ASE Coronavirus Hub is a massive portal for science-based resources and activities. They have a Primary-focused resources directory and also Secondary-focused – both are curated and particularly aimed at teachers and other science educators.
Science resources about plants, animals, human body, habitats and the environment, materials, forces, light and sound, electricity, earth and space and working scientifically. Resources include videos, games and quizzes.
Explorify presents a range of visual resources to help children learn and talk about science. They can make predictions in ‘Zoom In/ Zoom Out’ or ‘Odd one out’ activities, watch clear science videos or consider bigger questions in ‘What would happen if…? activities. Signing up to these resources is free.
Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children. Ideal for home or in the classroom, they encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering. 90 pages of fun science challenges – many of the challenges come with a video.
Youth Action website encouraging young people to get involved and to become ‘Plastic Clever’, reducing the use of single use plastic. This website contains a wealth of learning resources and inspiration together with a guide to becoming ‘Plastic Clever’ and a link to an app that can help children to log their litter picks and help to collect 100000 pieces of single use plastic.
These Nuffield Council on Bioethics resources aim to help students make informed decisions about the use of animals in research. There are 10 activities to choose from, made up of individual starters, activities, plenaries and an assessment exercise which can be dropped into a lesson or used as a whole according to a chosen programme of study.
There are a wealth of teaching resources available from the PSTT and, to support home learning, there are ‘Science fun at home’ activities released weekly. Activities include ‘Ice science’ and ‘Fun with spinners’. There are also Science and STEM Club resources that include activities, information about famous scientists/ engineers and factsheets to support learning.
The RSPCA have created a bank of free resources to do with your children at home all linked to animal welfare. There is also a competition called ‘Compassionate Class’ with a deadline for entering of 19 May.
Subject experts have put together a selection of resources – all of which are completely free for everyone to access. The subject experts are also available from 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays via their webchat, which you can find in the bottom right hand corner of all their web pages.
We will be adding new content and ideas every week
Learning Resources: This site brings together resources from the Science Museum Group including activities, games and videos. Discover activities to support a range of curriculum topics for use in the classroom, in museum galleries and beyond.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and maths) based activity packs for remote learning. Activities encompass all aspects of STEM, including coding, environmental sustainability and robotics. A range of activities will be released on Wednesday each week, involving technical, practical and physical elements. CGI are encouraging participants to post their best pictures of the activities and competitions on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook using #STEMfromHome and #ExperienceCGI. With the best entries shared across their Social Media channels.
The first 2 packs are out now: Introduction to Coding and Design and Robotics.
This is a children’s science magazine, packed with information, investigations, puzzles and fascinating facts. The Whizz Pop Bang team have released some free experiments and reading comprehensions for use during school closures.
The Woodland Trust have a range of information and resources to support learning about nature- ideal for helping children to identify local species. Click on the ‘blog’ and select ‘children and families’ to get a range of nature activities to do at home – part three is all related to Easter.
A collection of some of the best primary science resources, games, videos and activities on the web organised in themes such as ‘Earth and Space’, Humans’ and ‘Plants’. Aimed at both teachers and parents.