SciberMonkey! It’s a jungle out there

The newly re-designed scibermonkey.org free science web portal has been launched by the Biochemical Society.

It’s a jungle online so SciberMonkey has collected the best science websites, thrown out the nuts, leaving you with the pick of the bunch and a quality network of direct links into science website.

The portal offers carefully selected, high quality online resources for primary and lower secondary pupils. The Portal supports all science curricula and includes simulations, videos, games, quizzes, revision material, teaching aids and much more.

SciberMonkey has separate sections for students and teachers. The teacher feature includes resources for planning lessons, background reading, homework setting and fun science.

Gemma Garrett, Head of Education, Biochemical Society said, ‘SciberMonkey has proved to be a popular resource amongst pupils and teachers alike. However, the site has been in need of reinvigoration for a while. We are delighted to relaunch the new, more inclusive, version which extends to primary schools and covers a far wider range of science curricula. The response so far has been really positive and we hope SciberMonkey continues to be a valuable resource for young people and their teachers.’

Scibermonkey was first launched at a Teacher’s Workshop inBirminghamin March 2006. The launch event formed part of the Biochemical Society’s Centenary celebrations of 100 years of the Biochemical Journal, which took place throughout 2006. The original site was designed to support the English KS3 curriculum only.

2011 marked the Centenary anniversary of the Biochemical Society itself. As part of the celebratory activities, SciberMonkey underwent a significant revamp – including a redesign and the addition of new resources to the database. The site has also been extended to cover a range of science curricula and to support pupils aged from 5-11 (as well as 11-14 year olds).

The new version of the website was launched in January 2012 at the ASE Annual Conference in Liverpool.

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