Primary Science Resources
Free resources to bring new ideas to the science classroom
Online and downloadable units aimed at upskilling teachers and sharing with colleagues.
Developed as a result of Trust funded research, curriculum materials are designed to aid, instruct and help to bring new ideas to the science classroom.
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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.
This site is designed for primary and secondary teachers' continuous professional development (CPD) for teaching argumentation in school science.
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…
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…
The Science of Colour
The “Creating a Colourful Life” resources were developed for use in both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.
Coteaching explicitly brings two or more teachers together to improve what they can offer to the children they teach, while providing opportunities to learn…
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,…
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…
Nine Bristol primary schools working with Bristol ChemLabS tackled the issue of primary children having little direct experience of science practicals.
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).
The purpose of this CPD unit is to provide you with an opportunity to compare Rosemary's and the teachers' ideas with your own.
Enrich Science Learning
This CPD Unit shows how science centres can extend and enrich your children's experience of science in the classroom.
Floorbooks are used as a strategy for developing and assessing children's understanding of science, mainly, but not exclusively, with younger children or others…
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.
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…
'Let's Talk' is a series of activities designed to encourage young people to: Evaluate environmental and scientific issues.
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…
This unit has been produced by Dr Lynne Bianchi, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.
Stories in Science
Welcome to this Continuous Professional Development Unit on the use of puppets, books and stories within primary science.
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.
Science and SEN
This CPDU has been developed by Cambridgeshire teachers, involved in the STRATA (Science to Raise and Track Achievement) project, to support the work of…