Science transition resources

Ensure your new starters develop the skills they need to become confident scientists with our selection of resources to ease the transition from primary to secondary school.

First lessons

Introduce students to the study of science by looking at:

  • how science works.

Practical skills

Develop practical skills in the lab, including:

  • safety in the lab
  • key practical skills.

Literacy skills

Start to build confidence with using scientific language by:

  • using literacy activities
  • exploring the roots of words.

Maths skills

Develop students’ confidence in key maths skills, including:

  • graphs
  • ratios, fractions and percentages
  • averages.

Science club ideas

Ideas for fun science activities to do with after school clubs, including:

  • extended investigations
  • designing a product.

Teaching ideas

A bumper set of teaching ideas (and not just for Y7!), including:

  • starters
  • technology in science classroom
  • AFL.

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