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Activity Publication/resource Age range Science topic Types of enquiry
Investigating food sources for microbes Cough Syrup 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Investigating the effect of temperature on microbial growth Cough Syrup 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Filtration Cough Syrup 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Viscosity testing Cough Syrup 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Sorting plastics items: How many things? Plastics Playtime 9-11 years Materials Grouping and classifying
Home survey of items made from plastics Plastics Playtime 9-11 years Materials Grouping and classifying
Will it float? Plastics Playtime 9-11 years Materials Grouping and classifying
Will it crease? Plastics Playtime 9-11 years Materials Grouping and classifying
Keeping things warm or cold Plastics Playtime 9-11 years Materials Grouping and classifying
A fragile parcel Plastics Playtime 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Egg-spress Delivery Plastics Playtime 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
How does polystyrene expand? Plastics Playtime 9-11 years Materials Observing changes over time
Top Turf Turf Troubles 7-9 years Plants Comparative/fair tests
Which Liquid? Turf Troubles 7-9 years Plants Comparative/fair tests
Which soil holds the most water? Turf Troubles 7-9 years Plants Comparative/fair tests
Shock to the system Generating Electricity 9-11 years Electricity Problem solving
Wonderful wind Generating Electricity 9-11 years Electricity Comparative/fair tests
Switched on: using switches imaginatively Generating Electricity 9-11 years Electricity Problem solving
Sensors Generating Electricity 9-11 years Electricity Problem solving
Growing mould Medicines from Microbes 9-11 years Living things and their habitats Comparative/fair tests
Recording growth Medicines from Microbes 9-11 years Living things and their habitats Observing changes over time
Reporting to the industry Medicines from Microbes 9-11 years Living things and their habitats Problem solving
The lifecycle of a pet medicine Medicines for Pets 7-9 years Topical science Problem solving
Extracting the active ingredient Medicines for Pets 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
Mixing the medicine Medicines for Pets 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
Testing the tablet shape Medicines for Pets 9-11 years Forces Comparative/fair tests
Creating a coating Medicines for Pets 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Feel the force Feel the force 9-11 years Forces Comparative/fair tests
Measuring the force 1 Feel the force 9-11 years Forces Comparative/fair tests
Measuring the force 2 Feel the force 9-11 years Forces Comparative/fair tests
Report back to the company Feel the force 9-11 years Forces Problem solving
Sugary drinks Healthy Drinks and Tasty Toothpaste 7-9 years Animals (including humans) Comparative/fair tests
Tantalizing toothpaste Healthy Drinks and Tasty Toothpaste 7-9 years Animals (including humans) Observing changes over time
teeth, toothpaste, recipe, ingredients, properties, mixture Healthy Drinks and Tasty Toothpaste 7-9 years Animals (including humans) Comparative/fair tests
Report back to the company Healthy Drinks and Tasty Toothpaste 7-9 years Animals (including humans) Problem solving
What’s in my breakfast cereal? Kitchen Concoctions 7-9 years
9-11 years
What’s in a mince pie? Kitchen Concoctions
Baking mince pies Kitchen Concoctions
What’s in a bar of soap Kitchen Concoctions
What’s in a bubble mixture? Kitchen Concoctions
What’s in washing products? Kitchen Concoctions
What’s in cream? Kitchen Concoctions
What’s in my kitchen cupboard? Kitchen Concoctions
What’s in a fire extinguisher? Kitchen Concoctions
Introduction Sustainability 9-11 years
Sustainable materials: which soap? Sustainability 9-11 years
Sustainable materials: how much shampoo? Sustainability 9-11 years
Sustainable materials: which packaging? Sustainability 9-11 years
Sustainable materials: which metal? Sustainability 9-11 years
Sustainable materials: which plastic? Sustainability 9-11 years
Sustainable methods of cleaning: which washing product? Sustainability 9-11 years
Sustainable sources of food: how can we grow oyster mushrooms? Sustainability 9-11 years
Sustainable sources of energy: which plant materials? Sustainability 9-11 years
Introductory activity Forces & Recycling 9-11 years Materials Grouping and classifying
Marvellous magnets Forces & Recycling 7-9 years
9-11 years
Forces Grouping and classifying
Float and sort Forces & Recycling 9-11 years Forces Comparative/fair tests
Crush the can Forces & Recycling 9-11 years Forces Comparative/fair tests
Fundamental friction Forces & Recycling 7-9 years Forces Comparative/fair tests
Pulp to paper Forces & Recycling 9-11 years Forces Observing changes over time
Class debate on recycling Forces & Recycling 9-11 years Forces Problem solving
Crops for all purposes Renewables 7-9 years Plants Grouping and classifying
Fuel from plants Renewables 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Oil from seeds Renewables 7-9 years Plants Problem solving
Separating oil and water Renewables 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
Oil as a fuel Renewables 7-9 years States of matter Comparative/fair tests
Oil as a lubricant Renewables 9-11 years Forces Comparative/fair tests
Focus on vocabulary Renewables 9-11 years Materials Grouping and classifying
Interactive Planning Tool Skills for Science
Role Badges Skills for Science
Working Scientifically Skills for Science
Hats Off to Science! 3+ Industry at home
Making ripples 3+ Industry at home
Runny fun 3+ Industry at home
Investigating Craters 7+ Industry at home
Fun with Foam 7+ Industry at home
What's in a Mince Pie? 7+ Industry at home
Pipeline Shapes 7+ Industry at home
Fire Extinguisher 7+ Industry at home
Medicines for Pets 7+ Industry at home
Sugary Drinks 7+ Industry at home
A Leaky Line 7+ Industry at home
Which Plastic? 7+ Industry at home
Medicine From Microbes 7+ Industry at home
Which Washing Product? 7+ Industry at home
Filter Fun 7+ Industry at home
The Best Bubble 7+ Industry at home
Finding out about scientists - Scientists Today: Reading biographies Potatoes to Plastics
Finding out about scientists - Scientists Tomorrow: Writing autobiographies Potatoes to Plastics
Finding out about scientists - Ambassador Interviews Potatoes to Plastics
An application of science - Extracting starch from potato peel Potatoes to Plastics
An application of science - Making plastic from potato starch Potatoes to Plastics
An application of science - Testing the bio-plastic Potatoes to Plastics
Solving problems using science - Science solutions card games Potatoes to Plastics
Career Cards Career Cards 9-11 years
Science assessment records for year 1 to year 6 Enabling Accurate Teacher Assessment
Pick a piece of pipe Water for Industry 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
A leaky line Water for Industry 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Filter fun! Water for Industry 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
That's cool! Water for Industry 9-11 years Materials Observing changes over time
A neutral mixture Water for Industry 9-11 years Materials Grouping and classifying
Plant Growth (optional) Smart Bricks for Smart Plants 7-9 years Plants Comparative/fair tests
Smart bricks Smart Bricks for Smart Plants 7-9 years Plants Research/using secondary sources
Healthy leaves Smart Bricks for Smart Plants 7-9 years Plants Problem solving
Robust roots Smart Bricks for Smart Plants 7-9 years Plants Problem solving
Nutrient test and report to company Smart Bricks for Smart Plants 7-9 years Plants Comparative/fair tests
Mixing Muddle Runny Liquids 7-9 years States of matter Comparative/fair tests
Runny measuring Runny Liquids 7-9 years States of matter Comparative/fair tests
Changing runniness Runny Liquids 7-9 years States of matter Observing changes over time
The challenge Runny Liquids 7-9 years States of matter Problem solving
The findings Runny Liquids 7-9 years States of matter Problem solving
Marbles and Lego Tidy and Sort 5-7 years Materials Problem solving
Paper clips and stamps Tidy and Sort 5-7 years Materials Problem solving
Rice and sand Tidy and Sort 5-7 years Materials Problem solving
Cutlery from ice Tidy and Sort 5-7 years Materials Problem solving
Muddy water Tidy and Sort 5-7 years Materials Problem solving
Oil and water - From Fleece to Grease Science of Healthy Skin 9-11 years Materials Observing changes over time
The pastillator - From Fleece to Grease Science of Healthy Skin 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
Making foam - Fun with Foam Science of Healthy Skin 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
Comparing bath foams - Fun with Foam Science of Healthy Skin 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Increasing viscosity - Fun with Foam Science of Healthy Skin 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Developing a bubble bath recipe - Fun with Foam Science of Healthy Skin 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
Lumps or powder? - Safe in the Sun Science of Healthy Skin 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
Grinding solids - Safe in the Sun Science of Healthy Skin 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
Testing sunscreen products - Safe in the Sun Science of Healthy Skin 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
How do we get gas? Rough Guide to Gas 9-11 years States of matter Problem solving
What is a gas? Rough Guide to Gas 9-11 years States of matter Observing changes over time
Reservoirs Rough Guide to Gas 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Pipeline shapes Rough Guide to Gas 9-11 years States of matter Problem solving
Sinking pipelines Rough Guide to Gas 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
Separation Rough Guide to Gas 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
Designing safety wear Rough Guide to Gas 9-11 years Materials Problem solving
A Pinch of Salt A Pinch of Salt 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
In the melting pot A Pinch of Salt 7-9 years
9-11 years
Materials Comparative/fair tests
Salt from salty water A Pinch of Salt 7-9 years
9-11 years
Materials
States of matter
Comparative/fair tests
Salt for my chips! A Pinch of Salt 9-11 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Salt and plants A Pinch of Salt 7-9 years
9-11 years
Living things and their habitats Comparative/fair tests
The problem with salt.... A Pinch of Salt 9-11 years Materials Observing changes over time
Martian Soil Is There Anyone Out There 9-11 years Rocks Comparative/fair tests
Looking for evidence of microorganisms Is There Anyone Out There 9-11 years Living things and their habitats Comparative/fair tests
Landscape discussion Is There Anyone Out There 9-11 years Research/using secondary sources
Investigating craters Is There Anyone Out There 9-11 years Comparative/fair tests
Investigating powdery surfaces Is There Anyone Out There 9-11 years Problem solving
Investigating muddy surfaces Is There Anyone Out There 9-11 years Problem solving
Volcanos and lava Is There Anyone Out There 9-11 years Problem solving
Investigating water channels Is There Anyone Out There Problem solving
Investigating the best landing site for a Mars rover Is There Anyone Out There Research/using secondary sources
Oil Oil for Beginners 5-7 years Materials Grouping and classifying
A Model Platform Oil for Beginners 5-7 years Materials Problem solving
Sinking in sand Oil for Beginners 5-7 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Hard or soft? Oil for Beginners 5-7 years Materials Grouping and classifying
Making holes Oil for Beginners 5-7 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Move that water! Oil for Beginners 5-7 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Pouring oil Oil for Beginners 5-7 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
So, what’s it for? Oil for Beginners 5-7 years Materials Research/using secondary sources
Introductory Activities Princesses 5-7 years Comparative/fair tests
How can you stop slugs eating flowers? Princesses 5-7 years Living things and their habitats Comparative/fair tests
Investigating materials and forces Princesses 5-7 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Mud and sand Poems 5-7 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Water and ice Poems 5-7 years Materials Observing changes over time
Building and making Poems 5-7 years Materials Problem solving
Making pencils Pencils 5-7 years Materials Observing changes over time
Using wood in pencils Pencils 5-7 years Materials Comparative/fair tests
Making paper Pencils 5-7 years Materials Observing changes over time
Cross curricular suggestions Pencils 5-7 years Materials

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