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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, which...

Fun-Size

These Fun-Size activities, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), are short 5-15 minute tasks that enliven lessons. This resource is part of the SYCD Can we; Should we? collection. The activities range from short games and word plays through to quick demonstrations. Fun-size is particularly useful when...

Solids, Liquids & Gases

Cartoon animations from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) explain simply why materials have different properties and how they change on heating and cooling. Other animations show separating solids from liquids and illustrate dissolving.

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Kidney Failure

In this SATIS Revisited resource students look at the role of the kidney and treatment of kidney failure by dialysis and with transplants, and explore issues around the shortage of donor organs in the UK.

In 2010 the number of individuals requiring kidney transplants in the UK was approximately 8000 people....

Carbon Footprints and the Greenhouse Effect

In this SATIS Revisited resource students consider the factors that contribute to the greenhouse effect, the possible effects of global warming, and how they as individuals are contributing to carbon dioxide emissions.

Climate change is affecting the natural world. The distribution of some species appears to...

Who Wants to Be a Zoologist?

Produced by ARKive, a database of stunning natural history images, this activity is designed to teach students aged 11-14 about the identifiable features of different types of animals and how they are classified. The activity is also suitable for students aged 14-16 and beyond.

Using a quiz format, students...

Bugs Count - What Bugs Are Living Near You?

Carry out a survey on how many bugs are found in a certain area and add to a national survey. This resource fits in with the curriculum topics of animals in the local environment, habitats, and interdependence and adaptation.

There are six key species to watch out for: Two-spot Ladybird, Devil’s Coach Horse...

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