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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...

Noisy Coat Hangers

The Noisy Coat Hangers Experiment from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, is used as a demonstration to allow students to compare how efficiently sound travels through solids and through gases and why it travels at different rates according to the substance. This resource is aimed at...

The Big Bang Lesson

The lesson activities and resources for 'The Big Bang Lesson' are provided here for teachers and lecturers to use in their own schools and colleges.

The lesson outline includes links to many of the presentation slides used by Professor Cox in his lesson, and also to clips from Professor Cox's STAR...

Draughts Trick Experiment

The draughts trick experiment from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, will need practice if the teacher is to perform it as a starter activity in class or if students attempt it at home. It can be used is used as a demonstration of forces and inertia (Newton’s First and Second laws)....

Illusory Pendulum Experiment

The Illusory Pendulum Experiment from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, is used to demonstrate the sensitivity of the eye to light. A swinging pendulum is set up and is observed when dark filters are placed on each eye in turn. The pendulum appears to execute a different motion...

Pulp Friction Experiment

The Pulp Friction Experiment, from Planet Science, is available in English, French, German and Spanish, and is used as a demonstration of friction. Students simply require two books with the pages interlocked to try this quick experiment. Students discover that paper is not as smooth as it seems and that there is...

Static Paper Experiment

This simple Static Paper Experiment, from Planet Science, available in English, French, German and Spanish, involves charging a balloon which then attracts small pieces of paper and is used as a demonstration of static electricity. A good explanation of the science involved is given, explaining the movements of...

Fortune Tellers

In this Planet Science resource, instructions are given for making a fortune teller so students can make one with their own questions and answers. Attractive templates are provided where the science topic links to a possible career. They can be used to stimulate interest among 9 to 13 year olds and suggest possible...

Glaciers and Climate Change

This resource consists of five lessons in which students research the effect of climate change on glaciers.

The overall learning objectives for the lessons are:

* To understand the definition of a glacier
* To understand what glacier mass balance means (what inputs mass and what are the outputs...

Enamelling

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities in which students can produce their own enamelled objects using copper. Some projects can be undertaken by some students in Key Stage Two whilst others are suitable for Key Stage Three or Four students. These activities may be used...

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