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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 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 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!

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.

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.

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

A prettyintroduction to the digestive system.

Great games for exploring a healthy diet

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

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

Lung anatomy and an interactive feature on asthma.

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