What is 'Science Essentials'?
Science Essentials is a website for primary age children that matches
the National Curriculum for Primary Science for England and Wales and
is referenced to the Attainment Outcomes for Scotland.
It is organised around the Learning Outcomes of the QCA Scheme of Work
The site provides you with teaching material that you can download:
Worksheets for children. You can adapt these if necessary to suit your
A wide range of pictures and other resources that you can use to illustrate
worksheets and help explain science concepts and skills.
How does 'Science Essentials' work?
Each unit is organised as
This number relates directly to the unit numbering
of the QCA Scheme of Work.
the big idea?
This tells, in a few words and with illustration
where appropriate, the knowledge needed to meet the learning outcomes
of that unit.
Activities for home
These on-screen activities can be done
at home to support the learning at school.
This lists a few FAQs about the content, and gives some answers.
This presents a question and three possible answers - some wrong, some
unlikely, one correct. Correct choices are rewarded. Incorrect choices
are admonished - and sometimes help is given.
The essential vocabulary defined.
These worksheets can be downloaded, edited if
necessary, and used for classroom activities. They are available as Word
documents that will open in Word 97 and above (PC) and Word 98 (Mac).
This resource offers you images related
to the subject, to download and use for:
- individualised worksheets
- study guides
- teaching aids of all kinds, including overhead
projections and wall charts.
Children can download them to illustrate their work.
Takes you from this site to other sites, where
the subject is related.