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Below is a list of resources that are useful to use during home learning to support the teaching of Science. This list of has been collected and quality assured with support from learned societies and subject organisations, including:

  • the Association for Science Education (ASE)
  • the Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • the Royal Society
  • the Royal Society of Biology (RSB)
  • the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • STEM Learning

These resources link closely to the national curriculum, however there are many other resources supporting enrichment and practical activities available on the societies’ websites and elsewhere.

Care should be taken that all activities, especially practical activities, are undertaken safely and with supervison of an adult.

Parents should check that activities are age appropriate and that they can be carried out safely in the home environment.


BBC Bitesize

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum. Suitable for pupil/parent use.




Website: https://www.century.tech/

Key stages: key stage 2

Description: Courses and micro-lessons covering a range of topics. Sections for schools, parents and carers and pupils.



Website: http://primary.cleapss.org.uk/Resource/Home-learning-practical-activities-for-children-and-their-families.aspx

Key stages: key stage 1 to key stage 2

Description: practical science activities for children and their families to complete at home with guidance on safely conducting practical activities in the home environment. Suitable for teacher and parent use.



STEM Learning

Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: an online resource bank listing quality-assured resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts.  New ‘home learning support for families’ section suitable for parent use.

Registration: is required for some resources

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