Activities for 5-11 year olds which
use topical events to create uniquely engaging science
Make learning memorable and achieve better SATs results
UPD8s support literacy and numeracy and make great assembly material
They cover all 5-11 science topics and QCA units
They’re designed to take advantage of your interactive whiteboard
Make the science curriculum more relevant and exciting
Make teaching 'scientific enquiry' skills more compelling and accessible
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.
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
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.
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Ricky the puppet has been invited to join a FUCHS Foundation expedition to the Antarctic with his teacher Lisa Wood. Ricky is the first puppet to go to Antarctica and Lisa is the first primary teacher to be chosen. These FREE Primary upd8 activities are part of a project relating to this adventure.
In this activity children will help Ricky decide which materials will be good to keep him warm, dry and comfortable and what he needs to take with him to eat and drink to keep him alive and well. This activity is particularly useful for APP (Assessing Pupils' Progress in primary science) AF (Assessment Focus) AF1 (Thinking scientifically) and AF3 (Communicating and collaborating in science). Children can communicate their ideas to Ricky via his blog http://antarcticapuppet.primaryblogger.co.uk
In this activity children will investigate materials and make reasoned choices, depending on the properties, to build a shelter for Ricky. They then compare this with materials they might choose to make shelters for different environments. This activity is particularly useful for APP (Assessing Pupils' Progress in primary science) AF (Assessment Focus) AF2 (Understanding the applications and implications of science) and AF4 (Using investigative approaches).