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What on Earth

This ‘What on Earth’ activity pack is intended to be a potential source of ideas for school or home activities.


 All activities are related to the National Science & Engineering Week theme in 2010 – ‘Earth’. This is a broad theme and can include many topics in a wide variety of science and engineering subjects, for example, weather, gravity, plants, movement, energy and soil.

CREST Star Awards
If you are using these activities for students and would like these to be accredited, all activities within this pack can count towards a CREST Star Investigator award. There are 3 Star and 4 SuperStar activities in the pack.

Includes teacher's/background notes

Older Children
Each activity includes further ideas for older children.

What on Earth