Materials may be natural or man-made. They may exist as solids, liquids and gases, and as a mixture of states.
Knowing about the properties of everyday materials found around us helps us choose the right material for the job.
Online interactive science resources covering a range of science topics.
Children explore some of the most famous paintings depicting Dr Jenner's revolutionary experiment on James Phipps.
An English-focused activity about the importance of characters in storytelling.
Children revise key learning from across the 'Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox' activities and explore how Jenner's discovery has c
A discussion-based activity comparing the ethics and scientific processes of Dr Jenner's work with those of modern clinical trials.
Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak and also draw and analyse a graph for a real smallpox outbreak.
A short article based on an extract from Topics in Safety, Topic 17 (Electricity), which is freely available to Association for Science Education (
ASE Health and Safety Group
Andy Markwick and Kevin Watts explore properties and changes of materials, introducing some ideas for chemistry activities.
TAPS aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of primary school science assessment.
Bath Spa University
Bert Nagel explores how, using just drinking straws and staples, you can make wands that produce beautiful soap bubbles.