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An extension/ homework task or project to survey the types of seeds in your neighbourhood.

A comprehensive reference resource with information and definitions. Includes series of web-based tasks and resources based on plant science and anatomy.

An easy and effective activity for the Foundation Years to KS2 in order to observe seed germination at any time of the year.

A series of activities that give pupils an opportunity to explore different aspects of fruits and seeds and to understand how (and why) they are dispersed. The activities presented here are suitable for pupils in age range 5 to 11, but should be adapted to suit the age and ability of the pupils.

This booklet includes activities that children can do to find out more about plants, focusing on ways that children can grow their own plants. Several of the activities are set out as investigations, to support children developing their approach to investigations in a scientific way.

A selection of short, engaging practical demonstrations on various biology, chemistry and physics topics. The page also leads to many other useful resources. You will need to join TES in order to download the demonstrations but it is free and only takes 30 seconds!

A powerpoint activity covering different specialised cells. Includes: sperm and egg cells, nerve cells, palisade cells (plant), ciliated cells, root hair cells and red blood cells.

Present this PDF to your class to teach photosynthesis to pupils at around 10 years old

Strictly, neither of these words appears on the curriculum for children at this level. However, indirect reference is likely to be made to both processes, so we give these background notes in a way that could be used with children.

Germination and variables activity for 8 - 11 years.

Explore the world of seeds and plant growth with printable pdfs of activities and ideas

An interactive presentation, suitable for Key Stage 2 (8-11 year olds) describing the different parts of a plant. The plant detective covers topics such as: Reproduction Photosynthesis Adaptation To use the plant detective you will need to have a Flash viewer installed

In these booklets, some activities are based in the classroom while others involve growing plants outside. Covers plant growth, reproduction and life cycles.

Access to over 2,000 downloadable research-informed online lectures, lecture slides, images, animations, films, all licensed for educational use focused around plants.

The loan kits are aimed at KS1 and KS2, covering the topics of Classification, Life Cycles, Plants and Habitats. Your school can borrow a kit for up to a half term

Many different resources on adaptation, biodiversity and habitat loss, invasive species, variation and classification. Video clips, photos, teachers notes, worksheets, games. Covers plants and animals.

A series of activities that give pupils an opportunity to explore different aspects of fruits and seeds and to understand how (and why) they are dispersed. The activities presented here are suitable for pupils in age range 5 to 11, but should be adapted to suit the age and ability of the pupils.

This booklet includes activities that children can do to find out more about plants, focusing on ways that children can grow their own plants. Several of the activities are set out as investigations, to support children developing their approach to investigations in a scientific way.

OPAL surveys and activities in your area, identification guides and Kids Zone with activities and quizes. Survey you can join, such as earthworms, bugs, trees.

Choose a selection of minibeasts by dragging them into the tray. Choose the amount of sets you need and add labels with your own criteria. The sets can be overlapped to produce a Venn diagram display.

Ask pupils to propose 'yes/no' questions that will sort a number of minibeasts using a tree diagram. (Tip: start with two or three creatures and add more into the tray once the concept is more secure.) Choose the minibeasts on the first screen by dragging them into the tray one by one. On the sorting screen, add labels with questions and drag the arrows onto the screen to denote 'yes' or 'no'.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

A pack of lesson plans and linked video clips from the lectures, which can be used to teach a variety of science concepts.

Suggestions as to how to make a flower using a variety of materials . . . see the ideas listed and let the children be creative (and an opportunity to develop cross-curricular links)

An activity booklet for 5-12 year olds. Through the activities suggested in this pack children are introduced to the world of invertebrates (minibeasts).

This Primary Pack, for Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11), is a series of worksheets and teacher’s notes based around the desert locust

Introducing students to the world of invertebrates through a range of activities in a 20 page pdf booklet

Once you have dragged items into the sorting tray you can move onto the sorting screen. Choose an appropriate number of sets, label them and start sorting. Try sorting some of the items without labelling the sets and ask the pupils to guess the criteria you are using.

Great selection of keys to help students identify fungi out in the field.

Access to over 2,000 downloadable research-informed online lectures, lecture slides, images, animations, films, all licensed for educational use focused around plants.

The loan kits are aimed at KS1 and KS2, covering the topics of Classification, Life Cycles, Plants and Habitats. Your school can borrow a kit for up to a half term

The Microscope Activity Kit Scheme is completely free for all UK Primary Schools. A Kit can be borrowed for an entire term and contains enough microscopes and resources for a whole class of children.

A fact sheet about Carl Linnaeus made by the Linnean Society to explain his achievements including how to identify and classify different organisms.

A fact sheet about Carl Linnaeus made by the Linnean Society to explain his achievements including how to identify and classify different organisms.

A factsheet about Alfred Russel Wallace on his expeditions and developing a theory of evolution.

A factsheet about Alfred Russel Wallace on his expeditions and developing a theory of evolution.

A site illustrating the economic and cultural importance of a wide range of plants and fungi. Useful for research, cross curricular work and projects.

A site illustrating the economic and cultural importance of a wide range of plants and fungi. Useful for research, cross curricular work and projects.

An excellent PowerPoint tutorial for class or individual use illustrating how the parts of a flower fit together, for use when pupils have an actual flower head in front of them.

Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics: Light; Moving & Growing; Variation; Magnets & Springs; Earth, Sun & Moon; States; Materials; Teeth; Healthy Eating; Food Chains; Minibeasts; Life Cycles; Habitats. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Scroll down for the activity. Requires Flash.

A selection of short, engaging practical demonstrations on various biology, chemistry and physics topics. The page also leads to many other useful resources. You will need to join TES in order to download the demonstrations but it is free and only takes 30 seconds!

This Primary Pack, for Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11), is a series of worksheets and teacher’s notes based around the desert locust

Access to over 2,000 downloadable research-informed online lectures, lecture slides, images, animations, films, all licensed for educational use focused around plants.

In this practical, students use algae to look at the rate of photosynthesis

Video which demonstrates the process for cauliflower cloning - showing tissue cultures and micro-propagation.

Worksheets and details of practical work to illustrate many aspects of rocks, weathering, rock cycle and carbon cycle.

OPAL surveys and activities in your area, identification guides and Kids Zone with activities and quizes. Survey you can join, such as earthworms, bugs, trees.

Many different resources on adaptation, biodiversity and habitat loss, invasive species, variation and classification. Video clips, photos, teachers notes, worksheets, games. Covers plants and animals.

Links to 5 powerpoint presentations providing an introduction to bacteria and other microorganisms, their uses and their role in causing infectious diseases; a history of fighting disease; chemicals that kill bacteria; penicillin and medicines for the future.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

A factsheet about Alfred Russel Wallace on his expeditions and developing a theory of evolution.

An activity booklet for 5-12 year olds. Through the activities suggested in this pack children are introduced to the world of invertebrates (minibeasts).

This Primary Pack, for Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11), is a series of worksheets and teacher’s notes based around the desert locust

Living things, such as rabbits and micro-organisms, need food and water to grow and reproduce. In these games you can control the temperature and how much food and moisture is available.

Fully-equipped RMS Microscope Activity Kit to your school, providing microscopes for schools as well as ready to go activities, giving you everything that you need to reveal microscopic life and structures across all the curriculum.

Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics: Light; Moving & Growing; Variation; Magnets & Springs; Earth, Sun & Moon; States; Materials; Teeth; Healthy Eating; Food Chains; Minibeasts; Life Cycles; Habitats. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Scroll down for the activity. Requires Flash.

A pack of lesson plans and linked video clips from the lectures, which can be used to teach a variety of science concepts.

An activity booklet for 5-12 year olds. Through the activities suggested in this pack children are introduced to the world of invertebrates (minibeasts).

Access to over 2,000 downloadable research-informed online lectures, lecture slides, images, animations, films, all licensed for educational use focused around plants.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

Linnean Society practical activities on discovering DNA - well set out resources, also has links to biotechnology.

Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics: Light; Moving & Growing; Variation; Magnets & Springs; Earth, Sun & Moon; States; Materials; Teeth; Healthy Eating; Food Chains; Minibeasts; Life Cycles; Habitats. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Scroll down for the activity. Requires Flash.

4 nicely presented and accessible powerpoints on the periodic table; elements that changed the course of history; elements of the world and body chemistry. Great introduction, useful for background knowledge or for directing especially interested pupils to. Useful for showing how important elements and materials are to us.

A 'Double- Crossed 'cross-curricular activity based on a mystery set in WW2. Pupils use and develop their investigative skills in analysing and evaluating data and evidence and their creativity and problem solving when interpreting evidence, asking questions such as Why? How? and What if? Team work and self evaluation assessment for learning included.

This interactive periodic table can be used to highlight groups and periods, physical states, elements known in a given year, scarcity of resources, and many other interesting things.

The number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom can be changed in this interactive activity, which displays the atomic number, mass number and ionic charge. Atoms can also be selected from the periodic table.

By clicking on the animation tab and then clicking 'step through', you can access animations on covalent bonds and ionic bonds.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes the effect of smaller particle size on rates of reaction and the flame colours of different compounds.

A video tutorial with accompanying notes to show you how to safely electrolyse a molten ionic compound, demonstrating that it conducts electricity and decomposes.

A video tutorial, with accompanying notes, showing how to demonstrate some of the reactions of the alkali metals.

Animations and explanations of ionic bonding.

A concise animated summary of covalent bonding and dot-cross diagrams.

A collection of engaging games that challenge students' knowledge and logic.

A selection of challenging logic games that test students' knowledge and understanding.

The Ri YouTube Channel's playlist for the Christmas lectures 2012, presented by Peter Wothers.

A database of 31 everyday materials, man made and natural, solid and liquid, transparent and opaque, allow children to explore these and many other properties.

Some useful info to clarify the important concepts associated with solids, liquids and gases, and changes of state.

Animations exploring different topics related to solids, liquids and gases. Includes and introduction and summaries of solids, liquids, gases, changing solids to liquids to gases, dissolving, changing states of water, reversible and non-reversible changes and a glossary. Can be used with KS1 with teacher guidance.

Cross-curricular 'Invigorate' activity, linking well to Geography, History (exploration) and PSHCE. Throught the context of exploration, find out more about Cook and Franklin at the South and North Poles, investigate ice and currents and use red cabbage indicator to test liquids.

Cross curricular 'Invigorate' Activity all about scientific inquiry Discover more about scientists past and present, make a pulse detector, find out about air, take a quiz onclimbing Mt Everest,see what happens to marshmallows in a vacuum.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to engage students with an exothermic crystal stalagmite and instantly freezing water.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to set up a forensic crime scene investigation.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to structure practical activities for students to learn about conservation of mass.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes the effect of smaller particle size on rates of reaction and the flame colours of different compounds.

A short revision video which covers the main points of rates of reaction.

A video tutorial and accompanying notes to explain a spectacular demonstration of the effect of particle size on reaction rate.

A video tutorial showing how to demonstrate the effect of a catalyst on the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.

A video tutorial, with accompanying notes, showing how to use the methane rocket to help students to understand how and why we balance equations.

A pdf which contains instructions for demonstrating a very endothermic reaction between two solids.

A spectacular demonstration of combustion of an alcohol. The presence of carbon dioxide and water can be tested for in the products.

A short video clip that demonstrates the crystallization of sodium ethanoate (exothermic) and the reaction of barium hydroxide with ammonium chloride (endothermic). An explanation of the energy changes is then given.

This video recaps collision theory and uses some demonstrations to show the effect of concentration, temperature, catalysts and surface area.

A series of pages that cover reversible reactions, dynamic equilibrium, the effect of changing concentration, pressure and temperature, and then the contact process.

A comprehensive summary of different methods used to separate mixtures.

The Ri YouTube Channel's playlist for the Christmas lectures 2012, presented by Peter Wothers.

The properties of solids, liquids and gases - cartoon animations Downloadable worksheets and further information for teachers Quiz

Ask pupils to propose 'yes/no' questions that will sort a number of minibeasts using a tree diagram. (Tip: start with two or three creatures and add more into the tray once the concept is more secure.) Choose the minibeasts on the first screen by dragging them into the tray one by one. On the sorting screen, add labels with questions and drag the arrows onto the screen to denote 'yes' or 'no'.

Link to Primary Resources page of links. 'Sugar in Tea' is a concept cartoon style stimulus for discussion or investigation planning; 'Separating Mixtures' ppt gives a mixture with 4 possible answers for discussion plus there are worksheets and whiteboard resources.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to make an indicator from red cabbage.

A short video clip which revises acids and alkalis using the context of ocean acidification.

A collection of engaging games that challenge students' knowledge and logic.

Activities designed to encourage children to think about the characteristics of a range of animals, including humans

A charity that tries to use practical solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. There are case studies of children in the developing world and how they collect their water. Useful for cross curricular links.Quite complex for this level

A selection of short, engaging practical demonstrations on various biology, chemistry and physics topics. The page also leads to many other useful resources. You will need to join TES in order to download the demonstrations but it is free and only takes 30 seconds!

Some useful info to clarify the important concepts associated with solids, liquids and gases, and changes of state.

Animations exploring different topics related to solids, liquids and gases. Includes and introduction and summaries of solids, liquids, gases, changing solids to liquids to gases, dissolving, changing states of water, reversible and non-reversible changes and a glossary. Can be used with KS1 with teacher guidance.

Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics: Light; Moving & Growing; Variation; Magnets & Springs; Earth, Sun & Moon; States; Materials; Teeth; Healthy Eating; Food Chains; Minibeasts; Life Cycles; Habitats. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Scroll down for the activity. Requires Flash.

'Invigorate' cross curricular activity. Learn more about the water cycle, electrical conductors and insulators and make a glass harp, whilst learning more about Benjamin Franklin. Includes teacher notes, mix and match activities and a quiz.

An engaging educational game that helps students revise organic chemistry and learn about the economics of the oil industry.

A ' Bang Goes the Theory' lesson plan and video clip, aimed at 11-14 year olds, though has useful elements for 10-11 year olds too.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which covers the extraction of oil and the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.

A collection of engaging games that challenge students' knowledge and logic.

BBC Bitesize revision aid on acids and bases and reaction with metals to form salts.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes the extraction, properties and uses of metals.

A video tutorial with accompanying notes to show you how to safely electrolyse a molten ionic compound, demonstrating that it conducts electricity and decomposes.

A video tutorial, with accompanying notes, showing a method that can be used to reduce copper oxide to produce copper.

A collection of engaging games that challenge students' knowledge and logic.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes the extraction, properties and uses of metals.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to make and test various adhesives.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which explains how friction and intermolecular forces help us to understand how gecko feet work.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes the structure and properties of concrete and other composites.

A video clip that explains how stealth materials designed for the defence industry have been used in wind turbines.

An online store that sells a variety of smart materials for use in demonstrations and practical activities.

A series of pages that cover reversible reactions, dynamic equilibrium, the effect of changing concentration, pressure and temperature, and then the contact process.

A useful powerpoint presentation on temperature and keeping warm, includes experiments to do. It does refer to World Cup 2006, so you may want to skip these pages!

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

A short video clip that demonstrates the crystallization of sodium ethanoate (exothermic) and the reaction of barium hydroxide with ammonium chloride (endothermic). An explanation of the energy changes is then given.

This page and the ones that follow summarise chromatography, including the method and the analysis.

A selection of challenging logic games that test students' knowledge and understanding.

Take your class to the North Pole to experiment with insulation and clothing

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to structure practical activities for students to learn about conservation of mass.

A selection of challenging logic games that test students' knowledge and understanding.

TES iboard activity: The playground is full of forces in action. Use the magnifying glass to focus in on one action and then label the forces using text and the arrows. Drag the arrows onto the rotate buttons to show the direction of the forces shown by the animation, or just use for discussing forces.

TES i board activity. A simple sorting activity - drag images into the sorting tray and then proceed to sort them into groups. You can drag the set circles by their edges to overlap them.

Short video clip from 'Bang Goes the Theory' showing the effect of friction. Lesson plan also provided with great ideas that can be adapted for your age group. Very effective to try (with care!) in the classroom with telephone directories or shopping catalogues.

Concept cartoon to promote ideas and discussion on forces and stimulus for investigation. Includes information and investigation ideas for follow up.Click on the characters to see what they think. Example activity from the MillGate House Education website.

A good site for teaching about electricity and electricity safety. Areas for both 5-11 and 11-14 students.

A blockbusters quiz about types of waves and wave properties

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to do experiments in optics to demonstrate the action of lenses, pinhole cameras, reflection, refraction, the eye,

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to introduce types of waves.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to use the ripple tank to demonstrate the properties of waves.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show interference and explain it.

Information about the basics of wave properties with good animations and applets.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers sound waves, interference of sound, sound travelling through air not a vacuum.

Kitchen Science experiments are experiments from the Naked Scientists podcasts that you can do at home. This one is about using microphones and a laptop with Audacity to show how ultrasound scanning works.

A video showing how you can show that your mobile phone uses microwaves.

How to construct a ray diagram step-by-step for converging lenses.

Instructions on how to demonstracte the interference of light with sheets of plexiglass

Instructions on how to mke a Doppler buzzer ball to demonstrate the Doppler effect

A great idea to get students to test if equipment works.

An excellent animation that shows what happens when sound interferes.

An excellent interactive animation that enables you to look at refraction using a ray or wave view, and change the materials either side of a boundary.

A page on energy resources, with downloadable worksheets for pupils to completel.

Links to pages of information about different energy sources, renewable and non-renewable.

A useful interactive map that shows the relative amounts of different types of resources by country

A lesson plan that shows how to make a drag racer out of a mouse trap

A fun animated version of the fairytale, introducing an investigation into friction. Would make a good stimulus for a ramp investigation.

TES whiteboard activity that could be used as follow up to Rapunzel clip. A virtual version of the classic car on a ramp, friction vs. gravity, experiment. Choose either ramp angle or surface as the variable. Now run a series of tests, graphing the results.

Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics: Light; Moving & Growing; Variation; Magnets & Springs; Earth, Sun & Moon; States; Materials; Teeth; Healthy Eating; Food Chains; Minibeasts; Life Cycles; Habitats. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Scroll down for the activity. Requires Flash.

Cross-curricular 'Invigorate' activity. Set of mix and match activities and a quiz to explore Newton's ideas. Investigate paper helicopters, magnetic coins, how to make a rainbow, about scientists today.

A blockbusters quiz that can be used to revise basic ideas about sound and ultrasound.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to investigate spectra.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to do experiments in optics to demonstrate the action of lenses, pinhole cameras, reflection, refraction, the eye,

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to make a telescope that works.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers sound waves, interference of sound, sound travelling through air not a vacuum.

Kitchen Science experiments are experiments from the Naked Scientists podcasts that you can do at home. This one is about using microphones and a laptop with Audacity to show how ultrasound scanning works.

A set of resources for use in the teaching of medical physics including using electromagnetic waves, radioisotopes and ultrasound.

How to construct a ray diagram step-by-step for converging lenses.

An excellent interactive animation that enables you to look at refraction using a ray or wave view, and change the materials either side of a boundary.

An excellent animation that enables you to construct ray diagrams for lenses.

This activity asks the pupils to identify the forces used to move an object. Several examples are given where the force (push, pull or twist) needs to be identified, eg to push a door open. The pupils are then asked to sort a collection of toys into those which are used by pulling or pushing.

Four primary teachers present their Great Lesson Ideas for teaching forces and motion in science.

Tutorial style page on reflection goes into quite a bit of detail with an animation and a self test.

Vary the incident ray and this applet will show the reflected and the refracted rays and calculates their corresponding angles. Behaves oddly in some browsers, so maybe not suitable for pupils on their home machines

PowerPoint presentation on light and colour.

Interactive Blockbusters quiz on light and sound.

Detailed description of a lesson plan to make 360 degree periscopes

Bang Goes the Theory short video clip showing a fizz pop rocket. Great to watch and stimulate an investigation into factors affecting the rocket. What could affect how high it goes? How fast it pops?Although a lesson plan is provided, it is more geared towards KS3.

Cross-curricular 'Invigorate' activity. Set of mix and match activities and a quiz to explore Newton's ideas. Investigate paper helicopters, magnetic coins, how to make a rainbow, about scientists today.

A cross-curricular 'Invigorate' set of activities, based on weather. Explore why Earth is hotter in summer,make a rain gauge, and a barometer to find out about air pressure and observe clouds.

Concept cartoon to promote ideas and discussion on forces and stimulus for investigation. Includes information and investigation ideas for follow up.Click on the characters to see what they think. Example activity from the MillGate House Education website.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to demonstrate the reflection of light

A 'Bang goes the theory' activity with lesson plan, suggested activities and video clips. Aimed at 11-14 year olds, though some aspects can be used with 9-11 year olds.

A pack of lesson plans and linked video clips from the lectures, which can be used to teach a variety of science concepts.

A blockbusters quiz about electromagnetic waves.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers the rormation of electromagnetic waves.

A video showing how you can show that your mobile phone uses microwaves.

A set of resources for use in the teaching of medical physics including using electromagnetic waves, radioisotopes and ultrasound.

All you need to know about PET scanning.

Some fun demonstrations for this topic.

Interactive Blockbusters quiz on light and sound.

This quick practical experiment showing how a bubble is affected by different sounds is designed for use as a Year 7 to 11 physics classroom resource.

A wine glass is smashed by the power of sound when the right frequency is reached, in this quick experiment aimed at 11-16 year olds physics students.

Show Key Stage 3/4 physics students the different effects of sound, as demonstrated in this 15 minute video designed to be used on an interactive whiteboard showing high speed photography.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to find the specific heat capacity of alumnium.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show conduction, convection and radiation.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that show how to use physical models to explain kinetic theory,

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to investigate spectra.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers the relationship between the volume, temperature and pressure of a gas.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers changes of state.

An excellent interactive animation on the gas laws that show what happens to the particle.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show the shape of the magnetic field around a wire.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to make a giant model of a permanent magnet with compasses.

A blockbusters quiz that covers basic ideas about charges and circuits.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to do Van der Graaf generator demonstrations.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to make energy real with the SEP energy meter.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers

A video from the National STEM Centre that explains how to do the power lines demo.

One of a set of animations that you can download and play. This one is uses the example of an electric motor lifting a weight You can measure the work done by the motor and its input and output powers. It starts at a very basic level and moves up in stages. Although the experiment seems simple it can be quite tricky to do for real. So this simulation helps get the ideas across and hopefully enthuses students to try it in the real world.

How to make conducting and insulating play dough with full instructions and ideas for the classroom

An interactive animation to construct circuits showing the charge flowing in all parts of the circuit.

Instructions on how to make an inexpensive electroscope to show charge

A great idea to get students to test if equipment works.

An excellent interactive animation that enables you to build circuits. Shows that charges are already in the wires.

Excellent interactive animation of what happens in terms of charge when you 'stick' a balloon to a wall.

Excellent interactive animation that show what happens in an AC circuit, and the impact of adding a capacitor.

A fun interactive animation that shows what happens when you get an electric shock from a door handle.

An excellent animation that shows the relationship between current, potential difference and resistance.

An experiment that shows how the thermal conductivity of a material affects how cold we perceive it to be. Requires multiple LCD thermometers and large samples if possible

A simple fun experiment to try at home or in the lab. Can you really tell the temperature of something?

A experiment to show how radiated energy can be focused.

A worksheet on how to make a thermometer.

Experiment to show how changes in temperature cause objects to expand or contract.

Instructions for a simple experiment in which pupils investigate the insulating properties of styrofoam cups, recording data and drawing conclusions from it.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show that solids expand when heated.

A dipping bird is an example of a heat engine.

A pack of lesson plans and linked video clips from the lectures, which can be used to teach a variety of science concepts.

A blockbusters quiz that covers basic ideas about magnets and magnetism

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to demonstrate the force on a current carrying wire in a magnetic field.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to demonstrate electromagnetic induction.

Instructions for how to make a very simple electric motor with a battery, screw, magnet and piece of wire.

How to make a simple motor with copper wire, a strong magnet and a battery.

Detailed instructions on how to make a very simple generator from a film canister, coil of wire, strong magnet and LED.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers the field around a bar magnet, electromagnets, pickup coils, transformers and generators.

Instructions on how to make a very simple motor using a battery, screw, magnet and piece of wire.

Excellent interactive animation that show what happens in an AC circuit, and the impact of adding a capacitor.

Excellent animation that shows clearly how transformers and generators work.

A blockbusters quiz about types of radiation, their uses and half life.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to get a diffusion cloud chamber to work.

A set of resources for use in the teaching of medical physics including using electromagnetic waves, radioisotopes and ultrasound.

All you need to know about PET scanning.

Try to control the reactor when failures occur! Try different sequences then find out how power stations work using the information below.

One of a set of animations that you can download an play. This one is about measuring background radiation, absorbtion of radiation and radioactive decay.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to demonstrate electromagnetic induction.

Try to control the reactor when failures occur! Try different sequences then find out how power stations work using the information below.

A comprehensive site about generating electricity and the issues behind it.

A video from the National STEM Centre that explains how to do the power lines demo.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers

TES iboard labelling activity with a twist. Construct the skeleton and drag the fader bar to check the bones are in the right place. Choose a boy's or girl's body using the buttons below the skeleton. Pupils can be asked to drag labels or type their own depending on ability and lesson objectives. Some pupils might like to label with the names of the bones rather than the body parts.

TS iboard. Click the buttons on the face to choose hair style, eyes and lips for the face. Pupils can represent themselves or simply

TES iboard.Collect data from the class and enter it in a pictogram. Which eye colour is the most/least common? Hold a class investigation, e.g. 'Which eye colour is the most/least common?' Invite observations and draw out conclusions from the data.

Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics: Light; Moving & Growing; Variation; Magnets & Springs; Earth, Sun & Moon; States; Materials; Teeth; Healthy Eating; Food Chains; Minibeasts; Life Cycles; Habitats. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Scroll down for the activity. Requires Flash.

Activities designed to encourage children to think about the characteristics of a range of animals, including humans

A selection of short, engaging practical demonstrations on various biology, chemistry and physics topics. The page also leads to many other useful resources. You will need to join TES in order to download the demonstrations but it is free and only takes 30 seconds!

Place food from the shelves into the box and click 'sort'. Select a Venn diagram size and place the food labels in the sections, making labels for each.

TES iboard activity. Useful for looking at data in different formats and comparing foods. Examples of foods from 5 different groups appear when each food type is clicked. Drag the required item into the meal tray, and the nutritional breakdown is displayed- either as table, pie chart or graph.

TES iboard activity. Ask pupils to collect data and display the information in a pictogram. The data for favourite snacks could be collected within the class, from other classes or even from home.

A' Double Crossed' cross curricular activity combining Science and History In this activity, students take on the role of Time Raiders. They evaluate evidence from a recently discovered mummy to work out how it lived and how it died. Through so doing, they learn about the function of its preserved organs.Good for team work, development of arguments, the questioning of evidence, and the application of thinking.

Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics: Light; Moving & Growing; Variation; Magnets & Springs; Earth, Sun & Moon; States; Materials; Teeth; Healthy Eating; Food Chains; Minibeasts; Life Cycles; Habitats. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Scroll down for the activity. Requires Flash.

A cross-curricular 'Triple Crossed' activity. Working in teams, pupils identify which food group is lacking in 4 food diaries, then compare past and present food miles. A discussion on the environmental impact of the food transportation can be developed. Good for 11-14 or extension/ enrichment at ages 8-11.

A ' Bang Goes the Theory' lesson plan and video clip, aimed at 11-14 year olds, though has useful elements for 10-11 year olds too.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

Investigate reaction times, body facts and find out whether longest legs jump farthest

This resource provides support for a series of lessons on medicines – what they do and how to use them safely. It looks at how medicines are discovered, developed and tested through the eyes of a little girl called Ellie.

Great interactive feature showing the heart's anatomy, flow of blood, and how heart attacks come about.

Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics: Light; Moving & Growing; Variation; Magnets & Springs; Earth, Sun & Moon; States; Materials; Teeth; Healthy Eating; Food Chains; Minibeasts; Life Cycles; Habitats. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Scroll down for the activity. Requires Flash.

Extremely slick and well animated flash site. Students take on '8 cases' of poor diet or lack of exercise. E.g. lack of protein, healthy food, calcium poor e.t.c. Once solved there are 3 mini games on the theme to play. Students can use site unsupervised, though they do need access to sound for narration. Some main cases would work on I.W.B.

A selection of short, engaging practical demonstrations on various biology, chemistry and physics topics. The page also leads to many other useful resources. You will need to join TES in order to download the demonstrations but it is free and only takes 30 seconds!

TES iboard.Collect data from the class and enter it in a pictogram. Which eye colour is the most/least common? Hold a class investigation, e.g. 'Which eye colour is the most/least common?' Invite observations and draw out conclusions from the data.

A 'Triple Crossed', cross curricular activity. Pupils are asked to match the various nutrient groups with the food groups and consider the nutritional benefits. They are then provided with food cards that cover the kinds of foods eaten in Roman times and asked to plan a days diet for a Roman senator, soldier, laundry boy and child.

A 'Triple Crossed' cross curricular activity. Pupils learn about the different drugs often used in competitive sports and asked to match the drugs to their dangers. With this understanding they are then asked to order the drugs in terms of severity and justify their answers. They then assign what they feel would be a suitable punishment for anyone caught using any of those drugs.

A cross-curricular 'Triple Crossed' activity. Working in teams, pupils identify which food group is lacking in 4 food diaries, then compare past and present food miles. A discussion on the environmental impact of the food transportation can be developed. Good for 11-14 or extension/ enrichment at ages 8-11.

Cross curricular 'Invigorate' Activity all about scientific inquiry Discover more about scientists past and present, make a pulse detector, find out about air, take a quiz onclimbing Mt Everest,see what happens to marshmallows in a vacuum.

A ' Bang Goes the Theory' lesson plan and video clip, aimed at 11-14 year olds, though has useful elements for 10-11 year olds too.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.


2 minute video clip where Italian, American, Irish and Japanese people describe the special features of their own faces.

2 minute video clip of Sesame Street - Zoe demonstrates

All animals produce young which must be cared for by the parents. We see a snake and an ostrich hatching from an egg. Not all young animals look like their parents. A baby ladybird and a tadpole are shown as examples of animals which do not look like their parents

This clip can be used as an example of how twins can look the same or different. It models clearly how we gain different aspects of our looks from different family members. This clip would be great to show a class if you do not have identical or non identical twins in school. A discussion could follow as to which of our features we have inherited from our mother, father or further back in the family (grandparents).

Direct your pupils to the 'Genes and inheritance' section of the Science Museum website for some excellent material to show inherited features.

In this Powerpoint you see the effects of cross breeding the popular cartoon characters of the Mr Men and the Little Misses. Six children are seen and the pupils have to work out who the parents are. Useful to initiate characteristics both inherited and environmental. File is compressed for ease of download.

A worksheet looking at characterisitics in five cows and five bulls. Students answer the questions by selecting the correct pair from their description.

A list of questions related to variation and inheriatnce based on the Simpsons' family tree. Includes a reference sheet showing the Simpsons' family tree. Can be used with KS3 or lower ability KS4. Can be done in class or as a homework activity.

A simple laboratory based activity. Extract DNA from bananas using ingredients that can be found in the home and basic lab equipment.

'Climbing the Tree of Life' has teacher's notes and a worksheet with links to the video to help to get your students thinking about evolution and the relationships between different organisms both today and in the past.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

Linnean Society practical activities on discovering DNA - well set out resources, also has links to biotechnology.

Information and activities discussing drug discovery and development and clinical trials.

Make models of space exploration craft. Rated easy to challenging, some are even edible.

Cross-curricular 'Invigorate' activity. Set of mix and match activities and a quiz to explore Newton's ideas. Investigate paper helicopters, magnetic coins, how to make a rainbow, about scientists today.

Use this video to explore the risk of aateroid impact, comets and what we learnt from the Cassini mission. There are suggestions for experiments or demonstrations and additional teaching notes about why the sky is blue that can be downloaded.

Concept Cartoon to promote discussion of shadow formation and properties. Click on the characters to see what they think. Includes information, ideas and suggestion for follow up activity. Example activity from the Millgate House education Website.

Use this video to explore the science of stars, star life cycle and the impact of flares and coronal mass ejections. There are suggestions for experiments or demonstrations and additional teaching notes about eclipses that can be downloaded.

Use this video to explore the risk of aateroid impact, comets and what we learnt from the Cassini mission. There are suggestions for experiments or demonstrations and additional teaching notes about why the sky is blue that can be downloaded.

Use this video to explore the science behind our solar system, and how astronomers are exploring its boundaries. There are suggestions for experiments or demonstrations and additional teaching notes about lightwaves that can be downloaded.

This video shows how to get pupils to find out what it's like to be a light wave travelling to Earth from a distant star in a playground demonstration, which shows redshift and blueshift as a result of the Doppler effect.

Download the free Celestia software to explore the Solar System and beyond.

This is an interactive Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, designed to explain the lifecycle of a star with the mass of our Sun.

Move backwards and forwards in time using this flash animation.

Show where satellites are now using this site from NASA.

A wealth of resources about the Earth, Moon, Solar System and Universe

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes frost shattering and the formation of igneous rocks.

Chemical weathering or: my breath and rock chippings from the car park. Practical exercise from excellent RSC JESEI site with teachers' and pupils' notes.

Worksheets and details of practical work to illustrate many aspects of rocks, weathering, rock cycle and carbon cycle.

'Invigorate' cross curricular activity. Learn more about the water cycle, electrical conductors and insulators and make a glass harp, whilst learning more about Benjamin Franklin. Includes teacher notes, mix and match activities and a quiz.

A concept cartoon to consider ideas on electricity travelling through wires. Click on the charaters to see what they think. Includes information, ideas and suggestion for follow up activity. This is an example activity on the Millgate House Education website.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

Ideas about circuits with an interactive circuit builder

A good site for teaching about electricity and electricity safety. Areas for both 5-11 and 11-14 students.

An activity that revises the structure of the earth, plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes and earthquakes.

A site that explains what seismic waves are and how we use them to work out the structure of the Earth.

Instructions on how to make a wax volcano - see http://www.rsc.org/Education/Teachers/Resources/jesei/ for more information.

A very clear animation in 13 steps that explains how earthquakes happen.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes frost shattering and the formation of igneous rocks.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which covers the movement of tectonic plates.

More activities here http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/light/eng/Introduction/default.htm

A little boy, Anshu, wonders what happens when his Dad switches his bedroom light off at night. See light sources from inside his room, his house and outside his house.

A range of video clips that are for the topic of light and dark from the BBC.

Detailed climate change resource page, with facts and figures and links to many other resources and web sites.

Worksheets and details of practical work to illustrate many aspects of rocks, weathering, rock cycle and carbon cycle.

An activity that revises the structure of the earth, plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes and earthquakes.

Instructions on how to make a wax volcano - see http://www.rsc.org/Education/Teachers/Resources/jesei/ for more information.

A very clear animation in 13 steps that explains how earthquakes happen.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which covers the causes and effects of earthquakes and tsunamis.

An outline of a fun activity. Pupils design and launch a water powered plastic soft drinks bottle with an egg attached. there are points for length of time in the air and survival of the egg. You could use the

2 videos that can be analysed frame by frame to study how falling is independent of mass.

A short video clip from the BBC which covers the causes and effects of acid rain.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to make a forcemeter

An experiment to show that an object falling through water reaches a constant terminal velocity.

This demonstration is an exploration of which factors affect the force of friction when one surface slides across another and which do not.

Ideas on how to introduce the concept of density. Note that not all links work. Direct pupils to click on

An outline of a fun activity. Pupils design and launch a water powered plastic soft drinks bottle with an egg attached. there are points for length of time in the air and survival of the egg. You could use the

4 web pages about friction in everyday life. This could be useful as a homework activity. There is a lot to read through and not a lot of visual impact.

How to make the world's simplest Cartesian diver.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explains how to demonstrate the drag effect of fluids.

Short video clip from 'Bang Goes the Theory' showing the effect of friction. Lesson plan also provided with great ideas that can be adapted for your age group. Very effective to try (with care!) in the classroom with telephone directories or shopping catalogues.

Lovely Flash animation of the rock cycle; each section provides clickable links to further animations and information.

Cross curricular 'Invigorate' activity . Each resource contains background information and ideas for activities, broken into manageable sections that can mix and match.Some activities are designed for the classroom, others can be set as homework. Each section is accompanied by teacher's notes. Nice for learning more about scientists past and present too.

Using a power drill, a basketball, a smelly sock, and a range of other bizarre props, Dr Ken Farquhar hosts a science workshop for Year 9 pupils, Ken helps the pupils understand principles such as gravity, friction, air resistance and gyroscopic forces.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain Newton's Law

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

A pack of lesson plans and linked video clips from the lectures, which can be used to teach a variety of science concepts.

A blockbusters quiz that revises basic ideas about forces and motion

A set of interactives that let you do the experiments that Galileo did on dropping objects, projectiles and inclined planes.

A video showing experiments with a gigantic balloon that shows that air has mass.

Instructions about how to do an experiment with bouncing balls, including the explanation of the physics.

Detailed instructions about how to make a sophisticated air pressure rocket.

One of a set of animations that you can download an play. This one is about force mass and acceleration.

One of a set of animations that you can download an play. This one is about distance-time, speed- time and acceleration time graphs for a skater.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how organise a practical stretching sweet shoelaces.

Students watch the video then do a quiz

An excellent interactive animation that allows you to investigate the effect of forces on motion.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to draw out ideas about muscles and levers.

Information about moments and calculations with printable worksheets

A 15 min video of tips on delivering forces concepts in an interesting manner. A thought provoking introduction to moments at the beginning. Requires registration to download

A five minute video that demonstrates a lesson idea for using Cartesian divers to demonstrate pressure and density

A lesson plan from the Science Museum that shows how to use marshmallows to demonstrate changes in pressure

How to make the world's simplest Cartesian diver.

A cross-curricular 'Invigorate' set of activities, based on weather. Explore why Earth is hotter in summer,make a rain gauge, and a barometer to find out about air pressure and observe clouds.

A 'Bang goes the theory' activity with lesson plan, suggested activities and video clips. Aimed at 11-14 year olds, though some aspects can be used with 9-11 year olds.

A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.

A blockbusters quiz about forces and motion

A blockbusters quiz that revises basic ideas about forces and motion

The site includes a video introduction, then instructions for making and flying tumblewings.

Excellent game that involves trying to match the displacement/time or velocity/time graphs shown on the screen.

This interactive roller coaster ride produced for Teachers' Domain illustrates the relationship between potential and kinetic energy. As the coaster cars go up and down the hills and around the loop of the track, a pie chart shows how energy is transformed back and forth between gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy. Play online or download.

Resources for teaching a lesson about the use of different balls in different sports, including a video.

One of a set of animations that you can download an play. This one is about distance-time, speed- time and acceleration time graphs for a skater.

Students watch the video then do a quiz

Excellent interactive animation that graphs force, velocity and acceleration as you apply a force.

A lesson plan exploring issues of measurement, such as precision, range of values, uncertainty or error, repeat measurements and mean values.

Force applied to a load can produce ?balanced? and ?unbalanced? force scenarios and an unbalanced force can cause the load to speed up or slow down.

Traditional experiment where time, distance and velocity can all be measured and displayed, and the idea of acceleration can be introduced.

This activity gives students some practical experience of terminal velocity and streamlining.

The motion of objects in one-dimension is described using words, diagrams, numbers, graphs, and equations in this series of

Practical experiments for the more able using a datalogger.

A worksheet of speed calculations based on rides on Thorpe Park, with interpretation of distance time graphs

Powerpoint that test understanding of distance time graphs

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explains how to demonstrate the drag effect of fluids.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to get students to measure their power by running upstairs.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers kinetic and potential energy, and energy conservation.

A comprehensive site about generating electricity and the issues behind it.

This interactive roller coaster ride produced for Teachers' Domain illustrates the relationship between potential and kinetic energy. As the coaster cars go up and down the hills and around the loop of the track, a pie chart shows how energy is transformed back and forth between gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy. Play online or download.

Resources for teaching a lesson about the use of different balls in different sports, including a video.

One of a set of animations that you can download and play. This one is uses the example of an electric motor lifting a weight You can measure the work done by the motor and its input and output powers. It starts at a very basic level and moves up in stages. Although the experiment seems simple it can be quite tricky to do for real. So this simulation helps get the ideas across and hopefully enthuses students to try it in the real world.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how organise a practical stretching sweet shoelaces.

Here learners construct a small-scale version of a classic carnival game. A large marble is rolled along a track made from a commonly available and inexpensive metal shelf bracket. The track is gently bent so that there is a flat portion, then a small hill, and finally a steep uphill portion. The objective is to roll the ball so that it goes over the first hill, but does not come back over the hill -- the ball should remain in the dip between the two hills. The process involves nice illustrations of the interplay of kinetic energy, potential energy and friction

Students use the interactive to investigate work, energy and power

A set of interactives that let you do the experiments that Galileo did on dropping objects, projectiles and inclined planes.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show circular motion.

The site includes a video introduction, then instructions for making and flying tumblewings.

Show where satellites are now using this site from NASA.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers projectile motion.

An animation that enables you to look at the effect of changing the angle of projection and velocity on the range.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show conservation of momentum

A video showing experiments with a gigantic balloon that shows that air has mass.

Instructions about how to do an experiment with bouncing balls, including the explanation of the physics.

Detailed instructions about how to make a sophisticated air pressure rocket.

Vary the mass, velocity and type of collision and look at whether momentum and kinetic energy are conserved.

One of a set of animations that you can download an play. This one is about conservation of momenutm and shows cute skater undergoing different types of collision.

Links to 5 powerpoint presentations providing an introduction to bacteria and other microorganisms, their uses and their role in causing infectious diseases; a history of fighting disease; chemicals that kill bacteria; penicillin and medicines for the future.

A good site for teaching about electricity and electricity safety. Areas for both 5-11 and 11-14 students.

A selection of video clips

Links to 5 powerpoint presentations providing an introduction to bacteria and other microorganisms, their uses and their role in causing infectious diseases; a history of fighting disease; chemicals that kill bacteria; penicillin and medicines for the future.

A good site for teaching about electricity and electricity safety. Areas for both 5-11 and 11-14 students.

Some lovely images and animations. The commentary may be a bit advanced for 11 year olds and pupils could get lost in this fascinating site.

An excellent flash animation that helps pupils to understand how small cells are. Different cells (and a dust mite) are placed on a pin head and you can zoom in to seem them.

Bitesize revision on cells and systems leading to an activity and a test.

BBC Bitesize provides information, an activity (based on the popular Sarah Jane adventures) and a quiz on plant growth.

A fun activity to help children to learn about plants. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about what plants need to grow. Includes a simulation of a growing plant, a diagram of plant parts for labelling and a quiz.

Multimedia guide to cancer biology

The process of mitosis is explained in text, animation, video and by a rap.

A description of diffusion using text, animation and rap. The defintion of diffusion is clearly stated. Examples of where diffusion occur in the human body are also given.

A description of osmosis using text, animation and a rap. The defition is clearly given.

A description of the process of meiosis using text and an animation. The steps are clearly described.

A video clip and summary of the processes of mitosis and meiosis.

A short video clip which explains the processes of mitosis and meiosis.

A short video clip which explains the process of diffusion.

A short but excellent video clip which introduces DNA, protein synthesis and the HGP.

BBC Bitesize information, activities and video clips on food chains.

BBC Bitesize content on food chains looking at consumers - carnivores and herbivores.

Flash activity on identifying living things in their environment.

Worksheet on living and non-living things. Useful to be printed out as a starter activity for lessons.

An excellent collection of resources including videos which can be used in lessons. Suggested lesson plans and resources can be downloaded. It is possible to access the materials without registering (click on test-drive) but registration is free.

An excellent series of Flash animations and activities covering living things and their classification. Some animations are large and is slow to load over the web but the whole package (160 mb) can be download free from: http://www.scri.ac.uk/livingfield/TheLivingFieldCD.htm and installed on the schools computers.

Flash activity to see if pupils can identify insects, plants, mammals and birds. Pupils drag organisms into correct boxes. There is also a 10 question quiz to try.

Fun (and sometimes quite difficult) classification flash game on grouping organisms according to their type/features.

A good site on classification of animals. All of the main classes are covered with good images. The site also contains some good links to other sites be some are broken.

An excellent series of animations on classification of microbes with interactive games and quizes.

A good, simple site on grouping living things. There is a game and also a short revision quiz.

This is a very simple interactive grouping activity, good starter or for younger ages / lower abilities

A specialized site about how different materials are used throughout historic buildings. Detailed info given on the source/properties/conservation of the material and suggestions for experiments.There is a nice variation on testing the hardness of stone using a mortar and pestle. Handy for cross curricular work.

Link to 4 drag and drop style activities linked to sorting and describing changes in materials.

Activity from BBC to test different materials for various properties then take a quiz

Bitesize revision of the unit leading to a self test.

Thousands of video clips ideal for researching different animals. Pupils can investigate habitats, diet, body shape, distributions etc for project/poster work.

An excellent site with lots of information, pictures and videos of different vertebrates.

An activity to first select living things from a woodland habitat, then learn more about them and place them in a food web and a key.

Flash interactive based on sexual practices of a range of different organisms.

Clear and easy to navigate site with information, images and videos of animals from a variety of habitats. Flash games and current animal news stories.

A fun activity to help children learn about living things. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about animals and their adaptations. Includes a worksheet.

Revision information on skeletons, muscles and joints. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

A good, simple site on grouping living things. There is a game and also a short revision quiz.

Very catchy and entertaining song and animation from 'They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science'. Lyrics can found on the internet. Useful for discussion about how scientists find out about prehistoric life and use evidence/ clues, also about adaptations, e.g. how teeth types can help to identify an animal as a herbivore. Great fun that pupils always want to hear again.

A short video clip which explains Darwin's theory of evolution.

A short video clip that explains the process of evolution.

This website has a huge archive of information (text, images and short video clips) about our plants and animals. There are dedicated sections for children and teachers. The teacher section has a huge range of resources for all ages, including PowerPoint presentations and Word documents.

Students can experience life as a tiger and find out about other exotic animals

BBC Bitesize information, activities and video clips on food chains.

BBC Bitesize content on food chains looking at consumers - carnivores and herbivores.

BBC Bitesize resource explaining the characteristics of mammals.

BBC Bitesize resource on the characteristics of birds

BBC Bitesize provides information, an activity (based on the popular Sarah Jane adventures) and a quiz on plant growth.

A sries of Flash animations modelling the effects of different conditions on the germination and growth of seeds.

5 question interactive quiz for students to check their knowledge of conditions required for healthy plant growth. The quiz changes when it is done more than once for a few cycles, but includes some previous questions to reinforce learning.

A series of interactive activities for students to compare plant growth under different conditions.

Slide show covering the conditions needed for plant growth

Flow chart and quiz about stages in growth and the human life cycle

Illustrated diagrams / photos of animal life cycles with descriptions

Information page on the frog lifecycle

Two short white board activities for students to sort life cycle images of frogs and humans into the correct order.

An interactive exercise sorting materials into solids, liquids and gases. The hairspray, toothpaste and bath salts should challenge misconceptions.

Attractive basic animated intro to the differences between solids, liquids and gases, with test and revision notes

10 fill in the box questions on solids and liquids.

Interactive lesson plan/resources covering the structure of a flowering plant and the functions of its parts. Could do as a class activity or as individuals.

A simple introduction to photosynthesis.

An appealing game in which pupils ('agents') label the parts of the flower and receive information on the function of each part with the aim of stopping the dangerous Hogweed from spreading. Clicking the 'Read' button below= more information. There is also a quiz.

A bried description of sexual and asexual reproduction.

A short video clip in which a plant scientist is interviewed about the various factors that affect plant growth and germination.

A short video clip describes the process of photosynthesis and shows a practical in which pondweed is seen photosynthesising at different light intensities. Key points are listed below the clip.

A description of diffusion using text, animation and rap. The defintion of diffusion is clearly stated. Examples of where diffusion occur in the human body are also given.

A description of osmosis using text, animation and a rap. The defition is clearly given.

HIgher level text and an animation of active transport (in the context of homeostasis). Linked pages include diffusion, osmosis and enzymes.

BBC Bitesize revision. Introduction, activity and quiz on plant growth and development

This fun site has interesting animations and gives a 'bee's view' of a flowering plant. Direct pupils to the 'Parts of a plant' petal then explore other petals if liked.

Plant explorer has lots of fun activities and information including plant life cycles, parts of plants and their functions. Could allow pupils to explore the whole site or just pick bits that are most relevant. Possible topic overlaps to be aware of.

Interactive lesson plan/resources covering the structure of a flowering plant and the functions of its parts. Could do as a class activity or as individuals.

A page to show the major organs of the body and what their functions are.

Bitesize revision on different aspects of food chains. Information, an activity and a test.

This Bitesize site includes a simple flash activity, revision and quiz on a woodland habitat. Would be a good starter for this unit/topic

Clear information about good and bad microbes to read. Quiz available

An interactive activity showing some of the places micro-organisms can be found. Highlights that some are useful and others are harmful. Includes a quiz.

A short video clip which explains food chains and interdependence.

A short video clip which explains some of the consequences of pollution.

A short video clip explaining the carbon cycle.

A description of the relative numbers of organisms in predator-prey cycling, why this process occurs and an animation to show it.

A site that revises the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change.

Site provided by University of Manchester with written information and animations.

Pupils playing in normal mode can learn about antibodies and can then try the expert level.

Learn some of the basics about micro-organisms with this e-source and find out how microbes get into food. Age range given as 14-16 - may be challenging for some pupils.

A simple activity spotting living organisms, reading more about them and using them to make 2 different food chains for woodland and pond.

Bitesize revision covering microbes and disease. Stduents can work through each section. At the end of each section is an activity and a short test.

Clear information about producers, consumers, predators and prey. Interactive game and films exploring land and sea food chains. Quiz available

A short video clip shows a group of students growing bacterial cultures on agar plates.

MRSA and TB resistance are covered. Linked pages include pathogens, transmission of disease and antibiotics.

3 tasks related to temperature, thermometers and energy transfer.

Use the drop down menu to choose topics from energy and forces, living things, materials and many other topics. Topics include a factsheet, quiz, weblinks.

Ask pupils to read pages 1-3 then try the activity and quiz. Covers conductors, insulators and thermometers.

A flash animation describing the link between heat energy and temperature of an object.

An interactive activity looking at light and shadow.

Read pages 1 & 2 then direct pupils to the activity and quiz. Covers transparent, translucent and opaque materials and shadows.

Clear information about how living things are adapted to certain habitats and an interactive game to help choose the right environment for fictional creatures. Quiz available

A simple activity spotting living organisms, reading more about them and using them to make 2 different food chains for woodland and pond.

Very catchy and entertaining song and animation from 'They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science'. Lyrics can found on the internet. Useful for discussion about how scientists find out about prehistoric life and use evidence/ clues, also about adaptations, e.g. how teeth types can help to identify an animal as a herbivore. Great fun that pupils always want to hear again.

Adaptations of the polar bear, showshoe hare and Arctic plants.

An index page to over 100 categorised video clips from BBC series featuring animal and plant adaptations and behaviours.

A very detailed website from the Bradshaw Foundation which shows how mankind migrated out of Africa.

Different living things like to live in places that suit their needs, and that includes humans. Find out about the different habitats and the needs of the animals that live there.

A wealth of information, videos and activities about the natural world.

What to see and do in Singapore for kids. See latest events and exhibitions in all major tourist attractions including the Science centre, Discovery centre and wildlife parks

Register at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and obtain a passport to begin your journey. Complete the programmes and get your passport stamped to earn your Young Naturalists badges

Science Score is a knowledge bank of interactive animated science quizzes that kids access in a virtual world environment and earn rewards to dress up their avatar, decorate their home, acquire pets, play games, interact with others & learn science the fun way.

News for kids on science and technology.

A club to stimulate interest in science activities among students in Singapore

Home page of the wild Singapore organisation with extensive links to information about the range of habitats and ecosystems around Singapore.

Mickey Mouse takes children through the simple dos and don'ts of internet safety

Lots of fun games, facts and activities about science.

Get students to make their toys own using scientific principles

A selection of games with a nautical theme.

A recycling game from the Disney website. Some advertising on load up, and links to the main Disney site.

Nice quiz with 3 levels. Save DynaMo from a messy fate by answering science questions correctly. Topics covered include life processes and living things, materials and properties and physical processes.

Collection of science games for primary children. 'Dinosphere: Now You're In THEIR World' is a good collection of puzzles, games and creative activities.

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How fast are your reactions? Test your visual and audio reaction time to catch the fly?

The classic Tetris game.

Investigate your solar system. Choose your planet and click on

An interactive activity to check understanding of the lunar cycle.

Calculate your age on other worlds. Just enter your date of birth.

Enter the size of your model and calculate the other dimensions.

A fun way to discover about the Solar System.

Find out about the Solar System and its planets.

Nasa's space fun science site

Travel through space with this fun demo, sound is useful.

Interactive site that covers how the sun, moon and Earth interact

Fun and games for kids at NASA

Your Science questions answered. Click on

Your Science questions answered.Click

A website on Physics, each subject area offers background info, experiments, FAQ's, games and quizzes to test your knowledge.

Lots of animated interactive activities to help discover Science.

Lots of things to find out and do related to Biology

A wealth of information on a wide range of topics.

A range of information and activities on all aspects of science.

Research any topic in biology for fun or for using to help with homeworks

A vast site covering many science topics, all written for kids, great for pupil research/project work

An animated interactive activity about the loudness and pitch of sounds.

Find out how sounds are made and then travel with these 3 animated interactive activities. Click on

Find out how sound travels through different materials with this animated interactive activity. Click on

A kids introduction to the FBI and how it works.

Activity sorting microorganisms into helpful and harmful groups and learning more about them along the way. Also introduces the idea of vaccines.

Aimed at younger children (6-7 years old). Keep Ben healthy and see what happens if he doesn't get what he needs

A virtual experiment from the BBC to test properties of rocks. You could give pupils a table to complete using this resource

Get pupils to assemble the skeleton, measure their own bodies and learn some facts with this online lesson from the BBC

Nice set of interactive resources that cover all aspects of teeth. Pupils may need help navigating through the left hand menu

A bried description of sexual and asexual reproduction.

An overview of GM including the process, key examples and the differences between this and cloning. Linked pages include cloning in animals and plants.

There is no discussion of ethical issues here.

A simple interactive activity, aimed at 7-8 year olds, to introduce the properties and uses of some common materials.

A series of cartoons about solids, liquids and gases, including teacher resources and a quiz. Sound can be turned off if you find it annoying. To find the cartoons, select buttons 2-12 from the main menu

Activity from BBC to test different materials for various properties then take a quiz

A sequence of ten animated cartoons explaining the properties of solids, liquids and gases, along with changes of state and dissolving.

pages explaining changes of state. Clearly shows the difference between steam and water droplets.

An interactive game that could be played in pairs or small groups, or on an interactive whiteboard.

A fun activity to help children learn about properties of materials. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about materials and their properties.

A fun activity to help children learn about rocks and soils. Test the properties of different rocks and take a quiz.

Revision information on materials and their properties. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

Revision information on rocks and soils. Includes and interactive activity and a quiz.

Song (by They Might Be Giants) accompanied by cartoons, to introduce the elements, what some of them are used for, that they combine. Very popular and catchy, pupils will want to sing along! If the words or a periodic table are printed it can be useful to highlight lines of information in the song or colour in elements they hear.

An animated and interactive video clip which recaps atomic structure.

An animated and interactive video clip which recaps groups 1, 7 and 8/0.

An interactive animation covering ionic bonding.

An interactive video clip that summarises covalent bonding.

An informative and engaging cartoon which summarises the key points about transition metals.

A periodic table with a quirky but entertaining video for each element.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on the periodic table.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on atomic structure.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on chemical bonding.

A selection of 3 games (and links to plenty of information) about minerals that we use. Different properties of minerals make them useful for different reasons. Have a go matching properties to minerals and objects, match minerals to objects, or just take it easy and refresh your memory of the minerals around you.

A timed game with 3 levels in which children have to collect as many materials with the specified property as possible.

An excellent summary of the properties, uses and reactions of the elements in these two groups.

A game based on the location of elements in the periodic table.

An excerpt from the 2012 RI Christmas Lectures 2012 in which Dr Peter Wothers makes the links between atomic structure and position in the periodic table.

Diagrams of frog and human life cycle for pupils to compare / contrast

Identifying names and functions of flower parts. Includes an activity, revision and quiz. Could be used in conjunction with a study of real flowers

This site shows animations of different methods of fruit and seed dispersal. Important to show this to avoid pupils muddling it with methods of pollination

Interactive white board lesson includes labeling a life cycle diagram of a flowering plant, sorting plants by method of seed dispersal and labeling the reproductive organs of a flower.

A short interactive quiz for students to check their knowledge and understanding of plant and animal life cycles.

Clear drag and drop activity designed for interactive whiteboards. Click Menu to access a water cycle flash game. Clear and students can check answers. Spelling error: reversable

A clear and easy to follow simple exercise in changing ice to water to steam, including changes in shape and volume. Follows with a revision test. Requires Flash.

A charity that tries to use practical solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. There are case studies of children in the developing world and how they collect their water. Useful for cross curricular links.Quite complex for this level

A flash-based activity in which pupils can try to dissolve various substances in water. There is a linked quiz.

Excellent, clearly presented revision material on compounds, mixtures and separating from BBC bitesize. There is also a good multiple choice quiz.

A sequence of ten animated cartoons explaining the properties of solids, liquids and gases, along with changes of state and dissolving.

An interactive simulation that allows students to explore evaporation, diffusion and condensation. There is also a quiz for them to do.

An interactive game that could be played in pairs or small groups, or on an interactive whiteboard.

An interactive game based on key words that could be played in pairs or small groups, or on an interactive whiteboard.

A fun activity to help children learn about changing materials. Includes a worksheet.

Revision information on changing states. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

Revision information on solids, liquids and gases. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

A comprehensive and engaging cartoon that summarises the main points about rates of reaction: measuring rates, collision theory, particle explanations of factors that affect rate.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on rates of reaction.

An explanation of exothermic and endothermic reactions using ideas about breaking and making bonds.

An animator from Ardman Animations shows how he makes the stop motion animation character Morph by moulding plasticine

This activity asks children to decide whether different materials can be squashed or twisted using your hands. This activity can be used to help children revise materials and their properties.

Activities from BBC bitesize on the heating and cooling of materials. Short video clips and information for pupil's.

This shows a useful animation of the transport of materials through the tissues of a plant. Useful as an IWB display or for use on screen

A short shockwave file illustrating the functions of roots and their functions.

A series of web pages giving information about the different parts of plants and their functions. Some colour combinations are difficult to read.

A shockwave file illustrating the process of transpiration. Some primary kids may have difficulty with concepts like osmosis

GlaxoSmithKleine sponsored site with links to heart, circulation and others. Simple to use and short flash animations on each page. Uses key terminology throughout.

Clear and easy to use overview of the circulatory system, with links to the heart and other organ groups. Lots of links to other appropriate circulation / heart site below each set of text.

This is a huge site with beautiful flash animations and narrated tours of various body systems. Clear descriptions of the heart and circulation. Other areas cover, brain, skeleton and digestion. Can take some time to load on a slow speed.

A flash animation describing the features of the pulmonary and systemic circulatory systems.

A BBC Bitesize revision page on breathing

A clear, well illustrated flash simulation of the anatomy and process of breathing.

An interactive Flash animation showing the proportions of the different components of air.

The pack contains a 3-D plant cell in which all major components necessary for KS3 can be seen, identified and explained, with an activity testing this information

A fairly uninspiring menu page, but 3 excellent Flash activities. Students can work their own way through the intro and labelling exercise and then on to the summary test. Also access background info in word format from drop down list box.

Slick and beautifully designed website that hosts lots of detailed (and remastered) images of animals, bacteria, fungi and more.

A KS3 SCIENCE-biology random multi choice quiz on cells and what some plant and animal organs do

Very engaging interactive guide to electric circuits, with games and quizzes for 1-5 players

A simple but effective introduction to simple circuits.

Excellent, comprehensive, coverage of atoms and elements, from BBC Bitesize. Well-matched to the lower secondary curriculum.

Excellent, clearly presented revision material on compounds, mixtures and separating from BBC bitesize. There is also a good multiple choice quiz.

An interactive site which allows students to build simple molecules from C, O and H atoms. The site also features an animation of changes of state.

An interactive game based on key words that could be played in pairs or small groups, or on an interactive whiteboard.

A fun activity to help children learn about living things. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about animal parts and health and growth. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about variation. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about animals and their adaptations. Includes a worksheet.

An introduction and quiz to follow up. Covers the basics of filtration and reversible/non reversible reactions.

Drag the baby animal to its parent. What features are similar when comparing the adult to the baby? Can then ask staff/ children to bring in baby photos- can they match to the older version? How do we change as we get older?

An entertaining and interactive revision cartoon which covers the pH scale and reactions of acids and bases.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on acids and alkalis.

This website has a huge archive of information (text, images and short video clips) about our plants and animals. There are dedicated sections for children and teachers. The teacher section has a huge range of resources for all ages, including PowerPoint presentations and Word documents.

Students can experience life as a tiger and find out about other exotic animals

BBC Bitesize information, activities and video clips on food chains.

BBC Bitesize content on food chains looking at consumers - carnivores and herbivores.

BBC Bitesize resource explaining the characteristics of mammals.

BBC Bitesize resource on the characteristics of birds

This Bitesize site includes a simple flash activity, revision and quiz on a woodland habitat. Would be a good starter for this unit/topic

Great site with easy to access info on food chains, producer, consumers etc. Also good and graded Flash games on each theme. Some advertising on the site, but kept to the extremes of the page.

Clear and easy to navigate site with information, images and videos of animals from a variety of habitats. Flash games and current animal news stories.

Students take on the role of a new born dinosaur. They move around the virtual world, choosing which prey to eat, which predators to avoid and attempt to progress to a full grown adult. A very good demonstration to how difficult survival is! Lots of links to other evolution / survival games. Selection of yes to 'maternal care' question is crucial to students surviving early stages of the game.

Three clear graded Flash activities on food chains, producers and consumers, predators and prey.

Clear drag and drop activity designed for interactive whiteboards. Click Menu to access a water cycle flash game. Clear and students can check answers. Spelling error: reversable

A clear and easy to follow simple exercise in changing ice to water to steam, including changes in shape and volume. Follows with a revision test. Requires Flash.

A simple interactive simulation in which students can explore the fact that different solids melt at different temperatures. There is also a quiz.

An interactive quiz that students could play in pairs or small groups.

Revision information on changing states. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

An entertaining revision cartoon with some interactivity that explains fractional distillation.

This engaging revision cartoon covers hydrocarbons, cracking, polymerisation and the structures of polymers.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on organic chemistry.

7 Pages on the needs of living things, page 2 is on energy.

A page about energy sources and life. A lot of text, some may find this tricky.

A page linking to an animated interactive explanation of photosynthesis.

This interactive allows pupils to see how appliances in the home contribute to the annual energy bill. Select the company whose prices best reflect the charges in Singapore as this site refers to american dollar and companies.

An animated page about types of energy.

An introduction to types of energy.

An introduction and quiz to follow up. Covers the basics of filtration and reversible/non reversible reactions.

A flash-based activity in which pupils can try to dissolve various substances in water. There is a linked quiz.

An engaging cartoon that covers extraction of metals, properties of metals and alloys. There is a n interactive quiz at the end.

An entertaining and comprehensive cartoon which covers ions, electrolysis, purification of copper and the chlor-alkali industry.

An engaging cartoon which compares steel and aluminium in the production of cars. Rusting is also covered.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on the extraction of metals.

A short revision video about electrolysis, with a particular focus on electroplating.

A revision video from Bitesize that recaps the pH scale, universal indicator and the relevance of this to the acidification of the oceans due to atmospheric pollution.

Spoof songs and videos with a scientific theme.

A club to stimulate interest in science activities among students in Singapore

News stories for kids, possibly with a bias towards the USA.

News for kids on science and technology.

What to see and do in Singapore for kids. See latest events and exhibitions in all major tourist attractions including the Science centre, Discovery centre and wildlife parks

On-line quiz on wetlands from Sungei Buloh

Science Score is a knowledge bank of interactive animated science quizzes that kids access in a virtual world environment and earn rewards to dress up their avatar, decorate their home, acquire pets, play games, interact with others & learn science the fun way.

Discover the wildlife of Singpore with images and information from this site.

Home page of the wild Singapore organisation with extensive links to information about the range of habitats and ecosystems around Singapore.

A list of events happening at the gardens for kids. There is also a calendar with lots of free tours and events that you might like to go on.

Lots of science related games and activities.

Weird and wonderful science facts to amaze kids.

Build the best paper airplane in the world.

Try catch & save as a what to save and what to fish game. (requires Flash)

A 'what can you recycle' flash game.

Science games from the natural history museum. Volcanoes, dinosaurs, hair louse and museum collector games.

An animated interactive activity to help pupils understand what it means to be in orbit.

A you tube video of Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight. The music refers to the sci fi series

A video of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.

Nasa's Solar System Exploration site

Find out about life in space.

Help Digger and the gang through their technical problems on their journey through space

A timeline for students to explore the developments in space exploration over the last 60 years.

Biology related questions answered.

Many of the worst bits of science. Kids should love it!

Help students take control of their learning by checking out this site stuffed with science info. It will help with homework too.

Collection of science and technology information and resources available on the Internet, including resources for students working on science fair projects and teachers needing content for science lessons

A vast site covering many science topics, all written for kids, great for pupil research/project work

Student pages of the Smithsonian Institute. Follow the Idealabs and Science and Nature links for more details.

Science stories on various topics: Animals ~ The Earth ~ Outer Space ~ Science in Action ~ Thinkers and Doers

A website devoted to all aspects of colour.

Find out about forensic science.

A website covering all aspects of kids health.

Make adjustments to your paper airplane and see how far it will fly.

Label the skeletons of the human, fish and horse

Match the teeth to the animal then make them eat, look closer and see the differences between them

A collection of short, well animated flash games on recycling and reducing rubbish. Part of a larger children friendly site.

See which bits of our brains do what and how our senses work with the menu on the left.

An interactive game based on key words that could be played in pairs or small groups, or on an interactive whiteboard.

Brief introduction (with diagrams) to dissolving, introducing the key words soluble, insoluble and solution.

An entertaining and comprehensive cartoon which covers ions, electrolysis, purification of copper and the chlor-alkali industry.

An entertaining cartoon which summarises the uses of limestone, including thermal decomposition. There is a quiz at the end.

An entertaining cartoon that summarises reversible reactions, dynamic equilibrium, exothermic and endothermic reactions and the Haber process.

A fun activity to help children at 1st Level in Scotland learn about dissolving.

Drag and drop to see what dissolves

An interactive experiment to investigate the effect of different materials on the cooling of water.

Excellent, clearly presented revision material on compounds, mixtures and separating from BBC bitesize. There is also a good multiple choice quiz.

Thermal Insulators and Conductors quiz

An engaging cartoon that covers relative atomic mass, relative formula mass, percentage composition and atom economy.

A webpage with links to questions and quizzes covering a huge variety of chemical calculations.

A series of Bitesize pages written for OCR Gateway but useful for any syllabus that cover the fundamentals of quantitative chemistry.

A series of pages that revises indicators, pH curves, how to do a titration and how to process the results of a titration.

Introduction to series circuits from schoolscience.co.uk and British Energy, with a quiz and an interactive exercise.

Ideas about circuits with an interactive circuit builder

A site to revise charge, symbols, current and voltage.

An animated interactive site building circuits.

The website of the Electrical Safety Council geared to teens

A fun activity to help children learn about the effects of forces. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about pushing and pulling forces.

Revision information on friction and air resistance. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

A site that revises charge and current.

A site that revises circuit symbols and diagrams

A site that revises series and parallel circuits.

A site that revises measuring current and voltage.

A site that revises current in series circuits.

A game that needs ciruit knowledge to solve it

An interactive activity involving making changes to a simple circuit involving conductors and insulators.

An interactive activity on circuits and conductors.

A fun activity to help children learn about electrical circuits and conductors. Includes a quiz.

An activity that revises wave propaerties and wave speed.

A site that revises wave properties and wave speed.

A site that revises ultrasound and infrasound and their uses.

An excellent activity that revises the uses of radio and microwaves for communication, and digital and analogue signals.

How to construct ray diagrams for plane mirrors

This excellent interactive explains the Doppler Effect using sound and moves on to redshift from stars.

A game in which the effects of friction can be tested. The ramp height or the surface can be changed and 3 readings taken.

Fun facts to research followed by a 2 minute video for fast finishers

Readable info for research projects plus a video on space shuttle friction

Identify who is pushing and who is pulling, and what items can be pushed or pulled. More at http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/push_pull/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Explore the effect of the strength of a push on how far an object will travel, and what objects around the home that either pushed or pulled. More at http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/push_pull/eng/Introduction/default.htm

BBC Bitesize resource to identify different forces. It includes a short animation about forces and short knowledge check questions.

Section of the EDF Power Up! site dealing with energy and electricity in the environment, including hazards of high voltage and some environmental consequences. Includes some Flash based activities

A fun game to revise basic magnetic ideas.

An interactive activity on magnetism.

Fun with words - click on some common words to find out how they are used in the energy industry. There are some surprises in store!

An interactive site about preventing energy wastage, includes games. Game is a bit frustrating!

Revision of energy basics and transfer, renewable and non-renewable sources and saving energy.

A game that asks pupils to make choices about the construction of a house.

A fun activity to help children learn about the effects of forces. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about pushing and pulling forces.

A Blockbusters quiz about generating electricity and problems such as the greenhouse effect and pollution.

Revision information on magnets and springs. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

A blockbusters quiz about generating electricity

A series of pages explaining the physics of amusement park rides, includes a number of interactive activities.

A site that revises energy transfers between stores.

Short clear summary of non renewable energy resources, could instruct students to explore pages 5 to 7

A site that revises renewable energy sources.

A site that revises generating electricity and saving energy.

A Blockbusters quiz about energy.

Basic facts about oil, how it was formed, how is refined, data about production and environmental issues.

Resource from the US EIA about natural gas - its formation, location, extraction, uses and the environmental consequences. Well illustrated.

Info on coal from the US EIA - how it is formed, where it is found, how it is extracted and used, types, and environmental consequences. Well illustrated. Info on location is entirely US oriented.

US EIA information page on solar energy - how photovoltaic cells work and the different varieties of solar generator used.

US EIA page on wind energy - its history, how wind generators work, and the different types available.

Crosswords and word search puzzles covering a range of topics on renewable and non-renewable sources of energy and its uses. Some are harder than others.

A game to raise awareness of energy conservation in the home.

4 simple ways to save energy, information about renewable energy and games.

An animated and interactive page on types of energy and energy transfers.

A whole range of interactive activities to introduce pupils to energy. Requires speakers.

Information about sources of energy for electrical generation, with some good games and other links.

A page about sources and types of energy. Some fun energy games and a quiz. Teacher notes supplied. instruct students to go through from the 4 sections: 'the source' , 'power up' , 'everyday use' and 'the environment', play the games and think about the questions for each section

A game where pupils have to power a city with the minimum environmental impact and for the lowest cost?

An interactive page with information about fossil fuels.

22 pages on every aspect of energy. What it is, where we get it from to how we use it.

2 animated slides showing oil formation and trapping.

An introduction to biomass - the energy cycle in living matter.

A page about the forms, conservation and sources of energy. Better for more able, even then, they would need a focus e.g. turn this info into a poster/spider diagram.

A site that revises ultrasound and infrasound and their uses.

A collection of interactives that explore telescopes, spectra, galaxies, comets and gravity.

How to construct ray diagrams for plane mirrors

An excellent interactive animation that enables you to find out about the energy transfers when a skateboarder skates on a track.

Ask students to play with the spring friction, softness and masses and see if they can find any patterns. More at http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/topics/forces/hooke.htm

BBC Bitesize resource to identify different forces. It includes a short animation about forces and short knowledge check questions.

Nice animation to show how the cornea and iris work.

Tool to show how coloured lights mix.

Activity to show how light can be relfected with a self test.

A simple drag and drop word exercise.

An interactive prism with filters.

An interactive experiment on reflection.

An interactive experiment on refraction. Needs interpretative guidance (effects of different materials on refraction of light).

An interactive problem solving activity about gynmastics

An animated interactive site on balanced and unbalanced forces.

This one of the best of the on-line games. A beautiful and simple set of scientific Flash challenges that engage and stimulate. Pupils can play on this for hours and then create their own puzzles to send to their friends.

Revision information on forces. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

Students use their knowledge of light and reflection to guide Rani to safety.

An activity that revises the electromagnetic spectrum.

An excellent activity that revises the uses of radio and microwaves for communication, and digital and analogue signals.

A site that revises the waves of the electromagnetic spectrum, uses and dangers. Then try the activity and do the test

A site that revises the uses of X rays and gamma rays in medicine

An excellent interactive animation that enables you to look at refraction using a ray or wave view, and change the materials either side of a boundary.

A nice site designed to help students to understand sound and waves, very well presented. There are acoustic and audio related web demonstrations and experiments.

Exploration of the ear and hearing on the Nobel Prize site, based on the work of Medicine Prizewinner Georg von Bekesy. Videos, simulations and a quiz.

Interactive tutorial on sound, very visual, quite lengthy but lots of learning.

A Blockbusters quiz about sound and hearing.

In this interactive you can adjust the temperature and pressure and watch what happens to different materials.

An animation that covers conduction, convection and radiation.

A site that revises energy, temperature and specific heat capacity.

A site that revises Boyle's Law and the pressure law.

How to show convection with a toaster and a bin liner and a cereal packet

An animated interactive activity about conduction, convection and radiation.

A fun game to revise basic magnetic ideas.

A site to revise magnets, magnetic fields and electromagnets, some interactivity.

An interactive activity on magnetism.

A series of pages about magnets.

This one of the best of the on-line games. A beautiful and simple set of scientific Flash challenges that engage and stimulate. Pupils can play on this for hours and then create their own puzzles to send to their friends.

A Blockbusters quiz about magnets.

A site that revises bar magnets.

A site that revises magnetic fields.

A site that revises using electromagnets in an electric bell.

Students use their knowledge of magnets to play a game

An activity that revises charging, attraction and repulsion, earthing, lightning and dangers and applications of electrostatics.

An activity that revises wiring a plug, fuses, earthing, choosing a fuse, ac and dc.

A site that revises current, voltage and power, fuses, circuit breakers and earthing.

An activity that revises circuit symbols, series and parallel circuits.

A site that revises resistance, Ohm's Law, current-voltage graphs, LDRs and thermistors.

A site that revises the link between current, charge, voltage, energy and power, including all the equations.

An animation that shows the magnetic field around a magnet and electromagnet and the effect of changing the number of turns and the voltage.

Game in which kids estimate temperatures of e.g. a freezer, melting ice. An entertaining introductory activity to the use of melting and boiling points to separate mixtures

Nice friendly revision aid from the BBC's Key Stage 2 site setting out the basic facts about heat conductors and insulators and what they are used for.

Transfer of thermal energy from BBC Bitesize. A short but clear and simple explanation of conduction, convection and radiation

An animated page on conduction, convection and radiation.

A page of information about temperature and heat.

An animated interactive activity about conduction, convection and radiation.

Matching objects to their temperature.

This one of the best of the on-line games. A beautiful and simple set of scientific Flash challenges that engage and stimulate. Pupils can play on this for hours and then create their own puzzles to send to their friends.

A Blockbusters quiz about heat and conduction.

A short activity that revises how electricity is produced in a dynamo.

A site that explains how motors work, including commutators and brushes

A site that revises alpha, beta and gamma radiation, their properties and uses.

An activity that revises atomic structure, alpha, beta and gamma radiation, what they are, effect on DNA, decay, half life.

A site that revises half life, types of radiation and decay equations.

A site that revises background radiation, tracers, smoke detectors and dating rocks and carbon dating.

A site that revises the uses of X rays and gamma rays in medicine

An activity that revises fission, chain reactions and controlling them, and nuclear fusion.

A site that revises the structure of the atom and how we know, atomic mass and atomic number.

An activity that revises the life cycle of stars.

A site that revises the life cycle of a star.

An activity that revises generating electricity.

A site that revises the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change.

An activity that revises the impact of humans and global warming.

An activity that revises wiring a plug, fuses, earthing, choosing a fuse, ac and dc.

A site that revises current, voltage and power, fuses, circuit breakers and earthing.

Click the links on the left to find out about fertilization and growing in the womb

Interactive puberty demo. Facts and features from the BBC. Breasts, Erections, Growth spurt, Boys' growth, Girls' growth, Hair and Sweat, Periods, Sexual changes, Sleep, Spots, Voice breaking. Please check suitability before directing your pupils here.

Bitesize revision of the unit leading to a self test.

Match the teeth to the animal then make them eat, look closer and see the differences between them

Get pupils to assemble the skeleton, measure their own bodies and learn some facts with this online lesson from the BBC

Nice set of interactive resources that cover all aspects of teeth. Pupils may need help navigating through the left hand menu

Information and activities related to different types of food and how to stay healthy. Use the the buttons on the left to navigate through different activities.

An explanation of the process of fertilisation, which describes gametes and the inheritance of gender.

A bried description of sexual and asexual reproduction.

A description of gametes and fertilisation. Linked pages include mitosis and stem cells.

Includes FSH, LH, oestrogen and progesterone. A graph and animation are seen.

A comprehensive overview of the development of animals within the foetus (both mammalian and other).

A detailed overview of the process of fertilisation and the role of gametes. Includes internal and extternal fertilisation.

A detailed description of the reasons why and solution for infertility, including the role of hormones and IVF. Covers ethical issues.

Mouth Power is a great resource to learn about dental care in a fun and educational way. Several resources available.

What is scientific method? The language is occasionally uncritical (e.g. a Theory “has loads of experimental evidence”)

A 5 step guide to good practice. Each step links to all the material needed for a lesson on the chosen skill.

An animated interactive tutorial and exercise about the scientific method and its use.

A video introducing nanotechnology. Click 'back' to discover more.

A website about the science of spices.

A page and video about a driverless car.

A science news website for children.

A BBC bitesize interactive activity to demonstrate 4 food tests.

A game looking at how lifestyle, gender and age affects what diet we require. Could be done as individuals or as a whole class.

An informative tour through the digestive system. American spellings.

Two pages including detail of how digested food is absorbed into the blood. Complex but clear - useful

Bitesize looks at what food types are needed, how they are digested (leading to a self test).

An introduction to the bodies need for fuel.

Three pages to describe the organs of the digestive system, uses of enzymes and uses of the products of digestion.

Slides to show the action of amylase on starch using the visking tubing experiment. Good for scientific investigation.

Healthy eating tools to see if you are eating a balanced diet

Label the skeletons of the human, fish and horse

A prettyintroduction to the digestive system.

Great games for exploring a healthy diet

Clear information about heart and pulse to read and an interactive game including an animated heart to show effects of exercise. Quiz available

Clear diagrams to show stages in the human life cycle and an interactive game with printable certificate. Quiz available

A fun activity to help children learn about animal parts and health and growth. Includes a worksheet.

Revision information on skeletons, muscles and joints. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

The activity covers the types of food needed by the body including vitamins, minerals, carbohydrate, protein, fat, fibre and water needed each day.

A TES iboard activity to sort food into groups and find out the nutritional values of different foods. Click on items around the kitchen and drag to little bear's mouth. Click on the fridge to open it to find more food.

An interactive site of fun activities that helps pupils to identify bones in the human skeleton, their functions and how they work together. It also covers energy for movement. Also contains worksheets.

A short video clip which describes the structure and function of the digestive system.

Three very detailed linked pages covering enzyme action, factors that affect rate and the lock and key hypothesis.

A detailed description of the digestive system, including its parts and their functions, peristalsis, enzymes, bile and functional foods.

A single page description of peristalsis including an animation.

A detailed look at the enzymes of the digestive system, the reactions they catalyse and their products.

A detailed descrption of how blood sugar is controlled in humans. Linked pages include the symptoms of diabetes, and other examples of homeostasis.

An instructional section from the Diabetes UK webpage.

Provides some interesting videos and questions, covering ideas of estimation and the important physical quantities. Instruct students to go through the 4 sections (length, liquid volume, mass and reasoning with mass) watch the videos to see how some adults are learning about metric units!

Short video and photos explaining how to light and adjust a Bunsen burner

The story of how Archimedes discovered how to measure the volume of an irregular shaped crown and helped the King solve a crime.

A series of pages on the measurement of length, area and volume, with questions.

An introduction to Density, includes the Density lab.

4 interactive activities on units and reading scales. Note - You need to type the whole word for the units and volume is called capacity here, also under the capacity section, animation may perpetuate a wrong idea about positioning of the eye to take the reading

Short information box with interactive practice activity and some games (US spelling).

See density in action in this excellent video.

Simple drag and drop exercise identifying parts of the respiratory system.

Clear and easy to use BBC website aimed at upper primary. Students investigate the effects of different activities on heart rate. Magnifying glass offers further details.

Lung anatomy and an interactive feature on asthma.

Drag the baby animal to its parent. What features are similar when comparing the adult to the baby? Can then ask staff/ children to bring in baby photos- can they match to the older version? How do we change as we get older?

A short video clip which describes respiration and the effects of exercise.

A short video clip describing the circulatory system.

A short video clip and key points which explain the process and importance of respiration.

A detailed description of the circulatory system including blood components, blood vessels and the heart.

One webpage focussed upon the heart. The parts and their roles are given. An animation is used to show the different stages of the cardiac cycle.

Detailed pages from the PE section of BBC Bitesize covering the effects of training and exercise.

Learn about the energy different foods provide, through considering how far someone could run fueled by that food.

BBC Bitesize resource explaining the characteristics of mammals.

Mission Materials links to the Illustrated Materials Database. Level 2 can be frustrating due to inappropriate binary divides (e.g. shiny/dull).

10 slides describing the uses of some (metal) elements. A short quiz follows. Introduces some less familiar aspects of metals (e.g. terms of elements, atomic representation in visuals)

Page one of two pages of information about the properties of materials. Includes animated pictures.

Short registration required. Fun activity to teach about ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle everyday materials

A exercise to design a dream bicycle. Click on the site map button to access the

Excellent, comprehensive, coverage of atoms and elements, from BBC Bitesize. Well-matched to the lower secondary curriculum.

A good slide show to explain the differences between mixtures, elements and compounds. The language is a bit technical but it conveys a lot of useful information.

Some good background information on elements and compounds. Includes interactive questions within the text.

Revision notes on separating mixtures from BBC Bitesize. Clear information

Site is mentioned in the syllabus. Gives good background information on Singapore's plans to obtain water by reverse osmosis. The language is a bit technical in places. There is an easy to follow Flash animation of the NEWater process.

Good background information on separating mixtures. There are rollover words in the text which advance the accompanying diagrams and a short key word quiz at the bottom of the page. The next page is on chromatography and its use in forensic science is highlighted.

This page on chromatography has a simple animation to show how paper chromatography works.

Good notes and drop-down box interactive activities on solutions. The site links the information to solutions and suspensions encountered in everyday life. Explore to page 14.

Brief background information on dissolving and a quiz on dissolving particles.

Animation describing the importance of neutralisation in everyday life, from skoool.co.uk

BBC Bitesize revision aid on acids and bases and reaction with metals to form salts.

A series of three simulated experiments in which pupils can make predictions and then test them experimentally. Note the pH of acids and alkalis depends on the concentration of the acids/alkalis and dissociation of ions.

RSC teachers notes and worksheet describing how to carry out a titration experiment to find out how much acid an indigestion tablet can neutralise.

Good easy to follow pages on classification fro BBC Bitesize. Covers the key groups that pupils need to know about and includes a test.

An excellent site with lots of information, pictures and videos of different vertebrates.

Sort 5 animals, a quick plenary activity or for less able learners.

Multimedia guide to cancer biology

A short video clip which describes the structure and function of DNA.

A short video clip which explains the process of inheritance.

A short but excellent video clip which introduces DNA, protein synthesis and the HGP.

Four resources to demonstrate the many roles played by engineering, science and technology in today's sports. Includes forces in Formula 1.

Information and activities on energy and power.

Students predict the temperature of different events, from freezer to boiling water and are give hotter or colder answers. Needs flash.

Excellent, clearly presented revision material on compounds, mixtures and separating from BBC bitesize. There is also a good multiple choice quiz.

Flash demo covering chemical changes with quiz and activities at the end. A couple of tiny textual oddities

Contains some good notes on Physical and Chemical changes. Includes some animations and images, as well as a worksheet

A flash-based activity in which pupils can try to dissolve various substances in water. There is a linked quiz.

Learn how different habitats have different features which determine the organisms that can live there. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

Learn how different organisms within a community depend on each other for their survival. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

Simple quiz activity in which pupils decide whether an animal is suited to a particular habitat. Gives some good background information on animals and their habitats.

Animated slide show on acid rain and the effect on lake organisms.

Very extensive information on populations and ecosystems. Episode 19 onwards deals with energy flows in food chains.

Short but well animated flash overview of the movement of energy through the ecosystem.

Interactive activity for students to sort organisms into different trophic levels and then view the resulting food web for a range of habitats.

Web pages that explain different cycles that regulate the Earth and the atmosphere. Cycles covered include: energy, carbon, nitrogen, water, rock cycle, atmosphere and water.

Good web page on the carbon cycle. There is a good linked interactive activity on the carbon cycle.

Good web page on decomposers. There is a 3 minute QuickTime video that explains their role in recycling nutrients. Also some lesson plans and links to other resources.

Background information on the role of decomposers and scavengers in recycling nutrients and there is a linked quiz.

A short video describing the nervous system.

A detailed description of the nervous system including the eye, neurones and the reflex arc.

A detailed summary of the parts of the eye, how we see, and some vision defects.

A detailed description of the reflex arc including a diagram and video clip. The steps are clearly identified.

A detailed overview of the three types of neurone and synapse, using diagrams, text and a short video clip.

A drag and drop interactive game in which parts of the body are connected to the nervous system.

An interactive map of the brain listing parts and functions.

Notes on parts of cells, specialised cells, the compound microscope and organs. There are three interactive activities for pupils to try.

An excellent series of 10 animations covering cells, tissues, organs, organ systems and the use of the microscope. There are questions to test understanding at the end of each animation.

Well presented pages from BBC Bitesize on plant and animal cells. There is a short quiz to test understanding. Not all plant cells contain chloroplasts.

A KS3 SCIENCE-biology random multi choice quiz on cells and what some plant and animal organs do

An interactive activity showing pupils how particle activity changes on heating.

Animated graph of time against temperature when heating a solid until it turns into a gas. Animated particle diagrams and a narrated explanation will help students to understand how energy changes are linked to changes of state and temperature.

pages explaining changes of state. Clearly shows the difference between steam and water droplets.

An animated slideshow explaining the particle theory of matter.

A 'hot potatoes' quiz on elements, compounds and mixtures. Useful for pupils to check their understanding.

Three pages to describe chemical formula, how to count the atoms in molecules and the differences between mixtures, pure elements and pure compounds.

A page explaining the structure of atoms, numbers assigned to elements in the periodic table and isotopes.

Interactive periodic table to show the structure of the first eleven elements in the periodic table.Superscripts ought to be used in denoting ions (e.g. O2-). Otherwise ok.

Instruct students to look at pg 21 and 22

Click on the first step and the fourth step to view slides explaining the structure of the circulatory system and blood composition in humans.

An animation to show the passage of blood around the circulatory system.

An interactive menu with nice simple descriptions of diffusion; osmosis and osmosis in plants.Note: passage of molecules through membrane does not cease when they are evenly distributed. Also minor typographical errors.

An excellent animated video explaining circulation.

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Learn the properties of enzymes and know that some enzymes are involved in the digestion of foods. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test. A few textual oddities. One or two over-generalisations - notably

Use the drop down answers in this information matching exercise.

Three pages to describe the organs of the digestive system, uses of enzymes and uses of the products of digestion.

An interactive resource that allows students to 'feed' the digestive system with different foods and see what happens to that food as it passes through the digestive system (requires Flash).

A quiz, drag and drop activity, worksheets and revision summary. One word file (amylase) seems to be corrupted. Indophenol is the blue indicator referred to in the 'testing for vitamin' C worksheet.

Learn that fertilisation is the fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei, and know what happens to the egg after fertilisation. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

Flash interactive based on sexual practices of a range of different organisms.

Bitesize revision of the unit leading to a self test.

Label the male and female genitalia using the dropdown menus.

Interactive puberty demo. Facts and features from the BBC. Breasts, Erections, Growth spurt, Boys' growth, Girls' growth, Hair and Sweat, Periods, Sexual changes, Sleep, Spots, Voice breaking. Please check suitability before directing your pupils here.

A short video clips explaining some of the homeostatic mechanisms in humans.

A short video clip explaining the nervous system.

A detailed descrption of how blood sugar is controlled in humans. Linked pages include the symptoms of diabetes, and other examples of homeostasis.

One page covering how vaccines are made and whay they are used. Text and a short video clip are used to explain this.

An explanation of what immunity is and why we have it. Antibodies are covered in detail using a short video clip.

A two minute video focussed upon heart and lung transplant operations.

An interactive game in which parts of the skeleton are matched with their locations and then described.

An interactive activity looking at energy efficiency in the home. Discusses the sun according to the northern hemisphere.

Video clip of a trip on a rollercoaster. guide pupils to section 4 afterwards

Pupils can find out how fast light travels in different materials, the basis of refraction. Click on

Try some fun activities with every day objects to investigate reflection, refraction and the colour of light

A practical introduction to simple circuits.

Electrical circuit simulation activity where pupils can build their own circuits. Format a bit off putting and requires persistence.

Teachers page of some experiment ideas

A Singapore government leaflet on electrical safety.

A page of advice on electrical safety with links to 2 exercises. You may also find the sections on The Fuse and The Problem useful.

Great electricity site with sections on different topics including 'conductors, insulators and safety'. Links to well produced flash explanations and activities.

Echalk is a subscription service, but you can access this great site for calculating costs of running different electrical appliances. Currency (£$E) can be set, as can price per unit.

Shockwave presentation, that is mostly text, but has good animations and shock activities along the way. Good explanation of the science.

The main focus of the slide show is on word equations of Aerobic Respiration - well animated with Narrative description - requires flash and sound

Clear summary covering the structure of the leaf, photosynthesis, limiting factors, stomata (excellent animation) and transpiration. Quite detailed in places, but good students will be able to access exam questions and test. Exam questions (section 3) is a good revision activity.

Flash animation is clear and test is straight forward. Good summary. Resource on the importance of water and heat is also available

Learn the structure and function of the respiratory system. Short basic slideshow with audio and a self test. Requires Flash to play.

A page with well produced Falsh movie, links to other parts of the site requie login and this requires registration.

This page possesses only the animated reaction timer.

A section from the 'talktofrank' website.

A place you would want to visit time and again. There's so much to see and experience.

The Physics behind 10 Hollywood film scenes.Then click home to browse more science articles.

A site about the science of skateboarding.

Comic pages with some GOOD science projects.

The web site for the award-winning Public Television series lets you watch or read transcripts of hundreds of programs and offers interactive material to go with each program. It has teacher’s guides for the programs.

Every podcast has its own page with loads of cool stuff like photos, videos, games and links so you can learn even more about each subject!

Site focussing on how science features in everyday life. Some nice interactive features, may need teacher input to give students a focus

Blow up a plastic bag with baking soda and vinegar. Could be messy.

Can you write your own poem like these.

Lots of fun experiments to try at home.

Test your evolutionary skills as mans early ancestors.

See if you can match a fossilised poop (coprolite) with the ancient animal that is most likely to have created it.

This has dozens of experiments you can do at home, on-line interactive adventures, a guide to many science centers and science field trips, and live cams from many science and technology centers worldwide.

Make rainbows, snowflakes and tornados with these interactive games

Revising is fun with these quiz style games, get pupils to choose the science options for Spherox, Whack attack and Elemental

Games and puzzles on a conservation theme. Mostly in Flash, and some (eg the Design a habitat) are difficult.

Zoom out from the nearest stars to the universe. Click on the

A video about our galaxy.

A website full of information and animations about all aspects of the universe.

A site chronicling the complete history of the universe and everything in it. Feel free to hop around, there are plenty of links to follow

Find out about the universe. A simplified version of this page is available.

A wealth of information on the universe.

A multimedia tour of the Solar System.

Discover the sky and space.

How did life start? Is there life out there? A great site to help you answer these questions.

Find out about the International Space Station project.

Keep up to date with the latest news on the international space station.

Your Chemistry questions answered.

Your Biology questions answered.

Your Science questions answered. Choose your topic and then your sub-topic to find a specialist in that field. Profiles of the experts are available.

Your Physics questions answered.

Links to sites on lots of subjects. Try the links for Biology, Chemistry and Physics

A wide range of resources related to Physics.

A wide range of links related to Science.

The leading site to find out how stuff works - science channel.

Let pupils take control of their learning with this useful portal. Aimed at GCSE level but could also be useful at this level

Empower your pupils with the Skoool portal to many useful science slide shows

Let your pupils lose on Doc Brown! Direct pupils to follow the links to crosswords and quizzes for many science topics.

Find out how we hear with this animated explanation.

Find out about the FBI and how it solves crime.

The science behind 8 superheroes.

A great site for project research into coral reefs, exploration and monsters of the deep. A beautiful gallery and some games too.

Information, animations and interactive activities, as well as interviews with scientific experts who work in the cosmetic, toiletry and perfumery industry

View BBC Newsline's exclusive footage of Titanic and learn about the science and history behind this extraordinary journey to the bottom of the Atlantic.

Interactive pages about skin hair and teeth

A short video clip and key points which explain the role of enzymes in the body.

Three very detailed linked pages covering enzyme action, factors that affect rate and the lock and key hypothesis.

A detailed look at the enzymes of the digestive system, the reactions they catalyse and their products.

A detailed descrption of how blood sugar is controlled in humans. Linked pages include the symptoms of diabetes, and other examples of homeostasis.

A short but excellent video clip which introduces DNA, protein synthesis and the HGP.

An instructional section from the Diabetes UK webpage.

Useful background material as well as info on the Solar System, planets, phases of the moon... presented in an entertaining and accessible style.

An interactive activity relating to shadows.

A simple page on how we see things for teachers or higher ability students due to mention of inverted images, concave and convex lenses. There is a mirror site error.

A fun activity to help children learn about electricity and components in a circuit. Double click on items to select the answer.Includes a worksheet.

Place objects in the light and see their shadows. Move the light to see what happens to the shadow.

A Blockbusters quiz about the Earth and Solar System.

An animated interactive activity about light and dark.

Place different materials in the gap to see which are conductors. Try switching the cell around to see what effect it has on the circuit.

Get pupils to play around with this interactive demo to see how the Earth moves around the Sun. Can they describe what is going on with the Moon?

An interactive activity to help children learn about the Earth, Sun and Moon.

A Blockbusters quiz about the Sun, Moon, Earth.

This excellent interactive explains the Doppler Effect using sound and moves on to redshift from stars.

An activity that revises how stars form, fusion, the life cycle of stars, structure of the Universe, and the Big Bang,

An activity that revises the life cycle of stars.

A site that revises the life cycle of a star.

A collection of interactives that explore telescopes, spectra, galaxies, comets and gravity.

A site with everything you need, including great pictures, for students to make their poster of the lifecycle of a star.

An excellent animation that shows the scale of the Universe

An excellent animation that shows the scale of the Universe

An interactive animation that enables you to take a tour of the Solar System.

A wealth of resources about the Earth, Moon, Solar System and Universe

BBC Bitesize resource on electricity. The resource includes an animation about electricity, it also has an interactive house image to identify where electricity is used in the home.

A 5 step guide to good practice. Each step links to all the material needed for a lesson on the chosen skill.

An animated interactive tutorial and exercise about the scientific method and its use.

A page and video about a driverless car.

Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) is Singapore’s 10-year masterplan to help us realise the potential of infocomm over the next decade.

4 interactive activities on units and reading scales. Note - You need to type the whole word for the units and volume is called capacity here, also under the capacity section, animation may perpetuate a wrong idea about positioning of the eye to take the reading

Loads of fact sheets, quiz, game and worksheet to help with measuring, try the section on length, weight and capacity.The measures, shapes and space section (back) has more links too.

Fact sheets, quiz, tutor notes and worksheets for learning how to measure volume

How to read a ruler scale. Get students to try hard centimetres option

The story of how Archimedes discovered how to measure the volume of an irregular shaped crown and helped the King solve a crime.

An interactive activity looking at energy efficiency in the home. Discusses the sun according to the northern hemisphere.

Nice interactive globe to show some interesting facts about energy from around the world

Details of different types of rocks, weathering and rock cycle. Also activity (video) and test.

Lovely Flash animation of the rock cycle; each section provides clickable links to further animations and information.

An interactive activity on circuits and conductors.

Place objects in the light and see their shadows. Move the light to see what happens to the shadow.

Information and activities on electricity, electric circuits and how to stay safe.

An interactive activity involving making changes to a simple circuit involving conductors and insulators.

An animated interactive site building circuits.

An interactive game based on key words that could be played in pairs or small groups, or on an interactive whiteboard.

A fun activity to help children learn about light. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about light and dark.

A site that revises earthquatke waves and the structure of the earth.

An engaging and comprehensive cartoon which covers the structure of the Earth and platetectonics.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on the Earth and atmosphere.

Useful revision on light sources and rays, reflection and seeing.

Mission Materials links to the Illustrated Materials Database. Level 2 can be frustrating due to inappropriate binary divides (e.g. shiny/dull).

A great website about plastics. Instruct students to learn more about the properties of plastics and click on the video link at the top right corner

A fun website aimed at encouraging recycling. Some UK specific references.

An animated interactive page explaining the thermal properties of copper.

A exercise to design a dream bicycle. Click on the site map button to access the

A series of cartoons about solids, liquids and gases, including teacher resources and a quiz. Sound can be turned off if you find it annoying. To find the cartoons, select buttons 2-12 from the main menu

A simulation explaining the freezing and boiling of water.

pages explaining changes of state. Clearly shows the difference between steam and water droplets.

Attractive basic animated intro to the differences between solids, liquids and gases, with test and revision notes

A very classy set of 12 experiments in Flash including a clear dissolving experiment. Uses narrative and text. Requires a login to access the website, non UK residents will need to log in manually.

Short description and related experiment to try at home. A rich useful site designed for slightly younger children. Pity that the image bank and web links pages are empty! Ask students to also try the quiz.

16 entertaining themed games on clean air and pollution. Simple Java games with good playability. Best played in IExplorer.

Animated slide show on acid rain and the effect on lake organisms.

Lots of games and activities about reducing water usage. Has quite annoying background music. Requires flash.

Students create a family and then engage in a series of 9 games, each with additional sub games or quizzes. All on water use or water waste minimisation. A huge site that is well animated and not always easy to navigate. Requires flash. Probably best for primary pupils

Students site with many resources from the US Environmental Protection Agency kids' site. Includes videos, quizes and interactive activities.

Details of different types of rocks, weathering and rock cycle. Also activity (video) and test.

Attractive site with teacher resources, games, videos and many other sources of information on climate change, greenhouse effect and more.

A fun activity to help children learn about sounds and pitch. Needs sound to be enabled. Includes a worksheet.

Revision information on sounds - including sounds are vibrations, pitch and loudness. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

2 animated slides showing oil formation and trapping.

A blockbusters quiz about plate tectonics

A site that revises earthquatke waves and the structure of the earth.

Great resource about how we hear, different sound ranges that other animals can hear and how sound travels. Children can see the pattern sound waves make and compare higher pitch and lower pitch sounds.

Students can interactively explore the house and toolshed to locate machines. The simple and compound machines found here are not exactly the same as in the syllabus but the downloadable worksheets can be modified.

An animated page explaining the three classes of levers, with examples.

A thought provoking exercise about gravity. Useful as a starter to a lesson.

Information page on the difference between mass and weight. Nice exercise to calculate pupils' weight on different planets. Reference to 'other worlds' could lead to misconceptions.

A wealth of information and some great interactive simulations about gravity.

Three short videos on gravity. Quicktime required.

Two simple activities to help in the understanding of gravity.

An interactive experiment simulating Galileo's Pisa Experiment. Click on the picture to get started.

Complete a number of tasks by controlling the thrust and angle of a rocket launch.

A game to identify items in a house that use energy and ways in which energy may be saved.

An interactive activity that explains how playing sports on the Moon would be different.

A page explaining the difference between mass and weight.

A page of different games with an energy theme, from the US Energy Administration Information site.

An activity that revises the impact of humans and global warming.

A site that revises the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on the Earth and atmosphere.

This one of the best of the on-line games. A beautiful and simple set of scientific Flash challenges that engage and stimulate. Pupils can play on this for hours and then create their own puzzles to send to their friends.

Students predict the temperature of different events, from freezer to boiling water and are give hotter or colder answers. Needs flash.

Use the drop down answers in this information matching exercise.

A video to show what happens inside the human body when food is digested.

Learn that water is reabsorbed from undigested food in the large intestine before it forms waste faeces that are egested. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

A quiz, drag and drop activity, worksheets and revision summary. One word file (amylase) seems to be corrupted. Indophenol is the blue indicator referred to in the 'testing for vitamin' C worksheet.

Learn that fertilisation is the fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei, and know what happens to the egg after fertilisation. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

Learn what happens during the birth of a baby. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

Bitesize revision of the unit leading to a self test.

A short video describing the process of IVF.

Learn the structure and function of the respiratory system. Short basic slideshow with audio and a self test. Requires Flash to play.

A page with well produced Falsh movie, links to other parts of the site requie login and this requires registration.

Clear and easy to use BBC website aimed at upper primary. Students investigate the effects of different activities on heart rate. Magnifying glass offers further details.

A great overview of the body with Shockwave interactive menu. Students click on the organ of choice to access further information. You MUST allow pop ups from this site to access sub pages. Excellent follow ups on diseases and growing up. Links to lots of games on 'the body' topics. Also well worth looking at the 'movies' in 'the games closet' which are well produced, clear and amusing.

Learn how smoking cigarettes can damage the breathing system. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

Information about the effects of the use of drugs and smoking on health.

A three section lesson plan to explain the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Includes an interactive section to fill in the type of drug and effect.

A flash presentation illustrating the impact of smoking during pregnancy.

Graphic images of the the effects of smoking on various parts of the body.

An interactive page from a website mentioned in the syllabus on saving energy.Useful energy saving tips, presented attractively. Info on types of light bulb confusing.

Great electricity site with sections on different topics including 'conductors, insulators and safety'. Links to well produced flash explanations and activities.

A collection of electricity facts, movies, quizzes and stories. Uses a flash menu screen that is highly interactive, but not obvious where the sections will take you.

Electrical circuit simulation activity where pupils can build their own circuits. Format a bit off putting and requires persistence.

3 pages on simple electrical circuits, including circuit symbols.

A Singapore government leaflet on electrical safety.

A page of advice on electrical safety with links to 2 exercises. You may also find the sections on The Fuse and The Problem useful.

Video graphically illustrating the benefits of using an RCD over a fuse protected circuit.

A place you would want to visit time and again. There's so much to see and experience.

The Physics behind 10 Hollywood film scenes.Then click home to browse more science articles.

A site about the science of skateboarding.

Comic pages with some GOOD science projects.

The web site for the award-winning Public Television series lets you watch or read transcripts of hundreds of programs and offers interactive material to go with each program. It has teacher’s guides for the programs.

Every podcast has its own page with loads of cool stuff like photos, videos, games and links so you can learn even more about each subject!

Site focussing on how science features in everyday life. Some nice interactive features, may need teacher input to give students a focus

Blow up a plastic bag with baking soda and vinegar. Could be messy.

Can you write your own poem like these.

Lots of fun experiments to try at home.

Test your evolutionary skills as mans early ancestors.

See if you can match a fossilised poop (coprolite) with the ancient animal that is most likely to have created it.

This has dozens of experiments you can do at home, on-line interactive adventures, a guide to many science centers and science field trips, and live cams from many science and technology centers worldwide.

Make rainbows, snowflakes and tornados with these interactive games

Revising is fun with these quiz style games, get pupils to choose the science options for Spherox, Whack attack and Elemental

Games and puzzles on a conservation theme. Mostly in Flash, and some (eg the Design a habitat) are difficult.

Zoom out from the nearest stars to the universe. Click on the

A video about our galaxy.

A website full of information and animations about all aspects of the universe.

A site chronicling the complete history of the universe and everything in it. Feel free to hop around, there are plenty of links to follow

Find out about the universe. A simplified version of this page is available.

A wealth of information on the universe.

A multimedia tour of the Solar System.

How did life start? Is there life out there? A great site to help you answer these questions.

Discover the sky and space.

Find out about the International Space Station project.

Keep up to date with the latest news on the international space station.

Your Chemistry questions answered.

Your Biology questions answered.

Your Science questions answered. Choose your topic and then your sub-topic to find a specialist in that field. Profiles of the experts are available.

Your Physics questions answered.

Links to sites on lots of subjects. Try the links for Biology, Chemistry and Physics

A wide range of resources related to Physics.

A wide range of links related to Science.

The leading site to find out how stuff works - science channel.

Let pupils take control of their learning with this useful portal. Aimed at GCSE level but could also be useful at this level

Empower your pupils with the Skoool portal to many useful science slide shows

Let your pupils lose on Doc Brown! Direct pupils to follow the links to crosswords and quizzes for many science topics.

Find out how we hear with this animated explanation.

Find out about the FBI and how it solves crime.

A great site for project research into coral reefs, exploration and monsters of the deep. A beautiful gallery and some games too.

Information, animations and interactive activities, as well as interviews with scientific experts who work in the cosmetic, toiletry and perfumery industry

View BBC Newsline's exclusive footage of Titanic and learn about the science and history behind this extraordinary journey to the bottom of the Atlantic.

Interactive pages about skin hair and teeth

The science behind 8 superheroes.

Information page on the difference between mass and weight. Nice exercise to calculate pupils' weight on different planets. Reference to 'other worlds' could lead to misconceptions.

Information about aerodynamic drag as a consequence of surface friction on the cyclist.

Three page slideshow summary of this learning objective. Very short but still quite useful

A new interactive game tackling the interpretation of distance/time graphs in the context of a football match.

Fun activity looking at forces acting on a toy car with a short quiz.

Explore the physics behind Kung Fu with this very visual multimedia site. Some quite difficult science for this age group but might inspire some.

A series of pages explaining the physics of amusement park rides, includes a number of interactive activities.

An online experiment to investigate the effect of different surfaces on friction.

Pupils use jets of gas to control a cosmonaut in space. An excellent way of demonstrating Newton's Laws of motion.

4 short videos on friction. Quicktime required

An interactive problem solving activity about gynmastics

An animated interactive site on balanced and unbalanced forces.

An introduction to forces and motion. Pupils could explore pages 1 - 8

An explanation of balanced forces. Pupils can explore pages 5 and 6

A virtual experiment from the BBC to test properties of rocks. You could give pupils a table to complete using this resource

A site to revise unbalanced forces,

A fun activity to help children learn about rocks and soils. Test the properties of different rocks and take a quiz.

An applet that shows the effect of thinking and braking distances on overall stopping distance

Revision information on rocks and soils. Includes and interactive activity and a quiz.

Very catchy and entertaining song and animation from 'They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science'. Lyrics can found on the internet. Useful for discussion about how scientists find out about prehistoric life and use evidence/ clues, also about adaptations, e.g. how teeth types can help to identify an animal as a herbivore. Great fun that pupils always want to hear again.

A site that revises frictional forces.

Students use their knowledge of air resistance, balanced forces and gravity to play the game

Students use their knowledge of friction to play the game

The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online physics tutorial written for physics students aged 14 – 16. This section covers Newton's Laws including free-body diagrams, misconceptions, freefall and air resistance. Students check their understanding after each section with self-check questions. There are some useful animations in the Multimedia Studios section on the site.

A site that revises weight, mass, work and power.

An activity that revises types of forces, resultant forces and their effects, including terminal velocity and F=ma.

An interactive activity that explains how playing sports on the Moon would be different.

An excellent interactive animation that allows you to investigate the effect of forces on motion.

Fun game balancing objects on a mobile.

Printable crossword on pressure and moments (no solution supplied). Assumes force & pressure done first.

Animated guide to simple machines and how they make work easier. Note; the units are in imperial.

A fun game using mechanical components to complete activities.

Getting a Heath Robinson type machine to work. Requires flash 6.0 or higher.

Calculate the weight of a car by using air pressure. This activity is not in metric.

An interactive moments experiment. Students should see the similarities between this and levers they use in daily life. Use the resource to explore how to best lift a heavy load with the least effort.

A resource linking force to transport and vehicles

Interactive site that covers how the sun, moon and Earth interact

A site that revises the Earth, Sun and Moon with activity and test.

An interactive activity to help children learn about the Earth, Sun and Moon.

A site that revises pressure.

A site that revises moments.

Game that allows observation of the Earth and Moon motion. The first challenge is to set the months so that Earth completes one orbit of the sun, then pupils can see what happens in different time scales. Clicking on the labels and magnifying glasses gives more information about each body.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online physics tutorial written for physics students aged 14 – 16. This section covers describing motion using words, graphs and equations. Students check their understanding after each section with self check questions. There are some useful animations in the Multimedia Studios section on the site.

A site that revises acceleration, speed time graphs and how to find distance, and the difference between speed and velocity.

An activity that revises distance-time and velocity-time graphs.

An activity that revises types of forces, resultant forces and their effects, including terminal velocity and F=ma.

A summary of the equations of motion with some test questions.

A site that revises velocity and acceleration, including the distance between a vector and a scalar, and methods of measuring velocity and acceleration.

A site that revises distance time graphs, including how they are constructed and finding velocity from the gradient.

A site that revises distance time graphs, including how they are constructed and finding velocity from the gradient.

An excellent animation that enables you to practice the law of moments then test yourself with a game.

An animation that shows the difference in stability of objects of different centres of mass.

Pupils use jets of gas to control a cosmonaut in space. An excellent way of demonstrating Newton's Laws of motion.

This one of the best of the on-line games. A beautiful and simple set of scientific Flash challenges that engage and stimulate. Pupils can play on this for hours and then create their own puzzles to send to their friends.

Bitesize page that tests use of the formula with rearrangement of the formula

An applet that shows the effect of thinking and braking distances on overall stopping distance

A blockbusters quiz about Speeding Up

A resource linking force to transport and vehicles

An explanation of balanced forces. Pupils can explore pages 5 and 6

A site to revise unbalanced forces,

A site that revises frictional forces.

A site that revises weight, mass, work and power.

An activity that revises energy, work, kinetic and potential energy.

A site that revises work, k.e. and p.e. and how it applies to theme park rides.

A summary of the equations of motion with some test questions.

A site that revises velocity and acceleration, including the distance between a vector and a scalar, and methods of measuring velocity and acceleration.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online physics tutorial written for physics students aged 14 – 16. This section covers apparent weightlessness in orbit. Students check their understanding after each section with self-check questions. There are some useful animations in the Multimedia Studios section on the site.

A site that revises pressure and density and how to calculate them.

An activity that revises momentum and how it applies to situations.

A site that revises momentum and its link to force and car safety.

A site that revises momentum and how to do calculations involving conservation of momentum.

An interactive activity that explains how playing sports on the Moon would be different.

Information about safety and dangers associated with electricity. Interactive games to check understanding.

Play Home Safe Home and stay safe at home by answering questions and finding dangers such as sharp things, poisons, fire and heat and trips, slips and falls. Play on your own or with a friend!

How much do you know about road safety and keeping safe? Try the next version of the Street Smart Quiz! This game combines information from the Be Safe, Be Seen and Safer Travel programmes. (Ages 7-11)

Information and activities on electricity, electric circuits and how to stay safe.

Information about safety and dangers associated with electricity. Interactive games to check understanding.

Resources for a plant identification event that happened in 2013 but loads of worksheets and games that are still useful

This practical activity is well set-out and explained. It allows students to investigate adaptation by modelling beak type and the ability to take advantage of available food sources. The work clearly links with Darwin’s observations on finch beaks, and so can be used to illustrate adaptation and natural selection. Students instructions and teacher guidance are included.

An extension ‘cut and paste’ activity introducing plant and animal cells for 10-11 years, curriculum relevant at 12-13 years

A set of 4 worksheets, suitable for Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11), that explore the science and surprises behind plant DNA

Resources for a plant identification event that happened in 2013 but loads of worksheets and games that are still useful

Set of simple fun activities which introduce children to the ‘Kingdom Fungi’. They can be grouped together for a ‘fun with fungi’ day or carried out as individual activities in science lessons.

Activities designed to encourage children to think about the characteristics of a range of animals, including humans

A role play game that helps pupils understand the relationship between fungi and trees and the cycling of nutrients.

Free posters from the Linnean Society to download (or order printed copies) on biodiversity, conservation, classification and evolution.

Free posters from the Linnean Society to download (or order printed copies) on biodiversity, conservation, classification and evolution.

Historical perspective on the impact of Charles Darwin, Alfred Russell Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Robert Brown.

This experiment compares the rates of photosynthesis in three aquatic plants: pondweed, green algae and duckweed. Although sometimes tricky, when it works well the experiment demonstrates how effective plants can be at photosynthesis. A presentation and short video clip introduces the topic and sets the scene for the investigation. Instructions and teacher guidance for carrying out the practical work are included.

SAPS resource demonstrating how to extract oil from plants - instructions for students to complete the practical work.

This practical activity gives students an opportunity to sample and identify life in a pond. The investigation looks at the effect of water pH on the organisms that live in the pond. A presentation and short video clip introduces the topic and sets the scene for the investigation. Instructions and teacher guidance for carrying out the practical work are included.

This practical activity allows students to model the growth of algae in ponds, within the school laboratory. By adjusting levels of phosphates and nitrates, students can see how a small increases in nutrients can lead to an increase in algae and summer algal blooms. This can be harmful to other organisms living in the pond. A presentation and short video clip introduces the topic and sets the scene for the investigation. Instructions and teacher guidance for carrying out the practical work are included.

A role play game that helps pupils understand the relationship between fungi and trees and the cycling of nutrients.

A role play activity looking at the relationships between plants and fungi - identifying defence mechanisms of plants and fungi.

Fact sheets free to download that discuss the impacts of fungi on their environments

Free posters from the Linnean Society to download (or order printed copies) on biodiversity, conservation, classification and evolution.

Activity to measure diversity within a habitat.

This practical activity allows students to directly observe protoctista in a sample of water. This helps to reinforce understanding on how water-borne pathogens can be responsible for the spread of disease. It also helps students practice their skills in microscopy and making observations. Protoctista are readily available from suppliers or simply from samples of pond water. Teacher notes, apparatus list and method are included.

The resource details a student investigate into the effect of different preservatives on frozen peas. It helps students to understand that food decay is caused by the action of microbes, and therefore preservatives work by reducing microbe activity. Teacher notes, apparatus list, safety guidance and student instructions are included.

The resource details a student investigate into the effect of different preservatives on frozen peas. It helps students to understand that food decay is caused by the action of microbes, and therefore preservatives work by reducing microbe activity. Teacher notes, apparatus list, safety guidance and student instructions are included.

Resource to support students identifying bacteria cultured on agar.

This practical activity enables students to investigate the preference of worms to soils with and without an added soil improver. It is a simple procedure, with scope for extended statistical analysis of the results, and makes an interesting alternative to the classic woodlice and choice chamber activity. Details of worm suppliers are included, as are teacher notes, apparatus list and safety guidance.

Free posters from the Linnean Society to download (or order printed copies) on biodiversity, conservation, classification and evolution.

This practical activity is well set-out and explained. It allows students to investigate adaptation by modelling beak type and the ability to take advantage of available food sources. The work clearly links with Darwin’s observations on finch beaks, and so can be used to illustrate adaptation and natural selection. Students instructions and teacher guidance are included.

A simple activity in which atoms can be selected and then outer shell electrons can be moved from metals to non-metals to form ions, which can then be dragged around the canvas.

This practical activity models the extraction of copper from malachite, which is a copper ore consisting of copper(II) carbonate. In the school laboratory, copper is extracted from copper(II) carbonate by first heating to form copper(II) oxide and then reducing to produce the metal. Teacher notes, apparatus list, student guidance and safety points are included.

Use the text and pictures to gather the data required for the index cards (click the right pointing arrow to send the picture and title to the card). After completing several cards, ask pupils to propose questions and answer them by sorting them into labelled sets

This practical activity models the extraction of copper from malachite, which is a copper ore consisting of copper(II) carbonate. In the school laboratory, copper is extracted from copper(II) carbonate by first heating to form copper(II) oxide and then reducing to produce the metal. Teacher notes, apparatus list, student guidance and safety points are included.

A 'Double- Crossed 'cross-curricular activity based on a mystery set in WW2. Pupils use and develop their investigative skills in analysing and evaluating data and evidence and their creativity and problem solving when interpreting evidence, asking questions such as Why? How? and What if? Team work and self evaluation assessment for learning included.

In this simple but thought-provoking demonstration, a piece of paper (or a £5 or £10 note) soaked in a mixture of ethanol and water is ignited. The ethanol burns but the paper does not. This demonstration can be used to engage students and is also suitable for events such as open-evenings. Teacher notes, apparatus list and safety guidance are included.

This experiment enables students to model how alloying can be used to change the properties of a metal. Plasticine is used to represent the metal and it is mixed with sand to represent the alloy. This models steel (mixture of iron and carbon). The ductility is measured in a simple test. The practical is suitable for students of all abilities and can remain at the level of observation or be extended to explain the properties of alloys. Teacher notes, apparatus list, student guidance and safety points are included.

In this investigation, students observe how atmospheric conditions effect the corrosion of a range of metals. Airtight containers are set up containing dry air, moist air, and air polluted by sulfur dioxide. The corrosion of each metal is observed over a number of days and students are then challenged to consider possible ways of preventing corrosion. Teacher notes, apparatus list, student guidance and safety points are included.

This practical activity models the extraction of copper from malachite, which is a copper ore consisting of copper(II) carbonate. In the school laboratory, copper is extracted from copper(II) carbonate by first heating to form copper(II) oxide and then reducing to produce the metal. Teacher notes, apparatus list, student guidance and safety points are included.

In this investigation, students observe how atmospheric conditions effect the corrosion of a range of metals. Airtight containers are set up containing dry air, moist air, and air polluted by sulfur dioxide. The corrosion of each metal is observed over a number of days and students are then challenged to consider possible ways of preventing corrosion. Teacher notes, apparatus list, student guidance and safety points are included.

This practical activity models the extraction of copper from malachite, which is a copper ore consisting of copper(II) carbonate. In the school laboratory, copper is extracted from copper(II) carbonate by first heating to form copper(II) oxide and then reducing to produce the metal. Teacher notes, apparatus list, student guidance and safety points are included.

This practical activity models the extraction of copper from malachite, which is a copper ore consisting of copper(II) carbonate. In the school laboratory, copper is extracted from copper(II) carbonate by first heating to form copper(II) oxide and then reducing to produce the metal. Teacher notes, apparatus list, student guidance and safety points are included.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show diffraction in a ripple tank.

Simple and intriguing demonstrations about shadows

Instructions for how to show a real image in mid air.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show thermal expansion.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to do the Boyle's Law and explain it.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show the link between pressure and temperature,

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to measure the pressure and density of air,

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show the water model of a circuit.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show the magnetic field around wires and coils.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show a model transformer.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to set up a practical activity about DC power lines.

A fun activity that shows how to work out how thick the walls of a chocolate teapot would need to be to make tea in it

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to identify alpha, beta and gamma radiation and show their properties.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show a model transformer.

Digestion results in the formation of molecules small enough to be absorbed in the gut. This classic experiment allows students to investigate the movement of large molecules (starch) compared to small molecules (glucose) through a differentially permeable membrane. Students can be challenged to consider the advantages and disadvantages of using Visking tubing as a model for the investigation of absorption in the gut. Teacher notes, apparatus list and student guidance are included.

The early scientific concept of living/non-living can be explored using this open sorting activity. Help pupils make observations about the characteristics of the objects that can be collected or noted on a

A webpage with links to science teaching resources, including worksheets, video clips and animations. General ones include a bingo card generating tool and graph drawing applications. Specific resources are found for human body systems and protein synthesis.

A webpage with links to science teaching resources, including worksheets, video clips and animations. General ones include a bingo card generating tool and graph drawing applications. Specific resources are found for human body systems and protein synthesis.

Although a well-established practical, this version of the extraction of DNA from cheek cells or plant material is well-presented and thorough. Comprehensive teacher guidance and students notes are provided.These contain accessible information on the discovery, structure and replication of DNA. The materials also consider issues such as cloning and genetic engineering.

A paper on genetics in medicine - extra information for students interested in genetics and its implications for medicine.

Paper that describes interaction between genetics and medicine - good information for reading around the subject for interested students.

A whiteboard presentation (or printed cards) can be used to help students understand how we see and perceive colour. Students are encouraged to think of colour as more than just a property of light. It depends on how our brains interpret the signals produced when light hits the retina. After viewing a range of optical examples, students can be challenged to develop a theory of colour perception or to evaluate the theory of trichromatic colour perception. Teacher notes and all materials are included.

TES iboard activity. Click on the bulb and battery connectors to try out different wiring combinations, then press the switch to see if the bulb lights up. Connectors must be clicked, it does not work if you click anywhere else on the bulb or cell. (Drag the screwdriver onto a wire to remove it). Press the light to show if your prediction is correct. Note: these activities are not designed to replace childrens practical science but are a useful resource for gauging a group's understanding before or after a practical session.

TES i board activity for whiteboards. Use this activity to develop your pupils' abilities to draw conclusions and to make scientific comparisons. What happens if you add more bulbs or batteries to a circuit?

Use this video to explore the science behind our solar system, and how astronomers are exploring its boundaries. There are suggestions for experiments or demonstrations and additional teaching notes about eclipses that can be downloaded.

Use this video to explore the science behind our solar system, and how astronomers are exploring its boundaries. There are suggestions for experiments or demonstrations and additional teaching notes about eclipses that can be downloaded.

A variety of worksheets based around the topic of asteroids, comets, NEOs and impacts that you can download for use in the classroom.

In this investigation, students observe how atmospheric conditions effect the corrosion of a range of metals. Airtight containers are set up containing dry air, moist air, and air polluted by sulfur dioxide. The corrosion of each metal is observed over a number of days and students are then challenged to consider possible ways of preventing corrosion. Teacher notes, apparatus list, student guidance and safety points are included.

This practical activity gives students an opportunity to sample and identify life in a pond. The investigation looks at the effect of water pH on the organisms that live in the pond. A presentation and short video clip introduces the topic and sets the scene for the investigation. Instructions and teacher guidance for carrying out the practical work are included.

In this investigation, students observe how atmospheric conditions effect the corrosion of a range of metals. Airtight containers are set up containing dry air, moist air, and air polluted by sulfur dioxide. The corrosion of each metal is observed over a number of days and students are then challenged to consider possible ways of preventing corrosion. Teacher notes, apparatus list, student guidance and safety points are included.

This practical activity gives students an opportunity to sample and identify life in a pond. The investigation looks at the effect of water pH on the organisms that live in the pond. A presentation and short video clip introduces the topic and sets the scene for the investigation. Instructions and teacher guidance for carrying out the practical work are included.

This practical activity allows students to model the growth of algae in ponds, within the school laboratory. By adjusting levels of phosphates and nitrates, students can see how a small increases in nutrients can lead to an increase in algae and summer algal blooms. This can be harmful to other organisms living in the pond. A presentation and short video clip introduces the topic and sets the scene for the investigation. Instructions and teacher guidance for carrying out the practical work are included.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to do simple motion experiments with dataloggers.

Instructions for making and testing a Gaussian gun

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to measure the pressure and density of air,

Make a water spinner to show how a surface is curved

Give pupils an idea of how small cells are with this animation. Requires Java

5 question interactive quiz for students to check their knowledge of conditions required for healthy plant growth. The quiz changes when it is done more than once for a few cycles, but includes some previous questions to reinforce learning.

Series of interactive activities and some games based around plant biology. Can be used on the whiteboard to find out about flowers, seed dispersal, conditions for germination and more. NOTE- some of the links to explain words within the text do not work but the teacher can discuss the words with the class and the resource is otherwise useful.

Site with links to flower based writing frames, fact sheets and online interactive games.

A fun activity to help 7-8 yr old children learn about growing plants. They need to add the right amount of water and heat to grow a plant. Includes a quiz.

Online or printable word search, definitions of the words to be found are given so good to practice science vocabulary

Flash activity on living and non-living things. Pupils can identify living things and inanimate objects. Pupils can also label the organisms in the diagrams. Too basic for some.

Click the image below to discover some of the most extreme organisms on our planet, and find out what they are telling astrobiologists about the search for life beyond Earth.

A short quiz on living and non-lving things followed by some good information on ecosystems including an excellent animation of the water cycle.

A range of different sorting games which will help pupils learn about how 'keys' work. Pupils can try several of the games to see how they work. They can then try to make their own sorting games by writing their own questions.

Three flash-based activities on sorting living things. Initially pupils sort organisms into plants or animals. They can then use their own criteria to sort animals into different groups.

A series of interactive games on the classification of animals.

A simple interactive activity, aimed at 7-8 year olds, to introduce the properties and uses of some common materials.

A video showing a magnetic liquid.

A game in which pupils can identify a aquatic creature using a dichotomous key.

Drag and drop classification game. Pupils can click on organisms for further information. When completed it links to a quiz.

A quiz (simultaneously read aloud) relating to the suitability of particular habitats for different animals. Many of the questions are suitable for group or class discussion and debate.

A quiz (simultaneously read aloud) relating to the suitability of particular habitats for different animals. Many of the questions are suitable for group or class discussion and debate.

An interactive quiz split into six sections. In each section children are asked questions and receive feedback on their answers. Correct answers are rewarded with part of a picture being revealed. If all six questions are answered correctly, a bonus question appears. Childern can tackle the quiz on their own, in groups or as whole class (to encourage discussion).

Links to quiz and worksheets related to living things. The activities look at: senses, movement, habitat, food, life and appearance of living things.

Links to quiz and worksheets related to living things. The activities look at: senses, movement, habitat, food, life and appearance of living things.

An interactive quiz split into six sections. In each section children are asked questions and receive feedback on their answers. Correct answers are rewarded with part of a picture being revealed. If all six questions are answered correctly, a bonus question appears. Childern can tackle the quiz on their own, in groups or as whole class (to encourage discussion).

Novel investigation into how cows align themselves in fields. Includes using quadrats and repeating readings. Lesson plan, video clips and worksheets provided.

Images and instructions for building a bug and making origami bugs.

downloadable booklet and worksheets on mushrooms, toadstools, moulds and other fungi.

A downloadable animation for natural selection which allows you to alter the predators, prey, mutation rate and environmental conditions for a group of rabbits.

Children can click on icons to choose an animal and then change the environmental conditions until they have created the perfect habitat.

Identify plant parts using a 'salad game' by recognising which parts of plants we eat A fun activity which puts a different slant on plant anatomy and relates it to everyday life

A Flash animation for teacher to go through with class.Good for showing how a plant changes over time though the seeds appear a bit suddenly in the final stage.

Site with links to flower based writing frames, fact sheets and online interactive games.

Metamorphosis shown by paper model of a chrysalis emerging into a butterfly, suitable for younger KS2 pupils.

Pupil's slideshow of animal life cycles set to music(frog, chicken, butterfly and mosquito)

3 interactive sequencing activities about how living things grow.

A practical activity with explanations that investigates a colloidal material.

A simple game that asks players to sort the properties of solids, liquids and gases into appropriate groups.

Interactive white board lesson includes labeling a life cycle diagram of a flowering plant, sorting plants by method of seed dispersal and labeling the reproductive organs of a flower.

Dissect a flower. Pupils 'take apart' a flower. Could be used in conjunction with a simple flower eg wallflower [or any member of the brassica family]

Based on the TV quiz 'Who wants to be a Millionaire?' What do you know about plants? Super PPT (designed for 7-8 year olds but can be used with any primary age group up to 11 and useful for revision)

A page linking to an animated interactive explanation of photosynthesis.

A short interactive quiz for students to check their knowledge and understanding of plant and animal life cycles.

Series of interactive activities and some games based around plant biology. Can be used on the whiteboard to find out about flowers, seed dispersal, conditions for germination and more. NOTE- some of the links to explain words within the text do not work but the teacher can discuss the words with the class and the resource is otherwise useful.

Simple flash-based activity on food chains in a pond ecosystem. There are several drag-and-drop activities.

Game that shows the effects of soil pH on the growth of different plants.

Clear information about the life cycle and parts of a flowering plant to read and a link to an interactive game to stop the Hogweed plant from spreading. Quiz available

This mystery(quiz) looks at plant parts.There are lots more activities you may want to direct your students to here. Activities cover plant parts, growth and development

An interactive activity for grouping plants, sorting out plant habitats and exploring plant parts.

A series of webpages with activities to help pupils identify the features of plants and plant functions.

Interactive diagram of the digestive system where students get to label the organs of the digestive system and test themselves.

Interactive site where students get to build their own digestive system by clicking and dragging the organs into the body.

Organise organs in the human body, a nice starter activity, get pupils to come up and have a go! Quite a difficult Flash based exercise in placing organs. No instructions!

A great overview of the body with Shockwave interactive menu. Students click on the organ of choice to access further information. You MUST allow pop ups from this site to access sub pages. Excellent follow ups on diseases and growing up. Links to lots of games on 'the body' topics. Also well worth looking at the 'movies' in 'the games closet' which are well produced, clear and amusing.

An activity to first select living things from a woodland habitat, then learn more about them and place them in a food web and a key.

Simple quiz activity in which pupils decide whether an animal is suited to a particular habitat. Gives some good background information on animals and their habitats.

An extensive animated website in which pupils can find out about ecosystems and the impact human activities have on the environment. Message designed for 6-9 year olds, so a bit basic for this age group

Three drag and drop activities - useful as a starter or plenary- in which pupils have to put organisms into their correct positions in a food web.

Contains a quiz and information on two animals and how they relate to their environment.

Click on the Food Chains link to reach an interactive activity in which pupils can find out about food chains in 3 different habitats: woodland, seashore and river.

Living things need energy. Follow the energy from the Sun to build 2 food chains.

An interactive resource modelling population fluctuations within a community (rabbits / foxes and microorganisms / antibiotics). Teachers notes and worksheets available.

An interactive activity in which you can find out about four ecosystems in Florida.

An activity in which pupils can find out about food webs and pyramids and energy transfer.

Interactive exercise to keep a Sand Lizard alive for a day.

Novel investigation into how cows align themselves in fields. Includes using quadrats and repeating readings. Lesson plan, video clips and worksheets provided.

This activity has been designed for pupils to explore the growth of a population of rabbits over a fixed period of time.

Experiments to investigate how colour affects a creature's chance of survival. Online resources include a short video, the I'm a Worm game and downloadable resources, including kit notes for teachers, students and technicians

Games and worksheets about animals and different habitats.

On this page, there is a UK map, and using the slider bar you can find out where and when a number of species first appear. Also many other resources available.

This virtual pond dip introduces some of the commoner organisms to be found. Each organism's relative size is to scale in the image; actual sizes are given in the factfiles. See also the Pond Life Identification Kit pages.

This is not a balanced arguement of intensive versus traditional farming.

A video showing magnetic levitation as a result of superconductivity. Needs Mediaplayer.

Students take on the role of a new born dinosaur. They move around the virtual world, choosing which prey to eat, which predators to avoid and attempt to progress to a full grown adult. A very good demonstration to how difficult survival is! Lots of links to other evolution / survival games. Selection of yes to 'maternal care' question is crucial to students surviving early stages of the game.

Click on the Food Chains link to reach an interactive activity in which pupils can find out about food chains in 3 different habitats: woodland, seashore and river.

Simple flash-based activity on food chains in a pond ecosystem. There are several drag-and-drop activities.

Three clear graded Flash activities on food chains, producers and consumers, predators and prey.

A short video showing the

Lots of examples of optical illusions to enjoy.

A crazy song about light.

A quiz (simultaneously read aloud) relating to the suitability of particular habitats for different animals. Many of the questions are suitable for group or class discussion and debate.

An interactive quiz split into six sections. In each section children are asked questions and receive feedback on their answers. Correct answers are rewarded with part of a picture being revealed. If all six questions are answered correctly, a bonus question appears. Childern can tackle the quiz on their own, in groups or as whole class (to encourage discussion).

An interactive test in which people will discover their natural body clock.

Online or printable wordsearch with definitions of the words to be found.

Revision word fill exercises on the particle model of solids, liquids and gases

Crossword covering the particle model of solids, liquids and gases. There is a larger harder version available.

Interactive activity matching materials

An interactive activity looking at temperature / time graphs for melting and boiling. Temperatures have to be entered precisely.

3 simple exercises for solids, liquids and gases.

This resource includes an illustrated database of 31 materials and their properties. The materials can be grouped according to one or more of their properties. Once children are familiar with the database, they can play the game 'Mission Material'. This allows them to test their knowledge in a fun and challenging way. There are also worksheets related to the information in the activities.

A fun activity explaining why some objects float and others sink. Includes a worksheet.

A simple interactive activity, aimed at 7-8 year olds, to introduce the properties and uses of some common materials.

Games, experiments, videos and more on strange matter.

A multiple choice quiz that covers a variety of chemical tests, including the use of NaOH, flame testing, and testing for sulfate ions, halide ions and carbonate ions.

A variety of quizzes on the periodic table.

A selection of quizzes on the alkali metals.

A variety of quizzes on transition metals.

A selection of quizzes on the noble gas elements.

A selection of quizzes on the halogens.

A selection of quizzes and worksheets on atomic structure.

Quizzes and revision notes on chemical bonding.

Students create a family and then engage in a series of 9 games, each with additional sub games or quizzes. All on water use or water waste minimisation. A huge site that is well animated and not always easy to navigate. Requires flash. Probably best for primary pupils

Children are given clues about materials and the functions NASA developed them for, then have to find something used in everyday life related to it.

A fun way to get the message across. Needs Flash player.

SAPs website has many resources for plants including Building a 3D paper model of a flower

Dissect a flower. Pupils 'take apart' a flower. Could be used in conjunction with a simple flower eg wallflower [or any member of the brassica family]

An extension/ homework task or project to survey the types of seeds in your neighbourhood.

Students heat and chill different materials in this well animated Flash (9) game. Enable pop ups for this game to open.

Simple revision word fill covering the whole of unit 7H, Solutions

Matching pairs exercise testing meanings of terms introduced during unit 7H (solute, solvent, saturated etc)

Small revision crossword covering the whole of unit 7H, Solutions. Larger harder version also available!

This is a very simple interactive grouping activity, good starter or for younger ages / lower abilities

Link to 4 drag and drop style activities linked to sorting and describing changes in materials.

Animation to show how salt is obtained comercially by the evaporation of brine.

Brief background information on dissolving and a quiz on dissolving particles.

Matching pairs exercise to match molecular diagrams of elements, compounds and mixtures to their descriptions.

6 short, but well produced animations on different industrial processes. e.g. separating salt from salt water, filtering. The brine evaporator and filter press are linked to this unit.

Tour of an oil refinery using aerial and panoramic photos with information about different processes involved.

The British Crystallographic Association's education pages, with booklets on making crystals and models.

This resource includes an illustrated database of 31 materials and their properties. The materials can be grouped according to one or more of their properties. Once children are familiar with the database, they can play the game 'Mission Material'. This allows them to test their knowledge in a fun and challenging way. There are also worksheets related to the information in the activities.

An interactive quiz testing children's knowledge of solids, liquids and gases, the difference between a solution and a suspension and processes like evaporation.

A practical activity with explanations that investigates a colloidal material.

This experiment shows if hot water molecules really move faster than cold ones. Pour some water, drop in some food coloring and compare results.

A series of equations that need to be balanced using drop down menus for the stoichiometric coefficients.

A series of simple visual activities that will help students learn how to balance equations at different levels of difficulties.

A variety of quizzes on rates of reaction.

A selection of quizzes and activities focused on the reactivity series, rusting and redox.

A selection of quizzes and worksheets on exothermic and endothermic reactions.

Identify plant parts using a 'salad game' by recognising which parts of plants we eat A fun activity which puts a different slant on plant anatomy and relates it to everyday life

Instructions for pupils to colour celery/ white flowers.

Simple plants word search in Java. The grid will be reset with the same words to find on each visit.

Game where students add plants, fish and food and see what effect the relative ratios of each has on the survival of fish.

Flash game. You're an amoeba, collect red blood cells, avoid the cancer cells.

Students label up a well animanted flash diagram with the 16 key organs. Hints given if the students can't find the organ first time.

A series of pdf documents detailing how to build a model of our lungs and chest to illustrate breathing.

This is a fun activity which involves making a model animal cell from jelly, sweets and chocolate! It reinforces the fact that cells are 3D structures

A fun race against the clock to learn the parts of a microscope.

Sensational photographic slides of plant and animal cells to boost your classroom resources. Images may flash on iMac

Summary information and simple quiz question on the difference between elements and compounds

Matching pairs exercise to match molecular diagrams of elements, compounds and mixtures to their descriptions.

Materials Database from GSK Active Science, containing data on properties of common (including man made) materials, for pupils to interrogate to find those suitable for particular purposes

A 'who wants to be millionaire' style quiz on mixtures, elements and compounds. Each time the game is reloaded a new set of quesitons are used. Quite a difficult quiz, also covers balancing equations. Probably a bit much for this level

5 activities, investigating the nature of liquids.

20 questions on Physical and chemical change with printable answer sheet at the end for grading.

Multiple choice quiz on elements, compounds and mixtures.

Interactive video clip with clear basic info on elements, mixtures and compounds how to separate them from BBC Bitesize

Revision quiz covering compounds and mixtures.

Explanation about chemical reactions and balancing equations with some quizes.

Interactive periodic table of elements with a lot of information.

A quiz on elements

An interactive quiz split into six sections. In each section children are asked questions and receive feedback on their answers. Correct answers are rewarded with part of a picture being revealed. If all six questions are answered correctly, a bonus question appears. Childern can tackle the quiz on their own, in groups or as whole class (to encourage discussion).

Links to quiz and worksheets related to living things. The activities look at: senses, movement, habitat, food, life and appearance of living things.

A fun activity to help children learn about animals. Includes matching offspring to their parents and matching animals with their food. Also includes a worksheet.

Flash activity on living and non-living things. Pupils can identify living things and inanimate objects. Pupils can also label the organisms in the diagrams. Too basic for some.

A selection of quizzes on acids and bases.

From Oxford University Museum of Natural History comes this quick sorting game in which children have to drag and drop animals into the correct category of mammal, amphibian, etc. Children can follow a link to find out more.

Pupils control a sailing boat using the wind to win a race.

Drag and drop game in which you have to match an endangered species to its habitat.

A collection of very playable games on an animal / environment theme. The build a beast game covers the basics of adaptation to the environment and is a good discussion starter. Most games can be muted.

Odd, long, but strangle addictive ant flash game. Develop trhe colony, forage for food, allocate ants to tasks and protect the colony from weather etc. Free trial plays to level 5 (1000 ants) takes 10-15 mins to complete.

A fantastic eat and grow fish game from Shockwave. Requires a plug in download to play, and there are some adverts during the load process. Requires Active X, so difficult to load

Word fill quiz on the basics of chemical reactions, including the idea of reactants / products - useful for revision

Simple crossword that can be completed online based on the material in unit 7F; a larger and harder version is available from the index!

Background information on fire, and interactive video clip.

A selection of quizzes on crude oil products.

A fun activity in which clicking on different temperatures within the cloud shows the different shapes of crystals formed.

Interactive exercise to keep a Sand Lizard alive for a day.

A short interactive activity where students identify a number of antarctic organisms and their relative positions in a food chain / web.

Drag and drop gap-fill quiz, followed by a matching game (household objects to their pH )

A simple interactive activity in which students use litmus and UI paper strips to test the pH of some household substances. They earn extra points by using their existing knowledge.

An interactive wordsearch about acids and alkalis.

A fun interactive take on Hangman, where students have to guess the word before the granny is abducted by aliens.

A selection of quizzes on the extraction of metals.

Three simple but useful activities on the uses of electrolysis.

A variety of quizzes on equilibria, the Haber process and nitric acid.

A selection of quizzes on limestone and limestone products.

The MI High team from CBBC join Bitesize to play a Science changes in materials game.

Students predict the temperature of different events, from freezer to boiling water and are give hotter or colder answers. Needs flash.

Nice friendly revision aid from the BBC's Key Stage 2 site setting out the basic facts about heat conductors and insulators and what they are used for.

Explanation about chemical reactions and balancing equations with some quizes.

A multiple choice quiz that covers a variety of chemical tests, including the use of NaOH, flame testing, and testing for sulfate ions, halide ions and carbonate ions.

Build and test your own circuits. Click to pick up a component, place it on a square and click to rotate it.

Electricity timeline - The main discoveries in electricity.

A fun activity to help children learn about friction. Test different surfaces and see how far the car travel on them. Take a test.

A blockbusters quiz about Electrical Circuits.

Game featuring cartoon characters from the Jim Henson Company. The aim is to see what happens when different surfaces are chosen to slide a block on.

Make a model of a transverse wave with skewers and jelly babies.

Animations and questions to show how waves break on shore.

Verbal explanation followed by true/false and sorting activities on pushes and pulls.

Game featuring cartoon characters from the Jim Henson Company. The aim is to see what happens when different surfaces are chosen to slide a block on.

Games, quizzes and puzzles of various kinds about energy from the US Energy Information Administration

7 great sites from the science museum. 4 games that have high educational merit, a strange but true and a world resources link. Excellent site.

Can you lift a 200kg hippopotamus, or generate enough electricity to illuminate a light bulb with the power of wind? These five Eureka! Games are based on real exhibits at TELUS World of Science. Click the arrow to get to the laser game

A game that gets pupils to work out how energy can be transferred.

Pupils try to guess which energy saving devices have actually been invented.

An interactive rollercoaster design simulator. Requires Java.

Energy riddles.

A game for students to judge how to meet demand from different resources but have minimal impact on the environment

Make a jelly optical fibre to demonstrate total internal reflection.

Students find out about energy, energy resources and then play the game.

Using conveyors, direction of motion and angles pupils construct a machine to deliver grain to a bucket in a timed game

Game in which objects are selected according to whether they float or sink, then make sinking objects float and vice versa. Finally rank the objects.

Can you lift a 200kg hippopotamus, or generate enough electricity to illuminate a light bulb with the power of wind? These five Eureka! Games are based on real exhibits at TELUS World of Science. Click the arrow to get to the laser game

A Blockbusters quiz about light and colour.

Fun activity looking at forces acting on a toy car with a short quiz.

They Might Be Giants Video and song clip on the theme of the scientific method. Entertaining animations show different investigation ideas, including ones on forces.

A video that shows how people did magic tricks using glass and reflection

Using conveyors, direction of motion and angles pupils construct a machine to deliver grain to a bucket in a timed game

This game enables pupils to explore the effect of changes in several variables on the motion of a rollercoaster car.

Questions on sound waves, pitch/frequency, loudness/amplitude, comparing speed of light/sound, hearing and the function of ear.

Can you lift a 200kg hippopotamus, or generate enough electricity to illuminate a light bulb with the power of wind? These five Eureka! Games are based on real exhibits at TELUS World of Science. Click the arrow to get to the laser game

Students make paper screech

Interesting vibrations for the start of a sound lessons

A crossword puzzle on magnetism.

An interactive activity showing the effects of electric current on magnetism.

An experiment to find out how fridge magnets work

Short video and quizzes at different levels of difficulty on temperature and thermometers.

A game for students to judge how to meet demand from different resources but have minimal impact on the environment

A quiz on human reproduction.

Describes the roles of different teeth in the process of eating food.

A range of activities related to puberty and reproduction.

Links to quiz and worksheets related to living things. The activities look at: senses, movement, habitat, food, life and appearance of living things.

Flash activity on living and non-living things. Pupils can identify living things and inanimate objects. Pupils can also label the organisms in the diagrams. Too basic for some.

A fun activity to help children learn about teeth and eating.

TES iboard. How old do pupils think they were when they learnt key skills? Which picture best represents each stage?

Take the fear out of going to the dentist with fun, learning games about dental hygiene!

BBC Bitesize resource on the senses for KS1

An activity uncovering matching pairs of cards. One spelling error (“scienctific”).

A 3min25s video on the standardised testing performed to ensure quality control in manufacturing,

All good scientists should know how geeky they are! Complete the test and afterwards find out which muppet character you are. follow the link.

Links to quiz and worksheets related to living things. The activities look at: senses, movement, habitat, food, life and appearance of living things.

An interactive quiz split into six sections. In each section children are asked questions and receive feedback on their answers. Correct answers are rewarded with part of a picture being revealed. If all six questions are answered correctly, a bonus question appears. Childern can tackle the quiz on their own, in groups or as whole class (to encourage discussion).

A body fact-file giving the location, structure and function of body organs, with games to try and place organs correctly. Skeleton can be rotated.

Pupils can have a go on this virtual balance.Instruct students to keep going as the questions get more challenging and interesting

How to read a ruler scale. Get students to try hard centimetres option

Links to a series of activities to do with measurement and how it keeps products safe. Pupils are directed to do this crossword without looking at the answers then find out their nano IQ and to do the 'small to tall' activity

An activity sheet about shape and area. The Stomachion is a puzzle known to be at least 2200 years old.

Lots of interactive measurement games and activities.

Ask students to construct structures of different volumes

A game to improve estimating skills.

A SCIENCE-biology random m/c quiz. May be a little hard for some 11-14 year olds.

Word games on the lungs and the respiratory system (as well as some information pages). Some puzzles and fun activities.

Students choose to answer the same questions in a football penalty shootout, basketball hoop shoot, or deal or no deal set up. All questions are about structure and function. Good fun and students can modify their goal keeper to a variety of famous players and celebrities.

Aimed at younger children (6-7 years old). Keep Ben healthy and see what happens if he doesn't get what he needs

Direct your pupils to the illness sections of this resource for some nice explanations on diagnosis, treatment and types of illness

Complete a drag and drop exercise the label the heart and the key features of arteries and veins.

A 'who wants to be millionaire' style quiz on mixtures, elements and compounds. Each time the game is reloaded a new set of quesitons are used. Quite a difficult quiz, also covers balancing equations. Probably a bit much for this level

Tom Lehrer's Periodic Table song, listing all elements known when it was written in 1959, with a fun animation. Will obviously require sound.

A series of games - click on symbol of named element or write out name of highlighted one. Level customisable but will be tricky for less able students

A fun, interactive, game on water conservation. Pupils get to choose and clothe the characters in the game. The game can be saved to return to later.

Use chromatography to find the hidden colours in black ink. You could also try other inks and dyes.

Matching exercises on separating mixtures.

Watch the polystyrene cup dissolve in this short movie

Home movie produced by pupils. Might inspire some to improve on it themselves.Slightly spoiled by massively over-long credits at both ends

A great excuse to do this neat demo with Mento mint sweets and some fizzy soda. You can explain why the reaction occurs using the information provided here

Drag and drop gap-fill quiz, followed by a matching game (household objects to their pH )

Looks at the effects of acids in carbonated drinks with video links and images. There are then a set of interactive activities, including a graph plotting exercise, for pupils to try.

Crossword from Creative Chemistry on acids, alkalis and salts

A fun activity in which pupils get to choose a creature and name it. They then use a dichotomous key to identify it.

Hangman game in which pupils have to identify an animal when given the taxonomic group that it belongs to. There are links to other games at the bottom of the page.

Drag and drop classification game. Pupils can click on organisms for further information. When completed it links to a quiz.

Q's on inherited characteristics, effect of environment on characteristics, variation in offspring, selective breeding for particular character, cloning

A multiple choice quiz on 'Variation, classification, inheritance and selection'.

Students have 7 minutes to fill in the blanks using a list of options.

Game in which you have to identify the adaptations of four different animals before the time runs out.

Called the 'Sex ID test' by the BBC as part of the series 'Secrets of the sexes', this page tries to assign a gender to people's brains.

An online test to see if stress is caused by genes or lifestyle. Provides tips for improving mental wellbeing.

A reenactment of Joe Kittinger's record-breaking jump. Requires Shockwave

A video showing an amazing application of moments in Korea.

14 photographs to investigate in both visible and infrared light.

An experiment to show convection currents.

A fun activity in which pupils learn to write balanced symbol equations.

A huge game where students explore the relationship of global warming to economic, political and science policy decisions. It is a complex game and would be suitable as an extension activity for more able students.

A good drag and drop game in which pupils have to match animals to their habitats.Uses Shockwave

A range of different games and activities in which pupils can learn about an English harbour and the organisms that live there.

You are Big Al! Or you will be if you can grow from a hatchling to an adult male Allosaurus. An excellent game of survival or extinction.

Model the interactioins between species in a nature reserve. Play the game and investigate the effect of your decisions on animal populations.

A good interactive activity from the BBC in which pupils can find out about a reef ecosystem and the food chains and food web there.

Flash game. Seed a new plant and use the sun and leaves to boost energy levels. Grow thorns / digestive sections to ward off or consume insects.

Interactive food web activity. Create feeding relationships, answer some simple questions to identify impact of changing numbers on the rest of the ecosystem.

Well produced, informative song outlining key features of food chains and trophic levels.

Hangman puzzle that covers feeding relationships and recycling of nutrients.

An interactive flash game in which pupils can learn about the relationship between humans and their environment.

Simple and fun Flash game. Students select their age group up to 13 or 13+ and then find the right balance of household and garden rubbish to maintain a healthy compost bin. Other info available from the recyclenow.com website.

An excellent flash animation that helps pupils to understand how small cells are. Different cells (and a dust mite) are placed on a pin head and you can zoom in to seem them.

A good animation in which pupils can learn about the four tissue types that make up the human body.

Great fun Flash 6 comic style introduction where a human cell gets flung apart in a centrifuge and then the students have to catapult the organelles back in in the right order. Takes about 10 minutes, but requires some knowledge of less common organelles, so is suitable as an extension activity at this level.

A series of cartoons about solids, liquids and gases, including teacher resources and a quiz. Sound can be turned off if you find it annoying. To find the cartoons, select buttons 2-12 from the main menu

Crossword covering the particle model of solids, liquids and gases. There is a larger harder version available.

3 fun particle related games.

Create your own particles and watch them interact, slow them down and speed them up. Fun with a more educational slant.

A crossword puzzle to test knowledge of structure of atoms. Click on puzzle 1 link to bring up crossword.

Interactive game to test knowledge on atoms, elements, compounds and molecules with questions getting gradually harder. Subscripts should be used in formulae (e.g. H2O). Permits both English and American spelling (sulphur / sulfur).

Interactive game to test knowledge on atoms, their structure and how they turn into ions. Requires definitions of mass number, atomic mass etc. to be understood precisely

A video to explain the absorption of water and minerals from the soil and the transport of these through the plant.

Video to describe the function of the circulatory system and the heart in transporting oxygenated/deoxygenated blood.Requires plug-in to play

A really fun cartton of what happens to food in the digestive system and how it is used.

A nice crossword to test knowledge on digestive system. There are also links to other games from the icons below. Good as starters or plenary activities. A few typos and formatting oddities

Extremely slick and well animated flash site. Students take on '8 cases' of poor diet or lack of exercise. E.g. lack of protein, healthy food, calcium poor e.t.c. Once solved there are 3 mini games on the theme to play. Students can use site unsupervised, though they do need access to sound for narration. Some main cases would work on I.W.B.

3 short videos real player videos of the 'egg' on the endometrium, 13 seconds, and other fertilisation clips. Real player link on this page .

Downloadable puberty crossword from this student focused body site.

Silly game covering issues like spots, periods, relationships and hygiene issues. Could be a reward for fast finishers.

An interactive test in which people will discover their natural body clock.

An animated interactive activity to assess the green credentials of your home.

A video of a hilarious mirror prank. It is in German but it is still worth watching.

A simple electrical project to make a night light for your room.

A lengthy game with lots of learning. Covers various aspects of electricity.

Find the words that follow from the previous. Easy and fun.Minor error:

A list of 13 great ideas to make or do with plants. For students who want to get involved in growing, planting or making complost, this is a great place to start. It could encourage development of ideas or activities that could be useful for Science Clubs as well as regular classroom teaching.

Students choose to answer the same questions in a football penalty shootout, basketball hoop shoot, or deal or no deal set up. All questions are about structure and function. Good fun and students can modify their goal keeper to a variety of famous players and celebrities.

Slideshow version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire covering the requirements for photosynthesis. Requires Java plug-in

Fun activities relating to shadows and silhouettes.

A worksheet for a sorting exercise.

An interactive activity trying to locate a player by using the shadows cast.

An interactive resource for students to investigate how mirrors can be used to reflect light.

Revision information on light and how we see things. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

Revision information on shadows and on transparent, translucent and opaque materials. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

Students use their knowledge of light and reflection to guide Rani to safety.

Useful revision on light sources and rays, reflection and seeing.

Game to make a torch by fitting together jigsaw pieces of a circuit. It gets progressively more difficult by adding a switch

A very good animation that explains how eclipses happen

A range of activities for teaching Earth in Space, seismology, and the structure of the Earth.

An excellent interactive animation that show the effect of impact angle, speed and type of material on the size of an impact crater.

Excellent timeline that gives you a very clear idea of the history of everything since the Big Bang

Pupils can have a go on this virtual balance.Instruct students to keep going as the questions get more challenging and interesting

Ask students to construct structures of different volumes

A game to improve estimating skills.

An activity sheet about shape and area. The Stomachion is a puzzle known to be at least 2200 years old.

Give pupils an idea of how small cells are with this animation. Requires Java

An interactive site about preventing energy wastage, includes games. Game is a bit frustrating!

An animated interactive activity to assess the green credentials of your home.

Multiple choice quiz with random questions from Doc Brown chemistry website.

Linked word fill quiz on rocks and weathering.

Quiz for matching rock types to descriptions with little animated images.

Random multiple choice quiz covering the rock cycle.

Linked word fills covering the rock cycle material.

Crossword on the rock cycle from Doc Brown's chemistry site; larger harder version also available.

British Geological Society resource. Interactive world and UK maps showing recent earthquakes, worksheets and information about earthquakes and seismology.

Revision information on electrical circuits and symbols. Includes and interactive activity and a test.

A fun activity to help children learn about electrical circuits and conductors. Includes a quiz.

A game that needs ciruit knowledge to solve it

An interactive multiple choice quiz about electricty, circuits and staying safe.

A selection of quizzes and activities on Earth science.

information about electricity and games to play

A virtual laboratory for manufacturing plastics, pupils choose the plastic and the manufacturing process to see how objects are made.

An interactive activity looking at temperature / time graphs for melting and boiling. Temperatures have to be entered precisely.

Various animations and resources including an interactive activity explaining what goes on inside an aerosol can. Note the animation is a bit slow. For more able pupils.

An animated slideshow explaining the particle theory of matter.

An introduction and quiz to follow up. Covers the basics of filtration and reversible/non reversible reactions.

Well animated lateral flash puzzle, set underwater. Also recommended, bubble fish bob from the same site.

A great excuse to do this neat demo with Mento mint sweets and some fizzy soda. You can explain why the reaction occurs using the information provided here

A well animated investigation into the effect of tree number and wind direction on pollen count.

Entertaining game and other information and interactive activities. Pupils make decisions about transport type and fuel. Sound can be turned off.

A set of different pictures for printing for students to colour on themes such as birds n bugs, growing things, veggies and watery world.

Simple, nicely illustrated explanation on the greenhouse effect.

Students' site from the US Environment Protection Agency on the causes and prevention of acid rain, with information, slideshown and other resources including quizes and crosswords.

UK archive of information about air pollution in different locations, including background information and up to date figures.

The New Economics Foundation's Democs are card games illustrating how information is used to make decisions. Sets are free to download.

Random multiple choice quiz covering environmental chemistry from Doc Brown's chemistry site.

Crossword on environmental chemistry. There is a larger harder version available.

A game of consequences illustrating how our activities impact the environment, particularly relating to climate change from the BBC

Games, activities and stories (some more suitable for younger children) designed to underline the causes and prevention of acid rain, from the US EPA's site.

The BBC's environmental science website covering areas such as climate change, air pollution, biodiversity and energy resources. Includes (hard) quizzes, animations, images and videos.

Website all about global climate change: evidence, causes and effects. Also videos clips and other resources.

Global map depicting possible early warning signs (fingerprints and harbingers) of global warming.

A calculator for your carbon footprint. Pupils can easily work their way through this Flash animation. They will need to access a UK postcode, but an example is given if they don't have one to hand. They may need some guidance about the insulation in their homes. They will probably need to do some research to find out about the appliances in their house for the follow up activities.

Animated slide show on acid rain and the effect on lake organisms.

Activity from Science upd8 in which students research sulphur and pollution.

Interactive tutorial on sound, very visual, quite lengthy but lots of learning.

Add information about your home or school to calculate your carbon footprint.

Interactive activities and quizes on climate change.

Compare how to make sounds from musical instruments and how these sounds are made louder.

Simple whiteboard activity to match animals to the sounds they make by dragging and dropping.

Click in the boxes at the base of the screen, every time you click a new animal is shown, then press play and it plays back the sounds.

Fun game to match sounds to pictures, 3 screens from Scholastic's The Magic School Bus

A range of activities for teaching Earth in Space, seismology, and the structure of the Earth.

A site that shows the latest earthquakes

A reenactment of Joe Kittinger's record-breaking jump. Requires Shockwave

Pupils need to select the size and direction of the force to get them back to base. They must take into account the effects of gravity and avoid being blasted.

ElectroCity is an online computer game (based in New Zealand) that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities whilst teaching players all about energy, sustainability and environmental management.

A selection of quizzes on crude oil products.

A selection of quizzes and activities on Earth science.

A game that gets pupils to work out how energy can be transferred.

Game to help associate renewable forms of energy with methods of harnessing the energy to electricity e.g. solar panels for sunlight

A 'what can you recycle' flash game.

A really fun cartton of what happens to food in the digestive system and how it is used.

A nice crossword to test knowledge on digestive system. There are also links to other games from the icons below. Good as starters or plenary activities. A few typos and formatting oddities

Extremely slick and well animated flash site. Students take on '8 cases' of poor diet or lack of exercise. E.g. lack of protein, healthy food, calcium poor e.t.c. Once solved there are 3 mini games on the theme to play. Students can use site unsupervised, though they do need access to sound for narration. Some main cases would work on I.W.B.

Label the male and female genitalia using the dropdown menus.

Downloadable puberty crossword from this student focused body site.

Silly game covering issues like spots, periods, relationships and hygiene issues. Could be a reward for fast finishers.

Interactive word search. Identify key respiratory system words and highlight on line. Requires a recent Java Platform to run.

Great fun but light on educational merit. Students are asked to organise a busy transplant wing and keep up with the flow of patients, but not let the organs dry out. Requires FLASH.

This site involves placing organs against a body outline. It also deals with organ systems. Could be used with an IWB coupled with the teacher's own commentary for introducing students to the workings of the human body and the levels of organisation.

Fun interactive Flash game to learn about the negative effects smoking, drinking, taking drugs, and eating fast food can have on your body. Some sounds, but can be played without.

Four games to test knowledge on types of drugs, effects of drugs and a memory game.

Site contains five games to test knowledge on the effects of drugs; enable students to write an article about drugs; the danger of drugs associated with HIV. Click on each game to load. Needs flashplayer.

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A lengthy game with lots of learning. Covers various aspects of electricity.

A simple electrical project to make a night light for your room.

Two interactive whiteboard activities introducing simple circuits.

A simple animation of an electrical circuit. Click on the cells in turn.

A game linking materials to their ability to conduct or insulate.

Advice on electrical safety and what to do if you see a shock victim.

An interactive rollercoaster design simulator. Requires Java.

Activity to model fossilisation

A game that involves changing the thrust of a lunar lander so that it can land safely.

Can you lift a 200kg hippopotamus, or generate enough electricity to illuminate a light bulb with the power of wind? These five Eureka! Games are based on real exhibits at TELUS World of Science. Click the arrow to get to the laser game

Get pupils to play around with this interactive demo to see how the Earth moves around the Sun. Can they describe what is going on with the Moon?

Simple matching game but also contains information about the planets.

Use straws to make a water pump to show centripetal force.

A game that involves changing the thrust of a lunar lander so that it can land safely.

An interactive multiple choice quiz about electricty, circuits and staying safe.

An interactive multiple choice quiz about electricty, circuits and staying safe.

Aimed at 16+ but some great gallery pictures and cool simulators for various types of microscope

Practical instruction guide for Students and Teachers

Experiments in pollen and seed germination, a teachers guide.

The Body is currently the best of modern cut out activities that now feature 3D organs to position. In several return visits you might also look at muscles, nerves and the skeleton.

Good animations on the history of the compound microscope. There are several interactive activities to try.

Good notes comparing plant and animal cells with a quick quiz to test knowledge.

Good background information on different organ systems.

A good animation in which pupils can learn about the four tissue types that make up the human body.

A series of activities that give pupils an opportunity to explore different aspects of fruits and seeds and to understand how (and why) they are dispersed. The activities presented here are suitable for pupils in age range 5 to 11, but should be adapted to suit the age and ability of the pupils.

Information and an activity based on compost.

Handy tips on using a light microscope and a guide to magnification.

A concept cartoon to explore ideas about plant growth. Has links to ideas and follow up activity. Click on the characters to see what they think.

A description of stem cells and a brief introduction to treatments that might use them.

An overview of the steps in protein synthesis. Transcription and translation are not mentioned.

A detailed description of transcription and translation, with images showing some of the steps.

A description of cell specialisation in plants, which includes cloning (cuttings), rooting hormones, meristems and phototropism.

A brief description of cell specialisation in animals, which includes the switching on and off of genes.

A description of plant and animal cells including the roles of cell components.

Teachers may want to read the section on ethics before recommending to students.

A page of information on how bacterial cells differ to animal cells.

A set of slides with commentary that describes fertilisation, embryo development and the growth of body tissues. Details look at stem cells and their use in treating conditions such as spinal injury, diabetes and heart disease. A quiz allows students to test their knowledge and an opinions section can be used to stimulate debate on the use of stem cells.

A lot deeper than needed at this level but some interesting activities and information none the less. Variation occurs in al living things and this can be used as a basis of classification

Some anatomical line drawings of bugs. Get pupils to devise a key to distinguish between them using their features.

Information handout for invertebrate families with a quiz/test at the end.

A huge online database of the Animal Kingdom. Contains lots of pictures, animal sounds and extensive links to other sites. Good for carrying out research into the animal kingdom. Written by school students for school students.

This website provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics.

Useful fact sheet for collecting and identifying minibeasts

Human and animal habitats are explored by considering different environments and the animals who live there. Activities include an interactive quiz and worksheets to test pupils' understanding of where different animals live and why they live there. They also provide an opportunity for further discussion.

Human and animal habitats are explored by considering different environments and the animals who live there. Activities include an interactive quiz and worksheets to test pupils' understanding of where different animals live and why they live there. They also provide an opportunity for further discussion.

Bitesize revision of MRS GREN (to tell the difference between living and non-living thing), followed by a short test self-test.

Set of links on different vertebrates. Each links to page with photos and short / medium amount of text. Also further links to websites with more info.

An introduction to classification, from kingdoms to species.

The term 'species' is defined, using dogs as an example.

A description of continuous and discontinuous variation.

An explanation of how inherited and environmental factors can cause variation.

A description of Darwin's theory of evolution.

A very detailed website which fully explains many aspects of classification. Much text and no interaction.

Handy fact sheet about Charles Darwin

Super section of the NHM website with information to satisfy all curiosity about dinosaurs

These animated slides come with an audio commentary. They describe Darwin’s development of the theory of evolution through natural selection. Beak type in Darwin’s Finches are used as an example of natural selection and evolution. The use of the fossil record to support evolution is explained. Peppered moth variation and the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are used as examples of evolution in action. The controversy caused by Darwin’s theory is discussed and this can be used to illustrate discussion and debate in science.

Research activity - could ask students to find 10 facts that interest them and give a presentation to the class

Research activity - could ask students to find 10 facts that interest them and give a presentation to the class

Descriptions of the main types of insects and information on how to identify them.

Table of information describing the classes and order of insects.

Information for students on protozoa

BBC Bitesize resources on what animals need to survive.

BBC bitesize resource on the characteristics of reptiles

BBC Bitesize resource on the characteristics of amphibians

BBC bitesize resource for age 5-7 on characteristics of fish.

Resource from BBC bitesize on insects.

A good site for revision, background reading or research. Lovely images but slow to load.

Photographs and information showing the effects of deforestation.

A labelled diagram showing the structure of a flowering plant.

A range of exciting teaching resources, including practical ideas, designed to stimulate and enthuse pupils about the world of plants. The resources have been written to help teachers deliver the topic in a variety of ways using a variety of teaching strategies.

Bitesize revision covering plants and photosynthesis. Includes information, an activity and a short test.

Well presented page on energy flow on ecosystems, with good animations. The emphasis is on energy transfers in the human food chain.

Practical instruction guide for Students and Teachers

Diagram showing the structure of a leaf. Explanation of the functions of some of the key parts of a leaf.

A brief description of the process of phototropism in plants, which includes the role of auxins.

Several linked pages which describe plant structure including xylem, phloem and the leaf.

Several linked pages which describe photosynthesis, limiting factors and the uses of glucose.

A series of linked pages which describe tropism, the role of hormones in this process and how hormones are used in agriculture.

A description of the advantages and disadvantages (including ethical concerns) of using biofuels and detail regarding common examples.

Linked pages which describe asexual reproduction, the process of cloning, stem cells and the ethics of these techniques.

Clear summary covering the structure of the leaf, photosynthesis, limiting factors, stomata (excellent animation) and transpiration. Quite detailed in places, but good students will be able to access exam questions and test. Exam questions (section 3) is a good revision activity.

How can we measure the rates at which photosynthesis takes place?

A virtual rocky shore to explore. Shows the different organisms living in different parts of the shore.

Some good information on food chains and food webs. There is a drag and drop flash exercise to test knowledge.

Useful fact sheet for collecting and identifying minibeasts

Information on energy transfer through a food chain.

Good pages from BBC bitesize on energy transfer in food chains. There is a good animation showing the amount of energy transferred at each stage of a food chain.

Information and an activity based on compost.

Extensive information on the mangroves of Singapore ecosystem and the factors that affect it.

Extensive backgoround information on the dynamics of various types of ecosystem.

Single page on energy transfer in food chains, with a flow diagram showing the energy 'losses' at each level.

Single clear page on food chains and webs. There is a linked activity in which pupils can construct their own food web.

Podcasts, articles, interviews, answers to your questions on a wide variety of topics.

Linked pages which describe food webs, interdepedence and pyramids of biomass.

A detailed description of parasitism and mutualism, including detailed examples.

A one page summary of the carbon cycle including a slide show.

A one page summary of the nitrogen cycle including a slide show.

Linekd pages describe several of the more common ecological sampling methods, why they are used and the general reasons for sampling.

A description of why some animals are endangered or extinct and how they can be helped, with a focus on whales and fish.

Research activity - could ask students to find 10 facts that interest them and give a presentation to the class

A great site with lots of info including ?microbes in the news? and a careers section. Also relevant for next lesson in the friend or foe section.

There are 11 pages in this electronic resource including: * Pathogens and disease * Barriers to infection * Acquired immunity * Immunisation * Medicines and the immune system * Vaccinations in the UK * Antibiotics * Immune system causes problems * HIV/AIDS Interactive features include the glossary, diagrams and some quiz questions

A nice clear summary, slightly interactive.

Teachers' domain lesson plan with handouts and links to useful 3 minute 'decomposers' video and flash 'energy flow' animation. Voice overs are American with band music background. Limited use website with only 10 uses.

Find out about how our immune system works and how vaccinations can be used to prevent us getting diseases.

Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. This timeline shows some of the main characters involved in explaining infectious diseases and working out how to treat them.

An overview of modern medicines used to treat infectious diseases by killing the pathogens that cause them. Includes information on antibiotic resistance, how medicines are developed and different types of medicines.

Key facts and important ideas that will help students with last minute revision about microbiology.

Micro-organisms play an important role in the production of many of the foods we eat and drink. Find out more and download recipes that use micro-organisms.

A range of age-specific resources that can be ordered from the Society for General Microbiology. Most of the resources can be ordered free of charge.

You could this activity at the start of the KS3 topic 'Microbes and Disease' . Print out and laminate the three PowerPoints, and stick them on the walls around the classroom. Each student goes round the room finding the information to fill in their summary sheet.

Symptoms, treatment, prevention of a number of diseases including HIV, flu, chickenpox, malaria.

A thought experiment from 'Active Assessment: thinking, learning and assessment in science ' on the millgate House Education website, useful for discussion and formative assessment.

An overview of types of bacteria and the illnesses they cause. Linked pages include viruses, immunity and culturing microorganisms.

A brief description of viruses and some of the diseases they cause. Linked pages include bacteria, immunity and culturing microorganisms.

Direct and indirect methods of transmission are covered. Linked pages include an overview of pathogens and animal/plant defences against infection.

Typical antibiotics are given, as well as their role and function. Linked pages include pathogens and their transmission.

An overview of the use of yeast in making bread and beer. Linked pages include making cheese and yoghurt with microorganisms.

An overview of fermentation. The equation given here has 'energy' as a product. Linked pages include the use of yeast to make bread and beer.

A one page summary of bacteria and viruses and the role they play in disease.

From the NHS website

A set of animated slides with audio commentary that allows students to explore how pathogens cause disease and the body’s subsequent immune response. Transmission of pathogens is discussed using examples of malaria, athlete’s foot and HIV/AIDS. Non-specific immunity, phagocytosis and antibody production in active immunity is covered. Immunisation and vaccination are explained in detail and the implications of immunisation programmes in society considered. An opinions section can be used to debate the benefits and risks of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) combined immunisation.

Teachers' domain lesson plan with handouts and links to useful 3 minute 'decomposers' video and flash 'energy flow' animation. Voice overs are American with band music background. Limited use website with only 10 uses.

A series of pages with details of a wide range of different ecosystems. Ideal for research and comparison tasks.

An overview of animal and plant adaptations. Linked pages provide detail of organisms in hot and cold climates.

A fully detailed and very specific webpage with much detail about Jane Goodall and her work.

A section of the Nobel Prize website which fully details Pavlov's experiment and its significance.

A webpage focussed upon Konrad Lorenz and his work on imprinting. A section of the Nobel Proze website.

Linked pages which describe asexual reproduction, the process of cloning, stem cells and the ethics of these techniques.

A description of cloniing which includes embryo transplants, and adult cell cloning. Linked pages include cloning in plants and GM.

A description of artifical cloning in plants only. Asexual reproduction (of plants) is covered in a linked page.

A description of the process of gene therapy. Problems with this treatment are discussed. Linked pages include genetic testing and the ethics of this.

A description of the advantages and disadvantages (including ethical concerns) of using biofuels and detail regarding common examples.

From the National Human Genome Research Institute. Simply a set of questions and detailed answers.

From a website called Gene Therapy. This page presents a well balanced arguement.

An introduction to the five states of matter. Interesting link to Bose-Einstein condensates. Some minor spelling errors (e.g. homogeneous and heterogeneous)

A brief summary of atomic structure, leading into pages on isotopes, relative atomic mass an relative formula mass.

A good summary from an American site of some key points on atomic structure.

A useful summary of how to work out electron configurations. The following page exemplifies these ideas.

The webs original periodic table and still one of the most useful. Clicking on an element gives a huge amount of information about it and its reactions.

Interactive Periodic table with information about elements.

A useful summary of the properties and reactions of Group 1 elements.

A useful summary of ionic bonding.

A concise summary over three pages of the contributions of Dobereiner, Newlands and Mendeleev to the development of the periodic table.

A useful summary of the main points on the halogens.

A useful summary of the main points on the transition metals.

Three pages that summarise the properties of metals, metallic bonding and superconductivity.

A series of linked pages that summarise atomic structure, isotopes and electron configuration. There is a quiz at the end.

A summary of the structure, bonding and properties of ionic, covalent and metallic solids.

A concise summary of the properties of the elements of Group 1 and Group 2.

A helpful summary of evidence for the particle model of matter.

A simple but helpful summary of compounds and formulae.

Some interactive activities for pupils helping them to think about what different objects are made from and why they are made out of that material.

The UK Salt Manufacturers' Association website, with lots of background information (maybe biased?) about common salt, its uses and health issues.

Explanation of dissolving in terms of the particle model, from the University of Leicester's science education department

Good background information on separating mixtures. There are rollover words in the text which advance the accompanying diagrams and a short key word quiz at the bottom of the page. The next page is on chromatography and its use in forensic science is highlighted.

Site gives clear information on different methods for separating mixtures. Lots of advertisements on pages may be distracting.

The first two pages outline methods for separating mixtures. The final page contains questions that can be addressed during an investigation.

A series of slides on solutions.

Pages explaining the difference between solutions and mixtures.

Three pages that summarise the important concepts in rates of reaction.

A summary of complete and incomplete combustion of hydrocarbon fuels.

A simple page that summarises thermal decomposition using transition metals as an example.

Four pages that summarise the thermal decomposition of limestone, the uses of limestone and the uses of limestone products.

A comprehensive summary of exothermic and endothermic changes over four pages with an interactive quiz at the end.

A concise but comprehensive summary of complete and incomplete combustion.

A simple guide to different types of chemical reaction.

A series of pages that review ionic equations and precipitation reactions, including testing for sulfate ions and halide ions.

A comprehensive summary of reaction rates and how to measure them.

A comprehensive summary of the effects of concentration, temperature, surface area and catalysts on reaction rates.

A simple summary of electrolysis.

BBC Bitesize resource on dissolving aimed at key stage 1 pupils.

Basic information and simple quiz question on the representation of elements and compounds by symbols

Clear simple explanation of some chemical reactions with particle diagrams, extended on the following few pages

Gives information on writing word and balancing simple symbol equations.

Page of links to worksheets covering topics including; solids, liquids, gases, dissolving and not dissolving, reversible and non-reversible chages and the changing states of water. Ideas for classroom activities are included on the worksheets.

A comprehensive summary of acids and bases from Bitesize with a quiz at the end.

A simple summary of making fertilisers using neutralisation reactions.

Three pages that review the concept of strong and weak acids, conductivity in acids and the reactions of acids.

A simple but helpful summary of compounds and formulae.

BBC Bitesize resources on what animals need to survive.

BBC bitesize resource on the characteristics of reptiles

BBC Bitesize resource on the characteristics of amphibians

BBC bitesize resource for age 5-7 on characteristics of fish.

Resource from BBC bitesize on insects.

How fire works, from the useful Howstuffworks site. Lots of detail and extension material about the uses and dangers of fire throughout history.

Gives lots of information about experiments you can perform. Includes photos and animations.

Gives a good description of how fireworks work and how they are launched into the sky.

Lots of information on combustion and why things burn as well as fire prevention. It also includes some suggested practical activities and interactive videos.

Page of links to worksheets covering topics including; solids, liquids, gases, dissolving and not dissolving, reversible and non-reversible chages and the changing states of water. Ideas for classroom activities are included on the worksheets.

A simple explanation of how oil is extracted from underneath the sea and some of problems associated with this process.

A concise explanation of the fractional distillation of crude oil.

A concise but comprehensive summary of complete and incomplete combustion.

A concise summary of the simplest alkanes.

Three pages that summarise the simplest alkenes and the addition polymerisation of ethene.

Four pages that cover the properties of polymers and how they explain their uses. Novel polymers such as Gore-Tex are also covered.

A collection of linked pages about alcohols and related compounds such as esters.

A concise summary of the formation and hydrolysis of esters.

A series of pages that revises alcohols, including fermentation, nomenclature and the hydration of ethene.

A series of pages that summarise the details of fats, emulsions and how to make soap.

A series of pages that revises carboxylic acids and esters.

Description of evaporation that can be read and listened to, together with an animation

A concise summary of oil formation and the process of fractional distillation.

A concise summary of polymerisation.

Page of links to worksheets covering topics including; solids, liquids, gases, dissolving and not dissolving, reversible and non-reversible chages and the changing states of water. Ideas for classroom activities are included on the worksheets.

A summary of how many metals can be extracted by reduction, the properties of metals and what they are used for. Alloys are also covered.

A clear and simple summary of rusting.

A clear and concise summary of metallic bonding.

A simple summary of superconductors, their uses and limitations.

A concise summary of the reduction of copper ore and the purification of copper by electrolysis.

A simple summary of electrolysis.

A page of revision notes that summarises how electrolysis is used to purify copper and to process brine.

A series of pages that revises electrolysis, including redox, predicting products, half equations and examples of industrial processes.

A summary of the structure, bonding and properties of ionic, covalent and metallic solids.

A summary of the blast furnace including the symbol equations.

A concise explanation of how aluminium is extracted using electrolysis.

A concise summary of rusting, with an animated experiment.

A comprehensive summary of how metals react with other substances and how a reactivity series can be constructed.

Short description and related experiment to try at home. A rich useful site designed for slightly younger children. Pity that the image bank and web links pages are empty! Ask students to also try the quiz.

A no-frills page of word equations for students to copy and complete, summarising the reactions of acids with metals, metal oxides, metal hydroxides, metal carbonates (and ammonia). The answers are hyperlinked.

Page of links to worksheets covering topics including; solids, liquids, gases, dissolving and not dissolving, reversible and non-reversible chages and the changing states of water. Ideas for classroom activities are included on the worksheets.

Four pages that summarise the thermal decomposition of limestone, the uses of limestone and the uses of limestone products.

Three pages that describe the structure and properties of three allotropes of carbon.

A concise summary of nanotechnology.

Three pages that summarise the chlor-alkali industry with a quiz at the end.

This page, and the one that follows it, contain a concise summary of the process of fermentation.

These four pages contain a comprehensive summary of the Haber process and the uses of ammonia.

Two pages that summarise paints and pigments, including colloids, thermochromic pigments and phosphorescent pigments.

A concise but comprehensive summary of materials used in the construction industry, including limestone and reinforced concrete.

A page of revision notes that summarises how electrolysis is used to purify copper and to process brine.

A comprehensive but wordy summary of hard and soft water.

A simple summary of the basics of the structure of a detergent molecule and how they work.

A series of pages that revises temporary and permanent hardness, testing for hardness and methods for softening water.

A series of pages that summarise the details of fats, emulsions and how to make soap.

A summary of the Haber process and an explanation of the factors that affect yield.

A comprehensive summary of how metals react with other substances and how a reactivity series can be constructed.

An animated summary of displacement reactions.

A guide on how some metals are extracted from their ores, with links to pages on some common metals. Uses symbol equations.

Gives information on writing word and balancing simple symbol equations.

Gives background information on different types of chemical reactions. Too technical for pupils.

A brief summary of flame tests for group 1 ions.

A simple summary of using sodium hydroxide to test for transition metal ions.

A simple summary of how to test for aqueous halide ions and sulfate ions.

A concise summary of chromatography, including the calculation of Rf values.

A series of worked examples to explain how titration calculations are completed.

A simple guide to different types of chemical reaction.

This is a very good resource for showing students some of the work that goes on within the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. It consists of a series of virtual tours through synthetic and analytical chemistry laboratories, a pilot plant and an automated chemistry laboratory. Additional information and explanations provide detail of equipment and activities in the locations.

A series of revision pages that cover relative formula mass, reacting masses, percentage yield and percentage composition.

Linked pages that cover the conservation of mass and mass calculations using chemical equations, with a quiz at the end.

A simple page that compares batch and continuous processes.

A series of worked examples to explain how titration calculations are completed.

Worked examples of a variety of different types of mole calculations.

A collection of worked examples to help students understand how to perform concentration calculations.

A sequence of revision pages that cover percentage composition and empirical formulae calculations.

A revision page that covers how to do calculations involving moles in solutions.

A series of pages that revises how to collect and measure gases, and how to do mole calculations with gases.

A concise summary of RAM, isotopes and moles.

A simple explanation of how to calculate the empirical formula of a compound.

How dimmer switches work - both the original and modern ways - from Howstuffworks. Adverts are annoying but it's worth it.

Biography of Galvani from corrosion-doctors.org - an odd website dedicated to combating corrosion. However, the biographies seem correct and authoritative.

Detailed history of the invention of the electric cell (battery) with a timeline and a useful list of links

An interactive activity all about lightning.

A page explaining how fuses in cars work.

Revision information on electrical circuits and symbols. Includes and interactive activity and a test.

A site that revises properties of waves, wave speed and ray diagrams.

A site with information and equations about reflection, refraction and critical angle.

Clear but quite detailed explanation of how steam engines work, from the excellent Howstuffworks site. Includes a nice simple animation.

A page of detailed information on the historical beginnings of theories of electricity and magnetism.Interesting early history of electricity & magnetism; however, unnecessary anti-religious bias, and it stops at Faraday with

4 pages explaining how circuit breakers work.

Irish site for years 5 and 6. Choose from topics on Energy and Forces, Living Things and Material. Teacher materials are available

A School Physics site with information about energy resources, forces and motion, how animals would fare in the Olympics and much more.

Lots of information about energy types and changes. Some misrepresentation of photosynthesis (which does not produce free glucose). Very occasional spelling errors (notably “phosporous”).

A page of information about fossil fuels.

An introduction to energy, the problems and possible solutions.

A site that revises properties of waves, wave speed and ray diagrams.

A site that revises sound and the electromagnetic spectrum.

A site that revises lenses and telescopes.

A series of pages that explain the basics of sound and hearing with a focus on ear protection at the end and self-test questions.

A site with information and equations about reflection, refraction and critical angle.

A comprehensive site covering circuits, energy resources and electricity generation.

This site introduces electromagnetic radiation and explores many aspects of visible light including the perception of color and the characteristics of lenses. Links to loads of online activities for students and teacher resources.

An animated interactive page explaining how lasers work.

A page discussing the issue of whether black and white are defined as colours. Pupils might need a bit of guidance in understanding the different primary colour systems.

A School Physics site with information about the eye, colour, reflection, refraction and much more.

A tour of the spectrum that begins with radio waves and takes you through microwaves, infrared radiation, light, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays, and gamma rays. Hover over the pictures to find out more.

A site that revises sound and the electromagnetic spectrum.

A site that clearly explains the sources, uses and dangers of the waves of the e.m. spectrum.

This article shows the mechanical systems that make hearing possible and traces the path of a sound, from its source to your brain. Nice animation of sound travelling though air.

Answers to some commonly asked questions about sound.

A school physics site with information about sound, the ear and much more.

A collection of pages that covers the ear, echoes, speed of sound, loudness and frequency.

Some info pages on how to make and break magnets.

Detailas of how electromagnets work with links to some uses of electromagnets.

Irish site for years 5 and 6. Choose from topics on Energy and Forces, Living Things and Material. Teacher materials are available

A page about the invention of the magnetic compass.

A school physics site with information about electromagnets, the Earth's magnetic field, uses of electromagnets and much more.

Explanation of how reed switches work. Examples of modern applications.

A site that revises types of charge, charging objects and safety.

A site that revises uses of electrostatics.

A comprehensive site covering circuits, energy resources and electricity generation.

Clear detailed account of how different types of (mostly household) thermometers work, from the excellent Howstuffworks site.

Reference information about heat and temperature for teachers or extension material for the brightest pupils.

Clear detailed account of how a Thermos flask works - a useful way of revising conduction, convection and radiation.

A very clear explanation of what happens at absolute zero, and how the Kelvin scale works. Nevertheless, this is likely to be beyond many pupils at this stage.

A page about the early history of thermometers and temperature scales.

A biography of Anders Celsius 1701-1744.

A biography of William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) 1824 - 1907. Server is not always stable.

A whimsical site that promotes an admiration for Lord Kelvin and his ideas.

A comprehensive look at heat. Direct students to scroll down to the section on NO SUCH THING AS

An interactive animated page explaining temperature and absolute zero.

A page on temperature scales and how a thermometer works.

Facts and fun about thermometers, including how to make a thermometer.

Facts and fun about refrigerators, including an experiment about food to do.

A page of background information about heat, temperature and thermometers.

A page of information about energy and heat flow. Very text heavy for primary but sections may be of use in class.

This page covers heat energy, expansion and energy transfer.

A School Physics site with information about conduction, convection, radiation and much more.

A comprehensive site covering circuits, energy resources and electricity generation.

A site that revises nuclear power stations, fission and fusion.

A site that revises the problems with ionising radiation and risk.

A site that revises nuclear power stations, fission and fusion.

A site that revises the problems with ionising radiation and risk.

A comprehensive site covering circuits, energy resources and electricity generation.

NOVA producer Sarah Holt tells how surprised she was to learn that there are 18 ways to make a baby. Please check suitability before using with your class.

In this interactive feature, explore the past, present, and future of your fertility as you may never have explored it before. Please review this site before directing your pupils to it.

An interactive timeline to show what happens week by week in the uterus with nice photos of a developing fetus. Please check suitability before directing your pupils here.

Nice detail of the menstrual cycle for the more able. Please check suitability before directing your pupils here.

An detailed comparison of barrier and chemical contraception written for teen-agers

An interactive that breaks IVF into 7 steps. Each interactive has a text description and an animation that illustrates the related anatomy and procedures.

Frank US teen magazine dedicated to sex education. Preview before showing to your class

Detail is given regarding oral contraceptives, fertility treatments and IVF.

One page focussed upon how gender is detemined in a fertilised ovum.

An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.

A student-friendly page about havign periods designed more for girls going through puberty than science teaching.

BBC Bitesize resources on parts of the human body introducing different organs.

BBC bitesize resource for ages 5-7 on staying healthy.

Inner Body - Human Anatomy Online. Teacher resource with systems overlaid on a body outline suitable for projecting on an IWB. Diagrams are detailed so choose with caution

Podcasts, articles, interviews, answers to your questions on a wide variety of topics.

A limited overview of the differences between type 1 and 2 diabetes.

Three pages which cover a balanced diet and BMI.

An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.

From the NHS website.

An engaging front page showing an imaginary town called Solusville where younger students can play a number of games which help them learn about food nutrition and health. You can click a hyperlink at the bottom middle of this page to see further links to all games in one place.

BBC bitesize resource for ages 5-7 on staying healthy.

Answer to this question from a cool FAQ site for kids, relating it to the need for oxygen

Photos and descriptive text of how fish and water animals breath. Lacks much interactivity, but is advert free. A good follow up resource.

Bitesize revision of respiration, leading to an activity and a short test.

Bitesize revision of the respiratory system, leading to an activity and a short test.

There are 8 pages in this electronic resource including information about: * Gas exchange * The respiratory system * Breathing * Asthma * Treating asthma * Artifical lung Interactive features include a glossary, quiz questions and diagrams. Could also be used in year 9 unit 9B.

Respiration in an Accent of Everest Context. Diagrams and text of the respiratory system. Some overlap with the cardiovascular system.

Set of handouts, lesson objectives and web links for an activity on hay fever and its effect on the respiratory system.

Teachers page with graded definitions and lots of links to further site (these have not all been checked).

Bitesize revision of gas exchange, leading to an activity and a short test.

Information on lungs, including the role they play in our respiratory system and how to keep your lungs healthy.

Information on the heart and circulatory system, including how to keep your heart healthy.

A diagram, some information and links to further websites.

A site with sections on reactions, elements, light, electricity, plants and the body.

The respiratory system, breathing and gas exchange all feature in this interactive web resource. The resource also looks at what happens when the respiratory system does not work as it should - for example when someone has asthma.

Good background information on different organ systems.

A short simple summary of anaerobic respiration on a GCSE site but suitable for 11-14 year olds.

Three linked pages which cover respiration in detail. Aerobic and anaerobic respiration are covered. The difference between this and health is identified.

An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.

Brief notes on the components of the blood.

A brief description of the adaptations of the three blood vessels.

A brief description of the heart and how it beats.

Students can use this resource to learn about lung structure and function. Split into sections, processes such as gas exchange, exercise and breathing rate, effects of smoking and other lung disorders. Asthma, its causes and treatment, are described in detail. Aimed at more able students, there is a lot of information and good diagrams, as well as self-test questions.

Students can use this resource to learn about lung structure and function. Split into sections, processes such as gas exchange, exercise and breathing rate, effects of smoking and other lung disorders. Asthma, its causes and treatment, are described in detail. Aimed at more able students, there is a lot of information and good diagrams, as well as self-test questions.

Students can learn about circulation in humans. The materials are quite detailed, containing good illustrations and animations. The materials cover the structure of the heart and blood vessels. White and red blood cells are described, as is the carriage of oxygen in the blood. Disorders such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension is explained.

A fairly in-depth page with a nice data collecting activity at the end.

A range of information on genes and inheritance, including: what are genes? What do genes do? Information on cloning and inheritance and what happens when things go wrong. Some information is more advanced than required at this stage.

A teaching resource with worksheets, links and pupil activities relating to recent media stories including the Human Genome Project.

Making use of an interactive slide show, this lesson provides students with an opportunity to consider the concept of heredity in the context of the periodical cicadas

Information on the Human Genome Project from the ABPI schools site.

A lot deeper than needed at this level but some interesting activities and information none the less. Variation occurs in al living things and this can be used as a basis of classification

Podcasts, articles, interviews, answers to your questions on a wide variety of topics.

One page focussed upon what DNA, genes and chromosomes are and how they are related.

One page focussed upon how gender is detemined in a fertilised ovum.

Detail regarding red-green colour blindness, sickle cell anaemia and cystic fibrosis. Genetic testing is discussed.

BBC Scotland's nine page section on inheritance is comprehensive and detailed. Phenotypes, genotypes and monohybrid crosses are covered.

Students select key genetic words from a drop down list. They can then listen to a scientist describe the term or read about it on screen. The detail here is high and the number of terms is large. The letter 'A' has ten terms including 'ACGT', 'AIDS', 'Adenine', and 'Allele'.

A set of slides with commentary that describe DNA and genes in the nucleus, before looking at the process of genetic engineering. Examples illustrate the uses of genetic engineering including pest-resistant crops and the production of human insulin from modified. A quiz allows students to test their knowledge and an opinions section can be used to stimulate debate on the use of genetic engineering.

Glossary of key terms for genetics.

A detailed description of the brain and how it stores memory. This is from the 2006 GCSE science specification.

An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.

A set of animated slides, with audio and text commentary, explain how the nervous system and brain are responsible for sensing surroundings and processing information. Nerve cells are described, including neurotransmitters and the transmission at a synapse explained. Conditions such as depression and dementia are discussed in terms of neural network damage and neurotransmitter imbalances. The action neuroactive medications, and their possible side effects, are described. The slides are highly visual and provide an excellent way of explaining these difficult processes. Activities, a quiz and stimulus materials allow the topic to be extended.

Typical antibiotics are given, as well as their role and function. Linked pages include pathogens and their transmission.

An overview of homeostasis with detailed descriptions of maintaining temperature and blood sugar on adjacent pages.

An index page with student-friendly information about organs, skeleton, puberty, muscles and the nervous system.

A webpage from Cancer Research UK which explains what monoclonal anitbodies are, how they can be used and what side effects they have.

Typical antibiotics are given, as well as their role and function. Linked pages include pathogens and their transmission.

A detailed look at legal and illegal drugs and the effects they have upon the body. Tobacco and alcohol are covered in detail.

A section from the 'drinkaware.co.uk' website.

An overview of the steps in protein synthesis. Transcription and translation are not mentioned.

A limited overview of hormones in the human body with a diagram to show the location of the glands that produce them.

A detailed description of enzymes, the lock and key hypothesis and limiting factors.

The BBC's extremely rich solar system site, with lots of info on the sun, planets, asteroids etc., lovely photos and games including a solar system jigsaw

Solar system pages from rich kids' astronomy website. Includes information about our moon and other planets' satellites, also comets and asteroids, also a Make a Solar System game

Homepage of the SETI Research Institute, giving lots of details about the search for extraterrestrial life. The interactive game mentioned in the curriculum notes seems to have disappeared, however.

An excellent, comprehensive and rich astronomy site for children with information, resources and games on a wide variety of topics. Activities for a variety of ages & levels including primary school. Adverts can be annoying.

See which bits of our brains do what and how our senses work with the menu on the left.

A series of interactive pages with explanations of how telescopes have developed from the 1600's to the present day, with supporting pages on the underlying science concepts.

Podcasts, articles, interviews, answers to your questions on a wide variety of topics.

Animated information about different sources and methods of producing electricity that we use in our homes.

A School Physics site with information about comets, eclipses, tides and much more.

A site that revises redshift, Doppler Effect and the Big Bang theory.

A site that revises the solar system, galaxies, distances and space exploration.

A site that revises the life cycle of stars and evidence for the Big Bang.

Information about different orbits and their uses.

This website allows students to learn about the phases of the moon independantly. Students download a Word document and use the embedded video clips and links to answer the questions on the sheet.

Interactive information about some sources of energy that includes questions, images, writing and verbal.

This section includes: Sources of light Seeing objects

Downloadable files with lots of clear background info and pictures about fossils and rock cycle (look down the list) from the UK Fossils Network.

Homepage for Earth Today and Tomorrow gallery at the Natural History Museum, with some information about weathering and soil erosion (also climate change and other topics).

Clear accessible background reading materials on the rock cycle, Earth structure, plate tectonics, atmosphere, etc from Moorlands School. Please note: a few links are broken.

Downloadable files with lots of clear background info and pictures about fossils and rock cycle (look down the list) from the UK Fossils Network.

These pages describe the major fossil groups that are commonly found.

Four pages that provide a concise summary of how to recognise different types of rock.

This is a interactive website in which students can investigate the structure of the Earth, and learn how our current continents started as Pangaea. They can also study in detail what happens at the boundaries of tectonic plates, including convergence, divergence and transform boundaries. They can take a quiz at the end to test their new knowledge.

Students can investigate different examples of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and learn how they are formed. They can then specifically look at the how metamorphic rocks are formed from igneous or sedimentary ones. Then they are shown how all that they have learned fits together into the rock cycle. They can take a quiz at the end to test themselves.

A brief summary of the three types of rock.

A brief summary of the three types of rock.

This section includes: Sources of light Seeing objects

Web pages that explain different cycles that regulate the Earth and the atmosphere. Cycles covered include: energy, carbon, nitrogen, water, rock cycle, atmosphere and water.

Excellent photographs and explanations about global warming. Photos would make a good presentation lesson

Lots of information on water pollution. Some of the pages are quite wordy.

Clear accessible background reading materials on the rock cycle, Earth structure, plate tectonics, atmosphere, etc from Moorlands School. Please note: a few links are broken.

Effects of energy use on the environment and global warming explained.

Information and a wroksheet on changing sounds.

Some info to read and a 'try at home' task

A website devoted to the life and work of Galileo, and his contributions to the development of scientific thought particularly the heliocentric model of the Solar System. Very interesting, but not very accessible for KS3 pupils.

Relatively simple explanation of how GPS receivers work, from the excellent Howstuffworks site. Much too complex for most KS3 pupils, but teachers will find it useful background.

NASA site for kids and the public about living in space, including videos and simulations. Some material is quite complicated. Kids may well be most interested in the space toilet...

An introduction to the ideas of Aristotle on motion and how Galileo's ideas laid the foundation for their overthrow.

An fun animation about falling objects set in Pisa. Would be good for extension work as some of the explanations are at quite a high level e.g. Equations.

US Energy Administration Information website that provides an introduction to the concept of energy, its different forms, units of measurement, energy and the environment, games and activities.

From the US Energy Administration website, this introduces the basics of energy.

A page about the forms, conservation and sources of energy. Better for more able, even then, they would need a focus e.g. turn this info into a poster/spider diagram.

Useful background information for teachers and pupils with higher reading ages for Eco School activities and cross curricular links with Humanities and PSHCE, though statistics refer to US.

A brief description of energy efficiency and energy conservation, suitable for pupils, from the US Energy Administration Information site

A simple summary of the role of the ozone layer and the effect that CFCs have had on it.

A series of pages that revises the chemistry of the ozone layer.

This page contains a useful summary of the key concepts of Green Chemistry.

A comprehensive summary of the evolution and composition of the atmosphere.

A School Physics site with information about energy resources, forces and motion, how animals would fare in the Olympics and much more.

A site that revises forces, mass and acceleration and the link between forces and stopping distance.

A site that revises forces involved in braking, and thinking, braking and stopping distances.

Information on the rock cycle from Oxford Museum of Natural History. Children can click on different stages of the cycle to read a description. Has a short test too.

A comprehensive site that covers forces, motion and pressure

A comprehensive site that covers forces, motion and pressure

A wealth of information about mechanics, very clearly presented.

Students can investigate different examples of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and learn how they are formed. They can then specifically look at the how metamorphic rocks are formed from igneous or sedimentary ones. Then they are shown how all that they have learned fits together into the rock cycle. They can take a quiz at the end to test themselves.

A series of pages about hydraulics and how they are used in machines, includes videos.

Animated diagram of a simplified master cylinder with two slaves included in an explanation of how brakes work.

An example of pressure in the real world. Could get pupils to draw the diagram and write a simplified explanation of how it works for homework. Quite complex.

An explanation of levers, including the three classes of levers.

A 'Triple Crossed' cross-curricular activity for teams of pupils to work through to evaluate evidence and form opinions whilst gaining background knowledge on Space milestones and the space race. Particularly good for 11-14 pupils or as extension/ interest at 8-11 age range.

A School Physics site with information about energy resources, forces and motion, how animals would fare in the Olympics and much more.

A site that revises speed and distance time graphs.

A site that revises forces, mass and acceleration and the link between forces and stopping distance.

A site that revises forces involved in braking, and thinking, braking and stopping distances.

Read through the site to learn about how brakes work

A comprehensive site that covers forces, motion and pressure

A wealth of information about mechanics, very clearly presented.

A School Physics site with information about energy resources, forces and motion, how animals would fare in the Olympics and much more.

A site that revises elastic materials and Hooke's Law.

Information about different orbits and their uses.

A comprehensive site that covers forces, motion and pressure

A wealth of information about mechanics, very clearly presented.

A comprehensive explanation of projectiles with animations.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online physics tutorial written for physics students aged 14 – 16. This section covers circular motion. Students check their understanding after each section with self-check questions. There are some useful animations in the Multimedia Studios section on the site.

Information about different orbits and their uses.

A comprehensive site that covers forces, motion and pressure

A wealth of information about mechanics, very clearly presented.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online physics tutorial written for physics students aged 14 – 16. This section covers momentum and momentum conservation. The material is high level. Students check their understanding after each section with self-check questions. There are some useful animations in the Multimedia Studios section on the site.

A site that revises elastic materials and Hooke's Law.

A wealth of information about mechanics, very clearly presented.

A Word file with a body picture to put together. Needs no colouring, no scissors and it uses so much less time than cut and stick. Some terms are beyond syllabus.

A fairly uninspiring menu page, but 3 excellent Flash activities. Students can work their own way through the intro and labelling exercise and then on to the summary test. Also access background info in word format from drop down list box.

Free trial of 3D plant and animal cells diagrams. Quite advanced.

A drag and drop activity in which you label the parts of a plant cell.

This site involves placing organs against a body outline. It also deals with organ systems. Could be used with an IWB coupled with the teacher's own commentary for introducing students to the workings of the human body and the levels of organisation.

Colourised EM images of insects, bacteria, moulds, bedbugs, head louse... Each links to a short paragraph about the organism and a larger image.

3 useful clips of different seeds (corn, sunflower, arabidopsis) germinating from under the soil in darkness to above ground views of seedlings. The corn clip shows what happens if seeds are planted upside down. The accompanying text is fine for the teacher but would need some simplification for the pupils.

A clever animation from The University of Utah.

This animation is brief and misses out key steps that students may need to know. It is useful as an overview and comparison.

Great 4.5 min clip from BBC’s Blooming History to share with the class when learning about photosynthesis- years 5-9 good for showing how scientific understanding (in this case photosynthesis) developed through several people discovering different things

great 4 minute clip showing van Helmont’s experiment with willow trees to discover why they got heavier. Complements the concept cartoon on why plants get bigger very well. Good for considering how experimentation and evidence is needed --- but conclusions are not always 100%! Good for science history too and discussing factors that can influence scientific progress He considered the question

Illustrated PowerPoint presentation on grouping and identifying living things. Concentrates on vertebrates and invertebrates.Organisms are shown classified into only two kingdoms, (plants and animals). Not all fish lay eggs in water (some are viviparous).

PowerPoint presentation on the classification of vertebrate groups. The PowerPoint also contains some useful links.

A 'webquest' in which the class may be divided up into groups to research a specific group of organisms. Contains clear instructions.“Mammals and animal generalist” (under “The Process”) sets a bad example, since mammals are animals. Many of the links do not work. Occasional spelling errors, notably “chloryphyll”.

A single web page that describes the characteristics of vertebrates and invertebrates. Clearly presented diagrammatically.

Using random sampling to measure the abundance (the amount) of different species on an area of grassland.

This resource is designed to give students an opportunity to see how systematic sampling can be used to: •investigate changes in species richness across a footpath •the distribution of species across a footpath

A nice simple animated summary slide showing the reactants and products of photosynthesis

Interactive information page and questions on the structure of a leaf.

Details and results of the experiments to show light and carbon dioxide are required for photosynthesis.

The Elodea experiment instructions measuring the effect of light intensity on photosynthesis

A nice clear animation on transpiration but no explanations. Appropriate and entertaining, but needs complementary material / instruction.

A nice animation on transpiration for the more able - very attractive but will require a lot of explanation. Concepts of water potential and the different routes of water uptake are quite advanced.

A simple experiment to show water transport in plants.

An excellent, visual and reliable experimental procedure for demonstrating the production of gas from photosynthesis. Can be used to investigate the effect of limiting factors.

A simple way of growing garlic roots for the root tip squash practical (a modification of the method using polystyrene ceiling tiles).

A practical using algae to look at the rate of photosynthesis by ‘immobilising’ the algae as algal balls.

A simple practical for investigating the germination of seeds. Directions for carrying out a number of investigations, such as measuring the seedling roots.

A simple technique to help students design an investigation to try and find out more about this how plants respond to light.

This resource takes a lively approach to the advantages of growing plants hydroponically, and looks at the nutrients the plants will need.

A series of practicals designed to help pupils aged 12 - 16 years to explore the factors affecting: plant growth, reproduction, variation, classification, adaptation

Linked pages which explain what fertilisers are, how they are made and what eutrophication is.

Great 4.5 min clip from BBC’s Blooming History to share with the class when learning about photosynthesis- years 5-9 good for showing how scientific understanding (in this case photosynthesis) developed through several people discovering different things

great 4 minute clip showing van Helmont’s experiment with willow trees to discover why they got heavier. Complements the concept cartoon on why plants get bigger very well. Good for considering how experimentation and evidence is needed --- but conclusions are not always 100%! Good for science history too and discussing factors that can influence scientific progress He considered the question

How do animals and plants adapt to survive winter conditions? Printable cards with info for pupils to tabulate.

Gives some good information on how organisms are adapted to various environments and how man is making an impact on natural environment. Should have made clear why humans were not involved in dinosaur extinction!

Outstanding website dealing with deforestation and conservation. A wonderful resource with stunning photography. Material can be used with ages 10-14

Using random sampling to measure the abundance (the amount) of different species on an area of grassland.

This resource is designed to give students an opportunity to see how systematic sampling can be used to: •investigate changes in species richness across a footpath •the distribution of species across a footpath

Animated sequence on food chains and food webs. There is a gap-fill exercise to complete at the end.

Notes on how energy is transferred between organisms in a deciduous forest. Illustrated with an energy pyramid and links to a page showing the forest food web.

A web site detailing how compost is generated by decomposers. It contains links to some good pages on the role Earthworms play in recycling nutrients. The reference to “vitamins” in compost is woolly and not rigorous. Effects of compost on soil structure and moisture retention could be better emphasised.

Illustrated web pages that explains what decomposers are with hyperlinks to explainations of other terms used in ecology.

Good web page on decomposers. There is a 3 minute QuickTime video that explains their role in recycling nutrients. Also some lesson plans and links to other resources.

Linked pages describe common examples of air and water pollution, their causes and their effects.

A brief outline of what organic farming is and some of the techniques involved.

Some experiments based on the science of bread, looking at how yeast works and how sugar affects CO2 production.

Colourised EM images of insects, bacteria, moulds, bedbugs, head louse... Each links to a short paragraph about the organism and a larger image.

Images and information on different microbes - including which are 'good' and which are 'bad' to us.

A guide to observing different microbes, including: algae or protozoa on unstained wet mounts, and bacteria or fungi in a petri dish.

An information page on the properties and uses of solids, liquids and gases.

A page introducing solids, followed by ones on liquids and gases with quizes.

A page explaining how matter changes state.

An animated slideshow explaining the particle theory of matter.

An animated interactive page on solids, liquids and gases. Note the particles are too far apart in the solid and liquid.

Description and simple animation showing diffusion.

Revision summary with animations and interactive activities, covering expansion and contraction, pressure in gases and diffusion.

Gives an overview of the difference between a chemical and a physical change.

A narrated 'lesson' about the elements

Revision notes on separating mixtures from BBC Bitesize. Clear information

Page contains information about how distillation works. There is a link to a flash animation of ethanol / water. Not much detail.

Good notes and drop-down box interactive activities on solutions. The site links the information to solutions and suspensions encountered in everyday life. Explore to page 14.

An excellent resource on dissolving. There are several video clips on the page to help with the explanations plus a link to some good teachers notes and historical information. Requires Quicktime for the videos

A large resource that contains some good animations of how substances dissolve. Requires Java to run (free download)

Worksheet detailing how to do the experiment, with notes for teachers and technicians. You may need to alter the worksheet instructions.

Worksheet outlining an experiment on the effect of dissolved salt on the boiling point of water.

Set of lesson plans, with introduction activities and then experimental procedure for investigating solubility of sugar in water. 2 extension activities.

A useful summary of different types of mixture, including solutions and colloids. Also covers solubility at different temperatures.

Clear animation of salt dissolving that can be enlarged for projecting onto a white board and descriptive text of the steps.

Short but well explained flash animation of NaCl dissolving in water.

Use chromatography to find the hidden colours in black ink. You could also try other inks and dyes.

Matching exercises on separating mixtures.

Word fill asking students to associate states (s, l, g) and properties (element / compound / mixture) with common substances

Animated classroom scene showing simple demonstration that gases have mass

Quiz relating to atoms and elements

Word fill asking students to associate states (s, l, g) and properties (element / compound / mixture) with common substances

A 'hot potatoes' quiz on elements, compounds and mixtures. Useful for pupils to check their understanding.

A good slide show to explain the differences between mixtures, elements and compounds. The language is a bit technical but it conveys a lot of useful information.

Some good background information on elements and compounds. Includes interactive questions within the text.

Bitesize teacher resource on classifying materials

Interactive Periodic table with information about elements.

Lots of information about copper from the Copper Development Association, including a history of how it has been extracted and used for the past 60 centuries.

The best periodic table that I have come across for kids.

A short (1 min 36 sec) video clip to introduce separating materials, including: filtration, evaporation and distillation.

Word fill exercise on burning and products

Multiple-choice quiz from Doc Brown's Chemistry Clinic. The questions vary each time the page is loaded. Some questions test knowledge of upper sec info, but some questions are good for developing scientific awareness and skills

Flash demo covering chemical changes with quiz and activities at the end. A couple of tiny textual oddities

Gives an overview of the difference between a chemical and a physical change.

Contains videos and photographs of some chemistry reactions.

Clear information with animations and interactive flash activities on chemical reactions. Free registration is required to access the resource.

Excellent Flash diagram with additional labels and state changing labels. Would work well as revision lesson or with projector / Interactive White Board.The quiz is probably too difficult for most primary kids

Simple drag and drop activity on the pH scale from Doc Brown's Chemistry Clinic.

Crossword from Creative Chemistry on acids, alkalis and salts

Introduction to acids, bases and the pH scale related to the numbers of H+ and OH- ions present with quiz

Site has pictures of metal ores, their formulae, properties and uses with links to other pictures and information

Simple explanation of the reaction between acids and metal carbonates, with an exercise and a quiz

Clear and easy for students to use. Activity on sand, sugar, coffee, salt and flour and their solubility in water. Follow up quiz on what they have observed. Requires Flash.

Linked pages which explain what fertilisers are, how they are made and what eutrophication is.

A fun activity in which pupils learn to write balanced symbol equations.

Animations showing different electrolysis reactions and testing the products.

Pages introducing chemical reactions and rates of reaction from Chem4Kids. Also pages on catalysts. Quiz at the end of each page.

Gives an overview of the difference between a chemical and a physical change.

Instructions on how to make a lemon battery.

A simple electrical project to make a night light for your room.

A site that revises properties of waves.

An animation that shows waves going from air to two different media

Biography of Michael Faraday - one of the greatest experimentalists of all time, who made many pivotal discoveries in electricity and magnetism. Clearly written.

A lesson plan that shows how to use paper cups to show how well water conducts.

A visually appealing clip, set to music, showing how a magnetic field can be applied to produce some amazing effects in a ferromagnetic fluid. Just for the awe factor, useful for stimulating questions and discussion.

You tube clip. Looks like a movie special effect but is what happens when a magnetic field is applied to a ferrromagnetic liquid. Useful for discussion on magnetic materials and for stimulating questions.

A video that shows how people did magic tricks using glass and reflection

Make your own periscope.

Information and a wroksheet on changing sounds.

Animations show how sound travels through the air.

The Ear diagram to label.

The pathway of sound vibrations going through the ear to the brain. Simple blank worksheet with no explanation.

Worksheet: Simple literacy activity where pupils are required to answer questions from the text. May be too simple for age 13+.

Nice experiment worksheet, could be adapted to do as a homework activity.

Instructions on how to make musical instrument with craft sticks and rubber bands.

A site that revises infrared radiation and conduction, convection and radiation, evaporation and condensation.

A site that revises types of energy, energy transfer, efficiency and Sankey diagrams.

A site that revises types of energy, energy transfer, efficiency and temperature.

A site that revises conduction, convection, radiation and efficiency.

A multiple choice quiz from Doc Brown on magnetism and electromagnetism.

A video showing the use of magnetism to separate iron from waste (1:19 min). Also covers aluminium and plastics.

A video about the Japanese maglev train.

A site that revises basic electrical quantities, power and paying for electricity.

An extreme temperature line. Pupils will have experience of a tiny part of this line, which ranges from absolute zero to the core of a Star. Note that the scale is logarithmic and in Kelvin.

A lesson plan with resources to encourage pupils to estimate temperature.

A site that revises a.c. and d.c. electromagnetic induction, power production and efficiency.

A site that revises transformers and the National Grid.

A clear animation that shows how a simple motor works.

An animation that shows how an AC generator works.

An animation of the fission of a uranium nucleus..

An animation of a fusion reaction.

A site that revises electrical power and the cost of electricity

A site that revises how we generate electricity including the pros and cons of each method, and the National Grid,

A site that revises a.c. and d.c. electromagnetic induction, power production and efficiency.

A site that revises basic electrical quantities, power and paying for electricity.

Learn about energy transfer and efficiency, and watch a movie about The Energy Detective

Lots of info/advice aimed at new mums and mums to be, with a particularly useful glossary. Please check suitability before directing your pupils here.

A fun activity looking at the effect of various lifestyle choices on sperm activity. You will need to register with ASE's UPD8 scheme (fast and free) to download this resource.

TES iboard. Click each picture and hear the activity. Choose between 4, 6 and 8 activities for your day and put them in the right order. Listen to the playback to check your choices.

A spreadsheet activity using nutritional data from food labels.

Animation of absorption of small molecules into the blood. Apparent odd error in colour scheme - surely proteins are pink, not green?

Good site for research and project work with information on a healthy diet and food labels. From the Food Standards Agency

A quiz, drag and drop activity, worksheets and revision summary. One word file (amylase) seems to be corrupted. Indophenol is the blue indicator referred to in the 'testing for vitamin' C worksheet.

Animations to show enzymes breaking down long chains into smaller molecules. No words of explanation!

Short animation to show the passage of food through the body, focussing on specific areas where food is broken down and absorbed.

A really fun cartton of what happens to food in the digestive system and how it is used.

A video to show what happens inside the human body when food is digested.

Lesson plan describing a hands on approach to discovering how the digestive system works.

An activity to introduce the organs and systems of the body and what their functions are.

4 digestive system word games. The matching pairs and word search lend themselves particularly well to interactive white board use.

Activity to find out how much food is needed to provide the energy for various activities. Worksheets available.

A 1 minute video of the human circulatory system about how the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins work together to pump oxygen rich blood around the human body.

This free trial animation shows your pupils how the chambers and valves of the heart function in order to pump blood around the body. This resource includes an animated schematic of the circulatory system. The interactive labels provide you with a number of class activities for teaching your pupils the structure of the heart. It does however have the word preview over the picture.

A GCSE revision page but nice clear format makes the content accessible to 11-14 years olds too.

A nice animation summary of the plant respiration word equation.

Unlabeled diagram to add the structure labels. Terms defined below diagram. Could easily be projected and used as a class activity with matching copy for students.

A 1 minute video of the human circulatory system about how the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins work together to pump oxygen rich blood around the human body.

An activity that allows students to use DNA profiles and other forms of evidence to solve a fictional murder.

A set of 3 worksheets, suitable for Key Stage 3 or 4 (ages 11-16) that explore the science and surprises behind plant DNA. What it is How it works How we put it to use

A short but clear animation in which the structure and function of the kidneys is explained.

Java based animation explaining the phases of the Moon.

Pick your nearest world city (or one that takes your fancy) to create a customisable sky map at that location.

Interesting and accessibly written site from the US public TV programme NOVA about the origin of the moon, giving the main theories considered.

An animation of day and night

An animation that shows the phases of the Moon and why we see them

Information and video clips about fossils and fossil formation from BBC nature.

An animated page showing convection currents in the Earth's mantle.

Observe an animation of convection currents in the Earth's mantle.

A brief introduction, via a you tube video on this website, to electricity and electrical safety.

Amn interactive activity to help children learn about changing sounds.

A 50second clip of video images set to music. Shows variety of animal and human ears and ways in which we listen to sounds. Can be used as a stimulus for a discussion or investigation or survey.

Video archive from BBC News Online, showing Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin on the moon, with other archive info

Interesting and accessibly written site from the US public TV programme NOVA about the origin of the moon, giving the main theories considered.

Linked pages which explain what fertilisers are, how they are made and what eutrophication is.

Short video from PBS that introduces different sources of energy and their effects on the environment. It also explains how electricity is produced from coal. It is set in America, but the information is general.

An animation to show a ball falling under gravity on the Earth and the Moon

Buoyancy explained with a simple experiment

Lesson plan idea with a link to pupils info page.

Interesting facts for the more able- but use with caution as many pupils will just be confused!

Some keywords for this unit to display around the classroom.

A lesson plan to introduce forces and their effect on motion.

A simple crossword puzzle on forces.

A fun activity where pupils use the forces of thrust and gravity to control the flight of a balloon.

An activity to try with a skateboard relating to movement and friction.

Lesson plan for using a lever and designing a catapult.

This applet shows a symmetrical lever with some interactive mass pieces to balance, can be used to show The Principle of Moments.

Worksheet PDF printable. Slight variation of the meter rule see-saw balancing experiment. Can be used with part 2 see details separately.

Worksheet PDF printable.You may wish to use this results recording page for some pupils with the experiment detailed in part 1.

The moon’s apparent shape changes in a predictable way. These changes may be explained by the moon’s motion relative to the earth and sun. An animated slide show followed by short test to check understanding.

A short clip on RI Channel that explains why Mars appears red, though in fact the surface does not look red in photos. Also links to changing materials

Three page slideshow summary of how resistance affects acceleration.

Teaching guide for activities investigating the effects of streamlining. Links to a pupil page on

A clear explanation of Speed, Distance and Time graphs- rather too much maths for most KS3 pupils however

A fun activity where pupils use the forces of thrust and gravity to control the flight of a balloon.

Some keywords for this unit to display around the classroom.

An activity to try with a skateboard relating to movement and friction.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online physics tutorial written for physics students aged 14 – 16. This section covers Students check their understanding after each section with self-check questions. There are some useful animations in the Multimedia Studios section on the site.

An animation that shows an elastic collision between two trolleys of equal mass

An animation that shows what happens in an inelastic collision.

An animation that show an explosion of two trolley on unequal mass.

A brief introduction, via a you tube video on this website, to electricity and electrical safety.

A well-made powerpoint quiz on classifying vertebrates. Needs to be saved.

A quiz in which pupils use a key to identify 20 different animals.

The resource contains a printable worksheet which pupils can fill in when accessing the pages on each kingdom. There are also links to short quizzes and puzzles. Watch out for occasional typos and mention that yeast is a fungi not a bacteria!

This resource provides a good overview of animals and plants and lots