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Murder of the jeweller

The mystery revolves round a detective story which the students gradually solve. A jeweller has been murdered: the suspects are his metal suppliers but the motive and the culprit are initially unknown.

Students have samples of the various metals with which the jeweller worked. They find out the metals’...

Sea sand overseas

The mystery deals with sand that stays dry when water is poured onto it. Students are requested to find ways to build sand castles with this 'dry' sand.

Curriculum links include:  Chemical bonding, hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions and compounds
 

Dr Mark's STEM Investigation Activities e-Book

A selection of 60 FREE fun and novel Science & Maths activities and investigations to have a go at - about half are Science and half are Maths - either in class, at home or in STEM clubs. The FREE e-book contains about 200 or so pages of detailed instructions, which are all drawn from Dr Mark's retail...

Beyond Fair Testing: Teaching Different Types of Scientific Enquiry

The materials provide teachers with examples of different enquiry types, e.g. classifying and identifying, developing systems, and pattern seeking.  The booklet provides an overview of the enquiries and the particular approaches used. Scientists use many different ways to collect evidence, but a survey undertaken...

Techniquest Glyndŵr support for STEM/Science Clubs

 

Techniquest Glyndŵr is able to deliver one-off support or a short series of visits to enhance school based After School Science or STEM Clubs.

 

 

 

Drawing upon its extensive range of educational shows, workshops and its extremely popular...

Everyday materials: let's build

This resources provides six lessons on everyday materials aimed at Year 1. Explore different materials and sort them into groups before writing songs based on their properties! Consider what it would be like if the tables were made of jelly or the chairs were chocolate! Then recreate the story of the three little...

Everyday materials: materials matter

This block of resources provides 6 sessions on materials aimed at Year 2. They explore the useful properties of materials with a range of investigations involving absorbency and flexibility.  These include activities for finding out which type of kitchen towel or cloth is most effective at mopping up spills,...

Plants: ready, steady, grow!

Explore the world of seeds in these lesson plans and activities aimed at Year Two. Learn why plants disperse their seeds and the various clever ways in which they do this. Plant cress seeds and grow a bean using hydroponics – watch and record what happens to them. Using various art and design techniques, make and...

Exploring Chemistry in SEND Schools

These six practical lessons are the result of a collaboration between Dr Sarah Bearchell (science specialist) and the pupils and staff at John Watson School and Frank Wise School. They have been tested in the classroom and by SEND school teachers at the Association for Science Education conference. The work was...

Jones the CSI

A basic colouring sheet for young people to introduce them to the world of Crime Scene Investigation.

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