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Lesson Starters - Living Things

This is a collection of lesson starters for use in KS2 Science.

These videos are intended to introduce pupils the the topic of ‘Living Things’.

Full Length videos

Teeth, Springs, Rocks and Other Topics

  • A range of KS2 science lesson starters, including ones covering ‘Living Things’.

Changing State, Micro-Organisms and Other Topics

  • Seven lesson starts for use on the interactive whiteboard. Each starter introduces a different science topic through documentary or drama.

Humans and other animals

Science Stories

  • Follow Alex as he visits a farm and learns some key scientific concepts through his encounters with a pig and some lambs.

Muscles: Using a Longbow

  • A short clip, particularly ideal for Year 4 pupils, showing how the muscles work together to make our bodies move.

Work on the Farm

  • This video shows a group of children visiting a farm, perfect for use with pupils in primary science.


Habitats and Food Chains: Fox and Hedgehog

  • A comic dramatisation which can be used to demonstrate how a food chain works and how it can be disrupted.

Micro-Organisms: Making Bread and Cheese

  • A short clip shows how micro-organisms can help us to produce some of the foods we like to eat. Ideal for use as a lesson starter in KS2 science.

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