Primary Science Resources

Free resources to bring new ideas to the science classroom


cpd units

Online and downloadable units aimed at upskilling teachers and sharing with colleagues.



Curriculum Materials

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Digital Access to Science Learning Resources (DALSR)

Generating resources for primary teachers in the form of video podcasts - vodcasts. These are mainly about topical science themes and are available through a…

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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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Floorbooks

Floorbooks are used as a strategy for developing and assessing children's understanding of science, mainly, but not exclusively, with younger children or others…

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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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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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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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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…

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