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Science Primary Resources

Our primary resources for Science are a great tool for helping your pupils with their science projects and field experiments. Covering fun facts and in-depth features on animals, habitats and life cycles, as well as out of this world resources on space, the solar system and being an astronaut, National Geographic Kids has a wealth of resources to help you plan your classes.

Our free resources cover a range of KS1 and KS2 Science objectives from the National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, including forces, climate change and the environment.

We’ve divided our Science resources into sections, which are related to the curriculum, to make it even easier to find your way around. Give our teacher guides and lesson plans a go!


Optical Illusions Primary Resource

Trick your noodle with these incredible brain-bogglers!

Planet Nine Primary Resource

Is there another world hidden in our solar system?

All about the moon primary resource

Blast off on a lunar adventure!

‘What would happen…?’ Primary Resource

Explore some fascinating scientific scenarios…

Orangutan Primary Resource

Head to the tropical treetops of Borneo…

Red Panda Primary Resource

Learn all about this amazing endangered species…

Water Facts Primary Resource

Discover fascinating facts about the world’s most precious resource…

Light and Colour Primary Resource

Discover the science behind light, shadows, colour, reflection and refraction…

Space images primary resource

Check out these eight awesome images taken from outer space!

UN’s Global Goals primary resource

In 2019, get inspired by the UN’s Global Goals and make some promises to help our planet…


Plastic Pollution Primary Resource

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

Rainforests of life: Geography resource

Explore the rainforests’ positive ecological impacts on the Earth

Space facts primary resource

Understand more about our solar system with these fun facts!

Solar System Primary Resource

Take a fascinating journey through our solar system…

Phases of the Moon Primary Resource

Learn about the different phases of the Moon as it orbits the Earth

Endangered tiger: Science primary resource

Discover how a Siberian tiger cub was rescued and rehabilitated

Polar Bear Primary Resource

Learn all about this Arctic animal

Charles Darwin: Theory of evolution resource

Discover what Charles Darwin meant by ‘natural selection’

Neil Armstrong primary resource

Discover who Neil Armstrong was and how he became the first man to step foot on the Moon

Climate change: primary resource

Learn about global warming and what is being done to reduce its impact

Digestive system: Science primary resource

Learn about the different organs that make up the digestive system

Life in the rainforest primary resource

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

Human Heart Primary Resource

Learn all about the human heart…

Dinosaur primary resource: Identifying species

Discover the characteristics of some of the most recognisable dinosaurs

Habitat investigation: Science primary resource

Learn about the different creatures that live in or around a pond

Marine life of Australia’s coast: primary resource

Discover the secret underwater world of Australia’s coastline

Flower facts: Science primary resource

Discover unusual facts about well-known types of flower

Water Facts Primary Resource

Discover fascinating facts about the world’s most precious resource…

Human body primary resource

Learn some fascinating facts about the human body and how it works

Mars mission: Science primary resource

Explore what life may be like in space and on the Red Planet

Peculiar plants: Science primary resource

Explore the unique and unusual features that plants can possess

The brain primary resource

Learn some surprising facts about the human brain and how it functions

Extinct animals primary resource

Meet eight awesome species whose existence came to a tragic end…

Gemstones primary resource

Discover what crystals are and how they are formed

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