Biology

Life processes and cells

Cells

Plant and animal cells
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Compare and contrast plant and animal cells with these superb interactive diagrams.

Cell image bank
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Sensational photographic slides of plant and animal cells to boost your classroom resources. If you would like to see your photographic slides added to this library don't hesitate to email them to echalk. Select "View" and then "Full Screen" on your browser to see this resource at its best.

Chromosomes, genes and DNA
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Learn about the relationship between chromosomes, genes and DNA with this animation which depicts an incredible journey into the nucleus of a cell.

Cell structure: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

DNA and protein: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Cell division

Mitosis
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An animation showing the stages of cell division during mitosis.

Mitosis: higher level
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A suite of animations illustrating the process of mitosis for higher level students; interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase and cytokinesis.

The cell life cycle: mitosis
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Complete this diagram depicting the life cycle of a cell by dragging the labels to the correct position. You'll need to be familiar with the four stages of mitosis.

Meiosis
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A series of animations illustrating the process of meiosis.

Mitosis and meiosis compared
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Do you know the difference between meiosis and mitosis? Use this resource and you soon will!

Cell division: key words glossary games
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A set of quizzes to test your knowledge of the key words in this subject area.

Mitosis: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Transport into and out of cells

Diffusion
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This diffusion simulation shows how some large particles dissolve and eventually spread out due to collisions between themselves and the surrounding smaller particles.

Osmosis
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A simulation that demonstrates the mechanism of osmosis. Start the simulation and watch the particles randomly bounce around the screen. Notice that the sugar molecules cannot pass through the membrane but the water molecules can. Soon a state of equilibrium will be reached.

Active transport
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A simulation that demonstrates the mechanism of active transport. If a sugar molecule hits a carrier protein it will be transported to the other side of the membrane (against the concentration gradient).

Brownian motion
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This simulation shows the random movement of large smoke particles as they are being bombarded by the fast moving molecules that make up the surrounding air.

Membrane Transport: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Respiration

Respiration: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Venn diagram: aerobic & anaerobic respiration
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A Venn diagram activity to introduce your pupils to the differences between aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

Aerobic & anaerobic respiration word equations
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A drag and drop activity in which pupils are required to construct the word equations of aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

Enzymes

Enzyme action: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

The human body (systems and maintenance)

The skeleton and muscles

The human skeleton
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Learn the names of the different bones in the human skeleton with this drag 'n' drop labelling exercise. (worksheet)

Muscular system
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Learn where the major muscle groups of the body are located with this labelling exercise.

Antagonistic muscles pairs: biceps and triceps
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An animation that shows how the biceps and triceps work together in order to flex and straighten the arm.

The senses

Interactive eye diagram
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You have full control over the image ... colour it in and add or remove labels and arrows at the touch of a button. Simply click on individual labels and arrows to toggle them on or off (in this way the diagram can be simplified to suit any age group).

Interactive ear diagram
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You have full control over the image ... colour it in and add or remove labels and arrows at the touch of a button. Simply click on individual labels and arrows to toggle them on or off (in this way the diagram can be simplified to suit any age group).

How old is your hearing?
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As we get older our ability to hear high pitched sounds decreases. The younger you are the higher the frequency you can hear. Take this test to find out if your hearing is older or younger than you are!

Breathing

Breathing: inhalation and exhalation
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An animation illustrating what happens when we breathe in and out.

The respiratory system
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Label the parts of the respiratory system. This resource also contains a diagram of alveoli. (worksheet)

Gaseous exchange
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A sequence of animations showing the means by which we get oxygen from the air into our blood and carbon dioxide out of our blood into the air.

Venn diagram: aerobic & anaerobic respiration
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A Venn diagram activity to introduce your pupils to the differences between aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

Aerobic & anaerobic respiration word equations
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A drag and drop activity in which pupils are required to construct the word equations of aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

Digestion and eating

The digestive system
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A visual database. Click on a body part to find out what it does. (worksheet)

The digestive system: bounce-words quiz
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A high energy quiz that requires coordination as well as knowledge. Ideal for the interactive whiteboard. This resource also includes a printable worksheet and a separate activity to help the teacher with marking. (worksheet)

Peristalsis animation
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An animation to show how the muscles of the digestive tract contract and relax in sequence to produce a travelling constriction that pushes the content onwards.

The human mouth 1: Incisors, canine and molar teeth
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Learn to identify the position, shape and function of the different tooth groups in the human mouth.

The human mouth 2: detailed diagram
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Learn to identify all the different kinds of teeth in the human mouth with this labelling activity.

Tooth structure
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Learn about the structure of a tooth with this labelling exercise.

The heart and circulatory system

The heart and circulatory system
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This beautiful animation shows your pupils how the chambers and valves of the heart function in order to pump blood around the body. This resource includes an animated schematic of the circulatory system. The interactive labels provide you with a number of class activities for teaching your pupils the structure of the heart.

The circulatory system: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

The endocrine system

The endocrine system: visual database
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A database of the endocrine system that shows you where the different glands are and what they are responsible for.

The endocrine system: glossary games
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Use these colourful quiz games to get familiar with the main endocrine glands and the hormones they secrete.

The endocrine system: labelling exercise
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Can you correctly label the endocrine system? Try this drag and drop activity to find out.

The brain

The brain: visual database
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A graphical database to help you learn what the different areas of the brain are responsible for.

The brain: labelling exercise
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Learn to identify the different areas of the brain with this labelling activity.

The urinary system

The urinary system and kidneys
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Two labelling exercises to make sure you can find your way around this important body system.

Homeostasis

Homeostasis bounce quiz
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A general quiz on homeostasis. This resource also includes a printable worksheet.

Section through skin: labelling exercise
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A resource to help your pupils learn the function of the different structures in skin. (worksheet)

Blood glucose regulation: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Diabetes simulation: blood sugar and insulin levels
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Bert and Bart are twins and they both love eating chips. Unfortunately one of the brothers is diabetic. Run the simulation and see what happens to their blood sugar and insulin levels after they eat a huge bag of chips.

Managing diabetes
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In this activity you must give Bert his insulin injection at just the right time. Too soon and his blood sugar levels will plummet (hypoglycemia), too late and his blood sugar levels will be dangerously high (hyperglycemia).

Diabetes bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Good health

The ultimate reaction test
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An addictive reaction test with loads of uses for practical work. Find out your reaction speed and whether it changes when you're tired, hungry or buzzing on coffee.

Paint a pie chart : causes of death
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Learn how to interpret pie charts with this interactive resource. The finished pie chart can be shown in 2D or 3D and you have a handy protractor tool to help you figure out what colour to paint each sector.

Nervous system

Nervous system: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Reproduction and puberty

The female reproductive system
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Learn the parts of the female reproductive system with this colourful drag and drop activity.

The male reproductive system
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Learn the parts of the male reproductive system with this colourful drag and drop activity.

Stages of pregnancy
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A delightful animation of the stages of pregnancy from ovulation to birth.

The menstrual cycle
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An interactive timeline depicting the four stages of the menstrual cycle and the changes in hormone levels.

Puberty Venn diagram
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Investigate the development of secondary sexual characteristics in males and females with this Venn diagram activity.

Plants and photosynthesis

The life cycle of a flowering plant
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A beautiful sequence of animations that illustrate the life cycle of a flowering plant.

Parts of a flower : labelling exercise
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Learn the parts of a flower with this colourful drag and drop activity. (worksheet)

The reproductive parts of a flower : labelling exercise
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Learn to identify all the reproductive parts of a flower with this labelling exercise.

The reproductive flower parts and their functions
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Do you know what the different reproductive parts inside a flower are responsible for? Use this activity and find out!

Structure of a leaf: labelling exercise
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A resource to help your pupils learn the function of the different structures in a leaf. (worksheet)

Photosynthesis and respiration
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A beautiful animation to illustrate the gaseous exchange taking place in a plant during the day and the night.

The photosynthesis equation
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A drag and drop activity to make sure you know the photosynthesis equation using both words and symbols.

Balance the photosynthesis equation
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The aim of this visually attractive resource is to balance the photosynthesis equation. The program displays a running tally of the number of elements on each side of the equation and lets you know when it is balanced.

Aerobic respiration and photosynthesis
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Construct and compare the word equations for aerobic respiration and photosynthesis to discover how these processes complement each other.

Chlorophyll
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A beautiful, interactive 3D molecule of chlorophyll. Show your pupils what the molecule essential to photosynthesis looks like. To see the application you must use the latest version of your browser or have Java enabled. Download Java here.

Photosynthesis: bounce quiz
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Test your knowledge of photosynthesis with an eChalk trademark bounce quiz. (worksheet)

Photosynthesis (higher): bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Carbohydrates
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Don't just talk about carbohydrates - show your pupils exactly what they look like in glorious, interactive 3D. The library includes a selection of common monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides. To see the application you must use the latest version of your browser or have Java enabled on your computer. Download Java here.

Living things and the environment

Classification and keys

The bone-blasting machine
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Introduce vertebrates and invertebrates with this gruesome (but fun) whole-class activity.

Warm-blooded or cold-blooded? : tetris game
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Can you tell the difference between a warm and a cold-blooded animals? In this game you must guide the animals into the correct bucket based on whether they are warm-blooded or cold-blooded.

Introduction to identification keys
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Introduce your class to ID keys with this lovely whiteboard activity. Click here for a printable worksheet that allows pupils to devise their own keys.

Identifying organisms: branching keys
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A more advanced exercise to teach your pupils how to use branching keys to identify fish. Click here for a printable worksheet that allows pupils to devise their own keys.

Ecology

Ecology: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Feeding relationships: key words glossary games
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A set of quizzes to test your knowledge of the key words in this subject area.

Energy in ecosystems: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Food webs

Populations

Predator and prey dynamics
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This simulation allows you to design your own predator and their prey and then run a simulation to see how the biomass of each population varies over time. Will your creatures survive or will it be a case of boom and bust and the eventual extinction of both species? Finding a sustainable balance is not easy.

Natural recycling

The carbon cycle
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A beautiful resource that illustrates how carbon cycles from one carbon store to another. You have full control over the animation and can isolate different processes (e.g. respiration or photosynthesis).

The nitrogen cycle: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

The nitrogen cycle
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This resource illustrates how nitrogen cycles from one nitrogen store to another. You have full control over the animation and can isolate different processes.

Human influence on the environment

Eutrophication
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A beautiful animation showing the stages of eutrophication.

Genetics, inheritance, variation and evolution

Genes and variety
Genes and variety

This suite provides a host of activities looking at topics such as grouping organisms and classification; adaption and variation; evolution, natural selection and genetics. There are over 40 activities so be sure to click on the 'jump menu' button to find your way around all the resources. This pack was developed by eChalk for the NGfL Cymru.

DNA: 3D interactive molecule
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An awe-inspiring 3D model of the beautiful double helix...this has to be seen to be believed. To see the application you must use the latest version of your browser or have Java enabled on your computer. Download Java here.

Peppered moth natural selection simulation
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Play the part of a predatory bird hunting for moths in the forest. A wonderful activity that shows how different camouflage leads to selective predation and so to a change in the population. Depending on whether you choose to hunt in a pre-industrial or post-industrial forest you will find either the dark moth or the light moth easier to catch. Go on, have a go!

Speciation cartoon
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See how the 'Lumptys' evolve into two distinct species over many years after a freak galactic event causes them to become geographically separated. This beautiful cartoon provides a great way to introduce topics such as allopatric speciation and adaptive radiation.

Genetics and inheritance: glossary games
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A compendium of on-line games to ensure you know the definitions and spelling of key words from this subject area.

Inheritance and eye colour: teaching tool
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Entrench the ideas of dominant and recessive alleles. Teachers may use this visual model to show how different gene combinations affect eye colour.

Venn diagram: Nature or nurture?
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Are our traits the results of our genes, our environment or a mixture of the two?

Heredity
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A gentle introduction to heredity. By looking at pictures of famous people the pupils must determine which child belongs to which parent.

Inheritance: bounce quiz
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A fast paced quiz that requires lightning reactions as well as knowledge.

Monohybrid inheritance
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Complete a Punnett square of a monohybrid cross to show the genotypes and phenotypes of the F1 and F2 generation of pea plants by looking at the alleles for plant height.

Codominance
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Explore codominance in Snapdragons by completing Punnett squares to show the genotypes and phenotypes for the F1 and F2 generations by looking at the alleles for flower colour.

Dihybrid inheritance
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Complete a Punnett square of a dihybrid cross to show the genotypes and phenotypes that result from an F1 cross by looking at the alleles for pea colour and shape.

Electrophoresis
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A step-by-step animated guide to electrophoresis and the technique of Southern Blotting.

DNA fingerprinting
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Learn all about genetic profiling and use your knowledge to deduce the culprit of a crime.

Practical skills

The optical microscope
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Learn the different parts of a light microscope with this interactive labelling exercise.

Preparing slides for an optical microscope

A sequence of animations showing how to prepare a slide in order to view human cheek cells, onion cells and pollen cells under a light microscope.

The parts of a Bunsen burner
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Learn the different parts of a Bunsen burner with this interactive labelling exercise. (worksheet)

Using a Bunsen burner: bounce quiz
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Find out how much you know about using a Bunsen burner safely with this interactive quiz game.

General resources

Prefix values: chicken coop game
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By playing this game you will learn the values of the unit prefixes used in science and engineering.

Class scoreboard
Class scoreboard

If you're playing a game or a quiz and you need to keep score for several teams then this is the tool for you. Choose between a number of themes: 'Alien abduction', 'In your face' and 'Snail race'.

Hazard symbols - New GHS pictograms
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Make sure you're up to speed with the new hazard symbols with this visual database and memory game

Hazard symbols - Old CHIP symbols
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Find out about the hazard symbols with this visual database (great for project work). This resource also contains a memory game to test how much the class knows about the hazard symbols.

Create your own pie chart
Create your own pie chart

A versatile resource that allows you to create your own pie chart in seconds. This powerful application has a host of features including a protractor and the ability to view your graph in 3D.

Timer
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A new improved timer that now includes a countdown timer as well as a standard timer. Some of the alarm sounds are not for those of sensitive disposition. The time is given in Hours, minutes, seconds and hundredths of a second. Handy for timed tests, exams and activities.

Class minder
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A digital assistant that keeps an eye on your class on those rare occasions when you have to pop out.

Graph Generator
Graph Generator

This powerful (yet simple to use) application allows you to create any 4 quadrant graph, grid or isometric paper. This may then be printed out for classwork or used as a background when using an interactive whiteboard. Brilliant.