Opinion

A day like no other: filming science demonstrations with Professor Brian Cox

The children were feeling more excited than nervous. Having seen Professor Cox on television and in magazines, they started asking questions about the day and why they would be using our class.

Resource

Mathematical reasoning: activities for developing thinking skills

Covering integers, sequences, angles, shapes and much more, this resource from SMILE Mathematics contains 27 activities.

Primary resources for cross curricular topics

Explore our series of primary resources, supporting the teaching of science through cross curricular topics.

Opinion

Terrific Scientific: engaging schools and families alike

Fewer than 15% of 10 to 14 year olds (and particularly girls) currently aspire to pursue a career in science – leaving the UK with a looming skills shortage.

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STEM Ambassador impact on young people

STEM Ambassadors are a national treasure. In this report, we share with you four key lessons we have learned through recent research and evaluation of STEM Ambassador activity.

CPD

Primary STEM for newly and recently qualified teachers

Learn how to plan appropriate and varied lessons in STEM subjects.

Primary

Browse over 3,000 resources, tailored professional development, news, opinions and online community discussions for teachers of science, mathematics, design and technology and computing.

Featured Resources

Endangered species egg decorating

This resource, produced by ARKive, combines art and science to create models of endangered species. Children choose their favourite threatened species and study their key features. They then decorate an egg to look like their chosen endangered animal and present their completed design to the rest of the class,...
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Reasoning about numbers, with challenges and simplifications

This booklet from the National Numeracy Strategy was written to help students: * solve mathematical problems or puzzles, recognise and explain patterns and relationships, generalise and predict; * explain methods and reasoning orally and in writing; * suggest extensions by asking ‘What if …?’ All the activities give...
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1990 - 1999

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Colour in the Earth

This resource provides activities that link in which geography at primary level, using images of cities and Islands around the World taken from Space. These images taken by Tim Peake, support children in recognising human and natural features from an aerial view. They develop their understanding of maps and keys/...
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Primary mathematics

A guide to the best resources to support mathematics aligned to the English National Curriculum.

Primary science

A guide to the best resources to support science aligned to the English National Curriculum.

Cross curricular

Explore our series of primary resources, supporting the teaching of science through cross curricular topics.

Space

Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO UK, the UK space education office.

CPD

Developing the experienced primary science leaderNY003

Innovative, exciting and supportive, this CPD is aimed at established primary science subject leaders who want to explore current best practice, extend their skills and interact with research at local, national and international levels. You will engage in dialogue and debate with peers and a range of science-based...

Primary STEM for newly and recently qualified teachersNY015

Planning exciting, differentiated STEM lessons can be a lot to get your head around when you are new to the job! Not only do you have to assess the children and be there to answer their complex questions, but children are expected to make progress, learn to select the most appropriate method of enquiry, calculation...

Space and astronomy- a context to teach science from year 1 to year 6NY017

As well as covering the Earth and Space element of the National Curriculum, this course will support you in planning inspirational science lessons across all year groups. With a focus on planning innovative and engaging lessons you will develop children’s independence when carrying out, recording and analysing...

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