Science Day

  • Reducing and Increasing Friction

    …child a different scenario where friction is needed/not useful. For example, cooking eggs in a frying pan, ice skating, walking to school on an icy day, driving on a wet road etc. * Ask the children to move to one side of the classroom or the other one side being Friction is Good and the other…

  • Water Pollution - Earth Day (22nd April)

    Mark Earth Day (22nd of April) with your lower KS2 class by setting up this simple but powerful water pollution experiment. Learning Outcomes National Curriculum Science Working Scientifically During years 3 and 4, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes…

  • How much water do you use in a day?

    World Water Day is on the 22nd March 2017, and this activity is for the children to learn about the water they use in their day to day lives. Here's a few facts to share: * Average water use per person is the UK is approximately 150 litres (source, Waterwise) * In the developing world, average water…

  • Exploring Orbit with Movement: An Activity for KS2

    …distance from the object it orbits. It takes 365 days for the Earth to orbit the Sun which is the length of time we call a year, the Earth also rotates on its axis as it orbits the sun, rotating completely once each day. The Moon takes about 28 days to orbit the Earth. Why do we have seasons? The…

  • How to Make a Rainbow

    …Making a rainbow is a fun early years science activity for children to learn about the weather and how light behaves. It can also be linked to a range of other rainbow related activities including literacy, art and music. Making real rainbows On a sunny day it is easy to make a rainbow using a fine…

  • How animals stay warm in winter

    …uncomfortable. * You should find that the lard acts as an insulator protecting your hands from the cold of the icy water. Extensions Ideas * On a cold day try wearing one thick jumper and then lots of layers, which keeps you warmer? * Can you measure the water temperature before and after adding the…

  • KS2: Sound

    Learning Outcomes Science (Y4)Pupils should be taught to: * identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating * recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear * find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced…

  • Balancing Burgers

    …another meal to create balance across the day? Discuss the children s ideas and again encourage them to give reasons for their choices. * Explain that the children are going to create a balanced daily menu. They will need to design three meals for one day, including all the food groups in a way that…

  • KS1: The Weather & Seasons

    …winter) or an item of clothing appropriate to the season (such as a swimming costume in summer). Extensions Ideas Make a weather chart to use every day. Keep a record of the weather and look for trends or patterns. Is it warmer/wetter/colder than we might expect for the time of the year? Give the…

  • Comparing Seasons Using Paintings

    …KS1 Pupils should be taught to identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom. National curriculum 2014 Science Year 1- Pupils should be taught to: * observe changes across the four seasons * observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

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