One of the main challenges for teachers over the past six months has been adapting to the strange new world of remote learning. At times, it can feel like a balancing act. Pupils in the classroom. Pupils at home. Teachers constantly spinning plates more than ever. Remote learning is at its most effective when it delivers timely feedback through engaging and interactive digital resources. With the right teaching tools, remote learning can be an effective way of teaching rather than just a stop gap that needs to be filled. However, remote learning, especially at first, could feel like an experiment with many different variables. Teachers could feel like pioneering scientists on a new branch of learning theory. Experimenting with variables that need to be carefully controlled to reach a satisfying conclusion of learning. This experimental teaching is the most challenging in a subject that requires actual experiments to be taught. Science is conveyed best through real-life, hands-on demonstrations of the process of experimentation. With remote learning, teachers have to approach the subject in a new way that doesn’t show the magic of the intricacies of the natural world around our pupils to them physically. Adapted content that brings the scientific world to life with beautiful diagrams and illustrations is one way to bring classroom learning into the home. Another way is to present scientific learning in a different context. Cross-curricular content that slips science into a different subject world is an ingenious way of passing on scientific knowledge easily and effectively. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/a720cbe6-39a7-4649-a21b-a9d902759a78/de8da08b-b04f-4f1e-b231-29c6fde6e75bLbQcrosscurricular.jpg ""){: .center } LbQ’s science cross-curricular reading resources are shining examples of sets that are equally effective for in-class and remote learning. Question Sets such as [Party Food Chemistry](https://www.lbq.org/search/primaryscience/cross_curricular_reading/short-and-guided-reads/short-reads-party-food-chemistry-1-pre-read287ebd30-3a75-4f7d-9bb6-23d6182520b9?years=3,4,5,6&hide=true), [What Happens to My Food?](https://www.lbq.org/search/primaryscience/cross_curricular_reading/short-and-guided-reads/short-reads-what-happens-to-my-food-1-pre-reade46f672e-e7df-4fec-b060-2ad49f8d715b?years=3,4,5,6&hide=true) and [What Does a Skeleton Do?](https://www.lbq.org/search/primaryscience/cross_curricular_reading/short-and-guided-reads/short-reads-what-does-a-skeleton-do-1-pre-read?years=3,4,5,6&hide=true) bring the science of the everyday to life through colourful and beautiful illustrations. Whilst sets like [Is There Life on Other Planets?](https://www.lbq.org/search/primaryscience/cross_curricular_reading/short-and-guided-reads/short-reads-is-there-life-on-other-planets-1-pre-read5ea540ed-f8cb-4f92-b169-f544b7d5b0b4?years=3,4,5,6&hide=true), [Magnets: Why are They So Attractive?](https://www.lbq.org/search/primaryscience/cross_curricular_reading/short-and-guided-reads/short-reads-magnets-why-are-they-so-attractive-1-pre-readcaada437-025b-4198-a776-eafb84657440?years=3,4,5,6&hide=true) and [What Is a Fossil?](https://www.lbq.org/search/primaryscience/cross_curricular_reading/short-and-guided-reads/short-reads-what-is-a-fossil-1-pre-read?years=3,4,5,6&hide=true) explore the world of scientific discovery. As well as this, LbQ has several [biography reading sets](https://www.lbq.org/search/primaryscience/biographies?years=3,4,5,6&hide=true) that detail the lives of pioneering historical scientific figures. From David Attenborough to Florence Nightingale, these sets give insights into scientific thinking whilst exploring the fascinating lives of these incredible scientists. If you want to dive headfirst into teaching science remotely, we have [Question Sets that cover each topic in the curriculum](https://www.lbq.org/search/primaryscience/). These resources can be easily adapted to remote learning situations to keep the learning going! When it comes to teaching remotely, it is best to use resources that can transition seamlessly from the classroom into the home. The use of well-established teaching tools that effectively engage your pupils is the best way for remote learning to work across all subjects, especially science. [Click here for more tips on making the most of remote and blended learning.](https://www.lbq.org/Blog/using-lbq-for-distance-learning)