Free resources from BP Educational Service

Free resources from BP Educational Service

New science resources for your school

BP Educational Service has put together two new, interactive science resources for primary and secondary schools. Try them out and let us know what you think!

You need to register with the BP site to access the resources, but registration is free. You can see a preview of the resources before you register.

Young Science Investigators: Project Kit


The Young Science Investigators (YSI): Project Kit focuses on science at work in the real world and scientific enquiry skills.

The YSI Project Kit is based around three curriculum topics:

  • Electricity
  • Forces
  • Materials

Within the kit you'll find:

  • Practical, hands-on activities
  • Animations
  • Teacher guidance
  • Lesson plans
  • Worksheets
  • Curriculum links for Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2)
  • Curriculum links for First and Second Level of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence

The YSI: Project Kit also includes home-based activities and lesson plans, providing the flexibility to be used in and out of the classroom. Supporting parents' notes are provided.

How Science Works - Clip Bank


How Science Works - Clip Bank provides students aged 11-16 with great examples of real-life science in action.

Short, engaging videos and activities show students the real-life application of science within the context of BP's business. Linked to the UK curricula for Science and Chemistry, How Science Works - Clip Bank features a range of multi-media, including:

  • Video clips
  • Animations
  • Interactive activities
  • Photo slideshows
  • Teacher guidance
  • Curriculum links for Key Stage 3 (KS3) and Curriculum for Excellence Sciences
  • Links to all major exam boards at Key Stage 4 (KS4) and Standard Grade

Topics covered in this resource include:

  • Hydrocarbons from crude oil
  • Properties of hydrocarbons
  • Polymerisation
  • Combustion of fuels
  • Energetic reactions

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If you've used these resources in your school, let us know! What did you think? What did you like and dislike about them? Email