magazine and our science news website Planet Earth cover a range of environmental science research and news which can be used in science, geography and PSHE lessons.
Our research centres also provide GCSE-relevant resources, including online activities, posters and information packs, school visits and work experience.
NERC has a YouTube channel - external link with many videos about the science we fund - some have been made by our own researchers, and others with professional film crews - all of them provide an insight into the work we do and are a good introduction for some topics at GCSE.
The careers in environmental science section of this website has several videos that demonstrate the breadth of science our researchers work in and advise on A-level selection for students interested in pursuing a career in science.