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Primary

Women in Engineering – Water Collector

Women in Engineering – Water Collector
Primary

Celebrating Women in Engineering Day, watch how a water collector can be made with found items…and maybe have a go yourself!

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Upcycled Art Competition

Upcycled Art Competition
Primary

Create an environmental art work using would-be rubbish and enter it into a competition to win a prize!

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Ecosystem Investigating

Ecosystem Investigating
Primary

Take a walk and make a list of all the living things you see, then go home and put them together like a puzzle!

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Make your Own Wind Turbine

Make your Own Wind Turbine
Primary

Reuse some plastic bottles to create and learn about the workings of a wind turbine in helping the environment by creating renewable energy.

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Grow Carrots from Carrots

Grow Carrots from Carrots
Primary

Use carrot tops to begin growing carrots of your own.

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Flower Bookmarks

Flower Bookmarks
Primary

Recreate flowers you see around you and make a handy bookmark.

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Germination of Seeds

Germination of Seeds
Primary

An activity from the Rochester Bridge Trust, carry out your own experiment to find out what seeds need to germinate.

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Felt Tip Flower Dye

Felt Tip Flower Dye
Primary

Use a simple felt tip pen to create an unusually coloured flower.

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Journey Stick

Journey Stick
Primary

Like the Aboriginal Australians, go on a walk and collect materials and tie them to a journey stick to remember your journey and tell others about it!

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Clothes Hanger Quadrat

Clothes Hanger Quadrat
Primary

Make a quadrat to focus on the living things in a very small environment.

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Creative Creatures

Creative Creatures
Primary

Use any arts and crafts resources you have to create a creature of your own.

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Repurposed Plastic Plant Pots

Repurposed Plastic Plant Pots
Primary

Do your bit for the environment by cutting down on plastic – instead of using plastic plant pots, repurpose and reuse other plastics.

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Camouflaged Creatures

Camouflaged Creatures
Primary

Animals are clever, and some use camouflage to help them hide...explore camouflage patterns and discover which work best in different environments.

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Old tomato, new tomato!

Old tomato, new tomato!
Primary

Use slices of tomato to grow more using this simple method!

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Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk on Hydrogeology

Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk on Hydrogeology
Primary

Learn about the Water Cycle, and the importance of water while having fun with Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk at Geog Rocks!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Rainbow Fruit

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Rainbow Fruit
Primary

An activity from the Rochester Bridge Trust, learn about the variety of fruit there is and explore them using the story.

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Drifting Dandelions

Drifting Dandelions
Primary

Let's explore how dandelions make sure that when we cut the grass, they always come back!

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Make a pitfall trap

Make a pitfall trap
Primary

An activity from the Natural History Museum, can you make a trap to collect small invertebrates?

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The Rainbow of Biological Things

The Rainbow of Biological Things
Primary

Can you find these plants in the local environment, and make a rainbow like the one in the picture celebrating the NHS?

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Animal Adventure

Animal Adventure
Primary

This activity is designed to get children thinking about minibeasts and habitats.

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Discovery Bag

Discovery Bag
Primary

This activity is designed to get children thinking about trees, and the life that trees support, and begin to be aware of the differences between trees.

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Plant Detectives

Plant Detectives
Primary

This activity is designed to get children thinking about where plants grow.

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A Special New Tree

A Special New Tree
Primary

Learn to identify the different types of trees and the characteristics that make them unique to help you choose the perfect tree for a town in need!

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Goodbye, Old Tree

Goodbye, Old Tree
Primary

Think about creative ways to reuse and recycle all the parts of an old tree, once it has been chopped down.

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Recycle, Re-use

Recycle, Re-use
Primary

Make your own paper by recycling used paper!

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Tree Trouble

Tree Trouble
Primary

Should an old tree be cut down, and if so, what will happen?

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Under Your Feet

Under Your Feet
Primary

Imagine life if you were ant-sized using all that is found under your feet!

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Windy Ways

Windy Ways
Primary

Find out about the wind, while having some fun with bubbles!

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Worm Charming

Worm Charming
Primary

Learn how to create vibrations and charm worms from their holes in the ground!

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Secondary

Back Garden Phylogenetics

Back Garden Phylogenetics
Secondary

A video from Rodrigo Vega at Canterbury Christ Church University, learn how to build a phylogenetic tree, or a tree of life, using living things you might in your back garden!

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How Plants Regulate Flowering

How Plants Regulate Flowering
Secondary

Learn with Dr. Naeem Syed from Canterbury Christ Church University about how flowers regulate the flowering process to ensure we have the food we need and so that plant species can survive.

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RSPB Wildlife Indicators

RSPB Wildlife Indicators
Secondary

An activity from the RSPB, learn about the declining bird population and how we can help.

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Biodiversity on Planet Earth

Biodiversity on Planet Earth
Secondary

Brought to us by WWF International and David Attenborough, learn about how biodiversity is key to successful continuation of life on Earth.

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Reflection and your Place in the Environment

Reflection and your Place in the Environment
Secondary

Contributed by Charlotte, this activity will help to look a little deeper and explore ways of reflecting on our place in the environment.

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Dandelions in different places

Dandelions in different places
Secondary

Do dandelions look the same everywhere?

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Environmental Agency: Adaptation to Coastal Change

Environmental Agency: Adaptation to Coastal Change
Secondary

STEM Ambassadors Kellie and Guy discuss the issues of flooding and coastal erosion around our coastline.

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Plant Nutrients

Plant Nutrients
Secondary

In this project you will investigate how the nutrients in compost affect the rate of growth of seedlings

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Waste-Free Lunch

Waste-Free Lunch
Secondary

Introduce a ‘waste-free’ lunch programme at school or other place where food is served.

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Plant Growth and Fertilizer

Plant Growth and Fertilizer
Secondary

In this project you are going to investigate how different kinds of compost and fertiliser affect the rate of growth of plants.

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Exploring Environmental Conservation

Exploring Environmental Conservation
Secondary

In this free online course, Dr. Debbie Bartlett will help you see our planet through the eyes of an environmental conservationist.

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How tall is that tree?

How tall is that tree?
Secondary

Contributed by Charlotte, this activity will help to workout how tall a tree is without using any equipment

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