This month on social media we highlight the wonderful world of BIOLOGY. We are excited to share with you videos and resources all about biology 🐒🌱🌏

Walking Water

Walking Water is a great experiment to show the way in which plants get water from their roots to their leaves through a process called capillary action! This is a great lesson on gravity, plants and, of course, water!

What you need:
– Water
– Three jars
– Folded paper towels
– Food colouring (we used yellow and blue)
– An Eyedropper

Method: Fill the outer jars to the top with water. With the eyedropper, add one colour to one outer jar and another colour to the other. Place the folded paper towels so that one end is in the jar filled with water, and the other is in the empty jar. Now, wait. It might take an hour or so (depending on the paper towel) but slowly, you will see the water creep up the towel and drip into the empty jar.

Lesson: The paper towel is made up of fibres, between which are gaps that act like capillary tubes that suck the water upwards! This is a good demonstration of how water travels up from the roots of a plant to the highest leaf!

Components of Blood

A simple classroom experiment using kitchen items to show the parts that make up our blood (in 3D!). This is so easy to do with your students and kids at home!

What you need:
– A Jar
– Glucose Syrup – The Plasma
– White Dried Beans – White Blood Cells
– Red Lollies – Red Blood Cells
– Uncooked Rice – Platelets

Method: Add all the dry ingredients into the jar then pour the glucose syrup in. Stir all the components around until everything is mix together throughout the syrup.

Lesson: Here you can show a 3D representation of blood to your class. You can explain all the components and their role in the body.

 

Grow You Own Bacteria

In this experiment, we thought it would be fun to grow the microbes that live on our hands and body. This is an easy experiment to do in the classroom and at home, and please remember to keep the lid on your container as the bacteria may be harmful.

What you need:
– Water
– Jelly Mixture
– A Spoon
– A Mixing Bowl
– A Clear Container

Method: Make the jelly according to the instructions on the packet. Pour the jelly mixture into the container and cover with the lid and put in the fridge to set. Once the jelly has set, take off the lid and touch the top of the jelly. Cover again and leave jelly out of the fridge for about a week. Please don’t take the lid off your jar. After a week you will be able to see bacteria growing.

Lesson: Here you can show students how bacteria grows.

 

Printable Biology Resources

My Animal Report

This is a simple animal report to structure and aid student learning about an animal of their choice.

>> Download the plain PDF HERE<<

 

Brain Maze

Put your students’ brains to the test by getting them to complete this activity 🧠

>> Download PDF HERE <<