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How the Elephant Lost its Tusks

Evolution and inheritance
Elephants are in crisis – ivory poaching and habitat loss have led to disastrous declines in populations. In response, female African elepha...

Dippy's Farewell Tour

The iconic Diplodocus skeleton in the the Natural History Museum's entrance hall is about to go on a farewell tour of the UK, as 'Dippy' makes...

Material girls and boys - the new fiver

Properties and changes of materials
Money money money! Why is the Bank of England replacing paper notes with plastic ones? Which type will survive being dunked in ketchup? W...

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How Old is my Mummy?

3A Teeth and eating
Archaeologists can make an estimate of the age of preserved bodies such as mummies and Iron and Bronze Age men by looking at the teeth. Presen...

New Home New Nest

Animals including humans
Spring is the time of year when birds make their nests and lay their eggs. Sometimes birds make their nests in the strangest of places! Recen...

Run Run As Fast As You Can

2A Health and growth
This lesson links to the London Marathon. The focus is the importance of exercise and healthy food for a healthy body and mind. It includes ho...

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