Category: Science

Fun Revision Scientific Vocabulary for Material Changes Unit

Make Year 6 science revision fun with this fun version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Test your knowledge of the scientific vocabulary you need to know for your science unit Material Changes. Become a millionaire by scoring top marks in your tests! Click on the image below to play the game!  What was your score? Keep practising until…

About snow

When it’s cold and it’s snowing, use it to your advantage to teach your pupils all about snow. Read on to find out how you can make snow days, fun days when in school. In Key Stage 2 Science,  children do lots of work on changing states of matter. Why not add some variety to science lessons and investigate the…

Science Fair Ideas

Are you thinking of taking part in the Science Fair at your school? Do you see yourself as being part of the next generation of scientists, but have no idea where to start?  Below are ideas of some cool experiments you can do. You will of course have to find some information on how they work yourselves…you can’t expect everything…

Electrifying games!

So you should already know what a circuit is, its components and the different types. Now it’s time for some more fun learning! Test your knowledge on electricity, or find out more by playing these great BBC Bitesize games! Start clicking!  What is electricity?   How can you change a circuit?    How do you draw electrical symbols and diagrams?   What…

Weight or Mass! What’s the difference???

Confusion hits us all when we start discussing weight and mass. Aren’t they the same thing??Well actually….not really!  WHAT IS MASS? Mass is a measure of how much matter there is in an object. Mass is measured in kilograms. SO an object for example a can of coke has a mass of 100 kg. It means this makes it heavy…

Have more fun learning about food chains and webs!

You and the Food Chain Have you wondered where you fit into the food chain? Because you are an omnivore and eat both plants and animals, you are a primary and a secondary consumer. In most cases you are also the tertiary consumer. Sound complicated? Well not really, you see, the carrot you ate at lunch makes you a primary…

Food chains and webs

In an ecosystem, plants and animals all rely on each other to live. Scientists sometimes describe this dependence using a food chain or a food web. Read on to find out more information and play some fun games!  Food chain All living things need food to give them the energy to grow and move. A food chain shows how each…

Thought experiments

The great scientist, Albert Einstein, used thought experiments to help him develop his amazing relativity theories about space and time. He used these imaginary experiments because it wasn’t actually possible at that time to do the experiments he thought up. More recently, with modern developments in science and technology, some of these experiments have become possible and when they are…

Mixtures and Solutions

A solution or a mixture?  Here is what you need to remember so that you don’t get confused! Mixtures A mixture is made when two or more substances are combined, but they are not combined chemically. General properties of a mixture: The components of a mixture can be easily separated The components each keep their original properties The proportion of…

Fun Science Investigations to try out at home!

Science you can do at home! After special requests from my pupils, here are some more fun investigations you can try out at home…  Lemon volcano Soda can jump     Travelling water               rainbow travelling water Take some into school to show the class! Everyone will be amazed!  Till next time… Images downloaded from the…