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Evolution and inheritance: the game of survival

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to evolution and inheritance at Year Six. They include activities in which children look at fossils as evidence of life millions of years ago and study the life of Mary Anning. They compare offspring with parents, looking at...

Light: crime lab investigation

Produced by the Hamilton Trust, these resources give details of six lessons on light and vision. This includes lesson plans, practical activities and all student materials. Students identify sources of light and revise facts such as light travels in straight lines and opaque objects form shadows. They understand...

Sound: listen up

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to sound at Year Four. They include activities which show that sounds are made when objects vibrate and that sounds travel through solids, liquids and gases. They also look at the structure of the ear, how vibrations are...

Forces: may the forces be with you

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to forces at Year Five. They include activities in which children find out about gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. Children develop their understanding of balanced and unbalanced forces and their effects...

Engineering chocolate

From EngineeringUK, this engaging poster looks at the food industry engineering careers involved in the production of chocolate. Short descriptions are given for the jobs of: chemical engineer, environmental engineer, packaging engineer and biochemical engineer.

Four lesson activities accompany the poster:...

Captivating Climates

This resource, from BP Educational Service (BPES), aimed at Key Stage Two asks children to build a mini-greenhouse. It includes practical worksheets, an animated quiz on how temperature is measured, which helps support the development of childrens' investigative skills. It also contains a 'Captivating Climates'...

Voice Your Choice (Key Stage Three)

Voice Your Choice is an innovative, ready-to-go, resource produced by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BCGI) which engages students at Key Stage Three in debate on conservation of animal and plant species.

A scenario is set and students are divided into groups to investigate the reasons for saving...

Engineering Concert

From EngineeringUK, this engaging poster looks at engineering careers involved in the staging of a music concert. Short descriptions are given for the jobs of: sound engineer, structural engineer, lighting technician and electrical engineer.

Four lesson activities accompany the poster:

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DNA in the Garden

A set of four worksheets from the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) suitable for Key Stage Two (ages 8-11), that explore the science and surprises behind inheritance and DNA. Activities look at:

* Where it all began - word grid based on the work of Gregor Mendel
* DNA size...

The D-Files

The D-Files, produced by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), have been written by science teachers and LEA science advisors, with help from staff, on topics chosen by themselves as being those most appropriate to the Key Stages Three and Four age level. They are intended as a fun activity which...

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