Technicians supporting practical biology

10 October 2024
09:00 - 15:00

Technicians are invited to participate in a mixture of live biology demonstrations, videos, and chats about good practice. - Join us for great Biology CPD!

Event Type: 
Online event

About the event

Biology practical work in schools can often be seen as difficult to set up and often with disappointing results for students, as well as being time consuming and boring. In some schools there does seem to be less biology practical work than both chemistry and physics due to these perceived issues.

This online course will help you, as a technician, to change this perception about biology practical work. The course will cover a range of engaging and simple biology practical work, good practice on preparation and hints and tips to making more troublesome practicals work (and make it easier for you to prepare). We will discuss where these practicals can fit into the syllabus and look at where to source the materials used.

During the day there will be a mixture of live demonstrations, videos, and chats about good practice. It is therefore essential to have good audio by way of a speaker and a microphone during the day, to enhance participation when engaging with other technicians.

Programme 9.00-10.30

  • Introduction
  • Microscopy practicals
  • Biotechnology (enzymes) practicals
  • Microbiology (good practice / resources only


  • Plants practicals
  • Dissections
  • Human health and disease


  • GCSE and A level core practicals and ideas Resources Plenary and feedback

Outcomes - You will be able to:

  • Describe a range of biology practicals
  • Implement good biology preparation practice
  • Evaluate the importance of biology practicals in your school's SOW

For queries, please email