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The Open Door Website

A research and reference site for students and teachers in biology, chemistry, technology, physics and electronics. Well laid out and with good diagrams this looks like a very useful site.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-16 year olds
The Circulatory System

The circulatory system is explained with excellent diagrams and animations. Learn the different types of blood vessels and that substances are exchanged between blood and cells at capillary walls.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
The Respiratory System

Learn the structure and function of the respiratory system. It has excellent diagrams with a simple step by step explanation. Works well on an interactive whiteboard.

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Not tablet friendly

11-14 year olds
Cell Structure and Function

Learn the names and functions of some of the structures found in plant and animal cells. Excellent step-by-step diagrams with an oral explanations. Test your knowledge in the quiz.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

11-14 year olds
Forces Lab

Really good interactive diagrams which show real-life forces and actions which affect buildings and structures like bridges.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

11-14 year olds
Triangle Sort

You can learn how Venn Diagrams work here when you have to sort the 2D shapes into two groups: triangles and other shapes.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
Ancient Civilizations

This site from the British Museum has information on ancient civilizations and is organised in themes; cities, technology, trade, writing, buildings and religion. It includes photographs, diagrams, a Mesopotamian creation story and a game.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
Castle shapes

Identify 2d and 3d shapes and their properties in the context of a castle. Use Venn diagrams to sort shapes according to their curved faces and vertices.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Anatomy of the Heart and Lungs

An animation of the heart in action and oxygenation of the lungs. Excellent diagrams which you can zoom in on. Super animation of heart valves in action accessible from the drop down list.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

14-16 year olds
The Water Cycle

An illustrated explanation of the water cycle. There is advice on how to use water wisely and diagrams to colour.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

11-14 year olds
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