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Titanic science

Where the story of Titanic meets science enquiry


This will help me put science right back into my curriculum ... a fantastic resource full of wonderful practical ideas!

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This resource tells the story of the Titanic through practical enquiry based science.

It demonstrates how science played a pivotal role during the key moments in the history of the world’s most famous ship. By following the science of the Titanic, children explore a series of exciting practical investigations, with accompanying historical narrative.

Titanic Science has been written by teachers for teachers, therefore it is designed to support, empower and inspire teachers to deliver high quality and engaging science lessons. Individual investigations can be used to highlight scientific concepts, or the whole resource can be used to examine the full story of the Titanic. As a multi-disciplinary resource, it will also provide material for other curriculum areas, such as creative writing, history and numeracy.

The book includes:

  • Clear learning intentions for each investigation.
  • Science context section outlining the scientific phenomena of each investigation.
  • Comprehensive list of equipment you may need.
  • Easy instructions on how to set up and carry out the investigations.
  • Key questions provide teachers with useful prompts to assist children in their investigations.
  • ‘Titanic Trivia’.
  • Extension and enrichment activities.
  • Recording sheets - allowing more time for enquiry.
  • Beautiful, authentic photographs of the Titanic.

ISBN: 978-0995481114


Find below Curriculum Grids for Titanic Science, mapped to the Welsh, English and Scottish curricula.


Curriculum Grid for England [129.36kB]



Curriculum Grid for Wales [131.03kB]



curriculum grid for scotland [119.27kB]



The primary science team at SSERC has created a series of short videos to illustrate some of the practical science activities based on the story of the Titanic. Please click here to access these videos.

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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