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Cartoon science

Nic Daniels using cartoons to make science fun…. Children love making cartoons and on the whole hate writing up science experiments so recording science experiments as a comic strip can be the way forward. We used Comic Life to create the ones above. It comes bundled with the Mac but entry level is free for Windows and that  Full Article…

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What is it?

Describe a material in 140 characters on a microblogging site such as Twitter and see if others can guess what the material is without mentioning the word or Chemical symbol. Could do it in groups and see who get the most right.  With younger primary children this could mean giving them some materials such as  Full Article…

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Make your own nature colouring book

Let children use digital cameras to take some pictures of snails, beetles, butterflies or choose a picture e.g a butterfly on Google images. Turn it in to a colouring sheet using iphoto or picassa. (move the exposure, contrast and sharpness to max. Move saturation to minimum.) If necessary, take the image you have produced and  Full Article…

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Dinosaurs

Make a time line with pictures of dinosaurs using Prezi. With younger children you can construct the template and select the background so that children can ‘drop in’ pictures of dinosaurs they have collected. Older children can do it themselves. Or children can draw the dinosaurs, photograph them and save as jpeg images that you  Full Article…

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The Secret Life of Animals

Here is another idea from Cidalia Marques, one of the Taccle team from Portugal. Portugese classrooms often have animals in their classes. The most usual animals are silkworms, fishes or hamsters . This is the first step to approach the animals habits, characteristics, feeding and caring about them Having an animal in the class serves  Full Article…

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Mini beasts (4-7yrs)

Use flip vid cameras and get children to pretend they are either beetles or butterflies. Beetles take a camera, crawl on their stomachs through grass and film what beetles may see. Butterflies stand up as tall as they can and fly around with the camera, swooping down onto bright flowers etc. Load onto computer and,  Full Article…

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