15 Science Links
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Earth And Space
By carrying out the activities in this lesson pupils will understand: why we have day time and night time on planet Earth, why we have the different seasons and why the moon appears a different shape over the month.
Wondermind is a series of pioneering interactive games and videos to help children learn about the science of the developing human brain, using the story of Alice in Wonderland as an inspiration.
Classes studying the Earth & Beyond in science lessons should take a look at the BBC’s Exploring the Solar System website. Material from BBC programmes such as The Planets, The Sky at Night and Horizon. Science teachers can also print out this handy site-map for easy reference.
An interactive KS2 resource from BP highlighting the benefits of repeating tests during a mini greenhouse experiment. Uses both speech and text. Register for free to access a range of activities.
KS1 interactive activity from the BBC. Includes a range of activities based on the theme of "Ourselves" for 5/6 year olds.
The Happy Gang leads you through this exploration of creepy crawlies and living things, from barnacles to butterflies. Find out about pet-care and animal habitats while you solve riddles and play games.
Online experiment to investigate the energy required to boil different amounts of water and the effect on the environment. Registration required but resources are free.
KS2 interactive activity from the BBC. Includes a range of activities based on the theme of "Living Things - Micro-organisms" for 10/11 year olds.
Welcome to Energy Town where you can find out where energy comes from, how to be energy efficient and why saving energy is so important. Explore Energy Town by clicking on the areas on the map.
Solids and liquids
KS2 interactive activity from the BBC. Includes a range of activities based on the theme of "Materials - Solids and liquids" for 10/11 year olds.
The Friction Explorer lets you see how a sliding object behaves when you vary the force you push it with and the coefficient of friction.
Pushes and Pulls
KS1 interactive activity from the BBC. Includes a range of activities based on the theme of "Pushes and Pulls" for 5/6 year olds.
Light, Forces & Motion, Energy Transfer, Electricity & Magnetism and Materials. The game has a real physics engine which means all the forces and materials represented in the game act on screen as they would do in the real world. Suitable for older ks2.
Rocks and Soils
KS2 interactive experiment from the BBC, place different rocks on the tester and check their properties.
Pick a liquid for each cylinder and set the temperature for each liquid.
Drop the two steel balls into the cylinders and see how long they take to reach the bottom.