Topics:

A. Classification of matter
B. Elements, compounds & mixtures
C. Separation Techniques
D. Solutions and suspensions
E. Acids and Alkalis
F. Classification of plant and animal life

A. Classification of matter
1 - Mission material
URL: http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/modules/materials/game.cfm?coSiteNavigation_allTopic=1
Teacher's Description: Mission Materials links to the Illustrated Materials Database. Level 2 can be frustrating due to inappropriate binary divides (e.g. shiny/dull).

2 - Uses of some elements
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/chemistry/pc/learningsteps/USELC/LO_Template.swf
Teacher's Description: 10 slides describing the uses of some (metal) elements. A short quiz follows. Introduces some less familiar aspects of metals (e.g. terms of elements, atomic representation in visuals).

3 - Properties of materials - 1
URL: http://www.technologystudent.com/joints/matprop1.htm
Teacher's Description: Page one of two pages of information about the properties of materials. Includes animated pictures.

4 - 3R City
URL: http://broadband.mewr.gov.sg/3Rcity/index.html
Teacher's Description: Short registration required. Fun activity to teach about ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle everyday materials.

5 - Design a dream bicycle
URL: http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/topics/54i.html
Teacher's Description:A exercise to design a dream bicycle. Click on the site map button to access the site.

6 - Intensive versus extensive properties
URL: http://www.chem.tamu.edu/class/majors/tutorialnotefiles/intext.htm
Teacher's Description: shows which properties depend on the the amount of matter, A quick revision of work done in earlier years.

7 - Illustrated materials database
URL: http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/modules/materials.cfm
Teacher's Description: Simplistic interactive version of the illustrated materials database that links to a game on the pupils page.

8 - Plastics recycling information sheet
URL: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21130258/resources/InformationSheets/Plastics.htm
Teacher's Description: A comprehensive information sheet on the uses, types and recycling of plastics. UK specific and rather text-dense.

9 - The properties of materials
URL: http://www.rsc.org/images/ChapteronPropertiesofMaterials_tcm18-189850.pdf
Teacher's Description: Science background for teachers, including key ideas and activities.

10 - What is hardness?
URL: http://www.steeluniversity.org/content/html/eng/default.asp?catid=149&pageid=2081271511
Teacher's Description: An interactive explanation of the Mohs scale of hardness.

11 - Recyclezone
URL: http://www.recyclezone.org.uk/
Teacher's Description: A fun website aimed at encouraging recycling. Some UK specific references.

12 - Materials and their properties crossword
URL: http://www.teachingandlearningresources.co.uk/xwmaterials.shtml
Teacher's Description: Materials and their properties crossword. Java is required.

13 - Uses of metals in surgery
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/learningzone/clips/showrecord?Id=618&level=secondary&returnUrl=%3Ftemplatestyle%3D%26config%3Dresults%26attrib_1%3DSCHOOL_LEVEL_NAME%3Boper_1%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_1_1%3DSecondary%3Battrib_2%3DSUBJECT_NAME%3Boper_2%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_2_1%3DChemistry%3Battrib_3%3DTOPIC%3Boper_3%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_3_1%3DPatterns%2520of%2520Reactivity%3Bpreferred_range_length%3D%26%26page%3D1%26level%3Dsecondary%26terms%3D%26results%3Dbrowse%26searchType%3Dnew%26existingTerms%3D%26subject%3DChemistry%26topic%3DPatterns%20of%20Reactivity%26existingSubject%3D%26existingTopic%3D%26primary%3D%26secondary%3D%26further_education%3D
Teacher's Description: A 2min video relating the properties of metals to their uses in surgery.

14 - Choosing materials
URL: http://www.level.org.nz/material-use/choosing-materials/
Teacher's Description:An interesting page looking at all of the factors that might affect your choice of materials for a task.
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B. Elements, compounds & mixtures
1 - Elements, compounds and mixtures
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/chemical_material_behaviour/atoms_elements/revise1.shtml
Teacher's Description: Excellent, comprehensive, coverage of elements, compounds and mixtures from BBC Bitesize. Well-matched to the lower secondary curriculum.

2 - A matter of fact
URL: http://education.jlab.org/jsat/powerpoint/elements_compounds_mixtures.ppt
Teacher's Description: A good slide show to explain the differences between mixtures, elements and compounds. The language is a bit technical but it conveys a lot of useful information.

3 - Atoms and molecules
URL: http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/ICI/11-14/materials/match4pg5.html
Teacher's Description: Some good background information on elements and compounds. Includes interactive questions within the text.

4 - Mixtures, elements and compounds: rags to riches
URL: http://www.quia.com/rr/31210.html
Teacher's Description:A 'who wants to be millionaire' style quiz on mixtures, elements and compounds. Each time the game is reloaded a new set of quesitons are used. Quite a difficult quiz, also covers balancing equations. Probably a bit much for this level.

5 - Tom Lehrer's Periodic Table
URL: http://www.privatehand.com/flash/elements.html
Teacher's Description: Tom Lehrer's Periodic Table song, listing all elements known when it was written in 1959, with a fun animation. Will obviously require sound.

6 - Periodic Table Games
URL: http://www.funbrain.com/periodic/index.html
Teacher's Description: A series of games - click on symbol of named element or write out name of highlighted one. Level customisable but will be tricky for less able students.

7 - Metals
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/chemistry/pc/learningsteps/MTLLC/LO_Template.swf
Teacher's Description: A flash animation which gives a good general introduction to metals in the periodic table. This resource should be used together with the resource on non-metals.

8 - Non-metals
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/chemistry/pc/learningsteps/NMTLC/LO_Template.swf
Teacher's Description: A good general introduction to non-metals and their position in the periodic table. There is a short quiz to test acquired knowledge at the end. This resource should be used together with the resource on metals.

9 - Periodic table live!
URL: http://www.chemeddl.org/collections/ptl/PTL/elements/H/frames.html
Teacher's Description: An excellent resource. Clicking on an element in the periodic table gives lots of background information about it's chemistry and compounds. Look for the videos of reactions of elements with air, water etc.

10 - Webelements
URL: http://www.webelements.com/
Teacher's Description: The webs original periodic table and still one of the most useful. Clicking on an element gives a huge amount of information about it and its reactions.

11 - Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
URL: http://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/atoms/elements.html
Teacher's Description: Nice animation of the particle model of elements (including the molecular element N2), compounds and mixtures.

12 - Periodic table
URL: http://www.touchspin.com/chem/SWFs/pt2k61012.swf
Teacher's Description: An excellent interactive periodic table. Clicking on an element takes you through to the Wikipedia article on that element.

13 - Chem4kids
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/map.html
Teacher's Description: Lots of background information on matter, atoms, elements and their chemical reactions.

14 - Atoms and elements
URL: http://www.karentimberlake.com/ppz/elements.ppt
Teacher's Description: A PowerPoint presentation which covers elements and their symbols and the organisation of the periodic table. There are questions to test pupils understanding of the key concepts. Goes beyond this unit. Click on 'cancel' to access the ppt.

15 - Reactions of metals and metal compounds
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3chemistry/9Emc.htm
Teacher's Description: Multi choice quiz on the properties, uses etc of metals and non metals.

16 - Visual Elements from the RSC
URL: http://www.rsc.org/chemsoc/visualelements/pages/pertable_fla.htm
Teacher's Description: Very attractive periodic table resources from the Royal Society of Chemistry; lots of information available. Flash version slow to load.

17 - Elements and compounds
URL: http://www.mikeblaber.org/oldwine/chm1045/notes/Intro/Elements/Intro02.htm
Teacher's Description: A page about elements and compounds, including a useful key.

18 - Element games
URL: http://education.jlab.org/indexpages/elementgames.php
Teacher's Description: A selection of games to help pupils consolidate their learning on the periodic table. Students will need to be guided to some of the simpler games and options.

19 - Timeline of element discovery
URL: http://chemistry.about.com/od/elementfacts/a/timeline-element-discovery.htm
Teacher's Description:A good timeline showing when each element in the periodic table was discovered. Click on an element to find out more about. There are lots of links to information about elements and their reactions. Discuss how it could be considered out of date now.

20 - Compounds and Mixtures revision quiz
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3chemistry/8Fmc.htm
Teacher's Description: Revision quiz covering compounds and mixtures.

21 - Properties of metals and non-metals
URL: http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/chemistry/metals-the-reactivity-series/revise-it/properties-of-metals-and-non-metals
Teacher's Description: Info on the properties and uses of metals and non-metals.You could mention that some metals that are not normally flammable may burn if finely divided. Probably best for more able. UK GCSE focus.

22 - The periodic table of the elements, in pictures
URL: http://elements.wlonk.com/Elements_Pics_11x8.5.pdf
Teacher's Description:The best periodic table that I have come across for kids. Back to top

C. Separation Techniques
1 - Separating mixtures
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/chemical_material_behaviour/compounds_mixtures/revise7.shtml
Teacher's Description: Excellent animations and quiz on separating mixtures from BBC Bitesize. Very well written and well-matched to the curriculum.

2 - NEWater
URL: http://www.pub.gov.sg/water/newater/visitors/Pages/default.aspx
Teacher's Description: Site is mentioned in the syllabus. Gives good background information on Singapore's plans to obtain water by reverse osmosis. The language is a bit technical in places. There is an easy to follow Flash animation of the NEWater process.

3 - Separating material mixtures
URL: http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/ICI/11-14/materials/match3pg1.html
Teacher's Description: Good background information on separating mixtures. There are rollover words in the text which advance the accompanying diagrams and a short key word quiz at the bottom of the page. The next page is on chromatography and its use in forensic science is highlighted.

4 - Solutions
URL: http://sambal.co.uk/chromatography.html
Teacher's Description: This page on chromatography has an animation to show how paper chromatography works. Generally ok (though it is calcium bicarbonate that may be present in tap water, which gives rise to insoluble calcium carbonate upon heating).
5 - The water family
URL: http://www.thewaterfamily.co.uk/
Teacher's Description: A fun, interactive, game on water conservation. Pupils get to choose and clothe the characters in the game. The game can be saved to return to later.

6 - Black magic
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/black_magic.html
Teacher's Description: Use chromatography to find the hidden colours in black ink. You could also try other inks and dyes.

7 - Separating mixtures - matching
URL: http://www.studystack.com/matching-42602
Teacher's Description: Matching exercises on separating mixtures.

8 - Separating mixtures
URL: http://www.mikecurtis.org.uk/mixtures.htm
Teacher's Description: A good summary of methods used for separating mixtures. There is a useful glossary at the bottom of the page that covers the key terms.

9 - Water for all: conserve, value, enjoy
URL: http://www.pub.gov.sg/water/Pages/default.aspx
Teacher's Description: Extensive news and background infromation about water conservation projects in Singapore.

10 - Simple distillation
URL: http://www.wellesley.edu/Chemistry/chem211lab/Orgo_Lab_Manual/Appendix/Techniques/SimpleDistill/simple_distillation.html
Teacher's Description: Good information on simple distillation and fractional distillation. There are also links to more advanced chromatography techniques (TLC and Column Chromatography). There is a four minute movie on the first page showing how to set up a simple distillation experiment.

11 - Solutions
URL: http://www.livingscience.co.uk/year7/Solutions/Solutions.htm
Teacher's Description: Two pages of information on solutions and separating mixtures. Key words are highlighted and explained with the help of simple diagrams.

12 - Separating solids and liquids
URL: http://www.abpischools.org.uk/res/coResourceImport/modules/solids-liquids-gases/en-documents/sepso%26li.pdf
Teacher's Description: A worksheet which contains 3 investigations for separating solids and liquids using household materials.

13 - Paper Chromatography
URL: http://www.chemforlife.org/experiments/paper_chromatography/default.htm
Teacher's Description: Page gives information on setting up a paper chromatography experiment. There is a link to a flash animation of the experiment.

14 - Raising your water IQ
URL: http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/kids/
Teacher's Description: A good site with lots of background information on water conservation. There is also an interactive game that highlights key points in water conservation. Requires Shockwave.

15 - Experimental techniques
URL: http://www.quia.com/quiz/285244.html
Teacher's Description:A multiple choice quiz on experimental techniques. Most questions relate to separation techniques. Question 7 has 2 possible answers. Minor but significant spelling errors (thermomether; cyliner).

16 - How a brine evaporator works
URL: http://www.industry-animated.org/evap_brine.swf
Teacher's Description: A good flash animation to show how salt is obtained comercially by the evaporation of brine.

17 - Methods of separating mixtures
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/page01/ElCpdMix/EleCmdMix2.htm
Teacher's Description: Good descriptions, with diagrams, of methods of separating mixtures. At the top of the page there is a link to a quiz and pupils at this stage should be able to answer most of the questions. Occasional very minor editorial errors.

18 - Industry animated.
URL: http://www.industry-animated.org/home.htm
Teacher's Description:6 short, but well produced animations on different industrial processes. e.g. separating salt from salt water, filtering solids. Also heat exchange and extrusion. The brine evaporator is the only one of 6 linked to this unit.
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D. Solutions and suspensions
1 - Solutions and suspensions
URL: http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/ICI/11-14/materials/match2pg2.html
Teacher's Description: Good notes and drop-down box interactive activities on solutions. The site links the information to solutions and suspensions encountered in everyday life. Explore to page 14.

2 - Dissolving particles
URL: http://www.ewart.org.uk/science/structures/str6.htm
Teacher's Description: Brief background information on dissolving and a quiz on dissolving particles.

3 - What's in a Solution?
URL: http://www.btinternet.com/~n.j.f/Y7science/matterweb/whatsolu4.htm
Teacher's Description: Classroom activities and discussion points covering solution and relating solutions to the particle theory.

4 - Disappearing cup
URL: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/548513/dissolving_stuff_polymer_experiment/
Teacher's Description: Watch the polystyrene cup dissolve in this short movie.

5 - Dissolving salt and water
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqxdElmWsw
Teacher's Description: Home movie produced by pupils. Might inspire some to improve on it themselves.Slightly spoiled by massively over-long credits at both ends.

6 - Mentos geyser science project
URL: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/mentos-geyser-science-project
Teacher's Description: A great excuse to do this neat demo with Mento mint sweets and some fizzy soda. You can explain why the reaction occurs using the information provided here.

7 - Dissolving solids, liquids and gases
URL: http://www.inquiryinaction.org/classroomactivities/activities_by_chapter.php?chapter=4&chapter_title=Dissolving%20Solids,%20Liquids,%20and%20Gases
Teacher's Description: An excellent resource on dissolving. There are several video clips on the page to help with the explanations plus a link to some good teachers notes and historical information. Requires Quicktime for the videos.

8 - Fun size: starting chemistry topics bingo
URL: http://www.sycd.co.uk/can_we_should_we/pdf/explore/fun_size/fun4_6.pdf
Teacher's Description: The resouce contains a set of 50 bingo cards to test pupils knowledge of chemistry key words.

9 - Making clear soup: investigating solubility
URL: http://www.saps.org.uk/secondary/teaching-resources/193-investigating-solubility-making-clear-soup
Teacher's Description: Extensive lesson plans with ideas for investigations on dissolving. The resource contains excellent worksheets and a useful glossary at the end.

10 - A whirlwind tour of the amazing water molecule
URL: http://www.shorstmeyer.com/msj/geo130/water/water.html
Teacher's Description:Clearly presented information on how water acts as a solvent. At the bottom of the page their are some graphs showing how solubility varies with temperature for solids and gases. Some significant spelling errors (gasses, soluable).

11 - Dissolution of an ionic compound and a covalent compound
URL: http://www.mhhe.com/physsci/chemistry/animations/chang_7e_esp/clm2s3_4.swf
Teacher's Description: Good animaitons of how substances dissolve in water.

12 - Making a crystal garden
URL: http://media.rsc.org/Classic%20Chem%20experiments/CCE-32.pdf
Teacher's Description: Teachers instructions and a worksheet for a fun practical activity on making a 'crystal garden'.

13 - Solubility measurement protocol
URL: http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/resource/solubility
Teacher's Description: Set of lesson plans, with introduction activities and then experimental procedure for investigating solubility of sugar in water. 2 extension activities.

14 - Mixtures, solutions and suspensions.
URL: http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/chemistry/atomic-structure/revise-it/mixtures
Teacher's Description: Clear diagrams and definitions with some animations later on the effect of temp.

15 - More about dissolving.
URL: http://www.channel4learning.com/apps26/learning/microsites/E/essentials/science/material/moredissolving_bi.jsp
Teacher's Description: Short description and related experiment to try at home. A rich useful site designed for slightly younger children. Pity that the image bank and web links pages are empty! Ask students to also try the quiz.

16 - How a filter press works
URL:http://www.industry-animated.org/filterpress.htm
Teacher's Description: Lovely interactive resource to explain what a filter press does and how it works.

17 - Solutions
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_solution.html
Teacher's Description: Wordy, but clear explanation of how solutions are made using the particle theory. Quiz on solutions with good feedback. Solutions do not necessarily have an even concentration throughout the system. (This is significant because students should learn the importance of thorough mixing in the achievement of reproducible experimental results.) Some minor spelling errors (homogenous, heterogenous).

18 - Solutions
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3chemistry/7Hmc.htm
Teacher's Description: A useful multi choice quiz on solutions and methods of separation. The page is linked to a summary, gap-fill exercises, cross-words and a matching pairs quiz.

19 - A quick look at how ionic compounds dissolve
URL: http://www.northland.cc.mn.us/biology/Biology1111/animations/dissolve.swf
Teacher's Description: A good flash animation that shows what happens when sodium chloride dissolves in water.

20 - Science in a box.
URL: http://www.scienceinthebox.com/en_UK/main/multimedia_en.html
Teacher's Description: This site contains information about industrial uses of solvents and solutions. Also some good Flash animations, including how the solubility of 'dirt' is increased during washing and links to the environment in water discharge.Cannot exclude bias! But the dirtbuster molecule (Flash movie) is well worth exploring.

21 - Salt dissolving movie.
URL: http://www.mhhe.com/physsci/chemistry/essentialchemistry/flash/molvie1.swf
Teacher's Description:Short but well explained flash animation of NaCl dissolving in water. Some of the legend is too complex at this level but the animation is clear and the narration only briefly mentions non secondary chemistry.
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E. Acids and Alkalis
1 - Everyday Neutralisation Reactions
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=536
Teacher's Description: Animation describing the importance of neutralisation in everyday life, from skoool.co.uk

2 - BBC Bitesize Science: Chemistry: Acids & Alkalis
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/chemical_material_behaviour/acids_bases_metals/revise1.shtml
Teacher's Description: BBC Bitesize revision aid covering whole unit for the more able.Note that the pH of acids and alkalis depend on the concentration of the acids/alkalis and dissociation of ions (the dissociation determines the strength). For simplicity sake, many websites link pH levels only to the strength of the acid/alkali and assume ignore the acid/alkali concentration when making comparisons.

3 - Acids, alkalis and neutralisation
URL: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/science/acids/index.htm
Teacher's Description: A series of three simulated experiments in which pupils can make predictions and then test them experimentally. A well designed resource.Note that the pH of acids and alkalis depend on the concentration of the acids/alkalis and dissociation of ions (the dissociation determines the strength). For simplicity sake, many websites link pH levels only to the strength of the acid/alkali and assume ignore the acid/alkali concentration when making comparisons.

4 - Neutralisation of indigestion tablets
URL: http://media.rsc.org/Classic%20Chem%20experiments/CCE-60.pdf
Teacher's Description: Teachers notes and worksheet describing how to carry out a titration experiment to find out how much acid an indigestion tablet can neutralise.

5 - Do you know you bubbles?
URL: http://www.catie.org.uk/facesofscience/bubbles/default.htm
Teacher's Description: Excellent resource that includes a drag and drop gap-fill quiz, a matching game where pupils match household objects to their pH and a description of how soap works.

6 - Safe to drink
URL: http://www.scicymru.info/sciwales/indexphpsectionchoose_scienceuser_typePupilpage_id12337languageEnglish.htm
Teacher's Description:Looks at the effects of acids in carbonated drinks with good video links. There are then a set of interactive activities, including a graph plotting exercise, for pupils to try. Acid does not really wear away tooth enamel.

7 - Crossword on acids, alkalis and salts
URL: http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/funstuff/xword/acids.htm
Teacher's Description: Crossword from Creative Chemistry on acids, alkalis and salts.

8 - Acids and Alkalis
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=618
Teacher's Description: Short animated multimedia clip to teach the concepts of detecting acids and alkalis, with an associated quiz from Skoool.co.uk

9 - The pH Scale
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_KS3.aspx?ID=529
Teacher's Description: Nice simple animation explaining the pH scale of acidity / alkalinity.

10 - Acid Base Reactions
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_KS3.aspx?ID=530
Teacher's Description: An aimation to show reactions between acids and alkalis Animation explaining the reactions between acids and alkalis (= soluble bases) to produce salts; goes beyond what is really required for this unit, but useful for some pupils.

11 - Learn Path: Reactions of Acids with Metals
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_KS3.aspx?ID=586
Teacher's Description: Extensive material with animations and quizzes covering the reactions of acids with metals.

12 - Acids and alkalis
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3chemistry/7Enotes.htm
Teacher's Description: This page contains concise revision notes and has links to some excellent quizes and interactive worksheets.

13 - The pH Factor from Miami Museum of Science
URL: http://www.miamisci.org/ph/phpanel.html
Teacher's Description: Rich resource for teaching and learning about pH including lesson plans and pupils' activities.

14 - Acids, bases and salts
URL: http://www.sciencebyjones.com/acids_bases_salts.htm
Teacher's Description: A detailed description of acids, alkalis and bases and thier properties. Probably a bit too technical for early secondary pupils. Site recommended on Singapore MOE site.

15 - Rennie - Bayer Healthcare
URL: http://www.rennie.co.uk
Teacher's Description: Public information site about Rennie, the popular indigestion remedy from Bayer. With a nice clear Flash animation indicating how it works. Some extended background info.

16 - Making a salt using an acid and alkali
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_KS3.aspx?ID=594
Teacher's Description: Description of how to make a salt by titration of an acid and an alkali.

17 - Quiz on acids and alkalis
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3chemistry/7EmcHP6.htm
Teacher's Description: Quiz on acids and alkalis from Doc Brown's Chemistry clinic.

18 - Neutralisation reaction
URL: http://www.crescent.edu.sg/crezlab/Media/Neutralisation.swf
Teacher's Description:An animation from Crescent Girls' School in Singapore on neutralisation.
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F. Classification of plant and animal life
1 - Classification
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/organisms_behaviour_health/variation_classification/revise8.shtml
Teacher's Description: Good easy to follow pages on classification fro BBC Bitesize. Covers the key groups that pupils need to know about and includes a test.

2 - Creature features
URL: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/
Teacher's Description: An excellent site with lots of information, pictures and videos of different vertebrates.

3 - Classifying Critters
URL: http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/forkids/critters/critters.html
Teacher's Description: Sort 5 animals, a quick plenary activity or for less able learners.

4 - Dichotomous key activity
URL: http://www.lnhs.org/hayhurst/ips/dichot/
Teacher's Description: A fun activity in which pupils get to choose a creature and name it. They then use a dichotomous key to identify it.

5 - Animal classification hangman
URL: http://www.apples4theteacher.com/hangman.html
Teacher's Description: Hangman game in which pupils have to identify an animal when given the taxonomic group that it belongs to. There are links to other games at the bottom of the page.

6 - Classify this!
URL: http://www.teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/bug/bugs_interactive.swf
Teacher's Description: Drag and drop classification game. Pupils can click on organisms for further information. When completed it links to a quiz.

7 - History of life through time
URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/historyoflife.php
Teacher's Description: A huge online database on classification of living things. Covers oganisms currently living on Earth and those which have become extinct.

8 - Animal coloring
URL: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/
Teacher's Description: Some useful images (and the graphic organizer section is also very handy). The labelled images can help with taxonomic identification.

9 - Biological diversity: classification.
URL: http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookDivers_class.html
Teacher's Description:Gives lots of useful background information about how organisms are classified. The site also contains some useful links. Very occasional spelling errors (e.g. parsimonmious) and one or two links to other sites do not work.

10 - Classification of Plants & Animals: Families
URL: http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/classify/classify.html
Teacher's Description: Everything you ever wanted to know about classification of animals and plants, let pupils loose here for an extension activity.

11 - Natural Perspective
URL: http://www.perspective.com/nature/animalia/index.html
Teacher's Description: Nice images and commentary for looking at animal phyla. Focuses on invertebrates.Only one page on birds. At least one page is misleading; clicking on a picture obviously of a Narcissus brought up a quite different monocot (amole).

12 - The six kingdoms
URL: http://www.ric.edu/faculty/ptiskus/Six_Kingdoms/Index.htm
Teacher's Description: Single page about the six kingdom system. Contains some good links to other websites.

13 - Classification
URL: http://www.worldofteaching.com/powerpoints/biology/classification.ppt
Teacher's Description: A good PowerPoint presentation on the classification of vertebrate groups. The PowerPoint also contains some useful links.

14 - What is the key to classification?
URL: http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/programs/education/interactive_lessons/key/what.htm
Teacher's Description: Website that outlines how to make a dichotomous key and contains some examples to work through.

15 - Classification
URL: http://www.livingscience.co.uk/year7/Variation/Classification.htm
Teacher's Description: A single web page that describes the characteristics of vertebrates and invertebrates. Clearly presented diagrammatically.

16 - Lesson: How Do Organisms Vary?
URL: http://naturalsciences.sdsu.edu/classes/lab2.4/lab2.4.html
Teacher's Description: A lot deeper than needed at this level but some interesting activities and information none the less. Variation occurs in al living things and this can be used as a basis of classification.

17 - Animal diversity web.
URL: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html
Teacher's Description: A huge online database of the Animal Kingdom. Contains lots of pictures, animal sounds and extensive links to other sites. Good for carrying out research into the animal kingdom.

18 - Watercritter
URL: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/watercritter/aquatict.htm
Teacher's Description: A game in which pupils can identify a aquatic creature using a dichotomous key.

19 - Tree of life web project.
URL: http://tolweb.org/tree/
Teacher's Description: This website provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics.

20 - Arkive
URL: http://www.arkive.org/education/resources#resources11-14
Teacher's Description: Huge resource on endangered species. Video clips an photos are organized according to taxonomic groups. Covers plants and animals.

21 - Sort it out
URL: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/eb/sortitout1.shtml
Teacher's Description:Testing observation skills in determining the characteristics of 4 animals. Does not work with some browsers.
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