CFA has produced new and engaging resources to support KS2 teaching about microorganisms. Downloadable lesson resources include a lesson plan, PowerPoint presentation and pupil copy-masters.
- Animal habitats
Different living things like to live in places that suit their needs, and that includes humans. Find out about the different habitats and the needs of the animals that live there.
- Animals including humans
Activities designed to encourage children to think about the characteristics of a range of animals, including humans.
- Medicines to treat disease
Infectious diseases have been treated in a variety of ways in the past and, as bacteria mutate, new medicines will be needed in the future. Learn about these treatments, and also what happens to medicines, and drugs, when they are swallowed, injected or inhaled.
- Where do medicines come from?
This resource provides support for a series of lessons on medicines – what they do and how to use them safely. It looks at how medicines are discovered, developed and tested through the eyes of a little girl called Ellie.
- Energy Challenge
Learn about the energy different foods provide, through considering how far someone could run fuelled by that food.
- Body Builder
Learn about the different bones and organs that make up your body. Where are they and what does each do?
- Data Harvest Competition
WIN a Vu+ Wireless Primary Data-Logging Pack! Based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, Data Harvest is offering a Vu+ data logger as a prize for the competition. Competition closes on 31st March 2017
- Rockpool Poster
Look out for your FREE A1 Poster which will be sent to all UK primary schools in January 2017! Download versions are available now and supporting resources available from the 'Benny the Blenny' website.
- Gratnells supports the Big Schools’ Birdwatch
Gratnells, manufacturers and marketers of Britain’s best known and most widely used range of storage systems for over 40 years, has supported the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch initiative, encouraging children to become part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey
I have been birding and twitching forever. I am 14 years old and am a birder, twitcher, conservationist, environmentalist and writer
- Grow Your Own
Be one of the first 2,000 teachers to register and receive, your free resource pack including 124 tomato seed packets for pupils to use in lessons and take home, 120 growing pots and teacher guidance
- Why you'll never catch smallpox homepage
This superb new resource is brought to you by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust. It offers a great opportunity for integrating science within cross-curricular learning in the context of smallpox and other communicable diseases.
- The Great Bug Hunt
The 2017 Great Bug Hunt for primary schools has been announced with June 16th 2017 as the closing date for entries. A Great Competition for Primary Schools to encourage pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom.
- Wild 4 Maths
A great new session for upper primary school children to apply maths skills to a real-life context, and understand how maths and science are linked. This session explores how maths is used in conservation work at the Zoo and out in the field.
- Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox
Children revise key learning from across the 'Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox' activities and explore how Jenner’s discovery has changed the world, and its crucial role in their own health.
- Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS)
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of science assessment which will have a positive impact on children’s learning
- Operating Theatre Live
Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience. Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
- #techjustice in action
A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
- 100 Small things
A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
- Weird Fish Lady
Arrange a visit from the WeirdFish Lady. Scientist, author and undersea explorer Gloria Barnett invites pupils to discover an exciting new world. Drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience, Gloria will introduce children to creatures and habitats that make the sea such a wondrous place.
- National Insect Week
A week of activities nationwide, National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. National Insect Week returns in 2018
- Floating garden challenge
A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 pupils The problem: as a result of climate change there is more rain in Bangladesh than ever before. Land where farmers used to grow their crops is now flooded on a regular basis.
- Jeans for Genes Day 2016
The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children affected by genetic disorders. Join in by planning your own event for Jeans for Genes Day on 23rd September 2016
Dr Helen, professional palaeontologist and child-friendly scientist, brings evolution, rocks and fossils, games, challenges, knowledge and enthusiasm into your classroom to help you, the teachers, inspire a future generation of scientists & creative thinkers.
- History Detectives
Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps using primary and secondary sources. They use these to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the supporting film, James.
- The Speckled Monster
Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
- Pumpkins Against Poverty
An exciting set of cross curricular activities for pupils aged 7-11 years to explore the difference that growing pumpkins can make to the lives of people living in flood prone regions of Bangladesh.
Citizen science projects where anyone can help researchers solve big problems and by getting invlved you also learn about the science. We recommend the Fossil Finder project for teacher to use with their students.
- Bioscience resources for primary schools
From building your own cell to discovering DNA in the garden, these BBSRC resources are highly recommended for introducing biology topics at Key Stage 1 and 2 (ages 5-11) and offer useful suggested activities.
- Collins Snap Science
Snap Science is a dynamic, comprehensive programme, packed with inspirational resources, designed to help you deliver outstanding science throughout your school.
- Climate change schools' project resources
The Climate Change Schools Resources were developed by the Climate Change Schools Project, based at the then Science Learning Centre in Durham and led by Krista McKinzey. A large number of teachers and schools in North East England were involved in their development
- Primary Science Resources from ABPI
Online interactive science resources for ages 5 to 11 from ABPI
- ARKive Educational Resources
Bring the wild to your classroom with ARKive Education! Our FREE education resources for 5-18 year olds can be used to teach a range of curriculum subjects including science, geography, English and art. Packed full of links to our amazing wildlife photos, videos and fact files, each education resource includes classroom presentations, activities and teachers’ notes.
- Billy the Banded Mongoose
Billy the Banded Mongoose is the story of what happens on a typical day for the mongooses in Mweya. Through reading the book you can find out what life as a mongoose is like, how looking after pups is hungry work and how the mongooses must work together to fight their nasty neighbours.
- British Antarctic Survey Educational Resources
Educational services and resources from the British Antarctic Survey
- Prehistoric puppets and models
Card models to bring ancient creatures to life
- Yummy Yoghurt Makers
A CREST Star activity from Practical Action
- Rutland Ospreys
Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
- SGM Education Resources
SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
- UK Ladybird Survey
A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
- World Osprey Week
Free resources for schools about satellite tracking of ospreys and more about these birds
- Microbiology Online
Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
- Harlequin Ladybird Survey
Through the winter you can get involved with a national Harlequin Ladybird Survey - using your mobile phone if you like!
- Discovering Antarctica (British Antarctic Survey)
The most up-to-date, in-depth, interactive teaching and learning resource on Antarctica
- ESA Kids
Space fun from the European Space Agency. You can play in several languages!
- Virtual pond dip