Life and living things
Your chilld will study life and living things throughout primary school, looking at the complexity of nature in increasing detail as they advance through each school year.
In this section, you can discover activites to help your child learn about life processes, gain an interest in living things and learn about microscopes.
And you'll find even more experiments to bring out the little Einstein in your child in our Experiments and science fun pack.
Plus, check out the fantastic Science Learning Journey for each year of primary school.
Play a game of Blow Football, make your own mini-me, turn white petals multi-coloured and dissolve an egg... all in the pursuits of science. Prepared exclusively for TheSchoolRun by Emma Vanstone of children's science blog Science Sparks, Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 will help you make primary science memorable and fun. You won't need any special equipment or knowledge to get started; before you know it the kids will be planning investigations, experimenting with supersaturated solutions and germinating beans on the window sill.
Even more experiments...
There are lots of experiments to try at home which will help your child develop their understanding of life and living things. Why not try these for starters?
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Science Learning Journey
Discover a complete learning programme that covers all the core science skills that your child must master by the end of each year of primary school. This comprehensive programme enables you to cover every topic in the curriculum with just one 10-minute worksheet every week at home.
Get started on the Science Learning Journey for your child's school year and by doing just a few minutes of fun work each week with your child at home, you will inspire their learning, fire up their hunger for knowledge… and ensure they’re not only on top of their lessons but brimming over with facts and actively contributing to classes.