BBC Terrific Scientific


Free support and resources for primary 5, 6 and 7 science teachers from BBC Terrific Scientific

If you haven’t already, there’s still time to sign up for the BBC’s Terrific Scientific.  Aimed at 9 – 11 year olds, there are free resources, lesson plans, classroom investigations and an online map to share your results with other schools around the UK.  Terrific Scientific will continue until summer 2018 and you can sign up and take part at any time before then. Around 5,000 primary schools have registered already.  They’ve enjoyed it so far.                                                                                              


     “lovely resources”

“We were really inspired and think that science is fun”

     “It makes science really exciting for everyone”

“fantastic time taking part”

                                               “Can’t wait for the next one”

“our class absolutely LOVED this experiment”

 Investigation 2: Water, is still runningIt’s the biggest ever investigation into the state of the nation’s water hardness – and the UK’s primary school children are the frontline scientists testing it.  So make sure you’re part of it. 

You have until 19th March to do the investigation and upload your class data to our interactive map so your pupils can see how what they found compares to the rest of the UK.  We need the results (whatever the findings were) for each class. 

 Coming up next, Investigation 3: Time.   Investigation runs 22nd March – 13th April. Start planning now.

 Want to get involved?  Register here if your school hasn’t already.  it’s easy and only takes a few minutes.


Author: I. Menzies

Senior Education Officer for Sciences, Education Scotland

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