KS2 (Age 7-11)

We’ve just received a grant (Feb 2020) to develop resources for primary school pupils and will be populating this page throughout 2020! Keep checking back as the resources will be updated with videos!

The activities in this section encourage children to investigate and observe different phenomena through experiments. This builds towards the UK Key Stage 2 curriculum requirements.

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Crunchie bar batteries

This hands-on experiment can be used to demonstrate different methods for the separation of battery material prior to recycling, using a crunchie bar, and is relevant to a range of age groups. 

Curriculum Topics: Working scientifically, Properties and changes of materials


Kitchen detectives

This colourful hands on experiment is a good way of showing children how science (in this case chromatography) can be used to solve real life problems.

Curriculum Topics: Working scientifically


Self cleaning materials

In this hands on experiment children explore how water can interact differently with different surfaces (e.g. how lotus leaves can “repel” water).

Curriculum Topics: Working scientifically, Properties and changes of materials


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