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Useful Links

Some links in this section of our website are to external websites.

All these links have been checked, but we cannot accept responsibility for the content on, or links from these sites.

Please evaluate any websites fully before you use them with your children.

British Science Association


National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) - Support, information and resources for running your own Science Week during the NSEW which takes place annually in March. Lancashire Teacher Advisors also run a course to further support teachers in organising a Science event:


Fun and Exciting Science and Ideas for Organising a Science Event (a £550 grant is also available for 3 consecutive years from the Edina Trust for all Lancashire Schools. Information about this will be available on this course)


CREST Star Investigator Awards – (CReativity in Engineering, Science and Technology). This is an award scheme of science activities with an investigative focus, designed for young scientists aged 5 to 12 years which can be used to support enrichment sessions within the school curriculum or as part of an after school club.

AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust


This site is for Foundation, Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 science teachers and science subject leaders.Funded by the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust, the site reports on exciting developments, provides excellent resources for Continuing Professional Development and offers a growing range of teaching and learning resources. The CPD units are particularly useful and have easy to follow slide shows to use for personal CPD or to train others in school.

Children Challenging Industry (CCI)


The highly successful Children Challenging Industry project is aimed at teachers and children in UK primary schools and at science-based manufacturing companies in the UK.The project encourages the use of an industrial context to enhance pupils' work in Scientific Enquiry.

Investigations tackle real problems that are encountered within science-based industries, reflecting more closely the way science is carried out in 'real life'. This approach improves children's motivation and understanding.

CCI topics aim to put practical science into a real-life context and their teachers’ resources are free to download from their ‘Resources’ section: ‘Science Topics’. Examples from industry are used as the starting point for the development of investigative skills and scientific understanding.


The website also gives guidance on other aspects of science teaching.

Primary upd8


Primary upd8 activities are downloadable white board presentations (with teacher notes for guidance) for all primary children which use topical events in the news to create uniquely engaging science lessons.

New activities are added regularly to the web site during term time. The full range of activities are easily located, and are searchable by age range, topic and curriculum links. Email rachael.webb@le.lancsngfl.ac.uk or shehnaz.vorajee@le.lancsngfl.ac.uk for a reduced annual subscription of £50 (rather than the usual price of £120).