Support for primary teachers

As a primary school teacher, you have the important job of introducing young children to science. With this role comes the opportunity to encourage and nurture an interest in science that will grow with your students.

To help you give your students the best grounding in science education, we offer a range of support – along with our partners and primary teacher networks.

Browse our primary level classroom resources or read on to find out more about the work our partners do and how you can get in contact with your local education coordinator.

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Contact your local education coordinator

Our network of local education coordinators regularly visit networks of primary teachers. Why not get in contact and see if they have any dates in your area?

Find out who your local education coordinator is and get in touch


Meet our partners

To bring you support specially suited to the primary classroom, we work in collaboration with partners. Check out our main partner organisations below and follow the links to access primary science support for your classroom.

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Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)

The PSQM supports primary science subject leaders, helping to raise the profile of science in your school and access professional development programmes. With a network of local hubs for science subject leaders, they can help your school gain one of three levels of PSQM award.

Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT)

The RSC will be attending the Primary Science Teaching Trust's (PSTT) international conference in June 2019 and are also involved in endorsing a Fellow of the Trust. In 2018, the RSC endorsed Fellow was Dr Craig Early. You can read Criag's biography here.

The Association for Science Education (ASE)

The ASE offers resources, events and conferences and primary science teachers. We often attend conferences organised by the ASE, so keep an eye out for us!


Browse our classroom resources for primary science

We have plenty of classroom resources suited to primary school age children. Have a look at our highlights below, or browse all of our resources on our primary resources page.

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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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Interactive periodic table

Discover the elements through videos, podcasts, data trends and uses

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Science ideas webs

Explore ideas for science activities related to common primary topics, cross-linked to periods of history, including Ancient Greece or the Victorian era