Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Chocolate May Be Good For Your Heart’ is about a study suggesting heart health may be improved by eating dark chocolate.

Kids News Activity
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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.

Kids News Activity
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Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Does Ancient Antarctic Lake Hold Secrets To Life In Outer Space?’ is about the discovery of a lake buried under the ice, that may hold clues to life on other planets .

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Eliza Lucas Pinckney’, features a biographical text about America’s first important agriculturalist. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about character, cause and effect, validity, importance, drawing a conclusion, sequence, detail, and genre. Answer sheet provided with file download.

South Africa
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This short nonfiction text ‘F: Fossil’ features important factual background information relating to fossils and an important fossil discovery in South Africa in 2012. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of significant artefacts and discoveries associated with South Africa and also features an activity for students to practise their handwriting.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Fossils’ encourages students to summarise information from the script and retell it in their own words. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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This factual text, ‘Gliders’ describes the history, function and construction of gliders. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

South Africa
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This short nonfiction text ‘I: Invention’ features important factual background information relating to an important invention that South African born Allan Cormack helped to develop. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the significant discoveries and inventions associated with South Africa and also features an activity for students to practise their handwriting.

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.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Is This Something to Eat?’ asks students to answer questions about an entomologist who, along with other entomologists, eats insects in Thailand. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information.

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This kids news activity, ‘Meteorite Lands In Russia’ reports on a destructive sonic boom event over a Russian town, caused by a meteorite explosion.

Science
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This quick reference chart, ‘Motion’ provides a visual summary on the scientists who discovered the basics of movement.

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This kids news activity, ‘New Space Mission Will Study Asteroid In 2018’ reports on a NASA and Canadian Space Agency project aimed at studying a piece of an asteroid.

Science Activity
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This hands-on activity, ‘Newton Project’ asks students to write a short report on Newton, or any other famous scientist who studied motion.

Kids News Activity
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Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Playing Video Games Can Make You A Better Searcher’ reports on research suggesting a link between gaming and the development of visual search skills.

Famous Irish People
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This history poster ‘Robert Boyle’ features important factual background information about this famous Irish scientist who pioneered scientific experimentation and became known as the “father of chemistry”. This is a great resource for broadening students’ knowledge of significant figures from Irish history and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of …More

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘ Saving the Red-Eyed Tree Frog’ encourages students understanding the main idea and to find supporting details in the text. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Criticise Iron-Dumping Experiment’ is about a company that dumped iron dust into the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to re-populate fishing grounds.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Discover Cause Of Irish Potato Famine’ reports on the discovery of the plant disease that caused a disaster in Ireland in the 1800s.

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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Discover Corn Plants Make A Noise’ is about research into the role of sound and vibration in the life cycle of plants.

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This kids news activity, ‘Scientists Find Hidden Mural By Leonardo Da Vinci’ is about the technology used to discover a lost painting by Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci.

Reading Comprehension
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This story, ‘Space Cards’ tells how excited a group of students are when their teacher shows them her Neil Armstrong space card. It includes a fact sheet and provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This article, ‘The Ideas Man’ tells readers about events in the life of the inventor Thomas Edison. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

History
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This informational text, ‘The Life of Leonardo da Vinci’ provides a brief summary about Leonardo da Vinci and the simple machines he had to understand before he could be innovative.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘The Plant Doctor’, features a biographical text about George Washington Carver, who was born a slave but became a famous agricultural researcher. The worksheet encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about detail, drawing a conclusion, vocabulary, importance, reasoning, making a judgment, genre, …More

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Where Did the Dinosaurs Go?’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘Who Am I? for Scientists’ asks students to read biographies of important scientists and create a Who Am I? game.

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This kids news activity, ‘Zebra Dung May Be New Fuel Source’ is about research into alternative sources of eco-friendly bio-fuels.

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