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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...

Problems - Red Set

The problem cards have been designed for students to use in conjunction with the main work
described in the teachers' guide. It is intended that students should at least be able to 'have a go' at most of the questions, but they should also be encouraged to think round a problem and to devise alternatives and...

Problems - Purple Set

The problem cards have been designed for students to use in conjunction with the main work described in the teachers' guide. It is intended that students should at least be able to 'have a go' at most of the questions, but they should also be encouraged to think round a problem and to devise alternatives and...

Some Lessons with Calculators

This booklet collects together ideas suitable for use with secondary school aged students. The activities are designed to encourage students to use their calculators efficiently and positively to help develop mathematical thinking and understanding.

[b]Finding your way about a calculator[/b] is a guide to...

Living Processes and What Plants Need to Grow

This resource, aimed at primary level, contains many investigations, activities and games related to plants, looking at seeds and germination, how to grow plants and the factors which affect plant growth. Activities include exploring the inside of a seed before it...

Reproduction and Life Cycles - Part 1

Aimed at primary level, this resource looks at parts of a flower and the role they play in reproduction. A range of activities are provided which build on their understanding of the parts of a plant. These include: a dissection of a flower to see its parts – the sepals, petals, stamens and stigma, style and ovary,...

Reproduction and Life Cycles - Part 2

Aimed at primary level, this resource looks at pollination, fertilisation, fruit formation and seed dispersal. It includes activities in which children observe the different types of fruits and their means of dispersal and develop an understanding of their importance in...

A Leaf in Time - a Popular Introduction to Photosynthesis

This ebook aimed at upper primary, will also be of interest and value to older pupils. Using photosynthesis as a link it looks at a range of topics including: the diversity of plants, plant and animal cells, respiration and photosynthesis, climate change, greenhouse effect, and energy conservation.

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Are You a Plant Eater? - Plants in Our Daily Lives

In this activity, aimed at lower primary level, children become familiar with a range of fruit and vegetables and develop an awareness of the parts of a plant that are eaten. Children handle and observe the texture, smell, and colour of different fruit and vegetables. They then decide in groups which part of a...

Composting, Recycling and the Curriculum

This sheet provides an overview of what happens during the composting process, thinking about the microorganisms involved in the decomposition of plant material. It offers ideas for monitoring temperature change within a compost heap over time and information on how to start your own compost heap.

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