Captivate your class as the new school year begins with a host of fun and inspiring OPAL science activities.
We'll show you how your school grounds can become an outdoor laboratory, and take you through the steps to find and identify a range of flora and fauna.
Lichens are fascinating organisms and can tell us about local air quality and pollution. Which species can your class find?
Investigate the health of trees in your school grounds, learn to measure their height, and look for pests and diseases that can affect them.
Race against the clock to find and identify as many invertebrates as you can. Who will find the most bugs?
The Learning Lab
Discover what data can do, test your nature knowledge and learn about our surveys.
The world of OPAL is at your fingertips in our interactive online learning tool for schoolchildren.
Lowland heathland is one of Britain's rarest and most threatened habitats.
Teach your pupils more about it – and the unique plants and animals living there – with our resources.
Crest – OPAL activities
CREST is a science award scheme for schools and colleges run by the British Science Association.
Earn awards by completing science projects and use OPAL resources to help you.
From animal tracking to tree maths, discover the environment with these curriculum-linked activities.
Explore the great outdoors with your class this autumn, and take part in follow-up activities when you get back to the classroom.