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Bee-Bots Basics

This introduction to using the small programmable robot, the BeeBot, introduces children to creating simple programs. They learn the importance of sequences of accurate instructions, and test their sequences out using a 'fakebot' or paper-robot. Children are encouraged to debug and develop their sequences before...

The World's Biggest Shadow

This teacher resource, part of the AstroPi project with UK Space Agency and Raspberry Pi Foundation, investigates sunlight and shadows in a space context. It is suitable for children in primary school.

The sequence of activities is linked to other resources in the eLibrary, starting from basic ideas about...

Pumpkins against Poverty

This cross curricular resource explores the difference that growing pumpkins can make to the lives of people living in flood affected regions in Bangladesh. It includes finding out about Bangladesh and its people and ways to address poverty, investigating the pumpkin lifecycle and seed germination, designing and...

Flying fruit

Using a huge wall map of the world, flower pots, compost and videos, children find out everything there is to know about the fruit they eat. They investigate where their fruit has travelled from, and what transport was used getting it to the UK. Children explore the different parts of fruit and compare the seeds of...

Early Years Foundation Stage: Profile Handbook

This resource from QCA is the Profile Handbook which contains information and guidance on Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profiles. The EYFS is a comprehensive statutory framework published in 2007 by the Department for Children, Schools and Families which sets standards for development, learning and care of...

Using P Scales to Assess Progress

This QCA document describes through case studies and activities how the P scales can be used in a range of educational settings to assess the progress of students.

The P scales were designed, like the programmes of study they relate to, for students from 5 to 16 years of age. They are particularly relevant...

GCSE criteria for Science 2011

This set of subject criteria were produced by the Ofqual, the Welsh Assembly and CEA (Northern Ireland) for Awarding Bodies to produce subject specifications for use in 2011 GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Additional Applied Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, and GCSE Physics. GCSE specifications...

Stepping into Science

This resource, part of Stepping into Science from the BP Educational Service, looks at the topic of materials. Designed for children aged four to seven years it contains a short video, which introduces an investigation to see which materials are waterproof. It includes information on how to set up a fair test,...

Adventurers Activity 1: Thinking Walk

Aimed at early years, this resource provides an opportunity to discover the colours found in nature. Children follow instructions to make a collecting bag then go on a thinking walk in the school grounds or local park collecting colourful items they find. A ‘daisy band’ is provided so children can match colours...

Brilliant Bodies (Ages 4-5)

Aimed at Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, this resource contains lessons on naming different body parts, recognising similarities and differences between human bodies, and the importance of exercise for humans.

Linked to the topic of animals, including humans, the lessons are introduced by the character...

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