Below are some fun, interesteing science-related links, with a brief description of each one. If you come across any more interesting science links, that you think should be on here, please email them to email@example.com
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Periodic videos - the (mad?) Professor Poliakoff (who went to Kings's college, cambridge) and his colleagues at the University of Nottingham have made a short video about some of the fun interesting aspects of each of the 118 elements in the periodic table. They have also made some topical videos about fun stuff you can do with chemistry. For example, at Easter, they made a video to find out what would happen if you put a creme egg into space. Find out here!
Webelements - if you are just looking for information about the elements, this website is a good place to go. This website is more factual than periodic videos, but still contains some interesting stories about the discovery of elements.
Succeeding with science - this website contains some good videos and games for pupils of all ages. Click on your age group to see the resources appropriate for you! Be warned though, some of the material is designed for teachers and may not be particularly useful for you. One game that is particularly good is called "the virtual circuit" - very appropriate for years 5 and 7 studying electrical circuits!
Skoool - Find virtual science lessons for keys stages 1 & 2, and key stage 3. The lessons also include a short quiz at the end of the lesson to test yourself!
The wildlife man - this is the website of Barry Kaufmann-Wright, who gave a talk to year 8 in October 2010. Barry is a ex-environmental crime officer, who now focusses on wildlife photography and giving talks. His website contains some of his lovely photographs, which are well worth a look!
The BBC has a lot of resources on its website. BBC bitesize (KS3) - has revision material for years 7, 8 and 9, and covers material slowly, with revision sessions, activities and tests. If you are interested in science, and want to keep up with the latest news, have a look at the science and environment news page. To have a look at recent science programs on the BBC, have a look at the science & nature page.
Science museum launchpad - this website has an amazing range of resources and fun games. Warning: the launchball game is seriously addictive.