Join Kareena and her superhero friend K-mistry and learn about how everything is made up of the same building blocks, including everything in space
Produced by FunKids radio in collaboration with the RSC, this short chemistry snippet is great for introducing children to the idea that everything is made up of the same building blocks, including everything in space.
This podcast can be used as a ’hook’ when introducing the topic to your students, or at the end of a lesson to stimulate discussion about what they have learnt.
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If you teach primary science, see the headings below to find out how to use this resource:
Children will develop their working scientifically skills by:
- Asking their own questions about scientific phenomena.
- Using appropriate scientific language and ideas to explain, evaluate and communicate their findings.
- Begin to understand that all material in the Universe is made of very small particles.
Children will learn:
- That the Sun is not made of fire but consists of gases.
- That the building blocks that make up stars are also found in living things, including humans.
Suggested activity use
The recording provided can be used at the start or end of a lesson to stimulate discussion. It could be used within a Space topic to encourage children to ask questions or carry out research activities.
Images may be required to go alongside the radio recording, as some children may find it difficult to visualise what is being described. Also, some of the language included in the recording, such as ‘atoms’, ‘matter’ and ‘molecules’, may require some further explanation.
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