Featured CPD activities

Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science .NY001

This course is based upon the highly successful ‘Thinking, Doing, Talking Science’ project from Oxford which works on the premise that science lessons which are most successful at engaging and motivating pupils and raising their attainment feature more practical activity, deeper thinking, more discussion, less (but...

Strategies for developing thinking skills in scienceNY295

Do you want to find more creative ways to develop your students thinking? Would you like to engage a wider range of students through innovative teaching practices? Explore research-based strategies for developing students’ thinking skills in science. Discover how to diversify teaching and learning to promote...

The science of learningNE709

Online course. Flexible participation. Guided by Professor Paul Howard-Jones (The Secret Life of Four and Five Year Olds) and Professor Tim Jay, develop an understanding of the science of learning and discuss its impact on your teaching. Draw upon educational neuroscience and psychology to help you interpret student...

Developing shared approaches to maths in science and science in mathsMY219

There is significant overlap between science and mathematics curricula, but students’ experience of shared topics is often very different in the two subjects. Are applications from science regularly used to explore concepts in maths lessons? Are the mathematical techniques that students learn in science developed...

Inspiring post-16 biologyNY501

"As a subject, biology challenges students and teachers alike to deal with fast-moving and ethically sensitive topics. New practical techniques, uses of ICT, active and context based learning strategies can help students find tricky subjects inspiring. The course aims to help you: develop engaging approaches to...

CERN study visit and follow-up conferenceNV200

Engaging students with big stories of contemporary science is a characteristic of inspiring science teaching. This study visit is a unique opportunity for UK science teachers to visit CERN and have its facilities, functions and operation explained by the scientists and engineers who work at CERN. Support is given, on...

Teaching primary science: exploring spaceNE003

Online course. Flexible participation. Learn about current and future space missions, aiming to explore our solar system and beyond. Discover effective ways in which to engage pupils in science and wider STEM activities linked to space exploration. In this course, you'll discuss with other teachers and draw upon a...

Making powerful connections between primary literacy and scienceRP114

You will explore a range of strategies designed to improve children's ability to use scientific language. You will be able to maximise the opportunities for developing literacy skills and improving attainment in science by planning lessons in which children communicate science ideas, knowledge and understanding.

Strengthening practical work in biologyRP200

We will explore strategies for teaching topics across the biology curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective. There will be hands-on opportunities to explore interesting and creative approaches to new and familiar practical techniques using a range of...

Supermarket scienceRP125

This practical CPD for primary school teachers will provide you with a bank easy to use ideas that you can take away with you to enable your pupils to conduct experiments and have fun. Hands-on experience promotes curiosity and engagement and provides opportunities for the discussion and questioning which develop...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Secondary bespoke support

We can support you in identifying the CPD support that you need, provide CPD activity directly from our programme...

Getting students to the top grades-Invitation Only

This course will support science teachers in implementing the latest curriculum and tackle any issues that may...

Secondary bespoke TSSP Ullswater Developing Learning Skills

We can support you in identifying the CPD support that you need, provide CPD activity directly from our programme...

Triple Science consultancy

This gives supported schools the opportunity to request additional support with an adviser beyond their...

Magnetism and Electromagnetism TSST

If you have been asked to teach physics and it is outside your specialist area, this course is for you.

It...

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Popular CPD related resources

Louis Pasteur

Marvellous Microbes I: the Pasteurs

These materials, from the Microbiology Society look at the work of Louis Pasteur and helps students to understand the growth of yeast. There are three resources that can be used together or separately and are suitable for Key Stage Two or Three students.

Marvellous microbes ...

The Solar Spark

The Solar Spark educational resources are produced by the SUPERGEN Excitonic Solar Cells Consortium. This is a group of research scientists from eight UK universities working together to do scientific research on Excitonic Solar Cells. Researchers work in the areas of polymer solar cells, dye-...

EV3 Activities for the Busy Teacher

This sample of a teacher guide introduces basic robotics using Lego EV3 hardware and software – the activities are based upon a single robot model which can be constructed from the education core set.

Students learn about basic movement of the robot rover in the context of space...

Water cycle

The water cycle

This resource from the Royal Society of Chemistry is aimed at Key Stage Two and links to the topic area of states of matter. Focusing on evaporation and condensation, it aims to develop investigative skills and contains ideas for investigations, key vocabulary and background knowledge including...

Tales from the Prep Room

The Prep Room plays a crucial role in the Royal Institution’s public communication of science. It is where all the equipment and demonstrations are prepared for Royal Institution events - not least the annual Christmas Lectures. This series provides a range of hands-on experiments and...

Indices and surds

This resource contains ten problems which require students to think, explore and explain the mathematical topic of indices and surds. The problems require students to not only be able to manipulate expressions containing indices and surds but also be able to explain and justify how conclusions...