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Natural and man-made objects investigation

Natural and man-made objects

Have a look at these objects. Do you think they are natural or man-made? Can you draw a line to match them to the right shelves?

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Materials: similarities and differences activity

Materials: similarities and differences

This activity is designed to encourage your child to observe the similarities and differences between different materials.

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Find patterns all around you activity

Find patterns all around you

There are patterns all around us. Take a large piece of white paper and a crayon and see if you can capture some!

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Chocolate challenge experiment

Chocolate challenge

Here's a tasty science experiment for you, investigating solids and liquids!

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Building a paper bridge activity

Building a paper bridge

Sam wants to build a bridge for his toy car. He has four different types of paper. How could you find out which one is best? Have a go yourself and find out!

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The digestive process worksheet

The digestive process

When we eat food our bodies break it down so that we can live. Food is our fuel and gives our bodies the things we need. This process is called digestion. Can you read the statements below and cut them out? Try to arrange them in the correct order to show the process of digestion.

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Sorting healthy statements worksheet

Sorting healthy statements

We are constantly being told what is healthy and what is unhealthy. In this activity you need to use your reasoning skills to read the statement cards and sort out which ones you think are true and which are false.

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My diet investigation

My diet investigation

What foods you have eaten in the last 24 hours? Write them down in the table below. Can you identify the type of food you have eaten and the role it plays in your diet?

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Manufacturing materials investigation

Manufacturing materials

The shapes of objects made from some materials can be changed by some processes, including squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. Gather a selection of materials from home. Make sure that each object is made from a different material. List the object and the material in the table, then have a go at changing the object’s shape and note on your table what happens.Now have a go at making a glove.

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Make your own sundial

Make your own sundial

A sundial tells the time by using the position of the sun. This is how it works: the sun casts a shadow onto a surface marked with lines indicating the hours of the day. As the sun moves across the sky the shadow aligns with different hour-lines. Do you think you can make your own sundial?

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Healthy living pledges

Healthy living pledges

Create a healthy living questionnaire for your friends and family. Think of questions about sleep, food, drink, exercise and then do a survey of everyone’s habits. At the end of the week as a family decide what everybody’s new healthy goals are going to be. What could you do more of? What will happen if you make some changes to your life? Why?

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Healthy living bar chart

Healthy living bar chart

Exercising and eating the right types and amounts of food help humans to stay healthy. Make a chart showing 5-10 different things you can do to be healthy. Add in a column for each member of your family. Ask people in your family to tell you every time they eat or do something healthy and record it on the chart. Try recording your data in bar chart form. At the end of the week decide, as a family, what everybody’s new healthy living goal is going to be.

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Fatty foods investigation

Fatty foods investigation

Ask an adult to help you select different foods that you think may contain more fat than others. Carefully rub each food in turn in one of the circles. Label each circle so that you can see which food was in which circle. Leave the paper to dry. When dry hold it up to the light. You should be able to see which foods contained more oil and fat as this will be left on the paper!

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Summer brain-boosting challenges learning pack

Summer brain-boosting challenges

Juggle fruit. Work on the technology of the future. Plot and design a lost city, create a zoo of invented animals, learn to talk sdrawkcab and bake a pizza clock and a pastry map. How many of our wonderful brain-boosting challenges can you fit into your summer? All you need are some art materials, imagination and an enquiring mind to have a go at a whole host of practical and reflective activities, suitable for primary-school children (and parents, of course). Have fun!

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Be a scientist

Be a scientist

This activity will develop your child's imagination and design skills.
Design a healthy living poster

Design a healthy living poster

An activity to help your child identify ways to lead a healthy life.
Make a telephone

Make a telephone

Have fun with your child whilst they learn more about sound and its properties.
Designing for a purpose

Designing for a purpose

Let your child use their imagination to create a camouflage outfit, helping them explore ideas about designing for a purpose.
Design a toy activity

Design a toy

Work with your child to draw a design for a toy using labels. Your child can then make the toy and invite someone to play-test it.

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What is good food? activity

What is good food?

A cutting and sticking activity to help children understand which foods belong to which group.

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