Key Stages 1-4

The CTPA has a free online resource for schools, CATIE, providing resources to help teachers teach science using the science behind cosmetics to provide everyday examples of science in action.  From primary to GCSE/NVQ level, the resources include work sheets for class study, online activities and information for teenagers covering Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).  Each of the resources has been written by practising teachers and is mapped to the national curriculum for maximum use by teachers.


The Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) has launched a new educational website, ‘Scrub Up On Science’, for 11-16 year olds.  The aim is to provide free practical Chemistry resources to UK secondary schools with work plans, activity sheets and presentations for lessons ranging from learning how to describe the properties of cosmetic products to extracting natural fragrances.