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Wonderlab at the Science Museum © Plastiques Photography
Museums reviewed by parents: Science Museum London
Contemplate the awe-inspiring complexity of life and human scientific achievement at London's Science Museum, one of the world's leading...
What is a force?
What is a force?
Without forces our world would be silent and immobile. We explain what children learn about forces in Year 3 and Year 5 in the primary-school...
What are states of matter?
What are states of matter?
Matter makes up our physical universe. In primary school children learn about the matter on Earth, which exists in one of three states: solid, liquid...
What is a magnet?
What are magnets?
Magnets. poles, magnetic fields and magnetism... Find out about the terminology your primary-school child will be using in the classroom and try some...
What is electricity?
What is electricity?
Circuit, cell, bulb, switch... Find out about the electrical terminology your primary-school child will be using in the classroom and try some hands-...
Solar system planets
Learning about space in primary school
Find out what children learn about space and our solar system at primary school with our guide for parents, and get some ideas about how to support...
What is sound?
What is sound?
Understand what your child learns about sound and pitch in primary-school science and support their learning at home with hands-on activities and...
Primary-school science glossary
Primary science glossary for parents
From condensation to the water cycle, TheSchoolRun's primary-school science glossary offers a complete guide to all the concepts children are...
What is light? Sunset image
What is light?
Light, reflection and shadows are all part of primary-school science. Find out how children learn about light and how you can support your child...
Best chemistry sets for children
Best chemistry sets for children
Introduce your child to the world of chemical reactions, crystallisation and chromatography with the right chemistry set for every age and stage....

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