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History of science resources


The Royal Society’s Science in the making website helps to bring the history of science alive, with digitised archives relating to notable scientists and explorers such as Isaac Newton, Alan Turing and Ernest Shackleton.

There are hundreds of items to browse through, so teachers from the Royal Society Schools Network have identified a number of curriculum related topics to support the teaching of students aged 5-11. Their ideas support history, numeracy and literacy through the lens of science at Key stage 1 and 2. 

If you use any of these resources with your class, please do email us with any feedback you have so we can review the impact these resources are having in schools across the UK.

Science in the making lesson plans

Age 5-7 (Key stage 1)

Age 8 – 11 (Key stage 2)

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