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Planning and Worksheets for Electricity

Planning and Worksheets for Electricity

A selection of planning (with web links), activities, ideas and worksheets for covering this unit of work. Hope you might find them useful. Sorry they can't be edited as they have been exported from an Active- primary flip-chart.

By jreadshaw

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Science - Materials Fun Experiment with Eggs!

Science - Materials Fun Experiment with Eggs!

A fun experiment using eggs to test what material will do the best job at protecting them from breaking. It is linked to a topic on Space. The children loved trying to protect their egg astronauts (Eggonauts). Need: eggs, variety of materials, metre ruler and a tray. (for egg to land in)Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

By jreadshaw

ALL ABOUT SPRING

ALL ABOUT SPRING

This is a PowerPoint all about spring. It's in two parts: the first part is fifteen pages and includes new plant life, young animals and insects that appear in spring, and a section on animals in hibernation. The second part is seven pages all about why we have seasons and includes moving images of the earth rotating the sun and where the sun shines on the earth during each season.

By Teachersgem

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

Get £3 FREE to use in my shop. Enter code MEGA-MARCH at www.tes.com/redeem**This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team** *UPDATED JANUARY 2017* Added a crossword puzzle with answers.This resource pack will get your learners thinking about electricity and electric circuits. It includes:• A lucid and logical 69-slide PowerPoint which includes many visual aids. The slides are thoughtfully animated (not over-animated) to allow opportunities for learners to participate and promote class discussions.• Seven pages of interactive notes (scaffolded notes). These notes fit perfectly with the presentation. I find this activity keeps lower-level students engaged during the lessons while allowing differentiation for higher achievers. • A crossword (with answers), some homework questions and a quiz.**Just print and go! Or customize to fit the needs of your class.**Learning objectives covered in this resources are listed below.• By the end of these lessons, pupils should know:1. that electricity is a form of energy.2. that current electricity can be produced from cells, batteries or the mains3. that there are a range of appliances in the home, which use electricity.4. that we can represent components by symbols. 5. that current electricity flows in conductors but not in insulators.6. that a complete path is needed from one side of the battery to the other for electricity to flow.7. how a switch works.8. that there are two types of circuit, series and parallel.9. that current is measured in Amps. 10. that current is measured using an ammeter. 11. how to connect and use an ammeter.12. that in a series circuit, the current is the same all the way round the circuit.13. that in a parallel circuit, the current is shared but not lost or used up. 14. that the current in a series circuit depends upon the number and type of components used. 15. that a battery is a store of electrical energy.16. that voltage is a measure of the amount of energy or push given to the current.17. that more cells in series equals more voltage. 18. that the effect of voltage upon current and bulb brightness.19. that an electric current causes a wire to become hot. .20. that the bigger the current, the higher the temperature of the wire.21. that if too much current flows, the wire will melt.Hope you find it useful. Your feedback is much appreciated.

By sciencecorner

Science Research Projects

Science Research Projects

Seeking out more information. From “Rocks and Minerals” to “Butterflies” and “Planets,” this book presents over 100 “science” topics for students to research. Each category presents a word search puzzle from which students choose a specific research topic. (“Mollusks: Sea Slug. Oyster. Squid. Octopus…”) A series of statements follow, encouraging students to find specific information. (“Describe its appearance.” “Its young are born _____.”)To put what they have learned to use, guidelines for the structure of a report are included.

By RemediaPub

Webbing

Webbing

Promote students' thinking skills with the 22 dictionary and writing activities in this book. Each exercise spotlights an associated group of science topics – from “layers of the earth” to “spiny skinned invertebrate animals” to “spheres in nature.” The “Webbing” technique used throughout the book involves writing each featured word in one of the ovals provided, counting syllables, alphabetizing the words, using the words to answer questions, writing definitions, using them in sentences, locating requested words/terms using an encyclopedia, and more.

By RemediaPub

Bald Eagle - Ready to Print Easy Readings and Worksheets

Bald Eagle - Ready to Print Easy Readings and Worksheets

This Thematic Unit contains different sets of Printables including easy reading passages with facts about Bald Eagles :• What are bald eagles?• What do bald eagles eat?• The bald eagle body• The bald eagle life cycle – the stages of a bald eagle divided into 4 parts with illustrations (egg – eaglet – young – adult). There is one sheet for each stage.• The bald eagle habitat• Bald eagle behaviors • Bald eagle symbolsWorksheets:• Write the bald eagle body parts• Bald eagle life cycle – write the four basic stages according to pictures• Flip flap minibook – a chance for the kids to display on their notebooks.• Explain the bald eagle life cycle• Complete a chart with facts about bald eagles – (are-have-can-other facts)• Venn diagram – Compare and contrast a bald eagle with any other bird

By hernigian

Cricket ( Ready to Print Easy Readings and Worksheets)

Cricket ( Ready to Print Easy Readings and Worksheets)

This Thematic Unit contains different sets of Printables including easy reading passages with facts about crickets :• What are crickets?• Where to collect crickets?• The cricket body• The cricket life cycle – the stages of a cricket divided into 4 parts with illustrations (egg – nymph – instars – adult). There is one sheet for each stage.• Fun facts sheet• Positive and negative aspectsWorksheets:• Write the cricket body parts• Cricket life cycle – write the four basic stages according to pictures• Flip flap minibook – a chance for the kids to display on their notebooks.• Explain the cricket life cycle• Complete a chart with facts about crickets – (are-have-can-other facts)• Venn diagram – Compare and contrast a cricket with another insectYou can download the preview to see all the pages in one sheet!You can also provide feedback if you like this product!

By hernigian

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Butterfly - Read and Work - Science Packet - Craft Added

Butterfly - Read and Work - Science Packet - Craft Added

This Thematic Unit contains different sets of Printables including EASY READING PASSAGES with facts about butterflies :• What are butterflies?• Why are butterflies colorful?• The butterfly body• The butterfly cycle – from caterpillar to Butterfly divided into 6 parts with illustrationsIt also contains ready to print WORKSHEETS:• Write the butterfly body parts• Butterfly life cycle – write the four basic stages according to pictures• Flip flap minibook – a chance for the kids to display on their notebooks.• Explain the butterfly life cycle• Complete a chart with facts about butterflies – (are-have-can-other facts)• Venn diagram – Compare and contrast a butterfly with another insect• Bubble Map: Write words related to butterflies• WKL Chart: Complete the KWL chart with facts about butterflies.CRAFT ACTIVITYI added a craft activity to complement this set. This craftivity is a great way to introduce and/or practice the life cycle of a butterfly. Students get engaged with this activity and also feel comfortable making it. It goes perfect for Science Centers, homework or homeschoolers. It consists of a butterfly that spreads its wings to show the four stages of a butterfly life cycle (egg – caterpillar - chrysalis and butterfly).This craftivity is divided into two main parts: the butterfly hard cover and the soft wings.The butterfly hard cover needs to be pasted on a hard carton while the wings are soft (paper) and students can write the life cycle stages as well as the cutting and pasting of the corresponding pictures.Just try it and see the benefits of this craftivity!

By hernigian

Chicken ( Ready to Print Easy Readings and Worksheets)

Chicken ( Ready to Print Easy Readings and Worksheets)

This Thematic Unit contains different sets of Printables including easy reading passages with facts about chickens :• What are chickens?• What do chickens do?• Do you know??? Funny facts about chickens• Chicken lifecycle (egg – inside the egg – chick in egg – chick hatching – chick and chicken) one per page.Worksheets:• Write the chicken egg parts• Chicken life cycle – write the four basic stages according to pictures• Flip flap minibook – a chance for the kids to display on their notebooks.• Explain the chicken life cycle• Complete a chart with facts about chickens – (are-have-can-other facts)• Venn diagram – Compare and contrast a chick with an adult chickenSome of the texts are extracted from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html with the copyright permission.You can check the preview pages!!!

By hernigian

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. 1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.

By spursfan1983

Key Skills - Science - Key Stages 1 and 2

Key Skills - Science - Key Stages 1 and 2

Key Skills for coverage throughout Primary age range - Years 1 and 2, Year 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6. Use to analyse coverage of your curriculum or in curriculum design to ensure coverage.New Curriculum 2014

By helzbelz1973

KS3 Science Crosswords with Answers

KS3 Science Crosswords with Answers

A collection of crossword puzzles with answers to support the learning of some KS3 Science units.1) Earth, Moon and Sun2) Structure and Function of Living Organisms Part 13) Structure and Function of Living Organisms Part 24) Electrical Circuits5) Sound and Hearing6) Magnets and Electromagnets

By sciencecorner

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Friction - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Friction - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 26 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individuals and groups.- Friction Book - Symbols- Friction Book - Simplified- Friction Book - Text- Parachutes Investigation- Lorry Air Resistance Investigation- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Glossary- Dictionary- Wordsearch- Crossword- Friction Examples- Missing Words- Forcemeter Facts- Friction Quiz - Symbols- Friction Quiz - TextThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Weather Scavenger Hunt

Weather Scavenger Hunt

This is a weather scavenger hunt. There are 20 cards with facts about all types of weather. There is also a worksheet that the students can fill out after reading the cards. The answer key is also included. If you are looking for more scavenger hunts, check out my store!

By Elementary_Teachers_Pet

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Our Earth: Earth Science Investigations

Our Earth: Earth Science Investigations

'Our Earth' is a comprehensive photocopy master book that features stimulating activities aiming to raise students’ awareness about earth science concepts related to the world in which they live. The booklet is divided into five sections, each of which is headed by teachers’ notes providing valuable background information, Internet references and teaching suggestions.These sections are: * The Structure of the Earth * Landforms * Rivers and Inland Waters * Coastal Landscapes * The OceanThis is a Photocopy Master ebook (52 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Author: Judy Gabrovec

By edubooks

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Bundle of playscripts linked to IPC units

Bundle of playscripts linked to IPC units

A bundle of 5 primary playscripts, which are all linked to International Primary Curriculum (IPC) units.These can be used alongside the unit's lessons, as an entry or exit point, for an assembly or as a larger class show.All scripts come complete with any associated music, sound effects, supporting resources and production notes.The IPC units covered are:*Mission to Mars*Making the News*Gateways to the World*The Time Tunnel*Let's CelebrateAs well as linking directly to these units, the scripts can also be used for general school shows and productions.

By goldtopfox

Arbor Day: An Internet Activity

Arbor Day: An Internet Activity

Learn about the history of Arbor Day and all about trees with this web quest! There are 11 web questions, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and a teacher section with keys, additional links and lots(11 extension activities).This could also be something to use with EARTH DAY, when you are studying TREES and, of, course, for ARBOR DAY! Did you know that more than 30 countries in the world have a day to celebrate trees?Other resources that would go well during this time:1. Exploring the Ocean Blue: A Web quest, will introduce students to our oceans. There are nine informative web questions. Fun Facts, comprehension questions,extension activities and links are also provided as is the key. Can be used as part of a unit on oceans, for Earth Day, World Ocean Day or as an activity for a Friday, before a vacation break or as an end of the year activity. This can be a one day class resource or used for a couple of days depending on whether the activities(creative writing/art work/online simulation games, etc.) are used with the students. There are 9informative web questions. Fun Facts, comprehension questions,extension activities,links: Let's Explore the Oceans: A Webquest2. Learn about Jacques Cousteau with this Reader's Theater Script: Oceanographer, photographer,filmmaker, scientist, writer, inventor, Cousteau spent his life studying the oceans and the marine life that lived in the oceans. His books and films on his studies sparked much interest in our oceans and created an awareness about the need for marine conservation. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series where Jacques Cousteau is a guest on her talk show and answers questions of her studio audience. There are 10 audience questioners, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions, a teacher section with extension activities, links and the key.Jacques Cousteau: A Reader's Theater Script3. Learn about the history of Earth Day and, our planet, EARTH, with this informative web quest. There are 15 web questions as well as comprehension questions and a Did You Know? fun fact section. The teacher page includes extension activities, the key, and additional links. EARTH DAY, A Webquest"4. A Biologist and marine zoologist, Carson’s books shared her love of nature, especially the ocean and its inhabitants. Her book, Silent Spring, sparked concern in how chemical pesticides were harming our environment. Carson helped to start the environmental movement in our country, which led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This Reader's Theater Script could be used as a STEM biography any time of year or especially during the time of Earth Day.Rachel Carson, A Reader's Theater Script

By gailhennessey

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Forces and Movement - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Forces and Movement - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 19 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individuals and groups.- Forces and Movement Story - Symbols- Forces and Movement Story - Text- Forces Facts - Symbols- Forces Facts - Text- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Glossary- Dictionary- Bingo- Pairs- Dominoes- Making Things Move- Push or Pull Carroll Diagram- Speeding Up and Slowing Down - Quiz Symbols- Speeding Up and Slowing Down - Quiz Text- Forces - Quiz Symbols- Forces - Quiz TextThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Freezing and Melting - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Freezing and Melting - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Pack of materials to support foundation level, knowledge and understanding.The pack includes 17 stories, flashcards, activities and games.- Harry and the Snowman Story - Symbol- Harry and the Snowman Story - TextSimple story asking what happens to a snowman when the sun gives off heat.- Zed Story - Simplified- Zed Story - Supported- Zed Story - TextZed and the snowman story in three differenciated levels.- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Dictionary- Glossary- Cut and Sequence- Things you can freeze- Things you can melt- Bingo- Pairs- Match Word to Picture- How many?This resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Grouping and Changing Materials - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Grouping and Changing Materials - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 23 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individual and groups.- Changing Materials Story - Symbol- Changing Materials Story - Text- Snowman Story - Symbol- Snowman Story - Text- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Dictionary- Glossary- Dominoes- Board Game- Bingo- Pairs- Freezing and Melting Activity - Heating and Freezing Activity - Matching Materials- Material Properties Activity - Natural or Man-made Activity - Sorting Materials - Cut and Sequence- Changing Shape Missing Words- WordsearchThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Characteristics of Materials - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Characteristics of Materials - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 25 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individual and groups.A range of fact sheets about different materials in Widgit Symbols and text version:* Fabric*Glass*Metal*Paper*Plastic*Rubber- Dictionary- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Glossary- Materials Story - Symbols- Materials Story - Text- Find and Identify Materials Activity- Look at Material Characteristics Activity- Looking at Materials - Branching Database- Matching Materials- What am I? ActivityThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Pushes and Pulls - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Pushes and Pulls - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 15 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individual and groups.- Push and Pull Story - Symbol- Push and Pull Story - Text- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Dictionary- Dominoes- Wordsearch- Board Game 1- Board Game 2- Pairs- Missing Words- Push and Pull Objects- How Many?This resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Sorting and Using Materials - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Sorting and Using Materials - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 17 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individual and groups.- Materials Story - Symbol- Materials Story - Text- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Dictionary- Glossary- Dominoes- Board Game- Material Types- Material Examples- Pairs- Question Cards- I Can See?- Senses Activity - Sorting ActivityThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Changing State - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Changing State - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 36 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individuals and groups.A range of information books linked to changing state in symbol and text version: Solid to Liquid Condensation Evaporation Water Water Cycle- Evaporation Investigation- Burning Investigation- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Glossary- Dictionary- Wordsearch- Crossword- Condensation Poster- How Things Get Dry- Quiz - Symbols- Quiz - Text- Sort Solid Liquid Gas- Water Changing State Poster- Water Cycle Poster 1- Water Cycle Poster 2This resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Gases Around Us - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Gases Around Us - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 29 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individuals and groups.- Gases Book - Symbols- Gases Book - Text- Sponges Investigation- Carbon Dioxide Investigation- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Glossary- Dictionary- Wordsearch- Crossword- Classifying Materials- True or False- Quiz - Symbols- Quiz - Text- Missing Words- Understanding Air Activity- Matching Gases- Balloon Activity- Evaporation FactsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Keeping Warm - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Keeping Warm - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 34 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individuals and groups.A range of information books in symbol and text versions: Materials Insulators ThermometersInsulators InvestigationFour differentiated investigation plan recording sheets and teacher’s lesson plan for a scientific investigation into insulating materialsHouse Insulators InvestigationFour differentiated investigation plan recording sheets and teacher’s lesson plan for a scientific investigation into different house insulating materials- Display Flashcards A4 1 and 2- Display Flashcards A5 1 and 2- Vocabulary List 1 and 2- Symbol Word Cards 1 and 2- Glossary 1 and 2- Dictionary 1 and 2- Wordsearch- Crossword- Questions- Temperature Matching - Cut and Stick- Quiz - Symbols- Quiz - Text* Vocabulary has been split into two groups Group 1 - key vocabulary for keeping warm Group 2 - key vocabulary for different materialsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Growing Plants - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Growing Plants - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 27 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individuals and groups.A range of information books in symbol and text versions:* Plants* Plant Life Cycle* Flowering Plants- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Glossary- Dictionary- Jack and the Beanstalk Activity- Poem- Missing Words- Name Parts of Plants and Trees- Name the Flowers- Photos of Flowers- Photos of Vegetables- Plant and Tree Parts - Blank- Plant and Tree Parts - Symbols- Plant and Tree Parts - Text- Plants around School Activity- Seed Growth - Symbols- Seed Growth - Text- Sequence- Well Known FlowersThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Electricity - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Electricity - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 25 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individuals and groups.- Battery Facts- Electricity Facts- Conductors Investigation- Lightbulb Brightness Investigation- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Glossary- Dictionary- Wordsearch- Crossword- Identify Open and Closed Circuits- Match Circuit Symbol to Word- Name Parts of a Circuit- Safety Rules- Sorting Activity Mains or BatteryThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Magnets and Springs - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Magnets and Springs - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 30 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individuals and groups.A range of information books in symbol and text versions: Magnets Springs Magnetic Beetle Game- Magnet Investigation- Strength of Magnets Investigation- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Glossary- Dictionary- Wordsearch- Crossword- Objects with Springs Information - Magnetic Game- Magnets Assessment- Quiz - Symbols- Quiz - TextThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software