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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.

Fun activities relating to shadows and silhouettes.

A worksheet for a sorting exercise.

An interactive activity trying to locate a player by using the shadows cast.

An interactive resource for students to investigate how mirrors can be used to reflect light.

Revision information on light and how we see things. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

Revision information on shadows and on transparent, translucent and opaque materials. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

Students use their knowledge of light and reflection to guide Rani to safety.

Useful revision on light sources and rays, reflection and seeing.

Revision information on electrical circuits and symbols. Includes and interactive activity and a test.

A fun activity to help children learn about electrical circuits and conductors. Includes a quiz.

A game that needs ciruit knowledge to solve it

An interactive multiple choice quiz about electricty, circuits and staying safe.

information about electricity and games to play

Interactive tutorial on sound, very visual, quite lengthy but lots of learning.

ElectroCity is an online computer game (based in New Zealand) that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities whilst teaching players all about energy, sustainability and environmental management.

A game that gets pupils to work out how energy can be transferred.

Game to help associate renewable forms of energy with methods of harnessing the energy to electricity e.g. solar panels for sunlight

A 'what can you recycle' flash game.

See which bits of our brains do what and how our senses work with the menu on the left.

This section includes: Sources of light Seeing objects

Information and a wroksheet on changing sounds.

Some info to read and a 'try at home' task

US Energy Administration Information website that provides an introduction to the concept of energy, its different forms, units of measurement, energy and the environment, games and activities.

From the US Energy Administration website, this introduces the basics of energy.

A page about the forms, conservation and sources of energy. Better for more able, even then, they would need a focus e.g. turn this info into a poster/spider diagram.

Useful background information for teachers and pupils with higher reading ages for Eco School activities and cross curricular links with Humanities and PSHCE, though statistics refer to US.

A brief description of energy efficiency and energy conservation, suitable for pupils, from the US Energy Administration Information site

A brief introduction, via a you tube video on this website, to electricity and electrical safety.

Amn interactive activity to help children learn about changing sounds.

Short video from PBS that introduces different sources of energy and their effects on the environment. It also explains how electricity is produced from coal. It is set in America, but the information is general.

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