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Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut

Registrations for Mission X 2020 are now open! Join our friends at STEM Learning in a challenge that encourages students to train like an astronaut!

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Explore the playful side of science with Michael Rosen and Explorify!

Michael Rosen thinks we need more play in our lives, and we couldn’t agree more! We have three new activities inspired by Michael’s Book of Play to help you become more playful in your classroom. What’s more, we have an opportunity for you to win a signed copy of his book!

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Go to Mars with Explorify!

A new Mars rover blasts off to look for signs of life on the red planet in 2021. We’ve got lots of new activities to help you inspire your little scientists to be space explorers!  

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What do teachers think of Explorify?

Watch teachers who have trialled Explorify in their classrooms tell us about their experiences. 

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Top 10 tips for new science leaders!

Are you a new science lead? We've got 10 tips to help you start the year with confidence. 

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Planning for science

Have you been wondering how to effectively plan science lessons to encapsulate knowledge, understanding and skills? Take a look at our planning examples for inspiration. 

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Working in a scientific way

Have you been wondering how Explorify can support you as you encourage your pupils to work in a scientific way? Read our top tips to find out! 

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Top tips: Big Question activities

Working together to plan an investigation will really get your class thinking like scientists!  

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How long does it take for a leaf to rot?

Top tips: What If? activities

A question to make pupils think! Our What If? activities aren't designed for practical investigation, rather a fun way to help children place their ideas and thoughts in new contexts.

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What if plants could move?

Top tips: Odd One Out activities

With these Odd One Out activities, there is no right or wrong answer! Encourage each child to say which is the odd one out for them after a discussion about similarities and differences.  

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Top tips: What's Going On? activities

Encourage children to discuss what's going on in these short, distraction-free videos! You'll find they naturally start to explain their thinking and apply their knowledge in new contexts.

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Top tips: Mystery Bag activities

Encourage your children to use their sense of touch, hearing and smell to work out what's contained in these mystery bags! A tried and tested favourite with teachers, spark curiosity and debate with a selection of everyday objects.

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Top tips: Zoom In, Zoom Out activities

Our popular Zoom In, Zoom Out activities are sure to engage your class! Read our tips on how to get the most from this visually engaging activity.

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Top 5 tips for getting to know your class

Welcome to your new class! We’ve got some tips to help you get to know the children on an individual level but also assess the dynamics and social skills of the class as a whole.  

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Better thinkers, better thinking!

Explorify supports your pupils to think like scientists – but that doesn’t mean it's only for science!

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Discover how Explorify can help with assessment.

Assessment is something teachers do all the time, yet assessment in science is a topic teachers often say they worry about. Let’s walk through a teaching sequence about classification. 

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British Science Week 2019

There's a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths coming up from 8-17th March and there are lots of ways to get involved!

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Meet the teacher: Kulvinder Johal

Kulvinder Johal is a primary teacher at Northbury Primary School in Barking, London. We asked her about improving your confidence as a teacher and the importance of networks.

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What’s Explorify? How can it help with my science teaching?

When did you last hear that something really good for teaching is free? Welcome to Explorify, a free digital tool to help with science teaching. Developed by Wellcome, a global charitable foundation, Explorify is used by teachers in nearly 10,000 UK primary schools.

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Have a scientific Outdoor Classroom Day!

Take your learning outside this Outdoor Classroom Day!

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Explorify and numeracy: count the benefits!

Use these Explorify activities to build maths and numeracy skills with your class. 

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Bring STEM learning to life in your classroom with IET Faraday

We’ve been working with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to help you take the hassle out of your lesson planning.

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Being nosy for science!

Your lowdown on Explorify's programme, from Louise Stubberfield, our programme manager for primary science

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