top picks
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.

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.

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