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What's in a Name?

In this lesson plan from stats4schools, students are asked to interrogate a dataset of first names. Students will order information chronologically, investigate the meaning of words in the context of names, use primary and secondary data and use research effectively to support an answer or argument.

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National Parks

In this resource from stats4schools, students investigate the locations and names of the National Parks and use the internet to research appropriate information within guidelines about them. They then use ICT to present their findings back to the class.

Safety in the Sun

In this resource from stats4schools, students are asked to investigate if they are at risk from the sun by looking at a news article and using a dataset. Students process data and produce graphs using ICT, comprehend current information on a subject and synthesise this for others. They also use the internet to...

Tourism in London

This resource from stats4schools focuses on which attractions in London are the most popular using data from the National Tourist Board covering the years 1994 to 2001. Students can interpret information from tables, manipulate data, investigate tourism and plan a visit to London.

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Watching the Goggle Box

Using this resource from stats4schools, students investigate TV viewing habits by interpreting data and graphs, manipulating data to answer questions and draw conclusions.

The resource includes a lesson plan, datasheet, questions sheet and dataset.

Introduction and Guide to Teaching Primary Science

This introductory book to the series Teaching Primary Science consists of chapters which show the teacher how to develop science from the interests of children. Some sections deal specifically with methods of teaching, resources etc, and show teachers how to choose...

Seeds and Seedlings

The Teaching Primary Science book Seeds and seedlings contains many suggestions for class organisation and for activities relating to this topic. It acknowledges and makes suggestions for addressing the problem of what to do between sowing seeds and producing seedlings...

Science From Water Play

The Teaching Primary Science book Science from water play contains many suggestions for organisation and for activities arising from water play with infants to more structured investigations of floating and sinking with older children. It discusses equipment and...

Fibres and Fabrics

The Teaching Primary Science book Fibres and fabrics contains many suggestions for classroom work about fabrics and paper, both of which are made from fibres. It begins with a discussion of some of the problems of teaching and organising this topic and considers how...

Mirrors and Magnifiers

The Teaching Primary Science book Mirrors and magnifiers describes activities which can be carried using these materials at any age. The book pays attention to problems such as holding mirrors upright and choosing and using hand lenses. Teaching methods are discussed...

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