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A New Revolution (FREE)

A New Revolution (FREE)

Electricity
Many everyday items rely on an electric motor to improve their ability to do the task that they are designed for. Most children make the link ...

Christmas Lights  (FREE)

Christmas Lights (FREE)

6G Changing circuits
Every town has a special celebration when the Christmas town tree lights are turned on and maybe also beautiful lights through the streets. Im...

Cool Pots (FREE)

Cool Pots (FREE)

Properties and changes of materials
In a hot country like Sudan a family loses up to half their tomatoes, okra and carrot crop as they deteriorate rapidly in the heat. Practical ...

Darwin 200 Snail Hunt and Snail Space (FREE)

Darwin 200 Snail Hunt and Snail Space (FREE)


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Harlequin Ladybird -Invader and Settler (FREE)

Harlequin Ladybird -Invader and Settler (FREE)


The harlequin ladybird is a predatory beetle native to Asia that was introduced into North America and Europe to control pests but is now beco...

How to Survive in Space - RI Lecture 2015 1 Lift Off

How to Survive in Space - RI Lecture 2015 1 Lift Off

Earth and Space
The Royal Institution Lecture 2015 1 Lift Off The classroom tone is set to provoke imaginative consideration of what it might be like to be...

How to Survive in Space - RI Lecture 2015 2 Life in Orbit

How to Survive in Space - RI Lecture 2015 2 Life in Orbit

Earth and Space
The Royal Institution Lecture 2015 2 Life in Orbit Challenge Humans on Earth experience the effect of gravity. Humans on the ISS experie...

Ladybird, Ladybird, where is your home? (FREE)

Ladybird, Ladybird, where is your home? (FREE)

2B Plants and animals in the local environment
In recent decades many species of insects, including ladybirds, have been shown to be in decline. There is considerable concern because many ...

Looking for Ladybirds (FREE)

Looking for Ladybirds (FREE)

4B Habitats
In recent decades many species of insects, including ladybirds, have been shown to be in decline. There is considerable concern because many...

Making Contact (FREE)

Making Contact (FREE)

Electricity
From cable to wireless the telephone has evolved to respond to our modern mobile lifestyle. The original concept of voice transmission was sim...

Monsoon Proof Roof (FREE)

Monsoon Proof Roof (FREE)

Properties and changes of materials
Practical Action supports families in local communities in Bangladesh to build flood- proof homes. Severe flooding, which is likely to continu...

RI Christmas Lecture 1 - Let There Be Light

RI Christmas Lecture 1 - Let There Be Light

Electricity
Saiful Islam investigates one of the most important challenges facing humankind – how to generate energy without destroying the planet in th...

RI Christmas Lecture 2 - People Power

RI Christmas Lecture 2 - People Power

Animals including humans
Saiful Islam investigates one of the most important challenges facing humankind – how to generate energy without destroying the planet in th...

RI Christmas Lecture 3 - Fully Charged

RI Christmas Lecture 3 - Fully Charged

Light
Saiful Islam investigates one of the most important challenges facing humankind – how to generate energy without destroying the planet in th...

Ricky's Backpack (FREE)

Ricky's Backpack (FREE)

1C Sorting and using materials
Ricky has been invited to join a Fuchs Foundation expedition to the Antarctic with his teacher Lisa Wood. Ricky is the first puppet to go to A...

Ricky's Shelter (FREE)

Ricky's Shelter (FREE)

3C Characteristics of materials
Ricky has been invited to join a Fuchs Foundation expedition to the Antarctic with his teacher Lisa Wood. Ricky is the first puppet to go to A...

Sandy Seeds (FREE)

Sandy Seeds (FREE)

All living things
The flooding in Bangladesh deposits vast areas of silt and sand. Practical Action is supporting families in growing pumpkins to sell to suppor...

Spreading Swine Flu (FREE)

Spreading Swine Flu (FREE)

Interpreting & evaluating evidence
The spread of swine flu is increasing and it is estimated that 1 in 3 of the population will catch it with the under 14s being the most vulner...

The Light Bulb Moment (FREE)

The Light Bulb Moment (FREE)

Identifying and Classifying
Incandescent traditional bulbs similar to that invented by the Geordie inventor Joseph Swan have been in use for well over 150 years. In recen...