Your science planning is about to get a LOT easier!

Welcome to The Science Brainery, the online resource site from LoveScience.

Are you a home educator looking for interactive science resources to help inspire and engage your junior scientists?

Are you a primary teacher looking for some extra resources to support your science teaching or for some fun starters?

Are you a science co-ordinator or headteacher looking for whole school resources with remote learning capacity?

Then you're in the right place, from individual worksheets and stand alone fun games, to themed lessons right up to remote access lessons for all your pupils we have a range of ways to support you. 

WE BELIEVE IN GETTING STUCK IN

Science offers a unique chance for children to learn by truly immersing themselves. Practical work allows them to 'safely fail', evaluate, try again and experience the absolute thrill when things do finally work! There are also endless 'why' questions - some of which still have no answers - that can lead to brilliant voyages of discovery where children can stumble upon the most amazing facts and stories. 

The Science Brainery aims to help you give your children this immersive experience by bringing together experiments, online games, stories and challenges to do together or to let your budding scientists discover on their own.

FOR SCHOOLS

SIGN YOUR CLASS UP TO BE SCIENCE SUPERBOFFINS

Sign up for free to get access to our weekly newsletter - The Brainery Times, the chance to submit 'ask the expert' questions and resources specifically to use in your classroom. Sign up here.

CURRICULUM LINKED MODULES

* Year 5 and 6 available now * these modules are jam packed with activities to support the statutory requirements. They are designed to give teachers a variety of online games and challenges, experiments and printables to suit your class and their needs. The quizzes and games are also self marking and provide feedback so are perfect to use as a class or to set children as extension or support work individually. 

FOR HOME EDUCATORS

FREE NANO CLUB

The nano club is our free hub with access to all the activities in our weekly newsletter, The Brainery Times, all our previous challenges and some of our favourite experiments, games and science stories. 

ONLINE COURSES WITH KITS

Take the credit for brilliant science with none of the hassle of sorting it out! Our online courses last 3 week and are delivered over zoom, with recorded lessons just in case you can't make the lives and a fully equipped kit and lab book sent out to you. 

THE DEKA CLUB WEEKLY SESSIONS

Every week, our deka club boffins explore a different topic through live masterclasses and easy experiment sessions along with factfiles and research tasks and online games. You can pop along just for the week or sign up for the term. 

CURRICULUM LINKED MODULES

Our curriculum linked modules are a great way to allow your children to explore topics in greater depth. They can either be used as part of your lessons or as self study topics for your budding scientists to work through.

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WHO ARE WE AND WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

The Science Brainery has been designed by Abigail Carr who started teaching science at secondary level in 2002 before founding LoveScience in 2013. Love Science has delivered workshops and clubs to thousands of primary aged children in schools, libraries, festivals and other venues throughout England and Scotland. Whilst researching Primary Science education as part of her MA in Online and Distance Education, it appeared to Abigail that there was a need for a resource to help teachers, home educators and parents save time and resources in science teaching and The Science Brainery was born!

So, put down your planning and have a look around our free HUB for handy activities and make your (science teaching) life a whole lot easier.

Available Resources

Free Nano Club

Welcome to The Science Brainery!!

This is the online membership site of LoveScience and we are glad to have you here.

In the free nano club, you will find a taster of what we have on offer in the Mega Club with experiments to try, games to have a go and science stories to inspire!

The case of the missing arm- February 3rd,10th & 17th

Can you use science to solve the mystery of the missing arm?

Join us for a 3 week online forensics adventure complete with your own super sleuth kit! 

Zoom sessions are on Thursdays 3rd, 10th and 17th at 1.30. 

*Limited spaces*

Bright Sparks Electricity - March 3rd, 10th, 17th

Learn all about electricity and circuits for a 3 week online complete with your own Bright sparks kit! 

Zoom sessions are on Thursdays 3rd, 10th and 17th March at 1.30. 

*Limited spaces*

Cool Chemistry - 31st March, 7th, 21st April

Take a closer look at states of matter, reactions and smart materials - we can promise plenty of fizzes and bangs (and maybe little mess!)

Zoom sessions are on Thursdays 31st March, 7th and 21st April at 1.30. 

*Limited spaces*

Brilliant Bodies - May 5th, 12th & 19th

We'll be getting gross and taking a closer look at what's going on inside our bodies.

Zoom sessions are on Thursdays 5th, 12th & 19th May at 1.30. 

*Limited spaces*

Light & Colour - June 9th, 16th & 23rd

Rainbows, magic ink and spying - we've got it all in the light and colour course.

Zoom sessions are on Thursdays 9th, 16th & 23rd June at 1.30. 

*Limited spaces*

Block booking - Spring term 1

Sign up for the whole term and save £££!

Topics this term are:

Diffusion week | Eggs week | Fireworks week | Gears week | Fossils week | Heart week

Diffusion week - 10th January

Masterclass - The science of smells

Easy Experiment - Diffusion in action

Strange smells facts

Smelling crossword

Diffusion wordsearch

Eggs week - 17th January

Masterclass - What are eggs?

Easy Experiment - Eggy Experiments

Eggy facts and research tasks

💻 Match the eggs to the animal game

💻 Finish the sentences game

Fireworks week - 24th January

Masterclass - Chemistry of fireworks

Easy Experiment - Underwater and fizzy fireworks

Explosive facts and research tasks

💻 Match the firework colours labelling game

💻 Match the metals game

Gears week - 31st January

Masterclass -Making things move

Easy Experiment - Origami gears

Machines facts and research tasks

What happens next?

💻 Gears wordsearch

Fossils week - 7th February

Masterclass - Fossils and evolution

Easy Experiment - Making a fossil record

👩‍🔬📃 Prehistoric facts and research tasks

💻 Match the fossil game

 Name the dinosaur game

Heart week - 14th February

Masterclass - Your Heart

Easy Experiment - Heartbeats

Heart facts and research tasks

Jobs of the heart labelling game

💻 Heart and blood vessels crossword

Year 4 - Changing states

Curriculum Links

Year 4 - States of matter

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius
  • identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature

Year 5 - Exploring Space

Curriculum Links

Year 5 - Earth and Space

  • describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
  • describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
  • describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • use the idea of the Earth's rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

Year 5- Properties and Reactions

Curriculum Links

Year 5 - Properties and changes of materials

  • compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal) and response to magnets
  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
  • demonstrate the dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda

Year 5 - Fantastic Forces

Curriculum Links

Year 5 - Forces

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and a falling object
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect

Year 6 - Light and Colour

Curriculum Links

Year 6 - Light

recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines

use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye

explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes

use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them

Year 6 - Evolution and inheritance

Curriculum links

Year 6 - Evolution and Inheritance 

  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution

Year 6 - Circulatory System

CURRICULUM LINKS:

Year 6 - Animals Including Humans

  • identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans

Year 6 - Making Useful Circuits

CURRICULUM LINKS:

Year 6 - Electricity 

  • associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
  • compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
  • use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram
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