Steps into Science

Inspiration, support and resources for primary teaching

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Inspirational ideas for teaching primary chemistry

Thursday 16 June, 4–5pm (BST),  online

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The Great Bug Hunt 2022

Encourage your pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom – try the Great Bug Hunt 2022

RSC education coordinators

Education coordinators

For all queries relating to education support, networks and outreach activities in your area of the UK and Ireland

Resources in Welsh

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Ymchwiliadau gwyddoniaeth cynradd

Arbrofion syml a chyffrous i ennyn diddordeb dysgwyr mewn pynciau allweddol ym maes gwyddoniaeth cynradd, sy’n cynnwys sleidiau dosbarth, nodiadau dysgu ac arddangosiadau fideo.

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Cyd-destunau cynaliadwyedd ar gyfer gwyddoniaeth gynradd

Cyfle i ddarganfod sut i addysgu pynciau gwyddoniaeth ar gyfer y cwricwlwm drwy ddefnyddio cyd-destunau cynaliadwyedd. Mae ein gweoedd pynciau yn cynnwys awgrymiadau ar gyfer gweithgareddau yn yr ystafell ddosbarth sy’n datblygu sgiliau rhifedd, llythrennedd a gwyddoniaeth.

Resources in Irish

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Iniúchtaí eolaíochta na bunscoile

Turgnaimh shimplí spleodracha chun spéis na bhfoghlaimeoirí a mhúscailt sna príomhthopaicí in eolaíocht na bunscoile, turgnaimh lena ngabhann sleamhnáin don seomra ranga, nótaí don mhúinteoir agus taispeántais físeáin. 

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Comhthéacsanna inbhuanaitheachta le haghaidh eolaíocht na bunscoile

Foghlaim faoin gcaoi le topaicí ón gcuraclam eolaíochta a theagasc trí chomhthéacsanna spéisiúla inbhuanaitheachta. Tugtar moltaí inár ngréasáin topaicí faoi ghníomhaíochtaí ranga a fhorbraíonn scileanna uimhearthachta, litearthachta agus eolaíochta.

Sustainability contexts for primary science

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Pollutants produced by chemical changes | 9–11 years

Connect your curriculum teaching on chemical changes to engaging sustainability contexts. This topic web suggests classroom activities linked to plastic degradation and clean cooking. 

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Electricity and batteries | 7–9 years

Connect your curriculum teaching on electricity to engaging sustainability contexts. This topic web suggests classroom activities linked to batteries and electric cars. 

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