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Primary resources The Royal Society of Chemistry recognises the value of primary science in developing a person’s chemical understanding. Through the teaching of fundamental concepts, such as changing of state and properties of materials you are laying the foundations of chemistry.

This collection of resources supports your subject knowledge and teaching of primary chemistry, including the linking of science with cross-curricula topics, with resources that detail investigations to run with your class.

The resources are further divided into common primary chemistry areas: reversible and irreversible change, everyday materials, solids, liquids and gases and earth science. For content that helps develop your teaching practice there is a teacher support collection.

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Materials chemistry has revolutionised the game of football and given us the balls, gloves,...
TeacherStudent Primary
Subjects: Everyday life applications:...
science-ideas-web-ancient...
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Ancient Greece. This web acts as...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
science-ideas-web-world-w...
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic World War II. This web acts as a...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
science-ideas-web-the-gol...
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the golden age of Islamic...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
science-ideas-web-the-tud...
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Tudors. This web acts as a...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
science-ideas-web-the-vik...
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Vikings. This web acts as a...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
outreach
These outreach resources have been designed to get students excited about chemistry, to show...
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curriculum-for-excellence...
A linking document for primary science teachers in Scotland, which maps Learn Chemistry...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Investigative work,Preliminary...
experimentation-hub
This site promotes classroom practicals and support for students skills and knowledge.
TeacherStudent Primary to Tea...
Subjects: Chemistry in action,Scientific ideas &...
science-concept-cartoons-... RSC Recommended
This Concept Cartoon is designed to provoke discussion and stimulate thinking around acid...
Teacher Primary to 14 ...
Subjects: Development of scientific ideas,Chemistry...
science-ideas-web-ancient...
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Ancient Egypt. This web acts as a...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
science-ideas-web-the-rom...
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Romans. This web acts as a...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
science-ideas-web-maya-an...
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Maya and Aztecs. This web acts as...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
science-ideas-web-the-sto...
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the stone age. This web acts as a...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
science-ideas-web-the-vic...
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Victorians. This web acts as...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
science-ideas-webs
A collection to help connect primary science to topics.
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
science-ideas-web-space
A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Space. This web acts as a tool to...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Cross-curricular...
key-stage-2-english-natio...
A linking document for primary science teachers in England, which maps Learn Chemistry...
Teacher Primary & Teac...
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Practical...
science-concept-cartoons-... RSC Recommended
This Concept Cartoon is designed to provoke discussion and stimulate thinking around...
Teacher Primary to 14 ...
Subjects: Development of scientific ideas,Eliciting...
mission-starlight-a-globa...
Your mission is to protect astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light. Experiment with...
Teacher Primary to 16 ...
Subjects: Scientific ideas & evidence,Development of...
science-concept-cartoons-... RSC Recommended
This Concept Cartoon is designed to provoke discussion and stimulate thinking around rusting....
Teacher Primary to 14 ...
Subjects: Development of scientific ideas,Eliciting...
chemistry-and-sport-weigh...
Find out why chalk - calcium or magnesium carbonate - is as important in weightlifting as it...
TeacherStudent Primary to 14 ...
Subjects: Matter & materials,Obtaining...
funkids-radio-kitchen-k-m...
FunKids Radio and the RSC have teamed up again, and chemistry superhero K-Mistry has returned...
Student Primary
Subjects: Everyday life applications: cooking & food...
cracking-chemistry
Cracking Chemistry is a selection of fun chemistry practicals developed by National Science &...
TeacherStudent Primary to 16 ...
Subjects: Planning,Chemical tests,Atomic electronic...
primary-science-demonstra...
A series of videos to demonstrate the properties of solids to primary students.
Teacher Primary
primary-science-demonstra...
A series of videos to demonstrate the properties of gases to primary students.
Teacher Primary
outreach-science-festival...
Outreach and kitchen chemistry information. This set of handouts can be used to inspire...
Student Primary to 16 ...
Subjects: Practical investigations
chemistry-and-sport-divin...
Gravity - the enemy of the high-jumper, and the diver's friend. Find out how the sport of...
TeacherStudent Primary
water-sports-and-solution...
Life is in aqueous solution - and so is much of sport. Find out why the properties of water...
TeacherStudent Primary to 14 ...
Subjects: Applications of chemistry,Solutions
chemistry-and-art-website
Explore our Chemistry and Art site, where you can discover the links between Chemistry and...
TeacherStudent Primary to Tea...
Subjects: Exposition,Experiment &...
primary-demonstrations-ch...
A series of videos to demonstrate changing materials to primary students.
Teacher Primary
primary-science-demonstra...
A series of videos to demonstrate the properties of liquids to primary students.
Teacher Primary
funkids-radio-kareenas-ch...
FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets...
Student Primary
Subjects: Scientific ideas & evidence,Applications...
kareena-s-chemistry-episo...
FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets...
TeacherStudent Primary
Subjects: Scientific ideas & evidence,Case studies
elements-top-trumps
You can use the Top TrumpsTM as a fun way to introduce the elements in the periodic table. In...
Student Primary to 14 ...
Subjects: Games, quizzes & problem...
rsc-bill-bryson-award-201...
The RSC received hundreds of informative and creative entries to the 2012 competition from...
Student Primary to 18 ...
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