Kit Loan

We have a wide range of science outreach kits available for schools to use. Each kit comes with kit list and instructions - perfect for lessons and after school clubs. Contact our schools team with any enquiries at [email protected].

To ensure all our equipment can be COVID-Secure, all kit loans will be isolated for a minimum of 72 hours between loans, as per our Risk Assesment for kit loan during COVID-19. Most loans are for two school weeks, being available for collection from Monday morning and to be returned by Friday afternoon. We will need to strictly adhere to these times to ensure kit can be safely loaned to other schools, and we appreciate your co-operation in this. It remains up to schools to risk assess their own usage of our kit loan equipment, but we do have suggested general risk assessments for all kit loan available on our risk assessments page.

Kit Loan (Primary)

  • micro:bit kitloan

    6 week kit loan for KS2 & KS3

    micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun. It provides a more approachable method to computing than just teaching coding.

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  • Circuit Detectives

    2 week kit loan for KS2

    Pupils must work out where the fault is in eight different circuits using a test kit containing wire, batteries and bulbs.

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  • Dataloggers

    2 week kit loan for KS1 or KS2

    Dataloggers are a great cross-curricular resource – they can record temperature, light and sound levels and the information can be read directly off the screen, converted into pictograms or displayed as a graph over time.

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  • K’Nex Construction

    2 week kit loan for KS2

    A versatile and colourful construction kit of rods and connectors which can be used for a wide variety of engineering challenges as pupils can create towers, bridges, cranes, cars and fairground rides.

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  • Marble Mazes

    2 week kit loan for KS2

    Children will be challenged to create a route for a marble to travel through as slowly as possible without stopping, using limited materials. Throughout the activity, discussion can encourage children to consider scientific principles such as the effect of gravity causing the marble to roll and the effect of friction on its movement.

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  • Microscopes

    2 week kit loan for KS1 & 2

    Our comprehensive microscopes kit contains everything your class needs to look closely at the world around them.

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  • Paper Engineering

    2 week kit loan for KS2

    Challenge your students to build something amazing with our paper engineering kit, which includes rolling sticks, super strong hole punches, tape and plenty of nuts and bolts. All you need to provide is A4 scrap paper and some inspiration…

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  • Puzzles

    2 week kit loan for EYFS, KS1 or KS2

    A selection of puzzles requiring logical thinking and problem-solving skills, including the co-operative maths game ‘City of Zombies’.

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  • Slime

    2 week kit loan for FS & KS1

    Students can explore the properties of an unusual material by making their own slime – bouncy, squeezable, stretchy and gooey. Is it a solid or a liquid?

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  • Bubbles

    2 week kit loan for KS1

    There’s a lot of fascinating science that you can explore with bubbles. This kit includes bubble solution and 3D shapes to help create unusual bubbles.

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  • Telescopes

    2 week kit loan for KS1 & 2

    Help your class explore the galaxy with our telescope kit loan, free to member schools, which includes a night sky telescope and a solar telescope with tripods, risk assessment and manufacturer’s instructions.

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  • Science Club in a box

    6 week kit loan for KS2

    Science Club in a Box enables you to run a weekly science club. The kit includes six activities with all the instructions and equipment required.

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