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Life Cycles of Plants
1 - Helping plants grow well
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things/help_plants_grow/read2.shtml
Teacher's Description: BBC Bitesize provides an activity and a quiz on plant growth with a summary of the conditions plants need to grow.

2 - Good conditions for germination
URL: http://www2.bgfl.org/bgfl2/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/plants_pt2/growth.htm
Teacher's Description: A sries of Flash animations modelling the effects of different conditions on the germination and growth of seeds.

3 - Helping plants grow well quiz.
URL: http://www.channel4learning.com/apps26/learning/microsites/E/essentials/science/life/quiz.jsp?unit=Helping+plants+grow+well&unitShortName=helpplants&rand=1201728023685
Teacher's Description: Short interactive quiz for students to check their knowledge of conditions required for healthy plant growth.

4 - Seed germination model
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/factors_plant_growth/eng/Introduction/MainSessionPart2.htm
Teacher's Description: A series of interactive activities for students to compare seed germination and plant growth under different conditions.

5 - What do plants need to grow?
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/powerpoint/plants.ppt
Teacher's Description: Slide show covering the conditions needed for plant growth.

6 - Plant parts 'salad game'
URL: http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/forkids/vegquiz/plantparts.html
Teacher's Description: Identify plant parts using a 'salad game' by recognising which parts of plants we eat A fun activity which puts a different slant on plant anatomy and relates it to everyday life.

7 - Tree life cycle
URL: http://www.mhschool.com/science/2002/student/1/sims/sim1.html
Teacher's Description: A Flash animation and exercise for students to review the life cycle of a tree.

8 - Plants and flowers games
URL: http://www.primarygames.com/science/flowers/flowers.htm
Teacher's Description: Site with links to flower based writing frames, fact sheets and word searches.

9 - Primary Resources for Science
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/science2c.htm
Teacher's Description: Extensive web site including materials for special schools. Lots of varied KS2 links covering different aspects of plant science.

10 - Plant life cycle movie
URL: http://www.fastplants.org/mov/WFP%20time%20lapse%20life%20cycle2.mov
Teacher's Description: A Quicktime movie of the life cycle of a plant.

11 - Clip art images
URL: http://www.clipart.dk.co.uk/
Teacher's Description: a large collection of good quality images of plants and plant parts free to download for your own projects.

12 - Science tube-Green World video
URL: http://www.teachers.tv/videos/green-world
Teacher's Description: 15 minute streaming video from Teachers.tv. Covering plant adaptations, photosysnthesis and uses of plants.

13 - Plant vocabulary
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/RDplanvocab.pdf
Teacher's Description: Some words and definitions to cut out and match.

14 - What do seeds need to grow?
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/plantpredictions.pdf
Teacher's Description: Simple worksheet to explore the conditions needed for germination.

15 - Labelling flower game
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/docs/Labelling_Flower_Game.doc
Teacher's Description: Very simple worksheet to add 4 labels to.

16 - How to plant a seed
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/docs/seeds.doc
Teacher's Description: Copyable writing frame for a simple seed growing project.

17 - Growing seeds
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/RDgrowseeds.pdf
Teacher's Description: Guided write up sheet for an investigation on what it takes for seeds to grow well.

18 - Plant cycle dominoes
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/plant_cycle_dominoes.pdf
Teacher's Description: Dominoes. There are several ways to use these, matching, following on, or creating a cycle. Make up your own rules to suit your needs.

19 - Biology of Plants
URL: http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/
Teacher's Description: A nice clear researchable site to let them roam.

20 - Green plants
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/powerpoint/Green_Plants.ppt
Teacher's Description: Slideshow covering the main stages of a plant lifecycle.
Life Cycles of Animals
1 - Stages in the human life cycle
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things/moving_growing/read3.shtml
Teacher's Description: Flow chart and quiz about stages in growth and the human life cycle.

2 - Life cycles of hen [butterfly, cockroach, mosquito and fly
URL: http://www.vtaide.com/png/chicken.htm
Teacher's Description: Illustrated diagrams / photos of animal life cycles with descriptions.

3 - Frog life cycles
URL: http://library.thinkquest.org/11034/lifecyc.htm
Teacher's Description: Information page on the frog lifecycle.

4 - Animal life cycles white board activity
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/Phase2delivery/Wales/Science/Keystage2/Lifeprocessesan/Lifecycles/Introduction/activity2pop.htm
Teacher's Description: Two short white board activities for students to sort life cycle images of frogs and humans into the correct order.

5 - Butterfly life cycle using models
URL: http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/forkids/butterfly/
Teacher's Description: Metamorphosis shown by paper model of a chrysalis emerging into a butterfly.

6 - Butterfly fun activities
URL: http://www.milkweedcafe.com/ClubCathome.htm
Teacher's Description: A page of links to simple buterfly based fun activities.

7 - Animal life cycles
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmsTccmRMh4&NR=1
Teacher's Description: Pupil's slideshow of animal life cycles set to music (frog, chicken, butterfly and mosquito)

8 - Fun science
URL: http://funschool.kaboose.com/formula-fusion/games/game_fun_science.html?g=sq1_ds1
Teacher's Description: 3 interactive sequencing activities about how living things grow.

9 - Butterfly life cycle
URL: http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/butlifecycle/
Teacher's Description: Butterfly life cycle worksheets and activities. Resource for teachers.

10 - Animal fact sheets
URL: http://www.ypte.org.uk/animal-facts.php
Teacher's Description: A series of fact sheets for a wide range of animals. With an image and detials of habitat, distribution, diet, daily habits etc.

11 - Mealworm lifecycle diagram
URL: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/beetles/mealworm/mealwormlifecycle.shtml
Teacher's Description: A simple diagram of showing the lifecycle of the mealworm.

12 - Stages in the human life cycle
URL: http://www.cchs.co.uk/subjects/quizzes/ks3biology/humans/liefcycle-human.htm
Teacher's Description: Arrange the names of stages in human life cycle in the correct order

13 - Insect lifecycles
URL: http://www.utahbugclub.org/lifecycle.html
Teacher's Description: Colourful but quite text rich page illustrating the lifecycles of a range of insects.

14 - Life cycles video
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmsTccmRMh4
Teacher's Description: A Youtube clip showing slides of the lifecycles of butterflies, chickens, frogs and mosquitoes. No commentary with a classical sound track.
Matter
1 - Testing time
URL: http://www.catie.org.uk/testing_time_index.html
Teacher's Description: An interactive exercise sorting materials into solids, liquids and gases. The hairspray, toothpaste and bath salts should challenge misconceptions.

2 - Properties of solids, liquids and gases
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=596
Teacher's Description: Attractive basic animated intro to the differences between solids, liquids and gases, with test and revision notes.

3 - Gases, liquids & solids
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/materials/gases_liquids_solids/play.shtml
Teacher's Description: An interactive exercise sorting solids, liquids and gases, followed by a though provoking animated exercise heating a liquid.

4 - Properties of solids and liquids
URL: http://www.teachingandlearningresources.co.uk/solidsliquids.shtml
Teacher's Description: 10 questions on solids and liquids.

5 - Outrageous ooze
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ooze.html
Teacher's Description: A practical activity with explanations that investigates a colloidal material.

6 - Properties of matter sorting game
URL: http://www.scienceunleashed.ie/Games/States%20of%20Matter.swf
Teacher's Description: A simple game that asks players to sort the properties of solids, liquids and gases.

7 - Solids and liquids
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/materials/gases_liquids_solids/read1.shtml
Teacher's Description: Virtual experiment from the BBC to heat and cool materials bringing about changes in state.

8 - Solid basics
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_solid.html
Teacher's Description: A page introducing solids.

9 - Liquid basics
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_liquid.html
Teacher's Description: A page about liquids.

10 - Looking for a gas
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_gas.html
Teacher's Description: A page introducing gases.

11 - Plasma basics
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_plasma.html
Teacher's Description: A page introducing plasma.

12 - Changing states of matter
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_changes.html
Teacher's Description: A page explaining how matter changes state.

13 - Bose - Einstein basics
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_becondensate.html
Teacher's Description: A page introducing Bose - Einstein condensates.

14 - States of matter
URL: http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ch9213.html
Teacher's Description: A lesson plan with ideas for introducing the States of Matter & Physical and Chemical changes.

15 - Changes of state
URL: http://www.kwoodward.dsl.pipex.com/sfa/id63.htm
Teacher's Description: An explanation of melting and boiling.

16 - The states of matter
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3chemistry/States1mp.htm
Teacher's Description: A simple labeling exercise for a solid, liquid and a gas.

17 - States of matter close-up
URL: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/molecules.swf
Teacher's Description: A flash animation showing the behaviour of molecules in different states of matter.

18 - States of matter video
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSF2QrZzjWc
Teacher's Description: A short video describing the three states of water created by the A*star collaboration.

19 - Are these liquids?
URL: http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/essentials/science/material/solidliquid_ah.jsp
Teacher's Description: 5 activities to do at home, investigating the nature of liquids.