Steps into Science

Inspiration, support and resources for primary teaching

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Primary science teaching empowerment fund

Get up to £600 (€690) to organise your own collaborative project or event that improves primary science teaching.

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Exploring climate justice: a human rights-based approach

This resource explores the concept of climate justice using case studies from Scotland and Somaliland. The resource takes a global citizenship approach and links to the Curriculum for Excellence. 

Primary science investigations

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Air pressure, gases and the leaky bottle

Try this simple investigation to explore the effects of air pressure, with detailed teacher notes, classroom slides and a video demonstration.

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Fizzy irreversible changes and bath bombs

Try this investigation to explore irreversible reactions, with detailed teacher notes, classroom slides and a video demonstration.

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Viscosity and ‘racing’ liquids

Try this investigation to get learners talking about properties of different liquids, with detailed teacher notes, classroom slides and a video demonstration.

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Irreversible changes and the ‘freaky hand’

Try this investigation to get learners thinking about when an irreversible reaction produces a gas. Includes detailed teacher notes, classroom slides and a video demonstration.

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Properties of solids and ‘biscuit bashing’

Try this investigation to observe the properties of granular solids, with detailed teacher notes, classroom slides and a video demonstration.

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Air pressure and the antigravity bottle

Try this investigation exploring air pressure and gravity, with detailed teacher notes, classroom slides and a video demonstration.

Discover our support

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Boost your knowledge

Boost your knowledge and confidence to teach primary school science. Browse CPD opportunities from the RSC and our partners, or find out about science news.

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Beyond the classroom

Explore opportunities to enrich your pupils' science learning. Find out about competitions and challenges, or try out our resources for home learning.

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Get funding

Find out about funding opportunities for projects and equipment

With thanks

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Steps into Science has been generously supported by a grant from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851