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Posters and Newspapers

The seven posters can be used in class when children are engaged in a space topic. Each file contains an image and a description associated with the image, in large font type. The posters are: constellation; galaxies; nebula; planets; solar system; sunspots; and the sun. The remaining files are articles from The...

A Beginner's Guide to Cosmology

This resource gives a general introduction to cosmology; the branch of science that studies the Universe and attempts to explain how it came...

A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

This resource provides a general introduction to the Universe starting with the solar system and ending with the way that galaxies are arranged in patterns, the large scale structure of the Universe. The presentation is light on facts, however it aims to introduce general concepts and give a sense of scale to the...

Life and Death of Stars

Starting with the Sun, this resource gives a general introduction through the idea of stars being born, growing old and ending their days in...

Primary: Antibiotics and Medicine

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource explores the use of antibiotics and medicine in treating various illnesses and disease.

Through a cartoon, students consider a range of scenarios in which the two characters, Amy and Harry, are exposed to germs during their school day. Students...

Primary: Body Defences (Immunity)

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource helps students to look at the different ways the body defends itself against harmful infections. Extensive teacher guidance and stimulus materials help to cover topics including: * How the skin forms a barrier that prevents microbes entering the body *...

Primary: Food Hygiene

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource helps students to consider how poor food hygiene can allow the spread of food-poisoning microbes. The materials include teacher guidance, stimulus materials and students' activity sheets.

In the activity, children investigate how easily...

Primary: Harmful Microbes

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource introduces students to the ideas that some microbes can be harmful and cause ill-health. The resource includes extensive teacher guidance, stimulus materials and students' activity sheets.

Students are encouraged to discuss as a class how some...

Primary: Introduction to Microbes

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource is an introduction to microbes that is suitable for primary aged students. Extensive teacher guidance, stimulus materials and students' activity sheets help to cover topics including:

* The most common types of microbe (bacteria, viruses and...

Primary: Respiratory Hygiene

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource helps students consider how infections can be spread by coughs and sneezes. The materials consist of teacher guidance, students' activity sheets and stimulus materials.

In this activity, children use a 'sneeze-gun' to investigate how far germs...

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