Primary science

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!

Body parts: pairs game 1
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A little starter activity to check whether you know the names of the parts of the body. This matching pairs game requires a good memory as well as a knowledge of punctuation.

Body parts: pairs game 2
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The same as the first pairs game but now the body parts are a little more obscure.

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).

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)

Muscles and movement: the arm
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An animation that shows how the arm muscles work in pairs in order to flex and straighten the arm.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Food webs

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).

Forces: teaching resource pack
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This large bank of 86 resources provides a gentle introduction to forces before moving on to balanced and unbalanced forces, types of forces, Newton's laws, free body diagrams, drag and air resistance, terminal velocity, pressure and moments.

Space cadet
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Get to grips with Newton's laws by navigating a rocket around obstacles in deep-space. After playing this game you'll have an intuitive grasp of how forces affect the motion of an object. You need to remember that things move a little differently out in deep space (there's no gravity and no friction to get in the way).

Space shepherd
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In this super game you must identify balanced and unbalanced forces and work out the resultant force. Examine the forces acting on your sheep in order to position a velcro wall. Get it right and your woolly beast is saved. Get it wrong and your hapless sheep will drift off into space!

Stopping distances
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Are your reactions fast enough to stop in time when granny jumps into the road? Find out how thinking and stopping distances are affected when you drive at different speeds. Change the car mass, brakes and tyres and discover what difference that makes. You can even decide to be sleepy or drunk!

The displacement-time graph game
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Believe it or not, we've managed to turn learning about displacement-time graphs into a game (and a great game it is too!). This software is also a great teaching aid when describing the relationship between real-world motion and its graphical representation.

Circuit builder
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Build, test and explore electric circuits. So intuitive it can be mastered by the youngest pupil. Powerful enough to challenge the most advanced students. Perfect for classroom teaching and setting problems.

Matching pairs game: electricity symbols
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Play this game to ensure you can remember the essential circuit symbols. New update: now contains an additional two player challenge!

The power station
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This animated power station illustrates how electricity is generated from nuclear energy and fossil fuels.

Magnetic field line plotter
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An interactive resource in which you must use a plotting compass to discover and draw the magnetic field lines for different arrangements of bar magnets. Don't worry, if you want an easy life the computer will draw the field lines for you.

The magnetic field of a bar magnet
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Illustrate the magnetic field surrounding a bar magnet with this interactive resource. Drag compasses around the screen to view the field direction at any point. You can decide whether to display iron filings or field lines or both. What more do you want?

Relative conductivities of metal rods
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Not all materials conduct heat at the same rate. This simulation replicates the classic demonstration where pins are fixed to copper, aluminium and cast iron rods by blobs of wax: as the wax melts the pins fall. Note: this resource is no substitute for actually doing the experiment yourself in the lab!

Material properties
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Many words are used to describe material properties. This quiz will help you learn what they all mean.

3D interactive Earth globes
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This stunning resource uses WebGL technology to create 15 different visualisations of Earth. Geographic, demographic and economic views include tectonic boundaries, climate zones, average temperature and precipitation, political maps, GDP per capita, population density, energy consumption, GINI index, fertility rate and population growth.

The planets: e-trumps
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What better way to learn the facts and figures surrounding the planets than with this digital version of a classic game?

The planets: Higher or lower game
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This classic game will help you learn and remember the vital statistics of the planets.

Moonlander: solar system game
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Use your knowledge of the planets of the solar system to land your spaceship on the moon pads in the correct order.

3D interactive Moon globe
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This stunning resource uses WebGL technology to create an interactive 3D view of the Moon.

Phases of the moon
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A stunning 3D simulation to help students understand the phases of the Moon in relation to the motion of the Moon around the Earth and position of the Sun. (Requires a webGL enabled browser)

Reflection in a plane mirror
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An interactive model that allows the teacher to demonstrate that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection (also contains some student notes).

Reflection balloon blast game
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Students use their knowledge of reflection to position a balloon so that a laser beam reflected off a mirror will destroy it.

Virtual images and reflection
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A lovely, interactive model to show how a virtual image is created with a plane mirror.

The elements: names and symbols
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Learn the names and symbols of the elements with this suite of six games. This resource covers the first 22 elements, some significant transition metals and Groups 1, 7 and 0.

General resources

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.

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.

Simon
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A digital version of the classic memory game.