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  • Roller-coaster ride: Experiment sheet

    Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, students construct a track for marbles to collide on in order to compare the energy stored in a stationary object to the energy of one that is in motion.

  • Question Loop Speaking Activity – Human Skeleton and Muscles – Young Learners

    Type: Game, General lesson plan Print material

    Twenty-five question loops that focus on the definition of anatomical terms including types of bones (femur, tibia, fibula etc.) and types of muscles (biceps, triceps, pectorals, etc.)

  • Lucky dip

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Which objects are magnetic? Help the rodents retrieve three things from the bin.

  • Build a sail-car of the future: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Author: Adrian Tennant Staff RoomPrint material

    Activities practise the first and second conditional and modals of prediction. Students then design their own car of the future and talk about it using the future tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

  • Magnetic pennies: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    The step by step teaching notes and worksheets help teachers and pupils get the most from the experiment and develop language learning skills. The lesson culminates in an open-ended investigation.

  • Question Loop Speaking Activity – Vertebrates and Invertebrates – Young Learners

    Type: Game, General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Twenty question loops on the characteristics of vertebrates, invertebrates, mammals and amphibians as well as specialist terms such as viviparous and oviparous.

  • Mirror, mirror...

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Which of these reflections is the odd one out?

  • Gas from garbage: Experiment sheet

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    This experiment is designed to demonstrate that biomass, especially when stored in warm, damp conditions, produces gas.

  • Matchbox paddle boat: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Students complete gap-fill and matching exercises practising related vocabulary and the first conditional before placing a sequence of images relating to the experiment in the correct order. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

  • Keeping an ice cube alive: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Students predict the outcome of the experiments and then record their results in a table. Gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and question words. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

  • Question loop speaking activity: The American Revolution

    Author: Keith Kelly Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Twenty-six subject-specific terms feature in this speaking activity, which will help students remember key vocabulary associated with the American Revolution.

  • Answers – 2

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Answers to the 'Mirror maze', 'Musical medley', 'Colours of the rainbow', 'Right mixture', 'Lucky dip', and 'Castle siege' activities.

  • Musical medley: Lesson plan

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    A worksheet about the different sounds that instruments make.

  • Gone with a bang: Experiment sheet

    Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this experiment, pupils make a banger and use this to learn how energy can be released and turned into sound waves.

  • Water purifier: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Students complete gap-fill exercises to practise related vocabulary and identify mistakes in a series of images relating to the experiment. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

  • Conductors and Insulators: Experiment sheet

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Which materials are good conductors and which are good insulators? This experiment uses polystyrene foam, metal, wood, glass and plastic to explore the properties of conductors and insulators.

  • Shape-shifting slime: Experiment sheet

    Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, students transform a boring polystyrene cup into something more interesting.

  • Follow the energy path: Experiment sheet

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    A simple but revealing experiment in which pupils measure and record the temperature of hot water as it cools down in two different containers: one metallic, one ceramic.

  • Castle siege

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Which cannonball will hit the tower? Complete the path to find out while learning about gravity.

  • How to make your own question loop activities: Teacher's notes

    Type: General lesson plan, Reference material Staff Room

    These teacher’s notes explain exactly how to create your very own question loops for any topic you have studied or are about to study with your class.

  • 360-degree periscope: Experiment sheet

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, students build a periscope and explore the effects of mirrors on the passage of light.

  • Answers

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Answer keys for the Light it up!, Mirror maze, Musical medley, Colours of the rainbow, Hamster power, Right mixture, Lucky dip and Castle Siege activities.

  • Pay-me game: Experiment sheet

    Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, pupils exchange play money to understand the cost of their energy habits.

  • Rocket mice: Experiment sheet

    Staff RoomPrint material

    This fun experiment reinforces vocabulary and concepts associated with forces. Students make a rocket mouse and learn how to make it fly with the help of a plastic bottle.

  • 3D shadows: Experiment sheet

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, pupils learn how to produce the illusion of a 3D shadow using two different coloured light sources and colour-filtered glasses.

  • Roller-coaster ride: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise vocabulary related to movement. Students then complete a table and read a summary into which they insert their results. Key vocabulary and practical teacher's notes are included.

  • Nails trick: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Author: Keith Kelly Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and verbs in the imperative. Students then write a report of the experiment using the past tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher's notes are included.

  • Ear gongs: Experiment sheet

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, pupils see how sounds travel much more effectively through materials such as metal and string than through air.

  • Classifying materials: Lesson plan

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Is it an animal, plant or mineral? Pupils match the puzzle pieces, fill in a chart and complete sentences to identify the materials used to make everyday objects. Teacher’s notes include ideas for an additional group activity and post-lesson projects.

  • Energy Pairs: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise and consolidate concepts connected to energy, including renewable and non-renewable sources and how we use energy in our everyday lives. Students can then conduct an energy survey or design an energy poster. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

  • Question Loop Speaking Activity – Plants and Trees – Young Learners

    Type: Game, General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Twenty-five question loops on different types of vegetables, the structure of plants and the characteristics of trees.

  • Answers

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Answers to the 'Weather crossword' activity.

  • Science glossary

    Type: General lesson plan, Word list Staff RoomPrint material

    What is an electrical conductor, and why do we hear sounds? Pupils learn nine key vocabulary words with appropriate definitions.

  • Conductors and insulators: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Step by step teaching notes and student worksheets help teachers and students get the most from the experiment and develop language learning skills. The activities culminate with students writing a conductors and insulators experiment report.

  • Shape-shifting slime: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and verbs in the imperative. Students then discuss the outcome of the experiment with a partner and write a report using the past tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher's notes are included.

  • Follow the energy path: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Matching and word-order activities help students to revise relevant vocabulary. Students then write a report using the past tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher's notes are included.

  • Gone with a bang: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Print material

    The accompanying activities practise reading instructions and linking words. Key vocabulary and practical teacher's notes are included.

  • Pay-me game: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Students complete exercises on related vocabulary, sentence order and where to use the infinitive / gerund, and design a poster. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

  • Question Loop Speaking Activity – Space – Young Learners

    Type: Game, General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Twenty-four question loops on the main planets and stars, their position from the Sun and different types of eclipse.

  • How strong is that wind?: Experiment sheet

    Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, pupils make a wind monitor from different weights of material.

  • Matchbox paddle boat: Experiment sheet

    Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, pupils learn about the build-up of stored energy and its subsequent release by building a boat powered by an elastic band.

  • Keeping an ice cube alive: Experiment sheet

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, pupils try to prevent an ice cube from melting by insulating it.

  • Rocket mice: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Author: Keith Kelly and Adrian Tennant Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise and consolidate concepts connected to forces. Students then talk about their experiment and write a scientific report. Key vocabulary and practical teacher's notes are included.

  • Question Loop Speaking Activity – Animals – Young Learners

    Type: Game, General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Twenty question loops on the key characteristics of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores such as snakes, eagles, frogs and gorillas.

  • Colours of the rainbow

    Type: General lesson plan Print material

    Learn how rain splits light into colours by colouring in the rainbow with the colours in the right order.

  • Build a sail-car of the future: Experiment sheet

    Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, students make a sail-car and learn how to harness the energy from the wind to power it.

  • Water purifier: Experiment sheet

    Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, pupils observe how dirty water can become clean using a few simple pieces of equipment.

  • The right mixture

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    What happens when you mix hydrogen and oxygen? Flour and eggs? Match the ingredients to their result.

  • Properties of materials: Lesson plan

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson plan, pupils match adjectives such as 'strong', 'flammable', 'transparent' and 'waterproof ' to their definitions. A chart activity asks them to tick the characteristics of common materials. Gap fill exercises consolidate vocabulary and concepts learnt. Includes project ideas.

  • Food chains and webs

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Pupils learn about the relationships between plants and animals in the food chain and in complex food webs by labelling pictures, completing sentences, and reading a text to connect links. While learning about the natural world, pupils practise vocabulary for plants and animals, and use the verb ‘eat’.

  • Marine food chains: Lesson plan

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    This lesson plan is suitable for pupils already familiar with ecosystems and food chains. Pupils label pictures of sea creatures, compare land food chains with sea food chains and colour a picture of sea creatures according to whether they are producers, primary consumers or secondary consumers. Includes project ideas.

  • Nails trick: Experiment sheet

    Author: Keith Kelly Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    In this experiment, students attempt to defy gravity by balancing 14 nails on the head of one nail.

  • 3D shadows: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Author: Keith Kelly Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and prepositional phrases. Students then discuss the outcome of the experiment with a partner and write a report using the past tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher's notes are included.

  • Ear gongs: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Author: Keith Kelly Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise relevant vocabulary and verbs in the imperative. Students then complete a report using present and past tenses. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

  • Energy Pairs: Experiment sheet

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    This simple experiment reinforces vocabulary and concepts associated with energy. Students match sentences halves to make statements on energy or ‘energy pairs’.

  • 360-degree periscope: Worksheet and teacher's notes

    Author: Keith Kelly Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    The activities practise preposition phrases and writing a scientific report. Students predict the results of the experiment using future tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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