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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
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
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.
Free downloadable resources that include information on responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs to help educate the dog owners of tomorrow.
Interactive resources looking at climate change and how it affects food supply
Engaging new online resource about the countryside - free, curriculum-linked and ready-to-use
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
‘Life. Live it. First aid education for children’ - helping you teach first aid
Free teaching resources to help you develop informed, responsible and active citizens.
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.
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.
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.
Download free lesson ideas, people’s stories and images to promote global learning
Online Mind Mapping App from SpiderScribe for Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4
N Power is a really helpful site to use when teaching students about Electricity in Science classes.
Eden provides an interesting selection of lessons, quizzes and materials about the world to Secondary School Science students.
BNSC has teachers resources and video clips that educates students about Space.
This is a Design & Technology site that can be used with KS1, 2 & 3 students in helping them understand British Standards.
Science Museum has events suitable for Science KS1, KS2 and KS3 pupils.
Interactive Resources and Images for Geography KS2 from Sky and Sea.
Natural England offers lesson plans, places to visit and also resources that can help with the subject of Science.
The ASE provides opportunities for professional development and a chance to provide your own Science resources.
Assessment and Curricular Documents all on single sheets from Primary tools for Primary Schools.
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.
Site for Primary School Science learning for it contains multiple resources about many different topics.
Morrison’s have lesson plans, tips, guides and more that Primary and Secondary School teachers can access about schools growing their own food.
A Science site for Primary School teachers helping them to use areas outside the classroom as a useful place.
Peta Foundation has brilliant resources as it contains videos, posters, images and so much more.