Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Support the biology curriculum with plant science

Biology lessons provide opportunities to inspire students with practical examples of science. On this course, developed with specialists at Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), you will learn how to use plants to teach biology and support secondary students’ learning.

You’ll improve your knowledge of plant science and learn how to incorporate it into the curriculum. You’ll be able to share examples of hinge-point questions to address student misconceptions. You’ll also explore how to help your students apply what they’ve learnt to new contexts and increase their engagement in the classroom.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed as professional development for science and biology teachers of 11-16 year olds. It will be useful to newly qualified (NQT), early career, returning, and non-specialist teachers, technicians, and teaching assistants (TA).

It’s recommended that teachers have access to a school laboratory to evaluate approaches to practical work during this course.

Who developed the course?

National STEM Learning Centre

The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) is the leading provider of plant science teaching resources in the UK. We create opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants.