Knowing about the properties of everyday materials found around us helps us choose the right material for the job.
TAPS aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of primary school science assessment.
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Bert Nagel explores how, using just drinking straws and staples, you can make wands that produce beautiful soap bubbles.
In this activity children identify and compare the suitability of everyday materials for particular uses.
<p>Snap Science is a dynamic, comprehensive programme packed with inspirational resources.</p>
A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.
Copper Development Association
This is just one of a range of fun activities that you can pick and choose from to reinforce and expand children’s understanding about light.
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 consider what is sand? Why is sand such an important resource? And why is the UN concerned that it might soon run out?
This article outlines one way of addressing children's difficulties with forces, following his successful presentation of it at the Associatio