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Rural Science Activity Download

Where does our food come from? What has science got to do with it? Get out into the countryside and find out!

Rural Science Barnyard Buddies

The Rural Science Activity from Science Matters is now updated with new content

This fascinating downloadable resource includes:

  • Ladybirds – find out more about the fascinating insect that is called ‘the gardener’s friend’. Use the ladybird hunts to see how many types of ladybird there are and marvel at their lifecycle stages
  • On the Trail of a Cereal Killer - Complete activity!
  • Practical investigations into factors affecting plant growth. 
    Who killed the crop? Now where will my breakfast cereal come from?
  • Raising awareness of where food comes from, the role of modern agriculture in food production
  • Comparing organic and intensive methods of food production
  • Encourage healthy eating by exploring a variety of locally-grown foods
  • Promote global awareness by comparing growing conditions in different climates around the world

Use these resources in conjunction with Science Weeks, Healthy Eating projects, breakfast and out-of-school clubs or simply to enhance or extend the National Curriculum.

So what are you waiting for? Download it now!

Rural Science


Download Rural Science

This exciting Rural Science Activity is available for download for FREE.

Click here to download
our Ladybird Resource (904kB)

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Cereal Killer (2Mb)

Download the Rural Science Activity by clicking the link above and then when prompted, select Save Target As to save the Activity to your computer. You will need a unZip program to access the activity files.

Enjoy Rural Science

Here are some photos of children enjoying finding out more about Rural Science.

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