23 Nov 2020

6 Festive Challenges

Try these Christmas themed challenges that will help to develop children’s problem solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking. 1. Hanging Christmas Mobile Everyone loves decorating their homes at Christmas. Set your class the challenge to design and create the latest, extra special Christmas hanging mobile. One that would be worthy […]

07 Aug 2018

KS1 Animals: Sorting Animals int...

Resources needed: Large selection of animal pictures, including birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish Cardboard strips long enough to go around children’s heads Cotton buds Black paper Pictures of skeletons for the five groups of animal.     Show the children the headbands and explain that they will shortly be asked […]

07 Aug 2018

Flower Dissection

KS1 Science: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.   Resources needed: Large petal flowers such as tulips or daffodils Labelled diagram showing the simpler parts of a flower (adapt to group/class ability) Piece of A4 paper per child Pencils and pencil […]

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

Different Ways To Make A Watercy...

Different ways to make a water cycle All living things need water, as is an essential part of life. Earth has a limited amount of water, but it is continually recycled. The water cycle has four stages: Evaporation Energy from the sun heats up rivers, lakes and the ocean causing […]

03 Aug 2018

Play Dough Circuits

    Did you know ordinary shop bought play dough conducts electricity? This makes it a great alternative to fiddly wires and a wonderful, hands-on low cost way to learn about electricity and circuits. All you need is play dough, a battery pack, wires and some LEDs. Conductive play dough […]

31 Jul 2018

How Animals Stay Warm

Animals that live in cold environments are specially adapted to cope with the extreme conditions. Arctic wolves for example have a thick fur undercoat and shorter ears, nose and legs than wolves who live in warmer climates.Some animals huddle together in groups (which is also a useful form of protection […]