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Big Telescopes

The Big Telescopes poster links ground and space based telescopes with the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that they are observing and their locations on Earth or in space.

The poster explains how larger telescopes allow scientists to learn more about the early universe and map our own galaxy with...

A First Look at Time and Space

This Nuffield Primary Science book is for use with the Earth in Space topic. It consists of 11 colourful, and highly illustrated, double-page spreads aimed at students aged 5-7: 

*Telling the time

*Seasons

*Looking at the night sky

*What is the time?

*What time of year is it?...

Rosetta - primary resource book

The Rosetta spacecraft was sent on a mission to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Part of its mission was to deploy a lander, Philae, on the surface of the comet. This resource is also downloadable in the Welsh Language.

The resource contains seven activities themed around the mission:

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Animals, including humans: healthy animals

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to animals including humans at Year Two. They include activities for discussing the stage of the human lifecycle, thinking about how children have changed since they were babies and finding out about the lifecycles of other...

Grandmother Fish

This illustrated book aims to help young children access the concepts around evolution and natural selection. It takes a look at Charles Darwin’s theory of common descent through sounds and motions that imitate animals, showing how humans are related in form and function to the non-human animals that came before us...

Biology Changing the World

This resource aimed at primary level, links to the topics of rocks and soils, evolution and the identification and classification of plants and animals. It tells the story of three great biologists: Mary Anning, C B Williams and ...

How the Mushroom Got its Spots

This booklet has been produced by the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) and the British Mycological Society. It is a guide to fungi and includes information on mushrooms, toadstools, moulds and other fungi.There are guidance notes as well as worksheets suitable for use when looking at...

Eco-Stories: Cinderella and Three Little Eco-pigs

From the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC), this resource contains two traditional fairy tales that have been given an environmental twist.

Cinderella must go to the ball with the smallest carbon footprint she can and the Three Little Pigs choose different materials to build their houses: concrete,...

Gordon and Woburn Squares Primary Schools Pack

This resource, published by the Nuffield Foundation in 2007, was created to encourage use for learning of the Squares in Bloomsbury, central London. These Squares offer a range of opportunities for children's learning, and are spaces where children can investigate, observe, wonder, record and create. This pack,...

Mathematics Enhancement Programme (MEP) Primary Extension: Reception - The Poster Collection

The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching has produced these posters which are suitable mainly for reception classes but could also be used with Years One and Two. They are taken from an English version of an Hungarian original which was produced for kindergartens in Hungary. The Reception lesson plans make...

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