Topics:

A. Science and technology in society
B. Physical quantities and measurement
C. Energy as a resource
A. Science and technology in society
1 - Investigating in science
URL: http://www.btinternet.com/~n.j.f/Y7science/y7investigating.html
Teacher's Description: A 5 step guide to good practice. Each step links to all the material needed for a lesson on the chosen skill.

2 - Scientific method
URL: http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/biology/glacier/scientific_method/
Teacher's Description: An animated interactive tutorial and exercise about the scientific method and its use.

3 - Driver-less car
URL: http://www.aip.org/dbis/stories/2007/17137.html
Teacher's Description: A page and video about a driverless car.

4 - 2015 Imagine your world
URL: http://www.ida.gov.sg/about%20us/20070903145526.aspx
Teacher's Description: Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) is Singapore's 10-year masterplan to help us realise the potential of infocomm over the next decade.

5 - Exploring Leonardo
URL: http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/
Teacher's Description: Explore this site and learn about this fascinating scientist, inventor, and artist.

6 - How It Works: Wi-Tricity
URL: http://www.null-hypothesis.co.uk/science/straight-talking/how-it-works/power_transfer_wireless_electricity_WiTricity
Teacher's Description: How wireless energy transfer could be achieved. Check out the home page to access more weird and wonderful science.

7 - How cell phones work
URL: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone.htm
Teacher's Description: 12 pages explaining how cell phones work.

8 - 'Snakebot' navigates its way round slippery problem
URL: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13053-snakebot-navigates-its-way-round-slippery-problem.html
Teacher's Description: A New Scientist article about how robotic snakes move and their uses, includes 2 video links.

9 - The spice of life
URL: http://whyfiles.org/070spice/index.html
Teacher's Description: A website about the science of spices.

10 - A nanotechnology consumer products inventory
URL: http://www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/
Teacher's Description: An inventory of more than 500 products that involve the use of nanotechnology.

11 - Science Daily
URL: http://www.sciencedaily.com/
Teacher's Description: A website bringing you the latest scientific stories.

12 - GCSEase: real science - roller coaster
URL: http://teachfind.com/teachers-tv/roller-coaster?quicktabs_1=0#quicktabs-1
Teacher's Description: A video about the science behind the roller coaster.

13 - Dragonfly or insect spy? Scientists at work on robobugs
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/08/AR2007100801434.html
Teacher's Description: An article on the development and possible use of robobugs.

14 - How ASIMO works
URL: http://science.howstuffworks.com/asimo.htm
Teacher's Description: 7 Pages explaining how Honda's ASIMO robot works.

15 - Robotics
URL: http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/robotics/index.html
Teacher's Description: A robotics online exhibition.

16 - Science news for kids
URL: http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/
Teacher's Description: A science news website for children.

17 - Extreme science
URL: http://www.extremescience.com/index.html
Teacher's Description: A website about the science behind world of extremes.

18 - Reasoning in science
URL: http://www.biology4kids.com/files/studies_scimethod.html
Teacher's Description: What is scientific method? The language is occasionally uncritical (e.g. a Theory has loads of experimental evidence)

19 - Nature of Science - Scientific Method
URL: http://www.quia.com/cc/65726.html
Teacher's Description: An activity uncovering matching pairs of cards. One spelling error (scienctific).

20 - Standardising testing
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/learningzone/clips/showrecord?Id=259&level=secondary&returnUrl=%3Ftemplatestyle%3D%26config%3Dresults%26attrib_1%3DSCHOOL_LEVEL_NAME%3Boper_1%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_1_1%3DSecondary%3Battrib_2%3DSUBJECT_NAME%3Boper_2%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_2_1%3DPhysics%3Battrib_3%3DTOPIC%3Boper_3%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_3_1%3DVariables%3Bpreferred_range_length%3D%26%26page%3D1%26level%3Dsecondary%26terms%3D%26results%3Dbrowse%26searchType%3Dnew%26existingTerms%3D%26subject%3DPhysics%26topic%3DVariables%26existingSubject%3D%26existingTopic%3D%26primary%3D%26secondary%3D%26further_education%3D
Teacher's Description: A 3min25s video on the standardised testing performed to ensure quality control in manufacturing,

21 - What not to do lab
URL: http://expedioscientiam.net/school/resources/
Teacher's Description: A pdf file containing a picture of laboratory chaos and a worksheet to identify the 36 dangers.

22 - Why learn science?
URL: http://www.wonderama.org/why.htm
Teacher's Description: Why science is important.

23 - Runbot
URL: http://www.aip.org/dbis/stories/2007/17140.html
Teacher's Description: A page and video explaining how a pair of robot legs can learn to walk.

24 - High school safety web pages
URL: http://www.chem.unl.edu/safety/hslabcon.html
Teacher's Description: Links to illustrated pages on general safety, safety equipment and student use of the laboratory.

25 - Experimenting with the scientific method
URL: http://library.thinkquest.org/J001402F/
Teacher's Description: A basic introduction to experimenting with the scientific method put together by pupils.Please note that researching should be an on-going process and
does not stop when you have made a hypothesis. The link to the first of the two references does not work.

26 - Soldiers snack on 3-year sandwich
URL: http://archives.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/04/11/us.food/index.html
Teacher's Description: A sandwich that stays fresh for up to three years could be heading for supermarket shelves

27 - Nanotechnology
URL: http://mrsec.wisc.edu/Edetc/cineplex/inwisconsin.html
Teacher's Description: A video introducing nanotechnology, there are more if you click 'back'. Also good are the 'Live at 5' and 'What is nanotechnology?' movies. Back to top

B. Physical quantities and measurement
1 - Measures
URL: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/measures/index.htm
Teacher's Description: 4 interactive activities on units and reading scales. Note - You need to type the whole word for the units and volume is called capacity here, also under the capacity section, animation may perpetuate a wrong idea about positioning of the eye to take the reading

2 - Measures, shapes and space
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/lwc/
Teacher's Description: Loads of fact sheets, quiz, game and worksheet to help with measuring, try the section on length, weight and capacity.The measures, shapes and space section (back) has more links too.

3 - Volume
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/volume/factsheet.shtml
Teacher's Description: Fact sheets, quiz, tutor notes and worksheets for learning how to measure volume

4 - Measure it!
URL: http://www.funbrain.com/measure/
Teacher's Description: How to read a ruler scale. Get students to try hard centimetres option

5 - Eureka!
URL: http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=baldwin&book=thirty&story=eureka
Teacher's Description: The story of how Archimedes discovered how to measure the volume of an irregular shaped crown and helped the King solve a crime.

6 - Weigh it up
URL: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/weigh/index.htm
Teacher's Description: Pupils can have a go on this virtual balance.Instruct students to keep going as the questions get more challenging and interesting

7 - Isometric Drawing Tool
URL: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=125
Teacher's Description: Ask students to construct structures of different volumes

8 - Glowla's estimation contraption
URL: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/ballparkestimation/ballparkestimation.html?3
Teacher's Description: A game to improve estimating skills.

9 - Archimedes puzzle
URL: http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lessons/Stomachion/Stomachion-AS-ArchPuzzle.pdf
Teacher's Description: An activity sheet about shape and area. The Stomachion is a puzzle known to be at least 2200 years old.

10 - Power of 10
URL: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html
Teacher's Description: Give pupils an idea of how small cells are with this animation. Requires Java

11 - Physics - quantities and units
URL: http://sixthsense.osfc.ac.uk/physics1/pages/online_quiz/quantities.asp
Teacher's Description: An interactive online Physics quiz. Click on

12 - The role of sensors in control
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/measurecontrol/0computercontrolrev3.shtml
Teacher's Description: A page showing the range of basic datalogging sensors available.

13 - The international system of units (SI)
URL: http://www.bipm.org/en/si/
Teacher's Description: An introduction to the international system of units (SI). Links to pages on units, prefixes and the history of the units. An authoritative reference site, so not aimed at this level. Excellent for the most able, but guidance needed.

14 - SI units
URL: http://www.chemie.fu-berlin.de/chemistry/general/si_en.html
Teacher's Description: A comprehensive page on SI units and prefixes.Very good reference site, though some guidance required to identify and select information.

15 - Data logging
URL: http://www.hollyfield.kingston.sch.uk/gcseit/GCSE/datalog.htm
Teacher's Description: A comprehensive page on data logging for more able pupils, with questions.

16 - Metric units
URL: http://www.learner.org/courses/learningmath/measurement/session3/part_b/index.html
Teacher's Description: Provides some interesting videos and questions, covering ideas of estimation and the important physical quantities. Instruct students to go through the 4 sections (length, liquid volume, mass and reasoning with mass) watch the videos to see how some adults are learning about metric units!

17 - Conversion tables / unit conversion online
URL: http://www.convert-me.com/en/
Teacher's Description: Links to conversion tables and unit conversion.

18 - The metric system
URL: http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/metric.html
Teacher's Description: An introduction to the metric system, click on the link

19 - Interactive maths games and activities
URL: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/measures.htm
Teacher's Description: Lots of interactive measurement games and activities.

20 - Precise measurement
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/learningzone/clips/showrecord?Id=254&level=secondary&returnUrl=%3Ftemplatestyle%3D%26config%3Dresults%26attrib_1%3DSCHOOL_LEVEL_NAME%3Boper_1%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_1_1%3DSecondary%3Battrib_2%3DSUBJECT_NAME%3Boper_2%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_2_1%3DPhysics%3Battrib_3%3DTOPIC%3Boper_3%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_3_1%3DMeasurement%2520and%2520Scale%3Bpreferred_range_length%3D%26%26page%3D1%26level%3Dsecondary%26terms%3D%26results%3Dbrowse%26searchType%3Dnew%26existingTerms%3D%26subject%3DPhysics%26topic%3DMeasurement%20and%20Scale%26existingSubject%3D%26existingTopic%3D%26primary%3D%26secondary%3D%26further_education%3D
Teacher's Description: A 5min26s video on an investigation into the need for precise measurement.

21 - Accurate measurement
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/learningzone/clips/showrecord?Id=253&level=secondary&returnUrl=%3Ftemplatestyle%3D%26config%3Dresults%26attrib_1%3DSCHOOL_LEVEL_NAME%3Boper_1%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_1_1%3DSecondary%3Battrib_2%3DSUBJECT_NAME%3Boper_2%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_2_1%3DPhysics%3Battrib_3%3DTOPIC%3Boper_3%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_3_1%3DMeasurement%2520and%2520Scale%3Bpreferred_range_length%3D%26%26page%3D1%26level%3Dsecondary%26terms%3D%26results%3Dbrowse%26searchType%3Dnew%26existingTerms%3D%26subject%3DPhysics%26topic%3DMeasurement%20and%20Scale%26existingSubject%3D%26existingTopic%3D%26primary%3D%26secondary%3D%26further_education%3D
Teacher's Description: A 2min43s video on the need for accurate measurement.
22 - Estimating measurement
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/learningzone/clips/showrecord?Id=255&level=secondary&returnUrl=%3Ftemplatestyle%3D%26config%3Dresults%26attrib_1%3DSCHOOL_LEVEL_NAME%3Boper_1%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_1_1%3DSecondary%3Battrib_2%3DSUBJECT_NAME%3Boper_2%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_2_1%3DPhysics%3Battrib_3%3DTOPIC%3Boper_3%3D%253D%253D%3Bval_3_1%3DMeasurement%2520and%2520Scale%3Bpreferred_range_length%3D%26%26page%3D1%26level%3Dsecondary%26terms%3D%26results%3Dbrowse%26searchType%3Dnew%26existingTerms%3D%26subject%3DPhysics%26topic%3DMeasurement%20and%20Scale%26existingSubject%3D%26existingTopic%3D%26primary%3D%26secondary%3D%26further_education%3D
Teacher's Description: A 4min30s video looking at estimating measurement.

23 - Metric prefixes
URL: http://www.aaastudy.com/mea212x2.htm
Teacher's Description: Short information box with interactive practice activity and some games (US spelling).

24 - Comparing metric length
URL: http://www.aaastudy.com/mea69_x6.htm
Teacher's Description: Short information box with interactive practice activity and some games (US spelling).

25 - Using the bunsen burner
URL: http://www.saburchill.com/chemistry/chapters/chap001.html
Teacher's Description: Simple and well illustrated instructions on how to use a Bunsen burner, from an online Chemistry textbook

26 - Temperature
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/temperature/
Teacher's Description: Fact sheets, quiz, worksheet and tutor notes on how to read temperature

27 - Lighting and Adjusting a Bunsen Burner
URL: http://science.csustan.edu/tutorial/Bunsen.wvx
Teacher's Description: Short video and photos explaining how to light and adjust a Bunsen burner

28 - Your body ruler
URL: http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/bodyruler/
Teacher's Description: Instruct students to find out how their body can be used as a ruler, and also to click on the link inside the page to find out how to measure angle & distance with their thumbs.

29 - Measurement
URL:http://www.gcse.com/maths/measurement.htm Back to top

C. Energy as a resource
1 - Roofus' solar and efficient home
URL: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/kids/roofus/
Teacher's Description: An interactive activity looking at energy efficiency in the home. Discusses the sun according to the northern hemisphere.

2 - Types of energy transfers
URL: http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/physics/energy-transfers/revise-it/types-of-energy-transfers
Teacher's Description: An animated and interactive page on types of energy and energy transfers.

3 - Energy resources
URL: http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/index.htm
Teacher's Description: A page on energy resources, with downloadable worksheets for pupils to complete.

4 - Fossil fuels
URL: http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/fossilfuels.htm
Teacher's Description: A page of information about fossil fuels.

5 - World energy facts
URL: http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/energy/world/play_worldenergy.cfm
Teacher's Description: Nice interactive globe to show some interesting facts about energy from around the world

6 - Energy hog - hog busters training camp
URL: http://www.energyhog.org/childrens.htm
Teacher's Description: An interactive site about preventing energy wastage, includes games. Game is a bit frustrating!

7 - Is your home a green house?
URL: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/everyday/greenhouse/index.html
Teacher's Description: An animated interactive activity to assess the green credentials of your home.

8 - Power up!
URL: http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?virus=enervia&act=4
Teacher's Description: A game where pupils have to power a city with the minimum environmental impact and for the lowest cost?

9 - Energy hog - saving energy
URL: http://www.energyhog.org/adult/adults.htm
Teacher's Description: A useful site about saving energy at home.

10 - Sources of heat
URL: http://resources.yesican-science.ca/lpdd/g07/lp/nelson/nel13.html
Teacher's Description: How can energy be released as heat.

11 - Energy resources homework - extra tasks
URL: http://www.ailwyn.schoolzone.co.uk/science%20website%20internet/extra7i.htm
Teacher's Description: 3 homework tasks on energy resources.

12 - Energy resources homework tasks
URL: http://www.ailwyn.schoolzone.co.uk/science%20website%20internet/hwk7i.pdf
Teacher's Description: 2 homework tasks on energy resources

13 - Energy facts - sources of energy
URL: http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=2
Teacher's Description: Links to pages of information about different energy sources, renewable and non-renewable.

14 - Exploring alternative energy sources
URL: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/science/alternative_energy.html
Teacher's Description: A lesson plan on exploring alternative energy sources

15 - Oil formation and trapping
URL: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/geo/egeo2/content/animations/12_1.htm
Teacher's Description: 2 animated slides showing oil formation and trapping.

16 - Future power
URL: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0508/feature1/fulltext.html
Teacher's Description: An analysis of the future of energy resourcing.

17 - Non Renewable Energy Resources
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/energy_electricity_forces/energy_transfer_storage/revise6.shtml
Teacher's Description: Short clear summary of non renewable energy resources, could instruct students to explore pages 5 to 7

18 - Energy makes things happen
URL: http://www.ftexploring.com/energy/energy-1.htm
Teacher's Description: Lots of information about energy types and changes. Some misrepresentation of photosynthesis (which does not produce free glucose). Very occasional
spelling errors (notably phosporous).

19 - Fossil fuels Eco-Stat
URL: http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/energy/ecostats/index.cfm
Teacher's Description: An interactive page with information about fossil fuels.

20 - Energy chest
URL: http://www.energychest.net/
Teacher's Description: An interactive site with information on energy in the home, in the environment and energy sources.

21 - The energy story
URL: http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html
Teacher's Description: 22 pages on every aspect of energy. What it is, where we get it from to how we use it.

22 - Japan railway harvests passenger energy for fun and profit
URL: http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/01/japan-railway-harvests-passenger-energy-for-fun-and-profit/
Teacher's Description:Is this the way of sourcing energy in the future? Ask pupils for other interesting ways we might harvest energy. Back to top