Recommended resource – The SAPS website


From time to time I like to plug a resource that others might not have come across.  This time I would like to draw your attention to the SAPS website (Science and Plants for School).

As a science teacher I can confirm that biology teaching can be the dull and lacking in excitement (compared to chemistry and physics anyway!).  Even less engaging than animal biology is plant science and this is where the SAPS site comes in.  Full of teaching ideas, practical tips and downloadable resources it is worth checking out if you teach about plants.

There is an informative newsletter that contains teaching tips and interesting facts to engage your students.  The website contains practical guides and interactive resources to enhance your teaching, many of which are downloadable for you to keep for next time.  There are resources from primary age all the way up to A-level so something for everyone.  Other useful strands include careers in science (I wish I’d had this when used to have to deliver the science jobs module in the old BTEC), cutting edge biology news and links to current GCSE/A-level specs.

Top Tip

Use Evernote to save the webpages and downloaded resources so you will always have access to them in future.




Published by Rob Butler

Ex-science teacher, ex-school leader and full-time geek.