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    Microscale chemistry

    Experiment with classroom practicals that use only small quantities of chemicals and simple apparatus. Microscale chemistry is still engaging and exciting, but delivered in a safe and time efficient manner.

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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.

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    Primary science demonstrations

    Discover a range of demonstrations that you can use wow your students and get them thinking about simple chemistry concepts.

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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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    Reactivity of metals | practical videos | 14–16 years

    Video with supporting resources featuring three experiments investigating the relative reactivity of metals 

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    Tidy and sort

    This package provides an opportunity for the children to investigate a variety of ‘mixtures’ and the means by which they are best separated. The activities are put in context using a storybook, in which two sisters are presented with tubs of mixed objects to sort out. One of the sisters always wants to find the easiest way to sort the objects, and the other sister begins to use the same approach.

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    Science of healthy skin

    Children get the opportunity to replicate actual processes used in industry - researching, developing and producing ingredients for use in home care, personal products and health care. Children explore and learn about processes involved and challenges faced within industry, and develop and implement creative ideas and innovative solutions to scientific and industrial problems.

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    Kitchen concoctions

    Focusing on the use of mixtures in the kitchen, children examine a mince-pie as a ‘mixture’ and compare ‘real’ dairy cream with imitation aerosol cream. Activities include making a soap bar, developing a bubble mixture, investigating the effectiveness of washing products, and making a simple fire extinguisher.

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    Sustainable stories and solutions for our planet

    This resource highlights the issues and impacts of sustainability for 9-11 year old children. It contains several practical and discussion activities, in teachers’ guidance, children’s sheets and Powerpoint presentations.

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    Meet the scientists

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

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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

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    The RSC’s LGBT+ toolkit

    Resources to make a real difference towards LGBT+ inclusivity in science

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    Experiments and investigations

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

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    Resources for 9-11 years

    Explore our resources for teaching science to pupils aged 9-11 years. Browse by topic to find PowerPoint slides, teacher guidance and more

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    Resources for 7-9 years

    Explore our resources for teaching science to pupils aged 7-9 years. Browse by topic to find investigations, podcasts and more

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    Resources for 4-7 years

    Explore our resources for teaching science to pupils aged 4-7 years. Browse by topic to find videos, experiments and more

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    Find primary science resources

    Browse all our primary science resources including videos, podcasts, experiments and more. Browse resources by age group or search for a particular topic

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    On this day in chemistry

    Explore 366 days of chemistry history in anecdotes. Find out more about what happened on today’s date or explore the whole collection