Category Archives: Science

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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World Science Day, 8th March 2012

March seems to be the month for World Days. With the exciting news that the UK is launching a new £1m award for innovation in engineering, March 8th is World Science Day.

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