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Science Teaching Resources

Below are free science teaching resources for teachers in UK schools to help you save time spent on lesson planning for Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Primary or secondary school science teachers may find these websites useful for developing their own lesson plans or for signposting their pupils to innovative online content.

Key Stage 1

National Grid for Education School Power 4 to 7 Years can help pupils learn about energy, materials and forces. It is ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard.  

BBC Science Clips are science activities in Flash to help children meet KS1 science requirements.

Kids can learn about Pushing and Pulling with learning materials that are ideal for teachers to use with interactive whiteboards.

Key Stage 2

Produced by Cambridge University, Engineering Interact helps to make learning about science fun for 9 to 11 year olds. There are games based around light, forces and sound and it is ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard.

The Energy Experience teaches children about energy use in the home, with much about efficiency. Pupils can learn about power generation and safety with animated and audio resources.

The BBC Bitesize KS2 pages can help pupils to prepare 11 year olds for their SATs tests through interactive activities. It includes a section for science.

Key Stage 3

Kids can learn about Rainforest Wildlife on environmental education website, The Rainforests, which also has information on the people, landscapes and deforestation.

Pupils can read about birds and wildlife on the RSPB Kids pages of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Birds. The section also has pages of useful teacher resources.

The SITA UK Education site can help pupils to learn about reducing, reusing and recycling waste, using interactive Flash games and animations. It is also a useful parent and teacher resource.

Key Stage 4

On Yenka Science a range of virtual laboratories are offered to help demonstrate a range of scientific concepts. There is a wide range of free materials, as well as paid-for resources.

PEEP - Physics and Ethics Education Project - is a GCSE level resource to help pupils prepare for the exam syllabus. Areas covered include the climate, robotics, space, energy and public health.

British Standards Institution Applied Science is produced in line with the GCSE double award and includes useful information for both pupils and teachers. It also supports the 14-19 agenda.

We hope you find these free teaching resources for science teachers to be very useful when lesson planning for Key Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4.

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