Remote learning resources for ELC and primary science and STEM

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Updated 19 January 2021

Education Scotland has been working with E-Sgoil, ADES and other partners to develop the three aspects of the National e-Learning Offer: live lessons, supported resources and recorded lessons. These resources have been created and curated to support practitioners when planning for remote learning.

This blog post provides resource links for primary science and STEM at early, first and second level. For information about resources for secondary science, please visit: Secondary sciences update – National e-Learning Offer | (

Supported resources

Education Scotland would like to thank those authorities participating in the Raising Aspirations in Science Education (RAiSE) Programme for their support in developing many of the supported resources below.

Context planners

The planners below provide suggestions for learning around a range of contexts. They have been developed to incorporate learning opportunities from across several curricular areas.  Some activities have been developed specifically for learning at home.  Each planner includes links to relevant resources including PowerPoints and activity sheets.  They also provide interdisciplinary learning opportunities for young people to explore.

People who help us EARLY LEVEL

The Day the Crayons Quit EARLY LEVEL





Rainforests SECOND LEVEL

Harry Potter and the Philosopher_s Stone SECOND LEVEL

Game design SECOND LEVEL

Science planning resource 
The RAiSE Science Planning Resource provides comprehensive support for practitioners planning sciences learning from early to second level. Each planner outlines suggested learning activities, useful online links, vocabulary, questions, ‘How to’ videos and much more to support planning for science.

Highland Primary Science Framework 

Available through GLOW, the Highland Primary Science Framework has detailed lesson plans for each sciences EO (early to second level) as well as helpful links to associated learning materials.

Science and STEM Wakelet

Education Scotland’s Science and STEM Wakelet contains a range of  useful curated web links for early, first and second level.


The West Online School, in partnership with ADES, E-Sgoil and Education Scotland, has now recorded 500 video lessons for a number of curriculum areas and levels. These are being made available through the Clickview Platform. To find out more about how you can access these resources then please visit this page on our National e-Learning blog:

Live lessons

  • Daily, live sessions  are being hosted on the e-Sgoil website. Monday to Friday at 10 am for P2-P7, 11 am for S1-S3 and 2 pm for S4-S6. No prior sign-up required – simply direct learners to at the appropriate time. Further details, including a weekly schedule, past sessions and associated resources, can be found at:
  • Gaidhlig Bheo. An extensive programme of live lessons for Gaelic Medium and Gaelic Learners – from P2 to S6. Class teachers can view the full schedule and register interest (Teacher Glow account required) at:
  • Early years, including Primary 1. Meet internet sensation Dug in his Discovery Den – an ever-evolving online learning environment for our youngest learners. No prior sign-up required. Visit Dug at:

e-Sgoil will continue to provide support to schools significantly impacted by Covid-19 (Coronavirus) as its own resources allow. This may, for example, be due to a high number of staff being absent. For further details and to enquire about this emergency provision, please access:

In addition to the above, the BBC will be broadcasting educational content to support learning at home: We are pleased to be working with the BBC to build on our support already available nationally.



Author: I. Menzies

Senior Education Officer for Sciences, Education Scotland

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