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The National Centre for Initial Teacher Training in Primary School Science.

SCIcentre enhances UK educational practice by:

  • Developing resources to improve primary school teachers' and trainee teachers' science knowledge and understanding
  • Research and evaluation of in-service science education programmes
  • Encouraging beneficial collaboration between teacher training organisations in Europe and beyond
  • Promoting positive images of science and its role in modern society
  • Increasing teachers' ability to utilise mathematics and information technology in science learning


SCIcentre was established with core funding from the Society of Chemical Industry.



Updated September 2010

Typical Products

-On-line Booklets on Cross-Curricular Science

-Data Handling in Primary Science

Science and Literacy

Foundation Stage Science: A guide for Mentors

Helping Primary Children Understand Science & Technology


University of Leicester

a millennium project core funded by SCI
Site hosted by University of Leicester

Information supplied by: Tina Jarvis.  Updated September 2010