Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Website – BBC Science Clips


BBC Science Clips


Review: The BBC Schools is full of interactives, games and information for kids and educators alike. One more gem from The BBC Schools is Science Clips. Science Clips has lots of interactives based on the the UK curriculum. Each of the interactives is high quality and lets students experiment with new concepts that they are learning. Students can grow virtual plants, experiment with pushes and pulls, hearing and sound, forces and movement, electricity, rocks and soils, simple machines, light, solids and liquids, friction, habitats, life cycles, changing states of matter, reversible and irreversible changes, forces, and much more.  The site is organized well, by age group, and has several activities at each level. This site is especially useful for those experiments that may take too long to observe in real world, for example growing a plant etc and on the other hand can also be useful for those experiments which are too fast moving in real world for young students to write or draw observations as they are happening. Whichever topic of science you are studying, check this site, it is sure to have some great interactives that correspond to your science topic. All the activities are followed by quizzes to check understanding. Younger children can click on the speakers to have the quizzes read to them. Teachers section have lesson plans and some printable worksheets as well. The activities for ks2 (7-11 years old) have been moved to Bitesize KS2 but can still be reached via this site.


Suitable for ages: 5-11 years old.

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