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Football Shadows

3F Light and shadows
Have you ever noticed the different shadows that you see on the football pitch? With the World Cup in full swing, now is the time to get child...

Rabbit Care

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Rabbit Awareness Week is in May. It aims to raise awareness of the needs of rabbits and the owner's responsibility in caring for them. In t...

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It has been reported in many papers that most of us need to eat more fruit and vegetables. This was in response to research suggesting that in...

     
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What is Primary upd8?  

Activities for 5-11 year olds which use topical events to create uniquely engaging science lessons.

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  • Make learning memorable with new approaches detailed in the teacher support guidance
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  • Cover all Primary 5-11 year olds science topics
Darwin 200 free activities

As part of the Darwin 200 celebrations, ASE's Primary upd8 team has been working with The Open University's Evolution Megalab to provide free activities for school pupils.

KS1 5-7

Snail Hunt

KS2 7-11

Snail Space

Snail Hunt

This activity introduces pupils to Darwin's ideas on evolution by looking at variation, adaptation and distribution of banded snails. In this activity children use the correct vocabulary to describe habitats and different banded snails. Pupils take part in practical science, collecting snails and collating data and are shown how information that they collect relates to, and can be included on, the EvolutionMegalab website. www.evolutionmegalab.org

Snail Space

In this activity children will use the correct vocabulary to describe habitats and different banded snails (Cepaea snails - pronounced 'see-pee-ah'). Pupils take part in practical science, collecting snails and collating data and are shown how this information relates to, and can be included on, the EvolutionMegalab website www.evolutionmegalab.org which encourages children to accurately record their snail finds on a giant database to find out if and how the snail population is changing.

The Bedford Borough `On the Snail Trail' project. Winner of the European Language Label Award 2011, Spanish Language Prize and the Eurotalk Primary Education Language Prize. http://www.linksintolanguages.ac.uk/resources/2528

Jan Lewandowski
Consultant for Languages and International Learning
Bedford Borough
Tel: 01234 831687