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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
Habitats and food chains - mixed up food chains
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Habitats and food chains - mixed up food chains

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KS1 Science: Habitats and food chains - mixed up food chains Use this real life picture cut and stick activity to support the learning of food chains in KS1. This download also includes a food web to encourage greater depth pupils to consider their future learning. 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. 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.
Solar System Wordsearch
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Solar System Wordsearch

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KS2 Science: Earth and Space Help children secure key vocabulary for their Earth and Space topic in KS2 Science with this word search. This download complements our book ‘Earth and Space: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Leaf Classification Key
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Leaf Classification Key

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KS2 Science: Plants Get children to complete and then make their own classification keys. Have children approach their work scientifically with this structured worksheet. This download complements our book ‘Plants: 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.
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
The Building of Stonehenge Information Sheet
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The Building of Stonehenge Information Sheet

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KS2 Science: Earth and Space Help teach children all about the Sun Temple, Stone Henge, in their Earth and Space topic in KS2 Science, or as part of KS2 History. Cross-curiculular links: These information sheets could be used as part of a guided reading session. Stone Age (KS2 History) This download complements our book ‘Earth and Space: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
Shadow Art
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Shadow Art

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KS2 Science: Light and Cross Curricular Art Introduce children to the art work of VIncent Bal, shadowologist. Get them to consider how he creates his artwork and experiment with their own shadow work. This download complements our book ‘Light: Let’s Investigate’ from our KS2 Science Essentials series. For more information, downloads and to purchase our books, please visit www.rubytuesdaybooks.com
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.
My life human cycle
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My life human cycle

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KS1 Science: My life cycle Use this activity with its quality questioning to help teach the life cycle of humans in KS1 Science. It complements our book ‘Growing and Changing’ 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: Animals, including humans Statutory requirements: Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals for survival. 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. They should also be introduced to the processes of reproduction and growth in animals. 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 answers to their questions.
Is it a Reversible or an Irreversible Change?
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Is it a Reversible or an Irreversible Change?

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KS2 Science: Solids, Liquids and Gases Support children’s understanding of reversible and irreversible changes with this investigation. Get pupils to approach their investigations scientifically with this structured worksheet. 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
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
Clothes for all seasons
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Clothes for all seasons

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KS1 Science: Seasonal changes - Clothes for all seasons Use this activity to teach Science in KS1 by discussing what clothes are appropriate during the different seasons. 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.
Everyday materials quiz
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Everyday materials quiz

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KS1 Science: Materials - Everyday materials quiz A fun quiz which covers materials, their properties and suitability for different purposes. A great way to finish your materials topic. It could be done in teams or as individuals, or used for assessment. It complements our book ‘Everyday materials’ 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: Everyday materials Statutory: Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties. Notes and guidance (non-statutory) Pupils should explore, name, discuss and raise and answer questions about everyday materials so that they become familiar with the names of materials and properties such as: hard/soft; stretchy/stiff; shiny/dull; rough/smooth; bendy/not bendy; waterproof/not waterproof; absorbent/not absorbent; opaque/transparent. Pupils should explore and experiment with a wide variety of materials, not only those listed in the programme of study, but including for example: brick, paper, fabrics, elastic, foil. Pupils might work scientifically by: performing simple tests to explore questions, for example: ‘What is the best material for an umbrella? …for lining a dog basket? …for curtains? …for a bookshelf? …for a gymnast’s leotard?’ Year 2 Science: Uses of everyday materials Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should identify and discuss the uses of different everyday materials so that they become familiar with how some materials are used for more than one thing (metal can be used for coins, cans, cars and table legs; wood can be used for matches, floors, and telegraph poles) or different materials are used for the same thing (spoons can be made from plastic, wood, metal, but not normally from glass). They should think about the properties of materials that make them suitable or unsuitable for particular purposes and they should be encouraged to think about unusual and creative uses for everyday materials.
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.
Is It A Light Source?
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Is It A Light Source?

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KS2 Science: Light Investigate whether everyday items are light sources or not, using this cardboard box activity. Use the worksheets to help structure scientific inquiry and thinking. Help eliminate the myth that objects that reflect light are light sources. This download complements our book ‘Light: 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 - how do stems work? Celery experiment.
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KS1 Science: Plants - how do stems work? Celery experiment.

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Fully resourced celery experiment to observe how stems work. Quality scientific questioning to engage in intrigued children and scaffold learning. It complements our book ‘Roots, stems, leaves and flowers’ 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 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. Year 2 Science: Plants Statutory requirements: Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should be introduced to the requirements of plants for gemination, 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.
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
Build a bird's nest
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Build a bird's nest

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KS1 Science: Build a bird’s nest Use this worksheet to carry out a hands-on investigation making a bird’s nest in a KS1 Science lesson. 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: KS1: Working scientifically Statutory requirements: Using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils in years 1 and 2 should explore the world around them and raise their own questions. They should experience different types of scientific enquiries, including practical activities, and begin to recognise ways in which they might answer scientific questions. Year 1: Animals, including humans Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils should use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about animals in their habitat. Year 1: Everyday materials Statutory requirements: Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Year 1: Seasonal changes Statutory requirements: Observe changes across the four seasons. Year 1: Everyday materials Statutory requirements: Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Year 2: 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, and how they depend on each other. Year 2: Use 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. Notes and guidance (non-statutory): Pupils might work scientifically by: comparing the uses of everyday materials in and around the school with materials found in other places (at home, the journey to school, on visits, and in stories, rhymes and songs); observing closely, identifying and classifying the uses of different materials, and recording their observations.
KS1 Science: Plants - Let’s grow a sunflower!
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KS1 Science: Plants - Let’s grow a sunflower!

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Grow a sunflower to discover what things plants need to survive. Cross curricular activities: English - writing a sunflower diary Maths - recording sunflower growth in a bar chart. 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. 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 gemination, 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.