About the science teacher

the science teacher

I was first hooked on science by an inspirational biology teacher at school. Since then I have loved exploring and getting to grips with scientific ideas and enjoy sharing this passion with students and teachers.

the science teacher provides free access to teaching resources that I  developed while teaching to help students develop meaning in science. My approach was to create challenging activities that required students to think hard about the ‘right things’ so they could develop a deep conceptual understanding of the big ideas of science. Challenge motivates students, allowing them to feel a sense of competence when they succeed, but it is also a powerful way to find out what students don’t understand and so guides next steps in the classroom. Challenge can also inhibit learning so tread carefully – ideas from cognitive science can be useful here in knowing when and when not to challenge.

Activities on the science teacher can be found here. There are also pages to support pedagogy, curriculum and assessment.

I hope these resources and ideas are useful and if you’ve enjoyed this website, you may want to read my book ‘Powerful Ideas of Science and How to Teach Them‘.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed ideas and activities over the years – go forth and challenge!


Founder, the science teacher

Linkedin details for Dr Jasper Green

Why science education?

In this podcast I talk to Andy Woods from Pearson about why I founded the science teacher, what powerful ideas are and why an education in science is so important. Listen here.

Reviews of the science teacher

Education in Chemistry – Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, June 2016

How to cite the science teacher

If you would like to reference the science teacher in your writing, you can use this example to help:

Green, J. (2023). Coherence in the curriculum. Available at: https://thescienceteacher.co.uk/coherence-in-the-curriculum (Accessed: 17 January 2023).

Note, to help find the year the page was published or modified you can right click on the web page and then select ‘View Page Source’. Search for ‘”article:published_time” in the code and you will find the date.

Other writing 

Green, J. (2019) How to teach separation techniquesEducation in Chemistry -London-.