Science for UK primary schools has never been so interactive, thanks to the Terrific Scientific project. The service by the BBC enables KS2 children to take part in nationwide investigations which are really accessible and use everyday items, such as coke bottles, to create science experiments.
Aimed at 9-11 year olds, the program fits with the curriculum across the UK. Teaching resources have been made available for each investigation including a series of live lessons and the Terrific Science box will be sent to every primary school in the UK with materials to aid teachers in carrying out the investigations.
There is also a a unique interactive map of the UK, which enables schools to upload their results from each investigation. Interestingly, this will feed into real research being conducted by some of the UK’s leading universities.