Science

Planet Earth

Biodiversity & Interdependence

Topic Resource Description
Bees Bulletin 47 Bees and pollination
Paper Making Bulletin 72 How to make recycled paper in your classroom
Feed the Birds Bulletin 65 Making different types of birdfeeders
Plant Adaptations Bulletin 52 Investigating conditions needed for seed germination
Sow Safely Bulletin 61 Safe use of seeds in the primary classroom
Keeping Tadpoles Bulletin 61 How to collect frogspawn, keep tadpoles in the classroom to observe their development over time and safely release froglets
Trunk Transport Bulletin 74 Investigating transport in plants
Tatties in a Tub Bulletin 66 Tips for school gardening
Seed Dispersal Bulletin 64 Exploring the variety of methods by which seeds are dispersed.
Citizen Science Bulletin 71 Looking at a variety of citizen science projects with which schools can engage
Slip, Sliding Away – Soil Erosion Bulletin 84 Creating a model to investigate soil erosion
Science Book Bulletin 72 Instructions for making a useful science book
Wonderful Wriggly Worms! Bulletin 82 Keeping and studying earthworms
Let’s Talk – Bogs Bulletin 86 Exploring the importance of peatland habitats and an activity to investigate the absorbency of a variety of materials in comparison to sphagnum moss
Let’s Talk Bogs Worksheet Printable practical recording sheet – pdf
Let’s Talk Bogs Worksheet Printable practical recording sheet – word document
Let’s Talk Bogs Discussion Skills pack Discussion-based activity around the importance of peatland habitats
Creating a School Pond Bulletin 77 Information and advice for creating a pond within your school grounds.

Processes of the Planet

Topic Resource Description
Hydrogels Bulletin 70 Investigating how much water a hydrogel can hold
Windowsill Water Cycle Bulletin 70 A simple experiment to show how the water cycle works
Cool it! Bulletin 58 Making ice-cream and sorbet in the primary classroom
Cloud in a bottle Bulletin 54 Demonstrating pressure change to create a cloud and disperse it

Space

Topic Resource Description
Let’s Talk – Waste of Space Discussion Skills pack Discussion based activity around space exploration

Forces, Electricity and Waves

Forces

Topic Resource Description
Breaking the fall Bulletin 85 Parachute investigation
Snappy Dragons Bulletin 75 Pneumatics and Hydraulics in the classroom
Marvellous Magnets Bulletin 81 Ideas for practical science inquiry using magnets as a focus
More Marvellous Magnets Bulletin 88 Additional ideas for planning investigations and solving problems by applying knowledge of magnets
Alphabet cars Bulletin 52 Design and make a balloon-powered alphabet car
Rice to see you Bulletin 53 Exploring density

Electricity

Topic Resource Description
Buzz off and glow away Bulletin 67 Making an electrical circuit and applying knowledge and understanding of circuits to build games and models
Squishy Circuits Bulletin 55 Circuit building incorporating conductive dough
Fruit Batteries Bulletin 53 Build simple chemical cells using readily available materials, such as lemons, to power a component

Vibrations and Waves

Topic Resource Description
Sounds Good Bulletin 69 Explore the nature of sound and make your own musical instruments
Beat it! Bulletin 73 Make a drum based on a traditional African Djembe
On Reflection Bulletin 80 Link science and maths Es and Os while investigating reflection of light

Biological Systems

Body Systems and Cells

Topic Resource Description
Owl Pellets Bulletin 56 Examining owl pellets to learn about the diet of the owl and features of mammal skeletons
Seeing is believing Bulletin 63 Using optical illusions to encourage learners to explore the link between our senses and the environment
Reaction Timer Bulletin 59 Can reaction times be improved through practice?
Compost Columns Bulletin 50 Set up a small-scale compost system that can be observed over time
Variation in the Classroom Bulletin 47 Observing variation – fingerprints, dental impressions and voice patterns
Yeast Investigations Bulletin 48 Practical investigations with yeast that can be easily carried out in the primary classroom

Inheritance

Topic Resource Description
Reebops Bulletin 46 Developed by the University of Wisconsin, Reebops are model organisms that are very useful for teaching genetics
Keeping Tadpoles Bulletin 61 How to collect frogspawn, keep tadpoles in the classroom to observe their development over time and safely release froglets

Materials

Properties and uses of substances

Topic Resource Description
Making Slime Bulletin 79 Updated safety information and a recipe for making slime
Get Set Bulletin 78 Investigations with jelly
Hydrogels Bulletin 70 How much water can a hydrogel hold?
Colour-Changing Stickers – Using Novel Materials Bulletin 60 How to make colour changing stickers that react to a change in temperature
See the Heat with Thermochromic Sheet Bulletin 49 Practical ideas for using this novel material
Materials Bulletin 43 Sorting materials; UV beads; memory metals

Chemical Changes

Topic Resource Description
Festive Fizz Bulletin 60 An engaging ways to illustrate a chemical reaction
Cool it Bulletin 58 Making ice-cream and sorbet in the primary classroom

Topical Science

Topic Resource Description
Bees Bulletin 47 Bees and pollination
Citizen Science Bulletin 71 Looking at a variety of citizen science projects with which schools can engage
Slip, Sliding Away – Soil Erosion Bulletin 84 Creating a model to investigate soil erosion

Science Inquiry

Topic Resource Article description
O-wings Bulletin 62 Challenge learners’ understanding of flight and investigate fair testing
Get Set Bulletin 78 Investigations with Jelly
Walking on Water Bulletin 76 Exploring surface tension
Trunk Transport Bulletin 74 Investigating transport in plants
A Bundle of Bubbles Bulletin 87 Ideas for using bubbles to develop science inquiry skills

Outdoor Learning

Topic Resource Article description
Tatties in a Tub Bulletin 66 Tips for school gardening
Picture This Bulletin 83 Photo Orienteering in your school grounds
Wonderful Wriggly Worms! Bulletin 82 Keeping and studying earthworms

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