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RESOURCES

Welcome to this little bank of Ignite! creative resources​

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TOTS TIME SCIENCE
BOOKLET​

'What's In The Box?' will take you through a series of activities to do at home with little ones. This activity is all about inspiring curiosity.  

Ages: Under 3s

Duration: Half and hour 

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TOTS TIME SCIENCE

EXPLAINER

This document gives some more ideas about different kinds of things to put in the boxes for 'What's In The Box?'.

Ages: Under 3s

Duration: Half and hour 

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BACK GARDEN

SCAVENGER HUNT

Have a go at finding all sorts of different items in the back garden. This playful activity is all about observation skills and opens up conversations about nature and biodiversity. 

Ages: Primary

Duration: Up to an hour depending on size of space

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MYCELIUM MODELS

This document takes you through how to make models out of mushrooms. This experiment takes several weeks, and you'll cultivate mycelium and mould it into different shapes. This activity is all about scientific methodology and biology.

Ages: KS2 and KS3

Duration: Half-hour activities every few weeks for six weeks

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THE IGNITE! SCIENCE 

BUSKING HANDBOOK

Have a go at making some of our most popular simple science tricks and try them out on the rest of the family. These science tricks are all about the senses and how our brains interpret the world around us.  

Ages: Primary

Duration: An hour to do all the tricks

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POSTCARDS FROM SPACE

Imagine you're writing a postcard home from space, telling someone about everything you can see and do. This creative activity is about learning about conditions in space as much as it is about using the imagination. 

Ages: Primary

Duration: Up to an hour 

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CURIOSITY BOXES

A simple activity exploring what makes objects curious, what is curiosity and how to create your own cabinet of curiosity. 

Ages: All ages - children and adults!

Duration: Half an hour for each object

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LAB_13 BIOCITY COOKBOOK

A resource for primary science teachers based on activities developed through our Lab_13 BioCity initiative and inspired by the questions of pupils across Nottingham.

Ages: KS2

Duration: Each activity can take around 50 minutes

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HOW TO MAKE A PINHOLE CAMERA

Make your own pinhole camera out of household objects, exploring how photographs work and how our brains and eyes work together to help us see the world around us.

Ages: KS2

Duration: An hour

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PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY 

A series of resources produced through a project with four Nottingham Trent University chemists working with four special school in January - February 2024. Funded by the Royal Society for Chemistry.

Ages: Various - delivered with special school pupils aged 10 - 16. 

Duration: Up to an hour

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CURIOUS TOTS GUIDE

A guide for developing young children's curiosity, developed in collaboration with children, parents and early years workers in 2021. Illustrations by Sofia Bensalem, funded by Small Steps Big Changes.

Ages: 0-4

Duration: Various

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THE MAGICAL CAKE STORYBOOK

A storybook for children and grown ups to explore the senses together in every day life. Illustrations by Rada Secăreanu, funded by Small Steps Big Changes. 

Ages: 0-4

Duration: 20 minutes

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CURIOUS TOTS RESOURCE FOR EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONERS

A booklet full of ideas and session plans based on the activities delivered at Crabtree Farm Nursery in the academic year 2022-23. Funded by Small Steps Big Changes. 

Ages: 0-4

Duration: Up to an hour

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