Our favourite books and artefacts to bring your science topics to life.
Artefacts for a Year 5/6 "animals including humans" reproduction loan. Lots of things to trigger discussion - seahorse father with babies, cuddly sperm, egg and embryo (!), foetus model, reversible tadpole/frog and caterpillar/butterfly, tortoise emerging from shell, duck billed platypus (egg laying mammal), elephant (longest gestation), hen egg, ostrich egg, life cycles of butterfly and ant
"The rain stick and thunder maker are in constant use - they've been 'storms' over the car area and fascination about how they work. We've had brilliant conversations about weather and I've found out more about what the children know than I have all year! We've hung the mirror ball up and it's causing endless fascination. I moved it yesterday and got told off by a child because then it wouldn't be in the sunlight coming through the window and we wouldn't have stars on the ceiling. Brilliant!"