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The Huddersfield Narrow Canal cuts right through the Pennines, a mountain range that runs down the centre of Northern England. Find out how and why the canal was built in this fact file.
This pack contains four classroom-based activities designed to teach water safety to children aged 7-11. The activities, designed by experienced teachers for schools, group leaders and parents can be used either individually or as a suite.
This worksheet makes the link between balancing a floating object in science and balancing in maths.
This lesson practices word problems involving fractions and percentages.
School visit information for National Waterways Museum - Ellesmere Port
School visit information for National Waterways Museum - Gloucester
This fact file will tell you what an aqueduct is, how Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was built and why it is special.
Can you discover all the clues and become a true detective? Find out in our Aqueduct Adventure Trail!
In this activity, pupils use a guaging rod to see how Archimedes' principle of uptrust was applied to life on the canal networks.
Looking at lock design allows a practical investigation into water pressure. It enables students to identify with the concepts of forces and relate them to real-life engineering design examples, focussing on canals.