Deborah Wilkinson and Wayne Stallard consider how materials can support learning and teaching in the primary classroom.
In this activity children consider what is sand? Why is sand such an important resource? And why is the UN concerned that it might soon run out?
In this activity children pick from a range of investigations to explore, question and develop their ideas about floating and sinking.
<p>In this activity children learn why currency notes are being replaced with polymer materials and why coins are made of metal.</p>
In this activity children use the exciting space mission to understand the concept of orbits and to link this to their understanding of gravity.
In this activity children investigate whether a local material, straw, is the best material to use or if a different material would be better.
In this activity children investigate how rocks react differently when in water and do this by testing the permeability of a selection of rocks.
In this activity children will investigate the properties of water and oil and will try to find a way to separate the two liquids.
Lego has provided the building blocks of many children's early years.
In this activity children will have the opportunity to plan and set up a fair test investigation to test the strength of bamboo canes.
In this activity children question the evidence that we use plastic bags for 20 minutes to take our shopping home, but they take 1000 years to degrade