We have put together a selection of workshops that link to the science National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2. We are always developing new plans so please let us know if you would like something different for your group!
Fossils Curriculum- Year 3 – describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock. Year 3 (non-statutory) – Pupils might research and discuss the different kinds of living things whose fossils are found in sedimentary rock and explore how fossils are formed. Workshop – Children will get to make their own fossil and learn how they are formed. They will also get to excavate and keep a real fossil! Then they will continue to work like palaeontologists and try to rebuild a skeleton.
Magnets Curriculum – Year 3 – observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others · Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials · Describe magnets as having two poles · Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing. Workshop – Children will learn about why some things are magnetic and others aren’t. They will also learn the difference between temporary and permanent magnets and make a temporary magnet. They will also make an electromagnet and a real, working compass!