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Leading the pick of the TES Connect resources this week is a lesson involving multicoloured chocolate treats. Surely it's too early in the school year to resort to bribery for good behaviour?

1. Smarties pants

What is it? A chart to record the results of a data-handling investigation

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Tantalising pictures of Smarties tubes add colour to worksheets on which children count and record data.


2. Lost in space

What is it? A planning sheet to create a brochure for holidays in outer space

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? It taps into younger children's fascination with galaxies beyond our own.


3. Eye player

What is it? A PowerPoint introducing different parts of the eye

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Photos and diagrams clearly explain the eye's structure and function.


4. Questions, questions

What is it? An observation sheet with space for comments on aspects of questioning

Who is it for? Whole school

Why is it hot? Structured and uncomplicated, this makes it easy to track the variety of questions used in a lesson.


5. Origami unfolded

What is it? Handouts that demonstrate how to use paper to make shapes, including a 3D hexagon-based football

Who is it for? 7-13s

Why is it hot? Hands-on, ready to print and easy to use.


6. Laser teaser

What is it? Presentations on making a mobile phone stand by laser cutting

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Boosts students' motivation by helping them to create something they can use.


7. Words made flesh

What is it? A literacy display for physical education vocabulary

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? A must-have for any PE department, these attractive word- of-the-week posters cover many key phrases and terms.


8. Pillars of wisdom

What is it? Presentation and handouts introducing the Five Pillars of Islam

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? With detailed information sheets and a drama-themed plenary, this is a thoughtful and lively approach.


9. Laws and order

What is it? A presentation on Newton's laws and momentum, with a collection of worksheets

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? Older students can engage in a playful way with these crucial concepts by making paper aeroplanes.


10. Thought police

What is it? Activity sheets for psychology on eyewitness testimony and interviewing

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Helps students to understand how witnesses can be influenced by leading questions.


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