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Top tips: Mission Survive activities

Mission Survive activities put your class's creativity to the test through fun, imaginative, hands on challenges. They can help reinforce learning, by creating first hand experiences of building their ideas and seeing how well they work.

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One Mission Survive activity is to design the most extreme landscape imaginable!

Top tips: Problem Solvers activities

Problem Solvers are the perfect activity for getting students to think critically and creatively in class, like scientists. Designing a solution to a problem will give your pupils the opportunity to explore their ideas and knowledge in order to address the challenge.

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Protecting your ears is an example of a Problem Solvers challenge

Try your new dashboard

Your dashboard now has recommended activities linked to your curriculum and class age. Discover them today!

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Getting to grips with evolution

Teaching about evolution can seem daunting and we worry about handling children’s ideas about this concept. But we’d like to reassure you that you know a lot more perhaps than you realise.

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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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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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How to update your settings

If you are changing schools, year groups, role or email address, make sure you follow these simple steps to keep your account up to date. 

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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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Choose your curriculum!

Calling all Explorify teachers all over the UK: you can now select the curriculum you are teaching and see activities tailored to it!

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Downloadable posters, stickers and certificates for your classroom

We’ve created some fab free stuff you can print and use in your classroom to help you and your class understand and visualise the progress you'll make on your Explorify journey.

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Download posters and stickers for a colourful classroom display.

New search function!

One of our most requested features is now live!

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Explorify your Staff Meeting!

Are you a science enthusiast looking to share the benefits of Explorify? We've written a presentation to help you  spread the word!

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Getting started with Explorify!

Welcome to Explorify!

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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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Literacy? Thinking skills? Explorify has got you covered!

Explorify and literacy: find out how our science activities support writing, speaking, listening and more.

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Jane: “The language as the children discussed the images was great…superb for observational skills and extending language choices”

Being nosy for science!

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

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Take a sneak peek at Odd One Out

Of our nine different activity types, this one’s a consistent favourite. Watch our video and see why.

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Two pupils choosing their Odd One Out. Everyone will get a chance to decide for themselves and explain their answers.