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Reach Out

Teach primary science with confidence. Free access to online continuing professional development for all UK primary school teachers in the UK. Fun science activities also for parents to do at home.

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5-11 year olds
What is a Vertebrate?

A short, animated video which explains the difference between a vertebrate and an invertebrate and a sorting game where you need to sort a few animals into the two categories.

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7-11 year olds
All About Spring

Our feature on Spring looks at why we get Spring and what happens in Spring. It focuses on the United Kingdom but is applicable to other countries in the Northern Hemisphere. IWB friendly.

Teachers, Pupils

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5-11 year olds
BBC Bitesize Science Key Stage 2

Colourful, interactive science activities from the BBC Bitesize on the key areas: materials, energy, light and sound, humans, plants and animals. Designed for 10 to 11 year olds.

Pupils

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7-11 year olds
RSPB Kids Learn about Nature

Learn and play your way through the wonderful world of wildlife.

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7-14 year olds
The Children's University of Manchester

This excellent website supports KS2 pupils' learning in the classroom and at home. Choose from a range of interactive learning materials, downloadable resources, videos and games.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

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7-11 year olds
Food a Fact of Life

The website is a comprehensive education programme which communicates up-to-date, evidence-based, messages around ‘food’ to all those involved in education. The are excellent free lesson plans and printable or presentation resources to support teachers.

Teachers

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3-14 year olds
How the Sun and UV Cause Cancer

Find out how to protect your skin in the sun. There is an animation showing you what happens to your skin when it is burnt in the sun.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

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5-11 year olds
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.

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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

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7-13 year olds
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