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Nocturnal Animals (Age 5-7)

Produced by ARKive, this hands-on activity is designed to teach 5-7 year olds about nocturnal animals and the senses they employ to navigate life in the dark. Humans rely heavily upon the sense of sight and these activities explore the ways other animals have become adapted to life where and when light is less...

Classification Activity Pack

This resource provides a range of indoor and outdoor practical activities, suitable for students across the primary phase. Activities are designed to help children identify and name a variety of common plants and animals and link to work on minibeasts, habitats and classification. Many of the activities are cross-...

Animals, including humans: ourselves

This collection of lesson plans and activities supports learning about the human body and senses. Children work scientifically to observe changes over time and think about the question how do we change as we get older? They also provide opportunities for collecting data, looking for patterns and carrying out...

Alfie's Story

This video tells the story of 14 year old Alfie, who has a condition called chronic granulomatous disorder (CGD). This means he has a weakened immune system and is at increased risk of catching life-threatening infections. Alfie is offered a bone marrow transplant which will cure him of CGD. In this procedure,...

Introducing DNA *suitable for home teaching*

This worksheet introduces inheritance and the basic structure and function of DNA, including the genetic code and the idea that genetic conditions can be caused by changes in the code. The resource also looks at what the DNA of different species can tell us about evolution and our ancestors. This worksheet is part...

Useful Microbes for Secondary Science

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource contains teacher guidance, stimulus materials and student activity suggestions. It looks at useful microbes by examining the various ways and means we can utilise them for our benefit. Through a yoghurt-making activity, students observe at first hand...

Are You a Hare or a Tortoise? *suitable for home teaching*

This resource for Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three students involves extracting and interpreting information presented in tables, graphs and charts. Students investigate how activity and calorie intake are related and design their own calorie diary. Students develop skills in interpreting bar charts and pie charts...

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice *suitable for home teaching*

This resource focuses on the sugar content of soft drinks and the constituents of a balanced diet. Students use the data provided from secondary sources to answer a series of questions which explore the effect of drinking soft drinks on students' sugar intake and to compare this to recommended daily amounts. The...

Mission X: train like an astronaut *suitable for home teaching*

Mission X is supported by the UK Space Agency, ESA and NASA. It is a free education programme developed by NASA scientists and fitness professional working with astronaut and space agencies across the world. Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire...

Edible model rocks

In this activity, students will learn about the three main types of Earth rocks and make edible analogues to help explain how they form. They will then use the ideas from this activity to investigate and suggest what some of the samples in the meteorite hunters boxes might be.

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