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An extension/ homework task or project to survey the types of seeds in your neighbourhood.

A comprehensive reference resource with information and definitions. Includes series of web-based tasks and resources based on plant science and anatomy.

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.

Present this PDF to your class to teach photosynthesis to pupils at around 10 years old

Strictly, neither of these words appears on the curriculum for children at this level. However, indirect reference is likely to be made to both processes, so we give these background notes in a way that could be used with children.

Germination and variables activity for 8 - 11 years.

An interactive presentation, suitable for Key Stage 2 (8-11 year olds) describing the different parts of a plant. The plant detective covers topics such as: Reproduction Photosynthesis Adaptation To use the plant detective you will need to have a Flash viewer installed

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 teacherís 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 excellent PowerPoint tutorial for class or individual use illustrating how the parts of a flower fit together, for use when pupils have an actual flower head in front of them.

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.

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

Links to 5 powerpoint presentations providing an introduction to bacteria and other microorganisms, their uses and their role in causing infectious diseases; a history of fighting disease; chemicals that kill bacteria; penicillin and medicines for the future.

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 teacherís notes based around the desert locust

Living things, such as rabbits and micro-organisms, need food and water to grow and reproduce. In these games you can control the temperature and how much food and moisture is available.

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.

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

BBC Bitesize provides information, an activity (based on the popular Sarah Jane adventures) and a quiz on plant growth.

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

Interactive lesson plan/resources covering the structure of a flowering plant and the functions of its parts. Could do as a class activity or as individuals.

An appealing game in which pupils ('agents') label the parts of the flower and receive information on the function of each part with the aim of stopping the dangerous Hogweed from spreading. Clicking the 'Read' button below= more information. There is also a quiz.

Clear information about good and bad microbes to read. Quiz available

An interactive activity showing some of the places micro-organisms can be found. Highlights that some are useful and others are harmful. Includes a quiz.

Site provided by University of Manchester with written information and animations.

Pupils playing in normal mode can learn about antibodies and can then try the expert level.

A simple activity spotting living organisms, reading more about them and using them to make 2 different food chains for woodland and pond.

Clear information about producers, consumers, predators and prey. Interactive game and films exploring land and sea food chains. Quiz available

Clear information about how living things are adapted to certain habitats and an interactive game to help choose the right environment for fictional creatures. Quiz available

A simple activity spotting living organisms, reading more about them and using them to make 2 different food chains for woodland and pond.

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.

Different living things like to live in places that suit their needs, and that includes humans. Find out about the different habitats and the needs of the animals that live there.

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