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The World's Biggest Shadow

This teacher resource, part of the AstroPi project with UK Space Agency and Raspberry Pi Foundation, investigates sunlight and shadows in a space context. It is suitable for children in primary school.

The sequence of activities is linked to other resources in the eLibrary, starting from basic ideas about...

Pumpkins against Poverty

This cross curricular resource explores the difference that growing pumpkins can make to the lives of people living in flood affected regions in Bangladesh. It includes finding out about Bangladesh and its people and ways to address poverty, investigating the pumpkin lifecycle and seed germination, designing and...

Flying fruit

Using a huge wall map of the world, flower pots, compost and videos, children find out everything there is to know about the fruit they eat. They investigate where their fruit has travelled from, and what transport was used getting it to the UK. Children explore the different parts of fruit and compare the seeds of...

Stepping into Science

This resource, part of Stepping into Science from the BP Educational Service, looks at the topic of materials. Designed for children aged four to seven years it contains a short video, which introduces an investigation to see which materials are waterproof. It includes information on how to set up a fair test,...

Adventurers Activity 1: Thinking Walk

Aimed at early years, this resource provides an opportunity to discover the colours found in nature. Children follow instructions to make a collecting bag then go on a thinking walk in the school grounds or local park collecting colourful items they find. A ‘daisy band’ is provided so children can match colours...

Brilliant Bodies (Ages 4-5)

Aimed at Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, this resource contains lessons on naming different body parts, recognising similarities and differences between human bodies, and the importance of exercise for humans.

Linked to the topic of animals, including humans, the lessons are introduced by the character...

What Foods Do You Like?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children name and express opinions about different foods and learn that that different people like different foods. Using the pictures provided, children give their preferences for different food and explain their reasons.

They also talk about some of...

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 Does It Taste Like?

This activity aims to encourage children learning in the Early Years to try new foods and use their senses to describe them. Children predict what different fruit and vegetables may look like inside and talk about how they might be eaten. They record their observations and feelings about the food in the My food...

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...

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