Andy Markwick sheds light on how Year 6 (aged 10-11) children can work scientifically with light and shadows.
Anne Buckley and Kim Harvey explain how playdough can provide a fun way for children to learn the basics and conduct further enquiries.
Easy ways to demonstrate temperature-sensing with thermochromic paint and to measure force with Electrolycra.
This article outlines one way of addressing children's difficulties with forces, following his successful presentation of it at the Associatio
Steven Chapman shares some salient points about teaching this tricky but fascinating subject.
The authors explore teachin the nature of science through inquiry-based activities on electric circuits.
Tony Davies uses a magical theme to introduce children to the way electricity works.
Music to some people is just'noise', but of course music is more than just sound, even though it is made up of sounds (and silences).
To help children better understand how electrical circuits work, make a poster of home with real working electrical parts.