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Tips for auditing, purchasing and organising science resources

This unit was created by Rosemary Feasey to support teachers with responsibility for science in primary schools. The aim is help teachers to develop and organise science resources, so that they can be used to full potential by everyone in the school.

The unit offers suggestions on a range of topics from developing a school policy, purchasing and organising resources, to health and safety, as well as tips for using resources and contact details for equipment suppliers.

Please note:

PSTT is aware that the 'hot tips' within this resource no longer work. However, the main content of this CPD unit is still useful for subject leaders and the equipment audit sheets and equipment labels can still be downloaded.

Health and Safety - The publication 'ASE Be Safe' 3rd Edition has been replaced with a 4th Edition (ISBN: 9780863574269). The CLEAPPS advisory service now has a primary website providing support for for science and technology which you can access here.

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Safety Notice and Disclaimer


PSTT advises teachers to refer to either the CLEAPSS website or SSERC website for up to date health and safety information when planning practical activities for children.

PSTT is not liable for the actions or activities of any reader or anyone else who uses the information in these resource pages or the associated classroom materials. PSTT assumes no liability with regard to injuries or damage to property that may occur as a result of using the information contained in these resources. PSTT recommends that a full risk assessment is carried out before undertaking in the classroom any of the practical investigations contained in the resources.

All materials are ©Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and are freely available to download and share for educational purposes. Whilst educators are free to adapt the resources to suit their own needs, acknowledgement of copyright on all original materials must be included. Rights to images included in the resource have been purchased for PSTT use only – as such, these images may only be used as part of this resource and may not copied into or used in other materials.

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