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Separating Mixtures

This resource, produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, links to the topic area of properties of materials. It looks at the methods of separating mixtures depending on their particle size or physical properties. Containing ideas for activities, key vocabulary and background knowledge for teachers, investigations...

The water cycle

This resource from the Royal Society of Chemistry is aimed at Key Stage Two and links to the topic area of states of matter. Focusing on evaporation and condensation, it aims to develop investigative skills and contains ideas for investigations, key vocabulary and background knowledge including common...

Burning

This resource from the Royal Society of Chemistry is aimed at Key Stage Two and links to the topic area of properties and changes of materials.  Focusing on burning and irreversible change it also aims to develop investigative skills. The resource contains ideas for activities and investigations,...

Heating and Cooling Materials

This resource provides activity ideas, key vocabulary and background knowledge about heating and cooling materials. Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry for primary level, it aims to develop key skills including: using a thermometer and reading the scale, using a stopwatch accurately, measuring volume and...

Mixing and Dissolving Materials

Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this resource provides activity ideas, key vocabulary and background knowledge about mixing and dissolving at primary level. It also aims to develop key skills including: using a thermometer and stopwatch, working cooperatively, choosing and using apparatus carefully,...

Rocks and Soils

This resource, produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, looks at the properties of rocks and soils. It provides background knowledge to support teachers about the formation of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks and about erosion and weathering. Investigations look at the properties of rocks and...

Irreversible Changes

Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this resource aimed at primary level, provides activity ideas, key vocabulary and background knowledge about irreversible changes. Activities explore irreversible reactions which result in a new material which may be useful, such as making plastic with milk and vinegar...

Sarah Outen science (7-11)

This resource provides ten enquiry based resources for 7-11 year olds which look at living things, within the context of Sarah Outen’s epic London to London journey. The lessons look at the role of exercise and diet in keeping healthy, the human skeleton and muscles and their role in movement, the effect of...

Lesson 12: Captain's log

This activity supports many aspects of literacy, in particular speaking and listening as children are asked to create a presentation on the Oceans of the World and what they have learnt from the other lessons in this collection. A presentation provides the stimulus and directs children to use well-structured...

Lesson 11: The Southern Ocean and penguin evolution with Dr Lucy Quinn

This resource supports learning about evolution, asking children to define the terms evolution and extinction, penguin adaptations and explain how adaptation led to the evolution of penguins. The lesson is introduced in a presentation featuring Lucy Quinn, a Zoology Field Assistant for the British Antarctic Survey...

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