The University of Southampton

Secondary

Welcome teachers and educators! Please find below our current online resources offer for Secondary education (Years 7-11, KS3-4), including lesson plans, project templates, videos, podcasts, forums, CPD and more! This is the current offer from the UoS and our partners – more educational resources are listed on the GCSE Students page, and we are curating our favourite engagement resources here.

All our resources for teachers have been created with partner teachers from local schools and colleges – if you’d like to share your knowledge and expertise and work with us on creating future resources, or there’s a particular area of the curriculum and beyond that you’d like us to create resources for, we’d love to hear from you! Email supo@soton.ac.uk, call 023 8059 7521, or complete this simple form.

Where a password is required, use ‘disco’.

 

Ask the Expert

We’re constantly increasing the number of ways in which you and your pupils can engage directly with our researchers and subject experts in the community – the latest are below!

 

Acoustical Engineering: Ever wondered how dolphins communicate underwater? Why some cars are louder than others? What’s making all that noise when you boil water in a kettle and why it changes? Now’s your time to ask our researchers from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) and find out! Ask questions via twitter to @ISVRSouthampton – and check out their YouTube channel for video responses plus virtual tours of their spooky Anechoic and Reverberation Chambers, demos and more!

  • ‘The ISVR Shed’ – YouTube playlist containing videos of fun experiments and activities for you to try at home, while learning about the science of sound at the same time!

 

Ecology, Nature & Biodiversity: The Dinosaur on Your Window Sill

  • Talk directly to our researchers, students and a diverse community of ecology enthusiasts!
  • Share photos, videos and questions plus daily challenges!
  • Stay engaged with nature from your home.

 

(Virtual) Arcade by WSA #WSAgames

  • Support our Games Design students at Winchester School of Art – and see where art and computing can take you!
  • You have the very first opportunity to play games from the next generation of creative game makers!
  • The games will be updated regularly on the virtual Arcade until mid June (when we have a special live stream showcase).
  • Your feedback on the projects will enhance each project.

 

Aurora Zoo – Citizen Science

  • Help our scientists analyse images and short video clips of the Aurora!
  • Support real, current research into this mysterious phenomenon which effects our weather, satellites and more.
  • Learn about the science behind the Northern Lights.

 

Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project

  • The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (Black Sea MAP) was a three-year interdisciplinary expedition researching ancient coastlines and seafaring history of the Bulgarian Black Sea.
  • Use our free resources (including films) to inspire your pupils with real-world STEM and introduce them to careers they may not realise exist.

 

Bug Power: Energy & More from Waste

Try these Circular Bioeconomy puzzles, to find out how we use living things to help us make energy and new products from rubbish!  These are based on research from our Water and Environmental Engineering Group, and partners in the Environmental Biotechnology Network.

 

Discover Electrochemistry – Coming Soon!

 

Discover Oceanography

  • Information for teachers and students available.
  • Teachers can find teaching resources and classroom activities.
  • Students can find pages explaining different areas of oceanography.
  • Includes fun activities such as quizzes, drag and drop exercised, and even sudoku to test knowledge.
  • Links to the main Discover Oceanography website which explains more about the boat trips offered.

 

#DoesYouGood – Stay well from your own home with free courses led by our Sports and Wellbeing instructors!

 

Education in the Green Space (EIGS)

  • The EIGS guide book aims to help teachers take the classroom outside into the green space.
  • Teachers can find worksheets to use that fit in with the National Curriculum both for primary and secondary.
  • Additional help and support for teachers in other areas to make it as easy as possible to take the classroom outside.

 

Flying Start Southampton

This online resource is designed to help young people in year 11 plan and prepare for life, study, and work after school by providing resources to help make decisions about the next steps.

 

#ForOurFuture from LifeLab

A comprehensive toolkit for supporting young people during lockdown including educational, cultural and wellbeing activities, information, advice and guidance.

 

Hospital Heist

  • Resources enabling schools to run a full day of activities for KS2/KS3 students.
  • Covers fingerprinting, document analysis, ballistics, and fibre analysis.
  • Teachers can find lesson plans, resources, slides, and more.
  • Students can find fun interactive activities, and some basic information about the key topics.

 

#JHGflags – YOUR flag: Call for entries

  • Inspired by the work of artist Larry Achiampong, whose ‘PAN AFRICAN FLAGS FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS’ ALLIANCE (MOTION)’  currently cover John Hansard Gallery’s windows.
  • Resources for schools, colleges, families and individuals to create and share flags representing a place or community special to them.
  • Share on social media – and you can also submit your work for selection to be displayed later this year as part of our Community Takeover!

 

Maths & Physics videos with UoS Graduate Dr. Emma Osbourne

 

National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) Courses

Many of the NCCE CPD sessions for teachers are already available online, and more are being added regularly.

 

National Cipher Challenge – New Weekly Challenges!

  • Help Harry crack the codes and discover the secrets!
  • Open to all ages and abilities.
  • Join or create a team or individual entry to submit your answers for live marking – or have a go at past challenges in your own time and reveal answers to check your own work.
  • Great way to engage with Maths and Computing.
  • Developed with IBM, GCHQ and other cipher/code-breaking experts!

 

Science @ Home

Educational, inspirational and fun resources from Winchester Science Centre, from weekly Curiosity Challenges and DIY science videos to spectacular science demonstrations and fun and fascinating facts!

 

SciTunes

SciTunes use the power of song to teach Science! Follow the link to find a range of music videos created to keep classrooms lively, increase student engagement and make lesson content memorable. Includes exciting content for teaching and revision of GCSE science.

 

Southampton Cultural Education Partnership

ArtfulScribe

As part of their ongoing commitment to support writers of all ages and at all stages of their creative development, most of ArtfulScribe’s services have migrated to online platforms and are free to attend! With regards to children and young people, they are offering creative writing sessions as follows:

  • Mayflower Young Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Saturday morning from 9-11am for 11-14yrs – sign up by clicking this link
  • youngwritersonline club on a Wednesday at 11.30am-1pm with Tabby Hayward aimed at secondary school and sixth form students – sign up by emailing youngwritersonline@artfulscribe.co.uk

 

Safe4me

The Supporting Education and Safeguarding Children page provides safeguarding and well-being information and support for professionals, parents/carers and young people for partners to use in their work and share with relevant networks.

There are also useful additional updates, information, materials and resources given regularly through the Safe4me News E-bulletin. Sign up and contribute by emailing schoolyouthengagement@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

 

Southampton English Podcasts

  • Includes a series of podcasts discussing key English texts.
  • Created to aid GCSE and A-level students in their studies.
  • Information regarding previous and ongoing research projects, as well as details about further education in English can be found elsewhere on the website.

 

Southern Universities Network (SUN) Resources

Resources for schools from our local partnership the SUN include careers and student resources, webinars and information for parents and carers to support their young people’s future decision making.

 

Time Machine – Sleuth IT Adventure Games for Literacy

Recommended by our LifeLab team, download the outline document time_machine-outline
, click the link above for the resources, contact Joe Morretti directly for more information, and see their other resources at sleuthit.com.

 

University of Southampton MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)