Primary UPD8 makes science relevant using the power of topicality. Every day interesting science pops out of the news. The following activities create the bridge to the curriculum, with punchy activities with maximum engagement. Instead of just teaching about for example food chains, why not have pupils investigating through news headlines of ‘Do you Want to Live Forever’?

Primary upd8 is a joint initiative from the Association for Science Education and the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.  For more information see

Beat the Heat Game (Teacher Notes)

Smart Grid

Each activity uses the Smart Grid to help the class review their learning. Click here for additional information on: How to use a Smart Grid

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