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    City Science Stars

    Engaging practical science activities for 9-11 year olds from the Primary Science Teaching Trust. Download lesson plans and other support materials for activities with links to football, other sports and space.

  • Photo of the Jurassic Coast in southern England
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    Big Jurassic Classroom

    A downloadable book, teacher guides and activity packs from the Primary Science Teaching Trust and Jurassic Coast Trust. Use these to support the teaching of rocks, fossils and evolution, and bring the wonder of the Jurassic Coast into your classroom.

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    Starters for science

    A series of short videos from the Primary Science Teaching Trust to support with get started with practical science enquiry. The activities require minimal resources and can be used in school or at home.

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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

    2021-03-24T10:24:00Z

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

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    The ‘broken’ practical approach

    2021-03-24T08:00:00Z

    Take this approach to practical work to ensure students are learning, not just doing

  • A photo of small bottles and spot plates
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    Microscale technicians in trouble! investigation

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    Some solutions have been mixed up – help the technicians work out which is which

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    Period products | 14–16 years

    2021-03-08T13:37:00Z

    Complete a life-cycle assessment for three period products: tampons, period pads and menstrual cups. Ask learners to use their judgement to recommend the product with the least environmental impact

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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. 

  • Group of primary pupils siting on the floor
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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 video demonstrations

    Discover a range of demonstrations that you can use to wow your learners 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.

  • Young primary pupils sieving sand
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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.

  • Primary pupils watch a scientist setting up equipment in a lab
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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.

  • Primary pupils display a block of soap they have made
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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