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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!
Yr 5 moon craters investigation
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Yr 5 moon craters investigation

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Linking to the topics Earth and space and space, year 5 and P6 pupils will set up their own investigation to find out what happens to the diameter of a crater when a meteor is dropped from different heights. This pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan A PowerPoint presentation explaining how craters are formed. A map of the Moon. Simple to resource! The items you will need: flour coco powder desiccated coconut trays metre rulers 30 cm rulers rocks and marbles
Reading Science: Catapults
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Reading Science: Catapults

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This explanation text for P4 and P5 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 5 historical scientist Maria Sibylla Merian
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Year 5 historical scientist Maria Sibylla Merian

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A non-fiction biography text for year 5 about the female scientist Maria Sibylla Merian. By combining her talent as an artist with her skill in scientific observation, she uncovered the secrets of the life cycles of moths and butterflies. This links with the topics Living things and habitats and *biodiversity and Interdependence. 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.
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.
P7 reading science interview with an ecologist
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P7 reading science interview with an ecologist

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This interview text for P7 explains the work ecologist Nikita Zimov is doing at Pleistocene Park in Siberia, to turn it back into an Ice Age-style ecosystem. He explains why he is creating an ecosystem of grasslands, how he believes it can help slow climate change and how he first became interested in science. The downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. Reading comprehension question and answer sheets.
Yr6 Reading Science: Disease control
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Yr6 Reading Science: Disease control

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This interview text for year 6 and P7 explains the work of disease control specialist Professor James Logan. He is the Head of the Department of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. They have recently discovered that mosquitoes can detect the smell of malaria-infected humans from their body odour. He explains how he infected himself with hookworm as an experiment and how COVID-19 sniffing dogs could help us detect infected people. The downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. Reading comprehension question and answer sheets. We have 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 6 Science Reading: genetics
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Year 6 Science Reading: genetics

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This explanation text for year 6 , linking to the topic evolution and inheritance, explains why we have similarities to our family members, but we look different. The text explains how our DNA makes us unique, but still like our sisters and brothers. 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.
Science Y5 and P6 Make a Sundial
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Science Y5 and P6 Make a Sundial

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This resource includes a differentiated lesson plan linked to the curriculum, a PowerPoint presentation explaining the sun and a printable template to make a sundial. Linking to the topics Earth and space and space, year 5 and P4 pupils will investigate how Earth travels around the Sun by making a sundial. This lesson will take place over short intervals throughout one day, when children will mark the end of the shadow on the sundial, demonstrating how the Sun moves across the sky due to the Earth’s rotation. This pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan A PowerPoint presentation explaining the Sun A printable template to make the sundial Simple to resource! The items you will need: Modelling clay
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.
Yr5 Reading Science: Gears
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Yr5 Reading Science: Gears

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This explanation text for year 5, linking to the topic forces, describes in detail how gears work. Gears are used in many technologies, from clocks to racing cars. They allow us to massively increase and control the power we can exert through machines. This text looks specifically at gears on a bike. 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 Science : biography on Charles Darwin
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Year 6 Science : biography on Charles Darwin

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This biography for year 6, linking to the topic evolution and inheritance, explains how the famous scientist Charles Darwin discovered artificial selection. Darwin used pigeons to see for himself how different features could be ‘selected’ by deciding which birds got to breed and which didn’t. This report also explains the difference between artificial selection and natural selection. This downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. 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  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/
yr5 science life cycles lesson pack
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yr5 science life cycles lesson pack

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Linking to the topicliving things and habitats year 5 pupils will learn about an amphibian’s and an insect’s life cycles on the topic of ponds. Pupils will make their own 3D model of a life cycle and compare it with mammals and birds to find out the similarities and differences. This pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan A PowerPoint presentation explaining amphibian and insect life cycles Printable instructions A Fishing Fun game Images of different animals to use a a visual reference when making their models Simple to resource! The items you will need: Modelling clay Thick cardboard Glue gun
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 6 Science reading: Patricia Bath
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Year 6 Science reading: Patricia Bath

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This biography text for year 6 , linking to the topic light, describes how Patricia Bath invented the ‘Laserphaco Probe’. This invention uses lasers to help break up and remove cataracts through a cut in the eye just 1 mm long. It has been used by eye doctors around the world. This downloadable reading pack includes: An A3 reading spread for you to print. A reading comprehension question and answer sheet.
Interview with a bridge engineer
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Interview with a bridge engineer

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In this interview for P4 and P5, Alex Mather explains what civil engineering is. In her job she inspects bridges, attends project meetings and designs parts of new bridges. She loves to problem solve and was part of solving a traffic problem in Newcastle where the solution was a three-tier roundabout! Not only did it shorten people’s journeys, it has also had a positive impact on the environment because less fuel is being used. 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 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.
Yr4 Science: Environmental changes
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Yr4 Science: Environmental changes

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This lesson pack for year 4, linking to the topic living things and habitats, explains how changes to the environment can cause danger to living things. Pupils will find out how oil pollution affects the feathers of migrating birds in a hands-on activity. They will also discuss the difficulties some female sea turtles face when they migrate back to beaches to lay their eggs. This pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan A PowerPoint presentation explaining why animals migrate and the difficulties they face due to changes to their environment Printable instructions for the activity A PowerPoint presentation about migrating sea turtles A printable sheet to record ideas Simple to resource! The items you will need: Bowls Vegetable oil Feathers Water Washing-up liquid or soap Sponges Pencils Tablespoons
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 6 Science: Michael Faraday guided reading
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Year 6 Science: Michael Faraday guided reading

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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: A question sheet based on the text. 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 have 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/