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"I love the resources, they're nicely linked to curriculum objectives and easy to pick up. Especially good for the
science-phobic amongst us as the ideas are all there."
Kay Wilkie, Year 6 teacher
This lesson pack for year 5 and P6, linking to the topics properties and changes of materials and properties and uses of substances is a hands-on investigation where pupils will create their own safe chemical explosion. In small groups, pupils will plan their own fair test, changing one variable at a time to see if it alters the speed of the explosion.
This downloadable pack includes:
A lesson plan complete with differentiation and links to the curriculum.
A PowerPoint presentation which explains different types of explosions and includes instructions for the investigation.
A printable worksheet with a table and squared paper to draw the results in a line graph.
Simple to resource! The items you will need:
Bicarbonate of soda
Grip seal bags (like the ones grated cheese comes in)
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