1. Resources Home
  2. Whole School
  3. Primary science
  4. Materials
Story Of A River

Story Of A River

In this lesson students investigate what happens when people’s activities result in water pollution. Pollution on land is simulated with the addition of easily obtained materials in a clear bowl of water. Students make links with retaining healthy waterways with preventing polluting substances from reaching them.
TheTeachersFriend
Stop The Ice Melting

Stop The Ice Melting

Students experiment with creating coolers out of a range of materials, testing to see which materials best keep an ice cube from melting. Through this activity students will understand how insulators can reduce the speed at which items heat up or cool down.
TheTeachersFriend
Creating Rockets

Creating Rockets

In this experiment, students make a rocket using a film canister, an antacid tablet and water. They then explore the variables of the experiment, changing the quantity of each material and observing the impact on the results. Finally, they explore the scientific occurrence and consider whether the reaction is reversible.
TheTeachersFriend
3, 2, 1 Lift-Off

3, 2, 1 Lift-Off

In this experiment, students make a rocket using a film canister, an antacid tablet and water. Through this experiment, students will understand that mixing materials can result in a variety of consequences.
TheTeachersFriend
Science / DT Pneumatics Project

Science / DT Pneumatics Project

Great Science OR DT project for KS2 students All you need is some syringes (you can use the same syringes used for Calpol) or larger ones from the chemist AND some plastic tubing (to connect the syringes). The rest of the equipment can brought in by the students. I’ve attached the following: Slide show UOW Letter home requesting materials Pneumatic toy design worksheet Enjoy!
Lresources4teachers
Separation of Mixtures Key Words

Separation of Mixtures Key Words

Worksheet for assessment of or consolidation of key word definitions related to the topic of Mixtures and Separation Aimed at Years 6-8 but easily editable to suit differing abilities. Part of a unit of work on the same topic available as a paid resource.
phileusfogg180
Hazard Symbols PPt and Worksheet

Hazard Symbols PPt and Worksheet

Powerpoint to explain the most common hazard symbols. Includes slides at the end for the children to identify the symbols, could be used as an assessment or plenary. Simple worksheet matching symbol to meaning can be adapted to suit differing abilities. Aimed at Year 4-7, as part of a unit of work on Acids and Alkalis, available as a paid resource.
phileusfogg180
Acids, Alkalis, pH Scale and Indicators Unit of Work

Acids, Alkalis, pH Scale and Indicators Unit of Work

21 Files to support the teaching of Acids and Alkalis. This unit of work is aimed at Years 4-7 to learn about hazard symbols, acids and alkalis, Litmus and Universal indicators and the pH scale. Designed as a precursor to acid reactions and salt formation thus these topics are not included. All files fully editable so can easily be adapted to suit differing abilities. Includes: Hazard symbol powerpoint presentation and worksheet Using Litmus paper experiment powerpoint and worksheets. One of these could be given as homework to test everyday household substances. Acids, Alkali and pH scale worksheets. Could be used for paired work / assessment / homework / plenary session etc. Universal Indicator and Litmus experiments - for testing pH of substances and for comparison of Universal and Litmus indicators. Differentiated pH experiment conclusions sheet for assessment. pH scales to stick in class books. Blank option for younger children to colour. Red cabbage indicator experiment - making an indicator to test on substances. Could be extended to allow for comparison with colours obtained by Universal Indicator. Loop Card game - for assessment and addressing misconceptions. Self assessment topic tick sheet. Acid and Alkalis powerpoint quiz. For fun / assessment / plenary activity etc.
phileusfogg180
Rocks Investigation Worksheets

Rocks Investigation Worksheets

A worksheet differentiated two ways for children to complete whilst investigating the hardness of a variety of rocks. Includes sentence prompts and a word bank for LA children.
aliceeliza
Fossils/Fossilisation Worksheet and Extension Task

Fossils/Fossilisation Worksheet and Extension Task

A fossilisation task differentiated two ways: HA/MA children should order the images and use a word bank to write a description for each stage of the fossilisation process, LA children should complete the paragraphs using the word bank. Also includes an extension activity where children apply their knowledge and understanding of fossils and the fossilisation process to answer test-style questions.
aliceeliza
KS3 National Curriculum Exam Question Packs - with Mark Scheme

KS3 National Curriculum Exam Question Packs - with Mark Scheme

This high quality pack contains very large exam question packs (with mark schemes) ranging from low level to high level challenge suitable for pupils off all set of attainment. There is an exam question pack for each and every topic of KS3 Biology, Chemistry and Physics in line with the National Curriculum. There is also an additional exam questions pack for Working Scientifically. ***This pack contains the following exam question packs for each and every topic area: KS3 Biology KS3 Chemistry KS3 Physics Working Scientifically NOTE: By purchasing this pack of work, you would save £20 than if you were to purchase the exam question packs (incl. Working Scientifically) individually.
ranw123
Building Materials Song

Building Materials Song

A fun song written for a Year 1 class to add another dimension to their topic on ‘Buildings.’ After learning the song and substituting other number patterns in the chorus as a Maths activity the children selected sound sources to create different building materials and built walls of sound exploring crescendo and diminuendo. Hope you have fun with this song which is also available at www.fun-kee-music.co.uk
sallykee
SAVE! 2018 AQA GCSE Science Revision and Progress Tracking Pack

SAVE! 2018 AQA GCSE Science Revision and Progress Tracking Pack

20% OFF SALE LIMITED TIME ONLY This pack contains tracking sheets for students in KS4 who are on the 2018 AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy pathway and Separate Science pathways: GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics. The tracking sheets are simple and straight to the point: ensuring students are documenting their performance in each of the modules for which they are assessed in terms of knowledge and skills of how science works. The pack also contains a very large collection of exam questions covering all units of the new 2018 AQA Combined Science Specification: B1, B2, C1, C2, P1 and P2. The quality of these resources means you will be able to provide a large array of questions to challenge all pupils and be able to assess their attainment and progress in each topic, the way it’s meant to be done. This bundle contains all the tracking sheets on offer on the science shop as well as a large exam questions pack and you would save 20% by purchasing this bundle than by purchasing the files for Combined Science and Separate Science pathways separately.
ranw123
KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for KS2 students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following topics: World War II; Ancient Egypt; The Solar System; Tudors and Stuarts; The Rainforest; The Romans; Ancient Greece. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Testing the Strength of PAPER

Testing the Strength of PAPER

This science investigation requires the children to test the strength of 4 different types of paper including: Plain paper Newspaper Paper towel Toilet paper You will need to prepare the 4 different types of paper and cut them into thin strips of equal length (10cm long 0.5cm wide). Get the children  to stick each type of paper onto the edge of their table and keep adding 10g weights (using a hook mass) until the paper snaps. Good luck!
Lresources4teachers
General Science Word Search Puzzle PLUS Science Facts for Kids (Both Items)

General Science Word Search Puzzle PLUS Science Facts for Kids (Both Items)

GENERAL SCIENCE WORD SEARCH PUZZLE PLUS SCIENCE FACTS FOR KIDS (BOTH ITEMS) GENERAL SCIENCE WORD SEARCH PUZZLE: 33 words to find in this HUGE word search puzzle all dealing with Science. Students LOVE these word searches and know how to use them. You do too. A GREAT FILLER ACTIVITY with learning involved. These science terms are sure to lead to discussions. Decorated with different science images. SCIENCE FACTS FOR KIDS: You receive 40, yes 40 general science questions covering a wide range of topics all dealing with different areas of science. Do your students know their general science? These 3 worksheets will help. Students are asked to answer all 40 questions and THEN discuss their answers with their teacher and class. They will know some of these and learn from the rest. THREE FULL WORKSHEETS all on basic science facts. Your download of 4 pages includes answers. Decorated for fun. Designed and created by David Filipek. Copyright© 2018 David Filipek All rights reserved by author. Permission for downloads to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.
dfilipek
Sink and Float - Experiments

Sink and Float - Experiments

The hands-on experiments in this resource, allow students to observe which objects sink or float in water. In a playful way they will become familiar with making predictions, observations, identifying, sorting, reasoning, gathering data, comparing and evaluating. This resource includes: A clear explanation (with examples) of how to use this resource Two posters for your classroom to help visualize the concepts of sinking and floating. Various recording sheets to record the experiments (differentiated): Sink or Float? (Cut and paste pictures to record the result after testing) Test & Sort (Testing, identifying and recording results) Make a Prediction (Creating a visual record of their prediction, and observation. Evaluate prediction in comparison to result with a smiley to enhance future predictions) Predict & Test (Data handling: create a more abstract record of prediction and observation) Step by step instruction of how to conduct the following experiments (incl. photos + explanation of why it works this way): Experiment: Do eggs sink or float? Experiment: Does an orange sink or float?
mavalou
Reduce Reuse Recycle Sorting Activity

Reduce Reuse Recycle Sorting Activity

This resource is perfect for your Reduce Reuse Recycle Unit or any other caring for the environment study. It has 15 sorting cards to cut and paste into either the reduce, reuse or recycle areas on a ‘Y’ chart. I used this activity to start a ‘Trash to Treasure’ unit that my class did. I have included both a color version and a black and white version for you to choose from
Kiwilander
Year 5 Materials Science Planning and Resources

Year 5 Materials Science Planning and Resources

This resource includes 4 Smart Notebook flip charts that took me six lessons to cover (half a term). The flip charts include easy to follow instructions as well as a clear structure to each session with practical actitivies. We gave our science a book twist so the flip charts link to Narnia, but could be changed to any fictional story or location. Lessons inlcude ‘Bright Ideas Time’ which is used to promote scientific discussion. Science Structure Strips are also inlcuded in this resource for investigative work. Objectives Covered Include: Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets. Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda. Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
rustysmart
Outdoor science: keyword scavenger hunt

Outdoor science: keyword scavenger hunt

This lesson developed by accident when I asked the children to find there own seeds for a lesson on looking at seeds. They came back with all parts of the plant, showing me how little knowledge they had of the parts of a plant when exposed to the choice of the outside world. Some great ideas. Part of a series.
Bonterre
Revision Exam Question Packs

Revision Exam Question Packs

A collection of large exam question packs with Mark Schemes for each of the units for the new 2018 AQA GCSE specifications for Combined Science: Trilogy. These question packs have a focus on developing students’ use of numeracy skills, handling data as well as extended writing of complex concepts in biology, chemistry and physics.
ranw123
Light, Energy, and Matter Collection

Light, Energy, and Matter Collection

This collection features printables covering light, energy, and matter. Also included: an engaging video on matter—great for introducing or reviewing the topic in whole group! Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access these and over 9,000 more resources for Preschool through 2nd grade. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/Teachers to sign up.
ABCmouseforTeachers
Identify Reversible and Irreversible Changes (Complete Practical Lesson)

Identify Reversible and Irreversible Changes (Complete Practical Lesson)

This is a complete practical lesson for lower KS2 on the difference between reversible and irreversible changes. The lesson begins with an open-ended ‘odd one out’ activity intended to engage children’s deeper thinking and elicit appropriate scientific vocabulary and verbal reasoning. Depending on your school’s health and safety policy, you may or may not be able to do the very first teacher demonstration, where you burn a small amount of methylated spirit in a plate (then show them the empty plate after it has burned away!) If not, videos can easily be found on YouTube. For the 3 child-led practical parts of the lesson you will need: olive/sunflower/vegetable oil vinegar (any) sand filter paper funnels Alka-Seltzer tablets (one per pair) or similar There is then a short activity to finish off with - differentiated three ways and with an open-ended extension question to keep any ‘fast finishers’ busy! The plenary activity challenges pupils to use what they have learned to discuss whether a real-world chemical change is reversible or irreversible. Give the blue cards to one partner and the yellow ones to the other. The partners will then have to work together to arrive at a conclusion.
tejlander
Scientists and Inventors   -  PowerPoint and Worksheets Big Bundle

Scientists and Inventors - PowerPoint and Worksheets Big Bundle

<strong>Scientists and Inventors - PowerPoint and Worksheets Big Bundle </strong> My complete Scientists and Inventors resources collection – Let’s learn about famous scientists This download is a collection of resources which teach children about famous scientist and inventors. Each resource has detailed PowerPoint on the inventor’s life, achievements, inventions and facts. There are also differentiated worksheets to allow children to demonstrate their understanding. Each resource includes: Complete PowerPoint Worksheets (x3 differentiated) Blank worksheet for answers Answer sheets Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me <strong> here</strong> <strong>Some of my other products:</strong> <strong> Big Science Bundle Pack</strong> <strong> Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook</strong> <strong> Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit</strong>
TheGingerTeacher
4th and 5th Grade Energy - Renewable and Non-Renewable  w/Engineering Challenge

4th and 5th Grade Energy - Renewable and Non-Renewable w/Engineering Challenge

This NGSS lesson with a STEM component is cross-curricular, contains an engineering challenge and helps students distinguish between the pros and cons of both renewable and non-renewable resources. It is hand-on and engaging science with CCSS integrated. This unit contains: A teaching PPT (also in PDF) of renewable energy resources. A teaching PPT (also in PDF) of non-renewable energy resources Student Engineering Challenge - student pages and teacher Presentation Interactive workbook pages for the entire unit CLOZE reading Lesson plan and complete instructions included. Thematic lesson that is differentiated and ENGAGING! And so Much More 86 pages in all. Check out my blogs at: http://www.instructionalstrategiesteachingtipsandtricks.com/ www.storytimebyelizabeth.com
elizabethpinotti