Buoyancy & Forces

Buoyancy & Forces

This resource pack focuses of the force of buoyancy and includes a series of 4 lessons and all the resources needed to teach them. There are also additional activities that can be incorporated into the programme of study. Lesson 1 - a recap of forces, testing pupils prior knowledge and filling in any gaps with practical demonstrations and video clips Lesson 2 -introduction to buoyancy with 2 practical investigations for pupils Lesson 3 - an investigation into the buoyancy of drinks cans Lesson 4 - designing and testing a boat Some of the presentations contain links to videos on YouTube (they are not my property so I couldn't upload them here). If you can't get YouTube in your school consider ripping the videos onto your hard-drive to use, there are several pieces of software, or websites, where this can be done free of charge. Please feel free to adapt the resources as you see fit, they have all being uploaded in editable formats. If you find the resources useful please comment on TES and share them with other teachers. Thanks
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Science on the Web V1

Science on the Web V1

Science on the Web is an interactive, easy-to-navigate guide to the best current science resources on the internet. I am a huge advocate of doing practical work in primary science wherever possible, but sometimes it isn’t possible and when that’s the case the internet provides some outstanding resources to enhance the delivery of primary science. Science on the Web is split into two main sections; one covers the Experiences and Outcomes for the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and the other covers the key learning outcomes from the English National Curriculum. There are other pages covering General Science Sites, YouTube Channels, Citizen Science and Topical Science.
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Energy - Forms, Transformation & Transfer

Energy - Forms, Transformation & Transfer

A set of resources for teaching energy aimed at upper primary or early secondary. Lesson 1 covers: What is Energy? Why is it important? Different forms of Energy Lesson 2 covers: Energy conservation and transformation/transfer of energy There is an activity where pupils match energy examples to the form of energy and a worksheet for pupils to make their own transformation/transfer pathways. You might find the following documents useful to support your understanding of how energy works: https://www.stem.org.uk/elibrary/resource/29858/strengthening-teaching-and-learning-of-energy-secondary-national-strategy http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_217157_en.doc http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nationalstrategy/ks3/science/files/TeachingAboutEnergy(RobinMillar).pdf http://www.wiley.com/legacy/Australia/PageProofs/SQ8_AC_VIC/c10_TransferringAndTransformingEnergy_WEB.pdf
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Buoyancy & Forces

Buoyancy & Forces

This resource pack focuses of the force of buoyancy and includes a series of 4 lessons and all the resources needed to teach them. There are also additional activities that can be incorporated into the programme of study. Lesson 1 - a recap of forces, testing pupils prior knowledge and filling in any gaps with practical demonstrations and video clips Lesson 2 -introduction to buoyancy with 2 practical investigations for pupils Lesson 3 - an investigation into the buoyancy of drinks cans Lesson 4 - designing and testing a boat Some of the presentations contain links to videos on YouTube (they are not my property so I couldn't upload them here). If you can't get YouTube in your school consider ripping the videos onto your hard-drive to use, there are several pieces of software, or websites, where this can be done free of charge. Please feel free to adapt the resources as you see fit, they have all being uploaded in editable formats. If you find the resources useful please comment on TES and share them with other teachers. Thanks
paultyler
Meteorites, Asteroids & Comets

Meteorites, Asteroids & Comets

Two lessons to teach pupils about meteorites, asteroids and comets and the differences between them. It includes information about the Solar System as well as information about specific meteorites. These lessons were put together when we borrowed a set of meteorites from STFC as part of the Tim Peake Project in 2016 - most of the resource is adaptable for teaching the concept without the set of meteorites. Introduction to meteorites, asteroids and comets Meteorite Craters + activity Meteorite crater recording sheet
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Topical Science Update - May 2017

Topical Science Update - May 2017

Topical Science Update for May Includes: Cassini's incredible mission to Saturn, Nuclear Fission - the arrival of the energy future, Recycling and the Resource of the Month - Veritasium's amazing YouTube channel.
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Topical Science Update - April 2017

Topical Science Update - April 2017

April's Topical Science Update is a slightly shortened version, due to the holidays, featuring 2 stories to engage your pupils. Hungry Spiders and Medical Advancements feature this month - SPIDER ALERT - this issue features pictures of spiders and links to resources and video clips that are spider rich!
paultyler
Science on the Web V1

Science on the Web V1

Science on the Web is an interactive, easy-to-navigate guide to the best current science resources on the internet. I am a huge advocate of doing practical work in primary science wherever possible, but sometimes it isn’t possible and when that’s the case the internet provides some outstanding resources to enhance the delivery of primary science. Science on the Web is split into two main sections; one covers the Experiences and Outcomes for the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and the other covers the key learning outcomes from the English National Curriculum. There are other pages covering General Science Sites, YouTube Channels, Citizen Science and Topical Science.
paultyler
Food Preparation & Nutrition Homework

Food Preparation & Nutrition Homework

I used this as homework with my Primary 7 (Year 6) class. They had to prepare, or help preparing, a meal at home and note down they made it and what the nutritional values of the food were. Their family then wrote comments about the food. Some of the work I have got in from that has been amazing - scrapbooks, powerpoints and presentations about how to make the meal step by step.
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Climate Change and Sustainability

Climate Change and Sustainability

This lesson was done for a school open day and comprised 6 linked activities which were done by groups of pupils in rotation. Everything you need is here: Introduction PPT Pupils Activity Booklet Instructions for 6 activities Resources & extension tasks Video clips (these are from YouTube and are not my original materiel) Climate Change Critical Literacy PPT & worksheet If you don't have access to First News then any newspaper or magazine articles can be used - or you could use articles from the internet.
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