Primary Resources

Welcome to the new-look ASE resources pages. Through this page you will be able to access a series of key resources created by the ASE that can either be deployed in a classroom scenario or enhance your professional development. Further down the page you will find links to our journals, which you will be able to access depending on what level of ASE membership you have, while below that is the search section that allow's you to filter through resources (ASE created, external and journal articles) according to age-group and subject. Please also note that digital resources marked with an (m) are available only to ASE members. 

Primary Remote Learning Resources

These curriculum-led resources have been designed to help deliver a structured series of topic-based primary science lessons in a home environment, but can easily be adapted for the primary classroom. (m)

Primary Science Assessment (PLAN)

The PLAN primary science assessment resources – – have been produced to help schools plan and assess effectively the science National Curriculum (England). (m)

Primary Science Swap Shop Collection

Explore the collection of Science Swap Shop activities featured in previous issues of Primary Science, now available as downloadable PDFs in one easy-to-navigate place. (m)

Why you'll never catch smallpox

Use this award-winning resource to transport your pupils back to a time when smallpox stalked the world and introduce them to Dr Jenner, James Phipps, and the experiment that might well have saved their lives...

RSPB Wild Challenge Curriculum Context

Our educational experts have gone through the RSPB's excellent Wild Challenge resources, to create a series of fact-sheets designed to help fellow teachers put each challenge into a curriculum context...

Primary Science Skills

Primary Science Skills and How to Teach Them: Getting to grips with scientific enquiry is a new, member-only, resource based on the AKSIS project collaboration between the ASE and King's College London...

Primary upd8

Primary upd8 is an archive series of engaging science activities for 5-11 year olds. Produced some years ago but many topics remain timeless (m)

The Primary Science Leaders’ Survival Guide

This comprehensive "survival guide" - a key benefit of ASE membership - covers everything from assessment guidance to starting a STEM club.

ASE digital CPD sessions

This collection of videos features recordings of online webinars and sessions aiming to help secondary teachers improve pedagogy. (m)

Primary link directory

A selection of education resource links - originally collated to support home learning - curated by the ASE's Primary Committee.

ASE Best Practice Guidance documents

This series of best practice documents - collated by the ASE's Education Committee - brings together important advice on key aspects of the teaching science. (m)

School Science Website

Our sister website - - provides free learning resources, information and news for science education worldwide.