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Let’s investigate a micro-habitat
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Let’s investigate a micro-habitat

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KS1 Science: Habitats - let’s investigate a micro-habitat Use this tick box worksheet to help children explore a micro-habitat. It complements our book ‘Habitats and Food Chains’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2 Science: Living things and their habitats Statutory requirements: Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, anyhow they depend on each other. Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should raise and answer questions that help them to become familiar with the life processes that are common in all living things. Pupils should be introduced to the terms ‘habitat’ and ‘micro-habitat’. They should raise and answer questions about the local environment that help them identify and study a variety of plants and animals within their habitat and observe how living things depend on each other. Pupils should compare animals in familiar habitat with animals found in less familiar habitats, for example, on the seashore, in woodland, in the ocean, in the rainforest.
Putting Water Resistance To The Test!
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Putting Water Resistance To The Test!

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KS2 Science: Forces and Magnets Use this investigation to help children understand water resistance, stream lined shapes and speed. Get pupils to approach their investigations scientifically with this structured worksheet. This download complements our book ‘Forces and Magnets: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
KS1 Science: Plants - Seeds on the move
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KS1 Science: Plants - Seeds on the move

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Use these information and investigation worksheets to get pupils thinking about seed dispersal. Cross curricular art and design activity of designing a seed. It complements our book ‘From a tiny seed to a mighty tree’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about plants growing in their habitat. Pupils might keep records of how plants have changed over time, for example the leaves falling off trees and buds opening; and compare and contrast what they have found out about different plants. Year 2 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should use the local environment throughout the year to observe how different plants grow. Pupils should be introduced to the requirements of plants for germination, growth and survival, as well as to the processes of reproduction and growth in plants Pupils might work scientifically by: observing and recording, with some accuracy, the growth of a variety of plants as they change over time from a seed or bulb, or observing similar plants at different stages of growth; setting up a comparative test to show that plants need light and water to stay healthy.
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Fact Sheet
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Fact Sheet

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Perfect for an assembly, early morning work and alongside science work on materials, this fact sheet is guaranteed to get children engaged and discussing the important issue of the impact of plastics on our environment. Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of recycling has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with this free resource. Suitable for both KS1 and KS2. This fact sheet complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
KWL grid - Is It Living or Non-Living?
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KWL grid - Is It Living or Non-Living?

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Get children to consider what they know and what they want to know about living things in science lessons. Complete the final column ‘what did you learn?’ at the end of the topic. This reflective practice will create eager scientists always contemplating their next line of enquiry. This resource complements our book ‘Is It Living or Non-Living?’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Forces and Magnets - Quiz
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Forces and Magnets - Quiz

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KS2 Science: Forces and Magnets Help children revise their knowledge of the forces and magnets with this fun quiz. Great to use to finish a forces and magnets topic in KS2 Science, or to assess some of their knowledge at the beginning of the topic. This download complements our book ‘Forces and Magnets: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Managing Our Emotions and Thoughts
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Managing Our Emotions and Thoughts

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KS2 Science: The Human Body Get children to reflect on their mental health and situations where they have felt out of control with this CBT style information and work sheet. Include a structured reflection on an incident into the following categories: what were you thinking; what did you physically feel; how did you behave and what emotions were you feeling. This download complements our book ‘The Human Body: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Microplastics in the Ocean
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Microplastics in the Ocean

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Get children to really consider their impact on the environment. This resource includes an information sheet on plastics in the ocean and a multiple choice worksheet on how long it takes for different materials to biodegrade. This resource complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit: www.rubytuesdaybooks.com Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of our impact on the planet has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with these free resources. This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Science - Year 1 Materials Statutory requirements Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Science - Year 2 Uses of everyday materials Statutory requirements Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching (could include biodegrading) Extracurricular Children to learn about their wider responsibilities in their communities.
Forces and Magnets: Gravity In Action
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Forces and Magnets: Gravity In Action

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KS2 Science: Forces and Magnets Help children understand gravity and air resistance with this gravity investigation. Get pupils to approach their investigations scientifically with these structured worksheets. This download complements our book ‘Forces and Magnets: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Let’s eat! Healthy food plate information
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Let’s eat! Healthy food plate information

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KS1 Science: Animals, including humans - Let’s eat! Get children to understand the four main food groups with these bright and engaging information sheets. Includes a healthy food plate. They complement our book ‘Keeping Me Healthy’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2 Science: Animals, including humans Statutory requirements: Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the basic needs of animals for survival, as well as the importance of exercise and nutrition for humans. Pupils might work scientifically by: observing, through video or first-hand observation and measurement, how different animals, including humans, grow; asking questions about what things animals need for survival and what humans need to stay healthy; and suggesting ways to find answer to their questions.
What habitats do snails prefer?
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What habitats do snails prefer?

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KS1 Science: Habitats - what habitats do snails prefer? Use these resources to get pupils to investigate the habitat of snails, go on a snail hunt and then design a snail habitat. This investigation also includes maths targets of using a tally and bar chart. It complements our book ‘Habitats and Food Chains’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2 Science: Living things and their habitats Statutory requirements: Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, anyhow they depend on each other. Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should raise and answer questions that help them to become familiar with the life processes that are common in all living things. Pupils should be introduced to the terms ‘habitat’ and ‘micro-habitat’. They should raise and answer questions about the local environment that help them identify and study a variety of plants and animals within their habitat and observe how living things depend on each other. Pupils should compare animals in familiar habitat with animals found in less familiar habitats, for example, on the seashore, in woodland, in the ocean, in the rainforest. Year 2 Maths: Statistics Statutory requirements: Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.
Solids, Liquids and Gases - Word Search
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Solids, Liquids and Gases - Word Search

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KS2 Science: Solids, Liquids and Gases Help children secure key vocabulary for their Solids, Liquids and Gases topic in KS2 Science with this word search. This download complements our book ‘Solids, Liquids and Gases: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Let's Cause Some Friction!
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Let's Cause Some Friction!

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KS2 Science: Forces and Magnets Help children understand the force of friction with this DIY ramp investigation. Get pupils to approach their investigations scientifically with these structured worksheets. This download complements our book ‘Forces and Magnets: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
A newt’s life
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A newt’s life

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KS1 Science: Animals - A newt’s life Information on a newt’s life cycle. It complements our book ‘Wings, paws, scales and claws’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Animals Statutory Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals Notes and guidance (non-statutory) Pupils should become familiar with the common names of some fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including those that are kept as pets. Year 2 Science: Animals Statutory Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) Notes and guidance (non-statutory) The following examples might be used: egg, chick, chicken; egg, caterpillar, pupa, butterfly; spawn, tadpole, frog; lamb, sheep. Growing into adults can include reference to baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult.
Dandelion seeds and roots investigation
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Dandelion seeds and roots investigation

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‘Are you stronger than a dandelion’s root?’ and ‘How many seeds does a dandelion flower produce?’ investigations. This download includes: nformation, structured investigations and scientific questions for pupils to answer. It complements our book ‘From a tiny seed to a mighty tree’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Word Search
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Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: Word Search

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Perfect for early morning work and alongside science work on materials, this word search will get children engaged and discussing the important issue of the impact of plastics on our environment. Since the airing of Blue Planet 2, awareness of plastics and the importance of recycling has been on everyones lips - keep the discussion going with this free resource. Suitable for both KS1 and KS2. See also our free fact sheet. This word search complements our book ‘Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
KS1 Science: Plants - life cycle of an oak tree
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KS1 Science: Plants - life cycle of an oak tree

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Life cycle of an oak tree. This a cross curricular activity as there is a writing task - a comic strip of the life of an oak tree, including a word bank. It complements our book ‘From a tiny seed to a mighty tree’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about plants growing in their habitat. Where possible, they should observe growth of flowers and vegetables that they have planted. Pupils might keep records of how plants have changed over time, for example the leaves falling off trees and buds opening; and compare and contrast what they have found out about different plants. Year 2 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
Seasonal changes - Why do leaves change colour in Autumn?
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Seasonal changes - Why do leaves change colour in Autumn?

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KS1 Science: Seasonal changes - Why do leaves change colour in Autumn? Use this activity to teach Science in KS1 by discussing how some trees change during Autumn. It complements our book ‘What’s the Season?’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1: Seasonal Changes Statutory requirements Observe changes across the four seasons. Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies. Note and guidance (non-statutory) Pupils might work scientifically by: making tables and charts about the weather; and making displays of what happens in the world around them, including day length, as the seasons change.
Your heart, lungs and blood booklet
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Your heart, lungs and blood booklet

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KS1 Science: Animals, including humans - Your heart, lungs and blood booklet Use this booklet to teach about the heart, lungs and blood in KS1 and KS2. This informative booklet would be ideal for cross curricular learning too - why not use it in a guided reading session or as a WAGOLL for non-fiction writing? It complements our book ‘Keeping Me Healthy’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 1 Science: Animals, including humans Statutory requirements: Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should have plenty of opportunities to learn the names of the main body parts (including head, neck, arms, elbows, legs, knees, face, ears, eyes, hair, mouth, teeth) through games, actions and songs Year 2 Science: Animals, including humans Statutory requirements: Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the basic needs of animals for survival, as well as the importance of exercise and nutrition for humans. Pupils might work scientifically by: observing, through video or first-hand observation and measurement, how different animals, including humans, grow; asking questions about what things animals need for survival and what humans need to stay healthy; and suggesting ways to find answer to their questions.
Alive, once alive, never alive.
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Alive, once alive, never alive.

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KS1 Science: Living things and their habitats - Alive, once alive, never alive. Use these bright, real life pictures to support understanding of whether objects are alive, once alive or never alive. Includes the answers and further information. Highlights misconceptions in this area. It complements our book ‘Is it living or non-living’ from our FUNdamental Science series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com This download helps meet the following National Curriculum targets: Year 2 Science: Living things and their habitats Statutory: Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive Notes and guidance (non-statutory) Pupils should be introduced to the idea that all living things have certain characteristics that are essential for keeping them alive and healthy. They should raise and answer questions that help them to become familiar with the life processes that are common to all living things. Pupils might work scientifically by: sorting and classifying things according to whether they are living, dead or were never alive, and recording their findings using charts. They should describe how they decided where to place things, exploring questions for example: ‘Is a flame alive? Is a deciduous tree dead in winter?’ and talk about ways of answering their questions.