School Science Lessons
Primary Science Lessons
2015-04-08 sp
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Table of contents
Topics
Years
Year 1 Lessons
1.38 Air games
1.39 Air in bags
1.44 Area Game
1.02 Animals and plants
1.21 Balanced mobiles
1.40 Blow soap bubbles
1.22 Compare different shapes
1.03 Different animals
1.06 Different leaves
1.04 Different plants
1.32 Different rocks
1.46 Different seashells
1.47 Different seeds
1.22 Different shapes game
1.23 Different new shapes game
1.27 Drink-can garden
1.42 Drinking straw game
1.37 Examine soil with magnifier
1.41 Falling parachutes
1.18 Feelie bag game
1.15 Five senses
1.45 Float different objects
1.34 Good soil and bad soil
1.35 Green leaves for a healthy diet
1.28 Grow plants from seeds
1.16 Hearing sounds game
1.07 Knocking sounds
1.19 Length game
1.01 Living and non-living
1.20 Measure distance in paces
1.11 Mirror game
1.26 Plant names
1.05 Plant pictures
1.33 Plants need soil
1.30 Plants need sunlight
1.31 Plants need water
1.36 Protect topsoil
1.13 Same and different
1.24 Seeds and seed pods
1.14 Stones in water
1.08 String sounds
1.09 Shadow game
1.10 Spinning picture, thaumatrope
1.12 Spinning top
1.17 Touch and feel game
1.48 Watching seeds germinate
1.25 Water pouring game
Year 2 Lessons
2.26 Balanced bottle tops
2.11 Balanced parrot
2.28 Beam balance
2.01 Bird feathers
2.02 Bird sounds
2.03 Bird beaks and feet
2.16 Blindfold description game
2.07 Bottle sounds
2.44 Candle flame
2.06 Care for birds
2.32 Collect seeds
2.22 Copy with a rubber band
4.22 Cowpea
2.04 Different birds
2.31 Different flowers
2.34 Different kinds of food
2.43 Different metals
2.37 Different soils
2.29 Drinking straw balance
2.08 Dull and bright in the sun
2.36 Examine rocks with magnifier
2.17 Examine our eyes
2.19 Examine our skin and hair
2.13 Examine our teeth
2.21 Heat different substances
2.30 Leaf pictures
2.10 Magnetic pin chain
2.14 Measure our body in hand spans
2.15 Measure with your body
4.23 Mung bean
2.27 Nail balance
2.35 Paint with plant juices
2.05 Protect birds
2.25 Ruler balance
2.23 See-saw balance
3.71.5 School chalk, solubility
2.38 Shake soil in water
2.46 Simple wind detector
2.12 Siphon and water spray
2.18 Smelling game
2.20 Spirit burner, alcohol lamp
2.24 Steelyard balance
2.39 Water through soil
Which water?, QSA
4.25 Winged bean
Year 3 Lessons
3.41 Air and water change places
3.37 Air takes up space
3.01 Ant life cycle
3.42 Burn different substances
3.07 Burn with a magnifier
3.03 Butterfly life cycle
3.06 Care for cats
3.04 Cockroach, grasshopper
3.39 Convection disc, heat snake
3.13 Different bones
3.09 Different colours
3.28 Different stems and roots
3.14 Make a model insect
3.38 Float pins on water
3.27 Leaf classification
3.26 Leaf collection
3.14 Make a model insect
3.18 Measure our fist volume
3.15 Measure our height
3.24 Measure our weight
3.21 Measure with a trundle wheel
3.20 Measure with wheels
3.02 Mosquito life cycle
3.16 Move your arms
3.40 Paper aeroplane
3.25 Plant parts
3.17 Plumb bob (vertical test)
3.30 Prepare plant dyes
3.10 Rainbow colours
3.29 Seeds and fruits
3.19 Single pan balance, kitchen scale
3.34 Soil air
3.32 Soil animals
3.35 Soil contents
3.31 Soil nutrient cycles
3.33 Soil water
3.43 Solid, liquid and gas
3.11 Spinning colour disks
3.44 Squeeze different materials
3.12 String telephone
3.22 Throw up and fall down
12.3.2.1 Transfer air under water
3.05 Uses of animals and plants
3.23 Volume of a liquid
3.08 Water waves
3.36 Waterlogged soil
Year 4 Lessons
4.16 Air resistance
4.11 Air temperature
4.01 Animal legs
4.02 Animal friends
4.27 Care for children with diarrhoea
4.25 Care for dogs
4.24 Catching the ruler
4.41 Cool water, melt ice
4.21 Beans, common bean
4.18 Diameter of a thread
4.03 Examine live fish
4.08 Flying kites
Force of friction, QSA
4.04 Frog life cycle
4.40 Heat water, cool water vapour
4.10 Heat, conductors and insulators
4.09 Heat from rubbing
4.31 How seedlings grow, bean, maize
4.07 How sound travels
4.13 Inertia tricks
4.0.0 Legumes for school gardens
4.38 Liquids in the sun
4.05 Lizards and snakes
4.33 Make sedimentary rocks
4.20 Measure our chest expansion
4.39 Melt different solids
4.22 Memory games
4.28 Mixing and dissolving
4.29 Mixing liquids with water
4.21 Movement of the sun
4.24 Peanuts, (groundnuts)
4.30 Propellers
4.35 Protect trees
4.14 Prepare crystals
4.19 Prepare invisible inks
4.34 Protect soils
4.12 Smoke moves up and down
4.06 Snake bite
4.37 Soil watering bottle
4.42 Sundials
4.26 Temperature during the day
4.23 Test your reflexes
4.36 Water climbs up soil
4.43 Water from the air
4.32 Weathering rocks
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Year 5 Lessons
5.26 Air pressure in all directions
5.17 Body temperature
5.15 Breathing in and out
5.43 Burn to make carbon
5.33 Different rocks
5.45 Cocoa
5.03 Coral, sea anemone, jellyfish
5.36 Cover crops
5.28 Seed depth
5.24 Describe clouds
5.20 Digestion of food
5.19 Eyesight test
5.18 Feel your pulse
9.233 Fingerprints
5.06 Fish life cycle
2.45 Floating and sinking
5.07 Food chains in the sea
5.29 Germinate bean seed
5.29.1 Germinate maize grain
9.122 Germination test
5.42 Heated air expands
5.12 Image with a lens
5.41 Keep water clean
5.31 Leaves lose water
5.10 Light travels in straight lines
5.39 Make clay pots
5.11 Mirror reflects light
5.38 Mulch protects soil
5.14 Pinhole camera
5.40 Prepare potash from ash
4.2.2 Prepare sauerkraut
4.2.1 Prepare yoghurt
5.32 Protect mangroves
5.02 Protect sea animals
5.25 Push and pull forces
5.22 Rain gauge
5.37 Rain on slopes
5.30 Roots absorb water
5.01 Sea animals and plants
5.04 Molluscs, shellfish, land snails
5.44 Soil fertilizer trial
5.34 Soil profiles
5.05 Starfish, sea urchin, sea cucumber
5.09 Steam wheel
5.08 Water wheel
5.13 Water drop magnifier
5.21 Water finds its own level
5.23 Wind speed and direction
Year 6 Lessons
6.18 Atmospheric pressure
6.44 Birth & care for baby
6.35 Burn candles in closed containers
6.34 Chemical fertilizers
6.03 Chicken life cycle
6.11 Coins on a slope
6.33 Cooling candle wax
6.31 Describe soils
6.6.1 Different bacteria
6.05 Different fungi
6.37 Electric circuit
4.57 Electric torch (flashlight)
6.38 Electricity conductors
6.41 Electromagnets
6.21 Estimating
6.28 Ferns and mosses
6.33 Fertilizing soil
6.12 Float clay boats
6.01 Food chains in the forest
6.13 Forces of friction
9.9.1 Germination test
6.26 Grasses
6.40 Hanging magnets
6.08 Heated liquids expand
6.15 How far you can see
6.19 Moon and tides
6.36 Mulch saves water
6.27 Palms
6.22 Pendulum tells the time
1.6.1 Pig life cycle
6.23 Plants take in water
6.39 Plasticine sinking and floating
6.29 Protect coral reefs
6.30 Leaves in a plastic bag
6.02 Protect turtles
6.10 Pull with pulleys
6.17 Relative humidity
6.43 Reproduction organs, female
6.42 Reproduction organs, male
6.14 Shakir strip, malnourished child
6.17 Soil acidity, pH
6.25 Soil fertilizers
6.32 Soil texture
6.20 Southern Cross constellation
6.24 Trees, shrubs, palms and ferns
6.24 Trees, palms and ferns
6.16 Volume of air breathed out
6.09 Water climbs up
Topics
1.0 Air
16.1 Animal life cycles
3.0 Animals
5.0 Astronomy
20.1 Beans, peas, legumes
7.0 Balances
6.6.1 Bacteria
2.0 Birds
8.0 Burn
2.1 Care for
9.0 Chemistry
5.45 Cocoa
9.1 Colour
9.2 Different
10.0 Electricity
10.1 Floating
10.2 Food
11.0 Force
6.5 Fungi
13.0 Heat and temperature
16.0 Light
17.0 Magnets
18.0 Measurement
19.0 Our body
19.1 Our senses and reactions
22.0 Protect animals and plants
20.0 Plants
23.0 Rocks
21.0 Seeds and germination
24.0 Shapes
2.1 Scientific
25.0 Soils
26.0 Sound
28.0 Water
29.0 Weather

1.0 Air
1.38 Air games
1.39 Air in bags
1.40 Blow soap bubbles
1.42 Drinking straw game
3.41 Air and water change places
3.37 Air takes up space
3.40 Paper aeroplane
4.16 Air resistance
4.08 Flying kites
5.26 Air pressure in all directions
5.42 Heated air expands
6.18 Atmospheric pressure

16.1 Animal life cycles
3.1 Ant life cycle
3.3 Butterfly life cycle
6.3 Chicken life cycle
5.6 Fish life cycle
4.4 Frog life cycle
3.2 Mosquito life cycle
1.6.1 Pig life cycle

3.0 Animals
1.02 Animals and plants
1.03 Different animals
1.46 Different seashells
1.01 Living and non-living
1.6.1 Pig life cycle
2.03 Bird beaks and feet
2.01 Bird feathers
2.02 Bird sounds
2.06 Care for birds
2.04 Different birds
3.32 Soil animals
4.02 Animal friends
4.01 Animal legs
16.1 Animal life cycles
3.01 Ant life cycle
3.03 Butterfly life cycle
3.06 Care for cats
3.04 Cockroach, grasshopper
3.14 Make a model insect
3.02 Mosquito life cycle
3.05 Uses of animals and plants
4.25 Care for dogs
4.03 Examine live fish
4.04 Frog life cycle
4.05 Lizards and snakes
4.06 Snake bite
5.03 Coral, sea anemone, jellyfish
5.20 Digestion of food
5.06 Fish life cycle
5.07 Food chains in the sea
5.04 Molluscs, shellfish, land snails
5.02 Protect sea animals
5.01 Sea animals and plants
5.05 Starfish, sea urchin, sea cucumber
6.03 Chicken life cycle
6.01 Food chains in the forest
6.29 Protect coral reefs

5.0 Astronomy
2.08 Dull and bright in the sun
3.07 Burn with a magnifier
4.38 Liquids in the sun
4.21 Movement of the sun
4.42 Sundials
6.19 Moon and tides
6.20 Southern Cross constellation

7.0 Balances
1.21 Balanced mobiles
2.26 Balanced bottle tops
2.11 Balanced parrot
2.28 Beam balance
2.29 Drinking straw balance
2.27 Nail balance
2.25 Ruler balance
2.23 See-saw balance
2.24 Steelyard balance
3.24 Measure our weight
3.19 Single pan balance

20.1 Beans, peas, legumes
4.21 Beans, common bean
4.22 Cowpea
4.31 How seedlings grow, bean, maize
5.29 Germinate bean seed
4.0.0 Legumes for school gardens
4.23 Mung bean
4.24 Peanuts, (groundnuts)
1.24 Seeds and seed pods

2.0 Birds
2.03 Bird beaks and feet
2.01 Bird feathers
2.02 Bird sounds
2.06 Care for birds
2.04 Different birds
2.05 Protect birds

8.0 Burn
2.20 Spirit burner
3.42 Burn different substances
3.07 Burn with a magnifier
5.43 Burn to make carbon
6.35 Burn candles in closed containers

2.1 Care for
2.06 Care for birds
3.06 Care for cats
4.02 Animal friends
4.27 Care for children with diarrhoea
4.25 Care for dogs
4.06 Snake bite
5.41 Keep water clean
6.44 Birth & care for baby
6.14 Shakir strip, malnourished child

9.0 Chemistry
2.43 Different metals
2.21 Heat different substances
3.71.5 School chalk, blackboard chalk
3.30 Prepare plant dyes
4.28 Mixing and dissolving
4.29 Mixing liquids with water
4.14 Prepare crystals
4.19 Prepare invisible inks
4.2.2 Prepare sauerkraut
4.2.1 Prepare yoghurt
5.43 Burn to make carbon
5.40 Prepare potash from ash
5.39 Make clay pots
6.34 Chemical fertilizers
6.25 Soil fertilizers

5.45 Cocoa
1.1 History and Importance of cocoa
1.2 Cocoa shade trees
1.3 Cocoa planting
1.4 Care of cocoa plants
1.5 Harvesting and fermenting cocoa
1.6 Pests and diseases of cocoa
2.0 Where cocoa will grow

9.1 Colour
3.09 Different colours
3.10 Rainbow colours
3.11 Spinning colour disks

9.2 Different
1.03 Different animals
1.06 Different leaves
1.04 Different plants
1.46 Different seashells
1.47 Different seeds
1.22 Different shapes game
1.23 Different new shapes game
1.13 Same and different
2.04 Different birds
2.31 Different flowers
2.34 Different kinds of food
2.43 Different metals
2.37 Different soils
3.13 Different bones
3.09 Different colours
3.28 Different stems and roots
5.33 Different rocks
6.6.1 Different bacteria
6.05 Different fungi

10.0 Electricity
4.57 Electric torch (flashlight)
6.37 Electric circuit
6.38 Electricity conductors
6.41 Electromagnets

10.1 Floating
1.45 Float different objects
2.45 Floating and sinking
3.38 Float pins on water
6.12 Float clay boats
6.39 Plasticine sinking and floating

10.2 Food
1.35 Green leaves for a healthy diet
2.34 Different kinds of food
4.2.2 Prepare sauerkraut
4.2.1 Prepare yoghurt
5.20 Digestion of food

11.0 Force
1.41 Falling parachutes
1.12 Spinning top
2.11 Balanced parrot
2.45 Floating and sinking
3.17 Plumb bob (vertical test)
3.43 Solid, liquid and gas (in a plastic drink bottle)
3.44 Squeeze different materials
3.22 Throw up and fall down
4.13 Inertia tricks
4.30 Propellers
5.25 Push and pull forces
5.09 Steam wheel
5.08 Water wheel
6.11 Coins on a slope
6.13 Forces of friction
Force of friction, QSA
6.22 Pendulum tells the time
6.10 Pull with pulleys

13.0 Heat and temperature
4.11 Air temperature
5.17 Body temperature
6.35 Burn candles in closed containers
2.44 Candle flame
3.39 Convection disc, heat snake
4.41 Cool water, melt ice
6.33 Cooling candle wax
4.10 Heat, conductors and insulators
2.21 Heat different substances, candle
4.09 Heat from rubbing
4.40 Heat water, cool water vapour
5.42 Heated air expands
6.08 Heated liquids expand
4.38 Liquids in the sun
4.39 Melt different solids
6.14.0 Oven temperatures
4.12 Smoke moves up and down
2.20 Spirit burner (alcohol lamp)
4.26 Temperature during the day

16.0 Light
1.11 Mirror game
1.09 Shadow game
1.10 Spinning picture
2.44 Candle flame
2.08 Dull and bright in the sun
3.07 Burn with a magnifier
3.09 Different colours
3.10 Rainbow colours
3.11 Spin a colour disk
4.38 Liquids in the sun
4.42 Sundials
5.19 Eyesight test
5.12 Image with a lens
5.10 Light travels in straight lines
5.11 Mirror reflects light
5.14 Pinhole camera
5.13 Water drop magnifier
6.15 How far you can see

17.0 Magnets
2.10 Magnetic pin chain
6.41 Electromagnets
6.40 Hanging magnets

18.0 Measurement
1.44 Area game
1.19 Length game
1.20 Measure distance in paces
1.13 Same and different
2.14 Measure our body in hand spans
2.15 Measure with your body
3.18 Measure our fist volume
3.15 Measure our height
3.24 Measure our weight
3.21 Measure with a trundle wheel
3.20 Measure with wheels
3.17 Plumb bob, vertical test
3.23 Volume of a liquid
4.11 Air temperature
4.18 Diameter of a thread
4.20 Measure our chest expansion
6.21 Estimating
6.16 Volume of air breathed out

19.0 Our Body
1.18 Feelie bag game
1.15 Five senses
1.35 Green leaves for a healthy diet
1.16 Hearing sounds game
1.17 Touch and feel game
2.16 Blindfold description game
4.24 Catching the ruler
2.34 Different kinds of food
2.17 Examine our eyes
2.19 Examine our skin and hair
2.13 Examine our teeth
2.14 Measure our body in hand spans
2.15 Measure with your body
2.18 Smelling game
3.13 Different bones
3.18 Measure our fist volume
3.15 Measure our height
3.16 Move your arms
3.24 Measure our weight
4.27 Care for children with diarrhoea
4.20 Measure our chest expansion
4.22 Memory games
4.06 Snake bite
4.23 Test your reflexes
5.17 Body temperature
5.15 Breathing in and out
5.19 Eyesight test
5.18 Feel your pulse
9.233 Fingerprints
5.41 Keep water clean
6.15 How far you can see
6.44 Birth & care for baby
6.43 Reproduction organs, female
6.42 Reproduction organs, male
6.14 Shakir strip, malnourished child
6.16 Volume of air breathed out

19.1 Our senses and reactions
1.15 The five senses
2.16 Blindfold description game
1.42 Drinking straw game
2.17 Examine our eyes
2.19 Examine our skin and hair
5.19 Eyesight test
1.18 Feelie bag game
2.18 Smelling game
4.23 Test your reflexes

20.0 Plants
1.02 Animals and plants
1.06 Different leaves
1.04 Different plants
1.47 Different seeds
1.27 Drink-can garden
1.28 Grow plants from seeds
1.01 Living and non-living
1.26 Plant names
1.05 Plant pictures
1.33 Plants need soil
1.30 Plants need sunlight
1.31 Plants need water
1.24 Seeds and seed pods - size
1.48 Watching seeds germinate
2.32 Collect seeds
2.31 Different flowers
2.30 Leaf pictures
2.35 Paint with plant juices
3.28 Different stems and roots
3.27 Leaf classification
3.26 Leaf collection
3.5 Planting seeds
3.30 Prepare plant dyes
3.25 Plant parts
3.29 Seeds and fruits
3.05 Uses of animals and plants
4.28 Bean life cycle
4.21 Beans, common bean
4.22 Cowpea
4.31 How seedlings grow, bean, maize
4.0.0 Legumes for school gardens
4.23 Mung bean
4.24 Peanuts, (groundnuts)
4.35 Protect trees
4.25 Winged bean
5.36 Cover crops
5.07 Food chains in the sea
5.29 Germinate bean
5.29.1 Germinate maize grain
5.27 Germination test
5.31 Leaves lose water
5.32 Protect mangroves
5.28 Seed depth
5.30 Roots absorb water
5.01 Sea animals and plants
6.28 Ferns and mosses
6.01 Food chains in the forest
6.26 Grasses
6.30 Leaves in a plastic bag
6.27 Palms
18.0 Palms. Coconut palm structure
6.23 Plants take in water
6.24 Trees, shrubs, palms, ferns

22.0 Protect animals and plants
2.05 Protect birds
5.32 Protect mangroves
5.02 Protect sea animals
6.29 Protect coral reefs
6.02 Protect turtles

23.0 Rocks
2.36 Examine rocks with magnifier
4.33 Make sedimentary rocks
4.32 Weathering rocks
5.33 Collect rocks
5.33 Different rocks

21.0 Seeds and germination
1.47 Different seeds
1.27 Drink-can garden
1.28 Grow plants from seeds
1.24 Seeds and seed pods - size
1.48 Watching seeds germinate
2.32 Collect seeds
3.5 Planting seeds
3.00 School gardens
3.29 Seeds and fruits
4.21 Beans, common bean
4.22 Cowpea
4.31 How seedlings grow
4.0.0 Legumes for school gardens
4.23 Mung bean
4.24 Peanuts, (groundnuts)
4.25 Uses of beans and peas
4.25 Winged bean
5.15 Bean seed germination
5.29 Germinate bean
5.29.1 Germinate maize grain
5.27 Germination test
5.28 Seed depth - for germination
6.26 Grasses

24.0 Shapes
1.23 Different new shapes game
1.22 Different shapes and order game
2.22 Copy with a rubber band

25.0 Soils
1.37 Examine soil with a magnifier
1.34 Good soil and bad soil
1.33 Plants need soil
1.36 Protect topsoil
2.37 Different soils
2.38 Shake soil in water
2.39 Water through soil
3.34 Soil air
3.32 Soil animals
3.35 Soil contents
3.31 Soil nutrient cycles
3.33 Soil water
3.36 Waterlogged soil
4.34 Protect soils
4.37 Soil watering bottle
4.36 Water climbs up soil
5.36 Cover crops
5.38 Mulch protects soil
5.37 Rain on slopes
5.34 Soil profiles
5.44 Soil fertilizer trial
5.40 Prepare potash from ash
5.39 Make clay pots
6.34 Chemical fertilizers
6.31 Describe soils
6.33 Fertilizing soil
6.36 Mulch saves water
6.17 Soil acidity, pH
6.25 Soil fertilizers
6.32 Soil texture

26.0 Sound
2.02 Bird sounds
2.07 Bottle sounds
1.16 Hearing sounds game
4.07 How sound travels
1.07 Knocking sounds
1.08 String sounds
3.12 String telephone

28.0 Water
1.45 Float different objects
1.25 Water pouring game
2.12 Siphon and water spray
1.14 Stones in Water
2.38 Shake soil in water
2.39 Water through soil
3.38 Float pins on water
3.33 Soil water
3.08 Water waves
3.36 Waterlogged soil
4.41 Cool water, melt ice
4.36 Water climbs up soil
4.40 Heat water & cool water vapour
4.37 Soil water bottle
4.43 Water from the air
5.41 Keep water clean
5.21 Water finds its own level
6.36 Mulch saves water
6.12 Float clay boats
6.09 Water climbs up
Which water? (QSA)

29.0 Weather
5.26 Air pressure in all directions
4.11 Air temperature
6.18 Atmospheric pressure
5.24 Describe clouds
4.12 Movement of smoke
5.22 Rain gauge
5.37 Rain on slopes
6.17 Relative humidity
2.46 Simple wind detector
4.26 Temperature during the day
4.43 Water from the air
3.08 Water waves
5.23 Wind speed and direction