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Dinosaur Fossil Animation Sequence Activity

This Barefoot Computing animation project for primary school computing teaches the concept of sequencing within programs. Children use costumes and a range of commands in Scratch to produce purposeful multimedia. They are encouraged to debug and improve the program, and...

Rocks: rocks and fossils

Produced by the Hamilton Trust, these resources give details of eight lessons on rocks and soils. This includes lesson plans, practical activities and all student materials. Students find out about what is under their feet. Students are always fascinated by rocks and, in this strand, they describe rocks and compare...

Do plants need soil to grow?

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Education pack: Spring - pollination

These materials, produced by OPAL (Open Air Laboratories), aim to develop an understanding of the importance of pollination in the wider environment. Designed for use in the school grounds or when visiting a wildlife area, they link to the topics of plants and animals in the local environment, life cycles and...

Plants: roots and shoots

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to plants at Year Three. They include activities in which children find out about the parts of flowering plants and their functions, and investigate the conditions affecting plant growth and how water is transported in plants...

Thinkers Activity 2: Living well *suitable for home teaching*

In this resource, aimed at primary level, children explore the requirements for successful plant growth and plan fair tests to investigate their ideas. Children are then challenged to explain how plants adapt to live in different conditions such as: deserts, in shady...

Izzy the Inspector

Izzy the Inspector is a colourfully illustrated resource which looks at plant diseases and their causes. The booklet introduces causes of disease in plants including bacteria, viruses, insects, fungi and nematodes.  This is done through activities such as picture to word matching, colouring, and word searches. ...

Growing Things

This resource contains six activities that link to plants and cover aspects of working scientifically. They include:

  • identifying and making close observations of different plants

  • preparing pots for growing potatoes

  • investigating what seeds need to germinate...

Experiments in Science: Time Lapse Video

Richard Needham, from the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, demonstrates how to use time lapse video to speed up action that would otherwise be either too slow to notice within a normal school science lesson, or to provide opportunities to explore gradual changes outside a classroom.

Examples of...

Discoverers Activity 3: Sorting and Sprouting *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, aimed at younger primary learners, helps children understand the role of seeds in the life cycle of a plant. It contains two activities; the first asks children to observe and sort a variety of seeds discovering the variety of shapes, sizes and colours....

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