Book: Utterly Jarvellous by @sai_path via @BloomsburyEd

Published by Bloomsbury Education

Utterly Jarvellous 50 primary science activities you can do in a jar













  • As a teacher, this is my sort of book. Packed with 50 practical, easy-to-teach inspirational ideas, who knew that so much science could be placed within a jar?
  • The book covers ten essential elements to teaching science with junior-aged pupils (7-11), from plants, states of matter, sound and electricity, and earth & space, evolution & inheritance.
  • Sai places a big focus on being environmentally friendly with these science-based activities, listing additional materials easily accessible, such as paperclips, string, pencils, foil, and candles and the like, to ensure the experiments invoke further curiosity and questions.
  • Each experiment includes: notes explaining how to run the activity; an explanation of the science behind it; suggestions for extension activities; photocopiable worksheets with illustrated step-by-step instructions, and; evaluation questions to consolidate learning.
  • Top tip: Start asking your class to start saving empty jam jars, and such like, as you’ll be raring to go with your students, offering great cross-curriculum opportunities to take learning further.

Supported by Bloomsbury Education

Forget plastic beakers and pipettes, the only apparatus you need for these unique science lessons is a single household object – a jar! With 50 fun, accessible and sustainable lesson ideas covering the entire Key Stage 2 National Curriculum for science, this book will inspire teachers and engage children of all abilities. The whole class will be mesmerised by experiments to simulate a solar eclipse, build a wormery, make a lava lamp and watch a volcano erupt – all in a jar.

Aimed at eliminating the need for single-use plastic, the activities in this book only require glass jars, lids and additional everyday materials that are readily available in most primary schools. Each science experiment is accompanied by a clear explanation of the science behind it, photocopiable worksheets with illustrated, step-by-step instructions for pupils to follow and evaluation questions to consolidate learning. From science specialists to those just getting to grips with the subject, all teachers can deliver these environmentally friendly, inclusive and cost-effective activities with minimal preparation.

*RRP Price correct at time of review publication. 

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