A collection of experiments that demonstrate biological concepts and processes.
Welcome to Practical Biology
This website is for teachers of biology in schools and colleges. It is a collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of biological concepts and processes.
Experiments are placed within real-life contexts, and have links to carefully selected further reading. Each experiment also includes information and guidance for technicians.
Why use practical work in Biology?
Biology is a practical science. Practical activities are not just motivational and fun: they also enable students to apply and extend their knowledge and understanding of biology in novel investigative situations, which can aid learning and memory, and stimulate interest.
Practical Work for Learning
We have published a new set of resources to support the teaching of practical science for Key Stages 3-5. The resources are part of our Practical Work for Learning project, which explores how three different teaching and learning approaches can be applied to practical work. Visit the Practical Work for Learning website to find out more.
Help and support in using the experiments
Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to questions from teachers, technicians or students on how to use the experiments on this website.