#### Topical Science Update - February 2018

February's Topical Science Update featuring Human Exoskeletons, Artificial Intelligence, Fake Stars and British Science Week

#### What Does an Engineer Do?

Instead of the age old joke, How many ( ) does it take to screw in a light bulb, ask your students, &quot;How many engineers does it take to make your favorite toy?&quot; Their answers will surprise you! This PowerPoint program shows your students that at least five, and probably more, engineers were involved in the making of a toy truck. The last slide offers students the opportunity to think about all the engineers who were involved in making their own favorite toy!

#### Workshop Tools Bunting with Name and Photo - Keywords

12 flags each with an image of a tool and keyword title Colourful resource to instantly brighten a workshop/classroom

#### KS 2 Bundle

Full bundle of resources for KS 2 including SOW, lesson plans, assessment and activities for a full range of curriculum areas; including Science, Literacy, Maths, Tudors, Drama, Dance, Egypt.

A page of facebook thumbs up 'like' buttons that can be printed and laminated. I use these during self and peer assessment both individual and group. Students are able to 'like' a piece of work, which initiates discussion.

#### Winter Olympics South Korea 2018 Mega Bundle

This MEGA Winter Olympic Games Bundle has everything you need to make a fun and engagin unit before, during and after the Olympic game period. It includes 3 writing activities, math challenges, stem activities, and other fun stuff. Winter Olympics CSI: The Case of the Missing Gold Medal STEM activity This CSI themed multiplication and division activity will engage students by taking them on a journey to solve Winter Olympic Games math problems and puzzles. Students narrow down the suspects by completing the activities and marking them off from the suspect list until one person is left. Who stole the Gold Medal? This case includes Clue 1: Solving Division Problems Clue 2: True or False Multiplication Clue 3: Multiplication and Division Sequence Clue 4: Moving up and down 10's, 100's amd 1000's Clue 5: Multiplication and Division Cryptogram Winter Olympic Games South Korea PyeongChan 2018 Narrative Writing Scenario Winter Olympics in PyeongChan is upon us. This Visually stunning writing scenario takes the audience on a journey to the Olympics in first person. Included in this pack is a PowerPoint Presentation to show your students. The bigger the screen the better as these are high quality images. During the show, students discuss and fill in the 5 senses chart provided. These notes will help direct the students in their writing with a vocabulary rich story. Winter Olympic Games South Korea PyeongChan 2018 Newspaper Writing Scenario Winter Olympics in PyeongChan is upon us. This Visually stunning writing scenario takes the audience on a journey to the PyeongChan Winter Olympics as a Newspaper reporter. During this presentation an Ice Hockey game is played out, with one country accused of cheating. Everything is included in this pack to make every student successful.Photos are taken and quotes are given. Included in this pack is a PowerPoint Presentation to show your students. The bigger the screen the better as these are high quality images. During the show, students discuss and fill in the graphic organizers that are included. These notes will help direct the students in their writing with a detailed, accurate and rich story. Then complete the included newspaper templates. STEM Winter Olympic Raising the Flag 2018: Engineering Math Challenge The Winter Olympics is here This STEM challenge includes both an engineering challenge and sheets for students to work out the median, mean, range and mode in the context of creating a flag pole that raises the Olympic flag the highest. Students are asked to both record and graph their results. This challenge is perfect for the Olympic games and includes everything you need to actively engage your students in team work. Winter Olympic Games South Korea PyeongChan 2018 Word Search Find A word find with the Winter Olympic Sports to be found. A great fill in time for winter or a lead in for a bigger project. Winter Olympic Games South Korea PyeongChan 2018 Hundreds Chart Hidden Picture This fun Winter Olympic hidden picture will engage and excite your students. Everything you need is included. Just print and go. No preparation required. This pack includes 2 Olympic themed Hundreds Chart Hidden Pictures. They include the rings and the torch STEM Winter Olympic The Luge 2018: Engineering Math Challenge This STEM challenge includes both an engineering challenge and sheets for students to work out the median, mean, range and mode in the context of creating the fastest Luge.. Students are asked to both record and graph their results. This challenge is perfect for the Olympic games and includes everything you need to actively engage your students in team work.

#### Co-operative learning activity 'History of Toys Timeline' KS1

This resource can be used with KS1 children to help learn about the history of toys. It is a co-operative learning activity, whereby children work in partners (one having Timeline A, one having Timeline B). They must use the other person's timeline to help complete their own. Images courtesy of Creative Commons/Free Stock photos.

#### Digital Stickers for Assessment with Science

Use a visual form of assessment that the children can see in real time as you comment on their online work using Google Apps. This resource has been created to use in the assessment of online resources and includes comments for Working Scientifically objectives across Key Stages 1 and 2. 33 digital stickers can be added from the zip file or copy and pasted from Google Slides. ------------- You might also like: Working Scientifically with littleBits for Years 3 and 4 Working Scientifically with Energy Bites for Years 5 &amp; 6 Working Scientifically with Crayons for Years 1 &amp; 2 - STEAM Unit

#### Christmas: Zombie activity, quizzes and bad Santa activity.

A) Zombie activity - save Christmas from the zombie horde and turn them human again. B) Quizzes - 200+ PowerPoint pages of quiz questions, 12 separate rounds (Maths, English, Geography, Observation, Thinking, Sport, Pop music, Video, Biology, Physics, Chemistry etc). C) Save Christmas from Santa's brother Safcut who intends to hijack Santa's sleigh and steal all the children's presents!. All you'll need for this Christmas and for many years to come!