Monday, February 24, 2014

Re-engaging primary children after the half term break

After having (we hope) a great week at home for half term it is a bit of a struggle to get the children back into a good 'learning' mode.

Maybe this is a good time to treat them to some primary science?

If it is difficult to find the time how about looking at some of the CIEC stand-alone resources?

All of the primary CIEC resources are either available as FREE downloads or as websites.

This week CIEC is featuring Generating Electricity

Which features:
Wind generators, circuit construction, problem-solving and electrical safety - everything required for teaching the electricity topic at Key Stage 2 is included in this investigation-based activity pack.

Monday, February 17, 2014

How can I link primary science to Sochi?

It seems a good idea to tap into children's enthusiasm for the winter Olympics at Sochi and get a good primary science session going on linked to something they have seen.

Even the most casual observer of the games will realise that resistance - either of snow/ice or wind plays a big part in the final result.

So resources looking at forces seem an ideal link.
How about Feel the Force

The activities provide an opportunity for children to learn about the properties of air and in particular, the frictional force it exerts. The ideas are put into a real life context, that of a transport company looking for ways to reduce the fuel consumption of their lorries.