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An Early Start to Technology

An Early Start to Technology was first published as part of the Early Start series in 1990. It deals with those aspects of science that link closely with technology. The book presents practical experiences for children aged five to eight which will involve them in looking at the structure of things, at the...

Yummy yoghurts CREST Star

A CREST star investigation produced by Practical Action, in collaboration with the British Science Association, for primary pupils. 

Students find out  how farmers in Bangladesh can earn more money for their family by turning milk into yoghurt.  They go on to make a range of different flavoured yoghurts...

What Is the Eatwell Plate?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children start to recognise the eatwell plate and which foods belong to each group.

Using the eatwell plate poster provided children become more familiar with what may constitute a healthy, balanced diet, they sort food images into correct food groups...

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...

How Do You Get Ready to Cook?

This activity aims to encourage children learning in the Early Years to understand it is important to get ready to cook so the food we prepare is safe to eat. It could be used as an introduction to a lesson in which children are involved in preparing or cooking food.

The activity provided by the British...

What Does This Piece of Kitchen Equipment Do?

Aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage this activity asks children to identify and name a range of kitchen equipment explaining how different items are used.

Children look at part of an object and try and guess what it is then think how the piece of equipment would be used in the kitchen and the kind of food...

Children and Plastics, Stages One and Two and Background

This Science 5/13 unit for teachers Plastics for stages one and two is concerned with children’s exploration of the man-made plastics in the world around. It is not concerned with the chemistry or the production of plastics but with the variety and uses of plastics. The unit falls into two main sections. The first...

Coloured Things, Stages One and Two

This Science 5/13 unit for teachers Coloured things stages one and two provides suggestions for children's activities some of which relate directly to colour itself whilst others use an interest in coloured things as a springboard to other areas of investigation. Each chapter has an environmental theme rich in...

Structures and Forces, Stage One and Two

This resource suggests classroom activities based on observations of structures such as building, bridges and some natural structures. Students build models to investigate the strength of different structures and materials. There is a list of materials mentioned in the Unit, although the sources suggested need to...

Working with Wood, Stages One and Two

The Science 5/13 unit for teachers Working with wood stages one and two contains suggestions for practical activity relating to wood. It includes comment on ways of starting work, suggestions for children's activities and guidance about the materials they might use. It aims to show how working with a familiar...

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