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Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics: Light; Moving & Growing; Variation; Magnets & Springs; Earth, Sun & Moon; States; Materials; Teeth; Healthy Eating; Food Chains; Minibeasts; Life Cycles; Habitats. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Scroll down for the activity. Requires Flash.

4 nicely presented and accessible powerpoints on the periodic table; elements that changed the course of history; elements of the world and body chemistry. Great introduction, useful for background knowledge or for directing especially interested pupils to. Useful for showing how important elements and materials are to us.

A 'Double- Crossed 'cross-curricular activity based on a mystery set in WW2. Pupils use and develop their investigative skills in analysing and evaluating data and evidence and their creativity and problem solving when interpreting evidence, asking questions such as Why? How? and What if? Team work and self evaluation assessment for learning included.

A simple interactive activity, aimed at 7-8 year olds, to introduce the properties and uses of some common materials.

Activity from BBC to test different materials for various properties then take a quiz

A fun activity to help children learn about rocks and soils. Test the properties of different rocks and take a quiz.

Revision information on materials and their properties. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

Revision information on rocks and soils. Includes and interactive activity and a quiz.

Song (by They Might Be Giants) accompanied by cartoons, to introduce the elements, what some of them are used for, that they combine. Very popular and catchy, pupils will want to sing along! If the words or a periodic table are printed it can be useful to highlight lines of information in the song or colour in elements they hear.

A timed game with 3 levels in which children have to collect as many materials with the specified property as possible.

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