How to use SciberBrain

SciberBrain is a collection of free resources for addressing controversial aspects of Genetic engineering, Stem cells, Vaccinations, Evolution, Clinical trials and Brain chemistry. 

Resources have been differentiated for two ability levels: Standard (KS3/4) and NEW Advanced (post-16). Resources include background science presentations, dialogue stimuli, videos and quizzes which have been selected by teachers and scientists from a range of sources. 

 Step 1: Select the topic you would like your students/audience to discuss  

Step 2: Show the background science presentation to your class/audience 

Step 3: Get students/participants to explore the interactive links and opinions  

Step 4: Have an informed class/group discussion

See the Facilitators section for lesson plans, event ideas and dialogue facilitation tips 

About the project

About the project

This website is: 

  • a collection of resources for addressing controversies surrounding science
  • designed for secondary school students and public audiences
  • differentiated for two ability levels
  • for supporting class discussions, cross-curricular events and for public engagement
  • created by teachers and scientists to ensure that the content is up-to-date, relevant, accurate and as balanced as possible


About us


The Biochemical Society is a UK based  Learned Society for the advancement of biochemistry. The major charitable objective of the Society is to promote biochemistry in a variety of educational contexts. We seek to inspire the next generation of young bioscientists and promote a better understanding of the key biological challenges faced by citizens of the future. The Society also fulfills its charitable mission through scientific conferences, publications, grant schemes and career events, many of which are resourced by our membership.

Other online resources from the Biochemical Society include:

The Understanding Biochemistry issues of Essays in Biochemistry provide up to date overviews of key concepts in biochemistry. 

For more information about the Society's activities for schools, please see:www.biochemistry.org/education/ 

SciberBrain was originally sponsored by the Monsanto Fund http://www.monsantofund.org/

Contact us

Contact us

Education department
email: education@biochemistry.org

The Biochemical Society
Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
London, WC1N 2JU
Tel: +44 (0)20 7685 2452




We would be very grateful to hear about your experiences of using SciberBrain resources to help us improve our website . If you can send us a picture of your SciberBrain events, we will send you some freebies!

To comment on any resources, experiences or if you have any ideas to help us make this resource more useful, please email education@biochemistry.org


We would like to thank Indian Red Ltd for their involvement in creating the website design and the interactive slideshows included in our site. Indian Red Ltd is a provider of award winning websites, interactive learning and graphic design for the educational sectors. If you feel your next project could benefit from their expertise please contact them on info@indianred.co.uk / www.indianred.co.uk


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