Activity Ideas: Science
This page includes a range of online games, resources and activities which will develop the scientific knowledge and understanding of children and young people of all ages. It also includes many fun activities which link to animals, nature and conservation.
STEM Learning - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities for all ages, including Post-16. Includes a useful section for parents and carers, and lots of useful, printable workbooks too.
To access the site: STEM Learning
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) - This site is for younger children who love nature (and birds in particular!) Includes lots of fun activities, interesting facts, games, challenges and stories, so you can learn lots more about our little feathered friends.
Find out more at: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) - Lots of educational activities linked to wildlife and conservation. The site includes different sections and downloadable resources for Early Years, Primary and Secondary aged children and young people.
Visit at: World Wildlife Fund
Wildlife Watch - Includes a full activities section linked to wildlife and conservation. Lots of suggestions for things to make or do, including step by step instructions on how to make a ‘Bug Hotel’ or a ‘Hedgehog House’. Suitable for primary aged children and KS3.
Browse all activities at: Wildlife Watch
Wildlife Trust - Get closer to nature with live web-cams showing a range of wildlife in their natural habitats. These live web-casts may even inspire you to learn more about different creatures such as bats, birds and badgers.
Get watching: Wildlife Trust
Primary Resources - A range of printable science resources for all primary age groups. The site is organised by curriculum subject and includes many PowerPoints, worksheets and resources for different topics and themes.
To view all resources: Primary Resources Science
Topmarks Education - Interactive science games, videos, website links, resources and activities for all ages, including Post-16. You can browse by subject, theme or age group in order to find the information or help that you need.
Visit the site: Topmarks Science
Twinkl - Downloadable science resources for Early Years, Primary, Secondary, EAL and SEND children. Covers a wide variety of subjects and themes.
To set up access go to: twinkl
BBC Bitesize - Lots of free science resources for ages 3 to Post-16. Academic support in a huge range of subjects with games, tutorials, quizzes and much more.
Visit their site: BBC Bitesize
Teachit – Science resources developed by teachers for all age groups (EYFS to KS5). Lots of worksheets, ideas, games and themed activities that can be downloaded. You can normally sign up to access their free resources which are downloadable as PDFs.
Teachit Primary (science) EYFS, KS1 & KS2: Teachit Primary Science
Teachit Science for KS3 to KS4: Teachit Secondary Science
National Geographic Kids - Explore and learn amazing facts about things on Earth including animals, nature, history, scientific discoveries and countries. There are competitions, quizzes and games on here and learning links to science, history and geography. They also have a YouTube channel from which you can stream lots of explorative and informative videos.
Visit their site: National Geographic Kids
Chester Zoo - There are a range of free cross curricular activities and fact-files for ages 3+. You can search for age related or subject related activities. Or, you can browse through their entire list of activities as each one identifies the suitable age in the bottom corner.
Visit: Chester Zoo Resources
Chester Zoo also has a YouTube channel and Facebook page - If you missed their virtual zoo tours you can catch up with them on their YouTube channel where you can learn lots of fun facts and get exclusive behind the scenes knowledge from their zoo keepers.
YouTube: Chester Zoo YouTube Channel
NASA at home - A range of science related articles and activities including podcasts, e-books, crafts and virtual tours. Ideal for anyone who is interested in science (and space in particular!)
Visit: NASA at home