Steps into Science

Inspiration, support and resources for primary teaching

Upcoming events

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Steps into Science summer sessions

Tuesday 8 June – Wednesday 23 June, online

Science in sport resources

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Chemistry and Sport - football

Materials chemistry has revolutionised the game of football and given us the balls, gloves, and goalposts we play with.

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Chemistry in sport: primary science podcasts

Join Kareena and her superhero friend K-mistry for this short podcast introducing children to how the properties of a material can make them suitable for a particular use.


Outreach: speedy star jumps

An activity that allows the collection of data to test whether sports drinks make a difference to performance during short, high intensity exercise.

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City Science Stars

Engaging practical science activities for 9-11 year olds from the Primary Science Teaching Trust. Download lesson plans and other support materials for activities with links to football, other sports and space.

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