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Moving About in Space

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Rodrick from Qinetiq answers the question “How do spaceships and satellites move around once they are up there?”. Rodrick talks about the use of ion thrusters as one possible way to do this. Luke from...

Internet, Spacesuits and Cooking

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers “Do you have e-mail and internet on board the International Space Station?”, “What are spacesuits made of?” and “How do you cook in space?”

How Do You Become an Astronaut?

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers the question “How did you become an astronaut?” and Matthew Evans from Reaction Engines, talks about the space plane that they are developing, that could increase global space...

Modems unplugged - sound representation

All data on computers is stored and transmitted using the binary number system. When the binary digits need to be sent over the phone lines (which often happens in home internet connections), the digits are converted to sound and decoded at the other end using a modem. This activity uses audio coding similar...

Animals, including humans: being human

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to animals, including humans at Year Six. They include activities in which children explore the structure of the heart and lungs and learn about the double circulation of blood through the lungs and the rest of the body....

Living things and their habitats: the art of living

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to Living Things and their Habitats at Year Five. They include activities in which children learn about the life cycles of flowering and non-flowering plants.

They also look at the life-cycles of mammals, amphibians,...

The GM Food debate: part two

In this short audio feature Bene and Mal discuss how the genetically modified crops may not always benefit farmers in developing world. They talk about possible contamination of other crops and the issues around producing food for an ever growing World population.

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Day of temptation

This play follows a school child on a day of being healthy, though everything around her makes it easy to be unhealthy! Temptations include: sugary cereal aimed at children, fast food shops on the journey to school, children talking about computer games at break rather than running...

Using animal organs in our bodies

This short audio feature Bene and Mal, two microbes consider whether it is ethical to use other animals in human transplants. They consider this from the aspects of farming animals for organ transplants, the issues involved in different cultural or moral points of view.

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Animals, Including Humans

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to animals including humans at Year Three. They include activities in which children find out about food groups and healthy balanced diets and learn about the human digestive system and how food is transported around the body...

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