At Axcis, we are always on the lookout for fabulous and free resources to share with our audience, and this week, we take a look at Explorify. Find out more about these free science resources here.
What is Explorify?
Explorify is a primary science resource base full of engaging, creative science activities which has been designed to spark curiosity, discussion and debate. From video to hands-on activities, it’s easy to get Explorifying!
Why is Explorify free? What’s the catch?
There is no catch! Explorify is totally free. Explorify is funded by Wellcome, a global charitable foundation. Wellcome’s education team works to ensure that all pupils in the UK have access to a world-class inspiring and relevant science education by supporting education research, professional development and primary science. Read more about the work of the Wellcome Education team.
How do you use Explorify?
To get started, you simply need to sign up via the Explorify website. When you do this, you can set which year groups you work with so that you get tailored resources (you can change this setting at any time). Once signed up, you’ll be able to log in and use any of the available resources. You can then mark which activities you’ve used so that you can keep track of what you’re doing and avoid using the same ones again by accident!
What topics are there resources for?
There are resources available to support a broad range of topics, so whatever you are currently doing with your class, you’re sure to find something that will fit your needs. From Earth and Electricity to Space, Rocks, Plants and Sound (and much more) – there really is an outstanding range!
Explorify and SEND
Teachers from both mainstream and SEND settings can make use of Explorify. On their website, you can hear from Joshua, who is a SEND specialist who uses these resources. He says:
“For my class it has been a great learning tool; it has helped them develop in so many ways, through their social communication, their interaction with each other, their speech and language skills, their scientific skills. I think it goes beyond the scope of what it’s delivered to be, and it opens up so many opportunities for the children.”
Do you want a school job or help with staffing?
If you would be interested in a teaching or support position at a school or alternative provision, why not get in touch or register with Axcis today and find out how we can assist you? Alternatively, if you are seeking staff for your school or provision, or would like to refer a friend to us, pop us and email – we’d be happy to help!