Young People's Book Prize school resources

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration has created a set of six resources to use alongside the books that were shortlisted for the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2023.

Click here to download the Young People's Book Prize resources (PDF)

To explore other school resources from the Royal Society, please visit the Resources for teachers page.

What are they?

Each resource contains accessible and engaging activities on a range of topics and exciting careers links to support teachers in raising awareness of STEM related careers, as well as mathematics challenges to demonstrate the relevance of mathematics across all subject areas. There are two resources linked to each book so that they can be used both in a classroom setting and independently by students in their own homes. 

Who are they for?

Aimed at students aged 8-14, the resources support the science, mathematics and computing curricula at primary and younger secondary level. They could also be used to support older students with special educational needs and disabilities. The experiments and activities have been designed to be used in a range of settings, from school science labs, to library clubs and at home. They can be incorporated into lessons or used independently as STEM club activities.

Why should I use them?

The resources:

  • Are free to download, and all experiments and activities are low cost and require minimal set-up and equipment
  • Have strong links to the primary science, mathematics and computing curricula
  • Contain captivating and informative activities and experiments, that showcase the breadth of science, mathematics and computing and their applications in the real world
  • Are clear and easy to use, with each resource set having distinct student and teacher worksheets
  • Demonstrate the important link between science and literacy 
  • Demonstrate the importance of mathematics across the curriculum
  • Showcase related STEM careers providing an opportunity for careers education at primary level

Click here to download the resources (PDF)

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