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Rocks and Soils

A great resource for comparing the properties of different rocks and seeing how their qualities relate to their use. The site works very well on an interactive whiteboard in full-screen mode.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

10-11 year olds
Rocks

This resource introduces pupils to rocks as an everyday material. It covers the formation of metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks, their properties, key vocabulary and the use of stone as a building material.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Space Rocks

A space invader type game where you need to find pairs of factors.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Virtual Rock Kit

View different types of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks at different scales.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
The Learning Zone

Designed especially for children by Oxford University Museum of Natural History, there are lots of fun things to do and learn here. Sections include: Animals, Insects, Rocks, Fossils, Minerals, Funstuff.

Pupils

Partly tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
Rock Cycle

Learn about different types of rocks and how they change over time.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
How Ice Cracks Rocks

An animation with audio narration of how ice erosion happens. The site works well on an interactive whiteboard.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
S-Cool! GCSE Geography

Here are revision notes for most exam boards. Check your syllabus to ensure you are revising the correct topics. The site has animations and past questions with answers.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
The Peak District National Park

Useful for secondary students and teachers alike this site has useful information and downloadable resources about the issues involved in management of the park.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
GCSE Bitesize - Chemistry

Subjects covered include changing materials, geology, patterns of behaviour and structure of materials. Test yourself on the interactive quiz.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
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