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Making New Materials

Written as part of a book designed to improve and expand teachers’ knowledge of chemistry concepts in primary science, this resource contains background information about materials and their properties, looking at both physical and chemical changes. It provides information about how soap works, yoghurt production...

How Materials Behave

Written as part of a book designed to improve and expand teachers’ knowledge of chemistry concepts in primary science, this resource contains background information about materials and their properties. It provides information about the structure of an atom, chemical elements and how chemical elements react to form...

Growing Plants

Written as part of a book designed to improve and expand teachers’ knowledge of chemistry concepts in primary science, this resource contains background knowledge on the chemicals that plants require to live. It provides information about chemicals, their function within plants, fertilizers and the nitrogen cycle,...

Food

Written as part of a book designed to improve and expand teachers’ knowledge of chemistry concepts in primary science, this resource contains background knowledge on food. It provides information about the Sun as the ultimate source of energy, photosynthesis, respiration and digestion, and includes a related...

Energy and Fuels

Written as part of a book designed to improve and expand teachers’ knowledge of chemistry concepts in primary science, this resource contains background information about energy and fuels. It provides information about different forms of energy, fossil fuels, the fire triangle and the carbon cycle, also including a...

Colour Chaos

The nineteen activities within this pack investigate colour and link to many topics at primary level including: light and sight, plants, properties of materials and habitats. Designed to demonstrate key ideas and concepts and to spark an interest in science and engineering, they could be used in class or within a...

Number and Algebra

The complete resource of Number and Algebra Instant Maths Ideas contains all twenty six subject topics together with appropriate resource materials. The ideas are aimed at teachers of Key Stage Three but could also be appropriate for use with other age groups.

Each topic contains a number of questions or...

The Raspberry Pi Education Manual

This resource is designed as an introduction to activities available using a Raspberry Pi computer. The introduction explains:
*what a Raspberry Pi is: a small, affordable yet powerful computer
*what can be learnt from this manual: how to perform simple programming and the basics of computer science...

The Imp Computer

This unplugged activity from the CS4FN team uses two examples – an insulting computer and one that can play snap – to look at simple computer programming, flow of control and logic. Everything is provided for this front-of-class activity, which would act as an effective starter for a lesson on programming concepts...

Tour Guide (Companion to the Knight’s Tour Activity)

Containing two linked activities, these resources from the CS4FN team introduce graphs to represent inter-related data and algorithms to negotiate them.

Suitable for non-programmers being introduced to algorithms, the two challenges – the Knights Tour and the Tour Guide – are similar. Both use graphs as...

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