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  • Primary curriculum guide
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    England national curriculum guide: key stage 2 science

     A linking document for primary science teachers in England, which maps Royal Society of Chemistry resources to statements from the key stage 2 science sampling framework, which aligns with the national curriculum science programmes of study.

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    Wales national curriculum guide: key stage 2 science

    Use this document when planning schemes of work or when looking for resources that are related to specific national curriculum statements.

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    Science ideas web: the golden age of Islamic science

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the golden age of Islamic science. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to ...

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    Science ideas web: the Stone Age

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the stone age. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific ...

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    Not all chemists wear white coats

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    Careers posters to generate curiosity and discussion about what a career in chemistry can involve, whilst dispelling the stereotype that all chemists work in a laboratory.

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    Science ideas web: Ancient Egypt

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Ancient Egypt. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Science ideas web: Ancient Greece

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Ancient Greece. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Science ideas web: Maya and Aztecs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Maya and Aztecs. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific ...

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    Changing materials

    Material changes are demonstrated using fun examples: bouncy custard, bath bombs, burning candles, fire extinguishers, lava lamps and many more

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    Scotland curriculum for excellence guide: early to second level science

    A linking document for primary science teachers in Scotland, which maps Royal Society of Chemistry resources to experiences and outcomes from the Curriculum for Excellence. 

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    Gases

    Showing the properties of gases to primary students, with examples from: the leaky bottle and the sticky cups

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    Science ideas web: the Romans

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Romans. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Science ideas web: World War II

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic World War II. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific ...

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    Science ideas web: the Tudors

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Tudors. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Science ideas web: the Victorians

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Victorians. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Science ideas web: the Vikings

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Vikings. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Science ideas web: Space

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Space. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area of ...

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    Liquids

    Demonstrate the properties of liquids to primary students, including: suspended ice, heavy sugar and the particle disco

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    Separating mixtures

    Fun demonstrations of different mixtures, including racing liquids and rainbow colours

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    Talk for primary science

    Explore ways you can encourage constructive conversations and lead children to investigative activities.