Rocket science

This experiment is a fun interactive way to get students thinking about how plants might grow in space.

Space

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

Get support in planning inspirational science lessons across all year groups, using the Earth and Space element of the National Curriculum.

Colour wheel

The magic of light

This set of eight enquiry-based activities aimed at 8-10 year olds allows pupils to study light and colour using spectroscopes and colour wheels.

Water bottles

Water rockets

Water rockets can be made using plastic bottles and these are propelled by pressurised water.

Classroom displays competition: your chance to win £100 worth of vouchers

The summer term has arrived, which can mean only one thing – our classroom displays competition has returned!

Mission: starlight

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, is about protecting astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light.

Primary

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The magic of light

This set of eight enquiry-based activities aimed at 8-10 year olds allows pupils to study light and colour using spectroscopes and colour wheels. Pupils work individually or in groups to build a spectroscope that can be used to look at light sources. They look at the composition of white light and how complex colours...
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Cross-curricular science ideas web: space

This resource produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) provides ideas for incorporating science teaching into the topic Space. Divided into three age ranges which span the primary phase, each web contains nine curriculum linked ideas for learning science within the topic context. The ideas webs can be...
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Look to the Future: the Future Needs STEM

This careers pack, for primary schools, uses space as a context to highlight the importance of STEM subjects. The resource has been written to highlight some of the STEM career opportunities available so that students, teachers and school communities can discuss and explore, from an earlier age, the breadth of jobs...
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​Secondary computing resources

The best resources for teaching secondary computing.

 

Space

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

CPD

Micro:bit in spaceCY228

Learn how to use this sensor-equipped and easy-to-program device to improve understanding in science and computing. The micro:bit was the biggest BBC Education project in 30 years, and involved up to a million of these credit-card sized devices being given out to 11 and 12 year olds across the UK. They are now...

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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Space

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

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