27 Mar 2019

Building Spaghetti Bridges (Lowe...

Resources: Dry Spaghetti (thin wooden dowelling rods or straws) Marshmallows (playdough or modelling clay) Thin Cardboard (for extension) Small toy cars (for extension) Pens / pencils (for extension) Paper (for extension) Learning Outcomes: Science – Working Scientifically Asking relevant questions Making observations and measurements Reporting findings Design and Technology Evaluate […]

08 Aug 2018

KS1/2 Science: Magnetic or Not?

    KS1/2 Science: Magnets Activity: Discovering which items are magnetic, and which are not. Resources needed: Large magnet per pair/group of children Lots of small-sized materials to test (fabric, foil, coins, plastic bottle tops, hair grips etc.) 2 x Paper and pencil per pair/group. Iron filings Smaller magnet Sheet […]

08 Aug 2018

Identify Sounds and Observe Soun...

Resources needed: Sound clips Corresponding pictures Tissue paper Glass bowl Speaker/sound system Cling film     Ask the children to close their eyes and listen carefully to the sounds around them for one minute. When the minute is up, ask for a list of sounds which the children heard. These […]

08 Aug 2018

Parachutes - Gravity and Air Res...

Resources needed: Laptops or computers Books about Sir Isaac Newton Paper Feather Tissue paper Plastic bags Cotton Scissors Small figure/toy   Ask the class to use the laptops/books research Sir Isaac Newton. What was he famous for? What did he discover? What were some of his other ideas? Make a […]

08 Aug 2018

Reducing and Increasing Friction

Resources needed: Scenario cards Small ball or marble Tubes and ramps Sandpaper Fabric Plastic.   Ask the children to discuss with each other what they know (or think they know) about friction. Gather some of the ideas together on the board and then challenge any misconceptions. Give each child a […]

07 Aug 2018

Static Electricity

  Have you ever rubbed a balloon on your jumper and then stuck it to a wall? Or touched a metal object like a car door or shopping trolley and felt a sharp shock in your hand? Does your hair stand up on end when you pull on a polyester […]

03 Aug 2018

Investigating Earthquakes

    The Earth is made up of massive pieces of rock known as tectonic plates. Tectonic plates move very slowly. We call the areas where tectonic plates meet faults. When tectonic plates rub against each other we feel the energy created as an earthquake. The power of an earthquake […]

03 Aug 2018

Dissecting Plants

Dissecting Plants This easy activity helps children learn to identify the different parts of a flower to discover their function. Dissecting a flower allows children to easily examine the different parts in a hands-on manner, making it an engaging and fun activity. For Key Stage 2 children this can be […]

03 Aug 2018

How To Make A Drawing Robot

How to make a Drawing Robot       Drawing Robots use small electric motors to move. The motor is powered by a battery and spins if the circuit is complete. To make a drawing robot move you just need to add something to the end of the motor which […]