Primary school science lesson

Bringing science to life in your primary classroom

If you were asked to name a scientist or an engineer who would you name?

Would it be someone who you commonly see on TV such as Sir David Attenborough or Professor Brian Cox? Or would you reach into history and call on Issac Newton, Marie Curie or Albert Einstein?

These scientists helped us to understand more...

Earth from space

The most cataclysmic event in one afternoon

How do you incorporate the complete story of the Big Bang and other galactic phenomena into your key stage 4 and 5 lessons?

The trick is to draw on the expert experience and amazing resources of the University of Hertfordshire at the Bayfordbury Observatory. This is where a group of teachers visited as part of a CPD...

Sensory science

Sensory science: engaging students through hands-on approaches

It really is amazing to enter a classroom when the children are absolutely delighted to see you. It’s something I experienced whilst developing lesson plans for special needs schools.

As a science specialist, I used my experience running workshops to devise six super-sensory hands-on chemistry lessons –...

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Let Teachers SHINE: £15,000 grants available to help your students

SHINE’s Let Teachers SHINE competition is offering up to £15,000 to teachers who have brilliant ideas to help disadvantaged children succeed in English, maths or science.If you’re a creative, passionate teacher who has an exciting new idea that will really make a difference, then the Let Teachers SHINE competition for you.Open to any qualified,...

Join the UK’s biggest celebration of science

British Science Week takes place from 9-18 March 2018 and is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Whether you’re planning an activity of your own, or participating in pre-existing events, anyone can get involved with British Science Week.Find out how we can support youThere are plenty of ways that STEM Learning...

Final call for secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

Deadline for applications extended: 5pm on 14 February 2018Open to all state-funded secondary schools, the Polar Explorer grant award is for those wishing to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary. The award of £2,500, focuses on the following four areas:science leadershipquality of collaboration between science...

Register for the British Biology Olympiad

Taking place from 23-31 January 2018, the British Biology Olympiad challenges and motivates students with an interest in biology.Open to post-16 students, the competition consists of two, one-hour online multiple choice tests. These are taken in schools and colleges under staff-supervised conditions at any time convenient during the competition...

Get involved with British Science Week 2018

British Science Week is an annual celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Running from 9-18 March 2018, thousands of activities will be taking place across the UK for people of all ages.To make it even easier for you to get involved, the British Science Association has a number of grant schemes to support you in...

Register your interest to get Quantum Ambassadors to work with your students

We’re currently developing an exciting new project to get your A level students involved with quantum physics.It is a free project that aims to get Quantum Ambassadors, researchers in the field of quantum physics, into your classroom to bring cutting-edge physics and technology to life. Perfect for A level or equivalent students of physics or...

Gatsby launches Good Practical Science report to transform practical science education

A new report outlining ten benchmarks to transform practical science education in England been published by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.The Good Practical Science report details recommendations to help secondary schools achieve world-class science education. The benchmarks include recommendations for schools, policymakers, Ofsted and teacher...

Wellcome’s latest report highlights current state of UK primary science education

Wellcome has published a new report which explores the nature of primary science delivery across the UK.Commissioned by Wellcome and carried out by CFE Research with the University of Manchester, the report looks into science leaders, teachers and pupils’ opinions of science.This report has been released prior to Wellcome’s UK-wide primary science...

Solving the STEM shortage: CPD improves science teacher retention

New research shows that continuing professional development (CPD) can play a significant role in retaining science teachers and improving science education.Commissioned by Wellcome and carried out by Education Datalab, the research found that science teachers who participate in CPD through STEM Learning are much more likely to remain in teaching....

Darwin Plus: environment funding scheme for UK Overseas Territories

The Darwin Initiative, a UK Government grant scheme, helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries and UK Overseas Territories (OTs).The scheme’s Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund (also known as Darwin Plus) supports the delivery of long-term strategic outcomes for the natural environment in the...


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