Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC): Primary School Resources

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) has a long history of producing science education resources that look at how science is applied in real-life contexts. The resources in this collection allow children to gain investigative skills, understand scientific concepts and also enjoy group work. The materials contain extensive teacher guidance, background information and chidren's activity sheets. The materials are also suitable for developing links with local science-based companies as they illustrate how classroom science can be applied in a range of industrial contexts.

The activities cover a wide range of curriculum science and technology. They help to:

  • enhance teaching of science and technology
  • engage children by placing investigations in meaningful contexts
  • help teachers and local industry to gain a better understanding of each others' work
  • show the role played by science-based industry in society

A special issue of the Association of Science Education's Primary Science journal containing articles written by the CIEC team, highlights the importance of working across the boundaries between education and industry to provide pupils with a better understanding of the application of science in the real world.



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Smart Bricks for Smart Plants

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context. In these activities, children compare plants grown in a variety of nutrients. They investigate the best conditions to grow turf for a sports pitch.

During the activities...

Turf Troubles

In this primary resource, children work scientifically to investigate the effects of various conditions on plant growth. The activities are set in a real-life context, that of a sports company who wish to provide a turf surface suitable for a range of activities. Information is required on suitable grass types and...

Reclaim It

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these materials encourage primary children to use reclaimed materials to make a range of products that include a model person, stacking toy, necklace, model car and powered roundabout.

The skills pupils develop during the activities include...

Room for Improvement

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this booklet contains a variety of practical investigations for children aged 8-10 which provide a focus for planning and carrying out science and technology based activities.

Set around the context of redecorating a bedroom, the activities...


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