Resources for Teachers
Science for Schools provides an opportunity to teachers to gain research experience in a university lab and to help develop useful resources for secondary school students. Part of this project is to develop online resources for Transition Year students, which teachers can download and use in their classes. The details of the projects carried out in 2013 and 2014 are listed below and contain links to download the resources.
The Science for Schools resources are developed as part of projects carried out by the UCD Palaeobotany and Palaeobiology Research Group and the UCD Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Mammalian Phylogenetics.
The UCD Palaeobotany and Palaeobiology Group hosted a research experience programme in 2013 for teachers as part of a project called OXYEVOL which is funded by the European Research Council. This program offered two teachers an opportunity to spend four weeks of summer 2013 embedded within UCD’s Plant Palaeoecology and Palaeobiology research group.
During the project, the teachers developed resources which includes a Transition Year Pack and features great information on plants and careers, as well as many interesting activities for students. The resources are available to download on the Science for Schools website.
In 2013, two teachers joined UCD’s Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Mammalian Phylogenetics for four weeks. During the programme the teachers developed a free transition year programme based on what they learned, which is now available for download to all schools.
This booklet is designed to bridge the gap between the biology curriculum and what is currently going on in molecular and evolutionary biology, within Professor Emma Teelings’ Bat Lab in UCD. The resources are available to download at the Science for Schools website.
If you're interested in finding out more, try some of the following:
- UCD Palaeobotany and Palaeobiology Research Group
- UCD Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Mammalian Phylogenetics
- Professor Jennifer McElwain's TEDx talk on the consequences of climate change: