Browse our resources for teaching states of matter, earth science, materials, chemical changes and more

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Talk for primary science

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


Materials cards

Spark awareness of the properties and purposes of materials, while teaching terms like ‘permeable’, ‘transparent’ and ‘magnetic’.

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The life of water

Get hands on with H2O, changing states of matter and the water cycle. These experiments and investigations involve water in the context of space

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Found in the ground

Give your pupils the knowledge and the opportunity to classify materials according to rocks, minerals and fossils.

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Making bath bombs

Learn how to make fizzing bath bombs using ingredients from your kitchen cupboards. Includes a video aimed at learners, kit list, instructions and explanation

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Separation techniques

An experiment into separating solids from liquids, using a range of simple household objects. Includes kit list, safety instructions and a great instructional video

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Science ideas webs

Embed science learning into your history lessons with these ideas webs. Each web suggests activities for three different age ranges.

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Edible experiments

Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences with this collection of edible experiments. 

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Kitchen science podcasts

Use these short podcasts to introduce children to the chemistry all around them in their kitchen.

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That’s Chemistry!

Discover the informative chapters of That’s Chemistry! Each chapter explains a chemistry concept and gives numerous ideas for activites to support students’ learning.

Take part in our 2022 global experiment

Take charge: a global battery experiment gives learners the opportunity to build and test their own coin batteries, as well as exploring how they can help build a more sustainable future.

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Beyond the RSC

Browse recommended resources from other organisations

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Centre for Industry Education Collaboration

CIEC promotes awareness of STEM careers by linking primary school science with industry. Visit CIEC’s website for free downloadable science publications that support teaching science to 4-12 year olds, as well as training and CPD opportunities.

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Education Scotland

Find resources and professional learning opportunities in STEM subjects from Education Scotland

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Wow Science

Wow Science provides links to primary science learning materials across the web, helping children to enjoy science both inside and outside the classroom. Created by the Primary Science Teaching Trust in collaboration with Learning Science Ltd. 



Explorify is an online primary science resource which is free to join and has hundreds of activities to engage children and get them thinking and talking

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Science resources from Scoilnet

Explore primary science resources from Scoilnet. Includes kitchen chemistry resources and resources about space, as well as many more.

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What’s in my tray?

Discover plenty of science activities that you can do using Gratnells trays. The activities include instructions, explanations of the science, and ideas for extension activities.

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Resources from the Primary Science Teaching Trust

Find teaching resources for all primary science topics from the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

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Teach biology with the Royal Society of Biology

Discover useful websites and activities for teaching biology topics within the primary science curriculum.

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Primary science resources from STEM Learning

Discover STEM Learning’s curated resources for teaching STEM subjects at primary level.

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ASE teaching resources

Browse resources, journal articles and events from the Association of Science Education (ASE). The ASE support all age groups from primary through to 18+.

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Experiments and investigations

Discover experiments and investigations you can do in your classroom. Browse our videos, instructions and teacher guidance.

Make connections

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Cross-curricular activities

Make links across your curriculum with these resources that connect science with history, geography, literacy, numeracy and sustainability

What do scientists do?

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Meet the scientists

Find resources to help introduce your pupils to historical and modern-day scientists.