Value of Vaccines Video

2017 Science Week Primary Resource Activity

Vaccines are important medicines that prevent infectious disease in communities around the world and allow us to live healthier lives. Watch this video to learn what a vaccine is, how vaccines work, how vaccines are made and why we need them! Make sure to watch until the end to take a quiz and test your vaccines knowledge!

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Heat Transfer and Insulators

2017 Science Week Primary Resource Activity

In the Heat Transfer and Insulators DPSM/ESERO themed framework, pupils investigate aspects of heat transfer and discover that energy can be transferred.  They get the opportunity to recognise a range of sources of heat and use thermometers to measure and compare temperatures in different places. They explore reasons for temperature variations and investigate ways of keeping things warm or cool. They then apply what they have learned to investigating the implications for global warming and its effects on sea levels and our climate.

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Science Week Party

Follow the step-by-step guide for some great ideas, planning guides and science classroom resources to help make your Science Week Party a celebration to remember.

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The Can Flip

The Power of Pressure In keeping with the theme of Science Week 2014, here are some activities to demonstrate the “power” of air pressure.

CAN YOU DO THE CAN FLIP?

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Bouncing egg & Bendy Bone

The Power of Chemicals. Try these activities to demonstrate the power of chemicals and their reactions in nature.

THE BOUNCING EGG AND THE BENDY BONE

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The Balloon Rocket

The Power of Pressure In keeping with the theme of Science Week 2014, here are some activities to demonstrate the “power” of air pressure.

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Quiz

Juinor Science Quiz.

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Peas. Dead or Alive?

Are the peas in a marrowfat box dead or alive?

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Make your own paddle boat

Have you ever driven a paddle boat? If you can ride an exercise bicycle, you can drive a paddle boat. A simple paddle boat is designed for two or four people sitting in an upright position. The boat is moved by turning the pedals (similar to the way you ride a bicycle). As you turn the pedals the paddles under the boat turn and the boat moves. Let’s make your own paddle boat.

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It Sucks

Think about what happens when you suck up water from a glass through a straw.

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Fun with Marbles

What do you think will happen if you roll a marble along a flat surface so that it hits a second stationary marble? Let’s investigate.

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Melting Ice

Which do you think will melt faster - pure ice or ice with salt sprinkled on it? Let’s investigate.

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A simple fire exstinguisher

Pour a fizzy drink into a glass. What do you see? Yes, lots of bubbles. Do you know what these bubbles are? They are a gas which makes your drink fizzy. This gas is called carbon dioxide. Let’s see can you use this gas to put out a candle flame.

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How strong is an eggshell?

What happens if you drop an egg onto a hard surface? That's right, the shell breaks. Is an eggshell always this fragile? Let's investigate

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Bottle Xylophone

Let's make a bottle xylophone!

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Balloon Trick & Do eggs bounce?

Follow these simple instructions to do the ultimate party trick – pierce a balloon without bursting it.

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Forensic Science: Finger Prints

Analysis of fingerprints is probably the most well known use of forensic science. Each fingertip has a pattern of fine skin ridges that are slightly different for every person - even identical twins. A fingerprint sample is composed of grease and dried sweat left behind by the tips of the fingers. The palms of the hand also leave identifiable prints, as do the soles of the feet.

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The Great Big Science Week Debate

So you want to be a whacky scientist and have some fun? The first step is to question everything!

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Earth:The little blue planet we call home

The earth is the 3rd planet from the sun and it is home to over 6 billion people.

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Aliens in your Kitchen

Have you ever imagined what an alien looks like? Now you can create your very won alien in you kitchen and make it explode!

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Sights and Sounds

Get your senses involved in the 2008 Science Week Activity Pack. Here we explore the sense of sight and hearing through some simple, but incredibly fun investigations and activities.

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