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Our Solar System *suitable for home teaching*

This creative research project allows children working at primary level to discover our closest neighbours in space and develop their communication skills. Working in groups, children research the eight planets, comets and asteroids in our Solar System. They find out about moons and rings, which planets have them...

Stop the spread STEM challenge

Stop the spread is a new STEM challenge for students aged 7 to 16. Highlighting the global issue of infectious disease students design, build and test a model of a hand washing device and produce educational materials for children in Kenya to encourage hand washing. It is accredited for the British Science...

Wellcome Trust: Tree of life *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, these resources include an interactive evolutionary tree and a video of the Tree of Life. These materials will help students to find out more about the work of Charles Darwin and evolution. The resources contain:

Tree of life video: The video is a short...

Thinkers Activity 2: Living well *suitable for home teaching*

In this resource, aimed at primary level, children explore the requirements for successful plant growth and plan fair tests to investigate their ideas. Children are then challenged to explain how plants adapt to live in different conditions such as: deserts, in shady...

Plants *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, from ARKive, is designed to teach students  about the main parts of a plant and their primary functions. Children complete a worksheet-based activity in which they must label and colour the main plant parts. This includes listing the function of each part. Children learn about some of the different...

Grow Sunflowers, Make Plant Pots *suitable for home teaching*

This resource, from the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC), explains how children can grow their own sunflowers and how plant oils can be made into plastic. It helps to demonstrate how sunflowers can be grown to produce a renewable supply of plant oil. This activity can be done at home or in school and allows...

Lookouts Activity 1: Thinking Walk *suitable for home teaching*

Aimed at younger primary learners, this resource provides an opportunity to review the parts of a plant, look at the differences between different plants and to find words to describe them. The activity involves children planning a thinking walk, considering how they...

Around the World *suitable for home teaching*

In this activity, students use the speed, distance, time equation to calculate how long it takes to travel to destinations around the globe from the UK via today's global transport options. They are then introduced to a new concept to global travel: the vacuum tube...

Current Affairs: Christmas

Using data from a report by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, this resource from the Royal Society provides a useful set of questions for looking at trends in energy use. Although there are some categorical answers to the questions on the activity sheet, some ask the students to put forward plausible...

Fuels

Produced by Rolls-Royce, this resource supports the teaching materials and their properties at Key Stage Two. It looks at irreversible changes and the formation of a new material by burning. Children are asked to consider different types of transport and the fuel that is used to make them work. They also list...

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