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Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transferred from one store into another. In these pictures, which items do you think use energy? Which ones store energy? Do they all store/use the same type of energy? Cut them out and sort them into groups.
When a moving surface slides on a stationary surface it rubs against it, which slows it down. This is due to friction, a force which resists the movement of one object sliding past another. Understand more about friction with a fantastic practical project: make your own balloon hovercraft!
Quiz questions to encourage your child to think about how scientists work and why they do the things they do.
The labels for these Carroll diagrams have fallen off. Can you put them in the correct places?
Emily is having a birthday party. To help with buying food, Emily has sorted her guests into a Carroll diagram. Use it to plan for the birthday party below.
Do you know why we use capital letters? See if you can sort these statements into the correct columns.
Play this quick calculation game with a partner. Take it in turns to turn over an item card and a percentage card. Work out how much money you are saving on each item by calculating the discount percentage. After three rounds, the person who has saved the most money wins.
Volume is the amount of 3D space that an object occupies. Calculate the number of cubes in each shape to work out the volume (measured in cubic centimetres, cm3).
Regular shapes have equal-length sides and all the internal angles are equal. Can you cut out the shapes and sort them into the Venn diagram? Then draw a circle around the regular shapes and write a definition of an irregular shape.
Let’s go Roman shopping! Can you work out the cost of these items?
Can you complete this puzzle with the correct Roman numerals?
The Roman numeral system is like a code: there are seven symbols (letters of the alphabet) that can be used to make any Roman numeral. To work out what the number is, just add the digits together! If a smaller numeral is in front of the larger numeral, you need to subtract the smaller numeral. Now you have a go...
We still use Roman numerals today. One example of this is on clocks, where the numbers are often Roman numerals. Can you find pictures of any famous clocks with Roman numerals on?
Can you help the frog to hop on the stones safely to the other side of the pond? He can only step on regular shapes. Is there more than one route option?
Have fun with irregular shapes with this four-in-a-row game.
Mrs Herbert asked the children in 6KH how they travelled to school. Can you draw a pie chart to show the most popular mode of transport?
Here are the results of a Roman chariot race. Can you work out the Roman numerals then cut out the cards and put the chariots in order?
This family are off on their holidays. They have driven all the way to France. They are used to checking their speed using miles but in France the road signs are in kilometres! Can you help them work out how fast they can drive by converting the kilometres into miles? Your answers can be approximate.
A cube number is when a number is multiplied by itself and then by itself again. Cube numbers can be visually represented with cube diagrams. Make 3D models of these cube numbers using sugar cubes, square Lego bricks, clay. How many cubes did you need?
An ice-cream seller kept a record of the ice-cream sold in his shop over a week. Can you draw a pie chart to show the most popular ice-cream?
Look at these containers. Which do you think has the greatest volume? (Think about their real-life size by considering what is inside.) Put them in order from smallest to largest volume. Estimate the volume in cm3, then calculate the volume to see how accurate you were.
Look around your house and find five different containers (for example cereal boxes, tissue boxes, biscuit tins, DVD cases, etc.). Estimate each container’s volume in cm3 and put them in order from smallest volume to largest volume. Now calculate each container’s volume to see how accurate you were.
A cube number is multiplied by itself and then by itself again! Cube numbers can be visually represented with cube diagrams. When writing a cube number we use a small 3 next to the number. Can you use a calculator to complete the table below?