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Can you remember what transparent means? What about opaque? Use a torch to investigate different materials you can find around your house. Which ones allow light to pass through them (transparent)? Which ones block light (opaque)?
Look at these pictures of different musical instruments. Which part is vibrating to make the sounds we hear – is it the skin, strings, metal, wood or air inside the instrument? Record which you think it is below each picture.
Look at this diagram of a skeleton. Can you name the different bones? How quickly can you label some of the key bones in the human body? Now see if you can colour code them.
Think about the different joints in your body and how they work. We often refer to your body as having 3 main types of joint – hinge, universal and ball and socket. Have you learnt about these before? If not, why not research these joints to see how they work. Now see if you can identify these different joints needed for each of these actions to be carried out by the human body.
Can you identify the different parts of the human body? Use the table to draw a simple diagram of each body part and record a brief description of what it does.
Our planet is constantly affected by different forces and factors – many of which are caused by humans. We often hear about something called “the greenhouse effect”… but what is it? The greenhouse effect is when our planet heats up due to harmful gases collecting in our atmosphere. This simple investigation will show you how it happens!
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.
How good are your observation skills? Have a go at this game which tests how good you 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.