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Map Skills

This six-lesson unit on map skills designed so that one lesson will be taught in each year group from years one to six.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes

A module of six lesson plans, or a topic which lasts half a term, which focuses on mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes from the Royal Geographical Society. It is supported by downloadable resources.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Practical Action Schools

Free STEM resources for teachers include lesson plans, PowerPoints, activities, posters, challenges, images, videos and games all set around global issues including energy, climate change and disaster risk reduction.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

5-18 year olds
Better World Detectives

Better World Detectives uses the theme of travel and holidays to engage children from 7-11 years in the role we can all play to protect the environment. Includes flexible lesson plans and a range of free multimedia resources and worksheets.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Rivers

Support materials and lesson plans about rivers and their journey to the sea from the Royal Geographical Society.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
A River's Journey

The journey of a river can be divided into three sections: upper, middle and lower. This site features video footage of rivers in the three stages and explains what happens in each stage.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

9-14 year olds
Landscapes

This site explores Scotland's landscapes and develops mapping skills. Aimed at 7 - 9 year olds, the mapping section is simply superb. The landscapes looked at are islands, rivers, lochs and seas and highlands. Illustrated with annoted photographs.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Something Fishy

A series of lessons on water and fish including how they differ from other animals. It looks at the features of different animals groups, food chains and the nutritional value of fish. The section on water would be good on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Not tablet-friendly

10-13 year olds
Christian Aid Learn

Find free downloadable resources, including assemblies, classroom activities and simulation games, covering a wide range of global issues. Arrange visits from volunteer teachers to your school or youth group.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

5-14 year olds
Grid References

Find out about grid references and how you locate one on a map. This resource also covers basic Ordnance Survey symbols. Designed for Year 4 and 5 children. (ages 8 to 10)

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
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