Below you can find useful resources which can help support science and STEM learning whilst schools are closed. These resources may be of use to students, parents and teachers. Please also utilise The Ogden Trust’s home learning resources hub.
Primary / Early Years
- The Institute of Physics has developed a set of activities designed to be easy to do with household items. They are explained with some help from their resident cat and mouse, Marvin and Milo.
- The Institute of Physics has launched ‘Do Try This At Home‘ which is full of family friendly activities to do at home.
- The Royal Institution has a huge array of resources suitable for ages 4-11 through their ExpeRimental webpage.
- The STFC has a range of activities and information PDFs available for download here.
- The BBC stargazing live activity pack has some great activities to try. Plus if you have a garden don’t forget to get outside and do some stargazing!
- STEM learning have a lot of activities to do at home on their website, broken down by age group.
- The IOP has lots of great resources about the moon, and an activity booklet which you can download.
- Virgin media has compiled a list of some of the best educational TV shows.
- Raleigh Realty have created a guide to backyard astronomy, designed for homeowners and families.
- We created a video on our YouTube channel, demonstrating how to do our mystery tube activity at home. You will also need the Mystery Tube Worksheet.
- SEPnet Outreach Officer Martin Archer’s YouTube channel has some great science videos. Ever wondered about the science behind Star Wars or how the Earth’s magnetic field works? Find out here: https://www.youtube.com/martinarcherdr
- Queen Mary University of London runs a Physics Research in Schools Programme, which is aimed at students from Year 10 upwards and allows students to participate in Physics research projects. The project work and resources are all available online here.
- The Open University hosts a range of free online courses, including Physics and Astronomy themed resources, suitable for older secondary school pupils upwards: moons, astronomy with an online telescope, microgravity, exoplanets, 60 second adventures in astronomy.
- SEPnet has its own Stargazing short course. It’s suitable for ages 14+ and requires no previous astronomy experience.
- Isaac physics have a range of resources for GCSE and A-level students: https://isaacphysics.org/coronavirus
- GCSE physics online has resources for GCSE physics from all exam boards: https://www.gcsephysicsonline.com/covid-19
- A-level physics online has resources for A-level physics from all exam boards: https://www.alevelphysicsonline.com/covid-19
- The Dr CST Charming Quarks YouTube channel contains a range of physics content, including science stories and demos, suitable for older secondary students.
Resources for Parents and Teachers
- Queen Mary University of London has a page of Physics teacher resources, including articles about their current research and some Physics games.
- Our series of Connect Physics workshops are designed for year 8 students but the activities within them are suitable and adaptable for year 7 students upwards. They are all available on our website where anyone can register as a user and access the resources.
- Great Science Share for Schools have resources for teachers available here: https://www.greatscienceshare.org/resources
- Issac physics have resources to support teachers: https://isaacphysics.org/coronavirus
- STEM learning have an updates page with ways to support learning: https://www.stem.org.uk/updates