Resources

We have used the wonderful illustrations in books written and designed by Marie Neurath in the 1950s and 1960s to make some slideshows and worksheets for children, teachers and parents.

We have developed these resources with teachers and children.

We have grouped these resources in ‘packs’ under themes that relate broadly to the national curriculum. Each pack contains a slideshow (.pdf to download to a computer, and .epub for tablets) and a related worksheet that you can download and print out.


To use the packs:

  • The pdf slideshows have some interactive features that won’t work when looking at the pdf on your browser. For best results, download the file to your computer and open it in Acrobat Reader. Get it here.
  • On an iPad or tablet, use the .epub slideshow. Check if your tablet has an app that can read e-pubs. If using an iPad, it is likely you have iBooks already. Get it here.

 

For young children (Key Stage 1, reception–yr2)

Four packs explore the themes of growth, habitats, earth and plants.

Growth

Birth of a dragonfly

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

A pelican fishing party

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

What happens
inside an egg

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

Fish catch food in
strange ways

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

An egg becomes
a frog

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

The camel stores
food in its hump

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

Habitats

Moles make a home

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

Hiding to keep safe

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

Keeping baby
animals safe

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

Earth

A volcano under the sea

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

Making mountains

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

Plants

Seed dispersal

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

Some plants eat insects

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

A bulb grows into
a flower

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

 

 

For older children  (Key Stage 2, yr3–yr4)

Four slideshows introduce notions of gravity, force, energy and density.

Visual Science

How do things float?

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

Distance, height and energy

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet (.pdf)

Jumping and falling

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet 1 (.pdf)
Printable worksheet 2 (.pdf)

 

Limbs and levers

Slideshow (.pdf)
Slideshow tablet (.epub)
Printable worksheet 1 (.pdf)
Printable worksheet 2 (.pdf)
Printable worksheet 3 (.pdf)

 

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