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Please make sure that your grown up checks any activity before you try it to ensure that it is suitable and safe.

Science and Engineering Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge?

The Smallpeice Trust have set  some challenges that involve science and engineering, for you to try at home.

Each challenge uses materials that you probably have in your recycling bin. They give you tips to make your project successful and the instructions are easy to follow. So what's stopping you? Have a go and perhaps challenge your family too. The instructions can be downloaded by clicking on the link below the image.

Make sure your adult knows what you are doing and agrees that it is safe.


This week's challenge, the wind powered lift.

Can you harness the power of the wind to make your lift work?


More Science at Home

This week, have a go at the Primary Science Teaching Trust's science with light.

Click on the link below the picture for the full instructions.

As always, only do these activities with a grown up.

Science at Work

Have you ever wondered what jobs scientists do? The Primary Science Teaching Trust is encouraging us to find out about scientists past and present and what their jobs involve.

This week you can find out about two engineers, Alisa and Jyoti. Click on the links below to read about them and their projects. Remember to watch the videos each Tuesday or visit the website to see any that you may have missed.

Did you watch Brunel's video last week?

                              Countryside Classroom Home Education Hub

The Countryside Classroom brings together a selection of resources for you to try at home.

Click on the link to find lots of ideas for indoors and outdoor learning. 


Home Gardening with the RHS

The RHS Campaign for School Gardening team have put together  resources and ideas to keep everyone entertained at home and help everyone feel a bit better through the power of plants.

Food - a fact of life classroom

A home learning hub providing a series of free activities and downloadable resources for learning from home. These activities will be updated regularly so keep checking for new ideas.


Learn about bumblebees

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust website features a learning zone with activities to help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of bumblebees, the challenges and threats they face, and how to become a guardian of bumblebees to secure their future.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo have a home learning page with lots of learning about animals and some virtual tours too.

STEM learning activities to try at home

Click on the link below the image to discover some more science learning opportunities.

Are you a biologist or a physicist interested in space?

We have some links to webcams that you may like.

Click on the link below the picture to have a look around NASA or to see lots of animals enjoying their day.

Some science investigations with ice

Starters-for-Science- some activities to get you thinking about science

Challenge cards-some fun activities to try.