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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 '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.

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.

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

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