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Roald Dahl Series: The Big Bang Theory – Lesson Plan for KS1/KS2 Science

Key Stage

KS1, KS2


Years 1-6


In this lesson it’s up to the children to test whether Willy Wonka’s latest idea could have potentially explosive results, says Sue Martin…

It includes a feast of science-based wonders to spark their imagination and curiosity. There are lots of sweet toothed experiments you could try – like growing your own sugar trees – but in this lesson, children will discover the science behind popping candy, and test whether or not it might have any unexpected side effects.

Students will explore:

  • Reversible and irreversible changes to materials and how to apply this knowledge
  • Investigative techniques to solve a problem

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