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Practical science that links with geography?

Discussion in 'Science' started by rapink, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. rapink

    rapink New commenter

    Hi, has anyone got any ideas for a science lesson that links with geography? I want something fairly hands on for a Yr 2 class. I'm guessing that senses/ materials/ living vs non living and natural vs non-natural are the topics most likely to fit, but any topics are suitable. It's for a one off lesson. Thanks
  2. dzil

    dzil Occasional commenter

    The water cycle? make rivers in sand tray, warm it with hair dryer and catch mist on cold shiny foil?
  3. I have no idea what is on the primary syllabus, but you could do a river transport activity - run water down a bit of guttering or some other set-up with sand and gravel of various sizes in it - and see how far various size bits of crud get if you run the water faster or slower. You can also do a similar wind erosion activity with a desk fan, either blowing on sediments or pouring them in front of the fan and seeing how far different size particles get - they could even stick examples in their books from various distances.
    There's also, of course, volcanoes - could get them to make volcanoes and use sodium bicarb and vinegar (and a bit of red food colouring?) to set them off.
    Only other overlap to the science I'm used to would be rocks - things like using plasticine in layers and smooshing it up to make different types of rock, then starting again.
  4. rapink

    rapink New commenter

    Thanks for replies x

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