Resources: Key Stage 2/3

12 exciting hands-on experiments

Our 12 exciting hands-on experiments, developed by Dr Mark Biddiss, are designed to be safely used in the classroom. Each experiment is accompanied by instructions, shopping list and useful information, and are taken from Dr Mark’s Magical Science 1 & 2 Books and CD Roms. To download these experiments please click here.

BLOODHOUND SSC project

The BLOODHOUND SSC engineering adventure seeks to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. To achieve this ambitious goal, the BLOODHOUND Education Programme will be made available to all pupils in primary and secondary schools, and to students in further and higher education. Nearly 4,000 schools registered in the first 18 months of the project, and numerous presentations have been given to other groups and professional institutions, taking the project into the heart of the community and society.

Available resources can be viewed here.

Flashbang Science

Flashbang Science is a bright mobile lab which pulls up right at your front door. It is "hands on" practical science experimentation for children aged 8-11 who become scientists all by themselves for a session. For more information please visit their website.

Future Morph

Future Morph is the Science Council’s website designed to provide information for young people, their parents and teachers about careers available from studying science and maths. For more information see www.futuremorph.org.

IET Faraday

An exciting year-long programme of resources, activities, competitions and events designed to inspire young people about STEM. With a new theme every year, the website contains a wealth of resources, including teaching materials for KS3, KS4 and Engineering Diploma, and specially made films and games which bring the real world of engineering to life.

Practical Action

Practical Action has a range of science resources for Key Stages 2-4 that focus on renewable energy and climate change including their 'wind power challenge', as well as enhancement/homework activities and free resources for the classroom such as posters. For more information please visit their website.

Royal Society of Chemistry

Educators and students at all levels from primary school to university can access thousands of free resources, such as experiments, videos, worksheets and games at www.rsc.org/resources-tools/education-resources

The Salters Institute

The Salters' Institute plays a major role in the support of chemistry teaching, the encouragement of young people to pursue careers in the UK chemical industries, and the promotion of chemical education including the whole area of curriculum development.

The Salters' Chemistry Club encourages schools to set up Chemistry Clubs and then to take part in Salters' Festivals of Chemistry. During the last fifteen years over 44,200 students have experienced the fun of practical chemistry through the Salters' Festivals of Chemistry which have been hosted to date by more than 45 universities throughout the UK and Ireland in partnership with over 50 chemical and related companies.

Schoolscience

Schoolscience provides a directory of science resources, information and contacts for primary and secondary schools. The science learned at school and its relation to the outside world is supported by content from major trade associations, Research Councils UK and professional bodies who contribute unique scientific knowledge and resources. Working together, we help teachers, pupils and technicians enrich science learning. 

Special Leaders Award

All awards are open to three groups of students: Primary (5 - 11), Secondary (11 - 16) and Advanced (17 - 19). For all awards, students will be required to complete an application to become a leader for STEM for their school or college and complete an interview. Each 'special award' has its own theme and prizes, and students can be entered into more than one category. Please visit the website for more info at www.leadersaward.com  

Tomorrow's Engineers

The Tomorrow's Engineers programme, led by the engineering community, provides a platform for employers to work effectively with schools to inspire more young people to consider a careers in engineering. Delivering national impact through local coordination, Tomorrow's Engineers has directly reached over 300,000 young people in the past year by providing clear, consistent information for young people aged between 9 - 16, their teachers and parents.

Water Boxes

IChemE's Water Special Interest Group have been donating 'Water Boxes' to schools in the UK and overseas since 2004. The Water Box contains 15 experiments (and 3 posters) suitable for KS2/3 and is currently supplied by Veolia Water. A small number of boxes are available each year and schools are usually nominated by a member of IChemE's Water Special Interest Group, however a direct request from a school could be considered. For more information visit the Water Special Interest Group's website.