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What do you know about Electricity?

A fun quiz to see if you know what uses mains electricity and batteries. Make the bulb light up in a circuit and see if you can spot the dangers in a kitchen.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-7 year olds
Plant Life Cycles

This site has an animation of the life cycle of a plant. There is a comprehension exercise on this and a quiz to test your knowledge. Lends itself well to an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
The Tomato Zone

A colourful interactive site with information about how tomatoes are grown and details of their nutritional value. There are lots of activities and useful simulations, particularly of photosynthesis.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-16 year olds
Creative Chemistry

There are worksheets and teaching notes for fun activities suitable for a chemistry club and question sheets and practical guides for GCSE and A Level Chemistry. The site also has interactive revision quizzes and molecular models.

Pupils

Partly tablet-friendly

14-18 year olds
Shadows

A useful site to demonstrate the concept of shadows with good animations. Excellent for use on an interactive whiteboard too. It looks at how the position of the Sun affects the length of shadows in Summer and Winter.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Global Footprints

Games, activities and information to help you to look after the world.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

7-16 year olds
Practical Physics

Produced by the Nuffield Foundation this site features hundreds of physics experiments which will work in any school laboratory. Each has teaching and learning notes. Aimed at teachers and technicians who wish to develop their practical craft in physics.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
Recycle Now

A great site packed with information, ideas and resources to encourage us to recycle. It has facts about how different materials are recycled including videos and animations. The text is hard for Key Stage 1 but the videos and teaching ideas are useful.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Partly tablet-friendly

5-16 year olds
Light and Dark Science Clips

This Science Clips activity exams different light sources. The accompanying quiz is quite challenging and some prior knowledge of reflective materials would be useful. It has a cut and stick worksheet to go with the activity.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-7 year olds
Something Fishy

A series of lessons on water and fish including how they differ from other animals. It looks at the features of different animals groups, food chains and the nutritional value of fish. The section on water would be good on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Not tablet-friendly

10-13 year olds
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