All Up to 15 mins articles – Page 11

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    Which internal organ is which?

    A lesson plan with engaging matching exercise created in partnership with London’s Science Museum.

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    Which bones go where?

    Where in the body do these bones belong? A lesson plan with fun matching and colouring exercise to teach about the body.

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    Parts of the body

    Worksheet to consolidate different body parts via a labelling activity and an exercise which gets learners thinking which body parts connect to which.

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    Body parts and movement

    Run! Jump! Kick! Throw! Catch! In this lesson plan, your class will not only learn these action verbs but also discover which muscles and body parts we use to perform these actions. Activities that are guaranteed to get the class moving.

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    What's at sea?

    Which form of energy is moving the boat through the water? A lesson plan for young learners to find the boats powered by wind, humans and steam.

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    Sound and light

    A lesson plan with colouring-in and classifying activities that facilitate pupils’ understanding of loud/quiet sounds and natural/artificial light.

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    Save some for me!

    Where do we get our energy from? In this lesson plan, pupils learn about renewable and non-renewable resources.

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    Light it up!

    Which of these objects is a conductor? This is a worksheet with a fun Science Museum game about electricity.

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    Hamster power

    Which light bulb will the hamster power? In this worksheet, these fun, furry creatures teach young learners about energy.

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    Grammar focus: Energy

    In this lesson plan, pupils classify countable and uncountable nouns while learning vocabulary words such as ‘solar panels’ and ‘petroleum’. The activities are suitable for pupils to complete individually or together as a class.

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    Counting with coins

    Pupils will have been working on identifying and using rhyming words in their own language: in these activities learners complete poems and play a memory game using rhyming words in English. The worksheet also helps pupils recognise the structure of simple poems and reinforces basic vocabulary words such as ’kite’ ...

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    New Year

    What do you do on New Year’s Eve? Do you watch fireworks? Do you make a resolution? In this lesson plan, young learners label pictures, circle the correct words to describe their New Year celebrations, and draw and label their favourite New Year’s Eve activity, while practising sentence formation and ...

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    Nevruz

    A lesson plan to introduce young learners to this festival, celebrated in Turkey and Iran to mark the beginning of spring. Pupils match sentence halves and identify the corresponding picture to learn about the traditions associated with this holiday, from painting eggs to (don’t try this at home) jumping over ...

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    Chinese New Year

    In this lesson plan, pupils create a Chinese New Year dragon and ‘good luck’ banners to decorate the classroom while learning about this festival and its traditions. Afterwards, your class can have a playground procession to simulate the vibrant parades held in Chinese communities to mark the holiday.

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    Creating characters

    This lesson plan will encourage creativity and inspire an appreciation of literature. Young learners design a book cover and then create and describe their own fictional character, while learning to plan their ideas and organise their work before writing.

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    The story of the Trojan wars

    Through a short reading and labelling activity, this worksheet tells the story that started the Trojan wars. Pupils then retell the story of Achilles in five pictures and captions.

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    Predicting the contents of a book

    In this lesson plan, pupils speculate about what kind of books four characters might like before choosing a book for them based on four book covers. They then complete a text with blurb for the back cover of a book.

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    Poetry appreciation

    Pupils will have been working on identifying and using rhyming words in their own language: in these activities, young learners complete poems and play a memory game using rhyming words in English. Also helps pupils recognise the structure of simple poems and reinforces basic vocabulary words.

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    Literary appreciation

    This is a lesson plan to help young learners acquire the basic skills they need to appreciate books: pupils classify books as fiction or non-fiction and identify the general contents of a book from its cover. Pupils put the lesson into practice through suggested follow-up activities for the classroom and ...

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    Finding out information from a book cover

    You can judge a book by its cover! In this lesson plan, pupils compare storybook dragons using front and back book covers. Consolidates superlatives and adjectives such as ’clever’, ’beautiful’ and ’funny’. Teacher’s notes suggest additional classroom activities to engage pupils and encourage reading.