Science Activities

You’ll need several small, transparent water containers (e.g. plastic or glass cups) and a range of substances to test (e.g. sugar, oil, salt, food colouring, rice, flour, vitamin tablets). Before dropping each substance into a cup ask the children to guess whether it will dissolve or not. Our primary science resource packages provide a useful starting point for teachers in planning and delivering science lessons or in supplementing a teacher’s own planning. The Forest Classroom is a practical guide which will show you how to engage your children in fun and educational forest-school activities. A forest classroom provides you with an ever changing outdoor science laboratory to explore and study with your children.

Try changing the quantities to see how the mixture changes, and ask the kids to explain the differences. It’s big, colourful, easy to follow and my grandson and I enjoy doing these experiments so far. I looked through it first and found it to have loads of different experiments he could try by using easily available everyday things. Get out of the house and explore the science in your own surroundings.

Join Dan as he explores the latest science stories with special guests and experts. CBeebies videos, games, stories, activities and quizzes to explore the night sky. Lots of great activities to explore astronomy and learn more about the night sky.

A PowerPoint and resource, order form sheet to give the children the task of designing and creating a structure than can hold an egg and protect it from a 3 metre drop. Children are also given a budget and will have to manage their finances accordingly. See more and get your copy of The Forest Classroom here, for easy, ready-made outdoor lessons you and your children will love.

Children can learn to discern the leaves and seeds of a number of trees. This helps children develop the scientific skills of careful observation, accurate discrimination and classification. Science Fun at Home provides simple and engaging practical science activities. Originally created to support learning at home, the activities are equally useful for learning at school. Yep, this fun science experiment for kids can be done easily using things you’ll find in the kitchen cupboards. Try adding Vegetable oil, water, Alka seltzer and a few drops of food colouring to a bottle.

Get crafty and build your own telescope to look for birds, treetops, and even stars in the night sky. Use mirrors and glass blocks to direct light and unlock new puzzles. Articles and images discussing our planet’s most pressing environmental challenges. Immerse yourself in a real life science adventure, travelling to the Arctic or the bottom of the sea. Find out about electricity and circuits by reading useful info, trying activities and test yourself in the quizzes. Find out below how Famly saved Paula and the team at West Street Nursery time, and see what we can do for you in a personal demo.

Our latest Ofsted Inspection in March 2017 was a good result for us and a clear recognition of the hard work and commitment invested by everyone within the Talbot Learning Community. Provide a wealth of free resources to help teachers deliver engaging and memorable outdoor learning. Get your copy of The Forest Classroom here and you’ll be ready to head straight outdoors and enjoy teaching, using our ready-made lesson plans. It is the perfect beginner’s guide to running a successful forest school.

With the help of Dippy the dinosaur and Fern the fox explore the trees, petals, colours and birds in your area. Software that brings you closer to parents, runs your setting smoothly, and gives you more time with the children. Explorify provides free activities that will spark children’s curiosity and develop their thinking skills. The Forest Classroom gives you a set of Cloud ID cards you can print and use to teach children the names of different clouds, how to identify each one, and the weather patterns they bring. The Science Fun at Home resources are created by Ali Eley and Tom Holloway working with Science Sparks. A new project aims to uncover a key moment in the history of science and tell the story of a famous fossil hunter.

This publications sets out the rationale for working towards big ideas and the implications of this for curriculum content, pedagogy, student assessment and teacher education. Try your hand at loads of different science projects, using simple instructions, everyday ingredients, and stunning photography to guide you from start to finish. Plus fact-filled panels explain the science behind each and every experiment. This activity is a bit messy but really fun and hands-on; children love exploring the strange properties of this cross between a liquid and a solid.