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The project (2023-2025) is funded by the Nuffield Foundation and the research team is made up of Dr Sarah Earle and Dr Stuart Read who are based at Bath Spa University, and Prof. Lynne Bianchi and Dr Julie Jordan who are based at the University of Manchester.

What is the research project about?

The purpose of this research is to better understand the place and purpose of practical work in primary science across the UK. The research will consider literature, a sector-wide survey and teacher interviews, in order to make recommendations that can be applied across the UK.

They are currently conducting an online survey. They welcome all primary science stakeholders to respond to the survey, including current teachers, senior leaders, professional development leads, STEM organisations and initial teacher educators in each of the UK nations.

The survey will ask for your thoughts and experiences regarding practical work in primary science. The survey will last for up approximately 15-20 minutes.

Click here to access the survey.

If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of the research, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Earle: or Lynne Bianchi:

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