Defying Gravity: The Archimedes Screw

Who was Archimedes?

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physician, inventor and engineer, born in Syracuse, Sicily, in 287BC. He was the son of an astronomer and mathematician named Phidias.

In the third century BC, Syracuse was a hub of commerce, art and science. Archimedes developed a natural curiosity and affinity for problem solving. He travelled to Egypt to study in Alexandria before returning to Syracuse, where he dedicated his life to research and experimentation across multiple fields. read more

Tried and Tested: Primary Science Lab Set

Product testing: Primary Science Lab Set

Name: Clare Minall

Blog: Mudpie Fridays

Age of child: 4.5 years and 9 months


Clare is married with two gorgeous boys; Monkey aged 4.5 and Kipper who is 9 months. Clare writes about all aspects of parenting, including her family/work life balance, craft activities and ideas for days out. Mudpie Fridays is now in its second year and is a one stop shop for inspiration for all parents. read more

Tried and Tested: Shining Stars Projector


Product testing:  Shining Stars Projector

Name: Jade Wilson

children: 3 and 1 years old

Jade is a mid twenties, West Norfolk mum to two boys Toby and Teddy. Raising the Rings covers parenting, lifestyle, family and much more.


What were your first thoughts when the product arrived?

I couldn’t wait to get started with this. Jamie and I both love watching science based documentaries and have a keen interest in science and we’d really love to pass this on to the boys. I thought it looked appealing, was well made, sturdy and easy to carry around. read more

Our STEM in Action range has been recognised as ‘Best Product Innovation’ at the Findel Supplier Awards!

Pictured: Louise Benstead (right), Learning Resources®, accepting the award from Chris Mahady (left), MD of Findel.

Learning Resources’ pioneering work in developing hands-on STEM resources, has been recognised for the second time this year with a Findel ‘Best Product Innovation’ Award!

Launched in January, the range comprises of six teacher-friendly kits meeting the STEM needs of primary classrooms.  STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and defines an approach to learning that asks children to solve real-world problems through enquiry based processes. read more

What’s Hot This Month?

Early year’s science!

This month you have loved our early year’s science ranges including Primary Science and GeoSafari® Jr. Science in the early years lays
the foundation for understanding the world and encourages observation, prediction, problem solving and discussion skills.

March has seen young scientists across the UK working scientifically and solving problems in aid of British Science Week- a ten day celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and now that the clocks have sprung forward to British Summer Time and there are brighter evenings, there is even more opportunity to take part in outdoor scientific discovery. There’s plenty of time to prepare for spring term and offer a head start to young learners with inspiring resources that help to foster the development of early STEM skills. read more

Easter Science Activities with Helen Neale

Helen Neale, Kiddy


Today we are joined by Helen Neale who edits and owns the KiddyCharts website, offering free downloadable fun and educational resources for parents. Why not check it out, there is bound to be something your kids like, and it’s all free?


With British Science Week just gone, there are many of us that are looking to do science in the home as a way of supporting our children’s education in the classroom. STEM activities are so important for the development of our children’s minds and personalities. read more

Learning Resources has won an Education Resources Award!

Learning Resources was presented with an Education Resources Award in the ‘Primary Resource or Equipment – Curriculum learning resources including ICT’ category for its STEM Robot Mouse Activity Set. Held on the 18th of March, the awards honour the quality and diversity of products, schools and the most dedicated members of the education sector. In their eighteenth successful year, the awards are organised by BESA, the trade association representing educational suppliers in the UK sector, and Brilliant Marketing Solutions. read more