What's hot?

27th June 2014 at 01:00
This week's pick of TES Connect resources celebrate inspirational figures including Anne Frank, Florence Nightingale and Marie Curie. Other topics include farms, football, product design and the private life of penguins. What's not to love?

1 Penguins primer

What is it? An introduction to penguins

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? This visually impressive presentation includes key words about the flightless birds and details on how they live. It also covers numeracy.


2 Football plotting

What is it? A graph-reading maths activity themed around the football World Cup

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Taps in to the international passion for the tournament with graphs that show the number of goals scored by different countries.


3 Medicine women

What is it? Resources on three landmark figures in the history of medicine: Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie and Elizabeth Blackwell

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Helps children to grasp the significance and historical context of these women's achievements.


4 Well vegucated

What is it? Question cards about fruit and vegetables for a geography class

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Works well for farming lessons, with a focus on both common and less-familiar fresh produce.


5 Cuerpo canto

What is it? A song in Spanish to teach pupils the names of body parts

Who is it for? 7-13s

Why is it hot? Makes vocabulary stick by getting children up and moving.


6 Frank truth

What is it? Two English lessons based around Anne Frank's diary

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Includes well-chosen extracts to bring to life the perils faced by Frank in her short life.


7 Food forethought

What is it? A booklet looking at the skills required to cook different types of food

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? The carefully planned, child-friendly handouts are supported by Assessment for Learning strategies.


8 Industry insider

What is it? A revision pack for an exam on the music industry

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Detailed notes give students a solid foundation to build on, while an extensive revision quiz uses a variety of questions to check understanding.


9 Tourist trail

What is it? A travel and tourism revision guide

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Mixes short topic summaries, important definitions and details to remember with practice exam questions for each section.


10 Bottled up

What is it? Eight product-analysis worksheets for design and technology students

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? Drives home core principles by focusing on everyday items such as chairs, baby bottles and vacuum cleaners.


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