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Plant parts and functions
1 - Helping plants grow well
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things/help_plants_grow/read3.shtml
Teacher's Description: BBC Bitesize revision. Introduction, activity and quiz on plant growth and development.

2 - Zip the bee
URL: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/s_plants/plant.swf
Teacher's Description: This fun site has interesting animations and gives a 'bee's view' of a flowering plant. Direct pupils to the 'Parts of a plant' petal then explore other petals if liked.

3 - Plant explorer
URL: http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/plant/index.html
Teacher's Description: Plant explorer has lots of fun activities and information including plant life cycles, parts of plants and their functions. Could allow pupils to explore the whole site or just pick bits that are most relevant. Possible topic overlaps to be aware of.

4 - Plant parts
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/20050225/Science/Keystage2/thinkings/partsofap/introduct/default.htm
Teacher's Description: Interactive lesson plan/resources covering the structure of a flowering plant and the functions of its parts. Could do as a class activity or as individuals.

5 - The great plant escape
URL: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/case1/c1m1a.html
Teacher's Description: This mystery (quiz) looks at plant parts.There are lots more activities you may want to direct your students to here. Activities cover plant parts, growth and development.

6 - Plant life
URL: http://www.catie.org.uk/PL_plant_life_page.html
Teacher's Description: An interactive activity for grouping plants, sorting out plant habitats and exploring plant parts.

7 - Are you a plant?
URL: http://www.cuip.net/~agrosenheider/plant.html
Teacher's Description: A series of webpages with activities to help students (some special needs) identify the features of plants and plant functions.

8 - Plant parts naming game
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/plant.swf
Teacher's Description: A simple Flash page wher estudents drag and drop labels to the various parts of a plant.

9 - Plant part background information
URL: http://www.botanical-online.com/lasplantasangles.htm
Teacher's Description: Detailed site with information about the different parts of plants and their functions.

10 - Sunflower jigsaw
URL: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/society/schools/primary/seeds_plant_growth/activity3.pdf
Teacher's Description: A set of pdf pages to support students as they complete a cut, label and stick activity to make a sunflower jigsaw.

11 - Plant systems support material
URL: http://www.pearsonpublishing.co.uk/education/samples/S_492285.pdf
Teacher's Description: A pdf document outlining various activities to help with your teaching of plant systems.

12 - Background information for teachers
URL: http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/docs/p4pp/ptpts/ptpts_E.pdf
Teacher's Description: Useful for teachers to read before starting the topic.

13 - Plant propagation with your kids
URL: http://www.thekidsgarden.co.uk/exploring-plant-propagation-with-your-kids.html
Teacher's Description: Resource aimed at parents covering methods of plant propagation by taking leaf, stem, and root cuttings. Could be used in class. There are also other interesting pages with ideas for plant activities.

14 - Helping plants grow well
URL: http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/pages/interactivePage.asp?page=ks2_science_04
Teacher's Description: KS2 Revision page showing the the parts of a plant. Each part is named and briefly described. It would be a useful plenary or could be projected on to an IWB for discussion.

15 - Root types
URL: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/root/rootfac.html
Teacher's Description: A fun task to help students tell the difference between tap and fibrous roots.

16 - Parts of a plant
URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/docs/5_partsofaplant.doc
Teacher's Description: On-line worksheet that could be printed out or completed on-line
Human digestive system
1 - Human body's major organs
URL: http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/pages/interactivePage.asp?page=ks2_science_03
Teacher's Description: A page to show the major organs of the body and what their functions are.

2 - The digestive system
URL: http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/pages/interactiveElearning.asp?elearning=biology
Teacher's Description: Interactive diagram of the digestive system where students get to label the organs of the digestive system and test themselves.

3 - The digestive system
URL: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/digest/index.htm
Teacher's Description: Interactive site where students get to build their own digestive system by clicking and dragging the organs into the body.

4 - Body bits
URL: http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/body.swf
Teacher's Description: Organise organs in the human body, a nice starter activity, get pupils to come up and have a go! Quite a difficult Flash based exercise in placing organs. No instructions!

5 - 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.

6 - Organ Systems
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=472
Teacher's Description: Short slideshow on organ systems with commentary and self test

7 - Human digestive system
URL: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/anatomy/digestive/
Teacher's Description: Lots of information on what happens in the digestive system. Includes a print out for use with students. Quite complex; the

8 - Digestive system: a kineasthetic lesson
URL: http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1995/cave_digest.php
Teacher's Description: Lesson plan describing a hands on approach to discovering how the digestive system works.

9 - Giant body kit
URL: http://www.pearsonpublishing.co.uk/education/samples/S_491211.pdf
Teacher's Description: An activity to introduce the organs and systems of the body and what their functions are.

10 - The organ systems
URL: http://www.bootslearningstore.com/lunglab/teachers/pdfs/ks2_the_organ_systems.pdf
Teacher's Description: Worksheet to label and identify the different organs of the different organ systems.

11 - Explore the human body
URL: http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/?source=G4101&kwid=human%20body|929422345
Teacher's Description: An interactive site for information about the different organ systems of the human body. Rich resource, way beyond most pupils at this age but excellent for teachers. Very slow to load.

12 - Digestion food and diet
URL: http://www.mikecurtis.org.uk/ks2_digestion.htm
Teacher's Description: Information on what happens in the digestive system and how nutrients are used in the digestive system. Simple useful web page with a few annoying typos. Includes material outside this unit.