Materials may be natural or man-made. They may exist as solids, liquids and gases, and as a mixture of states.
Knowing about the properties of everyday materials found around us helps us choose the right material for the job.
Andy Markwick and Kevin Watts explore properties and changes of materials, introducing some ideas for chemistry activities.
Anjana describes the relationship between fossils and evolution and how this will be celebrated at this year's annual Fossil Festival: 'E
Anjana K. Ford
Ann describes a project in which children learn about the solar system and other physics concepts through working with professional scientists.
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.
Bert Nagel shares another interesting and simple adaptation to create something special out of the ordinary.
Bob Kibble uses model making and storytelling to help develop children's understanding of the movement of the Earth around the Sun.
Bryony uses her experience as a Space Ambassador to recommend, and provide links to, resources that use space as a context for teaching across the
In this activity children identify and compare the suitability of everyday materials for particular uses.
Claire Walker describes how one child's question created buzz and excitement leading to an engaging and productive investigation for her class