Three new investigations!

These three new investigations can be planned into your timetable whenever you like.

The resources focus on a series of practical classroom investigations linked to the curriculum, so teachers can use each one as a stand-alone science project, or as part of a bigger topic. For each investigation, there is a film which introduces the topic and demonstrates the investigation and a downloadable teacher resource (including curriculum links).

Plastic

This investigation looks at what plastic is, what it’s used for and how it impacts on the environment. The practical element investigates how plastics can get into the water cycle.

Links to: The Environment; Materials and their Properties.

Key equipment: Natural and synthetic clothing items.

Click here to access the Plastic investigation

Light

Children investigate how light travels by making multiple shadows.

Links to: Light, Materials and their Properties.

Key equipment: Light source (ie torches), coloured gels.

Click here to access the Light investigation

Motion

Investigating Newton’s Laws of Motion by creating a marble run and using variables to demonstrate forces.

Links to: Forces, Materials and their Properties.

Key equipment: Marbles or similar, cardboard.

Click here to access the Motion investigation

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