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Evolution and Natural Selection

This practical activity explores beak adaptations in bird populations and looks at the way in which variation in beak shape is related to the available food sources within an environment. Using different tools to model different beak shapes children are provided with different kinds of food to pick up. The...

What is Evolution?

This short video helps explain the process by which evolution occurs by looking at a distant ancestor of the horse. Having large molar teeth conferred an advantage on the animals as they could eat the plentiful grass and have a greater chance of growing to maturity and reproducing, some of their offspring...

Dollar wall

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A video is shown of an art installation where the...

What factors affect the pitch and the volume of sound?

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Lesson 3 - Improving a game

In this lesson, pupils will apply the concept of variables to enhance an existing game in Scratch. They will predict the outcome of changing the same change score block in different parts of a program, then they will test their predictions in Scratch. They will also experiment with using different values in...

Space rocks

This short video and accompanying worksheet explains where asteroids and meteoroids come from, what they are made from and how they may sometimes fall to Earth. It also looks at how comets are formed and the role they may have played in bringing water to Earth.

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Monsoon Proof Roof

This resource provides a practical context to explore the uses of everyday materials, based on their properties. Children are introduced to a problem of building a flood- proof home, which is faced by families in local communities in Bangladesh, looking at solutions that have been developed to solve this problem....

Universe in a Box

Aimed at primary level, this book provides a comprehensive range of practical activities relating to Earth and Space, light and astronomy. ‘Hands on’ activities include: creating a lunar landscape, Moon storytelling, modelling a solar eclipse, building a sundial,...

Hitting the Moon

In this lesson, students will learn about solar system orbits and how asteroids can become dislodged and sent on a collision course with the Earth. They will then conduct an investigation into the relationship between impact speed and crater size in the context of Moon impacts. This activity is differentiated for...

Our Solar System

This creative research project allows children working at primary level to discover our closest neighbours in space and develop their communication skills. Working in groups, children research the eight planets, comets and asteroids in our Solar System. They find out about moons and rings, which planets have them...

The Solar System - ESA video

This short animation film joins the alien, Paxi, as he explores the solar system. He enhances pupils understanding of the Solar system by visiting and discussing each planet in order, identifying asteroid belts and comets and exploring the Sun as an important star. He gives key important facts for each area...

Maths tea party

Designed to be accessible for all primary aged children, this activity guides you and your pupils through a range of fun maths related ‘tea-party’ problems. This could be carried out as part of a design and technology or maths lesson, and is simple to follow, making it suitable for learning at home and in class....

Decorating biscuits

Designed to be accessible for all primary aged children, this activity guides you and your pupils through the simple steps to explore maths with gingerbread men. This could be carried out as part of a design and technology, computing (coding) or maths lesson, and is simple to follow, making it suitable for learning...

Cake challenge

Designed to be accessible for key stage two children, this activity guides you and your pupils through a range of fun and engaging maths challenges, using either real cupcakes or printable paper cakes. This could be carried out as part of a design and technology or maths lesson, and is simple to follow, making it...

Handmade recipe book

Designed to be accessible for all primary aged children, this activity guides you and your pupils through the simple steps to design and make their own recipe book. This could be carried out as part of a design and technology or maths lesson, and is simple to follow, making it suitable for learning at home and in...

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