Resources required for the science programme
 

Magnetism and electricity

  • Magnets (selection to include bar, button, horseshoe)
  • Screw-in bulb holders
  • Bulbs and appropriate batteries
  • Iron filings
  • Crocodile clips
  • Needles
  • Wires
  • Compasses
  • Wlectric buzzers
  • A range of magnetic materials
  • Electric bells
  • Electric motor
  • A selection of metals
  • Wire stripping pliers
  • Steel wool
  • Screwdrivers

Forces

  • Wheeled toys
  • Oil, grease, polish, wax
  • Inclined plane
  • Sandpaper
  • Springs
  • Mechanisms: tongs, pliers, nutcracker, toys, old clock etc.
  • Weights
  • Marbles
  • Balls
  • Construction sets such as Meccano: wheels, pulleys, axle rods, gears
  • Timers
  • Stop clocks and watches
  • Balloons
  • Plastic syringes
  • Pulleys