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Selenia in Escaping From Dinosaurs

Learn about the properties of solids, liquids and gases in this colourful comic aimed at students in Key Stage Two. Written to promote enquiry skills, it contains a linked investigation which focuses on planning and evaluating evidence when investigating how to create...

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Growing Crystals

From the Centre for Science Education, and with support from Shell Education services, these materials help children to grow large crystals using salt solution. The crystals take about a week to grow. This activity gives children the opportunity to consider processes such as: * changing materials and that changes...

The Chemedian: Starting Secondary School

This resource contains a colourful comic, aimed at Key Stage Two, where children learn about the properties of materials and then design an investigation on dissolving. It promotes enquiry skills in a context, looking at how to create a fair test by changing one...

Materials *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, aimed at primary learners, provides several activity sheets which support the teaching of everyday materials and their uses. The sheets, which could be used in class or for homework, look at identifying materials common objects are made from and discussing their uses, natural and manufactured...

DRY: Diary of a water superhero

This book and accompanying teacher guide focus on the story of a young girl and her passion for saving water. The story follows the journey of an ordinary schoolgirl in the UK, who transforms into a water superhero when a DRY summer is followed by a DRY winter. The teacher guide provides eight linked activities...

Vertically Challenged

Aimed at primary level, the activities within this pack demonstrate key ideas and concepts used in designing and constructing buildings such as: how levers and pulleys work, the properties of materials and the forces involved in different structures. Activities include: making a lever to lift a grown up, making...

Forces and Air Resistance

Aimed at Key Stage Two this resource, produced by Rolls-Royce contains five activities related to the topic area of forces. Children look at friction, how the force of air resistance affects moving objects, pushing and pulling and directions in which forces act. Each activity includes worksheets and teacher...

Selenia and the Victorian Adventure *suitable for home teaching*

Learn about the forces of air resistance and gravity in this colourful comic aimed at Key Stage Two. Written to promote scientific enquiry, it includes an air resistance investigation to find which is the best shape and size for a parachute. It also focuses on asking...

Forces and Gravity

This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of forces and gravity at Key Stage Two. A presentation introduces pushes and pulls, gravity and weight, demonstrating forces acting on falling objects and how to measure force using forcemeters. It also looks at gravity on the Moon and...

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