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SciberMonkey is currently supported and run by the Society of Biology. It was originally created by the Biochemical Society. It aims to support the teaching and learning of science for 5-14 year olds.
There are many good teaching resources already available for free on the internet, but we know that teachers have little spare time to trawl through search engine results and find the best information.
SciberMonkey has been created to do just that. It's a web portal containing the best websites, mapped against key themes and topics found in almost all science curricula. Results can be further refined by selecting the key words for each topic.
Each entry in the portal has been quality assured by science teachers.
The site has been designed to support both teachers and students. Children can use the website inside and outside the classroom through the pupils' section. They can access appropriate resources by choosing the age group that applies to them. For each topic they can find a variety of different types of resources - from reading and revision materials to animations and games - all helping them get to grips with the subject.
The teachers' section contains the same resources as the pupil pages, plus additional 'teacher-only' resources, including practical experiments, worksheets and other activities and visuals for use in the classroom.
We hope that SciberMonkey will provide a quick, easy and reliable way for pupils and teachers alike to access the best science websites on the internet for homework, revision and teaching aids.
The Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society represents a diverse membership of individuals, learned societies and other organisations.
Individual members include practising scientists, students at all levels, professionals in academia, industry and education, and non-professionals with an interest in biology.
Our vision is of a world that understands the true value of biology and how it can contribute to improving life for all.
Our mission is to be the unifying voice for biology, to facilitate the promotion of new discoveries in biological science for national and international benefit, and to engage the wider public with our work.
The Society of Biology is a registered charity (No. 277981) and is incorporated by Royal Charter.
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If you would like to be kept informed of our educational activities, please register with our mySociety portal
where you can sign up for regular updates through our Education Newsletter.
Join the Society of Biology's Schools and Colleges Affiliation Scheme
(SCAS) and your school or college will receive a subscription to our leading publications The Biologist and the Journal of Biological Education. Combined, these publications will provide your school or college with some great classroom material, such as articles on cutting edge research, the latest policy and curriculum developments, results of research into the teaching, learning and assessment of biology, reviews of new teaching resources and information on the work of the Society at national and regional levels.
The Biochemical Society was founded in 1911 and today is the leading Learned Society promoting Biochemistry and the Molecular Biosciences in the UK and beyond. We are a registered charity with an educational remit to promote the understanding and study of biology at all stages of the curriculum. Our diverse range of education work includes school science websites, teachers' workshops, outreach grants and activities, and science careers information and events for young people.
Wherever possible, our projects are developed in consultation with the target audience to ensure they are fit for purpose and to maximize their impact. For example, our school websites involve teacher contributions and our educational resources and activities are trialed in schools to guarantee that they are pitched correctly and are engaging for students. Feedback from our activities is implemented to guide the progress of future developments and projects.
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bermonkey, including suggestions for other websites or resources you think are appropriate for this portal. Please contact us via the feedback