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British Science Week: Primary Activity Packs

This collection contains ten activity packs on a variety of topics at primary level. Each activity pack contains a range of activities, which may be used in class, as part of a whole school science week or in a science club. The activities are hands-on and designed to engage children in a fun, yet stimulating way....
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2010 to date

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Bridges and Structures

These activities from Cre8ate maths sets challenges which require pupils to be constructive, creative and think strategically about simple structures.Working in groups of 3 or 4, students create structures from a single sheet of A4 paper, the tallest free-standing tower and the longest possible span between two end...
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2010 to date

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Eggnaut

In this resource from ESA, students' mission is to design and build a vehicle that will protect their Eggnaut from the perils of re-entry from space. The objective is to have your Eggnaut survive the fall without a crack. The project can be adpated for either primary or secondary students. The resource was produced by...
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2000 - 2009

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Number Stairs

This Subtangent investigation looks at the total of the squares inside a stair shape.Initially students investigate the relationship of the totals of a three step stair and its position on a 10 by 10 grid.Using algebra, students may discover a general rule which applies to any stair on the grid.Students can extend...
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2000 - 2009

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Colouring Maps

This activity from Subtangent is based on the four colour theory, which is used by mapmakers. There is an interactive task which challenges students to colour a map using no more than four colours and ensuring that no two regions which share a border have the same colour. Further resources include examples of...
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2000 - 2009

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Diagonal Differences

This Subtangent investigation looks at what happens if the numbers in opposite corners of a three by three square, placed on an eight by eight grid, are multiplied then their difference found. Using algebra, students may discover a general rule which applies to any three by three square placed on the grid. Students...
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2000 - 2009

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Loopy Snooker

A special snooker table is the basis for this investigation from Subtangent. There are only four pockets on the table and you can only play the ball at 450 to the sides of the table. The ball begins from a given corner of the table and keeps moving until it hits a pocket. The number of bounces is recorded. Initially a...
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2000 - 2009

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Leapfrog

The frogs in this Subtangent investigation have to be moved from one set of lily pads to another, following specific rules. This classic investigation is suitable for a wide age range of students. The number of frogs on each side can be varied, allowing further investigation and generalisations for the number of moves...
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2000 - 2009

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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 technology...
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2010 to date

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Forces and Recycling

Aimed at older primary level, these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context and provide many opportunities for working scientifically. They link to work on forces aiming to extend understanding to the application of forces used in sorting and recycling materials. Children investigate processes...
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2000 - 2009

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