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Stretchiness

This Cre8ate maths activity draws on measuring stretchiness which involves the collection of real data, calculating percentages and experimental design. This resource models one way in which engineers use their knowledge of mathematics to investigate the properties of materials. Here students investigate the...

Balloon Powered Car

An interactive activity from BLOODHOUND SCC in which students build their own balloon-powered car and then explore ways to make it go faster and further. Building a balloon-powered rocket car provides opportunities for investigation, team work and developing design skills. As well as focusing on science and...

Mission: Starlight

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry,  is about protecting astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light.

 

Students can experiment with different materials to discover which blocks UV light the best and can...

Marvellous Microbes III: Dental Plaque

Produced by the Microbiology Society, these activities explore the microbes that cause dental plaque and tooth decay. [b]Marvellous Microbes issue three[/b] This comic strip shows a dentist explaining how plaque forms on teeth from saliva, food and bacteria. The dentist shows how a disclosing tablet can stain the...

Marvellous Microbes I: the Pasteurs

These materials, from the Microbiology Society look at the work of Louis Pasteur and helps students to understand the growth of yeast. There are three resources that can be used together or separately and are suitable for Key Stage Two or Three students.

Marvellous microbes This comic strip...

Stuck in the Mud

Aimed at Key Stage Two, this resource looks at the problem of launching RNLI lifeboats from different types of terrain in all kinds of weather. Linked to work on forces, shape and space and design and technology, it introduces the concept that both force and area affect the pressure applied on a surface. Working...

Sea the Heat

This resource, aimed at Key Stage Two, investigates heat transfer as one of the principles of heat pumps used to heat lifeboat stations. Linking to the topics of materials and their properties and changes of state, children learn how heat moves from high energy (warm) to lower energy (cold) down a gradient and how...

Kitchen Concoctions

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) resources put curriculum science in real-life contexts. These materials focus on the use of mixtures in the kitchen and can be used to illustrate the properties of materials. Students examine a mince-pie as a 'mixture' and compare 'real' dairy cream with...

Power for the World - primary

This hands-on enquiry-based workshop enables children to explore renewable energy solutions in the developing world with a focus on wind turbines. Aimed at seven to eleven year olds it links to topics on electricity, sustainable development and aspects of geography. The main activity focuses on wind power and how...

Second look science: sports

Produced by the Hamilton Trust, these resources give details of six lessons on separating materials. This includes lesson plans, practical activities and all student materials. Students separate solids using sieves and magnets. They then identify solutions and mixtures before removing materials by filtering and...

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