Computer Science - Ciphers, binary and algorithms [Grades 3, 4, 5]

Computer Science - Ciphers, binary and algorithms [Grades 3, 4, 5]

I believe in learning through making, discovery and personal projects. Children learn best when they are invested in what they are learning and discovering for themselves. Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYLRfQ8YHg4 This computer science course lets children discover computer science concepts for themselves. Children try to crack codes and come up with their own cyphers. Computer thinking is also introduced by thinking how you would instruct a computer to make a cup of tea. The lessons involve a lot of "learning by doing". The video describes what the child needs to discover or make, then, lets the child learn for themselves. Sometimes a concept is explained in the video and then explored more offline. Total study time: 10 hours Individual lessons: 6 * UK Age Range: | Year 3 - Year 5 | KS1 - KS2 Maths
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Ratio and Proportion - Drawing a scale model of a rocket [Years 4, 5]

Ratio and Proportion - Drawing a scale model of a rocket [Years 4, 5]

I believe in learning through making, discovery and personal projects. Children learn best when they are invested in what they are learning and discovering for themselves. Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzxwE9-yiNQ This ratio and proportion course allows children discover the concepts of ratios for themselves with a little help along the way. Children are taught about ratios and then asked to draw a scale model of the famous space rocket Saturn V (see intro video). The lessons involve a lot of "learning by doing". The video describes what the child needs to discover or make, then, lets the child learn for themselves. Sometimes a concept is explained in the video and then explored more offline. Total study time: 10 hours Individual lessons: 6 * UK Age Range: | Year 3 - Year 5 | KS1 - KS2 Maths
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Shapes - Designing a rocket [Years 3, 4, 5]

Shapes - Designing a rocket [Years 3, 4, 5]

I believe in learning through making, discovery and personal projects. Children learn best when they are invested in what they are learning and discovering for themselves. Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XItd3YzAm_g This shapes course allows children discover the concepts of 2d and 3d shapes for themselves - with a little help along the way. Children are introduced to the different 2d and 3d shapes, sides, edges, vertices and nets. They are then asked to design 2-3 space rockets; using what they've learnt about shapes (see intro video). The lessons involve a lot of "learning by doing". The video describes what the child needs to discover or make, then, lets the child learn for themselves. Sometimes a concept is explained in the video and then explored more offline. Total study time: 10 hours Individual lessons: 6 * UK Age Range: | Year 3 - Year 5 | KS1 - KS2 Science
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Evolution - Adaptation of humans and animals (Years 3-5)

Evolution - Adaptation of humans and animals (Years 3-5)

I believe in learning through making and discovery PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGkhSdpOQT4 Over the course of these lessons your students will learn about: - How we know that extinct animals existed - How animals adapt to their environments over time - How the dodo could have survived
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Statistics - Rocket material testing [Years 4, 5, 6]

Statistics - Rocket material testing [Years 4, 5, 6]

I believe in learning through making, discovery and personal projects. Children learn best when they are invested in what they are learning and discovering for themselves. Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz6t-buyPz8 This statistics course allows children discover the concepts of statistics. Children learn about bar charts, scatter plots, tables and graphs. The motivation behind these series of lessons is for students to find out which materials are going to be best to use on a space rocket. Students compare different materials using statistic to find the best ones for their rocket (see intro video). The lessons involve a lot of "learning by doing". The video describes what the child needs to discover or make, then, lets the child learn for themselves. Sometimes a concept is explained in the video and then explored more offline. Total study time: 10 hours Individual lessons: 12 * UK Age Range: | Year 4 - Year 6 | KS1 - KS2 Science
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Plants - Photosynthesis, structure and growing! [Years 3, 4, 5]

Plants - Photosynthesis, structure and growing! [Years 3, 4, 5]

I believe in learning through making, discovery and personal projects. Children learn best when they are invested in what they are learning and discovering for themselves. Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY-yF0AePb8 In this plants topic, I go through the structure of a plant, how it spreads its pollen, plants from around the world, the role of bees and finish with a "designing an indoor greenhouse" project. The lessons involve a lot of "learning by doing". The video describes what the child needs to discover or make, then, lets the child learn for themselves. Sometimes a concept is explained in the video and then explored more offline. Along the way, we touch on earthquake resistant buildings and insulation as well. Total study time: 20 hours Individual lessons: 15 * UK Age Range: | Year 3 - Year 5 | KS1 - KS2 Science
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Forces - Designing the best boat [Years 3, 4, 5]

Forces - Designing the best boat [Years 3, 4, 5]

I believe in learning through making, discovery and personal projects. Children learn best when they are invested in what they are learning and discovering for themselves. Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImQYw0h2EOk Our forces topic goes through the process of designing a boat. Children learn about different forces all with the motivation of using what they've learnt to design their own boat. There is also a final task to put what they've learnt into practice to prevent intruders! The lessons involve a lot of "learning by doing". The video describes what the child needs to discover or make, then, lets the child learn for themselves. Sometimes a concept is explained in the video and then explored more offline. Total study time: 20 hours Individual lessons: 15 * UK Age Range: | Year 3 - Year 5 | KS1 - KS2 Science
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Materials - Designing your own house [Years 3, 4, 5]

Materials - Designing your own house [Years 3, 4, 5]

I believe in learning through making, discovery and personal projects. Children learn best when they are invested in what they are learning and discovering for themselves. PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucljMUwzNJo Our materials topic goes through the process of designing a house. Children learn about different types of materials, how they are made, their properties and then consider how they would use what they have learnt in order to design their own house. The lessons involve a lot of "learning by doing". The video describes what the child needs to discover or make, then, lets the child learn for themselves. Sometimes a concept is explained in the video and then explored more offline. Along the way, we touch on earthquake resistant buildings and insulation as well. Total study time: 20 hours Individual lessons: 15 * UK Age Range: | Year 3 - Year 5 | KS1 - KS2 Science
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Light - How our eyes see the world [Years 3, 4, 5]

Light - How our eyes see the world [Years 3, 4, 5]

I believe in learning through making, discovery and personal projects. Children learn best when they are invested in what they are learning and discovering for themselves. PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4-xqOMpz8I This light course lets children discover how we see and how our eyes work. Children learn by building their own eye and creating light waves (as well as other activities). The lessons involve a lot of "learning by doing". The video describes what the child needs to discover or make, then, lets the child learn for themselves. Sometimes a concept is explained in the video and then explored more offline. Total study time: 10 hours Individual lessons: 8 * UK Age Range: | Year 3 - Year 5 | KS1 - KS2 Science
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Fractions Basics - Splitting up a rocket's fuel tanks [Years 2, 3, 4]

Fractions Basics - Splitting up a rocket's fuel tanks [Years 2, 3, 4]

PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylXoCEP6i_k I believe in learning through making, discovery and personal projects. Children learn best when they are invested in what they are learning and discovering for themselves. This fractions basics course allows children discover the concepts of fractions with a little help along the way. Children learn about halves, quarters, thirds and how fractions go in between numbers. Students also learn about space fuel and think about how they can use what they have learnt about fractions to design the fuel tanks in a space rocket (see intro video). The lessons involve a lot of "learning by doing". The video describes what the child needs to discover or make, then, lets the child learn for themselves. Sometimes a concept is explained in the video and then explored more offline. Total study time: 10 hours Individual lessons: 6 * UK Age Range: | Year 2 - Year 4 | KS1 - KS2 Science
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