Get hands on with science at home! Make your own lava lamp using resources you most likely already have at home, or you can easily purchase from a supermarket.
A fun activity that most primary and secondary students can engage with (ideally suited to KS2/KS3). Includes a list of resources, easy to follow method, scientific description of how it works, things to think about and questions to answer.
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A flow chart for pupils to use to decide if something is an element (atomic or molecular), compound or mixture.
Useful to generate pupil discussion about what the difference is between elements, compounds and mixtures.
Worksheet for balancing chemical equations. Used as a starter after a lesson on balancing equations. Pupils balance the equations using m&m's- they place the sweets in the blue boxes beneath the equations to visually represent each atom. Used about 3 share bags of m&m's with a class working in pairs. Delivered to a year 8 class but suitable for KS4 too.
A science placemat to print in A3 and laminate. Stick a few down on tables or around the edge of the room so pupils can use them as a self-help resource. Includes naming common equipment, units, drawing graphs, designing experiment and other core skills for science at KS3/4.
Placemat is in Word format so feel free to edit it in any way you wish to suit your classes needs.
NOTE: check format before printing- format may be skewed if opening in different versions of word so check before printing, you may have to rearrange things slightly.