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Life Processes and Living Things
- TheGreatPlantEscape Help Detective LePlant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life! They will need your help to find clues, do experiments, and solve problems as you journey into the world of plants.
- Scholastic’sMagicSchoolBus:TheGreatHabitatMatch-up To find out more about a few endangered species and their habitats, try playing The Great Habitat Match-Up game.
- Scholastic’sMagicSchoolBus:MonsteBugs Help! There are drawers full of bug parts in the Friz’s lab! Put the parts back together to create bugs found in nature OR create new bugs of your own! You’ve never seen Monster Bugs like these!
- SirRobertHitchamSchool’sHabitatPage Click on a habitat to learn more about the creatures which live there. The page also has links to other sites about habitats.
- LivingThings The world we live in is populated by millions of plants and animals. Yet, each one is an individual. Individual plants and animals are grouped together in families, according to their physical structure and their behavior. Families of living things interact with each other and with their neighborhood. All living things have a circle of life. Birth, growth, reproduction, and death are natural parts of the natural world.
- NatureExploreratCanterburyEnvironmentalEducationCentre This is the Nature Explorer site at Canterbury Environmental Education Centre, where you can follow the Kingfisher or Sunrise Trails, and explore the pond, woodland or grassland habitats.
- SirRobertHitcham’sLivingWorldKeyingpages These pages will help you to identify any group of plants or animals by answering a set of questions.
- WildKids The WildKid team at the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust are working hard to bring you fun things to do and lots of facts about nature and wildlife .
Life Processes and Living Things: Ourselves
- TheHumanBodyCyberhunt A series of questions about the human body. Click on the links below each question to find the answers.
- TheHeart:AnOnlineExploration Explore the heart by following the blood through the blood vessels. Learn how to keep your heart healthy.
- HealthyKids Pages about keeping healthy, with materials written for especially for each age group.
- Scholastic’sMagicSchoolBus:MazeCraze Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to chomp your way around the maze! Eat healthy foods and avoid sugary snacks. Don’t forget to visit the “Brushing Station” and power up!
- Scholastic’s Magic School Bus: Arnold’s Great Tooth Expedition
- Scholastic’sMagicSchoolBus:GetsanEarful! Do you think that you have a good “ear” for matching up sounds with the things that make them? Find out by playing Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus Gets an Earful sound game!
- TheHauntedHouse:Howdoesyourbodymove? An interactive journey identifying the bones that make up the human skeleton andhow they work together. Targeted towards 7-9 year olds studying the topic ‘Moving and Growing’, unit 4A, Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum.
Physical Processes: General
- Engineering Interact Resources on this site from Cambridge University cover Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum for England, Physical Processes (Sc4). There are five games covering the five sub-topics: light, sound, forces & motion, earth & beyond and electricity. Each game contains a number of interactive modules, split into three sections: learning, testing and engineering applications.
Physical Processes: Forces
- Forces in Toys from Sir Robert Hitcham School
- ForcesCyberhunt A series of questions about Forces. Click on the links below each question to find the answers.
Physical Processes: The Earth in Space
- SolarSystemon-linegame How much do you really know about the solar system?
- SpaceKids Visit our solar system, watch the night sky, homework help, games, ask an expert and lots more at this site especially for children.
- Scholastic’sMagicSchoolBus:BlowsItsTop The object of the game is to help the volcano erupt, while learning a few fun-tastic facts along the way.
- ArtythePart-TimeAstronaut Travel on a learning quest through our solar system. Learn about all nine planets. A kid’s astronomy site with animations, activities, and games for the future …
Physical Processes: Electricity
- TheBlobzGuidetoElectricCircuits An interactive learning tool for Key Stage 2 Science (Units 4F and 6G). This is a super site which teaches the topic “Electric Circuits”. All the vocabulary you will meet at school is clearly explained and the activities are great fun.
- MaterialsCyberhunt A series of questions about Materials. Click on the links below each question to find the answers.
Maths Sites for Children (ages 7 to 11)
- CountOn! – There are lots of fun, interactive games to play here, including Shape Invaders, Maths Circus, Math Fighter, Who wants to be a Mathonaire? and many more.
- MathBaseball – FUNBRAIN will give you a maths problem. Enter the answer to the problem and hit the “Swing” button. If your answer is correct, you will get a hit. FUNBRAIN will decide if the hit is a single, double, triple, or home run based on the difficulty of the problem. If your answer is wrong, you will get an out. The game is over after three outs. Choose from Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, or all four operations and four levels of difficulty.
- What’sthePoint? – Using co-ordinates.
- SoccerShoot-out – Score and Save by correctly answering math problems. First you shoot, then try to save the shot by FunBrain. Remember to reduce your answers (fractions only).
- FreshBakedFractions – You are shown four fractions. Three of the fractions are equivalent. They can all be simplified to to the same fraction. Click on the fraction that is not equal to the others. Choose from four levels of difficulty.
- ShapeSurveyor – Choose what you would like to play – perimeters and/or areas – and hit “Start Digging” to begin the game.
- PrimaryGames – Maths games for 1 or 2 players, mostly for number bonds practice and mental maths including fractions and decimals.
- BBC-Starship-Maths-Calamity’s Quest – Help Captain Calamity free Princess Amber from the Evil Ruler’s castle.
- Function Machine – From the Ambleside Web Site
- MeasuringAngles – Learn how to use a protractor and measure angles.
- A+Maths – A whole room full of interactive maths games, plus homework help.
- www.multiplication.com – Interactive Internet Games
- UnfoldingPolyhedra – See the net fold up into a 3D shape.
- LearningPlanet – A fun collection of free games and learning activities just for you! Choose your grade level, and then choose from fun games like Mr. Elephant’s Matching Game and Math Mayhem!
- TheFrogPuzzle – Click on the lily pads to make the frogs move across the pond by hopping or sliding. Can you work out how many moves you would need to shift any number of frogs?
- AmazingAgeCards – How does the computer know which number you’ve picked?
- MathMagician – Practice the basic skills of +, -, x and ÷
Literacy Sites for Children (ages 7 to 11)
BBCEducation-DiggerandtheGang Adventures in English, Maths and Science with Nash (ages 5 to 7), Flick (ages 7 to 9) and Sprat (ages 9 to 11).
StarTower The dragon has been making a file of notes about the Star Tower. His (or is it ‘her’?) thoughts are guaranteed to get your imagination working. There are also some story ideas here that you might find useful. Word Drop contains lots of pieces of text which have had certain words removed. You have to put the words back in the correct places. Star Punc contains lots of pieces of text from which the punctuation marks are missing.
Squigly’sWritingCorner Have fun making your own stories using Squigly’s story builder. Squigly and his friends have written some stories that you can personalize with your own words.
Children’sStorybooksOnline Original stories with colour illustrations for young children as well as older children and young adults. Children’s Storybooks Online combines education and entertainment to amuse and engage children’s imaginations. There are riddles, mazes, coloring book pages and a page with children’s links that have won Children’s Storybooks Online Award for excellence. AmazingAdventureSeries The Amazing Adventure Series features fun read along stories, movies, and activities for children of all ages. Arthur|PBSKids Developed with the help and advice of Arthur creator Marc Brown, the ARTHUR site is organized into pages hosted by the series’ characters, each with features that encourage kids to read and write.
Storiesfromtheweb If you like books and stories then come on in. You can read stories, e-mail authors, write reviews and even write your own stories.
ReviseWise – help with your English SATs
GrammarGorillas Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our friends get a banana.
Compound and complex sentences PenguinBooksforChildren Penguin sites are based on children’s literature and contain resources for parents and teachers, as well as online stories and games, as well as biographical information on the authors. Sites within the Penguin main site of particular interest to younger visitors will be:
Discover the magical world of Peter Rabbit and his friends, with stories, film shows, puzzles and everything you need to know about your favourite Beatrix Potter characters.
Visit the Spot website for lots of online fun with the world’s most loveable puppy – there’s games to play, competitions, books, videos and much, much more …
- Flower Fairies: Full of fairy fun and facts, including the Fairy Finder, Fairy Scope and Fairy Letters, as well as an online gift shop and lots of information about the creator, Cicely Mary Barker.
- PuffinBooks Fun stuff, free stuff, cool links, how a book is made, book of the month and parents’ and education zones.
History Sites for Children (ages 7 to 11)
Sites about Ancient Egypt
- Egypt Fun Guide
- Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Egypt Cyberhunt
- Ancient Egypt Webquest – Elementary and middle students can now enjoy locating information on Ancient Egypt! Learn about Ancient Egyptian daily life, Egyptian mummies, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, King Tut (Tutankhamen), Egyptian games, and Archeology.
- Ancient Egypt Website gives you the opportunity to x-ray a mummy, explore the underworld and read about Egyptian life through simple stories.
- The Great Pyramid of Giza
- Akhet Find out about the people of this amazing culture, and learn about the gods they worshiped, the Pharaohs they followed and the tombs and statues they left behind.
- Ancient Egypt online at the Royal Ontario Museum
- MysteriesinStone A website with lots of information, aimed at children and beginners in Egyptology. The site also features a downloadable program to enable the web pages to be spoken.
- King Tut Webquest – Was It Murder? The Death of King Tutankhamun: The Boy King. Your team must gain as much knowledge about King Tut and the circumstances surrounding his death as possible. Your team consists of a medical examiner, a reporter, an archaeologist, a history professor, and a historian (optional). Each member of the team will visit a site and respond to the set questions. Together, the team will need to write a persuasive essay stating and defending their position on their conclusion – Was King Tutankhamun murdered?
- TheWondersofEgypt You will learn about the most spectacular wonders of the Egyptians in this website. Mummies, culture, religion, royalty, pyramids, houses, climate, and foods are revealed. You’ll find information from the most recognized, such as King Tut, to the most unknown, such as gods and godesses.
- HistoryEssentials-LifeinAncientEgypt The Egyptians believed in life after death and spent much time and effort in preparing the dead for their journey to the afterworld. Bodies were mummified and tombs were inscribed with spells, written in hieroglyphics. The Egyptians buried everyday objects in the tombs for use in the afterlife. A lot of what they left behind them comes from their tombs.
- Ancient Greece Cyberhunt from the Hugo Meynall School
- Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece
- The Ancient Greeks from AngliaCampus
- BBC Landmarks – Ancient Greece
- Ancient Greece from Snaith Primary School
- Ancient Greece BBC site with resources, activities and information.
- Greek Myths and Legends – Manor School’s list of Greek gods
- Ancient Greece Cartoon Classics – BBC Schools site with Olympics and Greek Theatre cartoons.
- Pegasus’ Paradise – animals, heroes and a matching gods game.
- HistoryEssentials-whoweretheAncientGreeks? General information, FAQs, an interactive quiz, activities to do at home and teacher resources such as graphics, worksheets and web links.
- HistoryEssentials-AncientGreekideastoday The ancient Greeks lived more than two thousand years ago, but their ideas still influence us today. General information, FAQs, an interactive quiz, activities to do at home and teacher resources such as graphics, worksheets and web links.
Sites about Ancient Rome
- The Romans Cyberhunt
- NettlesworthPrimarySchool-RomanTimes Explore the history of the Romans with Nettlesworth Primary School
- BBCEducation’sZigZag-TheRomans Explore the history of the Romans with BBC Education’s Zig Zag
- The Romans Website
Sites about the Anglo-Saxons
Sites about the Vikings
- Elementary Themes – The Vikings Lots of information, web links – well worth a visit!
- The Jorvik Viking Centre
- BBC Online – The Vikings Ages 7-9 : Explore the Viking world with Thorkel and visit the Viking house to spot the items that don’t belong.
Sites about the Normans
- The Bayeux Tapestry – Here you can read the tale told by the Bayeux Tapestry – The story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, the men who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066. William’s defeat of Harold at the Battle of Hastings ensured the success of the Norman invasion of England..
Sites about Tudors and Stuarts
- The Tudors Cyberhunt
- Henry VIII
- Tudor England
- The Six Wives of Henry VIII
- The Mary Rose
- Leeds Castle
- Hever Castle
- Women’s Fashion in Elizabethan Times
- VirtualVictorians Learn about a day in the life of a Victorian family. Play with Victorian e-toys!
- SnaithPrimarySchool-Victorians Snaith Primary School site with section on Victorian music.
- TheVictoriansbytheNationalTrustforScotland From the education pages of the National Trust for Scotland.
General History Sites
- Ancient Greeks, Ancient Romans, Ancient Egyptians, The Home Front and more at Snaith Primary School – an excellent site.
- The Tower of London Virtual Tour
- From the Normans to Cromwell
- Children’s Games
- Britain since the 1930s Cyberhunt
- WW1 Document Archive
- ChildrenofWW2 Find out what it was like to be a child during World War 2.
- Canterbury Miracles And Pilgrims
Sites about Famous People
- Florence Nightingale
- Helen Keller
- Louis Pasteur
- Anne Frank
- Edward Jenner
- TheStoryofLouisBraille Blind from the age of three, young Louis desperately wanted to read. He realised the vast world of thought and ideas that was locked out to him because of his disability. He was determined to find the key to this door for himself, and for all other blind persons.
- Diana,PrincessofWales The British Monarchy Website
Geography Sites for Children (ages 7 to 11)
- Find a map of your neighbourhood (or someone else’s!)
- WorldTimeZoneMap Find out what time it is before telephoning new or long lost frineds or relatives!
- MapMania Chart your own adventures one destination at a time!
- Match the map symbol with Barnaby Bear
- Map Symbols Quiz
Rivers, Coasts and the Water Cycle
- Rivers Cyberhunt
- Rivers and Streams
- BBC Landmarks – Rivers and Coasts
- River Severn
- River Ribble
- Rainforests Cyberhunt
- BBC – The Essential Guide to Rocks
- A Tour of Canterbury
- Objects from India
- PlanetpalsEarthzone Join the Planetpals gang to learn all about our planet, weather, and ways you can recycle and conserve the earth’s resources.
World Study Sites
- Country At A Glance
- Countries of the World
- Country Profiles
- Country Studies
- Country Watch
- WorldCurrency banknote images from around the world
- Lonely Planet – Destinations
- World Flags
- Printable Maps
- How Far Is It?
- A – Z Country Landscape Photos
- World Weather
- HopPopTown Aimed at children aged 3 to 10 this site aims to encourage children to improvise musical sequences. Children can choose from 6 activities like ‘Sounds of the Street’, where they can improvise and record musical sequences.
- BuildYourOwnDrumkit Build your own dream drumkit by adding the components, taking your pick from the part numbers, and dragging them to position.
- Room108RecordingStudioMixer Operate a recording studio. Turn up a drum. Add a new bass track or change a special effect. Make your own song.
- Room108MusicComposer Press load to choose songs. Click and drag notes to change sounds. Press Make to set changes then play to hear.
- More Room 108 Music Activities
- Radio3′sMakingTracks Click on a game to make a tune, play some strange instruments, take a test or watch some cartoons