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The Primary SPACE reports comprise a series of 10 research reports produced by the Primary Science Processes and Concepts Exploration project. Carried out between January 1987 and 1990, the research investigated primary students' ideas about  science concepts.  The...

Primary maths series from the early 1970's.  Series composed of Units 1-4 and teacher's book.

Action mathematics

Primary mathematics series from the early 1970s which incorporated some elements from everyday life.

Accessing science

This series from the mid-2000s closely matched the QCA scheme of work for Science and the series followed a one-book-per-year approach with a...

Bodyscope

The most astonishing and complex organism on earth - the human body - is explored in this dynamic series. Specialist photography and state-of-the-art digital illustration...

The Science experiments series explores popular scientific topics through experiments, stressing the importance of practical back up to scientific principles and...

About Science

A collection of resources, from the SYCD Primary CD, exploring 'How Science Works' in everyday life and developing scientific vocabulary and understanding. The major resources are: *Reporting science - a unit which provides an opportunity for pupils to develop their writing, speaking and listening skills through...

Enhancing Science

A collection of activities, from the SYCD Primary CD, designed to engage and enhance the teaching of science. The major resources are: *Science fairs - a complete package that guides teachers through every stage of planning and managing a school Science Fair. *Assembly on sound- the text of an assembly on sound...

Managing Science

These resources, from the SYCD Primary CD, provide guidance for teachers who are supporting year 6 pupils in the transition from primary to secondary school. There is also help with finding ways to involve parents in their childrens' science education. The major resources are: *Passport - a template for a...

Living Things

A collection of resources, from the SYCD Primary CD, designed to develop and reinforce primary school pupils' understanding of the living world around them. The major resources are: *Growing pains - a drama script for older primary pupils, which explores what plants need in order to grow. *I scream for ice cream...

Materials

A collection of resources from the SYCD Primary CD investigating states of matter and the properties of materials. The major resources are: *Investigating ice - an investigation into melting ice developed across three age groups, 5-7 years, 7-9 years and 9-11 years. *Baking bread - a colour photograph of bread...

Physical Processes

A collection of resources from the SYCD Primary CD investigating physical processes. The major resources are: *Experience the moon - an activity for more able pupils enabling them to use independent research skills to produce a well-reasoned analysis of a travel poster for holidays on the Moon, in order to produce...

ICT

These resources, from the SYCD Primary CD, give guidance for teachers in using ICT to enhance science teaching.

The major resources are:

*Cameras and microscopes  

*Datalogging in the environment - an introduction to the basic theory of datalogging, including the setting-up process and a guide...

SYCD: Science Year

In 2001 the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) funded Science Year in England and Wales. As part of this programme NESTA commissioned the Association for Science Education (ASE) to produce a series of inspiring electronic resources to support science teaching and learning. This rich set...

SYCD: Primary

These resources, from the Science Year Primary CD-ROM, focus on engaging activities for teaching primary science. Please note that this collection of resources was first published in 2001. Ideas about the teaching of science explanations can change over time, and older resources may require repurposing for use in...

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