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Science Songs

A classroom favourite is getting your students to write a song, poem or mnemonic to help them to remember a sequence. This could be the colours of the rainbow (Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain), or the planets of the solar system My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets Or the electromagnetic  Full Article…


Time is an illusion!

Age: 7-12yrs Ease: *** Overview Understanding how the world and everything in it changes over time is essential in order to understanding the concept of a day, week, season, year and the general concept of ‘time’. The children will have the opportunity to analyse how an object changes over time, be it a plant growing,  Full Article…


Share some science stories

From the combustion of carbon to the synthesis of a vitamin, every chemical reaction has a story. Using web 2.0 tools in the classroom, pupils can research, create and share the  digital story of chemistry. Ask your students to; Create a Social Networking profile for a scientist explaining their discoveries. Find a list of scientists  Full Article…


Looking at landscapes

Use Google Earth (or Google Maps if you haven’t got to grips with Google Earth!) Divide the class into groups and give each group a location. (You can use the line or path function on Google earth to do this) Give the class a series of tasks or questions. The less able group might be  Full Article…


Environmental river project

Thanks to teacher Chris Smit for this one… Use Google Earth for an environmental river project. Locate the source of a river and follow it to the mouth, entering a sea or lake Use the altitude information on Google to calculate the difference in altitude between the origin and the mouth Mark all geographical spots  Full Article…


Village Quest

Age: 9+yrs   Ease *** Overview: Pupils will learn how to generate and read a QR-code with a tablet or smartphone. They will learn how to find a location on a virtual map, how to get GPS-coordinates with Google Maps, share a document with Google maps and post an image on and link this to  Full Article…