Tag: science

Magnetism Display Idea

Displays play an important part in the classroom as they aid learning and provide visual stimulus for the children. Research published by the University of Salford showed that well-designed classrooms can improve learning progress in primary school pupils by up to 16%. Below is a display idea for science and magnetism. I find that magnetism is such a hands on…

Nature Crossword Puzzle

Crossword puzzles are a magnificent way for children to revise, practise spellings and learn new vocabulary. Check out this free nature-themed crossword puzzle, perfect for a science activity! This fun crossword puzzle will challenge kids with facts about insects and other creatures. It’s also a great way to practice spelling and word recognition.   To download it for free click…

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…

Classroom display idea for ‘The Environment’

Here is an idea for a quick display for the Science topic ‘The Environment’.  Firstly, you will need a catchy backdrop, I used one with the sea. If you don’t have one like it then I would recommend you use blue for the sky as it is more effective if you keep to the colours of nature. The tree was…

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…

Chemical and Physical Changes

There are several differences between a physical and chemical change in matter or substances. A physical change in a substance doesn’t change what the substance is. In a chemical change where there is a chemical reaction, a new substance is formed and energy is either given off or absorbed. Does that sound complicated? Here are some examples that will hopefully…

Fossil Fuels

Humans use fuels to make energy to power machines like cars, computers and ships. People get the fuel to make all this energy, mostly by digging it out of the ground and burning it. This releases ancient energy stores, what we call fossil fuels, which are made up of billions  of tiny plants and animals.  When plants and animals died,…

Oh, what nerve! The nervous system explained.

The nervous system is a wonderfully complex system that controls all of our senses. It regulates and coordinates the body’s  actions and its interactions with the external environment. Read on to find out how it works and have a great time whilst learning all about it!  The nervous system is divided into the central nervous system which is comprised of: the…