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Materials in your home investigation

Materials in your home

Draw a picture of your house and then go round with a clipboard and identify which materials you can see and label them on your picture.
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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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Making things louder investigation

Making things louder

This simple investigation demonstrates how sound can be amplified and made louder.
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Making carbon dioxide activity

Making carbon dioxide

We often drink fizzy drinks such as lemonade and cola. These are made using carbon dioxide. In this simple experiment, you will be able to make raisins dive up and down in a glass by making your own carbon dioxide!
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Make your own water cycle activity

Make your own water cycle

Build your own water cycle and investigate reversible and irreversible changes.
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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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Make your own parachute

Make your own parachute

Using what you have learned about air resistance, your challenge is to make the most effective parachute for a toy figure.
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Make your own guitar

Make your own guitar

A guitar makes music when the strings vibrate. This simple experiment will help you make your own guitar and see how the length and tightness of the strings can affect the notes made.
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Make your own food chains game

Make your own food chains game

The aim of this game is to make as many food chains as possible.
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Make your own circuits game

Make your own circuits game

The aim of this activity is to design and make your own circuits game to help you revise the different circuit symbols.
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Make a waterproof for a teddy

Make a waterproof for a teddy

It may be a wet day, but Teddy wants to go out and play! How can we keep Teddy dry in the rain? Let's choose materials to help make something waterproof for Teddy.
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Make a planet fact pack

Make a planet fact pack

Look at these pictures of the different planets and the sun in our solar system. What information can you remember about each one? Do you know any interesting facts about each planet? If not, can you use books, talking to people or your online research skills to find out an interesting fact for each? Record your fact below each one.
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Magnets investigation worksheet

Magnets investigation

Magnets come in all shapes and sizes; they also vary in strength. This experiment will test the magnetic force of a variety of different magnets.
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Magnetism explained worksheet

Magnetism explained

How do you find your way around? Do you use maps? A satellite navigation system? Could you use a compass to direct you instead? A compass works using magnetism – the needle in the compass points
towards the magnetic north. This helps us to find our way around. In this activity you are going to make your own simple compass!
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Magnetic maze worksheet

Magnetic maze

Mix some paper clips up with some rice and put them in a closed, see-through plastic container. Using a magnet, how long does it take you to separate the paper clips from the rice without opening the container? Now set up a maze made of cardboard. Can you guide a magnetic ball or marble through the maze from the outside of box, using your magnet?
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Magnetic magic trick

Magnetic magic trick

Find a glass jar. Put a selection of magnetic and non-magnetic materials inside. Close the jar and then, using your magnet, see if you can separate the magnetic materials without opening the jar.
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Living or non-living worksheet

Living or non-living?

In KS1 science children learn to differentiate between living and non-living things in terms of characteristics such as movement, growth and breathing. Identify which things are living and which are non-living, but watch out ... sometimes it's not as obvious as it seems!
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Light and shadows true or false worksheet

Light and shadows true or false

Look at these statements about light and shadows. Can you sort them into those that are true and those that are false?
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Life cycles card game

Life cycles card game

This game is designed to help you revise the key stages in different life cycles. The aim of the game is to collect all four stages in each life cycle.
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Labelling body parts correctly

Labelling body parts correctly

How many labels can you fill in with names of body parts? Add some arrows to show where they are! Try and think about the more obscure parts of the body. Can you learn at least three new parts?
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