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Young Chris is an astronaut. A very busy astronaut. Saving the planet from aliens is much more important than taking baths or going to bed. Because at bedtime the worst...

New scientist

New Scientist is widely read by both scientists and non scientists as a way of keeping track of scientific and technological progress. Many science articles in the general press are based on its contents, as New Scientist covers the social and cultural impacts and consequences of scientific and technological...

Lookouts Activity 3: Help!

In this resource aimed at lower primary level, children learn that plants need water to survive. Looking at a wilted plant, children think about what is wrong with the plant and discuss ways in which it could be revived. They then cut out a ‘Plants need water’ cartoon sequence and rearrange it into the correct...

Lookouts Activity 2: Spot the Plant

In this resource aimed at younger primary learners, children learn how to identify and name common plants. The activities contain a thinking walk where children are challenged to find a selection plants by matching them to The Great Plant Hunt Identikit provided. They record details about where they found the...

Lookouts Activity 1: Thinking Walk

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 will respect the plants and other living things...

Darwin's Lookouts: Quick Start Resources

This resource pack aimed at younger primary level, provides activities in which children learn how to identify and name some common UK plants, learn to recognise the parts of a plant and to discover the variety within plants. Designed as an introduction to a topic on plants, it could be used in class or assembly to...

Days and seasons

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Describe the apparent movement of the Sun during the day.
  • Describe the effect of seasons on temperature, day length and the apparent movement of the Sun.
  • Explain why days...

Cisco Little Big Futures

The Internet of Things (IoT) is about connecting the unconnected, and it is growing rapidly. It uses sensor-equipped physical computing devices, connected through wired and wireless networks and the internet. The IoT has many uses, include the control of smart cities, steering of  driverless cars, or...

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