KS2 science resources: Free lesson plan on LGBT+ scientists

by Just Like Us
October 2022

A photo of KS2 science resources

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released free KS2 science resources, including an LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) inclusive lesson plan.

The free, ready-to-go resources include a lesson plan on key LGBT+ scientists, such as Nergis Mavalvala.

The lesson also includes a game, where pupils will create Top Trump cards on the scientists they have studied. They’ll finish by playing Top Trumps.

The aim of the lesson is for pupils to research significant LGBT+ scientists, and to understand their contribution to their fields, including how they have contributed to scientific discoveries and inventions.

How to download these free KS2 science resources and more:

If you are a staff member at a UK primary school, secondary school or sixth form college, you can access Just Like Us’ free resources by following the below steps:

  1. Sign up for School Diversity Week (make sure you tick ‘School Diversity Week’).
  2. You’ll then receive an email granting you access to the resources.
  3. Then, browse and download resources in our portal.

What is School Diversity Week?

Every June, Just Like Us runs School Diversity Week. The event is a celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

As part of this, Just Like Us has created more than 50 free, LGBT+ inclusive resources for use in schools. These include lesson plans, worksheets, assembly ideas, story time discussions and presentations. Plus, there is a Rainbow Friday non-uniform day, fundraising for Just Like Us.

Each year, thousands of UK primary and secondary schools take part in School Diversity Week. Signing up means you will get free access to LGBT+ inclusive resources on all key stages and key subjects.

Why celebrate School Diversity Week?

Independent research has found a link between positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools to pupils have better mental health. This is regardless of whether the pupils are LGBT+ or not.

By signing up for School Diversity Week, you’ll gain access to our free LGBT+ inclusive resources. You’ll be joining thousands of other schools celebrating across the UK.