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Free Science KS2 Teaching Resources for Primary Teachers

Learning about KS2 Science

During Key Stage 2, children learn about a wider range of living things and materials. They apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to everyday contexts. Children carry out investigations on their own and with others. They communicate their understanding and findings using scientific vocabulary and diagrams, charts and graphs.

In KS2 Science, children identify life processes common to humans and animals as well as those that apply to plants. They learn about nutrition, circulation, movement, growth and reproduction health. Children group and classify materials, considering thermal insulators, electrical conductors and the difference between solids, liquids and gases. They learn about reversible and irreversible changes, including processes such as burning, cooling, evaporation and condensing. Children learn about separating mixtures of materials and the processes of sieving, dissolving, filtering and evaporation. They develop their knowledge and understanding of circuits, forces, light and sound.

In Key Stage 2, children are taught about the Earth, sun and moon. They learn how day and night occur and about length of orbits. This topic can be taught through a number of practical activities where children can create 2D and 3D displays. They will learn about the topic at the same time which is very useful.

Materials for KS2 Science

The materials in section provide lesson plans and resources that be used to support teaching and learning in Key Stage 2 Science in different areas of the programme of study.  They can be incorporated into current schemes of work to provide variety and interest.

BP Educational Service has a store of Science resources for KS2 pupils. With games, kits, videos and worksheets a range of topics are explained; from energy to climates, from rocks to fossils. This site is full of great things to do that will really engage pupils and help them learn about Science.

Actionaid is a great site to use when talking about global issues such as climate and diseases. The powerpoints that they provide have good detail and explains clearly about each topic.

 

29 Key Free Teaching Resources

PDSA

PDSA

Link the curriculum to pets in fun and engaging ways with PDSA’s free downloadable lesson plans, videos and interactive games aimed at Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 pupils

Find out more about PDSA

 
Sightsavers

Sightsavers

Check out Sightsavers resources for KS1 and 2. They offer a curriculum linked i:care teachers pack and kids activity sheet; both can be ordered or downloaded for free on their website.

Visit their website

 
Learn With Dogs

Learn With Dogs

Free downloadable resources that include information on responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs to help educate the dog owners of tomorrow.

Find out more about Learn With Dogs

 
Climate Choices Children’s Voices

Climate Choices Children’s Voices

Interactive resources looking at climate change and how it affects food supply

Visit their website

 
Countryside Investigators

Countryside Investigators

Engaging new online resource about the countryside - free, curriculum-linked and ready-to-use

Find out more about Countryside Investigators

 
British Gas Generation Green

British Gas Generation Green

Generation Green is British Gas’ education programme; teaching children about sustainability, inspiring a nation of energy innovators and providing energy makeovers for schools across Britain

Find out more about Generation Green

 
British Red Cross

British Red Cross

‘Life. Live it. First aid education for children’ - helping you teach first aid

Find out more about British Red Cross Primary

 
RSPCA

RSPCA

Free teaching resources to help you develop informed, responsible and active citizens.

Find out more about RSPCA

 
Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day

Free downloadable resources for Jeans for Genes Day, designed to bring your PSHE, science and genetics curricula to life. The resources include compelling films, teacher’s notes & worksheets.

Find out more about Jeans for Genes Day

 
UN World Food Programme

UN World Food Programme

Learn about nutritious school meals and global hunger with the story of a Kenyan school girl named Molly, who can stay in education thanks to the meals she receives at school.

Find out more about UN World Food Programme

 
Asthma UK

Asthma UK

Asthma UK provide free education resources which help teachers educate children about asthma. They provide a range of information and support for people with asthma, their families, and professionals.

Find out more Visit their website

 
ActionAid

ActionAid

Download free lesson ideas, people’s stories and images to promote global learning

Find out more about ActionAid

 
BP Educational Service

BP Educational Service

Providing free teaching resources for primary Science at Key Stages 1 and 2.

Find out more about BPES Primary

 

SpiderScribe

Online Mind Mapping App from SpiderScribe for Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4

Find out more about SpiderScribe

 

N Power

N Power is a really helpful site to use when teaching students about Electricity in Science classes.

Find out more about N Power

 

Eden

Eden provides an interesting selection of lessons, quizzes and materials about the world to Secondary School Science students.

Find out more about Eden

 

BNSC British National Space Centre

BNSC has teachers resources and video clips that educates students about Space.

Find out more about BNSC

 

BSI British Standards

This is a Design & Technology site that can be used with KS1, 2 & 3 students in helping them understand British Standards.

Find out more about BSI British Standards

 

Science Museum

Science Museum has events suitable for Science KS1, KS2 and KS3 pupils.

Find out more about Science Museum

 

Sky and Sea

Interactive Resources and Images for Geography KS2 from Sky and Sea.

Find out more about Sky and Sea

 

Natural England

Natural England offers lesson plans, places to visit and also resources that can help with the subject of Science.

Find out more about Natural England

 

Association for Science Education

The ASE provides opportunities for professional development and a chance to provide your own Science resources.

Find out more about the Association for Science Education

 

Primary Tools

Assessment and Curricular Documents all on single sheets from Primary tools for Primary Schools.

Find out more about Primary Tools

 

BBC Titanic

BBC Titanic contains a lesson plan and worksheet that covers the topic for the Titanic which can be used in KS2 Science and History classes.

Find out more about BBC Titanic

 

Schoolslinks

Site for Primary School Science learning for it contains multiple resources about many different topics.

Find out more about Schoolslinks

 

Morrisons

Morrison’s have lesson plans, tips, guides and more that Primary and Secondary School teachers can access about schools growing their own food.

Find out more about Morrisons

 

Teachernet

A Science site for Primary School teachers helping them to use areas outside the classroom as a useful place.

Find out more about Teachernet

 

PETA Foundation

Peta Foundation has brilliant resources as it contains videos, posters, images and so much more.

Find out more about PETA Foundation

 

Schools Tube

Schools Tube is a great way for teachers and their students to submit audiovisual content for it to be shared and used by others.

Find out more about Schools Tube

 
 

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