Ricky’s blog is an exciting opportunity to carry out science investigations. It is a completely free resource that can be used by children, families and teachers. Even though Ricky is now back home he is still writing his blog. He still has problems to solve and loves to hear about investigations.
There are several ways that you can use the blog. For example:
Run the blog as if it is happening now Choose investigations that you want to use and focus on those Dip in and add to the explorations and ideas that have already been posted Ask Ricky new questions that he hasn’t yet thought about Send requests, via email@example.com, for new content that you would like Ricky to introduce
The blog entries start on the Home Page with the latest posts and run in reverse order. You can share what Ricky has written without having to show the ideas for solving his problems by clicking on ‘Ricky’s Diary’ in the right hand column.
To help you find your way round the blog there is a key word list below. These words can be used in the ‘search’ feature to take you directly to pages containing these key ideas.
‘Ricky’s Diary‘ – You can use the problems in Ricky’s diary in whatever order you wish, either by following Ricky’s posts in date order, or dipping into them as you choose. You might decide to focus on one issue such as what Ricky should eat or how to keeping warm. You might choose something new that Ricky hasn’t thought about.
You can use Ricky’s problems as a stimulus for talk and investigations, as well as to encourage children to raise questions.
You can post questions for Ricky. He will try to respond to most ideas or questions. Whatever you decide to do Ricky would love to hear your ideas. So keep the ideas flowing.
If you have ideas to share, feel free to post them in the ‘Ricky’s Diary’ blog. If you would like to send photos or other resources you can do so via the email address shown in the ‘How can you help Ricky?’ posts.
If you have Ricky puppet (see puppetsproject.com) it would be fun to send him on the journey. Ricky could ‘pack his bags and go travelling’ at the appropriate time. You could also involve one of Ricky’s friends or Nana, Grandad or one of the dog puppets to raise questions to help Ricky and send him messages while he is ‘away’.
airport, animals, bag, base, bed, birds, camp, chocolate, clean, climbing, clothes, coat, cold, communication, cook, crevasse, diet, doctor, dry, electricity, equipment, expedition, explore, fabrics, fire, fishing, food, football, freeze, freezer, frostbite, Fuchs Foundation, glacier, gloves, grow, hat, healthy, helmet, ice, iceberg, investigating, jacket, jeans, jumper, kit, kite, lightning, map, material, marathon, medicine, mobile, mountain, move, night, penguins, plane, plants, polar bears, poo, power, pulley, Punta Arenas, pulse, rain, rainbows, rucksack, Scott, shoes, shower, skis, sleeping bag, sleep, snow, solar panel, South Pole, sledge, sport, suitcase, Summer, Sun, sunglasses, sunlight, suncream, suntan, survive, temperature, tent, thermometer, time, t-shirt, toilet, toiletries, tools, toothpaste, training, transport, travel, vehicle, walking, warm, wash, water, waterproof, weather, wind, worms
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