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A series of activities that give pupils an opportunity to explore different aspects of fruits and seeds and to understand how (and why) they are dispersed. The activities presented here are suitable for pupils in age range 5 to 11, but should be adapted to suit the age and ability of the pupils.

This booklet includes activities that children can do to find out more about plants, focusing on ways that children can grow their own plants. Several of the activities are set out as investigations, to support children developing their approach to investigations in a scientific way.

Suggestions as to how to make a flower using a variety of materials . . . see the ideas listed and let the children be creative (and an opportunity to develop cross-curricular links)

An activity booklet for 5-12 year olds. Through the activities suggested in this pack children are introduced to the world of invertebrates (minibeasts).

This Primary Pack, for Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11), is a series of worksheets and teacher’s notes based around the desert locust

Introducing students to the world of invertebrates through a range of activities in a 20 page pdf booklet

A fact sheet about Carl Linnaeus made by the Linnean Society to explain his achievements including how to identify and classify different organisms.

A factsheet about Alfred Russel Wallace on his expeditions and developing a theory of evolution.

A site illustrating the economic and cultural importance of a wide range of plants and fungi. Useful for research, cross curricular work and projects.

An activity to first select living things from a woodland habitat, then learn more about them and place them in a food web and a key.

Clear and easy to navigate site with information, images and videos of animals from a variety of habitats. Flash games and current animal news stories.

Revision information on skeletons, muscles and joints. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

A good, simple site on grouping living things. There is a game and also a short revision quiz.

Very catchy and entertaining song and animation from 'They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science'. Lyrics can found on the internet. Useful for discussion about how scientists find out about prehistoric life and use evidence/ clues, also about adaptations, e.g. how teeth types can help to identify an animal as a herbivore. Great fun that pupils always want to hear again.

Students can experience life as a tiger and find out about other exotic animals

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