Science in the Real World

Science is a fab topic and helps students gain knowledge and understanding of the real world, whether that be identifying the property of different materials, carrying out experiments or understanding nutrition or a plant/animal life cycle.

That’s why we wanted to share some of our ideas of how you could use our fantastic KS1 and KS2 science educational resources to help you teach this fantastic subject.


It’s important that children understand the meaning of a balanced diet and the different food groups. To bring this topic to life in your classroom, you could ask students to bring in their favourite fruit or vegetable and ask them to tell the rest of the class why they like it, to help show them what belongs to these food groups.

To help with this subject, we’ve a fab Activity called Food and Glory, to help students understand the types of food they eat.

Food and Glory – Recognise that you can eat a lot of one type of food but not much of another.

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: Early ***
  • Wales: Year 2Science Resources
  • N. Ireland: P2 

Plant Life Cycle

It’s great for children to be able to see how plants grow and learn about their needs. For students to be able to learn more about the plant life cycle, a class activity could be to grow their own plant and care for it every day to learn about the different functions of the plant.

To support your students’ learning, take a look at the Green Fingers Learn Screen to help explore the different parts of a plant.

Green Fingers – An explanation of the different parts of a flower and what part they have to play in the reproductive cycle of the plant.

  • England: Years 3 and 5
  • Scotland: Second *
  • Wales: Year 5
  • N. Ireland: P6

Animals Habitats 

Are you eager for you students to explore animals’ habitats during lesson time? An activity idea could be to explore the area of a nearby pond or take a look in the playground and see if any insects or animals can be found. Afterwards, ask students to consider where the creatures live and the type of habitat they live in.

Animals can be found everywhere and they all have their own needs to help them 

survive in their habitat. We’ve an awesome ThinkIt which could be used at the start of the lesson called Garden Animals to help too! Ask students to think about what animals they think they’d find in the garden with it.

Garden Animals – What animals do you think Manu could find in the garden?

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: First *
  • Wales: Year 2
  • N. Ireland: P3

We hope you enjoyed our teaching ideas! 

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