Maths and Technology
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Resistors are small, multi-coloured electrical components that are found everywhere – but what do the colours mean? In the activity, ‘Colour Coding’ students use their number skills to crack the colour codes. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions …More

Maths and Technology
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In the maths activity, ‘Docked!’ students play a board game to collect and drop off a bicycle in a city. By using two dice to play the game, students need to use probability and make predictions. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful …More

Maths and Technology
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The activity, ‘Faceprints’ explains how facial measurements are used to identify individuals, for example in airport screening systems. Students can make measurements of their own faces and compare the results. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting …More

Maths and Technology
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The maths activity, ‘Function Confusion’ provides some practical examples for students explore how they can use their calculators to perform complex operations quickly. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. The teaching notes explain the importance …More

Maths and Technology
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Going Global’ provides activities to support students’ understanding of how GPS works. They can also use latitude and longitude co-ordinates to help locate a mystery object. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. An answer sheet …More

Maths and Technology
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In the interesting learning activity, ‘Good Sports?’ students learn about and discuss the use of technology to improve swimmers’ performances. They use graphs and tables to evaluate the impact of changes, and form opinions about the fairness of using technology to enhance performances. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the …More

Maths and Technology
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The maths activity, ‘Nifty Networks’ shows how prime numbers and their factors can be arranged in a network. Students use their number knowledge to solve the network puzzle. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. An …More

Maths and Technology
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In the maths activity, ‘Pedal Power’ students play a board game to collect a bicycle and travel around a city. By using two dice to play the game, students need to use probability and make predictions. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful …More

Maths and Technology
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Talking Technology’ is a learning activity that will engage students in finding out just how quickly the world of ICT is changing. Students interpret graphs to make statements and predictions about the use of telecommunications. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background …More

Maths and Technology
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Techno Africa’ is a learning activity that engages students in understanding why cellphone usage has risen dramatically in Africa, and how this usage is helping people. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. An answer sheet …More

Maths and Technology
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In the learning activity, ‘The Best Throw’ students learn about and discuss the use of technology in sports. They use graphs and tables to evaluate the impact of change on the javelin event, and form opinions about the impact of technology on other sports. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning …More

Maths and Technology
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The maths activity, ‘Transport Trends’ gives students data to interpret how people use transport. They can then conduct a survey to collect data and make comparisons themselves. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. An answer …More

Maths and Technology
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Where on Earth?’ is a maths activity that helps students explore latitude and longitude. As well as finding the places postcards have been sent from, students can find the co-ordinates for their own homes and find out what happens when the numbers are increased. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning …More

Maths and Technology
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The intriguing learning activity, ‘Working with Wool’ uses the real-life context of sheep farming to enable students to practise calculating measurements using multiplication and division. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. An answer sheet is …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Picture-Perfect Job’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Ryan Schick, a young photographer.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Batten, Jean’ features the famous New Zealand female aviator who broke a number of world flying records. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Benjamin Franklin’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Blogging’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, correct tone, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Car of the Future’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Enhancing Reality’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Hadfield Brings Space Life Down To Earth’ is about how technology and social media enable an astronaut to communicate from space.

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.

Irish History
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This history article ‘Irish Inventions’ features important factual background information about inventions made by Irish people during the 19th century that have shaped the way we live today. It highlights seismology, the modern stethoscope, colour photography and the successful launch of the submarine as key Irish inventions. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical and …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Picture Story: Robot’ asks students to identify the story that best matches the picture, which features a robot with his robot dog. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recognise the association between a picture and a short story describing it.

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.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Maps and Diagrams’ encourages students to present writing in a manner that enhances the reader’s ability to understand and identify the ideas.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 9

This reading comprehension activity ‘Ratings War’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on the TV ratings system in the United States.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘San Francisco Cable Cars’ encourages students to understand structural patterns or organisation in informational texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 6 readers.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Space Exploration’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Take Pictures Without A Camera’ is about a camera being developed in Japan that can be operated by finger gestures.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Texters Studied In New Research’ reports on research into texting and ethical thinking.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘The Assembly Line’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘The Day All Technology Crashed’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘The Ethics of Computers’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘The Evolution of Video Games’ features the history of video games and how they developed from early games like Pong and Pac Man to the more complex games we play today. It provides factual information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness in a fun and engaging manner.

Space
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This article, ‘All About Space: The Fastest Spacecraft’, describes the launch of the fastest spacecraft. It provides factual information about New Horizons and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Space
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This article, ‘The Fastest Spacecraft in the Universe’, provides information about the fastest spacecraft, New Horizons. It features interesting facts about this technological innovation and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘The Industrial Age’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘The Industrial Revolution’ is a history based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to choose the best details to support their big ideas.

Author's Purpose
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This author’s purpose exemplar ‘The X PRIZE’ shows students how to identify the author’s purpose for writing this passage. It uses a practical example to introduce students to the principles of why authors write – to persuade, entertain, inform or teach – in order to gain a deeper understanding of the purpose of each text, …More

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Time Warp! The Surprises of Time’ outlines some surprising facts and comparisons about various historical events. It provides factual information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness in a fun and engaging manner.

Writing Task
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This writing task worksheet ‘TV or Computer?’ helps students to practise persuasive writing. It is aimed at encouraging students to plan their writing by choosing their position on a topic, then asking themselves questions to best explain their ideas to the reader using details, examples and their own personal experience to support their position. It …More

Ireland
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This short nonfiction text, ‘V: Valentia Island’ features important factual background information about the transatlantic cable laid between Valentia Island and Newfoundland, which linked Europe with North America for more than 100 years. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the symbols and icons associated with Irish culture and also features an activity for …More

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘Who Uses the Internet?’ is a maths based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to compare and contrast information using charts.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘World’s First Private Spacecraft Makes Successful Trip To International Space Station’ is about an American company that sent its unmanned Dragon spacecraft into space.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Aviation Through the Ages’ features different breakthroughs in the field of aviation. It provides an online website, as well as factual information about the Montgolfier brothers, the Wright brothers, Harry Houdini and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

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