Free Resources

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From downloadable activity sheets to virtual tours, we are building a directory of free primary science resources  from around the web.

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Broad Range Resource Banks

STEM Learning

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Thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources

 

Animals

Natural History Museum

They have a wide range of resources available online, with topics from the Animal and Human Bodies to Life Cycles and Habitats. Topics are divided into suitable age groups. There are downloadable worksheets, 3D models to explore, a virtual tour of the museum, and more.

School resources

Virtual Tour

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Royal Microscopial Society

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RMS offers free Microscope Activity Kits for schools to borrow. The kit includes curriculum-mapped activities for the classroom, or you can use them in your own science lessons such as searching for minibeasts. You can also find lots of fantastic photos taken through microscopes!

 

https://www.rms.org.uk/outreach/microscope-activity-kits.htm

London Zoo

Downloadable resources and videos

School resources

Videos and Live Streams

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Wide range of live cams and pre-recorded videos, including penguins, sharks, jellyfish, sea otters, and more.

 

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams 

University of Manchester: Manchester Museum

Wide range of online resources and a virtual tour available.

Website

Virtual Tour

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Plants

 
Wind Turbines in the Mountains

Forces

 
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Materials

Spaceship

Earth and Space

 

Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut

Mission X: train like an astronaut is a free educational project for students aged 8-12. Developed by space scientists and fitness professionals working with astronauts and space agencies worldwide, Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn about science, nutrition, exercise, and space.

https://trainlikeanastronaut.org/

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Spaceport UK

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The UK is planning to develop several spaceports to launch rockets carrying satellites into space. This resource contains eight activities, which look at the development of a UK Spaceport and the launch of satellites into Earth orbit. They link to aspects of geography, science and engineering.

 

Take a look at the resources on the STEM Learning website!

National Park Virtual Tours

Fly over an active volcano in Hawai'i, or dive into a shipwreck in the Dry Tortugas. These virtual tours - part of Google's Arts & Culture collection - include videos and interactive 360 degree photos, and are a great way to explore exciting natural environments in some of the US's famous national parks.

 

https://artsandculture.google.com/project/national-park-service

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Down 2 Earth: Resources and Loan Boxes 

Down 2 Earth encompasses a variety of resources for students and teachers, enabling them to learn more about the science of asteroids and comets. You can find free resources, an online impact calculator, and schools in Wales can borrow their loan boxes to handle real rock samples, meteorites, and dinosaur fossils.

http://education.down2earth.eu/

 
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Evolution and Inheritance