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Concave, Convex Lens

An interactive Flash demonstration of how beams of light are changed when shone through either a convex or concave lens. It works well on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
Eye Defects

A super Flash demonstration from Freezeray on normal sight, short-sightedness and long-sightedness. It also shows how varying the focal length of a corrective lens will give a clear image on the retina of the eye.

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Reflection at a Plane Mirror Diagram

This IWB teaching aid demonstrates by plotting the paths of the incident and reflected rays how the image of an object is formed in a mirror.

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Reflection at a Plane Mirror 1

This simulation from Freezeray shows how a beam of light is reflected by a plane mirror. The angle of incidence can be varied by dragging the light source.

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
Reflection at a Plane Mirror 2

This teaching resource is designed to show the Law of Reflection. The angle of the light source can be varied and there is an optional protractor to measure the angles of incidence and reflection.

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
Levers

A starter or plenary activity on levers. It demonstrates a series of levers used to ring a bell.

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
Grain Chain

A comprehensive multimedia site explaining the production of bread from farm to loaf. It looks at healthy eating too. It has interactive games from Key Stage 1 upwards and resources for teachers.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Partly tablet-friendly

5-16 year olds
Unravelling the Genome

In June 2000 scientists completed the 'map' for a human being. See here what a huge task this was and why it is valuable.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
Food Standards Agency

UK Government advice on eating healthily. Find out hygiene ratings of schools and businesses which serve food.

Teachers, Parents

Tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
Medicine and Health

Studying the history of medicine? Don't miss this site. It has a timeline of medical discoveries and the people involved from 1900 to the present day. Try the 'Doctor over Time' Shockwave presentation to see how treatments have advanced.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet-friendly

14-18 year olds
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