Science resources for UK teachers

Welcome to the Royal Institution's page for UK science teachers! We are delighted to offer a wide range of resources to help you bring science to life in your classroom.

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Resources for secondary school teachers

Explore our range of resources for students in KS3 and KS4, linked to our famous annual CHRISTMAS LECTURES. We've got debate kits that will help you run a lesson around pandemic preparation, climate change, and how DNA is used in the courtroom, as well as a list of Stem resources for each lecture including videos, lesson plans, and more. You can also see all of our CHRISTMAS LECTURES archive here.

Resources from our 2022 CHRISTMAS LECTURES - 'Secrets of forensic science'

'Secrets of forensic science'

In our 2022 lectures, Professor Dame Sue Black revealed the secrets of forensic science.

Get STEM learning resourcesThis list of resources from stem.org.uk gathers together activity sheets, videos, and other teacher resources on the subject of forensic science.

Get the forensic science debate kit: This kit contains everything you will need to facilitate a 50 minute discussion through 8 thought-provoking character cards.

Free CHRISTMAS LECTURES tickets for schools

Our new school grant scheme offering free tickets to the 2023 CHRISTMAS LECTURES with Prof Mike Wooldridge is now open to applications. 

In 'The truth about AI' Mike will will tackle the big questions facing AI research and unravel the myths about how this ground-breaking technology really works.The filming takes place in our Theatre on the evenings of 12, 14 and 16 December and students from your school could be there!

As with our regular charitable support activities, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES grants are open to all state-funded primary or secondary schools, academies, or maintained schools anywhere in the UK, with our assessment process then giving priority to students from disadvantaged schools.

Resources for primary school teachers

Explore our range of activities for younger children to learn about science.

Masterclass mathematics enrichment activities

Use our free 'off the shelf' mathematics Masterclasses to enrich your classroom activities, including everything you need to run engaging and fun sessions for students aged 7-12 (KS2) or easily adapted for older ages.

Ri activities for your school

Find out what the Ri can offer you and your school, including our grant scheme.

Science schools at your schools

The Ri is the largest national provider of science shows for schools, with a wealth of experience in making science for kids engaging and fun. We have a choice of three shows that can be tailored to suit either 4–7, 7–11, or 11–14 year-olds.