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This learning activity, ‘Amusement Park Physics’ requires students to go on an excursion to a local amusement park and observe Newton’s laws of motion in action.

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This quick reference chart, ‘Amusement Park Physics Review Sheet’ provides a quick summary on simple machines and the basic physics concepts of mass, energy, force and motion.

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This learning activity, ‘Amusement Park Physics: Changing Energy’ supports students to identify the conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy whilst on excursion.

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This learning activity, ‘Amusement Park Physics: Free Fall’ supports students to identify the forces involved when on a free fall ride at an amusement park.

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This learning activity, ‘Amusement Park Physics: Newton’s 2nd Law’ helps students to understand how a ride or game on an excursion demonstrates Newton’s second and third laws of motion.

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This learning activity, ‘Amusement Park Physics: Rollercoaster’ supports students to identify how Newton’s first law of motion works when riding a rollercoaster on an excursion.

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This learning activity, ‘Amusement Park Physics: Simple Machines’ supports students to identify simple machines used to operate rides whilst on excursion.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Ball Bearings Project’ asks students to build Leonardo da Vinci’s machine used to move theatre stage sets.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Arch’ asks students to construct a Roman arch from ice and explore its significance to Roman structures.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Battering Ram’ asks students to construct a Roman Battering Ram from paddle pop sticks and investigate its significance to Roman wartime and reconstruction.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Onager’ asks students to construct a Roman Onager from paddle pop sticks and explore its use in Roman wartime.

History
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This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Pile Driver’ asks students to construct a Roman Pile Driver from paddle pop sticks and investigate its significance to Roman construction and warfare.

Science Activity
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This hands-on activity, ‘Centre of Mass 1’ asks students to investigate the concept of centre of mass through making a balancing toy.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Centre of Mass 2’ asks students to investigate the concept of centre of mass through balancing a toy on their fingers.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Centre of Mass 3’ asks students to investigate balance and the pull of gravity using two buckets with objects of different sizes.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Centre of Mass 4’ asks students to investigate balance and the pull of gravity using a scale.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Density 1’ asks students to investigate the concept of density being mass packed into a space through packing pieces of paper and aluminium foil into a container.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Density 2’ asks students to investigate what happens when a group of densely packed items are given an energetic whack.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Density 3’ asks students to investigate density through chewing a variety of different foods.

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This kids news activity, ‘Director James Cameron Goes To Earth’s Deepest Point’ is about Cameron’s solo dive, in a submarine, to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Earthquakes’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 4 readers.

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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Electricity’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 3 readers.

Science Activity
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This hands-on activity, ‘Energy Conversion 1’ asks students to investigate the concept of energy conversion when bending a wire back and forth.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Energy Conversion 2’ asks students to make a wind instrument and investigate how you can change wind into sound.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Energy Conversion 3’ asks students to make a water rocket to investigate how you can change chemical energy into movement.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Energy Conversion Project’ asks students to design and build a robot to explore the conversion of energy.

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This hands on activity, ‘Energy Project’ can be used to assess students’ research and presentation skills in investigating different types of energy.

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This kids news activity, ‘Extreme Skydiver Breaks World Records With Dive From Near Space’ is about Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking high-altitude jump and his other daring feats.

Science Activity
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This hands-on activity, ‘Forces’ asks students to investigate what happens when force is used on mass.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Friction 1’ asks students to explore the concept of friction and the effect of rubbing sandpaper on different surfaces.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Friction 1’ asks students to investigate the concept of frictional forces and what happens when you try to pick up a handful of noodles with and without the use of oil.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Friction 2’ asks students to explore the concept of friction and the effect of rubbing crayons on different surfaces.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Friction 2’ asks students to investigate the concept of frictional forces and what happens when you build and launch a hovercraft.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Friction 3’ asks students to explore the concept of friction and how the use of different materials can control the amount of friction.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Friction Project’ asks students to make a meal or snack using friction.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity 1’ asks students to investigate the effect of gravity on a piece of dough being dropped from different heights.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity 1’ asks students to investigate the force of gravity and what happens when you shoot and drop a rubber band at the same time.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity 2’ asks students to investigate what happens when two marbles are dropped from the same height at the same time.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity 2’ asks students to investigate how high they can tip a board with different heights of block towers on it before they fall off.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity 3’ asks students to investigate what happens when a marble and a tissue are dropped from the same height at the same time.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity 3’ asks students to explore the concept of gravitational force and the effect of running on a flat, downhill and uphill surface.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity and Mass 1’ asks students to make a simple scale to show that the more mass an object has, the greater the effect of gravity.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity and Mass 2’ asks students to use a simple scale to investigate objects of different mass.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity and Mass 3’ asks students to introduce the concept of weight as gravity pulling on mass through using scales to measure how heavy different objects are.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity and Mass 4’ asks students to investigate the concept of same size, different mass through comparing two objects of the same size but differing weight.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity and Orbits 1’ asks students to draw the orbit of a planet around the sun and investigate the relationship between distance and the force of gravity.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity and Orbits 2’ asks students to build a model of the sun-earth system and explore the effect of the earth’s gravitational pull on the sun.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity and the Tides’ asks students to investigate the effects of the moon’s gravitational pull on the earth when we observe tidal changes.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Gravity Project’ asks students to build a timing device that uses gravity.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘IBM Produces World’s Smallest Movie – Made Of Atoms’ is about a stop-motion film created on an atomic level.

Irish History
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This history article, ‘John Tyndall’ features the Irish physicist who explained why the sky is blue, the greenhouse effect, invented the fire-fighter’s respirator and proved light could be bent, which paved the way for fibre optics. It provides factual information about the life of John Tyndall and his achievements, along with a glossary of unfamiliar …More

Physical Science
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This physical science worksheet, ‘Keep It Hot’ supports students to explore ways to keep an egg hot.

Oral Language Photo Activity
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This oral language photo activity ‘Cycling’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 1’ asks students to investigate the concept of a lever and how the movement of a load is impacted by the efforts location to the fulcrum.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 2’ introduces the concepts of fulcrum, load and effort through the use a wheel-barrow.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 3’ asks students to make chopsticks and investigate the types of levers involved when students use them to eat.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 4’ asks students to explore various types of items and identify which class of lever they belong to.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 5’ asks students to explore various types of items and identify which class of lever they belong to.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 6’ asks students to make moveable ears and identify the fulcrum, load, effort and class of the lever.

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This hands-on activity, ‘Machines Project 1’ asks students to pull apart an old machine and examine how many simple machines and levers they are made up of.

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