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Free Science KS3 Teaching Resources for Secondary Teachers
What Pupils Learn in KS3 Science
Science at Key Stage 3 links scientific ideas and practical activities. Pupils learn how scientific knowledge and understanding is based on evidence. They consider how scientific work contributes to industry, medicine and improving people’s quality of life.
During Key Stage 3 Science, pupils study energy, electricity and forces. This includes how energy can be transferred and stored. They learn that electric currents in circuits can produce magnetic and heating effects as well as chemical changes. Pupils find out how the interaction of forces can affect shape and motion of objects. They learn about life processes and how these are supported by the organisation of cells in the body into systems. Pupils consider variation in organisms and classification. As part of Key Stage 3 Science, pupils learn about the Earth in terms of the chemical and physical processes that cause geological activity. They learn about astronomy and what information scientific enquiry has provided on the nature and movement of the sun, moon, stars and planets.
The British National Space Centre
The British National Space Centre link in this section provides activities to support pupils learning about space at Key Stage 3, which is particularly useful in meeting the curricular requirements. There are interactive activities that can be incorporated into lessons as well as other planning and resources that can support teaching and learning in different areas of Key Stage 3 Science inside and outside of the classroom.
Materials and Resources
Science at KS3 splits up into three areas: Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Materials and resources found in the websites shown on this page will help teaching each area and the topics that they cover.
Curriculum Bits for Science has a bank of resources in each area; using games, text, videos and images to teach. Quizzes are also present, which can help when pupils are revising for end of topic tests and practice for when they move onto GCSE level.
32 Key Free Teaching Resources
Providing innovative curriculum-linked free teaching resources for secondary Science, Geography & Business Studies at Key Stages 3 and 4.
Generation Green is British Gas’ education programme; teaching children about sustainability, inspiring a nation of energy innovators and providing energy makeovers for schools across Britain
Future Morph website relaunched to highlight career opportunities from science and maths
Link the curriculum to pets in fun and engaging ways with PDSA’s free downloadable lesson plans, videos and interactive games aimed at Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 pupils
Inspiring resources on sustainability, climate change, renewable energy and global learning
Learn about nutritious school meals and global hunger with the story of a Kenyan school girl named Molly, who can stay in education thanks to the meals she receives at school.
Free downloadable resources for Jeans for Genes Day, designed to bring your PSHE, science and genetics curricula to life. The resources include compelling films, teacher’s notes & worksheets.
IFAW offers animal welfare and conservation-themed teaching resources and films aligned with UK curricula. This year’s theme, Elephants Never Forget, explores the world of elephants and the challenges they face.
Download free lesson ideas, people’s stories and images to promote global learning
Caret is a colourful site with various games about Science for students.
Planet Earth Centre provides a GCSE in Astronomy and comes with a free monthly sky map.
The ASE provides opportunities for professional development and a chance to provide your own Science resources.
Morrison’s have lesson plans, tips, guides and more that Primary and Secondary School teachers can access about schools growing their own food.
Site for KS3 teachers that will help support them teaching their students about recycling.
BNSC has teachers resources and video clips that educates students about Space.
Planet Science is a site that both teachers and students (of all ages) can use and it comes with science resources.
This is a Design & Technology site that can be used with KS1, 2 & 3 students in helping them understand British Standards.
Online Mind Mapping App from SpiderScribe for Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4
100 Percent me has a range of information that talks about athletes, sport and substance use for P.E. and Science subjects.
Producing Scientific Explanations On The Sinking Of The Titanic At Key Stage 3 With Snapshot Science
Resources for KS3 Science and PSHE students about smoking and it also has teachers’ resources.
Science Museum has events suitable for Science KS1, KS2 and KS3 pupils.
Curriculum Bits covers the main aspects of Science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics for Secondary Learning with resources.
Can be used for Secondary School PE and Science classes as it has resources and quizzes to help teach and revise.
Centre Alternative Technology has many brilliant resources that talk about the impact on our world.
Test Base covers KS3 & KS3 core subjects and contains questions and booklets to help assist.
At Bristol is a site that teaches you about different parts of the brain and body and what they can be used for.
Energy Chest contains helpful information on the teaching of energy within schools.
The NHM offers resources, online videos and activities for both Science and Geography in Primary and Secondary School learning.
Natural England offers lesson plans, places to visit and also resources that can help with the subject of Science.