Topics:

A. Cells - structure, function & organisation
B. Particulate Model of matter
C. Simple concepts of atoms & molecules
D. Transport in living things
E. Digestion in animals
F. Sexual reproduction in human beings

A. Cells - structure, function & organisation
1 - Cells
URL: http://www.livingscience.co.uk/year7/cells/cells.htm
Teacher's Description: Notes on parts of cells, specialised cells, the compound microscope and organs. There are three interactive activities for pupils to try.

2 - Cells and cell functions
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/keystage3.aspx?id=63
Teacher's Description: An excellent series of 10 animations covering cells, tissues, organs, organ systems and the use of the microscope. There are questions to test understanding at the end of each animation.

3 - Animal and plant cells
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/organisms_behaviour_health/cells_systems/revise3.shtml
Teacher's Description: Well presented pages from BBC Bitesize on plant and animal cells. There is a short quiz to test understanding. Not all plant cells contain chloroplasts.

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 - How big is a .... ?
URL: http://www.cellsalive.com/howbig.htm
Teacher's Description: An excellent flash animation that helps pupils to understand how small cells are. Different cells (and a dust mite) are placed on a pin head and you can zoom in to seem them.

6 - Tissues of life
URL: http://www.smm.org/tissues/index.php?soundToggle=1
Teacher's Description: A good animation in which pupils can learn about the four tissue types that make up the human body.

7 - Incredible megacell game
URL: http://nobelprize.org/educational/medicine/cell/
Teacher's Description: Great fun Flash 6 comic style introduction where a human cell gets flung apart in a centrifuge and then the students have to catapult the organelles back in in the right order. Takes about 10 minutes, but requires some knowledge of less common organelles, so is suitable as an extension activity at this level.

8 - 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.

9 - Cell division and cancer
URL: http://www.abpischools.org.uk/res/coResourceImport/resources04/cancer/index.cfm
Teacher's Description: For the very able, some of the pages in this resource could be useful for extension work.

10 - Learn.Genetics
URL: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/
Teacher's Description: A huge resouce that gives lots of background information on genetic science including the moral and social issues. Suitable for more able pupils.

11 - Your Genes
URL: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/WhoAmI/FindOutMore/Yourgenes.aspx
Teacher's Description: Your Genes, from the Science Museum. Good background information on genes and genetic science.

12 - The human genome
URL: http://genome.wellcome.ac.uk/
Teacher's Description: A vast site that gives lots of background information on genetic research. Includes news items on the latest scientific research and covers moral and social issues well.

13 - 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

14 - 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

15 - Stem cell research: the issue
URL: http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk/videos/ks3-ks4-science-stem-cell-research-the-issue
Teacher's Description: A fifteen minute video that looks at the issue of stem cell research. It looks at arguments in favour of stem cell research and arguments against.

16 - Parts of the microscope
URL: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=BIO905
Teacher's Description: A good animation showing the parts of the microscope. There is also an animation of how to use a microscope correctly.

17 - Life for a life
URL: http://www.upd8.org.uk/activity/122/Life-for-a-life.html
Teacher's Description: A good activity on the ethics of genetics research. Free registration is required to access the lesson resources.

18 - Comparing plant and animal cells
URL: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/510/deploy/interface.html
Teacher's Description: A good flash animation in which pupils can click on cell organelles to find out more about their function.

19 - Introducing the cell
URL: http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/school/schoolGraphics/sf08_u2_t3.swf
Teacher's Description: A good flash animation on the importance of the microscope in discovering cells. The animated sequence also includes good sections on cell organelles and how cells form tissues and organs.

20 - 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.

21 - Galileo's microscope - the compound microscope
URL: http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/esplora/microscopio/index.html
Teacher's Description: Good animations on the history of the compound microscope. There are several interactive activities to try.

22 - Bust a cell
URL: http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/youthandschools/gamesandpuzzles/bustacell/
Teacher's Description: A fun game in which pupils can repair cells before they multiply out of control.

23 - Animal systems
URL: http://www.biology4kids.com/files/systems_main.html
Teacher's Description: Good background information on different organ systems.

24 - Eucaryotic cell interactive animation
URL: http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm
Teacher's Description: Good animations of plant and animal cells. Clicking on an organelle gives you further information about it.

25 - Cell structure
URL: http://www.johnkyrk.com/CellIndex.html
Teacher's Description: Great flash cell with pop up descriptions of the organelles. Links form some to more detailed explanations of their function. Back to top

B. Particulate Model of matter
1 - Changing matter URL: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/science/changing_matter/index.htm
Teacher's Description: An interactive activity showing pupils how particle activity changes on heating.

2 - Melting and boiling point:
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_KS3.aspx?ID=593
Teacher's Description: Animated explanation of why substances have constant melting and boiling points, using the particle theory. Includes a short quiz. Shows the constant temperature at mpt and bpt

3 - Solid to a liquid to a gas
URL: http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/ICI/11-14/materials/match1pg2.html
Teacher's Description: A site explaining changes of state. Clearly shows the difference between steam and water droplets.

4 - The structure of matter
URL: http://preparatorychemistry.com/Bishop_KMT_frames.htm
Teacher's Description: An animated slideshow explaining the particle theory of matter.

5 - Materials and their properties
URL: http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/modules/solids-liquids-gases/slg2.cfm
Teacher's Description: A series of cartoons about solids, liquids and gases, including teacher resources and a quiz. Sound can be turned off if you find it annoying. To find the cartoons, select buttons 2-12 from the main menu

6 - Particle Model Crossword
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3chemistry/7Gxw2.htm
Teacher's Description: Crossword covering the particle model of solids, liquids and gases. There is a larger harder version available.

7 - Extreme particle suite
URL: http://www.reallyfunarcade.com/play/adventure/extreme-particle-suite/
Teacher's Description: 3 fun particle related games.

8 - Fun stuff - particles
URL: http://www.sfu.ca/physics/funstuff/java/
Teacher's Description: Create your own particles and watch them interact, slow them down and speed them up. Fun with a more educational slant.

9 - Melting and boiling
URL: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/hotplate/index.html
Teacher's Description: An interactive activity looking at temperature / time graphs for melting and boiling. Temperatures have to be entered precisely.

10 - States of matter
URL: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/index.html
Teacher's Description: An interactive activity showing the behaviour of the particles in a solid, a liquid and a gas.

11 - The particle theory
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_KS3.aspx?ID=527
Teacher's Description: An animation to explain the three states of matter using the particle theory, with a quiz and revision notes. Requires Flash Player.

12 - Gas Model from the Exploratorium
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/gas_model/index.html
Teacher's Description: Make your own particle model using Styrofoam balls and a mesh cage. Pupils will obviously need equipment and guidance.

13 - Solids, liquids and gases
URL: http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/SeeK/solid.htm
Teacher's Description: Introduces the concept of atoms and their behaviour / arrangements in solids, liquids, and gases, including diffusion of gas atoms. One or two errors and/or oversimplifications. For example, solids can flow and they can change shape.

14 - The particle model of solids, liquids and gases
URL: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100612050234/http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/schemes2/secondary_science/sci07g/?view=get
Teacher's Description: The Standards Site - DFES - lots of ideas to support lesson planning.

15 - Particle model of solids, liquids and gases homework - extra tasks
URL: http://www.ailwyn.schoolzone.co.uk/science%20website%20internet/extra7g.htm
Teacher's Description: 3 tasks that could be used for homework.
16 - 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

17 - Matter is the stuff around you
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_intro.html
Teacher's Description: An introduction to the five states of matter. Interesting link to Bose-Einstein condensates. Some minor spelling errors (e.g. homogeneous and heterogeneous)

18 - Word fill on the particle model
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3chemistry/7Gwf1.htm
Teacher's Description:Revision word fill exercises on the particle model of solids, liquids and gases Back to top

C. Simple concepts of atoms & molecules
1 - Elements, mixtures and compounds URL: http://home.clara.net/darvill/multichoice/emc.htm
Teacher's Description: A 'hot potatoes' quiz on elements, compounds and mixtures. Useful for pupils to check their understanding.

2 - Chemical formula
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/chemical_material_behaviour/compounds_mixtures/revise3.shtml
Teacher's Description: Three pages to describe chemical formula, how to count the atoms in molecules and the differences between mixtures, pure elements and pure compounds.

3 - Atoms
URL: http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/chemistry/atomic-structure/revise-it/atoms
Teacher's Description: A page explaining the structure of atoms, numbers assigned to elements in the periodic table and isotopes.

4 - Atomic structure of the first 11 elements
URL: http://web.visionlearning.com/custom/chemistry/animations/CHE1.3-an-atoms.shtml
Teacher's Description: Interactive periodic table to show the structure of the first eleven elements in the periodic table.Superscripts ought to be used in denoting ions (e.g. O2-). Otherwise ok.

5 - Atoms and molecules
URL: http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/ICI/11-14/materials/match4pg1.html
Teacher's Description: Instruct students to look at pg 21 and 22

6 - Atoms and matter
URL: http://education.jlab.org/sciencecrossword/index.html
Teacher's Description: A crossword puzzle to test knowledge of structure of atoms. Click on puzzle 1 link to bring up crossword.

7 - KS3 ideas about elements, compounds, atoms and molecules
URL: http://www.quia.com/cb/163849.html
Teacher's Description: Interactive game to test knowledge on atoms, elements, compounds and molecules with questions getting gradually harder. Subscripts should be used in formulae (e.g. H2O). Permits both English and American spelling (sulphur / sulfur).

8 - Atoms to ions
URL: http://www.quia.com/rr/193895.html
Teacher's Description: Interactive game to test knowledge on atoms, their structure and how they turn into ions. Requires definitions of mass number, atomic mass etc. to be understood precisely

9 - Snow crystals
URL: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/
Teacher's Description: Lots of information and activities about snow crystals and snowflakes.

10 - BBC Bitesize: Atoms & Elements
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/chemical_material_behaviour/atoms_elements/revise2.shtml
Teacher's Description: Short useful and printable summary of elements and atoms from BBC Bitesize

11 - Positive and negative ions
URL: http://www.purchon.com/chemistry/ions.htm#positive
Teacher's Description: A page to explain how an atom becomes an ion by losing or gaining electrons.

12 - Atoms and elements
URL: http://www.docbrown.info/ks3chemistry/8EmcHP6_5min.htm
Teacher's Description: Interactive quiz that picks ten random questions on atoms, elements, molecules and compounds

13 - Looking at ions
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_ions.html
Teacher's Description: Page to describe how an atom becomes an ion including diagrams.

14 - Molecular structures
URL: http://www.edinformatics.com/interactive_molecules/water.htm
Teacher's Description: More detailed information on the five states of matter. Direct students to explore the different molecular structures

15 - Atoms and elements
URL: http://www.educationusingpowerpoint.com/preview-32-C1a_-_Patterns_in_Properties.html
Teacher's Description: Find Key Stage 3 Science Unit 8 E: atoms and elements. Powerpoint describing structure of atoms, element and simple compounds.

16 - Atoms and elements
URL: http://www.btinternet.com/~mr.larsen/_private/8eAtomsandelementsHomeworksheet.PDF
Teacher's Description: Worksheet showing glossary of terms such as atom, element and compound. Task to count the number of atoms of each element in a compound.

17 - Demonstrating chemistry:exciting elements
URL: http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk/videos/ks3-ks4-science-demonstrating-chemistry-exciting-elements
Teacher's Description: A video toshow reactions of some element to make compounds.

18 - Atomic structure
URL: http://www.gcsescience.com/a4-sodium-ion.htm
Teacher's Description: Page to describe how an atom becomes an element including diagram to show how a sodium atom becomes a sodium ion.

19 - Atomic structure quiz
URL: http://www.gcsescience.com/q/qatstr.html
Teacher's Description: Questions to test knowledge on atomic structure. Formatting not ideal and too much red and blue text and underlining.

20 - All about atoms
URL: http://education.jlab.org/atomtour/index.html
Teacher's Description: Explanation of the structure of atoms including how the masses of protons, neutrons and electrons differ.

21 - Atomic structure
URL: http://www.purchon.com/chemistry/atoms.htm
Teacher's Description: A page showing animations of the atomic structure of six atoms.

22 - Atoms quiz
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/extras/quiz_atomintro/index.html
Teacher's Description: Questions to test the students knowledge on atoms and ions.

23 - Structures and bonding
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/chemistry/pc/learningSimulations/ELCSC/launch.html
Teacher's Description:A simulation to show how different elements combine to make compunds. Back to top

D. Transport in living things
1 - Blood and circulationURL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=420
Teacher's Description: Click on the first step and the fourth step to view slides explaining the structure of the circulatory system and blood composition in humans.

2 - Blood system
URL: http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/blood_system.htm
Teacher's Description: An animation to show the passage of blood around the circulatory system.

3 - Diffusion and osmosis
URL: http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/facilities/multimedia/uploads/alberta/dif.html
Teacher's Description: An interactive menu with nice simple descriptions of diffusion; osmosis and osmosis in plants.Note: passage of molecules through membrane does not cease when they are evenly distributed. Also minor typographical errors.

4 - Circulation
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgI80Ue-AMo
Teacher's Description: An excellent animated video explaining circulation.

5 - The bloody bits
URL: http://www.blood.co.uk/funzone/bloodybits/
Teacher's Description: Find out about

6 - Water transport in plants
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1PqUB7Tu3Y
Teacher's Description: A video to explain the absorption of water and minerals from the soil and the transport of these through the plant.

7 - Heart and circulatory system How they work
URL: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/circulatory-system/MM00636
Teacher's Description: Video to describe the function of the circulatory system and the heart in transporting oxygenated/deoxygenated blood.Requires plug-in to play

8 - 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

9 - Water movement through a plant
URL: http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artmar00/watermvt.html
Teacher's Description: Quite in depth information pages but some lovely microscope photography of plant structures.

10 - Water and mineral salt uptake
URL:http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/WMSLC/launch.html
Teacher's Description: Learn that root hair cells absorb water and mineral salts from the soil, and understand how they are adapted for this function. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

11 - Transpiration
URL: http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/transpiration.swf
Teacher's Description: A nice animation on transpiration for the more able - very attractive but will require a lot of explanation. Concepts of water potential and the different routes of water uptake are quite advanced.

12 - Water enters the root
URL: http://www.nelsonthornes.com/secondary/science/scinet/scinet/plants/water/content.htm
Teacher's Description: Click on the word 'enters' to view a diagram with an explantion to show how water is absorped into the root of a plant.

13 - Blood as body tissue
URL: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks3bitesize/worksheets/humorg3.pdf
Teacher's Description: A fill in the word exercise on blood as a transport medium. Scroll down to biology and click on worksheet for it to open. Layout and English usage could be better (notably use of capital initial letters).

14 - Blood
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood
Teacher's Description: A quite complicated description of blood and what it contains but does highlight the need for blood as a transport medium.

15 - Blood
URL: http://www.fi.edu/learn/heart/blood/blood.html
Teacher's Description: A description of what is contained within blood to highlight the need for blood as a transport medium. Misleading and imprecise on the roles of haemoglobin in the transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood

16 - Circulatory system
URL: http://hes.ucfsd.org/gclaypo/circulatorysys.html
Teacher's Description: A detailed explanation of the need for the circulatory system, parts of the system, blood and content of blood. Comment about antibiotics might be misunderstood to imply that they act via white blood cells. Term

17 - Principles of diffusion and osmosis
URL: http://www.mun.ca/biology/Osmosis_Diffusion/tutor2.html
Teacher's Description: Interactive tutorial with diagrams and questions, probably better for more able pupils.

18 - The consequences of osmosis in plant cells.
URL: http://www.purchon.com/biology/osmosis.htm#osmoplant
Teacher's Description: An explanation of how osmosis affects plant & animal cells. Quite detailed so better for extension work,

19 - The pressure flow model
URL: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire/content/chp36/36020.html
Teacher's Description: 4 pages explaining the pressure flow model of sugar transportation in plants, includes a narrated animation and a quiz.

20 - Passive transport
URL: http://www.zerobio.com/flashmx/transport.swf
Teacher's Description:A series of animations showing diffusion and osmosis. Back to top

E. Digestion in animals
1 - 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

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

3 - 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.

4 - Digestive system
URL: 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).

5 - 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.

6 - 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.

7 - 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

8 - 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.

9 - 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

10 - 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.

11 - Enzyme kinetics
URL: http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/model.swf
Teacher's Description: Simple animation of enzyme action (not particularly linked to digestion) Flash animation. Will require lots of explanation for many pupils. No reference to sucrose; reference to glucose is a (misleading) simplification. One or two minor typographical errors

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 - Digestion Experiments 2
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=451
Teacher's Description: Understand that enzymes work best at a specific pH. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

14 - Absorption
URL: http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/duodenum.swf
Teacher's Description: Animation of absorption of small molecules into the blood. Apparent odd error in colour scheme - surely proteins are pink, not green?

15 - 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.

16 - 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.

17 - 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!

18 - 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.

19 - 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

20 - 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

21 - Digestion (s-cool)
URL: http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/biology/nutrition
Teacher's Description:Two pages including detail of how digested food is absorbed into the blood. Complex but clear - useful

22 - 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.

23 - 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.

24 - 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.

25 - 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.

26 - 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

F. Sexual reproduction in human beings
1 - Human FertilisationURL: 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 - 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.

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

4 - Teen species
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/interactives/lifecycle/teenagers/
Teacher's Description: Interactive puberty demoFacts and features from the BBC.Breasts, Erections, Growth spurt, Boys' growth, Girls' growth, Hair and Sweat, Periods, Sexual changes, Sleep, Spots, Voice breaking. Please check suitability before directing your pupils here.

5 - The mating game
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/sex/mating/index.html
Teacher's Description: Flash interactive based on sexual practices of a range of different organisms.

6 - 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.

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

8 - 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.

9 - 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.

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 Male Reproductive System
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=449
Teacher's Description: Learn the structure and function of the male reproductive organs. Short basic slideshow with commentary and a self test.

13 - 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.

14 - 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.

15 - The basics of genetics
URL: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/tour/
Teacher's Description: A series of interactive guides outlining the basics of genetics including heredity, what is DNA, what is a gene, what is a protein

16 - 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.

17 - 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.

18 - 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.

19 - 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.

20 - 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.

21 - 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.

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