Cross-disciplinary projects for science

Join up students' learning in biology, chemistry and physics with these cross-disciplinary projects, ideal for the last few weeks of term

Tes Resources Team

Secondary science students working on cross-disciplinary science projects

Research questions, short units and challenging investigations to help students bring together their learning across all three sciences  

As things start to wind down towards the end of term, you may start to find that you have the odd lesson or two with which you can be a bit creative. To help you fill some of those gaps, we’ve selected a series of interesting projects, designed to get students making connections between topics in biology, chemistry and physics.  

For more resources and ideas to encourage creative thinking and problem solving across a range of subjects, visit our STEM projects blog.

Science Project - Structures in Nature
cajundanieljoves

Science Project - Structures in Nature

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The following project looks at amazing structures found in nature Overview: It's based around structures in nature and contains 3 practical/building elements based on Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Chemistry - Allotropes of Carbon, properties etc and its uses in modern medicine + Practical eleme...
Island Survival
edwards.el

Island Survival

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Mini project about surviving on an island after being shipwrecked. Activity to be completed each day and then a literacy task to complete a diary thinking about life on the island.
Space research project
gyoungIOM

Space research project

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Research based project for students to explore different topics at the end of KS3 science. Topics include; energy sources, nutrition, water cycle, materials, electromagnetic waves, communications and photosynthesis Designed to run over a series of 10 - 12 lessons
Science  Escape Room
Cre8tive Resources

Science Escape Room

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Brand new KS3 or KS4 Science Escape Room (With a focus on chemistry and Physics) - Virtual Escape Room by Cre8tive Resources! This lasts an hour or under depending on how quick the teams can solve each puzzle! Students love this style of lesson, great as an educational treat for your class. C8/ES/1...
Field investigation - Sampling techniques KS4 Science
Encounter Edu

Field investigation - Sampling techniques KS4 Science

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This Key Stage 4 (KS4) science lesson supports students to develop the 'sampling techniques' component of working scientifically for GCSE. It is based on current research being conducted by Exeter University and Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Students work scientifically to discover if zooplank...