Primary Science

Primary Science (PS) is a themed journal for all those involved in primary science education for children aged 3-12, including primary teachers, primary science co-ordinators, primary schools, local authority advisers and inspectors and science teacher trainers and trainees. It is a forum for sharing information and ideas and includes articles about teaching, learning and assessing science. PS aims to spread good practice in primary science teaching and to help practitioners improve their background science knowledge and understanding and to keep up to date with curriculum developments and new resources. It provides an independent national and international perspective on primary science education.

Primary Science is moving from five to four issues per year published in September, December, March, & May.

To view some of our collated Primary Science articles please take a look at our Primary Science Collection.


Primary Science Issue 182 cover

'How to' science

Primary Science Issue 181 cover

Looking closer at our living world

Primary Science Issue 180 cover

Developing primary science

Chemistry in Primary

Sustainable Development Goals

ASE Primary Science Issue 176 cover image of a class of primary school children sitting on a lawn with plants they have been growing

Learning from lockdown

Front covery of PS 175 showing a group of Primary School children sampling water in a river.

Climate Emergency

ASE Primary Science Issue 174 Marginalised Scientists. A group of school children in a park. All students are watching one child inspect water in a clear bottle.

Marginalised scientists

Models and Analogies

Physicsy stuff

Nature of science