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Primary Science Collections

Primary Science Collections are freely available to members. These are articles which are most relevant on a certain theme that has been collected together and reviewed by our expert editorial board and Primary Science Committee. Our journal archives contain a wealth of helpful material, often timeless and still relevant today, which many of us may not have seen. We also recognise that it is not always easy to find what you are looking for with so many new teaching resources.  We felt that it would be helpful to both point you to the most pertinent articles and provide a collection in one, downloadable, place. 

Collection 3 - 2017


This issue looks at some of the aspects of being a leader of science and why keeping up with research is important.

This collection offers 10 articles with ideas to help you lead your subject to new and exciting places!

This collection includes:

  • Starting out as a Science Coordinator
  • A Training Day Not to Remember!
  • Young 'Science Ambassadors' raise the profile of Science
  • A transformative approach to school improvement
  • Moving from Primary to secondary
  • Leading Change in the Primary Science Curriculum
  • Teaching Primary Science: How Research Helps
  • Taking Science Home in a Box

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Collection 2 - 2016


Which Assessment for Learning strategies are particularly relevant to primary science teaching and learning? What guided science activities can help you assess children's progress?

Download 8 of the most informative articles on Assessment ever published in Primary Science. 

The collection includes:

  • History of Assessment in Primary Science
  • Progression
  • Practical Advice 
  • Issues in Primary Assessment
  • International perspectives
  • Assessment for Learning in Science and what works well
  • Guided science activities

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Collection 1 - 2015


Sometimes pupils get the impression that science isn't a 'creative' subject. This collection focuses on what creative science looks like in the classroom and is packed with loads of ideas for imaginative activities and meaningful outcomes.

The articles we have collected for you not only help to show how to put creativity into practice, but also some ideas of how to approach the same things differently, and provide a purposeful context to learning.

This collection includes ideas on:

  • How to increase creativity in the classroom
  • The value of outdoor learning
  • Teaching electricity creatively
  • Modelling in drama for creative thinking and science enquiry
  • Representing data creatively

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