Pupils investigate the human skeleton and skeletal growth. They measure and compare different bones and make predictions regarding skeletal development and age. Find more resources at www.sigmascience.co.uk
Pupils observe and compare the skeleton of a human and three other animals. They look for and identify similarities and differences while raising and answering questions about different bony structures. Find more resources at www.sigmascience.co.uk
The book is designed to support new and existing science teachers. It put together a number of old and new ways to inspire students and engage them in their learning. This is particularly useful for new and trainee science teachers as it gives ideas and guidance, all in one place.
This is a merge of the 3 book in the series of making science engaging and memorable through the use of investigations and demonstrations.
This book contains all 150 demonstrations and investigations from the 3 books that are also available separately.
A bank of 6 resources to support the investigation of hand spans. Included in the pack: the presentation of the Science issue faced by Alex the Astronaut with step-by-step investigation instructions, diagrams to aid learning, including making a prediction, collecting data, presenting data, interpreting data and making a conclusion; the lesson plan; the recording table; prediction stars; conclusion comments and investigation questions to be used to extend learning or as an assessment tool.
This resource can be used from year 2 upwards and the differentiated questions helps with this. You can use all or part of the presentation to support your investigation lesson. Maths and English objectives are linked cross-curricular here also.
End of unit science assessment for Y4 'Living things and their habitats' topic .
A range of questions from basic recall to data analysis and reasoning/explanations, to suit all abilities of learner.
22 questions over 4 pages. Total marks - 43
Mark scheme provided for answers.
Ideal for finishing off the series of 'Living things and their habitats' lessons.
Ideal practise for if children later do the KS2 science sampling SATs.
Everything you need to teach a Living Things and Their Habitats science topic for a half term.
6 lessons, including planning, PowerPoints and resources. Mastery questions included throughout to develop children's critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills. Also there is an end of topic assessment paper and answer paper. Some lessons may take 2 or more session as they have more than one learning activity or an outdoor learning activity prior to the main learning task.
Lots of opportunities for out door learning - in the school grounds or locality.
Lesson plans and PowerPoints are explicit and easy to follow.
Where equipment is needed for experiments, equipment lists are provided on the lesson plans, although you will also need any bug hunting equipment that your school has.
All lessons have 3 differentiated follow-up tasks, with supporting resources. Most are provided, the rest are explained on the PowerPoints. There are also some opportunities for mixed ability paired/ small group work.
All lessons have an interesting starter, either 'who am I' or a 'fact or fiction' fact about living things - again to develop children's critical thinking skills, scientific reasoning and explanations.
Lessons recap, revisit and build upon children's prior knowledge. The repetition during the recapping sections of the lessons are great for supporting children with retaining information.
Throughout the lessons, there are thought provoking 'mastery' style questions, to encourage children to think critically, reason and explain.
There are opportunities for peer assessment.
We are learning to's include:
to classify living things;
to identify and name living things;
to use a classification key to identify vertebrates and invertebrates;
to use a classification key to identify the 5 vertebrate groups;
to identify invertebrate groups in their own habitat;
to understand how environments change and the dangers this can cause for wildlife.
Opportunity to develop science skills is also covered.
Links to 2014 National Curriculum are made clear on each lesson plan.
Cross-curricular links are also made.
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