Resources for teaching 4-7 years

Discover resources for teaching primary science to pupils aged 4-7 years

Materials

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World War II: science ideas webs

A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic World War II. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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Materials cards

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

Colourful wooden shape sorter

Grouping and classifying materials: That’s Chemistry!

In association with

The ‘grouping and classifying materials’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at the key ideas and activities that can be used to teach primary students how to group and classify materials.

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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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Smart materials in nappies: primary science podcasts

Join Kareena and her superhero friend K-mistry for this short podcast introducing children to absorbancy and comparing materials on the basis of their properties.

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Talk for primary science

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

A selection of different shaped pieces of wood on a table

The properties of materials and their everyday uses: That’s Chemistry!

In association with

The ‘properties of materials’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how the properties of materials affects their suitability for different uses.

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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.

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Olympic materials Primary

This resource allows primary school students to explore the difference between a natural material and a synthetic material. The Materials used in different sports for the Olympic Games is then explored.

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Floating garden challenge

In association with

A link to Practical Action’s floating garden challenge and its related resources, where students are tasked with designing and building a model structure that will enable farmers to produce crops in areas that are liable to flooding.

Curriculum maps

Science topic webs

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The Victorians: science ideas webs

A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Victorians. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups.

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The Tudors: science ideas webs

A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Tudors. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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Space: science ideas webs

A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic space. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups.

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The Stone Age: science ideas webs

A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the stone age. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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World War II: science ideas webs

A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic World War II. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups.