Resources for teaching 4-7 years

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

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Seasons and unexpected weather | 4–7 years

Connect your curriculum teaching on seasonal changes to engaging sustainability contexts. This topic web suggests classroom activities linked to observing seasonal changes and weather. 

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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’.

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Materials, recycling and rubbish | 4–7 years

Connect your curriculum teaching on materials to engaging sustainability contexts. This topic web suggests classroom activities linked to recycling and how much rubbish is produced in your school.

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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.

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Biodiversity and habitats | 4–7 years

Connect your curriculum teaching on habitats to engaging sustainability contexts. This topic web suggests classroom activities linked to increasing biodiversity and protecting marine habitats.

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

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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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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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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.