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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Science of Healthy Skin

This resource aimed at older primary children, covers many aspects of working scientifically whilst learning about materials and their properties. The learning is based upon actual processes used in an industry which researches, develops and produces ingredients for a wide variety of applications. Letters from...

Enabling accurate teacher assessment in primary science

This resource supports teachers to make sense of Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2. It provides an overview of the primary science curriculum showing how children may progress. The document also breaks down performance descriptors and highlights which topics are covered in each year...

Sustainable Stories And Solutions For Our Planet

This resource contains practical and discussion activities which link to many areas of the science curriculum including materials and their properties, balanced diets, many aspects of working scientifically and sustainability.

Activities include:

Which metal? - investigate the...

Role badges

These role badges can be used in class when working scientifically. They help promote well organised practical activities and a sense of purpose when investigating in science.

This resource has been provided by CIEC.


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