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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!
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 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 5 Science lesson Explosions
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Year 5 Science lesson Explosions

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This lesson pack for year 5 and P6, linking to the topics properties and changes of materials and properties and uses of substances is a hands-on investigation where pupils will create their own safe chemical explosion. In small groups, pupils will plan their own fair test, changing one variable at a time to see if it alters the speed of the explosion. This downloadable pack includes: A lesson plan complete with differentiation and links to the curriculum. A PowerPoint presentation which explains different types of explosions and includes instructions for the investigation. A printable worksheet with a table and squared paper to draw the results in a line graph. Simple to resource! The items you will need: Vinegar Bicarbonate of soda Grip seal bags (like the ones grated cheese comes in) Stopwatches
Y6 and P7  Science Make a Urinary System
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Y6 and P7 Science Make a Urinary System

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This resource includes a differentiated lesson plan linked to the national curriculum, a PowerPoint presentation that explains how the urinary system and kidneys work, a printable wee chart, instructions to make a urinary system and a Wee-ly true quiz. Linking to the topics animals including humans and body system and cells, this lesson pack for year 6 and P7 teaches how our urinary system works. Think about everything you’ve eaten since yesterday. Right now, your body is breaking it down to release the energy and nutrients you need to grow. This also produces chemicals you don’t need. Your body gets rid of them by making wee! Your body has a whole wee-producing department called the urinary system, including your kidneys, bladder and the tubes that connect them and carry the wee out of your body. This pack includes: A lesson plan, complete with an explanation of how our kidneys work. Differentiated printable instructions to make a urinary system. A PowerPoint presentation that explains how the urinary system and kidneys work. A printable wee colour chart. A Wee-ly true quiz. Simple to resource! The items you will need: Empty shoe box Empty plastic cartons Coffee filters A heavy weight, like a tin of food Paper straws Balloons Yellow food colouring
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 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.
Year 4 Science Reading: sharks
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Year 4 Science Reading: sharks

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This non-chronological report for year 4, linking to the topic living things and habitats, investigates sharks. Sharks are a group of over 470 species of fish that are found in seas and oceans. The text explains how fast they swim, where they live, if they are as dangerous as their reputation suggests, and how they reproduce. 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/
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/
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/
Year 4 Science Reading:Chameleons
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Year 4 Science Reading:Chameleons

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This non-chronological report for year 4, linking to the topic living things and habitats, investigates the chameleon. This amazing reptile can change the colour of its skin, not only to camouflage itself but also to communicate with its fellow chameleons. The text explains what they eat, their amazing eyes and how and why they change colour. 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 4 Science digestion
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Year 4 Science digestion

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Linking to the topic animals including humans and , this is an exciting lesson for year 4 that your pupils will never forget! Lead a practical demonstration explaining how the human digestive system works (yes, really!) followed by a ‘build the digestive system’ game for your class to play. This pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan A PowerPoint presentation explaining how the human digestive system works and containing instructions for the demonstration and the game A printable game entitled ‘Race to the Loo’ Three guided reading spreads: How toilets work, interview with a scientist who turns poo into rocket fuel, and an incredible invention - the London sewage system Simple to resource! The items you will need: Orange juice Brown bread A banana Paper Cups Sealable plastic food bag A pair of thin tights Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.
Year 3 Reading comprehension on water
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Year 3 Reading comprehension on water

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A non-chronological report about water for year 3 and P4 linking to the topic plants. This text explains what water is made up of, how water is strong and how waves are formed. The 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 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 5 science reading: Alfred Nobel
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Year 5 science reading: Alfred Nobel

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This biography text for year 5, linking to the topics properties and changes of materials, describes the life of historical scientist Alfred Nobel. In 1897 he invented dynamite, which was a lot more stable than nitroglycerin. He went on to invent many other things, including a detonator to make explosives safer and easier to use. Alfred Nobel left most of the money he made to set up the Nobel Prizes. 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 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 2 Science:  healthy eating
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Year 2 Science: healthy eating

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An investigation for year 2, linking to the topics animals including humans. Pupils will analyse a recent meal, examine food labels and have fun making tasty, healthy super seed energy balls. This pack includes: A differentiated lesson plan A PowerPoint presentation entitled ‘Sugar rush’ A printable recipe for ‘Super seed energy balls’ Sign up at whizzpopbang.com/schools to access all of the teaching resources.
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.
Year 5 science reading: rocket packs
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Year 5 science reading: rocket packs

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This explanation text for year 5 linking to the topic properties and changes of materials explains how rocket packs work. Being able to fly is one of the most dreamed-about superpowers, which might explain why inventors have spent so much time working on rocket packs. The text uses key vocabulary such as hydrogen peroxide, nitrogen gas, nozzles and throttle. 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.
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