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An easy and effective activity for the Foundation Years to KS2 in order to observe seed germination at any time of the year.

Explore the world of seeds and plant growth with printable pdfs of activities and ideas

In these booklets, some activities are based in the classroom while others involve growing plants outside. Covers plant growth, reproduction and life cycles.

The loan kits are aimed at KS1 and KS2, covering the topics of Classification, Life Cycles, Plants and Habitats. Your school can borrow a kit for up to a half term

Choose a selection of minibeasts by dragging them into the tray. Choose the amount of sets you need and add labels with your own criteria. The sets can be overlapped to produce a Venn diagram display.

Ask pupils to propose 'yes/no' questions that will sort a number of minibeasts using a tree diagram. (Tip: start with two or three creatures and add more into the tray once the concept is more secure.) Choose the minibeasts on the first screen by dragging them into the tray one by one. On the sorting screen, add labels with questions and drag the arrows onto the screen to denote 'yes' or 'no'.

Once you have dragged items into the sorting tray you can move onto the sorting screen. Choose an appropriate number of sets, label them and start sorting. Try sorting some of the items without labelling the sets and ask the pupils to guess the criteria you are using.

The loan kits are aimed at KS1 and KS2, covering the topics of Classification, Life Cycles, Plants and Habitats. Your school can borrow a kit for up to a half term

The Microscope Activity Kit Scheme is completely free for all UK Primary Schools. A Kit can be borrowed for an entire term and contains enough microscopes and resources for a whole class of children.

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

Ask pupils to propose 'yes/no' questions that will sort a number of minibeasts using a tree diagram. (Tip: start with two or three creatures and add more into the tray once the concept is more secure.) Choose the minibeasts on the first screen by dragging them into the tray one by one. On the sorting screen, add labels with questions and drag the arrows onto the screen to denote 'yes' or 'no'.

Activities designed to encourage children to think about the characteristics of a range of animals, including humans

A fun activity to help children to learn about plants. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about what plants need to grow. Includes a simulation of a growing plant, a diagram of plant parts for labelling and a quiz.

BBC Bitesize information, activities and video clips on food chains.

BBC Bitesize content on food chains looking at consumers - carnivores and herbivores.

A fun activity to help children learn about living things. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about animals and their adaptations. Includes a worksheet.

This website has a huge archive of information (text, images and short video clips) about our plants and animals. There are dedicated sections for children and teachers. The teacher section has a huge range of resources for all ages, including PowerPoint presentations and Word documents.

BBC Bitesize information, activities and video clips on food chains.

BBC Bitesize content on food chains looking at consumers - carnivores and herbivores.

BBC Bitesize resource explaining the characteristics of mammals.

BBC Bitesize resource on the characteristics of birds

A fun activity to help children learn about living things. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about animal parts and health and growth. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about variation. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about animals and their adaptations. Includes a worksheet.

Drag the baby animal to its parent. What features are similar when comparing the adult to the baby? Can then ask staff/ children to bring in baby photos- can they match to the older version? How do we change as we get older?

This website has a huge archive of information (text, images and short video clips) about our plants and animals. There are dedicated sections for children and teachers. The teacher section has a huge range of resources for all ages, including PowerPoint presentations and Word documents.

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

BBC Bitesize information, activities and video clips on food chains.

BBC Bitesize content on food chains looking at consumers - carnivores and herbivores.

BBC Bitesize resource explaining the characteristics of mammals.

BBC Bitesize resource on the characteristics of birds

Set of simple fun activities which introduce children to the ‘Kingdom Fungi’. They can be grouped together for a ‘fun with fungi’ day or carried out as individual activities in science lessons.

Use the text and pictures to gather the data required for the index cards (click the right pointing arrow to send the picture and title to the card). After completing several cards, ask pupils to propose questions and answer them by sorting them into labelled sets

A quiz (simultaneously read aloud) relating to the suitability of particular habitats for different animals. Many of the questions are suitable for group or class discussion and debate.

Links to quiz and worksheets related to living things. The activities look at: senses, movement, habitat, food, life and appearance of living things.

An interactive quiz split into six sections. In each section children are asked questions and receive feedback on their answers. Correct answers are rewarded with part of a picture being revealed. If all six questions are answered correctly, a bonus question appears. Childern can tackle the quiz on their own, in groups or as whole class (to encourage discussion).

Children can click on icons to choose an animal and then change the environmental conditions until they have created the perfect habitat.

An interactive quiz split into six sections. In each section children are asked questions and receive feedback on their answers. Correct answers are rewarded with part of a picture being revealed. If all six questions are answered correctly, a bonus question appears. Childern can tackle the quiz on their own, in groups or as whole class (to encourage discussion).

Links to quiz and worksheets related to living things. The activities look at: senses, movement, habitat, food, life and appearance of living things.

A fun activity to help children learn about animals. Includes matching offspring to their parents and matching animals with their food. Also includes a worksheet.

Flash activity on living and non-living things. Pupils can identify living things and inanimate objects. Pupils can also label the organisms in the diagrams. Too basic for some.

From Oxford University Museum of Natural History comes this quick sorting game in which children have to drag and drop animals into the correct category of mammal, amphibian, etc. Children can follow a link to find out more.

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.

Human and animal habitats are explored by considering different environments and the animals who live there. Activities include an interactive quiz and worksheets to test pupils' understanding of where different animals live and why they live there. They also provide an opportunity for further discussion.

BBC Bitesize resources on what animals need to survive.

BBC bitesize resource on the characteristics of reptiles

BBC Bitesize resource on the characteristics of amphibians

BBC bitesize resource for age 5-7 on characteristics of fish.

Resource from BBC bitesize on insects.

BBC Bitesize resources on what animals need to survive.

BBC bitesize resource on the characteristics of reptiles

BBC Bitesize resource on the characteristics of amphibians

BBC bitesize resource for age 5-7 on characteristics of fish.

Resource from BBC bitesize on insects.

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