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Science Activities

Activities in this section are adapted from the What Your Child Needs to Know series of books, and are meant to represent a 'taster' selection. These activities also support the content taught in the Core Knowledge UK curriculum. Explore the science activities below and enjoy sharing them with your child or pupils in your class:

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Year 1: An Invisible Force - Magnetism
Year 1: The Five Senses
Year 1: The Direction of the Wind
Year 1: Stories About Scientists - Joseph Banks

Year 2: A Walk in the Woods - The Woodland Habitat
Year 2: Under the Sea - The Ocean Habitat
Year 2: Astronomy - Our Solar System
Year 2: Units of Measurement - Baking a Cake
Year 2: The Earth's Important Minerals - Go For the Gold!
Year 2: Stories About Scientists - Rosalind Franklin
Year 2: Make Your Own Double Helix

Year 3: The Cycle of the Seasons
Year 3: That Special Magnetic Attraction
Year 3: A Simple Machine - The Inclined Plane
Year 3: Stories About Scientists - Antonj van Leeuwenhoek
Year 3: Antonj van Leeuwenhoek's Magnifying Marbles

Year 4: Pond Exploration - Living Things Depend on Each Other
Year 4: Help the Environment to Make the World a Better Place
Year 4: Fossils
Year 4: Lenses
Year 4: Sound and Hearing - Good Vibrations
Year 4: A Solar System Model

Year 5: Atoms
Year 5: Solutions
Year 5: Measuring Mass and Density
Year 5: Making Rocks
Year 5: Charles Darwin

Year 6: Cells
Year 6: Classification
Year 6: Flowers
Year 6: Photosynthesis

Have you got a request for a Core Knowledge UK activity? Just let us know: emma.lennard@civitas.org.uk