At the RSC we believe that engaging young learners with scientific concepts at an early stage in their education can help spark a lifelong enthusiasm for science, and that by inspiring young minds, we can help ensure that STEM higher education and careers opportunities are available to everyone.
Steps into Science is the brand-new website from the Royal Society of Chemistry, developed with generous support from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. It’s a place where teachers can see all our primary science resources in one place. Teachers will be able to easily and quickly find high-quality, primary-specific information and ideas for making science engaging and accessible to all their students. There’s also a section of the website that focuses on ideas for cross-curricular activities, so that teachers can bring science learning into literacy, numeracy, history, geography and sustainability.
Resources are categorised by age groups - Ages 4-7, Ages 7-9 and Ages 9-11 and includes curriculum maps for all four nations' curricula, and resources in Welsh and Irish.
Secondary schools may have labs and technicians, but there are lots of fun investigations that can be easily done in primary school classrooms to really engage younger children and awaken their enthusiasm for science – visit Steps into Science to find out more.