Parent Resources

Welcome to our parent resources page. This was developed during the Covid pandemic, to support parents with younger kids. For older pupils, check out our ‘Pupil Resources’ page.

All of our resources are available as editable documents so feel free to make any changes you need to make it work in your home or with your child. Don’t forget to tweet us @chembameditor with any pictures of you having fun with the experiments!

Activities to try

Nature treasure hunt to get kids out in the fresh air

Melting for ages 1-6

Teddy Goes Camping for ages 3-6

Properties of materials. Use packaging you have around the house to explore properties. You can even test them out to see which will protect something fragile (like an egg) best! Download here.

Kitchen detectives for ages 5-9

Cloud Experiment for ages 7-11

Crunchie Bar Batteries (battery recycling) for ages 5-14

Unicorn Cafe learn about densities of liquids. For ages 4-10.

Lights and Shadows for ages 7-10

Extracting DNA from Fruit for ages 7-10

Toxicology for A-level (or enthusiastic GCSE students!)

Helpful Links

Primary Science Curriculum (Gov website)

Thinking of studying science or engineering at University? Check out our The University of Birmingham foundation lectures here.

Royal Society of Chemistry Primary Resources

Open University Free Courses (Beginner courses here may be useful for GCSE and A-level pupils)

The Royal Institution have a Science Lives Here page with lots of videos and activities

Maddie Moat and Greg Foot are doing regular YouTube sessions at 11am on weekdays

BBC Bitesize resouces have a fantastic mixture of activities separated out in to KS2, KS3 and GCSE

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have a virtual tour available perfect for choosing your favourite piece or artifact and sketching

Dr Gavin Harper a Faraday Institution Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham has made an energy and fuel cells workbook suitable for GCSE and A-level students

Scouts have a “Great Indoors” activity page

ThinkUKnow provides information and resources for children 4-14+ and parents on how to work safely online

The Primary Science Teaching Trust have a number of free resources available on their website.

MAChemGuy has some great videos of Chemistry Practicals that relate to GCSE Chemistry and do CLEAPSS

The RSC also have an Aspirin Screen Experiment

Selly Oak library are posting videos of their staff reading a different childrens story every day.

A wide collection of educational science games are available via the U.S. Career institute, with activities ranging from element hangman to learning how the sun makes energy!