Radio slot!

Over the Easter weekend, I had a brief slot on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire talking about all the lockdown science activities I’m providing, including:

Here’s the link to the Radio interview. Fast forward to 1:20:45 to hear me!

Resources for schooling at home #Covid19

I’ve put together a comprehensive set of useful websites and resources for primary science activities, primarily for parents to use with children whilst self isolating/social distancing/supporting schooling at home during the coronavirus situation, but they may also be of use to teachers providing content in schools and online.

You can find them on my website at

Have lots of fun – make it memorable, experience-led and not worksheet heavy! I can’t take responsibility for content of external sites. Stay safe – and wash your hands!

Oh my goodness, Dr Jo has won an award!

I was absolutely delighted to win the STE(A)M Education Blog Award at last week’s @NexusEd #NexusAwards2020 for my post on where to find help and support for teaching primary science

In 2019, Nexus Education asked me to write a guest blog post for them on primary science. Inspired by a keynote lecture I gave at a Science Learning Partnership Primary Science conference last summer, I decided to consolidate my thoughts and suggestions for primary science coordinators and primary teachers on where to go for resources for planning, teaching and assessing primary science. It’s a bumper post signposting useful organisations, websites, resources, ideas and individuals.

Teachers are busy people. I like helping people. Especially fellow teachers. I’m honoured that this blog post was so well received and is offering help and advice, and I’m even more delighted to have won an award for it. Thank you so much Nexus Education.

You can watch the awards ceremony here (I’m on just before 1:16:00)

You can read the original post here:

As educators, there’s always more to learn and I’ve been busy collating further ideas and suggestions so watch this space for an update coming soon!

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