Primary Science Resources

All our resources have been developed from Trust funded research. We make most of our resources freely available and ready to download and use. However, some of our resources have higher development and production costs, and in order to cover these we do make a modest charge. Please do browse all our resources below and visit our online shop.



cLASSROOM MATERIALS

Full of new ideas and strategies, these resources support teachers with the planning, delivery, assessment and leadership of primary science. Please browse the materials below.



CPD UNITS

These online and downloadable units support teachers’ professional development and are suitable for sharing with colleagues. Many also contain associated classroom materials.

See all CPD Units here.


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Concept Cartoons

This PDU introduces Concept Cartoons, describes the rationale behind them and invites you to watch two teachers using them with a Reception/Year 1 class and…

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STEM Ambassadors

The six Biology activities that STEMNET has developed for STEM Ambassadors and teachers to use include activities on developing super-strength glue to…

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Concept Mapping

Concept Mapping is an exciting and effective tool to use with students of all ages. It is a means of forming and clarifying ideas and it is an aid to formative…

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Coteaching

Coteaching explicitly brings two or more teachers together to improve what they can offer to the children they teach, while providing opportunities to learn…

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Getting Practical

It is widely recognised that practical work is a vital element of school science, and there are a number of high quality resources to support it.

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Discussions (DIPS)

The aim of this Continuing Professional Development Unit (PDU) is to help teachers use DiPS approaches in primary classrooms. We want pupils to be better at…

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The Science of Colour

The “Creating a Colourful Life” resources were developed for use in both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.

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EAL Primary Science

This unit offers you an opportunity for you to reflect on issues related to teaching children with English as an Additional Language (EAL).

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Thinking in Science

By building on the highly successful REAL Project, led by London Gifted & Talented (2006-2009), this project brought together expertise from the fields of G&T,…

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Effective Displays

The purpose of this CPD unit is to provide you with an opportunity to compare Rosemary's and the teachers' ideas with your own.

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Up-skilling Science

Nine Bristol primary schools working with Bristol ChemLabS tackled the issue of primary children having little direct experience of science practicals.

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Enrich Science Learning

This CPD Unit shows how science centres can extend and enrich your children's experience of science in the classroom.

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Fostering Curiosity in Early Years Science

The energy and enthusiasm of young children, when liberated, can enable them to be amazing explorers of their worlds.

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Interactive Whiteboards for Effective Primary Science

This Continuing Professional Development unit has been designed for colleagues who have not yet got an IWB or those who are in the early stages of using one and…

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Cross Curricular Science and History

Delivering science topics and developing enquiry skills through cross-curricular science and historical and citizenship contexts.

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Let's Talk

'Let's Talk' is a series of activities designed to encourage young people to: Evaluate environmental and scientific issues.

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Think Through Science

'Let's Think through Science' is intended to develop thinking in pupils aged 7 - 9 years. It comprises 15 lessons based on science topics frequently taught in…

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Floorbooks

Using floor books as a strategy for developing, recording and assessing children's understanding of scientific concepts and working scientifically skills.

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Personal Capabilities

This unit has been produced by Dr Lynne Bianchi, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.

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Stories in Science

Welcome to this Continuous Professional Development Unit on the use of puppets, books and stories within primary science.

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Pupil Questions

Children learn far more effectively when they are actively involved with a lesson, especially if they feel that their own questions have guided the lesson.

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