I was inspired by the Maths resource of the week recently on the Grid of Sums puzzle and decided to make an excel file that allows students to quickly work through the investigation. Tutorial on the puzzle here http://www.dr-mikes-math-games-for-kids.com/le-monde-grid-puzzle.html The Grid of Sums puzzle works by choosing a square and then adding up all the squares around it to get the total. If the total is zero then place a 1 in the square. This can be extended with many questions which are included. What you get: Fully coded excel file that is protected so that students can only interact with the game grid and not delete the code 11 questions for students to investigation Individual grids to problem solve on (3x3, 4x4 and hexagonal), also includes a ranking system so students know how good their score is. 3x3 and 4x4 2 player grids with auto scoring. Works with negative numbers as well Please note that I have tried my best to ensure there are no errors in the code, if you do find one then please message me and I will try to fix the problem. It is also difficult to lock in the conditional formatting and students can disrupt this feature by dragging the little dot in the bottom right of a cell. If this happens just reload the file. If you want to edit anything or add to the code then you will need to unlock the spreadsheet by choosing 'format' from the Home tab and choosing 'unprotect sheet'. Please email me at email@example.com with any issues
Colourful posters of famous scientists to put around your room to inspire your young scientists. Each poster includes: Name DoB and DoD Speciality Scientists included: Marie Curie Robert Hooke Robert Boyle Edward Jenner Alexander Fleming Aristotle Neil Armstrong Neil deGrasse Tyson Nicolaus Copernicus Archimedes Fritz Haber Laika - The first dog in space Watch out for more poster packs soon!
Colourful posters of famous scientists to put around your room to inspire your young scientists. Each poster includes: Name DoB and DoD Speciality Scientists included: Albert Einstein Nikola Tesla Isaac Newton Charles Darwin Leonardo Da Vinvi Richard Feynman Stephen Hawking Patrick Moore Neils Bohr Galileo Galilei Hans Geiger Julius Oppenheimer Watch out for more poster packs soon!
A perfect end to a habitats/ecosystems topic. This is designed as a student led independent ICT activity. Students are given a table of Galapagos Island organisms that they have to use to arrange pictures of the organsisms into a food web. Also included are a series of questions that get progressively harder and get students researching the Galapagos Islands.
You will never need another times table starter or plenary ever again! An excel file that auto generates random speed tables. It will create easy, medium and hard and even the answers. Easy to print! Easy - numbers 5 - 10 Medium - numbers 5-15 Hard - numbers 11 - 20 Teacher guide and progression graph included
A recent report suggested that the Egyptians found that making the sand moist in front a sled carrying stone blocks reduced friction by up to 50%. Can your students replicate these results in a controlled manner by using trays of sand, wooden sleds and masses? A detailed and editable booklet takes this scenario and provides a structured approach that will guide students through the different stages of researching, planning and carrying out an accurate and reliable investigation. Resource includes: Approx 2-3 hours of lesson time Teacher's Guide with suggestions and how to resource equipment 1. Introduction to the investigation 2. Preliminary test and planning guide 3. Advice on graph drawing for both scatter and bar charts 4. General analysis questions as well as directed questions specific to the investigation 5. Success Criteria for scientific skills and self assessment 6. Targets and teacher assessment 7. Glossary I have tried my best to ensure a high quality in this resource but there may be errors I have not seen. If you do encounter any errors then please contact me so that I can fix them and get a corrected copy to you.
A detailed and editable booklet that takes the classic kitchen roll investigation and provides a structured approach that will guide students through the different stages of researching, planning and carrying out an accurate and reliable investigation. In the investigation students will test the claims of a variety of different kitchen rolls brands either on their strength or absorbency. Students then use free learning (discovery) to design their own tests to gather evidence for these claims. NOTE: The kitchen rolls used for this were purchased from Sainsburys and are easily source able but any 5 different brands will do and can be easily changed in the booklet. Resource includes: Approx 2-3 hours of lesson time 1. Introduction to the investigation 2. Preliminary test and planning guide 3. Advice on graph drawing for both scatter and bar charts 4. General analysis questions as well as directed questions specific to the investigation 5. Success Criteria for scientific skills and self assessment 6. Targets and teacher assessment 7. Glossary I have tried my best to ensure a high quality in this resource but there may be errors I have not seen. If you do encounter any errors then please contact me so that I can fix them and get a corrected copy to you.
A full investigation (2-3 hours) into how the size of a beaker affects the time taken for a candle to go out. The investigation is described in detail with: An overview/knowledge sheet for the teacher including extension questions for able students A cheat sheet with everything broken down into distinct scientific areas such as variables, equipment. method, diagram, safety, prediction, results table and comments on accuracy and reliability Expected results and graph Graph scaffold Analysis conclusion breakdown with success criteria for low/middle/high students Note - Please see my free resource under 6zero - Practical Skills for the guide on how to plan a scientific investigation, which this investigation should be used in conjunction with.
A full topic that includes resources for students using Bunsen burners for the first time. It goes on to use Bunsen burners for a variety of investigations and leads onto gases and global warming. These resources could be used with KS2 or KS3
A guide that introduces basic scientific skills and explains the process of writing a scientific report. This is fairly universal, I use it with year 6 although it could easily be used with KS3.
A full set of lessons to teach sound at KS2. Many of the resources could be used at KS3 level as they are originally designed for high ability classes.
This topic covers nutrition, the heart and lungs, healthy diet and exercise and bones and muscles. This course has been designed for above average KS2 students and could also be used effectively with KS3 classes Please comment if you use the resources so that I can keep them updated and amend any mistakes Check my other resources for other KS2/KS3 topics
A continuation in the series of year 6 topics. I have designed these for students who are above the average NC level and also have access to a dedicated science lab. A lot of these resources are transferable to KS3. Please check my other resources for a worksheet breakdown along with editable word versions of each task.
I have made these resources for use with above average NC boys in a dedicated science lab. A lot of these resources would also be transferable over to KS3 science. Please find all additional power points and handouts attached Please comment so that I may continue to improve them.
How long does it take a smell to travel across a room? Students can find out using this structured worksheet including results tables, graph paper, and conclusion space.
A simple differentiated research task on what makes up air? also covers pollution and the history of the Earth's atmosphere.