1. Rocky bingo
A bingo-style activity using key words
from QCA 8G and 8H topics. A question
list and up to 50 different bingo
cards are included.
2. Periodic Table Bingo
A bingo-style activity using words
and properties of elements. This covers
content from 8E and 8F of the QCA
topics. A question list and up to
50 different bingo cards are included.
3. Gravity and Space Traffic Lights
How can you manage a whole class answering
a question at once? Give them red,
amber and green cards to denote yes,
don't know and no. Then ask true /
false style questions. These cover
Unit 9J of the QCA Scheme of Work.
4. A-Z Quiz
26 questions on physics topics covered
in KS3 curriculum. Do this against
the clock to find the highest score.
The questions are reasonably demanding,
and are designed as pre-SATs revision.
5. Speed pelmanism
The old "pairs" game where
the pairs are not identical, but two
halves of a question about speed and
forces. The paired card requires pupils
to calculate a speed from data on
the first card, or answer a question.
Content based on Unit 9K of the QCA
Scheme of Work.
6. The Link game
Game rules and questions based on
general knowledge of space (terms
predominantly from QCA 7L and 9J).
7. Solar System loop
27 question loop based around QCA
SoW 7L Solar System.
8. Starting Forces and Space loop
27 question loop cards recapping and
revising content from KS2 5E Earth,
Sun & Moon and 6E Forces.
9. Tips and hints on using Mindmaps
Information and guidance rules about
using mindmap activities in the classroom.
From the Learner's Co-operative, Plymouth.
10. Forces Mindmaps
A comprehensive collection of Forces
mindmaps for KS3 use. Remove a section
of the map and get pupils to complete
it for themselves.
11. Gravity and Space Mindmaps
Another collection of mindmaps for
KS3 use. Remove a section of the map
and get pupils to complete it for
12. Fruity and Seedy Planets
Simple demonstrations and tasks based
on modelling the size of the planets
with fruits and seeds.
13. Famous Scientist Stickers
A series of stickers to print out
on label stationery. Use them as an
award for achievement.
14. Key Word Poem
Creative literacy work in the science
classroom. A format and prompts for
writing a short poem based on key
15. Cartoon Mnemonics
Using mnemonics is a traditional prompt
to learning. Here are some based on
the order of the planets that can
be remembered by a cartoon illustration.
16. Luke Skywalker's Space Speeder
Make a simple friction free puck with
a waste CD and a balloon.
Demonstrate balanced forces in a low
There will be a collection of science
based jokes on each CD.
18. Spacebreakers game
All you need for a well-known TV game
aimed at pupils. This version has
a KS3 physics theme, designed for
19. Science, Technology and Reading
An excerpt from the STAR* publication
from the ASE, which shows how scientific
writing can stimulate ethical debate
and creative work.
20. Cool and Fun
An excerpt from the ASE collection
of 100 science poems by school pupils.
A stimulus to creative and literacy