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Where we Live

Learn about the different sorts of homes people live in. A Welsh site so one activity is more applicable to pupils in Wales, but the rest are appropriate for any area of the UK. Superb for use on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-7 year olds
Meanders and Floodplains

Excellent animations to show how meanders and floodplains are formed. Suitable for use on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Country Profiles

These country profiles by the BBC provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories around the world. They also feature audio or video clips from BBC archives.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
Depressions

An animation explaining how depressions form over the British Isles and the type of weather they bring.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
About Antarctica

A comprehensive website which includes sections on wildlife, environment, education resources, images, tourism and more.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
Discovering Galapagos

Discover the history, wildlife and challenges that face these unique islands. The teaching resources explain where the islands are and their importance and also the concept of ecosystem interactions and interdependencies.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
The Machair - For Higher Geography

A useful resource about the Machair or coastal grassland area of Scotland which has been designed to fit in with the Rural Land Use section of the Geography Higher curriculum for Scotland.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

16-18 year olds
Waterfalls

A Flash animation which show the effects of the erosion caused by waterfalls over time.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
BBC Modern Studies USA

A website for intermediate or higher modern studies courses in Scotland. The reference section has information on the USA's political structure. The case studies look at issues of concern in the USA: Gun control, the Dream Act and Immigration Control.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

16-18 year olds
A Balloon's Journey

Follow the lost balloon across the world. It travels to a cold country, Iceland, in the north and a hot country, Lesotho in the south. Compare the features of the landscape in both countries and try the worksheets drawing hot and cold landscapes.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-7 year olds
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