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The Why, When, and How of Hand Washing

This brightly coloured leaflet from the Microbiology Society explains how good hand hygiene can reduce the spread of infection and also help prevent food poisoning. Specially designed, bold cartoons are used to illustrate the key points together with a list of fascinating facts about microbial transmission. It is...

Floating Garden STEM challenge

This challenge, from Practical Action, requires students to design and build a model structure that will enable farmers to grow crops even in an area that may become flooded. A floating garden, built on a base of aquatic weeds, is a cheap and sustainable way of allowing people to grow vegetables. The resource can...

Posters and Newspapers

The seven posters can be used in class when children are engaged in a space topic. Each file contains an image and a description associated with the image, in large font type. The posters are: constellation; galaxies; nebula; planets; solar system; sunspots; and the sun. The remaining files are articles from The...

Posters

A range of downloadable classroom posters to support learning in science, computing and engineering. They link to curriculum topics including: forces, light, circuits, space, weather, transport, materials and robotics. All of these posters are updated and the collection is added to on a...

Sound: listen up

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to sound at Year Four. They include activities which show that sounds are made when objects vibrate and that sounds travel through solids, liquids and gases. They also look at the structure of the ear, how vibrations are...

Moonsaics

This collection of five Moonsaics have been created by the National Schools' Observatory, they consist of five different images of the Moon, separated into multiple picture panels per image, much like a "giant jigsaw puzzle". Students are challenged to assemble the completed images, offering them the opportunity to...

Stop the spread STEM challenge

Stop the spread is a new STEM challenge for students aged 7 to 16. Highlighting the global issue of infectious disease students design, build and test a model of a hand washing device and produce educational materials for children in Kenya to encourage hand washing. It is accredited for the British Science...

Biology Changing the World

This resource aimed at primary level, links to the topics of rocks and soils, evolution and the identification and classification of plants and animals. It tells the story of three great biologists: Mary Anning, C B Williams and ...

Exciting Energy

This resource, from BP Educational Service (BPES), helps Key Stage Two children start to think about energy in a real-world context. The resource includes a colourful A2-size poster and a short video about sources of energy and energy conservation.

Captivating Climates

This resource, from BP Educational Service (BPES), aimed at Key Stage Two asks children to build a mini-greenhouse. It includes practical worksheets, an animated quiz on how temperature is measured, which helps support the development of childrens' investigative skills. It also contains a 'Captivating Climates'...

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