KS2 Primary Science - Living Things and Their Habitats: Kingfisher Tales

KS2 Primary Science - Living Things and Their Habitats: Kingfisher Tales

This 14 page resource is suitable for Key Stage 2 Primary Science Living Things and their Habitats and provides fun and interesting information about the kingfisher, identification, its scientific name, its habitat, its food sources, its breeding season, its territory, legislation and protection, competition from other species and also some fun historical facts. The resource also provides an explanation of the nitrification cycle and how this affects rivers and fish (knock on effect for the kingfisher). There is a table of key terms (which are coloured and emboldened throughout the text. There is a crossword style quiz which provides a word in the shaded squares and 20 Y/N questions to test learners understanding of the information within the resource. There is also an activity for outdoor learning (children must be supervised at all times by water). Answers are included. A great way for children to learn about a bird species, habitats, breeding and feeding cycle and how it depends on water quality and other creatures to survive.
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KS1 Plant Science Slideshow

KS1 Plant Science Slideshow

This 8 slide presentation is suitable as a lesson starter for Key Stage 1 learners embarking on a course of study about the science of plants and covers parts of a flowering plant, chlorophyll, photosynthesis and pollination. There is a slide at the end describing reproduction. Each slide is designed as a question which is then answered via the tick boxes at the bottom of the slide and by parts of the plant (petals, leaf, roots), the sun or a bee appearing after an interval. Each slide has teacher notes.
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Key Stage 1/2 Basic Botany - Plant Science

Key Stage 1/2 Basic Botany - Plant Science

This 4 page activity is designed for Key Stage 1 or 2 learners who are embarking on a course of study in primary science (Plants) and need to know how plants work in a basic way. This resource covers 2 pages of explanation about parts of a plant (petals, stem, leaves, roots) and explains how each component works covering photosynthesis and chlorophyll, nutrients (basic) and pollination. There is also a pictorial section describing reproduction of flowering plants. This is followed by 2 pages of activities covering 4 activities/questions (draw an image of a plant and label each part, label reproductive parts of the plan shown, questions on chlorophyll and photosynthesis. Answers are provided.
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Safety Advice for Ponds and River Visits

Safety Advice for Ponds and River Visits

Ponds and rivers are a great resource for enthusing learners and enabling them to earn outside the classroom. However school visits to waterways can present many hazards to health and safety and these can come from different sources, such as plants, bacteria and insects. This FREE 3 page resource provides useful and important safety advice and guidance on conducting school visits to ponds or rivers. The guide covers: Physical safety Water Borne Disease Poisonous Plants Invasive Plants and the Law Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Transferring Disease and Cleaning Equipment
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