Homes and houses

We all need a place to live.  As humans we need homes in which to take shelter; where we can feel safe and secure, whatever the environmental conditions, threats and dangers that exist outside the walls of our homes.  Other animals needs homes too and often have very different requirements from us.  This list highlights resources linked to homes and houses that might be explored with young learners. This list consists of lesson plans, activities and ideas to support the teaching of science through the topic of homes and houses. It contains ideas for how to link science to the topic, tips on using the resources, suggestions for further use and background subject knowledge to support teachers in delivering the science objectives through this topic.  Resources support the teaching of the properties and uses of materials, identifying animals and habitats. This enables teachers to choose which aspect of science they would like to teach within the overarching topic.

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