Results for "earth and atmosphere" (124)

Earth rocks and space rocks

In this activity, pupils will consider some properties of different rocks. They will also learn about classifying, or sorting things into groups to help them identify which rock is which. They can then take a closer look at the meteorites, tektite and ammonite in their sample boxes. There are two versions of the...
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Earth and the Solar System

This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of Earth and Space at Key Stage Two. A presentation introduces Earth and the planets of our solar system, with an activity in which children help demonstrate the relative sizes of planets and the distances between them. It moves on to look...
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Imaging the Earth

Combing satellite and ground-based imagery, this cross-curricular learning resource for primary teachers explores planet Earth from a range of perspectives.The activities are intended to build map skills and recognition of many physical geography features in familiar and unfamiliar locations. Mathematics activities...
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Drama and science : an unlikely synergy

This paper, presented at the Using STEM Research Conference in May 2016, reports on an approach, that could be used in primary classrooms, to develop the kinds of process skills that could enable children to comprehend a more scientific way of looking at the world through improvisation as a...
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Sunlight and Space Travel

This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of Earth, Sun and Moon and light and shadows at Key Stage Two.A presentation introduces light and how shadows are formed leading into an investigation. It moves on to look at the spin of the Earth and how we have day and night, the...
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Cameras and Microscopes

An ASE SYCD: Science Year Primary resource which gives examples showing how digital cameras and microscopes can be used to support science teaching. The resource includes help on how to use the equipment, examples of pictures and examples of elapsed time photography using the microscope. *The introduction tells...
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Forces and Gravity

This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of forces and gravity at Key Stage Two. A presentation introduces pushes and pulls, gravity and weight, demonstrating forces acting on falling objects and how to measure force using forcemeters. It also looks at gravity on the Moon and...
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Forces and Magnets

This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of magnets at Key Stage Two. A presentation introduces class investigations on magnetic materials and on the forces of attraction and repulsion using bar magnets. It demonstrates how to make a compass and looks at the Earths’ magnetic...
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Forces and Springs

This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of forces and springs at Key Stage Two. A presentation introduces springs and explores the elastic and inelastic properties of materials. A whole class activity focuses on applying different forces to 'stretchimals' (stretchy toy animals...
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Life and Death of Stars

Starting with the Sun, this resource gives a general introduction through the idea of stars being born, growing old and ending their days in various spectacular ways. The presentation looks at the Sun, the birth of stars in hydrogen gas, nebulae, large and small stars, the death of stars as supernovae, red giants,...
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