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Pumpkins against Poverty

This cross curricular resource explores the difference that growing pumpkins can make to the lives of people living in flood affected regions in Bangladesh. It includes finding out about Bangladesh and its people and ways to address poverty, investigating the pumpkin lifecycle and seed germination, designing and...

Penguin Diversity: Mask Making (Age 5-7)

Through this fun and creative activity, from the ARKive collection, students learn about the different types of penguin species and how they have adapted, physically and behaviourally, to live in different environments. Each student is provided with the materials to make a mask showing one species of penguin,...

ARKive School Museum

Produced by ARKive, this series of activities teaches students about endangered species through the creation of an interactive museum. Children learn about endangered species through the ARKive School Museum presentation and then choose an endangered species to research. They then produce an exhibit by creatively...

Birds' Nests: Marvels of Architecture and Design

This resource pack, aimed at primary learners, links to the topic areas of properties of materials, adaptation and life processes by looking at birds and the nests they build.

An introductory presentation looks at the reasons why birds build nests, different types of nests, where they are found and the...

Adventurers Activity 1: Thinking Walk

Aimed at early years, this resource provides an opportunity to discover the colours found in nature. Children follow instructions to make a collecting bag then go on a thinking walk in the school grounds or local park collecting colourful items they find. A ‘daisy band’ is provided so children can match colours...

Discoverers Activity 1: Thinking Walk

Aimed at primary learners these activities involve investigating different habitats and the plants which are found in them.

Children plan their thinking walk and decide what equipment is needed to help them observe, identify and record their findings. On the walk they discover how many different types of...

Discoverers Activity 2: Spot the Plant

In this resource, aimed at younger primary learners, children observe plants looking at adaptations to different habitats. Using the plants collected on a thinking walk, children try to identify them using the Identikit provided. They compare the same part of different plants they observe and note the differences...

Brilliant Bodies (Ages 4-5)

Aimed at Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, this resource contains lessons on naming different body parts, recognising similarities and differences between human bodies, and the importance of exercise for humans.

Linked to the topic of animals, including humans, the lessons are introduced by the character...

Stupendous Steppers (Ages 5-7)

Aimed at Key Stage One, this resource looks at activity levels and how, through practice, the body may perform better. Linked to Pe and the topic of animals including humans, it also aims to develop enquiry skills.

Meet the character Fizzy and her dog Dizzy, who want to learn more about the human body and...

Ricky's Backpack

This activity aimed at primary learners, looks at the properties and uses of materials and what humans need to stay alive. It introduces Ricky who is going on an expedition to Antarctica and asks children to decide what he needs to take with him. By making comparisons, sorting and grouping objects and using their...

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