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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
Making toothpaste 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 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
Investigating Craters Industry at home
Fun with Foam Industry at home
What's in a Mince Pie? Industry at home
Pipeline Shapes Industry at home
Fire Extinguisher Industry at home
Medicines for Pets Industry at home
Sugary Drinks Industry at home
A Leaky Line Industry at home
Which Plastic? Industry at home
Medicine From Microbes Industry at home
Which Washing Product? Industry at home
Filter Fun Industry at home
The Best Bubble 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
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

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