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Topical Tuesdays: Squeaky Alligators – KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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A team of scientists who proved that knives made of frozen poo don’t work are among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes, celebrating the most unusual areas of medicine, science and technology. The thought of squeaky alligators is all very funny but isn’t there a more serious point here? Research costs money so why are these frankly rather silly investigations being funded? Or is there no real harm in just finding answers to whatever questions spring to mind?

This resource pack features an article from The Week Junior newspaper about the awards, plus an activities sheet designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story might mean for them.



  • News story
  • Activities sheet
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