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Cross-curricular 'Invigorate' activity. Set of mix and match activities and a quiz to explore Newton's ideas. Investigate paper helicopters, magnetic coins, how to make a rainbow, about scientists today.

Concept Cartoon to promote discussion of shadow formation and properties. Click on the characters to see what they think. Includes information, ideas and suggestion for follow up activity. Example activity from the Millgate House education Website.

'Invigorate' cross curricular activity. Learn more about the water cycle, electrical conductors and insulators and make a glass harp, whilst learning more about Benjamin Franklin. Includes teacher notes, mix and match activities and a quiz.

A concept cartoon to consider ideas on electricity travelling through wires. Click on the charaters to see what they think. Includes information, ideas and suggestion for follow up activity. This is an example activity on the Millgate House Education website.

Ideas about circuits with an interactive circuit builder

A good site for teaching about electricity and electricity safety. Areas for both 5-11 and 11-14 students.

An interactive activity relating to shadows.

A simple page on how we see things for teachers or higher ability students due to mention of inverted images, concave and convex lenses. There is a mirror site error.

Place objects in the light and see their shadows. Move the light to see what happens to the shadow.

An animated interactive activity about light and dark.

An interactive activity on circuits and conductors.

Information and activities on electricity, electric circuits and how to stay safe.

An interactive activity involving making changes to a simple circuit involving conductors and insulators.

An animated interactive site building circuits.

Revision information on sounds - including sounds are vibrations, pitch and loudness. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

Great resource about how we hear, different sound ranges that other animals can hear and how sound travels. Children can see the pattern sound waves make and compare higher pitch and lower pitch sounds.

A game to identify items in a house that use energy and ways in which energy may be saved.

A page of different games with an energy theme, from the US Energy Administration Information site.

This one of the best of the on-line games. A beautiful and simple set of scientific Flash challenges that engage and stimulate. Pupils can play on this for hours and then create their own puzzles to send to their friends.

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