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The Learning Zone

Designed especially for children by Oxford University Museum of Natural History, there are lots of fun things to do and learn here. Sections include: Animals, Insects, Rocks, Fossils, Minerals, Funstuff.

7-14 year olds
DK Find Out

A fantastic primary encyclopedia type site from Dorling Kindersley. Find out about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature and more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes and galleries.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
7-13 year olds
STEM Learning Primary Resources

Support and resources for primary teachers and educators in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). You will need to register to access online and physical resources, online community groups and more.

5-11 year olds
Science and Plants for Schools

Fantastic lesson plans and teaching tools for teaching plant science. Great if you are looking for teaching ideas for all ages.

4-18 year olds
BASF Virtual Lab

Work your way around the lab trying experiments on the way. You will need to choose equipment and you will be able to observe what happens. A superb resource aimed at fostering an interest in science.

Teachers, Pupils
9-12 year olds

An interactive where you explore the body of a ladybird, an ant and a bee. You can rotate and zoom in on the minibeasts and click on hotspots which explain interesting facts about bees, ants and ladybirds. Brilliant in full-screen mode on an IWB.

7-11 year olds
Life Stages

A life stages activity, with audio, where children need to drag and drop various of images into the correct positions on the relevant life stages. It includes life stages of a butterfly, chicken, flower, frog, human and a tree.

6-8 year olds
Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut

Train Like an Astronaut is an international challenge for 8 to 12 year olds which focuses on health, science, fitness and nutrition.There are lots of free resources to help educators teach the principles of health and exercise, using a space context.

8-12 year olds
Teaching Science through Stories

Looking for inspiration for science activities in the classroom? This site has some great ideas taking stories as a starting point. Well worth exploring.

5-11 year olds
Galaxy Pugs

Galaxy Pugs is a Key Stage 1 science game features missions where children learn about plants, animals, materials, the human body, habitats and micro habitats.

6-7 year olds
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