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Doing the Housework

In this activity from stats4schools, students investigate the gender differences when it comes to household chores. Students interpret information from tables and graphs, manipulate data, research gender stereotypes and formulate arguments for discussion. They will need internet access to conduct their own research...

Watching the Goggle Box

Using this resource from stats4schools, students investigate TV viewing habits by interpreting data and graphs, manipulating data to answer questions and draw conclusions.

The resource includes a lesson plan, datasheet, questions sheet and dataset.

Electricity

Produced by the Hamilton Trust, these resources give details of eight lessons on electricity. This includes lesson plans, practical activities and all student materials. Students begin with revision of simple circuits before gaining lots of hands on experience with symbols, diagrams and incomplete circuits. They...

Secondary: Hand Hygiene

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource contains teacher guidance, stimulus materials and student activity suggestions. It considers the need for effective hand washing to limit the spread of infections.

Students carry out an experiment to observe how microbes can spread from person...

Primary: Food Hygiene

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource helps students to consider how poor food hygiene can allow the spread of food-poisoning microbes. The materials include teacher guidance, stimulus materials and students' activity sheets.

In the activity, children investigate how easily...

Mini-animals

Aimed at Key Stage One and lower Key Stage Two, this resource links to the topics of minibeasts and habitats. An introductory presentation focuses on 20 common mini-animals and looks at ways of identifying them such as the number of legs, colour, size and habitat.

The resource suggests activities and...

Darwin's Investigators: Assemblies and Quick Start Resources

Aimed at upper primary, this resource introduces different methods of seed dispersal and the germination of seeds. An extract about the life of Charles Darwin is used to set the scene, followed by a video and a postcard from Masego, a real life plant hunter. Masego works in the Botswana collecting seeds from rare...

Animals, Including Humans

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to Animals, including humans at Year Four. They include activities which look at food groups, healthy balanced diets and explore the human digestive system and how food is transported around the body.

Ideas are also...

What Makes a Meal?

This activity provides the opportunity for children to learn about the number of dishes which can be made with fish and to plan their own meals which include fish, a starchy food and vegetables.

Children are shown meals containing fish and asked to identify the fish, the starchy food and the fruit and...

Wind power STEM challenge

From Practical Action, this challenge asks students to design a simple wind turbine capable of lifting a cup off the floor to bench height. The winning team will be the one producing a machine that lifts the most weight. The resource includes an instruction sheet, wind turbine images, links to videos and...

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