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Forces
1 - Friction
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/physical_processes/forces_action/play.shtml
Teacher's Description: An animated interactive activity to find out how different materials affect friction.

2 - Forces in action
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/forces_action.shtml
Teacher's Description: Fun activity looking at forces acting on a toy car with a short quiz.

3 - Balanced and unbalanced forces
URL: http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/parkworldplot/flash/concepts/balancedandun.htm
Teacher's Description: An animated interactive site on balanced and unbalanced forces.

4 - Friction
URL: http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/parkworldplot/flash/concepts/friction.htm
Teacher's Description: An animated interactive site about friction.

5 - Freddy - test track
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/science/467/loader.swf
Teacher's Description: An interactive experiment looking at factors that affect motion. Click on

6 - The great balloon race
URL: http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/games/game_balloon.html
Teacher's Description: A fun activity where pupils use the forces of upthrust and gravity to control the flight of a balloon.

7 - Dragonfly TV cup
URL: http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/games/game_sailing.html
Teacher's Description: Pupils control a sailing boat using the wind to win a race.

8 - Mass, Weight and Gravity
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=491
Teacher's Description: Short animated slideshow and quiz relating Mass, Weight and Gravity.

9 - Friction
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=503
Teacher's Description: Animated slideshow demonstrating how frictional forces, including air resistance, can affect the motion of an object. May also be useful for other topics. Includes a self test.

10 - Useful Friction
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=504
Teacher's Description: Animated slideshow on uses of friction with a self test.

11 - So many parts
URL: http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/games/game_space_station.html
Teacher's Description: Pupils use jets of gas to control a cosmonaut in space. An excellent way of demonstrating Newton's Laws of motion.

12 - Newton in action - friction
URL: http://rubble.heppell.net/simulations/nb_friction0.htm
Teacher's Description: 4 short videos on friction. Quicktime required

13 - Newton in action - gravity
URL: http://rubble.heppell.net/simulations/nb_gravity0.htm
Teacher's Description: 3 short videos on gravity. Quicktime required.

14 - Forces and their effects homework - extra tasks
URL: http://www.ailwyn.schoolzone.co.uk/science%20website%20internet/extra7k.htm
Teacher's Description: 3 homework tasks on forces and their effects.

15 - Pulling you down - gravity
URL: http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/essentials/science/physical/forcesaction_ah.jsp
Teacher's Description: Two simple activities to help in the understanding of gravity.

16 - Speeding up and slowing down
URL: http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/essentials/science/physical/friction_ah.jsp
Teacher's Description: An activity to try with a skateboard relating to movement and friction.

17 - Gravity stretching & compressing
URL: http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/parkworldplot/flash/concepts/gravity.htm
Teacher's Description: An animated interactive site about gravity.

18 - Try this - Spaghetti
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/trythis_spaghetti.html
Teacher's Description: Measure the force that it takes to break a piece of spaghetti and discover a mathematical pattern.

19 - Pushing and pulling
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/push_pull/eng/Introduction/default.htm
Teacher's Description: A short interactive exercise about pushing and pulling. Useful as a starter / introduction for a lesson.

20 - Gravity and drag
URL: https://www.planetseed.com/node/15031
Teacher's Description: A clear explanation of what happens in a parachute jump.

21 - Stretching Materials
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=502
Teacher's Description: Animated slideshow demonstrating Hooke's law, with self test.

22 - Mass and gravity
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/energy_electricity_forces/forces/revise3.shtml
Teacher's Description: A page explaining the difference between mass and gravity.

23 - Forces and motion: Formula 1
URL: http://www.cookeassociates.com/seesite/FORMULA1/f1_students.htm
Teacher's Description: This resource looks at factors which affect a Formula 1 car's performance in terms of speed and acceleration, basic car design and aerodynamic setup, Can also be used in unit 9K

24 - Galileo drops the ball
URL: https://www.planetseed.com/node/20129
Teacher's Description: An interactive experiment simulating Galileo's Pisa Experiment. Click on the picture to get started.

25 - Forces and their effects
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3physics/7Kmc.htm
Teacher's Description: A 10 question quiz on forces and their effects.
Interactions within the environment
1 - Food chains
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things/food_chains/play.shtml
Teacher's Description: This Bitesize site includes a simple flash activity, revision and quiz on a woodland habitat. Would be a good starter for this unit/topic

2 - Food chains
URL: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/foodchain/producersconsumers.htm
Teacher's Description: Great site with easy to access info on food chains, producer, consumers e.t.c. Also good and graded Flash games on each theme. Some advertising on the site, but kept to the extremes of the page.

3 - Amazing animals
URL: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/
Teacher's Description: Clear and easy to navigate site with videos of animals from a variety of habitats. Flash games and current animal news stories.

4 - Big Al game
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/games/big_al/
Teacher's Description: Students take on the role of a new born dinosaur. They move around the virtual world, choosing which prey to eat, which predators to avoid and attempt to progress to a full grown adult. A very good demonstration to how difficult survival is! Lots of links to other evolution / survival games. Selection of yes to 'maternal care' question is crucial to students surviving early stages of the game.

5 - Food chains activities
URL: http://www.tgfl.org.uk/tgfl/custom/resources_ftp/netmedia_ll/ks1/science/hamshall/food_chains/index.htm
Teacher's Description: 3 clear graded Flash activities on food chains, producers and consumers, predators and prey.

6 - The great habitat match up
URL: http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/habitat/index.htm
Teacher's Description: Drag and drop game in which you have to match an endangered species to its habitat.

7 - Wild games
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/wild/games/
Teacher's Description: a collection of very playable games on a animal / environment theme. The build a beast game covers the basics of adaptation to the environment and is a good discussion starter. Most games can be muted.

8 - Ant strategy game
URL: http://www.primarygames.com/puzzles/strategy/antwar/antwar.htm
Teacher's Description: Odd, long, but strangle addictive ant flash game. Develop trhe colony, forage for food, allocate ants to tasks and protect the colony from weather etc. Free trial plays to level 5 (1000 ants) takes 10-15 mins to complete.

9 - Feeding frenzy game
URL: http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/feedingfrenzy.jsp?brand=clubhouse#NONE
Teacher's Description: A fantastic eat and grow fish game from Shockwave. Requires a plug in download to play, and there are some adverts during the load process. Requires Active X, so difficult to load

10 - Habitats
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/habitats.shtml
Teacher's Description: A very simple activity spotting living organisms and sorting out who eats what. Could be used to introduce the topic to less able learners

11 - Adapt, move or die
URL: http://www.nps.gov/blca/forteachers/lp_dieadaptmove.htm
Teacher's Description: Teachers lesson plan for a fairly complex 60 minute game/activity based on the Colorado Black Canyon. Would require modification to make it more habitat / organism relevant, but the underlying idea is a good one.

12 - Animal adaptaion game - lesson plan
URL: http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/larson/pdfs/Animal_Adaptation_Migration_Extinction.pdf
Teacher's Description: 1 or 2 lesson game activities on how Ice Age mammals were adapted to their environment until the climate changed. Includes animal cards for lesson in PDF document

13 - Greenpeace games
URL: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/multimedia/multimedia-archive/fungames/
Teacher's Description: Selection Greenpeace environmental games. Click more games to access full list, that includes anti-Bush, Esso games too.

14 - Producers, consumers, decomposers
URL: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.oate.lp_energyweb/
Teacher's Description: Teachers' domain lesson with links to useful 3 minute 'decomposers' video other quick time and flash 'energy flow' are less useful. Voice overs are American with band music background. Limited use website with only 10 uses.

15 - Singapore celebrates our reefs
URL: http://iyor08singapore.blogspot.com/
Teacher's Description: Updated and relevant site about the reefs around Singapore. Page updates regularly, but lots of info on sightings of animals, and activities for children.

16 - Minibeasts factsheet
URL: http://www.ypte.org.uk/environmental/minibeasts/30
Teacher's Description: Useful fact sheet for collecting and identifying minibeasts

17 - Animal adaptations quiz
URL: http://users.netrover.com/~kingskids/quiz_science/animals/quiz1.html
Teacher's Description: 13 animal photos and questions about why they have particular characteristics. A good IWB activity with answers available. Fun - and quite difficult - quiz. But might some of the questions have more than one correct answer?

18 - Freshwater habitats in Singapore
URL: http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/freshfish/text/103.htm
Teacher's Description: Map of distribution and description of the organisms found. Links to more details and pictures of the organisms. Language also will be beyond some upper primary pupils.