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Electricity: it's electric

Produced by the Hamilton Trust, these resources give details of seven lessons on electricity. This includes lesson plans, practical activities and all student materials. The lessons reinforce students' understanding of simple circuits and the use of symbols to draw them. They go on to investigate which materials...

Weather Art

This resource contains six activities that link to Seasonal Changes, they are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 1 and 2. Activities include:

  • learning about the four seasons through creating a class collage.
  • creating their own ‘wind sock’ and measuring wind direction
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Seasonal Changes

This resource aimed at lower primary level looks at how weather and daylight length change with the different season. It consists of a template for a four seasons disc, which shows four different times in the day and what we may observe at these times during the different seasons. Key vocabulary is provided which...

Seasonal changes: wonderful weather

This resource provides six activities linked to the weather and seasonal changes. Children look at weather forecasts, observe the weather and set up weather stations to record...

Selenia in Homeward Bound

Learn about thermal insulators and changing state in this colourful comic aimed at Key Stage Two. Written to promote enquiry skills in a context, it focuses on planning and carrying out a fair test to investigate which materials are the best insulators.

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Selenia in Escaping From Dinosaurs

Learn about the properties of solids, liquids and gases in this colourful comic aimed at students in Key Stage Two. Written to promote enquiry skills, it contains a linked investigation which focuses on planning and evaluating evidence when investigating how to create...

Growing Crystals

From the Centre for Science Education, and with support from Shell Education services, these materials help children to grow large crystals using salt solution. The crystals take about a week to grow. This activity gives children the opportunity to consider processes such as: * changing materials and that changes...

The Chemedian: Starting Secondary School

This resource contains a colourful comic, aimed at Key Stage Two, where children learn about the properties of materials and then design an investigation on dissolving. It promotes enquiry skills in a context, looking at how to create a fair test by changing one...

Everyday materials: let's build

This resources provides six lessons on everyday materials aimed at Year 1. Explore different materials and sort them into groups before writing songs based on their properties! Consider what it would be like if the tables were made of jelly or the chairs were chocolate! Then recreate the story of the three little...

Materials *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, aimed at primary learners, provides several activity sheets which support the teaching of everyday materials and their uses. The sheets, which could be used in class or for homework, look at identifying materials common objects are made from and discussing their uses, natural and manufactured...

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