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09 Aug 2018

KS2: Rainforests

  Resources needed: A3 copy of map of the world (one per pair) Blue/green pencil crayons Paper and pencils Picture of a rainforest   Give each pair of children a map and explain that they are going to locate where in the world rainforests are. Let the children firstly use […]

08 Aug 2018

Buildings Which Can Withstand Ea...

Resources needed: Variety of building bricks Blocks Carpet tiles Item such as large dice to drop in water Tray or plastic container   Ask the children what an earthquake is and what they know about them. Why do they occur? Where do they occur most often? Lay two carpet tiles […]

07 Aug 2018

Coastal Habitats

  Resources needed: Large wall or display area Pens Word cards Non-fiction books/web access.   Write down all the words the children know about the coast/seaside. What are the features of a coastline? What sort of creatures would you expect to find? Use an online map application to zoom in […]

07 Aug 2018

Identifying the Weather and Seas...

  Activity: Identify different weather and name the seasons. Resources needed: Weather bingo cards (one per child), counters, 4 large pieces of sugar paper (one each for spring, summer, autumn and winter) Have a brief discussion about the weather – who likes going out in the rain? What do we […]

07 Aug 2018

Understanding Contours

  Contour lines on maps represent points of the same height. A figure is usually given within each line to show the height of the land. Contour lines are used to give 3-dimensional information on 2-dimensional maps. If a person travels between two contour lines there will be change of […]

03 Aug 2018

Investigating Earthquakes

    The Earth is made up of massive pieces of rock known as tectonic plates. Tectonic plates move very slowly. We call the areas where tectonic plates meet faults. When tectonic plates rub against each other we feel the energy created as an earthquake. The power of an earthquake […]

03 Aug 2018

Different Ways To Make A Watercy...

Different ways to make a water cycle All living things need water, as is an essential part of life. Earth has a limited amount of water, but it is continually recycled. The water cycle has four stages: Evaporation Energy from the sun heats up rivers, lakes and the ocean causing […]

24 May 2016

How to Make a Brazilian Rainfore...

This Brazilian Rainforest Diorama is a fun and creative way for KS2 children to find out more about an important biome with a range of interest biodiversity for them to research and discover. A biome is a 3 dimensional model of a scene. Creating a biome gives children the opportunity […]