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How good are your observation skills? Have a go at this game which tests how good your are at spotting the similarities and differences between objects.
When we can first see the sun in the morning, we call this sunrise. When the sun disappears at night, we call this sunset. If you watch the weather on television, they often report when sunrise and sunset will take place. Look at this data table below which shows sunrise and sunset for London for each month over one year. Can you complete the data missing in the table? See if you can use this information to answer the questions below.
When we go out in summer we have to apply sun cream or sun spray to help stop us from being burnt by the sun. Does this really work? Does it really stop us from being burnt by the sun’s rays? Try this simple experiment to find out!
Look at these picture cards. Can you sort them into two groups – those that are sources of light and those that are not?
We can sort objects into groups on the basis of simple material properties: roughness, hardness, shininess, ability to float, transparency and whether they are magnetic or non-magnetic. Collect some of these materials and try different ways of sorting them. Can you make a physical pictogram to show how you’ve sorted things?
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.
When it is time to change over your child’s wardrobe from season to season or you are having a big clear out, take the opportunity to involve them and look at what different clothes are made from. Talk about the materials the clothes are made from and together look at the labels showing their properties.
Look at these cards. Cut them out and then sort them according to whether you think they are a solid, a liquid or a gas. Be careful…some have been put in to challenge you!
Look at these pictures. Can you identify the objects? Which ones do you think will float in water? Which ones will sink? Why? Ask a parent if there any that you can test.
Ask an adult to provide you with a bowl filled with rice, sand, metal paper clips (or pins) and pasta (ideally penne) all mixed together. How could separate these materials? Ask to use a sieve, some plastic bowls and a magnet. See if you can use this equipment to separate out these solids.
Let's investigate which conditions affect seed germination!
Seeds disperse in different ways – through explosion, thanks to animals carrying them and via the wind. Use what you have learned about seed dispersal and your research skills to sort these seed cards using the sorting sheet on the next page.
Try this simple experiment at home to investigate the pitch of sound you can make using a ruler.
Look at these picture cards. Can you identify the different types of rocks? What might these different types of rocks be used for? Can you match the different types of rocks to the correct name cards? Now shuffle the cards and have a game of matching pairs with a friend or adult. The person with the most cards at the end of the game wins!
This activity is designed to help you revise a range of reversible and irreversible changes. Cut the cards out and place them face up on the table. Try to match up a material card with a process card – can you now find the correct reversible / irreversible card for this match? See how many correct matches you can make!
Cut out the cards below. Each player chooses one material card; the other players need to ask questions to help them guess what it is.
Unfortunately human activities can have negative impacts on habitats and the animals that live in them. This investigation will help you to understand the impact of an oil spill on our ocean habitats.
Look at each of these cards and read the description. Can you draw a picture to match? Now cut out the cards and make your own plant cycle diagram. How would these pictures be different if you chose a different plant?
Look at these pictures of the Sun and the planets in our solar system. Can you name them? One of these pictures is an intruder! Which of these pictures shows an object which is no longer a planet? Can you think of different criteria to sort the planets into (for example: size, colour, what planet is made of, type of orbit, etc.)?
Make yourself a selection of paper airplanes. You’re going to race your planes against each other, but first decide on the parameters you want to measure (for example, speed or distance). Now predict which plane will win each completion. Were you right?