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A series of activities that give pupils an opportunity to explore different aspects of fruits and seeds and to understand how (and why) they are dispersed. The activities presented here are suitable for pupils in age range 5 to 11, but should be adapted to suit the age and ability of the pupils.

This booklet includes activities that children can do to find out more about plants, focusing on ways that children can grow their own plants. Several of the activities are set out as investigations, to support children developing their approach to investigations in a scientific way.

Suggestions as to how to make a flower using a variety of materials . . . see the ideas listed and let the children be creative (and an opportunity to develop cross-curricular links)

An activity booklet for 5-12 year olds. Through the activities suggested in this pack children are introduced to the world of invertebrates (minibeasts).

This Primary Pack, for Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11), is a series of worksheets and teacher’s notes based around the desert locust

Introducing students to the world of invertebrates through a range of activities in a 20 page pdf booklet

A fact sheet about Carl Linnaeus made by the Linnean Society to explain his achievements including how to identify and classify different organisms.

A factsheet about Alfred Russel Wallace on his expeditions and developing a theory of evolution.

A site illustrating the economic and cultural importance of a wide range of plants and fungi. Useful for research, cross curricular work and projects.

An activity to first select living things from a woodland habitat, then learn more about them and place them in a food web and a key.

Clear and easy to navigate site with information, images and videos of animals from a variety of habitats. Flash games and current animal news stories.

Revision information on skeletons, muscles and joints. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

A good, simple site on grouping living things. There is a game and also a short revision quiz.

Very catchy and entertaining song and animation from 'They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science'. Lyrics can found on the internet. Useful for discussion about how scientists find out about prehistoric life and use evidence/ clues, also about adaptations, e.g. how teeth types can help to identify an animal as a herbivore. Great fun that pupils always want to hear again.

Students can experience life as a tiger and find out about other exotic animals

An extension ‘cut and paste’ activity introducing plant and animal cells for 10-11 years, curriculum relevant at 12-13 years

A set of 4 worksheets, suitable for Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11), that explore the science and surprises behind plant DNA

Resources for a plant identification event that happened in 2013 but loads of worksheets and games that are still useful

Activities designed to encourage children to think about the characteristics of a range of animals, including humans

A quiz (simultaneously read aloud) relating to the suitability of particular habitats for different animals. Many of the questions are suitable for group or class discussion and debate.

An interactive quiz split into six sections. In each section children are asked questions and receive feedback on their answers. Correct answers are rewarded with part of a picture being revealed. If all six questions are answered correctly, a bonus question appears. Childern can tackle the quiz on their own, in groups or as whole class (to encourage discussion).

Links to quiz and worksheets related to living things. The activities look at: senses, movement, habitat, food, life and appearance of living things.

Human and animal habitats are explored by considering different environments and the animals who live there. Activities include an interactive quiz and worksheets to test pupils' understanding of where different animals live and why they live there. They also provide an opportunity for further discussion.

Set of links on different vertebrates. Each links to page with photos and short / medium amount of text. Also further links to websites with more info.

Handy fact sheet about Charles Darwin

Super section of the NHM website with information to satisfy all curiosity about dinosaurs

Research activity - could ask students to find 10 facts that interest them and give a presentation to the class

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