Resources

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.

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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 video aimed at learners, kit list, instruction, and explanation.

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Separation techniques

A video aimed at learners, instructions, and explanation to separate a mixture of water and solids at home or in the classroom with items from a kitchen.

Beyond the RSC

Browse recommended resources from other organisations

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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. 

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Welsh Water

Discover teaching resources from Welsh Water, including videos, worksheets and plenty of links to literacy and numeracy. Some resources are available in Welsh.

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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+.

Home learning resources

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Chalky spinach

Use this video and experiment in your classroom or set as an activity for students to try out at home to explore why eating raw spinach leaves makes your mouth feel chalky.

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How to purify water

A video aimed at learners, kit list, instruction, and explanation about how to get clean water from contaminated water using the stages of the water cycle.

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Investigating surface tension with milk

Explore surface tension by making patterns in milk using items from the kitchen cupboard. Includes a video aimed at learners, kit list, instruction and explanation.

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Kitchen roll chromatography

Have a go at paper chromatography at home or in the classroom with items from a kitchen. Includes video aimed at learners, instructions, and explanation.

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Do Try This at Home

Home learning resources and activities from the Institute of Physics. Browse their free collection of easy and fun physics experiments and download activity packs to use in the classroom or for home learning, perfect for ages 7-11 years.

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Science Fun at Home

Simple and engaging practical science activities from the Primary Science Teaching Trust. These are open ended, adaptable for any age and include linked follow up activities.

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Colour by pH

Introduce learners to the pH scale and the Universal Indicator chart by using these colour by number worksheets. 

More resources

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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.