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Reproduction in plants and animals
1 - Human and frog life cycles
URL: http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/animals/life/produce.htm
Teacher's Description: Diagrams of frog and human life cycle for pupils to compare / contrast.

2 - Parts of a flower
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things/life_cycles/play.shtml
Teacher's Description: Identifying names and functions of flower parts. Includes an activity, revision and quiz. Could be used in conjunction with a study of real flowers.

3 - Animation on seed dispersal
URL: http://www2.bgfl.org/bgfl2/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/plants_pt2/dispersal.htm
Teacher's Description: This site shows animations of different methods of fruit and seed dispersal. Important to show this to avoid pupils muddling it with methods of pollination.

4 - Life cycle diagram of a flowering plant
URL: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html#lcycles5b
Teacher's Description: Interactive white board lesson includes labeling a life cycle diagram of a flowering plant, sorting plants by method of seed dispersal and labeling the reproductive organs of a flower.

5 - Life cycles quiz
URL: http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/essentials/science/life/quiz.jsp?unit=Life+cycles&unitShortName=lifecycles&rand=1201727582091
Teacher's Description: A short interactive quiz for students to check their knowledge and understanding of plant and animal life cycles.

6 - Build a 3D model flower
URL: http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/docs/p4pp/ralc/ralcC.pdf
Teacher's Description: SAPs website has many resources for plants including Building a 3D paper model of a flower.

7 - BBC Bitesize Science clips
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/life_cycles.shtml
Teacher's Description: Dissect a flower. Pupils 'take apart' a flower. Could be used in conjunction with a simple flower eg wallflower [or any member of the brassica family.

8 - Sock seed experiment
URL: http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/sockseeds.html
Teacher's Description: An extension/ homework task or project to survey the types of seeds in your neighbourhood.

9 - Video of implantation and development of human foetus
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHLG-Ari9NA
Teacher's Description: Use this with caution, some useful images but best used without the voice over as some language is inaccessible at this level and may still not be appropriate for some learners.

10 - How babies are made
URL: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=842613236244771366
Teacher's Description: Use with caution. Some useful images but best used without voice over as some of the statements are controversial and may not be appropriate for some learners.

11 - Family photos
URL: http://www.mce.k12tn.net/animals/reproduction/family_photos.htm
Teacher's Description: A page of images of families to use a s basis for discussing ideas of heredity.

12 - Human reproduction fact sheet
URL: http://www.mikecurtis.org.uk/ks2_reproduction.htm
Teacher's Description: Clearly laid out, basic factsheet detailing key words and processes of human reproduction.

13 - The life cycle of plants
URL: http://www2.bgfl.org/bgfl2/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/plants_pt2/
Teacher's Description: A beautifully created Flash site about plant growth, seed dispersal and parts of a flower. Too detailed in places but an excellent resource.

14 - Seed germination
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/seed_germination.pdf
Teacher's Description: Simple worksheet to fill in for a seed germination lesson.

15 - Plants and flowers
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/RDplantrepro.pdf
Teacher's Description: Cloze activity worksheet covering reproduction in flowering plants.

16 - Seed dispersal by wind
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/seed_dispersal_wind.pdf
Teacher's Description: Simple worksheet to complete during a lesson covering seed dispersal by wind.

17 - Seed dispersal by animals
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/seed_dispersal_animals.pdf
Teacher's Description: Simple worksheet to complete during a lesson covering seed dispersal by animals.

18 - Seed dispersal
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/seeddispersal_LF.pdf
Teacher's Description: Worksheet writing frame for a summary of the ways seeds can be dispersed.

19 - The parts of a flower
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/flower.htm
Teacher's Description: Diagram to copy and label then sentences to copy and complete (2 versions depending on ability).

20 - Seeds
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/RDseedscomp.pdf
Teacher's Description: Worksheet with short text about seeds with comprehension questions to follow.

21 - Parts of a flower
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/partsofflower.pdf
Teacher's Description: Nice clear flower diagram to label.

22 - Seed dispersal
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/seed_dispersal_other.pdf
Teacher's Description: Shaking, dropping and exploding seed dispersal worksheet.

23 - Vocab: flowering plants
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/vocab_flowering_plants.pdf
Teacher's Description: Vocabulary for this topic, print and stick around the board.

24 - Information sheet about flower parts
URL: http://www.mikecurtis.org.uk/ks2_plant_reproduction.htm
Teacher's Description: Extensive site of pupils' worksheets / information sheets including one about names and functions of the parts of a flower.

25 - Plant biology resource
URL: http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/main.html
Teacher's Description: A series of pages with some Quicktime video of germination and details of plant biology.

26 - Tree frog life cycle
URL: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/amphibians-animals/frogs-and-toads/frog_greentree_lifecycle.html
Teacher's Description: Good quality footage of tree frog lifecycle, including references to food chains and habitats.

27 - The life cycle of a plant
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/Phase2delivery/Wales/Science/Keystage2/Lifeprocessesan/Lifecycles/Introduction/activity1pop.htm
Teacher's Description: Interactive white board activity 1 details the life cycle of a flowering plant. Nice and clear. Activity 2 is a frog life cycle.
Water
1 - Changing state
URL: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html#changingstate
Teacher's Description: Clear drag and drop activity designed for interactive whiteboards. Click Menu to access a water cycle flash game. Clear and students can check answers.

2 - Changing state
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/materials/changing_state/play.shtml
Teacher's Description: A clear and easy to follow simple exercise in changing ice to water to steam, including changes in shape and volume. Follows with a revision test. Requires Flash.

3 - WaterAid website
URL: http://www.wateraid.org/other/games/pani/game/index.html
Teacher's Description: A charity that tries to use practical solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. There are case studies of children in the developing world and how they collect their water. Quite complex for this level.

4 - Changing state
URL: http://www.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/SolidsandLiquids/index.html
Teacher's Description: Students heat and chill different materials in this well animated Flash (9) game. Enable pop ups for this game to open.

5 - Water droplet game
URL: http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/droplet.html
Teacher's Description: Move the droplet character through a series of simple mazes to get it back to the river.

6 - River jigsaw
URL: http://www.jigsawland.com/images/river/new-river-i.htm
Teacher's Description: A Java 25 piece jigsaw of a lake.

7 - Making Rain
URL: http://www.upd8.org.uk/activity/128/Making-Rain.html
Teacher's Description: Using the particle model to explain how rain is made and how cloud seeding works. Requires login to download resources, available as word doc or pdf. Rain making activity for 11-14s - will be beyond some kids at this stage.

8 - Life's little essential: liquid water
URL: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.lifeessential/
Teacher's Description: A well written but high level paper on life and water. Full of excellent teacher facts and some clear and impressive photographs. Click 'view' in the centre of the page to load paper.

9 - Water cycle animation
URL: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010000/a010016/index.html
Teacher's Description: Download this beautifully rendered 13MB animation of the water cycle in MPEG-1 format. No narration, but sound of the water.

10 - States of matter
URL: http://www.goalfinder.com/product.asp?productid=76
Teacher's Description: View the free preview for structure of solids and liquids.

11 - Changing state animation
URL: http://www.highenergygraphics.com/hienergy.php?stream=s_G04f.mov&fileID=73
Teacher's Description: 3 minute quicktime movie explaining solid, liquid and gas. Also covers latent heat and other terms not needed at this level, but could be run without the narration.

12 - How do liquids behave?
URL: http://www.bioedonline.org/k-5/pdfs/how_do_liquids_behave.pdf
Teacher's Description: Teacher fact sheets, lesson p[ans and handouts for a series of activities on properties of a liquid.

13 - Water cycle animated diagram with labels
URL: http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/watercycle/index.html
Teacher's Description: Excellent Flash diagram with additional labels and state changing labels. Would work well as revision lesson or with projector / Interactive White Board.The quiz is probably too difficult for most primary kids.

14 - Water changing state
URL: http://www.bc.k12.pa.us/science_technology/Environment/4.1/Water%20Match.htm
Teacher's Description: Water match lesson plan and printable cards for water changing state. Also covers water pollution.

15 - Chasm - Restore the water
URL: http://www.miniclip.com/games/chasm/en/
Teacher's Description: Point and click Flash game to restore the towns water supply. Solve problems and move levers.

16 - Water changing state
URL: http://www.elytradesign.com/ali/html/changes.htm
Teacher's Description: A whole student made site dedicated to water states, with quiz (mostly vocab recall) and a hangman game. Easy to navigate.Written (with help) by an 8th-grader; some typos.

17 - Water, water everywhere
URL: http://www.units.muohio.edu/dragonfly/water/
Teacher's Description: Six links to different aspects of water use, from water pollution to insects that walk on water. Games are limited in content and fun, but the site is easy to use.

18 - Water conservation
URL: http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/water/water/index.cfm
Teacher's Description: Site dedicated to conservation of water around the house. Students move from room to room and identify where water is being wasted.

19 - Thirstin's watercycle game
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html
Teacher's Description: Flash water cycle with narration.