Primary Science Kit Loans

To support primary schools in delivering engaging, interactive science lessons, we have put together collections of equipment that North East schools can borrow free of charge for up to two weeks. Schools can borrow each kit once per year.

Our primary science kits contain physical equipment for practical science lessons as well as instruction sheets, investigation ideas and videos. The digital resources will talk you and your students through using the equipment and show how concepts you learn in the classroom are used by scientists and engineers.

How to book and use the Kits

  • Find you desired kit from the list below. Click the heading to expand the information and open the booking form. Complete the booking form with your chosen dates – you must collect and return on weekday between 09:00-16:00.
  • Your booking will then be approved by us within 3 working days.
  • Once your booking is approved you will receive collection details and a link to view the digital resources.
  • You will be responsible for collecting the kit from the Agriculture Building, Newcastle University on a weekday between 09:00-16:00. If this is not possible, please get in touch before booking to see if we can make alternative arrangements.
  • Use your kit! Write down any issues/details of broken equipment on the list provided.
  • Return your box to campus on or before the return date. This must be a weekday between 09:00-16:00.

This box aligns with the Year 5 curriculum topic of Earth and Space. The kit includes:
– Motorised solar system model
– Earth, moon and sun model
– Cross section of Earth model
– Solar system distance to scale exercise

To book, please select your desired dates below and complete the form.

You must be able to collect and return the kit from campus on your selected start/end date.
Please only select weekdays for your start and end dates.

Earth & Space – Primary Science Kit Loans

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This box aligns with the Year 4 and Year 5 curriculum topics of Electricity. The kit includes:
– Circuit kits
– Energy ball + conductivity investigation exercise
– Voltmeters
– Hand crack generator

To book, please select your desired dates below and complete the form.

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Electricity – Primary Science Kit Loan

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This kit aligns with the following curriculum topics:

  • Year 1 – Animals and Living Things (classification)
  • Year 2 – Livings Things and Their Habitats (habitats and food chains)
  • Year 4 – Living Things and Their Habitats, Animals, including Humans (classification, habitats, food chains)
  • Year 5 – Living Things and Their Habitats (life cycles)
  • Year 6 – Evolution and Inheritance

The kit includes:
– Bird skull replicas
– Adaptation match & sort game
– Classification match & sort game
– Life cycle models (butterfly & frog)
– Food chain building game
– Animal models

To book, please select your desired dates below and complete the form.

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Evolution & Animals – Primary Science Kit Loans

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This box aligns with the Year 3 curriculum topic of Forces and Magnets and the Year 5 topic of Forces. The kit includes:
– Model car design & build investigation
– Group of same size balls (gravity/density demonstration)
– Slope kit (friction demonstration)
– Resistance speed chute (air resistance demonstration)
– Motion convertor, lever and pulley
– Magnetic gears

To book, please select you desired dates below and complete the form.

You must be able to collect and return the kit from campus on your selected start/end date.
Please only select weekdays for your start and end dates.

This box is very large – 810 x 620 x 430 mm – please check this will fit in your car before collecting.

Forces Kit – Primary Science Kit Loans

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This box aligns with the Year 3 and 6 curriculum topics of Light. The kit includes:
– Light metres
– Pin hole camera
– Eye model
– Colour mixing torches
– Coloured lenses
– Optical blocks
– Dark dens
– Shadow angle kit

To book, please select you desired dates below and complete the form.

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Light – Primary Science Kit Loans

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This box aligns with the Year 4 curriculum topic of Sound. The kit includes:
– Bell jar demonstration (sound in a vacuum)
– Music box mechanisms
– Tuning forks
– Sound meters

To book, please select you desired dates below and complete the form.

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Sound – Primary Science Kit Loans

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This box aligns with the Year 4 curriculum topic of States of Matter. The kit includes:
– Solid, liquid, gas particle model
– Water cycle model

To book, please select you desired dates below and complete the form.

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States of Matter – Primary Science Kit Loan

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This box includes 10 microscope sets.

To book, please select you desired dates below and complete the form.

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Microscopes

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This box includes 10 data loggers which measure sound, light and temperature. The data loggers can be connected to computers or tablets.

To book, please select you desired dates below and complete the form.

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Data Loggers – Primary Science Kit Loan

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If you have any questions, please email outreach@ncl.ac.uk or call 0191 208 4950.