Schools Registered with IRIS

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Young people, real science

WELCOME TO THE
INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN SCHOOLS.

‚You're never
too young
to be a research
scientist.'

Slug It!
Join our brilliant new science research project for schools

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening is working in partnership with the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) on an exciting new project looking at the nation’s most persistent pest – the slug! Found out more here arrow.

“After leaving research to become a teacher I sometimes hanker after those moments of discovery at the cutting edge, but Authentic Biology allows me to rediscover these moments alongside young people. After a few years out of research you could feel de skilled and missing out on the latest progress but being involved in Authentic Biology, discussing our research with scientists in the field allows me to keep abreast of current thinking which makes me a better teacher.“

Nick Harris, Tapton School

Our website is being updated every month with new projects, guides or “how to” guides, please just click on the menu above and have a look at the new items.

IRIS held its first Student Advisory Group Meeting in October, watch the videos here.

Watch the edited highlights of our launch of Higgs Hunters with Professor Peter Higgs here arrow and take a look at the project arrow.

James Perkins from St Paul’s School is on a tour courtesy of the Winston Churchill Trust, read his regular updates of life on the road in our blog arrow section.

Have you worked on an IRIS project but now moved on to university or have started your career and want to keep in touch? Join our alumni here arrow.

We are a charitable trust supporting school students and teachers to develop authentic research in schools. On our project pages you can discover a range of national research projects to participate in. We also can help you to devise and establish your own projects. Please join in arrow with us and we look forward to working with you.

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