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WHIZZ POP BANG is a monthly magazine brimming with top-quality science for children aged six to twelve. Our NEW downloadable resources link hands-on science experiments with key curriculum topics for years 2 to 6. The resources include lesson plans, hands-on investigations, PowerPoint presentations, games, science texts and guided reading comprehensions – all aimed at making science fun and engaging for children and teachers alike!

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WHIZZ POP BANG is a monthly magazine brimming with top-quality science for children aged six to twelve. Our NEW downloadable resources link hands-on science experiments with key curriculum topics for years 2 to 6. The resources include lesson plans, hands-on investigations, PowerPoint presentations, games, science texts and guided reading comprehensions – all aimed at making science fun and engaging for children and teachers alike!
Yr3 Science lesson on fossils
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Yr3 Science lesson on fossils

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This lesson pack for year 3 , linking to the topics Rocks, explains how fossils are formed. Have you ever dreamed of discovering a dinosaur? Palaeontologist Steve Brusatte explains how you do it, as well as how to evacuate them safely. This pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan A PowerPoint presentation explaining how fossils are formed Instructions for a fossils experiment Instructions for an extra activity to make and excavate your own fossils Simple to resource! the items you will need: Bread Gummy animal sweets Paper towels or kitchen roll Heavy books
Year 4 Reading: Invention of the sewage system
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Year 4 Reading: Invention of the sewage system

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An explanation text for year 4 about the Victorian invention of London’s sewerage system by Joseph Bazalgette. He designed a network of wide brick-walled sewers that collected dirty water from street sewers and underground rivers, carrying it further down the Thames so it could be washed out to sea. The low-level sewers were housed inside newly built embankments. They also cleaned up the riverbanks and changed the way London looked forever. This downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. Reading comprehension question sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder. An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum. Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.
Year 2 Reading: wheels
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Year 2 Reading: wheels

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This historical explanation text for year 2, linking to the topic materials, investigates the invention of the wheel. Some historians think the wheel was invented in lots of different places. After all, pictures of wheels have been found on ancient pottery in Europe and toys with wheels have been discovered in Mayan ruins in Mexico. Others argue that wheels would have been mega difficult to invent because there are no wheels in nature to copy, so they were probably invented in one place and then spread quickly. This downloadable reading pack includes: Two differentiated A3 reading spreads for you to print. Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder. Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.
P5 reading science: Sylvia Earle
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P5 reading science: Sylvia Earle

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A non-fiction biography text fo P5, linking to the topic Biodiversity and interdependence about oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle. She has devoted her life to protecting the oceans. She has seen the devastating effects pollution has had on coral reefs. In 2010, she started Misson Blue, a foundation for protecting the oceans. She proposed Hope Spots - marine areas that are protected from fishing, litter dumping and oil drilling. This downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 3  Reading comprehension Mary Anning
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Year 3 Reading comprehension Mary Anning

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This biography text for year 3, linking to the topic rocks, describes the life of famous scientist Mary Anning. She is known for hunting fossils and in 1823 she discovered the first complete Plesiosaurus to have ever been found. She also found a flying reptile, now called a pterosaur, which was displayed in the British Museum in London. She started her own fossil shop where she could display her fossil finds to visitors. Many famous fossil collectors and geologists came from far and wide to buy them. This downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. Reading comprehension question sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder. An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum. Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.
Year 3 Science:Investigate what soil is made of
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Year 3 Science:Investigate what soil is made of

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A rocking practical lesson for year 3 linking with the topic rocks, which involves pupils collecting soil samples and observing what they are made up of. Your pupils will love going outside to dig soil to be collected for separation. This pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan A PowerPoint presentation explaining what soil contains and including the instructions for the activity A printable observation sheet for pupils to record on One guided reading spread about famous female scientist Mary Anning Simple to resource! The items you will need: Dessert spoon Glass jars with lids Soil Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.
Year 3 and 4 science reading: catapults
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Year 3 and 4 science reading: catapults

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This explanation text for year 3 and year 4 describes in detail how catapults work. For more than 2,000 years, mechanical catapults have been used in wars around the world. The Romans were masters at using these fearsome machines to attack and destroy their enemies’ strongholds. The text also includes instructions to make a simple catapult! This downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 6 Historical Scientist  George Mendel
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Year 6 Historical Scientist George Mendel

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This biography text for year 6, linking to the topic evolution and inheritance, describes how Gregor Mendel discovered the basic laws of genetics – long before we even knew genes existed! He worked tirelessly for eight years breeding pea plants, to dispel the theory that characteristics were passed from parents to their children by ‘blending’. He worked out that characteristics like pea colour and shape were passed on in sets of two. He found some invisible factors that, nearly 80 years on, scientists would discover were genes that are carried in our DNA. This downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. A reading comprehension question sheet. An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum. Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.
Year 5 Science Space: Interview with Tim Peake
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Year 5 Science Space: Interview with Tim Peake

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This interview text for year 5 and P6, linking to the topic Earth and space, delves into what it is really like to travel in space. Tim Peake describes what it feels like to take off in a rocket and what it is like to be weightless, as well as his scariest moments. A must-read for your aspiring astronauts. This downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. Reading comprehension question sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder. An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum. Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.
Year 5  Reading Comprehension – The Wright Brothers
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Year 5 Reading Comprehension – The Wright Brothers

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This is a FREE example of one of our science-based reading comprehensions, ideal for cross-curricular learning. This guided reading pack includes: Question sheets differentiated using our magnifying glasses key. One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder. An answer sheet showing the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum. The text for you to print. We hope you enjoy using this resource and we’d be really grateful if you could leave us a review. We also have lots more top-quality teaching resources available in our TES resource shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/WhizzPopBang. Your school can also subscribe to access to our entire collection of science resources via our website at https://www.whizzpopbang.com/schools/ We’ve just launched a new individual membership option so teachers can access all of our amazing resources for just £20 for the whole year. Click on the link to find out more information. www.whizzpopbang.com/individual-membership/
Year 4 Science Reading: Animals
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Year 4 Science Reading: Animals

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This great-value reading comprehension bundle contains 6 different types of animal: Owl - bird Dolphin - mammal Shark- fish Tree frog - amphibian Butterfly - insect Chameleons - reptile Each reading comprehension pack contains the non-chronological texts to print and differentiated question and answer sheets. It’s the perfect pack for your reading lessons to accompany teaching the topic living things and habitats.
Year 5 Science:Model solar system
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Year 5 Science:Model solar system

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This is a FREE example of one of our lesson packs. In this lesson pack, pupils will learn the order of the planets by building their own version of the solar system using just paper, scissors and glue. This pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan A PowerPoint presentation explaining what a planet is A printable template to make the solar system A printable mnemonic Two guided reading spreads: Interview with a Martian (sort of!) and the sensational scientist Nicolaus Copernicus We hope you enjoy using this resource and we’d be really grateful if you could leave us a review. We also have lots more top-quality teaching resources available in our TES resource shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/WhizzPopBang. Your school can also subscribe to access to our entire collection of science resources via our website at https://www.whizzpopbang.com/schools/ We’ve just launched a new individual membership option so teachers can access all of our amazing resources for just £20 for the whole year. Click on the link to find out more information. www.whizzpopbang.com/individual-membership/
Year 5 Space Reading
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Year 5 Space Reading

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This great-value science bundle contains: An interview text with Tim Peake A historical biography about female scientist Cecilia-Payne- Gaposchkin. An explanation text on Solar Pannels. Each text has differentiated question and answer sheets. It’s the perfect way to inspire your class during their reading time.
yr6  reading science :Turtles
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yr6 reading science :Turtles

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This non-chronological report for year 6, linking to the topics living things and habitats, investigates the mysterious reptiles of the ocean, turtles. The text explains why they have shells, what they eat, how baby turtles hatch and why they are endangered. The downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. A reading comprehension question and answer sheet.
Year 2 Harvest Mice Reading comprehension
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Year 2 Harvest Mice Reading comprehension

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This is a FREE example of one of our science-based reading comprehensions, ideal for cross-curricular learning. This guided reading pack includes: Question sheets differentiated using our magnifying glasses key. One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder. An answer sheet showing the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum. The text for you to print. We hope you enjoy using this resource and we’d be really grateful if you could leave us a review. We also have lots more top-quality teaching resources available in our TES resource shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/WhizzPopBang. Your school can also subscribe to access to our entire collection of science resources via our website at https://www.whizzpopbang.com/schools/ We’ve just launched a new individual membership option so teachers can access all of our amazing resources for just £20 for the whole year. Click on the link to find out more information. www.whizzpopbang.com/individual-membership/
Year 3 Reading: Historical Scientists
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Year 3 Reading: Historical Scientists

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This great-value bundle contains: Three historical biography texts on the famous scientists Marie Curie, Archimedes and Mary Anning. Differentiated question and answer sheets. It’s the perfect way to educate your class about historical scientists during their reading time.
P5 Science: a slime investigation
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P5 Science: a slime investigation

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Linking to the topics states of matter and properties and uses of substances, your slime-obsessed P5 students will love this gooey lesson, and you’ll love our mess-minimising tips! They will make their own slime, then decide if it is a solid or a liquid. This lesson will provoke a lot of scientific discussion about changing states, reversible and irreversible changes, non-Newtonian fluids and more. It’s not as straightforward as it seems! This pack contains: A lesson plan which includes the scientific explanations of solids and liquids A PowerPoint presentation about different states, including instructions on how to make slime using cornflour Simple to resource! The items you will need: Cornflour Food colouring (optional) Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.
Year 5 Science: Forces levers
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Year 5 Science: Forces levers

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Linking to the topics forces and magnets and forces, this is a hands-on, practical lesson for year 5 and. Reckon it’s impossible to lift a heavy book using a light ruler? You need to get your pupils to investigate levers and fulcrums to find out! This lesson encourages children to run systematic fair tests and also links with maths topics. This pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan, including an explanation of the science behind the investigation A PowerPoint presentation that explains how levers work and includes a maths challenge A guided reading spread: the amazing life of Leonardo da Vinci Simple to resource! The items you will need: A book A ruler Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.
Year 3 Science lesson  on the rock cycle
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Year 3 Science lesson on the rock cycle

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In this lesson pack for year 3, linking to the topics Rocks, pupils will learn about the different types of rocks: metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous. They will speed up the rock cycle, which usually takes place over millions of years, by using chocolate! This lesson pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan Instructions to make edible rocks A PowerPoint presentation explaining the different types of rocks and the rock cycle A foldable rock cycle Simple to resource! The items you will need: White and milk chocolate buttons Foil Cupcake cases Bowl Warm water
Year 3 skeleton secrets guided reading
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Year 3 skeleton secrets guided reading

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Skeletons are dead – everyone knows that. Well, think again! These skeletons are alive and kicking. In fact, there’s one inside you right now! This explanation text for year 3, linked to the topic animals including humans, includes a diagram of a skeleton with the labels; teeth, skull, humerus, vertebra, pelvis, femur, hand, wrist, skull, foot and ankle. It explains how we move, what our skeletons are for and what bones are made of. This downloadable non-fiction reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. Reading comprehension question sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder. An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum. Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.