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A Beginner's Guide to Cosmology

This resource gives a general introduction to cosmology; the branch of science that studies the Universe and attempts to explain how it came...

Stuck in the Mud

Aimed at Key Stage Two, this resource looks at the problem of launching RNLI lifeboats from different types of terrain in all kinds of weather. Linked to work on forces, shape and space and design and technology, it introduces the concept that both force and area affect the pressure applied on a surface. Working...

Sea the Heat

This resource, aimed at Key Stage Two, investigates heat transfer as one of the principles of heat pumps used to heat lifeboat stations. Linking to the topics of materials and their properties and changes of state, children learn how heat moves from high energy (warm) to lower energy (cold) down a gradient and how...


In this activity, students consider energy transfers and calculate work done, speed, power and efficiency in order to compare two RNLI lifeboats in a rescue situation. They then go on to explore how much energy can be saved by restricting the speed during non-emergency situations. Students work out how the...


In this activity children explain that different fruit and vegetables grow during different seasons and assemble their own seasonal salads. These resources include an advice sheet to support setting up cooking with your class, cards showing which fruits and vegetables grow well in the various seasons and cards to...

The Digestive System

This resource provides a lesson about digestion in humans, linked to curriculum objectives. It is structured around a series of captivating, educational films. The films highlight the structure and function of the key organs of the digestive system, focusing on what happens at each stage on food's incredible...

CPD taster: Introduction to primary computing

This is a CPD taster created to give teachers a better understanding of what to expect when joining one of our primary computing courses. Below you will find a video and a task for you to do in your own time. Once you have done the activity, ...

Young People's Book Prize 2021 - activities and resources

These resources offer a series of activities to use alongside the six books which have been shortlisted for the Young People’s Book Prize 2021.The activities include investigations and experiments related to various topics, such as plants, biodiversity and the environment, inventions and inventors, space and the...

Thinking Through Mathematics

These resources, produced by The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), have been designed to encourage distinctive ways of thinking and learning as part of the NCETM professional development package.

Analysing reasoning and...

Separation Science

This activity, from the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, is a video supported by pupil activities.

In the first part of the video the importance of separating substances using everyday examples is discussed and the techniques that can be used. This is then extended to explain why separation techniques...

Super Science - For Groups With Special Needs

The activities in this pack have been designed for use with children who have difficulty following instructions given purely in text and may have difficulties remembering a series of verbal instructions.

The activities cover a mixture of topics including: magnets, forces, light, states of matter and sound....

3D Shapes and nets

The curriculum aims of this resource are:

  • To be able to identify and name common 3D shapes
  • To be able to identify and name features of 3D shapes such as vertices, edges and sides
  • To be able to name and identify the nets of common 3D shapes

Vocabulary covered in this...

Types of Angles

The curriculum objectives covered by this resource are:

  • To identify and name different types of angles
  • To know and recall vocabulary associated with different types of angles
  • To identify and recall the...


The curriculum objectives covered by this resource are:

  • To be able to compare fractions and determine if they are equal where denominators are not common
  • To be able to compare fractions and determine if they are greater or smaller
  • To be able to justify answers


Chicken Coop Maths

This resource support the learning of the language associated with pattern and number sequences. The aim is for students to:

  • To identify patterns within certain sequences of numbers;
  • To determine whether certain sequences of numbers follow given rules;
  • To extend those sequences of...


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