Science - Review

23rd September 2011 at 01:00
Under the microscope

Big Picture magazines from the Wellcome Trust: cutting-edge science topics presented in an easy-read format.

These are a big plus for any science department teaching post-16 courses. The nine to 12-page publications are produced twice a year and cover cutting-edge scientific topics, mainly in biology and chemistry. They can be downloaded free from the Wellcome Trust website, although if you subscribe (again free) you will have the high-quality print versions posted to you - which includes large posters.

There are currently 15 magazines available, with titles such as Music, Mind and Medicine, Evolution, Genes, Genomes and Health, Drug Development, Obesity, Sex and Gender, How We Look, Thinking and Nanoscience. The corresponding webpages have additional online articles, activities and a curriculum-matching link.

The issue Health and Climate Change, for example, contains punchy Fast Fact sections, introduces Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis, analyses current climate change data, explains how to model global health and provides stories from people experiencing climate change.

See http:tinyurl.com6kplu8w

Science forum


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today