Education Endowment Foundation:Improving Primary Science

Improving Primary Science

Six recommendations for improving primary science, including developing vocabulary and working scientifically.

First Edition


School Phases


This guidance report provides six practical recommendations, underpinned by high quality evidence, about how to make meaningful improvements to primary science teaching. 

It is designed to help practitioners build on their existing expertise with a view to supporting them to close the attainment gap and cultivate positive pupil attitudes towards science.

Written by Katie Luxton and Bob Pritchard

Primary science teaching

Review of approaches to teaching primary science education, to identify which approaches are most effective.