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Year 3 Science

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Help your mini Einstein develop scientific knowledge with hundreds of Year 3 science worksheets, activities and games to do at home.

The Year 3 science curriculum covers life and living things, investigative skills, materials and their properties and physical processes.

For each topic, we have resources to reinforce learning at home in a practical and experimental way and encourage your child to think about methods of ‘scientific enquiry’, such as ideas and evidence and investigative skills.

Plus, for a complete course in Year 3 science, check out our fantastic Year 3 Science Learning Journey programme.


Year 3 science: what your child learns
Got a mini Einstein in the family? Here’s what they will be learning in Year 3 to help develop their scientific knowledge.
Rock specimens
What are igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks?
Do you know the difference between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks? Find out what your child will be taught in KS2 science and how you can support their learning about geology at home.
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's science learning at home in primary-school teacher Catherine Casey's guide for parents.


All about rocks worksheet
All about rocks
A worksheet encouraging children to match types of rock (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic) with their descriptions.
Comparing data worksheet
Comparing data
A worksheet showing results of an experiment into soil permeability with questions for children to answer.
Super scientist quiz!
Super scientist quiz
Quiz questions to encourage your child to think about how scientists work and why they do the things they do.
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Year 3 Science Learning Journey

Discover a complete learning programme that covers all the core science skills that your child must master by the end of Year 3. 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 Year 3 Science Learning Journey 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.

Science pack

Experiments and science fun

Beans, gingerbread men, ice, washing-up bottles and cocoa powder – that's all you need to demonstrate key KS1 and KS2 science concepts to your child at the kitchen table. Packed with simple experiments, fun games (Muffled Chinese Whispers, anyone?) and parent-friendly science explanations, our Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 learning pack is all you need to make primary science come to life for your child.


Homework Gnome – for all your topic homework

In Year 3, your child will cover some core learning areas of science. For many of these topic-areas, you'll find top facts, timelines, did you knows, pictures, videos and more, in the Homework Gnome. Why not check out the following: