Resources & Links
Science Providers

The following are companies that schools have used as part of their science projects. However the Edina Trust encourages schools to do their own research to find the science provider that best meets their needs. Other science providers would be considered for funding through the Science Grant Scheme.

For a list of science providers in your area, please visit the following pages:


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Northern Ireland



National Providers

Suppliers & Resources

For a list of resources and suppliers, please visit the following pages:

Chairty Drive

Science Resources

Soup Kitchen

Gardening Resources

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Educational Suppliers

Science Close Up Kit

The Edina Trust is happy to announce the development of its own resource kit. Measuring lenses can be used for close observation and accurate measurement of small items. The lenses provide an opportunity to practise small scale measurement, and have a strong cross-curricular link with mathematics as well as science.

These free kits are on offer to those primary schools in our Edina Trust Science Grant Scheme eligible areas who are in their last year of the scheme. Click the button to find out how to apply.

Edina Explorers

Early Years Outdoor Exploration kits for selected voluntary providers

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Science Experiments

Hands-On Science Experiment Ideas

The Edina Trust has created the following for experiment ideas (please click the photos to download):









Other Science Providers' Experiment Ideas

The Royal Institution has created a series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments with children. Visit their website at for more ideas to develop cost effective science lessons.

Evolution and Inheritance
Reebops are model animals that can be used to demonstrate inheritance! Take a look at SSERC's bulletin about how you can use them in the classroom:
SSERC Primary Bulletin - Reebops

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Book Corner

We are collecting a list of recommended primary and early years science books. These books could inspire a science project at your school or nursery!

If you are applying for the Science Grant Scheme we are happy for schools to spend up to £200 on books. However please check if they can be covered by your school budget first, in which case you could spend that part of the grant on more hands-on science resources!