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60 second adventures in microgravity: behind the scenes

This short film explains how the 60 second adventures in microgravity series was put together. It features some of the researchers, animators and script writers involved.

Apollo scene setting

This lesson sets the scene for the study of the Lunar Discs, and gets students to think about the contexts and history leading to the collection of the Lunar samples in the loan boxes. By considering the events of the space race, role playing taking a moonwalk, and considering the actions of the astronauts,...

Deciding Destinations KS2

The premise of this activity is that the school is sending a rover to Mars. It is the job of the class to decide where the rover should land on Mars. Children work in groups to investigate 6 potential landing sites and weighing up the pros and cons of each. To reach a decision the class...

Properties of Materials

Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this resource provides activity ideas, key vocabulary and background knowledge for teachers at primary level. Investigations include comparative tests on materials looking at strength, flexibility, hardness, absorbency and magnetism. It also aims to develop key skills...

Grouping and Classifying Materials

Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry for use at primary level, this resource provides activity ideas, key vocabulary, background knowledge and science poems about materials and their properties. It also aims to develop key skills including: observing and describing materials using the senses, grouping...

Insulation and Conduction

Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this resource provides activity ideas, key vocabulary and background knowledge about thermal and electrical insulation. Aimed at primary level, it also aims to develop key skills including: using a thermometer with care, accurately measuring volume, recording results in...

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...

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