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Take your learning outside this Outdoor Classroom Day!
Mission Survive activities put your class's creativity to the test through fun, imaginative, hands on challenges. They can help reinforce learning, by creating first hand experiences of building their ideas and seeing how well they work.
Problem Solvers are the perfect activity for getting students to think critically and creatively in class, like scientists. Designing a solution to a problem will give your pupils the opportunity to explore their ideas and knowledge in order to address the challenge.
Support for primary science provision is improving. Louise Stubberfield looks at Explorify’s impact so far, and shares our next steps for the project.
With a plethora of online resources and schemes of work available to primary teachers today, it can be easy to lose sight of exactly what you should be teaching.
Are you a new science lead? We've got 10 tips to help you start the year with confidence and a brand new toolkit!
Children love learning outdoors and the positive effects on their mental and physical wellbeing have been well documented. This collection takes your children’s learning outdoors with a focus on living things.
‘Assessment is not something that happens in the plenary at the end of a lesson, it starts with planning and should be embedded throughout your teaching.’ Sarah Eames from Sandfield Close Primary School shares her tips on how to do assessment well.
Inheritance is a topic that many teachers feel a bit anxious teaching about. Read our guide and you might realise that you know a lot more than you thought you did!
During this period of school closures and phased re-opening, there is a range of excellent CPD available online from our friends at the National STEM Learning Centre.
Robbie Kirkman explores the role that learning science outdoors can play as children return to school.
Teaching about evolution can seem daunting and we worry about handling children’s ideas about this concept. But we’d like to reassure you that you know a lot more perhaps than you realise.
A social justice approach to teaching primary science
Our friends at the National STEM Learning Centre have designed a range of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) all about teaching primary science. They are packed with practical ideas to inspire curiosity and support scientific enquiry.
Robust assessement needn't be difficult when you use the PLAN resources
Registrations for Mission X 2020 are now open! Join our friends at STEM Learning in a challenge that encourages students to train like an astronaut!
Michael Rosen thinks we need more play in our lives, and we couldn’t agree more! We have three new activities inspired by Michael’s Book of Play to help you become more playful in your classroom. What’s more, we have an opportunity for you to win a signed copy of his book!
A new Mars rover blasts off to look for signs of life on the red planet in 2022. We’ve got lots of new activities to help you inspire your little scientists to be space explorers!
Watch teachers who have trialled Explorify in their classrooms tell us about their experiences.
Have you been wondering how to effectively plan science lessons to encapsulate knowledge, understanding and skills? Take a look at our planning examples for inspiration.
Have you been wondering how Explorify can support you as you encourage your pupils to work in a scientific way? Read our top tips to find out!
Working together to plan an investigation will really get your class thinking like scientists!
A question to make pupils think! Our What If? activities aren't designed for practical investigation, rather a fun way to help children place their ideas and thoughts in new contexts.
With these Odd One Out activities, there is no right or wrong answer! Encourage each child to say which is the odd one out for them after a discussion about similarities and differences.
Encourage children to discuss what's going on in these short, distraction-free videos! You'll find they naturally start to explain their thinking and apply their knowledge in new contexts.
Encourage your children to use their sense of touch, hearing and smell to work out what's contained in these mystery bags! A tried and tested favourite with teachers, spark curiosity and debate with a selection of everyday objects.
Our popular Zoom In, Zoom Out activities are sure to engage your class! Read our tips on how to get the most from this visually engaging activity.
Welcome to your new class! We’ve got some tips to help you get to know the children on an individual level but also assess the dynamics and social skills of the class as a whole.
Explorify supports your pupils to think like scientists – but that doesn’t mean it's only for science!
Assessment is something teachers do all the time, yet assessment in science is a topic teachers often say they worry about. Let's walk through a teaching sequence about classification.
Kulvinder Johal is a primary teacher at Northbury Primary School in Barking, London. We asked her about improving your confidence as a teacher and the importance of networks.
When did you last hear that something really good for teaching is free? Welcome to Explorify, a free digital tool to help with science teaching. Developed by Wellcome, a global charitable foundation, Explorify is used by teachers in nearly 10,000 UK primary schools.
Use these Explorify activities to build maths and numeracy skills with your class.
We’ve been working with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to help you take the hassle out of your lesson planning.
Your lowdown on Explorify's programme, from Louise Stubberfield, our programme manager for primary science