About Subject Knowledge Zone

Science moves fast. And when the curriculum moves with it, you can end up teaching things you were never taught yourself, even at university. Especially if you teach out of specialism.

Subject Knowledge Zone is an online platform where teachers connect with scientists.

  • Ask scientists whatever you want
  • Develop your subject knowledge
  • Get advice for your students and stretch them with stories of real research

Main funder: Education Scotland

Education Scotland is a Scottish Government executive agency charged with supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education and thereby securing the delivery of better learning experiences and outcomes for Scottish learners of all ages.

Education Scotland are funding the Subject Knowledge Zone through the Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Regional and National Partner Fund 2019/20. This funding provides opportunities for Scottish teachers to engage in live chats with STEM professionals between November 2019 and March 2020.

Topic funder: Wellcome Genome Campus

The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. The Public Engagement Team – part of Connecting Science – at the Wellcome Genome Campus supports sharing and discussion of the pioneering science that takes place on the Campus. We do this through a range of live and digital experiences working with collaborators across research, education and culture.

Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement funding is supporting the Genetics Topic of Subject Knowledge Zone. This funding provides opportunities for UK teachers to engage in live chats with professionals working in the field of Genomics in December 2019.