Free support and resources for year five and six primary teachers from BBC Learning's Terrific Scientific

20 Mar 2017

There’s still time to sign up for the BBC’s Terrific Scientific

Aimed at 9 – 11 year olds and designed to fit the primary science curricula around the UK, there are:

  • Free resources
  • Lesson plans
  • Classroom investigations and
  • An online map to share your results with other schools around the UK.

The investigations have been developed in conjunction with some of the UK’s leading universities and Royal Societies, and their scientists will also analyse the finding provided by their junior frontline colleagues.

Register to take part (BBC website) if your class hasn’t already. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes.

The project will run until summer 2018, with a fresh set of inspiring investigations, resources and Live Lessons for the next academic year.

See flyer under downloads below for further information.

Latest investigation

Coming up, our next investigation is all about time.

Investigation 3: Time (Earth and Space) (BBC website) has activities specially designed for the weeks around the clocks changing on 26 March, so start planning now. We want classes across the UK to investigate how this affects pupils’ sleep and alertness, by keeping a sleep diary and conducting some simple tests of their reactions. Our lesson resources, including a ‘how to’ film, parental consent forms and all the information you need to plan the activities we have lined up.

What schools are saying

Almost 5,000 primary schools have registered already. They’ve enjoyed it so far:

  • “Lovely resources”
  • “We were really inspired and think that science is fun”
  • “It makes science really exciting for everyone”
  • “Fantastic time taking part”
  • “Can’t wait for the next one”
  • “Our class absolutely LOVED this experiment”.


Jane Drinkwater, Producer, Terrific Scientific
Tel: 07803724278

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Last updated: 06 Apr 2017

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