Animals



Websites


This one is brilliant www.arkive.org
Their teaching resources for 5-7s - Here
Their teaching resources for 7-11s - Here

http://www.opalexplorenature.org
Opal's website has some excellent activities and identification sheets - Here


The Nature Detectives website also has excellent activities and identification sheets - Here

The fantastic Ask-a-biologist website is here

Questions

https://www.highlightskids.com/science-questions/archives#
There are some great questions about animals (with answers) here





Interactives

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/science.htm

Food chains, habitats, carnivores, herbivores etc, nocturnal animals, classification and more. Lovely interactive online games from Sheppard Software here
...and lifecycles Here
... and food chains Here

There are many more animal games Here
Thanks to Mia and Ava for the suggestion.

http://puzzling.caret.cam.ac.uk/game.php?game=foodchain
Food chain population simulator
Set the number of foxes, rabbits and grass plants and watch how the population change Here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo/lab/wheredo/index.shtml

Drag and drop to match animals to their habitats. Here


Stories


The Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis
An absolutely brilliant life cycle story with a twist.
Currently my favourite science book!
You should buy the book here

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/Snail-Trail-Ruth-Brown-Andersen/11153974757/bd

Snail Trail by Ruth Brown is a great story for exploring a snails habitat. Buy the book here





Presentations

http://prezi.com/wnswajafj_o5/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

MRS NERG and the seven characteristics of life
There's a great Prezi here by Sisi Chen and the Oxford University Museum website is useful too. Here

http://prezi.com/5qion1b-vahf/living-organisms/#
Classification
A prezi presentation of a simplified biological classification.

Lesson Ideas

http://www.ecokids.ca/PUB/eco_info/topics/frogs/chain_reaction/play_chainreaction.cfm

Build food chains and investigate the effects of removing a link in the chain Here

http://www.marwell.org.uk/downloads/KS3AdaptationPackupdated.pdf

Design your own adaptation 'teller' - one of those folding question things - Or use the lovely one from Marwell Zoo. Here




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