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Primary Resources

Explore our National Geographic Kids Primary Resources.

Find engaging and curriculum-led teaching ideas and accompanying resource sheets aligned with the National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. Our resources are pupil-focused and interdisciplinary, supporting core subjects like English, Maths and Science as well as the wider curriculum with resources for Geography, History, Art and Culture – which includes SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) development, such as British values.

We’ve provided teacher support to show which areas of the curriculum each individual primary resource covers. The primary resources themselves are written in the tone of National Geographic Kids magazine and are sure to engage your children by making learning fun and accessible.


Refugee Week: Geography primary resource

This primary resource helps children to understand more about refugees and why people seek asylum

Giraffe Primary Resource

Learn about the giraffe’s amazing adaptations and super survival skills…

Mayan civilisation primary resource

Learn how the Maya excelled at architecture, agriculture, written language and mathematics
  • QUIZ

    What is the largest species of bird?

Koala primary resource

Learn all about koalas, their diets, communication and family life

North and South Poles primary resource

An introduction to the environments of the Arctic and Antarctic

Sustainable living Geography primary resource

Explore fascinating facts about eco-friendly inventions and the importance of ‘green’ living to protect our planet

Ancient Egypt facts primary resource

Discover seven cool facts about Ancient Egyptian life

Aztec civilization primary resource

Learn about how the Aztecs excelled at farming and agriculture, and what made them such good warriors

Turtle conservation primary resource

Discover different species of turtle, their nesting habits and what happens when they need a helping hand!

Extreme records: Maths primary resource

Practise using units of measure and comparing values in a real-world context


Ancient Egyptians primary resource

Discover some of the Ancient Egyptians’ greatest achievements

Rainforests of life: Geography resource

Explore the rainforests’ positive ecological impacts on the Earth

Meet the Vikings primary resource

Learn all about the legendary warriors and their way of life

Endangered tiger: Science primary resource

Discover how a Siberian tiger cub was rescued and rehabilitated

North and South Poles primary resource

An introduction to the environments of the Arctic and Antarctic

Romans primary resource

Discover the secrets of the Roman Empire and life in Ancient Rome

Plastic Pollution Primary Resource

Learn about the harmful effects of plastic waste on our oceans and find out how each of us can help!

All about weather: primary resource

Explore different types of weather and the impact they can have on the environment

Ancient Greeks primary resource

Learn about life under Ancient Greek rule in this fun comic strip

Volcanoes of Ecuador primary resource

Learn about the features of volcanoes and how they come to exist

Deep ocean ecosystem primary resource

Find out more about the deepest part of the ocean

Giant Panda Rescue: primary resource

Explore the needs of giant pandas and the threats they face in the wild

Space facts primary resource

Understand more about our solar system with these fun facts!

Roald Dahl: English primary resource

Discover interesting facts about the children’s author

Anglo Saxons primary resource

Explore the secrets that artifacts reveal about the Anglo Saxons

First World War primary resource

Explore events from the First World War at home and abroad

Imperial China primary resource

Discover the symbols, architecture and beliefs inspired by the different dynasties of Imperial China

Greek Mythology Primary Resource

Learn about the gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes of Ancient Greece

Emperor penguins: skilled survivors

Discover the characteristics and behaviour of the emperor penguin

Sea turtle: Science primary resource

Discover how marine rescue organisations help sea turtles in trouble

Marine life of Australia’s coast: primary resource

Discover the secret underwater world of Australia’s coastline

Life in the rainforest primary resource

Discover the animals, insects, plants and people that make the African rainforest their home

Wolf language and communication

Explore how wolves use their voices, body language and odour to talk to one another

Asian elephants primary resource

Explore the environment and habitats of Asian elephants and the problems they face

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