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Plants systems
1 - Harcourt Education. Transport in plants
URL: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/vascular/vascular.html
Teacher's Description: This shows a useful animation of the transport of materials through the tissues of a plant. Useful as an IWB display or for use on screen.

2 - Roots shockwave file
URL: http://wsgfl2.westsussex.gov.uk/aplaws/intergames/science/v5_Roots3.swf
Teacher's Description: A short shockwave file illustrating the functions of roots and their functions.

3 - Introducing the plants
URL: http://users.pipeline.com.au/~jpearce/Plant_Default.htm
Teacher's Description: A series of web pages giving information about the different parts of plants and their functions. Some colour combinations are difficult to read.

5 - Transpiration interactive
URL: http://projects.cbe.ab.ca/resources/cts/agr1030/resources/multimedia/transpiration.swf
Teacher's Description: A shockwave file illustrating the process of transpiration. Some primary kids may have difficulty with concepts like osmosis.

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.

8 - Plants word search
URL: http://www.primarygames.com/science/flowers/games/word_search/search.htm
Teacher's Description: Simple plants word search in Java. The grid will be reset with the same words to find on each visit.

9 - Up goes the water
URL: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2007-07/elementary.htm
Teacher's Description: a teacher's reference page on transpiration and the movement of water through plant stems. With links to other background resources.

10 - Quiz-Buster - Leaf structure game
URL: http://www.teachers-direct.co.uk/resources/quiz-busters/quiz-busters-game.aspx?game_id=6330
Teacher's Description: A version of the TV game Block busters wjith questions on leaf structure and function only. May be suitable for able upper primary as quiz
questions on plant parts get rather complex.

11 - Planet Science - Black flowers
URL: http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/experiments/2010/09/colour-changing-flowers.aspx
Teacher's Description: A series of pages exploring ideas around flower colour with details of chromatography experiments to isolate the pigments.

12 - Celery experiment video
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mn_AoDm3wE
Teacher's Description: A short video exploring how to turn celery red.

13 - Plant structure
URL: http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/BioBookPLANTANATII.html
Teacher's Description: High level, but packed with great images and diagrams that could be used for this level. Too much for pupils, but useful revision for teachers

14 - Plant concept maps
URL: http://www.crsep.org/ConceptMaps/plants.pdf
Teacher's Description: A large document outlining key ideas about plants and botany as a series of concept maps. Pages 21-28 deal specifically with the relationships between roots, shoots and leaves.

15 - Plant science images
URL: http://www.plantscienceimages.org.uk/pages/theme.aspx?themeId=1
Teacher's Description: Useful set of images of different parts of plants and their adaptations, all copyright free. Best used as a teaching aid.

16 - Plants and culture
URL: http://www.plantcultures.org/index.html
Teacher's Description: A site illustrating the economic and cultural importance of a wide range of plants and crops.

17 - How do plants make food?
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/Howdoplantsmakefood.pdf
Teacher's Description: Simple worksheet to label the things needed for photosynthesis.

18 - Leaf factories worksheet
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/leaffactories.pdf
Teacher's Description: Word fill exercise on a worksheet.

19 - Plant parts dominoes
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/docs/plant_parts_dominoes.doc
Teacher's Description: Copy onto card and laminate for a useful matching starter activity.

20 - Light and plants
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/docs/Light_and_Plants.doc
Teacher's Description: A guided investigation worksheet to investigate how light affects plants.

21 - Plant parts video
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnlAPb7kz3Q
Teacher's Description: A 6 minute long video describing the structure and function of roots, stems and leaves. Some in-depth detail about the distribution of vasuclar bundles and lead adaptions may require you to skim over.

22 - Carrot experiments
URL: http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/experiment.html
Teacher's Description: Some fun with a root!

23 - Plants and the seven processes of life
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/powerpoint/Plants.ppt
Teacher's Description: Slide show demonstrating how plants fulfill the seven processes of life. Task you could use on the last slide.
Human respiration and circulation
1 - Heart and circulation
URL: http://www.abpischools.org.uk/res/coResourceImport/resources04/heart/index.cfm
Teacher's Description: GlaxoSmithKleine sponsored site with links to heart, circulation and others. Simple to use and short flash animations on each page. Uses key terminology throughout.

2 - Circulatory system - kids' info
URL: http://www.imcpl.org/kids/guides/health/circulatorysystem.html
Teacher's Description: Clear and easy to use overview of the circulatory system, with links to the heart and other organ groups. Lots of links to other appropriate circulation / heart site below each set of text.

3 - MEDtropolis virtual body
URL: http://medtropolis.com/VBody.asp
Teacher's Description: This is a huge site with beautiful flash animations and narrated tours of various body systems. Clear descriptions of the heart and circulation. Other areas cover, brain, skeleton and digestion. Can take some time to load on a slow speed.

4 - Circulatory system
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/redgold/journey/circulation.swf
Teacher's Description: A flash animation describing the features of the pulmonary and systemic circulatory systems.

5 - Bitesize breathing revision
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/appliedanatomy/1_anatomy_respiratorysys_rev1.shtml
Teacher's Description: A BBC Bitesize revision page on breathing.

6 - Anatomy of breathing flash simulation
URL: http://teachhealthk-12.uthscsa.edu/studentresources/AnatomyofBreathing3.swf
Teacher's Description: A clear, well illustrated flash simulation of the anatomy and process of breathing.

7 - What's in air - flash animation
URL: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0073048763/232416/1_1whatisinair.swf
Teacher's Description: An interactive Flash animation showing the proportions of the different components of air.

8 - Fish and plants
URL: http://www.britishtrout.co.uk/fun.htm
Teacher's Description: Useful flash game where students add plants, fish and food and see what effect the relative ratios of each has on the environment.

9 - The innards
URL: http://www.primarygames.com/arcade/theinnards/index.htm
Teacher's Description: Flash game. You're an amoeba, collect red blood cells, avoid the cancer cells.

10 - Human organs game
URL: http://www.purposegames.com/game/163
Teacher's Description: Students label up a well animanted flash diagram with the 16 key organs. Hints given if the students can't find the organ first time.

11 - Make your own model lungs
URL: http://www.msichicago.org/scrapbook/scrapbook_exhibits/bodyworlds2/educ_resources/BW2_Additional_Activities.pdf
Teacher's Description: A series of pdf documents detailing how to build a model of our lungs and chest to illustrate breathing.

12 - Lungs
URL: http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/lungs-article.html
Teacher's Description: Lung anatomy and an interactive feature on asthma. Associated text is rather dense for primary pupils.

13 - Organs game
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/index_interactivebody.shtml
Teacher's Description: This is a fantastic Flash game, but at a level that is too complex for primary. Could be used as a demo of the human organ system and how tightly it fits. Much wider scope than the material in this section.

14 - 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.

15 - My Body
URL: http://www.rogerfrost.com/body
Teacher's Description: A Word file with a body picture to put together. Needs no colouring, no scissors and it uses so much less time than cut and stick. Some terms are beyond syllabus.

16 - Home: where the heart is
URL: http://glencoe.com/sec/science/cgi-bin/splitwindow.cgi?top=http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/top2.html&link=http://sln.fi.edu/biosci/heart.html
Teacher's Description: Glencoe on line heart site. Full of up to date heart surgery / disease developments, activities for students, and a huge image library.

17 - Respiratory System
URL: http://42explore.com/respsyst.htm
Teacher's Description: Teachers page with graded definitions and lots of links to further site (these have not all been checked).

18 - Beating heart visualisation by students
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5ZvrI4NY
Teacher's Description: A short movie featuring upper primary students acting out the human circulatory system.

19 - How Your Lungs Work
URL: http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/respiratory/lung.htm?printable=1
Teacher's Description: Straight forward text and diagrams. Follow up images link is a useful resource of hundreds on lung diagrams. Possible for project, extension work. Site is rather advert heavy. Possibly a little densely written for primary kids.

20 - Breathing Underwater
URL: http://www.saburchill.com/chapters/chap0023.html
Teacher's Description: Photos and descriptive text of how fish and water animals breath. Lacks much interactivity, but is advert free. A good follow up resource.

21 - Human circulatory system and the heart
URL: http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/Science/HumanBody/Heart.htm
Teacher's Description: Series of slides with diagrams and explanatory text. Not very dynamic.
Cell system
1 - 3-D plant cell
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/20050208/Science/Keystage3/Lifeprocessesan/plantcell/introduct/default.htm
Teacher's Description: The pack contains a 3-D plant cell in which all major components necessary for KS3 can be seen, identified and explained, with an activity testing this information.

2 - Animal cell labelling
URL: http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/animal_cell.swf
Teacher's Description: A fairly uninspiring menu page, but 3 excellent Flash activities. Students can work their own way through the intro and labelling exercise and then on to the summary test. Also access background info in word format from drop down list box.

3 - Eye of science
URL: http://www.eyeofscience.de/eos_html/frame1.html
Teacher's Description: Slick and beautifully designed website that hosts lots of detailed (and remastered) images of animals, bacteria, fungi and more.

4 - Doc Brown's Cells Quiz
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3biology/7Amc.htm
Teacher's Description: A KS3 SCIENCE-biology random multi choice quiz on cells and what some plant and animal organs do.

5 - Is it an animal or plant cell?
URL: http://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/science/sciber00/7th/cells/sciber/cellcomp.htm
Teacher's Description: A simple page comparing the structures of animal and plant cells.

6 - Making an edible model cell
URL: http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0251-NickHoffman/
Teacher's Description: This is a fun activity which involves making a model animal cell from jelly, sweets and chocolate! It reinforces the fact that cells are 3D structures.

7 - A compound light microscope
URL: http://www.media.pearson.com.au/schools/cw/au_sch_whalley_sf1_1/dnd/4_Compound.html
Teacher's Description: A fun race against the clock to learn the parts of a microscope.

8 - Cell image bank
URL: http://www.echalk.co.uk/Science/Biology/cells/imageBank/cellsMenu.html
Teacher's Description: Sensational photographic slides of plant and animal cells to boost your classroom resources. Images may flash on iMac.

9 - Building models of cells Wikipedia
URL: http://www.wikihow.com/Build-3D-Models-of-Animal-and-Plant-Cells
Teacher's Description: How to make 3D models of plant and animal cells. This reinforces the 3D structure of 'typical' cells. It can be extended so pupils design their
own ideas to make specialised cells.

10 - Development of microscopes
URL: http://nobelprize.org/educational/physics/microscopes/1.html
Teacher's Description: The development of different types of microscopes is described and shown with a time-line of famous scientists. It includes electron micrographs and virtual microscope simulations [this is very advanced].

11 - Pollen Tube Growth
URL: http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/worksheets/ssheets/ssheet4.htm
Teacher's Description: Practical instruction guide for Students and Teachers.

12 - Video showing a selection of microorganisms
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI1NbZn11Ss
Teacher's Description: Some excellent short video clips of unicells and other microorganisms. The teacher may prefer to use a computer projector / screen and add their own commentary. Shows the wide variety of cell structure.

13 - A history of microscopy
URL: http://www.az-microscope.on.ca/history.htm
Teacher's Description: This is an excellent resource for pupils to use to find out more about the history of the microscope. Different groups of pupils could do a presentation on each scientist and arrange them in a 'time-line'

14 - Nanoworld image gallery
URL: http://www.xtalent.com.au/gallery/index.php?cat=3
Teacher's Description: Let pupils roam about on this site to collect some images of things on high magnifications.

15 - Life processes: Cell activities
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/science/107/LP-cell_activities.html
Teacher's Description: Some nice life processes / cell activities images.

16 - What do your cells do?
URL: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/WhoAmI/FindOutMore/Yourbody.aspx
Teacher's Description: Some lovely images and animations. The commentary may be a bit advanced for year 7 and pupils could get lost in this fascinating site.

17 - Microscope images
URL: http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/microangela/
Teacher's Description: Colourised EM images of insects, bacteria, moulds, bedbugs, head louse... Each links to a short paragraph about the organism and a larger image.

18 - Virtual electron microscope
URL: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/interact/vemwindow.html
Teacher's Description: A great Flash interactive 'virtual electron microscope' with samples of plant and animal SEMs. Identification game based on electron microscope images, using Flash. Fun, but quite hard, and going well beyond Cells. Students try to identify which organism they are looking at. Can be used with lesson plan from http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/activities/electronmicroscope/

19 - Cells alive
URL: http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/3dcell.htm
Teacher's Description: A good homw page with links and interactives dealing with the differneces between bacterial, animal and plant cells.

20 - Cell biology
URL: http://www.biology4kids.com/files/cell_main.html
Teacher's Description: a series of pages leading students through cell bioligy and the varying types of celss and organelles.
Electrical system
1 - Circuit world
URL: http://www.cleo.net.uk/resources/displayframe.php?src=207/consultants_resources%2Fscience%2FcircuitWorld%2Findex.html+
Teacher's Description: Build and test your own circuits. Click to pick up a component, place it on a square and click to rotate it.

2 - The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits
URL: http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/
Teacher's Description: Very engaging interactive guide to electric circuits, with games and quizzes for 1-5 players.

3 - Circuits and conductors
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/physical_processes/circuits_conductors/play.shtml
Teacher's Description: An interactive activity on circuits and conductors.

4 - The electricity book - looking at simple circuits
URL: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/electricity_book1/index.htm
Teacher's Description: A simple but effective introduction to simple circuits.

5 - Building circuits
URL: http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/siliconspies/flash/concepts/buildingcircuits.htm
Teacher's Description: An animated interactive site building circuits.

6 - Electrical Safety
URL: http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/frankenstein/safety.html
Teacher's Description: Interactive diagram illustrating electrical hazards at home and what not to do. Click on the various characters to find out what they are doing wrong!

7 - Changing circuits
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/physical_processes/changing_circuits/play.shtml
Teacher's Description: An interactive activity involving making changes to a simple circuit.

8 - Electric Current
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=495
Teacher's Description: Introducing the concept of electric current, conductors and insulators.

9 - Fruity Electricity
URL: http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/frankenstein/fruity.html
Teacher's Description: Nicely written account of the experiment to generate electricity from a piece of fruit - fits in better with 9I, but can be used here as extension material if required.

10 - Battlestar
URL: http://www.teachingandlearningresources.co.uk/battlestarcircuits.html
Teacher's Description: A game quiz about electrical circuits.

11 - Basic circuits: a lamp and a cell
URL: http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/BritishEnergy/11-14/circh1pg1.html
Teacher's Description: An animated introduction to basic circuits.

12 - Construct a vinegar battery
URL: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=4850277179425254045
Teacher's Description: A video on how to construct a vinegar battery.

13 - Electrical circuits homework - extra tasks
URL: http://www.ailwyn.schoolzone.co.uk/science%20website%20internet/extra7j.htm
Teacher's Description: 3 homework tasks on electrical circuits.

14 - Lemon battery
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/podsmission/electricity/pod.shtml
Teacher's Description: Instructions on how to make a lemon battery.

15 - Will these circuits work?
URL: http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/science/worksheets/circuittest.htm
Teacher's Description: 9 circuits to see if they work.

16 - Brown bag science
URL: http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Physics/PHS0005.html
Teacher's Description: A lesson outline for a practical introduction to simple electrical circuits.

17 - Electricity
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/podsmission/electricity/ollo.shtml
Teacher's Description: Pod's mission has an interactive circuit and a lemon battery experiment.

18 - Series and Parallel Circuits
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=487
Teacher's Description: Information on series and parallel circuits and a revision quiz. Two interactive exercises building series and parallel circuits.

19 - Circuit Diagrams
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=499
Teacher's Description: A simple introduction to circuit diagrams and standard symbols.

20 - Play it safe around electricity!
URL: http://aep.electricuniverse.com/eu_louie.php?sec=1&mc=1&sc=0&pn=safety_first.html
Teacher's Description: A comprehensive fun site on electrical safety.

21 - Wise energy use
URL: http://aep.electricuniverse.com/eu_wiseuse.php?sec=5&mc=0&sc=0&pn=wiseuse_home.html
Teacher's Description: A site advising on energy conservation at home and in the environment.

22 - Electricity
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/energy_electricity_forces/electric_current_voltage/revise1.shtml
Teacher's Description: 8 pages revising electricity.