Primary resources

Teach primary science with ease, using experiments, cartoons, videos and more

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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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Materials cards

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

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Water for survival

Cover topics like filtration, distillation and temperature as your pupils purify water from a muddy pond to survive.

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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

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    Primary science demonstrations

    Illustrate basic scientific concepts using the simple ideas and everyday products in these videos

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    Concept cartoons

    Intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate thinking about particular situations in chemistry. Get your pupils thinking and chatting about difficult scientific concepts in new and interesting ways

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    That's chemistry!

    Delve into ideas, activities and investigations about the science of materials and their properties

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    Kitchen K-Mistry

    Use these short podcasts to introduce children to the chemistry they can find all around them, in their kitchen

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    Edible experiments

    Enthuse your students, excite the general public or just amaze your pals. Let's get people talking about chemistry that's relevant and fun, and help to inspire them. Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences

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Global experiments

Engage your students with hands-on, fully-resourced, group activities that are adaptable for all ages

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Primary curriculum topics

Discover teaching resources to help you cover four key areas of the primary science curriculum: earth science, everyday materials, reversible/irreversible change, and solids, liquids and gases.

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Interactive periodic table

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