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Balancing Chemical Equations

With this simulation students can explore the conservation of mass and balance chemical equations. Sample learning objectives include: *Balance a chemical equation. *Recognize that the number of atoms of each element is conserved in a chemical reaction. Describe the difference between coefficients and subscripts in...

Around the World *suitable for home teaching*

In this activity, students use the speed, distance, time equation to calculate how long it takes to travel to destinations around the globe from the UK via today's global transport options. They are then introduced to a new concept to global travel: the vacuum tube train - will this solve some of the problems they...

Current Affairs: Christmas

Using data from a report by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, this resource from the Royal Society provides a useful set of questions for looking at trends in energy use. Although there are some categorical answers to the questions on the activity sheet, some ask the students to put forward plausible...

Hand Eye Coordination

This hand eye co-ordination activity from Cre8ate maths involves the collection of real data, hypothesis testing and scatter graphs. The extensions may also include the use of a variety of averages. Health professionals often have to assess a wide variety of attributes including hand eye co-ordination. This topic...

The water cycle

This resource from the Royal Society of Chemistry is aimed at Key Stage Two and links to the topic area of states of matter. Focusing on evaporation and condensation, it aims to develop investigative skills and contains ideas for investigations, key vocabulary and background knowledge including common...

Fuels

Produced by Rolls-Royce, this resource supports the teaching materials and their properties at Key Stage Two. It looks at irreversible changes and the formation of a new material by burning. Children are asked to consider different types of transport and the fuel that is used to make them work. They also list...

Forces and Air Resistance

Aimed at Key Stage Two this resource, produced by Rolls-Royce contains five activities related to the topic area of forces. Children look at friction, how the force of air resistance affects moving objects, pushing and pulling and directions in which forces act. Each activity includes worksheets and teacher...

Food as Fuel

Produced by Rolls-Royce, this resource aimed at Key Stage Two looks at the importance of food as a fuel for activity and growth and about the importance of an adequate and varied diet. Children are asked to compare the amount of energy different kinds of foods provide and to consider which foods to choose in...

Selenia and the Victorian Adventure *suitable for home teaching*

Learn about the forces of air resistance and gravity in this colourful comic aimed at Key Stage Two. Written to promote scientific enquiry, it includes an air resistance investigation to find which is the best shape and size for a parachute. It also focuses on asking questions that can be investigated...

Solids, Liquids and Gases

This resource aimed at Key Stage Two, links to the topic areas of states of matter and properties and changes of materials. It provides background knowledge for teachers and a range of activities which explore the properties of solids, liquids and gases. It also highlights the problems children encounter when...

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