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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...

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...

Safety

This resource contains ideas for practically based activities which could be taught as a short
course or slotted into the scheme of work as appropriate. The activities are safety in the home, the fire triangle, fire extinguishers, fuels, fire-proofing and road safety. The experiments can be carried out in...

Soil

In this resource, soil is examined as a growing medium. The activities suggested are designed to produce some understanding of the importance of soil rather than looking at analytical methods. Students investigate soil types, the formation of soil, the quality of soil for plant growth and soil erosion. The...

Sound

The range of activities suggested here provides an interesting introduction to sound 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.

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Hexaflexagons

Hexaflexagons: SMILE card ...

The Highway Code

The Highway Code: SMILE card 1314 is a booklet of activities using the signs found in the Highway Code as a context. The booklet begins with a page of road signs. The first task asks students to categorise the signs by placing then into a two way table based upon their shape and their colour. The...

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