Category Archives: Science

“Can you see the wind?” Free worksheet series from Brilliant Publications.

On a windy day go outside with the children and watch streamers blowing. Ask the children whether they can see and feel the effects of the wind on their faces and clothes. Watch the trees and plants move in the wind. Continue reading

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Understanding Science: activities and worksheets

Some pupils can find it difficult to grasp the concepts in the primary Science Programmes of Study. They want answers to questions such as: Why is the sky blue? How can the universe be infinite? Why don’t planes fall out of the sky?

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Teaching chemistry with Minecraft

Tens of millions of children (and many adults) play the virtual-reality game Minecraft. But can it be educational as well as just fun?

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World Maths Day – 6th March 2013

I am a bit late letting you all know about this. World Maths Day is TODAY!

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Moving and trapped air: free teaching resource

I recently read an article about wind (think weather here, not bodily function) that gave a brilliant idea for a game to show children what wind is – more of that later …

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World Water Day, 22nd March 2012: free teaching resource

Hosepipe bans are to be enforced over a large part of the UK in April. When do your children use a hosepipe? To fill a paddling pool? To wash the family car? Can they think of any ways to save water?

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National Science and Engineering Week 9–18 March 2012

So, your class are all fired-up having started to practise for World Science Day. How do you keep that enthusiasm up? Start finding out about National Science & Engineering Week. There are events and activities for everyone.

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