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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.

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.

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.

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

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 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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

A simple introduction to photosynthesis.

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

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.

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.

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