Results for "earth and atmosphere" (41)

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 scientist-in-...

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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’...

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From the Ground and From the Sky

This activity introduces the idea of remote observation by asking children to match photographs such as lakes, mountains and cities taken from the ground with early astronaut photographs. Children then compare the images from the ground with the astronaut picture of the same place. This activity is also suitable...

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Birds' Nests: Marvels of Architecture and Design

This resource pack, aimed at primary learners, links to the topic areas of properties of materials, adaptation and life processes by looking at birds and the nests they build.

An introductory presentation looks at the reasons why birds build nests, different types of nests, where they are found and the...

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Where Would You Photograph? (7-11)

In this activity children take on the role of Earth observation scientists submitting a request for an image they would like for their research. This gives them the opportunity to consider the possibilities of pictures taken from orbit (and the limitations) and to write scientifically for a specific audience. It...

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The Great British Space Dinner - Primary Resource

The Great British Space Dinner Challenge contains six lessons:

Lesson 1 – All Aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This lesson sets the scene for the sequence of lessons with a brief Introduction to the ISS and the Great British Space Dinner Challenge.

Lesson 2: Fit...

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2010 to date

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Ricky's Backpack

This activity aimed at primary learners, looks at the properties and uses of materials and what humans need to stay alive. It introduces Ricky who is going on an expedition to Antarctica and asks children to decide what he needs to take with him. By making comparisons, sorting and grouping objects and using their...

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What Does This Piece of Kitchen Equipment Do?

Aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage this activity asks children to identify and name a range of kitchen equipment explaining how different items are used.

Children look at part of an object and try and guess what it is then think how the piece of equipment would be used in the kitchen and the kind of food...

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ARKive School Museum

Produced by ARKive, this series of activities teaches students about endangered species through the creation of an interactive museum. Children learn about endangered species through the ARKive School Museum presentation and then choose an endangered species to research. They then produce an exhibit by creatively...

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Sandy seeds - Primary Global upd8

Aimed at primary level, this resource provides a practical context to explore the requirements of plants for life and growth. Children are introduced to the ways in which local communities in Bangladesh successfully grow enough pumpkins for themselves and to sell to provide an income. This leads into an...

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