For Key Stage 2 Science pupils

Face Facts has been written for areas of Key Stage 2 Science. It explores states of matter, light, sound and plants in the context of the cosmetics and toiletries we use every day.

Face Facts enables pupils to work at their own pace online, with fun interactive activities and information.

In these Teachers’ Notes we have included some practical activities that you can do in the classroom. These can also be used for a science club, science fairs or open days.


Your students may ask you about animal testing of cosmetics. Reassure them that cosmetics sold in Europe are not tested on animals. Students can research the EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics using the following useful pages: