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FREE resources to help inspire the next Greta Thunberg

In August 2018, teen activist Greta Thunberg started a school strike outside the Swedish Parliament to raise awareness for climate change. Since then, she has inspired millions of young people all over the world to join her campaign against climate change through her 'Fridays For Future' movement. Want to inspire the next Greta Thunberg? Browse our free lesson ideas and related book series to help introduce ecology and climate change to your pupils.

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50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Space-themed Lesson Ideas

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and the first man to walk on the Moon. To help celebrate this, we’ve put together some space-themed lesson ideas and accompanying videos from our sister publisher Franklin Watts and Wayland’s space range for you to share with your pupils. Scroll down to browse and download.

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Fun activities to try this British Science Week

It’s British Science Week - an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. It is a fantastic opportunity to get your children involved in some really practical science activities. Here are some fun activities for you to try this British Science Week.

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Blubber Away!

Enjoy this free practical science lesson with your class and show them how animals have adapted to their environment.

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Celebrate Halloween in your school

Halloween lesson plans, books and poems to celebrate with your little monsters.

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I'm forever blowing bubbles!

Teach your children how to describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials with this fun and free practical lesson plan!

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Muscle making with balloons!

Teach your children about the different functions of our bones and muscles with this fun practical lesson!

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Switched on Science Launch Week - FREE TOPIC

This week, to celebrate the launch of Switched on Science Second Edition, we're giving away a free topic from Year 1 in which pupils explore their local environment to help them find out more about the plants and animals that live in their locality.

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To Meat or not to Meat

Sue Evans, science coordinator at Phoenix Primary, details a fun outdoor activity for you to try with your pupils. Get them running around neighing like horses or baaing like sheep whilst also learning how to identify a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

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A Bloody Investigation!

In this blog post Sue Evans, science coordinator at Phoenix Primary, explains how she had fun teaching her class about what's in our blood through a fun practical lesson. 

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