Whizz Pop Bang, “the awesome science magazine for kids” have kindly offered use of their resources in our Women Like Me activities. They’re not just a magazine; they create hands-on science lessons too. Here’s what Rachael, the Whizz Pop Bang’s head of communications, had to tell us:
What is Whizz Pop Bang?
Whizz Pop Bang is an award-winning, 36-page children’s magazine jam-packed with science fun! Printed on lovely, thick, uncoated paper (so that kids can colour, scribble and record their science results in it), it’s a top-quality magazine that’s built to last. Each month’s issue focuses on a new and interesting subject, with broad-ranging content to appeal to all budding scientists aged between six and twelve. Have a flick through a virtual copy of Whizz Pop Bang here.
Each month’s magazine is written by expert science writers, such as Isabel Thomas, author of more than 100 children’s science books. Each magazine is full of facts, puzzles, news and simple hands-on experiments that can easily be done at home or in school, giving parents, teachers and kids the tools to become scientists in their kitchens and classrooms!
We believe that kids make the best scientists. WHY? Because they’re inquisitive, keen to learn and have open minds that just love asking “Why…?”!
New teaching resources for schools
One of our key aims for Whizz Pop Bang is to help as many children as possible to enjoy the awesome world of science. So we’ve created a growing library of top-quality downloadable Whizz Pop Bang lesson plans and reading resources for schools to make science fun and engaging for children and teachers alike.
What are the resources for schools?
Our Whizz Pop Bang school resources have been written by primary teachers in conjunction with science experts and they all link to the national curriculum…
- Differentiated lesson plans
- Simple hands-on investigations using household items
- Interactive PowerPoint presentations to guide the lessons
- Guiding reading texts and comprehension questions*
- Science games
* Science texts and comprehensions, written by teachers, link to the English reading curriculum. They include How Stuff Works, interviews with real scientists and stories of sensational scientists from the past.
Subscriptions to the resources are for the whole school, with as many teacher log-ins as required.
How much does it cost?
We know budgets are tighter than ever, so we’re offering schools a 50% discount on the resources until 31st December 2018. Whole-school access to the downloadable resources, along with 4 magazines in the post each month costs just £225 for the whole year with unlimited teacher logins. For an average-sized school of 300 children, that’s just 75p per pupil per year.
To calculate the price per pupil for your school, use our online pricing tool at whizzpopbang.com/schools (prices exclude VAT).
Top five reasons for schools to subscribe to Whizz Pop Bang:
- Accessible content for classrooms, libraries and science clubs
- Written by expert teachers and science writers
- Linked to the science and reading curricula
- Bursting with rich practical science experiments
- Gives teachers the confidence to deliver accurate science lessons
We’re particularly keen on the Whizz Pop Bang engineering resources and their issue on Super Structures, which you can read more about here.
To find out more visit whizzpopbang.com/schools, or if you have any questions, drop the team an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 0330 2233790. You can also follow Whizz Pop Bang on social media: @whizzpopbangmag