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Heart Surgery and Dissection

Make your heart dissection lesson more engaging with this resource.  These materials help students to understand more about how the heart works and also includes a step-by-step guide to dissecting a heart obtained from a butcher.

In the first part of the resource, various aspects of cardiac biology are...

Electrocardiagrams

This resource from the Institute of Physics, describes how electrocardiagrams (ECGs) record the activity of the heart through electrodes placed on a patient's skin. The teacher's notes contain an introduction to ECGs and lesson notes for the associated PowerPoint file. A mark scheme for the worksheet is also...

Treating Genetic Conditions

This is a simple activity to introduce genetic conditions and how gene therapy is being developed to try to treat them. Students model the chromosomes in a nucleus and investigate the idea of gene transfer, before answering questions on a worksheet. This worksheet is part of a collection of materials based on [link...

Ecological Survey

Using the context of land remediation, this resource describes a series of investigations to measure the distribution of plants and animals, including a range of sampling techniques and the measurement of abiotic factors such as soil conditions, temperature and light intensity.  These activities are generally...

Stylish Shadows

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within design and technology and science. This resource focusses on making shadow puppets and developing supporting knowledge about the relationship between...

Light: light and shadows

Produced by the Hamilton Trust, this resource aimed at Year Three give details of seven lessons on light. It includes activities which develop an understanding of how the Earth’s movement gives rise to seasons and day and night. Children investigate shadows, reflections and sundials. Other lessons include work on...

Light

This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of [b]light[/b] at Key Stage Two. A presentation introduces sources of light and how we see them, demonstrating how we see objects, reflection of light, composition of white light and primary colours. The presentation is interspersed with...

Year 6 - Starters for Science* Suitable for Home Learning*

Starters for science provides easy to run science activities suitable for children from 10-12 years of age.  ...

Clever Circuits

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within science and design and technology. This resource focusses on the assembly of a simple series circuit and representing it using circuit symbols.

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Fruit Lights

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within science and design and technology. This resource focusses on the use of fruit to power a light emitting diode (LED).

Did you know that fruit...

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