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KS2 Science Investigation Mat

KS2 Science Investigation Mat

A word mat/ key aspects mat for KS2 children, particularly Year 5 and 6, to help them in writing up scientific investigations. Included are four key sections, getting children to think about what to include in their methodology/ what they're doing, the prediction, results and conclusion. Also included is a section about fair tests and a list of words that may be used and what they require of them e.g. list, compare, analyse.
krisgreg30
Forms of Energy and Types of Energy A3 MELTS Poster

Forms of Energy and Types of Energy A3 MELTS Poster

This high quality poster is ideal for your classroom wall, bulletin board or science display. It makes a great anchor for students (and teacher) to refer to. I have included 5 designs with different colored tittles to fit your room decor. Enjoy.
Kiwilander
Year 4 Topic 'The Illuminations'

Year 4 Topic 'The Illuminations'

Year 4 topic and English planning for a topic based on Blackpool Illuminations. Includes 8 weeks topic planning covering local area in geography, electricity in science and electrical systems in DT. The planning also includes 3 week English unit based on Dan Worsley story The Myth of the Poolie, 2 week English unit based on Brenda Williams seaside poetry and 3 week English unit based on persuasive adverts.
comenius
Working Scientifically with MakeyMakey in Years 5 & 6

Working Scientifically with MakeyMakey in Years 5 & 6

Make Working Scientifically more fun with MakeyMakey! This resource has been designed to use as a way to teach the Working Scientifically objectives apart from the core science objectives. In the past, I have used the lessons with the class as a way to reinforce the concept of a fair test, as well as different types of variables. The pack has been broken up into objectives for Years 3 & 4 followed up on Years 5 & 6. Using the MakeyMakey gives the children the opportunity to go deeper into concepts, combining them with engineering, design and core science. Children can also create products with the littleBits to present their findings from enquiries and conclusions as a way to show their understanding. A link is also provided should you want to access the file for editing and sharing on Google Classroom or Seesaw.
erinbrasington
Working Scientifically with MakeyMakey in Years 3 & 4

Working Scientifically with MakeyMakey in Years 3 & 4

Make Working Scientifically more fun with MakeyMakey! This resource has been designed to use as a way to teach the Working Scientifically objectives apart from the core science objectives. In the past, I have used the lessons with the class as a way to reinforce the concept of a fair test, as well as different types of variables. The pack has been broken up into objectives for Years 3 & 4. Using the MakeyMakey gives the children the opportunity to go deeper into concepts, combining them with engineering, design and core science. Children can also create products with the littleBits to present their findings from enquiries and conclusions as a way to show their understanding.
erinbrasington
Wind Power Challenge in Welsh

Wind Power Challenge in Welsh

Our popular power challenge is a hands on STEM challenge suitable for pupils 7-18. Pupils design a simple wind turbine to lift a cup off the floor. As well as for use in lessons it is perfect for STEM clubs, transition and can be used to gain a CREST award. Materials also available in English. Go to www.practicalaction.org/wind-power-challenge-stem where you will also find a renewable energy poster you can request for free.
PracticalAction
Working Scientifically with littleBits for Year 5 and 6

Working Scientifically with littleBits for Year 5 and 6

This resource has been designed to use as a way to teach the Working Scientifically objectives apart from the core science objectives. In the past, I have used the lessons with the class as a way to reinforce the concept of a fair test, as well as different types of variables. The pack has been broken up into objectives for Years 5 & 6. Using the littleBits gives the children the opportunity to go deeper into concepts, combining them with engineering, design and core science. Children can also create products with the littleBits to present their findings from enquiries and conclusions as a way to show their understanding. A link is also provided should you want to access the file for editing and sharing on Google Classroom or Seesaw.
erinbrasington
Working Scientifically with littleBits for Years 3 and 4

Working Scientifically with littleBits for Years 3 and 4

This resource has been designed to use as a way to teach the Working Scientifically objectives apart from the core science objectives. In the past, I have used the lessons with the class as a way to reinforce the concept of a fair test, as well as different types of variables. The pack has been broken up into objectives for Years 3 & 4. Using the littleBits gives the children the opportunity to go deeper into concepts, combining them with engineering, design and core science. Children can also create products with the littleBits to present their findings from enquiries and conclusions as a way to show their understanding.
erinbrasington
Mission to Mars: Topic Unit Plan (6 Weeks)

Mission to Mars: Topic Unit Plan (6 Weeks)

Children will consider what needs to be accomplished to make life on Mars sustainable. There are also opportunities for narrative and non-fiction writing. Included Outcomes: 1. Design a Mission Badge (e-textiles) 2. Timeline of the space program/space shuttles 3. Evaluation of primary and secondary sources related to space missions 4. Study of ecosystems to bring to Mars 5. Design a Mars Rover (littleBits) 6. Narrative writing related to a Mission to Mars
erinbrasington
Mission to Mars: Design a Mars Rover with littleBits

Mission to Mars: Design a Mars Rover with littleBits

This resource has been designed to use as a guide to designing a Mars Rover with littleBits. Children will first look at previous Mars Rovers and their jobs before designing, making, and evaluating their own Rovers. This Outcome will allow children to use the Design - Make - Evaluate - Technical Knowledge threads of the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s Design & Technology document. littleBits don’t have to exclusively be used for the Outcome - Lego Robotics (WeDo) and simple circuit kits can also be used. Teachers are encouraged to also have thin card, sugar paper and adhesives available to create the rovers with the circuits inside. What's Included: - Curriculum Links - Handouts **Link also included to digital file for editing and sharing on learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Seesaw.
erinbrasington
Living in a Material World - STEAM resource

Living in a Material World - STEAM resource

This unit of work describes four one-hour lessons that are based on the Year 5 statutory and non-statutory requirements for ‘Properties and changes of materials’ in the Science Programmes of Study, National Curriculum for England. The emphasis is on the use of the body to show material properties and the changes that can happen to a material. The first three lessons are intended to complement classroom learning and experiments. The non-statutory guidance suggests that students ‘should find out how chemists create new materials’ and in the final lesson, students improvise a significant material-related invention – the sticky or Post-it note. In their exploration of the invention, they will learn how the invention came about because of a frustrating situation that led to a real need for reusable bookmarks and how the original material created by Spencer Silver was adapted for this purpose by a colleague also working at 3M. Therefore an important teaching point is that collaborative practices were key in the invention process. This unit of work was published in Teaching Drama magazine, Autumn 1, 2017/2018
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