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  • A hand pouring a spoon of sugar into a beaker of water
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    Controlled variable investigations: wrong report worksheet | 11–14

    2021-06-08T10:38:00Z

    Use this ‘wrong report’ activity to tackle common misconceptions and elicit discussion about surrounding controlled variables

  • Word cards on the topic of transition metals spilling out of a bag
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    Transition metal games | 16–18 years

    Three engaging classroom games to familiarise learners with keywords for the transition metals topic, based on Jeopardy!, Articulate! and Taboo

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    Cemeg yn y Cwricwlwm i Gymru – cynllunio cefnogaeth

    2021-05-26T12:02:00Z

    Canllawiau, gan gynnwys templed sgiliau ac enghraifft gwaith, i gefnogi athrawon gyda threfnu’r cwricwlwm a chynnydd ym Maes Dysgu ac Arbenigedd Gwyddoniaeth a Thechnoleg y Cwricwlwm i Gymru, cam cynnydd 4.

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    Analysing ice cream

    2021-05-24T11:56:00Z

    A data analysis exercise for 11–14-year-old learners based on an experiment to measure how the amount of milk fat affects the viscosity of ice cream. Learners will draw graphs, describe trends in the data and identify variables

  • A photo of two take-away coffee cups
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    Separating caffeine | 11–14 years

    DART (Directed Activity Related to Text) covering separation techniques, including dissolution, distillation and filtration. Decaffeination provides a great context to add depth to a sequence of lessons on separation techniques. 

  • Two girls carrying out a chemistry experiment in a classroom
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    Chemistry in Curriculum for Wales – planning support

    2021-04-21T12:18:00Z

    Guidance, including a skills template and worked example, to support teachers with curriculum planning and progression within the Science and Technology Area of Learning and Expertise from Curriculum for Wales, progression step 4.

  • A photo of a PVC model and the PVC chemical structure written in a notebook
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    Puzzling polymers | 14–16 years

    A matching activity worksheet using clues to identify and name repeating polymers based on their chemical structure

  • A close up photo of a care label in a green shirt saying 100% polyester
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    ‘Life would be unrecognisable without plastic’ | 11–16 years

    A worksheet including three classroom activities to evaluate the role plastic plays in everyday life

  • A photo of a hand in a latex glove holding a conical flask of white powder with a damp piece of wood stuck to its base
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    Explaining observations in energetics quiz

    2021-04-14T05:59:00Z

    Get your 11–14 students applying their rates of reactions knowledge to new contexts

  • An illustration of Earth, a thermometer, a forest fire and a polluting factory
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    Carbon cycle lesson plan

    2021-04-13T10:54:00Z

    Use this lesson plan to structure a lesson on the carbon cycle at 11–14

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    Carbon cycle game

    2021-04-13T10:53:00Z

    Students take on the role of a carbon atom as it cycles through the Earth to better understand the carbon cycle

  • Black and white photo of the Titanic
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    Titanic investigations

    A series of short videos to illustrate practical science activities from the Primary Science Teaching Trust. The videos explore changes of state and are based on the story of the Titanic.

  • Picture of a footballer and astronaut nearly colliding in mid-air
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    City Science Stars

    Engaging practical science activities for 9-11 year olds from the Primary Science Teaching Trust. Download lesson plans and other support materials for activities with links to football, other sports and space.

  • Photo of the Jurassic Coast in southern England
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    Big Jurassic Classroom

    A downloadable book, teacher guides and activity packs from the Primary Science Teaching Trust and Jurassic Coast Trust. Use these to support the teaching of rocks, fossils and evolution, and bring the wonder of the Jurassic Coast into your classroom.

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    Starters for science

    A series of short videos from the Primary Science Teaching Trust to support with get started with practical science enquiry. The activities require minimal resources and can be used in school or at home.

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    Science Fun at Home

    Simple and engaging practical science activities from the Primary Science Teaching Trust. These are open ended, adaptable for any age and include linked follow up activities.

  • Completed colour by pH colouring sheets and felt tip pens
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    Colour by pH

    2021-03-24T10:24:00Z

    Introduce learners to the pH scale and the Universal Indicator chart by using these colour by number worksheets. 

  • A table of different questioning words with lab equipment cartoons behind
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    The ‘broken’ practical approach

    2021-03-24T08:00:00Z

    Take this approach to practical work to ensure students are learning, not just doing

  • A photo of small bottles and spot plates
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    Microscale technicians in trouble! investigation

    2021-03-15T05:47:00Z

    Some solutions have been mixed up – help the technicians work out which is which

  • A photo of a woman holding a menstrual cup and a tampon
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    Period products

    2021-03-08T13:37:00Z

    Complete a life-cycle assessment for three period products: tampons, period pads and menstrual cups. Ask learners to use their judgement to recommend the product with the least environmental impact