Welcome to Fantastic Fridges

Teachers' Area

Explore our free resources for teaching science


  • Technology, science, careers and IT teachers 
  • STEM club leaders
  • Uniformed Groups and Youth Club Leaders
  • TLevel and Vocational College lecturers


Ages and stages
  • KS2 (7-11yrs) Young Learners section
  • KS3 (11-14yrs)  Cooling Science section
  • KS4 (14-16yrs)  Cooling Science & The Future of Cooling sections
  • KS5 (college or 6th Form)  The Future of Cooling sections


Purpose of this website

The Institute of Refrigeration has developed these free web based resources for 6-18 year olds to:

  • help increase young people’s understanding of how the science, technology, engineering and mathematics is applied in the world of refrigeration and air conditioning using practical examples.
  • to enrich classroom topics with examples of how principles are used in technology today.
  • to support your careers curriculum with information about workplace experiences, training and opportunities and where careers in our industry can take you - as well as what skills employers are looking for.
  • support TLevel and apprenticeship learning
  • See how our content maps to curriculum areas here
Engaging with employers 

The content has been developed by refrigeration engineers and scientists working with teachers and education specialists to inspire young people. Our sector is growing and needs more people!  The initiative comes from the Institute of Refrigeration - the UK professional body for refrigeration and air conditioning engineering experts.  We have created a section with careers games, guides and profiles to help encourage young people to consider us as an option.


More information pages for teachers  

More about how to use this site

Suggested extension and classroom activities

Careers in refrigeration






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Young Learners

Fridge circuit test

Young Learners Overview