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Principia Space Activities November 5, 2015

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https://principia.org.uk/
The UK Space Agency’s Principia website acts as a hub to a large collection of different activities and projects linked to Tim Peake’s mission on the International Space Station. The National STEM Centre website also has a full list of the resources.

Henri Le Worm Resources November 4, 2015

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http://henrileworm.com/henri_learning/
The Henri Le Worm website is a free interactive website with some links to a (paid) Android/Apple app. Even without the app, teachers may find the supporting lessons plans useful for delivering aspects of Science & DT. The lessons are designed to be delivered over an entire school year and cover topics such as food miles, seasonality, plant growth, food preparation and healthy eating.

Arran Coast Resources November 3, 2015

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http://www.arrancoast.com/education/marine-education-resource-pack
This education pack has been produced by the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) for students aged 6-11 years old studying the Scottish Curriculum, although it could be easily adapted for use elsewhere. There are animal sorting cards (for classification activities), Powerpoint presentations on topics such as food webs and resources to help with a shoreline study.

The Human Eye September 4, 2015

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http://www.visiondirect.co.uk/the-human-eye
This great interactive resource from UK opticians Vision Direct focusses (no pun intended) on the human eye. There are two main sections. In the first you can click on the various parts of the eye to learn what they are called and what they do. In the second you can explore how the eye allows people to see. You can see how the iris alters the size of the pupil depending on the brightness and also watch how the lens changes shape to adjust the focus length.

It’s great to see that the resource is also available in Welsh…
http://www.visiondirect.co.uk/the-human-eye-welsh

Healthy Eating May 11, 2015

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There are a whole host of websites out there extolling the virtues of various foods and their health benefits as part of a balanced diet. You can create a balanced lesson by selectively picking and choosing  material from a variety of them. 🙂 For salad, look at Salad Days. If you’re after cheese, there are resources from the aptly named British Cheese Board. Dairy in general? DairyCo For a healthy start to to day, look at Shake Up Your Wake Up. Fish? Fish is the Dish. Potatoes? Grow Your Own Potatoes. Bread and other foods from grain? GrainChain

Or you could go to Food A Fact of Life which incorporates material from a lot of the organisations above!

Black Mountain Lime Industry Resources May 6, 2015

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http://www.calch.org.uk/
These education resources, produced by the Dyfed Archaeological Trust are based around the Black Mountain lime quarries in the Brecon Beacons but could easily be adapted to use with a similar local area. The available units cover curriculum areas such as English, Science, History, Geography and Art.

National Stem Centre May 4, 2015

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http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/
The National STEM Centre website has collections of activities, games and videos linked to both Primary Maths and Primary Science. Each area is split into topics which are further subdivided by age-group.

Technology Timeline May 1, 2015

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http://static.itnsource.com/compilations/science+techvideotimeline
This interactive timeline, from ITN Source uses film/video clips to highlight how science and technology have changed our lives over the past hundred years ago. As always, it’s worth watching clips through to check all content is suitable for your particular class.

Sealife Resources June 12, 2013

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http://www.visitsealife.com/
The Sealife Birmingham website has lots of resources and worksheets linked to habitats, food chains, classification and life processes.

Free Tiiu Pix June 11, 2013

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http://freetiiupix.cwahi.net/
The Free Tiiu Pix website has been put together by a retired teacher and contains a large collection of her own photographs that can be freely used in personal or non-commercial projects. There is also a gallery of ready-made powerpoint presentations.