Topics:

A. Digestion
B. Reproduction
C. Other life processes
D. Abuses to life

A. Digestion
1 - Digestion quiz
URL: http://home.clara.net/darvill/multichoice/digest.htm
Teacher's Description: Use the drop down answers in this information matching exercise.

2 - Digestion video
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzl6M1YlU3w
Teacher's Description: A video to show what happens inside the human body when food is digested.

3 - Egestion
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=454
Teacher's Description: Learn that water is reabsorbed from undigested food in the large intestine before it forms waste faeces that are egested. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

4 - Food and digestion
URL: http://www.kscience.co.uk/revision/digestion/digestion_index.htm
Teacher's Description: A quiz, drag and drop activity, worksheets and revision summary. One word file (amylase) seems to be corrupted. Indophenol is the blue indicator referred to in the 'testing for vitamin' C worksheet.

5 - 1970's Digestive system cartoon commercial
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuYDwXDmSvQ&feature=related
Teacher's Description: A really fun cartton of what happens to food in the digestive system and how it is used.

6 - Digestion crossword
URL: http://www.studystack.com/crossword-109187
Teacher's Description: A nice crossword to test knowledge on digestive system. There are also links to other games from the icons below. Good as starters or plenary activities. A few typos and formatting oddities

7 - The amazing food detective.
URL: http://www.primarygames.com/science/nutrition/games/amazingfooddetective/index.htm
Teacher's Description: Extremely slick and well animated flash site. Students take on '8 cases' of poor diet or lack of exercise. E.g. lack of protein, healthy food, calcium poor e.t.c. Once solved there are 3 mini games on the theme to play. Students can use site unsupervised, though they do need access to sound for narration. Some main cases would work on I.W.B.

8 - The digestive system
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/digestive_system/eng/Introduction/default.htm
Teacher's Description: This whiteboard activity is intended to support year 8 teaching by describing the digestive system and explaining how we digest our food. The activity illustrates the structure and functions of the digestive system using a lovely animation. Click on interactive white board activity to start.

9 - Enzymes
URL: http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/anim_2.htm
Teacher's Description: Animations to show enzymes breaking down long chains into smaller molecules. No words of explanation!

10 - Digestive system
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX4hdOPgnoM
Teacher's Description: Short animation to show the passage of food through the body, focussing on specific areas where food is broken down and absorbed.

11 - How digestion works
URL: http://www.constipationfacts.co.uk/how-digestion-works.asp
Teacher's Description: Quite a complex slideshow on the process of digestion through the body.From a company that makes laxatives - likely to be some vested interests

12 - pH and Enzymes
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=612
Teacher's Description: Understand how pH affects enzyme activity. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

13 - A walk through the gut
URL: http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1994/ward_walk.php
Teacher's Description: Kinaesthetic lesson to model the digestive system with the whole class. Teachers only; will require a lot of preparation.

14 - Your digestive system and how it works.
URL: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/yrdd/index.aspx
Teacher's Description: A detailed explanation of how the digestive system works, the structure of, uses of enzymes in and what the products are used for.

15 - Inner Body
URL: http://www.innerbody.com/image/digeov.html
Teacher's Description: Inner Body - Human Anatomy Online. Teacher resource with systems overlaid on a body outline suitable for projecting on an IWB. Diagrams are detailed so choose with caution

16 - Virtual Body
URL: http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp
Teacher's Description: Build a skeleton and take tours of the heart and digestive system. Direct your pupils to the appropriate section

17 - Food and digestion
URL: http://www.btinternet.com/~mr.larsen/_private/8aFoodandDigestionHomeworSheet.PDF
Teacher's Description: The first worksheet should be used. Contains a glossary of words to be learned and a short activity on the digestive system at the end.

18 - Digestion experiments 1
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/DIELC/launch.html
Teacher's Description: Slides to show the action of amylase on starch using the visking tubing experiment. Good for scientific investigation.

19 - Digestive system
URL: http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/digestive-system-article.html?source=G4104&kwid=digestive%20systems|929422945
Teacher's Description: An interactive resource that allows students to 'feed' the digestive system with different foods and see what happens to that food as it passes through the digestive system (requires Flash).

20 - Enzymes and Digestion
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=453
Teacher's Description: Learn the properties of enzymes and know that some enzymes are involved in the digestion of foods. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test. A few textual oddities. One or two over-generalisations - notably

21 - Digestive system
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/organisms_behaviour_health/diet_drugs/revise4.shtml
Teacher's Description: Three pages to describe the organs of the digestive system, uses of enzymes and uses of the products of digestion.

22 - Teeth and eating
URL: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html#teeth
Teacher's Description: Lovely set of interactive activities with an associated lesson plan (access by clicking the logo). Back to top

B. Reproduction
1 - Human Fertilisation
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=462
Teacher's Description: Learn that fertilisation is the fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei, and know what happens to the egg after fertilisation. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

2 - Birth
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=463
Teacher's Description: Learn what happens during the birth of a baby. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

3 - Humans as organisms: Reproduction
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/organisms_behaviour_health/reproduction/revise1.shtml
Teacher's Description: Bitesize revision of the unit leading to a self test.

4 - What is IVF? Video introduction
URL: http://video.about.com/infertility/In-Vitro-Fertilization.htm
Teacher's Description: A short video describing the process of IVF.

5 - Reproduction quiz
URL: http://home.clara.net/darvill/multichoice/ks3reprodq1.htm
Teacher's Description: Label the male and female genitalia using the dropdown menus.

6 - Puberty crossword.
URL: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/puberty/print_crossword.html
Teacher's Description: Downloadable puberty crossword from this student focused body site.

7 - Freak street
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/slink/love-fun/games/freak-street/play
Teacher's Description: Silly game covering issues like spots, periods, relationships and hygiene issues. Could be a reward for fast finishers.

8 - The Menstrual Cycle
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=459
Teacher's Description: Learn about the changes that occur in a woman's body during the menstrual cycle. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

9 - Pregnancy
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=461
Teacher's Description: Understand the functions of the placenta and amniotic fluid during pregnancy. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

10 - Sexual Intercourse
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=460
Teacher's Description: Learn what happens during sexual intercourse. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

11 - The Female Reproductive System
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=457
Teacher's Description: Learn the structure and function of the female reproductive organs. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

12 - The 18 Ways (And Then Some)
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/baby/18ways.html
Teacher's Description: NOVA producer Sarah Holt tells how surprised she was to learn that there are 18 ways to make a baby. Please check suitability before using with your class.

13 - Pregancy quiz
URL: http://pregnancy.about.com/library/quiz/preg/blpregquiz.htm
Teacher's Description: A multiple choice quiz on aspects of pregnancy

14 - Fertilisation video.
URL: http://www.justthefacts.org/video/video.htm
Teacher's Description: 3 short videos real player videos of the 'egg' on the endometrium, 13 seconds, and other fertilisation clips. Real player link on this page .

15 - Love bugs
URL: http://www.likeitis.org/love_bugs.html
Teacher's Description: A detailed look at the range of STIs. Reinforces the need for safe sex and encourages access to G.U.M clinics for UK residents. Provided by the Marie Stopes charity.

16 - IVF interactive resource
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/science/lcs/ivf.htm
Teacher's Description: An interactive that breaks IVF into 7 steps. Each interactive has a text description and an animation that illustrates the related anatomy and procedures.

17 - Puberty facts and figures
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/index.shtml?lifecycle
Teacher's Description: This site has links to more information on changes that occur during puberty. Some excellent images and video clips in the puberty facts and figures section from the BBC.Please check suitability before directing your pupils here.

18 - Puberty
URL: http://www.likeitis.org/puberty.html
Teacher's Description:A short clip about 'boys bits' and 'girls bits' and the changes that occur at puberty from Marie Stopes Family Planning. Please check suitability before directing your pupils here also some of the quiz questions pertain to UK context. Warn students that they may not be able to access this site in school. Back to top

C. Other life processes
1 - The Respiratory System
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/TRSLC/launch.html
Teacher's Description: Learn the structure and function of the respiratory system. Short basic slideshow with audio and a self test. Requires Flash to play.

2 - Animated breathing and respiration
URL: http://www.brainpop.com/health/respiratorysystem/respiration/
Teacher's Description: A page with well produced Falsh movie, links to other parts of the site requie login and this requires registration.

3 - Living things - keeping healthy.
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/keeping_healthy.shtml
Teacher's Description: Clear and easy to use BBC website aimed at upper primary. Students investigate the effects of different activities on heart rate. Magnifying glass offers further details.

4 - My Body.
URL: http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/htbw_main_page.html
Teacher's Description: A great overview of the body with Shockwave interactive menu. Students click on the organ of choice to access further information. You MUST allow pop ups from this site to access sub pages. Excellent follow ups on diseases and growing up. Links to lots of games on 'the body' topics. Also well worth looking at the 'movies' in 'the games closet' which are well produced, clear and amusing.

5 - Respiratory System Word Search
URL: https://www.lung.ca/children/games/wordsearch/wordsearch7_12.html
Teacher's Description: Interactive word search. Identify key respiratory system words and highlight on line. Requires a recent Java Platform to run.

6 - Brilliant organ transplant game.
URL: http://www.organ-ise.org.uk/
Teacher's Description: Great fun but light on educational merit. Students are asked to organise a busy transplant wing and keep up with the flow of patients, but not let the organs dry out. Requires FLASH.

7 - Interactive human body
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/interactives/3djigsaw_02/index.shtml?organs
Teacher's Description: This site involves placing organs against a body outline. It also deals with organ systems. Could be used with an IWB coupled with the teacher's own commentary for introducing students to the workings of the human body and the levels of organisation.

8 - Hay fever - student activity
URL: http://www.upd8.org.uk/activity/52/Hay-fever.html
Teacher's Description: Set of handouts, lesson objectives and web links for an activity on hay fever and its effect on the respiratory system.

9 - Science teacher resources
URL: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html
Teacher's Description: Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Requires Flash.

10 - Heart
URL: http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/heart-article.html
Teacher's Description: Great interactive feature showing the heart's anatomy, flow of blood, and how heart attacks come about.

11 - Explore the human body
URL: http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/
Teacher's Description: Extensive site from the National Geographic, get pupils to find out what happens when the heart and lungs go wrong by exploring the interactive features.

12 - Transplant kids
URL: http://www.transplantkids.co.uk/links.html
Teacher's Description: Portal website for children on all sorts of different transplant operations. This is aimed at children who are on a transplant list or are in discussion about it so the language is aimed at them. Also links to stories from successful transplant patients.

13 - New faces
URL: http://www.upd8.org.uk/activity/92/New-faces.html
Teacher's Description: Role play and discussion activity with teachers notes available if you register with the ASE's UPD8 scheme (fast and free). A discussion about ethical issues relating to face transplants.

14 - World health organisation - burden of disease
URL: http://www.who.int/quantifying_ehimpacts/national/countryprofile/singapore.pdf
Teacher's Description: Comparisons of disease prevalence including asthma to the worlds best and worst from the WHO in pdf.

15 - Face transplant.
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6190612.stm
Teacher's Description: BBC write up on the first partial face transplant. Includes before and after photo and a video link to the patient talking about the surgery and the changes it has made to her life. This video clip has muffled sound, and the translation is difficult to hear. Other clips from the same site are much clearer.

16 - Virtual Body
URL: http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp
Teacher's Description: Build a skeleton and take tours of the heart and digestive system. Direct your pupils to the appropriate section

17 - Where does the air go when you breathe?
URL: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/air.htm
Teacher's Description:Students connect the numbered dots to trace the flow of air into and out of the lungs. Back to top

D. Abuses to life
1 - Effects of Smoking on the Lungs
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=613
Teacher's Description: Learn how smoking cigarettes can damage the breathing system. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

2 - Drugs and health
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/organisms_behaviour_health/diet_drugs/revise8.shtml
Teacher's Description: Information about the effects of the use of drugs and smoking on health.

3 - Abuse of alcohol, solvents and other drugs
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/alcohol_solvent_others/eng/introduct/default.htm
Teacher's Description: A three section lesson plan to explain the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Includes an interactive section to fill in the type of drug and effect.

4 - The effects of smoking during and after pregnancy.
URL: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/body-corps/index-eng.php
Teacher's Description: A flash presentation illustrating the impact of smoking during pregnancy.

5 - ASH body damage
URL: http://www.ash.org.uk/information/resources/body-damage
Teacher's Description: Graphic images of the the effects of smoking on various parts of the body.

6 - You make me sick
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/static/games/you_make_me_sick/index.stm
Teacher's Description: Fun interactive Flash game to learn about the negative effects smoking, drinking, taking drugs, and eating fast food can have on your body. Some sounds, but can be played without.

7 - D world games
URL: http://www.drugscope-dworld.org.uk/wip/24/games.htm
Teacher's Description: Four games to test knowledge on types of drugs, effects of drugs and a memory game.

8 - Brain games
URL: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/havefun/index.php
Teacher's Description: Site contains five games to test knowledge on the effects of drugs; enable students to write an article about drugs; the danger of drugs associated with HIV. Click on each game to load. Needs flashplayer.

9 - A camel who wishes he never smoked
URL: http://www.joechemo.org/
Teacher's Description: a series of

10 - What do cigarettes do to your lungs?
URL: http://www.lung.ca/protect-protegez/tobacco-tabagisme/facts-faits/hurts-nuit_e.php
Teacher's Description: Light on pictures, but clear text and easy to navigate. Gives a good overview of the issues of smoking and second hand smoking.

11 - Action on smoking and health
URL: http://www.ash.org.uk/
Teacher's Description: Plenty of discouraging facts, figures and images. Go to fact sheets and information pages.

12 - The multimedia science project.
URL: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/Science/
Teacher's Description: Some presentations made by children on alcohol and solvents. Explain uses and effects. May have errors but could be useful as examples to show your class.

13 - Drug background facts
URL: http://www.bootslearningstore.com/pdf/ks3/drug_ff.pdf
Teacher's Description: Interesting facts about the different types of drugs and their effects.

14 - The a-z of drugs
URL: http://www.talktofrank.com/home_html.aspx
Teacher's Description: Site listing all the different types of drugs and their effects.

15 - Drugs of abuse
URL: http://www.abpischools.org.uk/res/coResourceImport/resources04/drugs/index.cfm
Teacher's Description: This e-resource looks at some of the drugs that are abused today.There are a number of interactive features including a glossary and quiz

16 - Dudley drug network quiz
URL: http://www.dudleydrug.net/index.php?section=quiz_intro
Teacher's Description: An interactive quiz on the types of drugs, effects of alcohol and solvents. Click in easy; medium or hard. Medium is the best level.

17 - Information about drugs
URL: http://www.recovery.org.uk/druginfo/index.html
Teacher's Description: A site that contains alot of information of the classes of drugs; types of drugs; history of drugs and the effects of specific drugs on the body and life.

18 - Bonko's Body Quiz
URL: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/bonko_flash.html
Teacher's Description: Fun quiz on the effects of Tobacco and alcohol on the body.

19 - Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association
URL: http://www.sana.org.sg/index.asp
Teacher's Description: Home page of the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA). Part of the drug free Singapore initiative.

20 - The truth about smoking
URL: http://www.thetruth.com/
Teacher's Description: a well designed site to help students understand the impact of tobacco industry advertising.

21 - Tobacco and the lungs.
URL: http://www.lung.ca/children/grades4_6/tobacco/index.html
Teacher's Description: Fairly simplistic and quick site aimed at younger children. Some games require plug ins to play that are non standard.

22 - Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=445
Teacher's Description: Learn some effects that the different chemicals in cigarette smoke can have on the body. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

23 - Alcohol quiz
URL: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/cmed/alcohol/quiz.htm
Teacher's Description: An interactive quiz for students to think about the effect alcohol has and also the choices people have when deciding to drink.

24 - Drugfree Singapore
URL: http://www.drugfree.org.sg/
Teacher's Description:National council against drug abuse (NCADA) based in Singapore. This site has specific details about the effects and penalties of various drugs, case studies, statistics and a youth and parent section. Back to top