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Growing Plants

The practical activities in this resource provide an introduction to plant growth through an investigative and problem solving approach. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work.

The activities cover conditions for germination, types of soil, the...

Illusion and Perception

The range of activities suggested here provides an interesting introduction to the brain and central nervous system through an investigative and problem solving approach. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities...

Inventions

The activities in this resource aim to encourage students to create and invent, and develop aspects of applied science. Students make observations about inventions they may not have heard of and make inferences about how they might be used and why they were invented.

The Warwick Process Science was compiled...

Keeping Clean

The practical activities in this resource explore cleanliness through an investigative and problem solving approach. By using a variety of approaches, the activities were designed to encourage discussion about the sociological and environmental implications of keeping clean. The experiments can be carried out in...

Keeping Well

This resource provides activities which were designed to explore some health matters using an investigative approach.

The first section of the booklet looks at disease and hygiene, and covers Typhoid Mary, antibiotics, disinfectants, immunisation, life in a bubble, Edward Jenner, threadworms and head lice...

Kitchen Materials

The practical activities in this resource provide an introduction to the properties of materials through an investigative and problem solving approach. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities around the classroom...

Mixtures

The practical activities in this resource provide an introduction to separation and purification techniques through an investigative and problem solving approach. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities around...

Particles

The practical activities in this resource provide an introduction to particles through an investigative and problem solving approach. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities around the classroom.

The...

Photography

The practical activities in this resource provide a good introduction to the properties of light and lenses through the context of photography, including making a pinhole camera. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of...

Pond Studies

This resource provides ideas for looking at pond plant and animal life using a microscope to make observations and comparisons. Identification sheets are provided for students to identify what they find in pond water and mud. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of...

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