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Whingate Primary School

Whingate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 3DS
Acting Co-Headteachers: Claire Beswick and Karen Loney

01132 638 910

New! The Great Bug Hunt 2020 competition - see below for details!

Science Activities

This page is going to have some activities, ideas and links to help you to carry out some fun science investigations in your home. 

  • These activities are designed to be fun but will also focus on your 'working scientifically skills'. In other words they will have you 'thinking like a scientist'!
  • The whole family can join in if they like!
  • The activities provided will be ones that can be completed using items from your home. If you do not have the items required for the investigation, please don't feel like you have to go and buy them (unless you really want to!). We will be updating the page with new ideas and investigations regularly so you might be able to join in with the next one.

Have fun and stay safe!

Mrs Bell and Miss Boocock :)

Competition time! - The Great Bug Hunt 2020!

Bugs are everywhere - you just have to look carefully.

Find a habitat (eg. hedgerow, grass, stones, trees, flowerbed) and search for some bugs. Maybe you’ll find a spider under a bed or go on an indoor bug hunt. You could even learn about bugs and their habitats online.

Can you count how many you find? Can you identify (name) them? 

 Choose 1 bug that you find and make it into a project-  find out all about it.

Examine it (carefully!): Here are some things to look for, can you think of anything else?

  • What does it eat?
  • Where does it live?
  • How many legs does it have?
  • How does it move?

Make sure you are careful to not disturb the bugs or their habitat and make sure to wash your hands after exploring.

Now record what you have found. You could:

  • draw it
  • write a story or poem about it
  • design a poster
  • shoot a video 

The options are endless – with a little bit of imagination…

This is a competition for the whole country and your entries can be submitted online:

If you want to enter the competition the deadline for entries is the 12th June 2020. There is a variety of prizes available and the national winner will win a microscope.


Investigation - Strong Shapes

Investigation - Paper Boats

Investigation - Egg Shell Tooth Decay

Investigation - Paper Spinner

Investigation - Shadows

Investigation - Dunkin' biscuits!

Links to science websites: Lots more ideas for fun science investigations here! 


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