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Blog posts for: science

Light and sound

Light and sound

Follow these instructions to make a colour wheel and a plastic cup telephone and use them in some fun experiments!

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Optical illusions

Optical illusions

Look at these optical illusions and answer the questions. In each case, what you think you see is not what is actually drawn.

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Sound and vibrations

Sound and vibrations

Follow these instructions to make a ruler guitar and a bottle organ and try using them in some fun experiments!

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Human body

Human body

Fill in the blanks using the clues to identify parts of the human bod. Have a go at arranging the parts of the alimentary (digestive) canal.

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Diseases and viruses

Diseases and viruses

Match the human diseases to their descriptions and fill in the blanks to complete these notes about foodstuffs and human digestion.

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Life processes

Life processes

Match the life processes to the correct description and find the odd one out in these lists of living things.

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Plants and photosynthesis

Plants and photosynthesis

Answer the clues to solve this crossword about plants and then complete the paragraph about how plants make food in their leaves.

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Food webs

Food webs

Fill in the blanks in this food web for a grassy field using five statements about the animals and plants.

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Plant reproduction

Plant reproduction

Fill in the missing letters to identify different parts of a flower and write about the formation of fruit.

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Books to inspire young scientists

Books to inspire young scientists

Science and engineering provide fantastic career opportunities, but science is not just for scientists – it’s a huge part of everyday life. A good grounding in science will help every child to navigate their world and make good decisions. Isabel Thomas recommends books for ages 3–11 to inspire your young scientist.

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