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Balloon Powered Car

An interactive activity from BLOODHOUND SCC in which students build their own balloon-powered car and then explore ways to make it go faster and further. Building a balloon-powered rocket car provides opportunities for investigation, team work and developing design skills. As well as focusing on science and...

Marvellous Microbes III: Dental Plaque

Produced by the Microbiology Society, these activities explore the microbes that cause dental plaque and tooth decay. [b]Marvellous Microbes issue three[/b] This comic strip shows a dentist explaining how plaque forms on teeth from saliva, food and bacteria. The dentist shows how a disclosing tablet can stain the...

An Early Start to Energy

This book in the Early Start series, published in 1992, concerns the concept of energy, a difficult one for young children. The book enables children to gather the experiences needed in the early years to help the later grasp of the concept. The activities in this book cover the energy components of the National...

An Early Start to Ourselves and Evolution

This book in the Early Start series, published in 1991, addresses for teachers of infant and lower junior children the parts of the curriculum concerned with scientific investigation, the variety of life, processes of life and genetics and evolution The author makes use of children’s interest in themselves to look...

An Early Start to Technology

An Early Start to Technology was first published as part of the Early Start series in 1990. It deals with those aspects of science that link closely with technology. The book presents practical experiences for children aged five to eight which will involve them in looking at the structure of things, at the...

An Early Start to The Environment

An Early Start to The Environment was published in 1991 after the introduction of the National Curriculum in England and Wales. The activities in this book, for children aged five to eight, focus on exploring the scientific, geographical and historical aspects of the children’s immediate environment in a cross-...

An Early Start to Earth and Space

This book, published in 1993, was the last in the Early Start series of activities for children aged five to eight. It covers those parts of the National Curriculum Science Programme that are not covered in the other books in the series. It is particularly concerned with water, the atmosphere and the structure of...

Stuck in the Mud

Aimed at Key Stage Two, this resource looks at the problem of launching RNLI lifeboats from different types of terrain in all kinds of weather. Linked to work on forces, shape and space and design and technology, it introduces the concept that both force and area affect the pressure applied on a surface. Working...

Sea the Heat

This resource, aimed at Key Stage Two, investigates heat transfer as one of the principles of heat pumps used to heat lifeboat stations. Linking to the topics of materials and their properties and changes of state, children learn how heat moves from high energy (warm) to lower energy (cold) down a gradient and how...

Kitchen Concoctions

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) resources put curriculum science in real-life contexts. These materials focus on the use of mixtures in the kitchen and can be used to illustrate the properties of materials. Students examine a mince-pie as a 'mixture' and compare 'real' dairy cream with...

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