Wednesday, April 28, 2004

42eXplore is another interesting links site. The links here are ordered around a theme, (though they are American). The URL is

Monday, April 26, 2004

For a neat little Shockwave animation that shows the phases of the moon and is manipulable select the OnLine activity at the scienceweb Earth, Sun & Moon page. The URL is

For some really interesting ideas on using ICT in a study on the body systems have a look at this pdf, (A hint to save time downloading and then saving pdf files it is often much quicker and less memory intensive to LEFT mouse click and select Save Target As on the pdf link such as this one),

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Spacekids has a neat Flash Solar System Tour at

If you really wanted to get into medicine but didn't get the entrance score or if you just want to see a really great interactive then go to Edheads - Virtual Knee Surgery - Total Knee Replacement and practice away till your hearts content. Oh don't forget to try the Simple Machines and Weather interactives too. The URL is

Jackie Miers has some great Rocks and Minerals links at her site at

Though it is an American site, most of the pests at PestWorld for Kids are common to the Australian experience. The URL is

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Cool Climate Kids' Club is the Official site of a Canadian club for kids who want to inspire their community to live in an earth-friendly way!! Great kid friendly information on Climate Change. The URL is

Friday, April 23, 2004

Funology -- The Science of Having Fun! is a site that is developed specifically for kids. Though lots of the activities are oldies they are still goodies presented in a kid-friendly way. the URL is!

Saturday, April 17, 2004

For some great ideas on the use of ICT, particularly in the literacy numeracy area cruise over to the New Zealand LEA site. Especially explore the ICT learning objects link, though all the links are very practical. The URL is

Friday, April 16, 2004

If you want some neat ideas that you can try online as well as in the classroom, plus also go on virtual field trips and adventures then TryScience is a place you should visit. The URL is

Thursday, April 15, 2004

If you want to know what happens when you strike a match and start a flame have a look at the PBS Flash animation at NOVA Online |On Fire at

For a great set of materials about states of matter including worksheet pdf's and some neat Flash animations got to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry Solids Liquids Gases site. URL is

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Playing With Time has some great Quicktime movies that shows change over time. I especially loved the balloon filled with water. The URL is

Thursday, April 08, 2004

The ICT section of Simply Science has been revised and updated. A couple of sections have been consolidated and some extra material added.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

If you want to capture items from your screeen then you should be using Printkey. For a free download go to PrintKey

Monday, April 05, 2004

Another great use of Flash that deals with the sensitive issue of The Dog Pooh Lifecycle. from envirolead at

Friday, April 02, 2004

I have managed to secure some server space at school so the ICT section is now up, (albeit in a draft form). To access it go to the Simply Science homepage or alternatively the direct URL is

If you are like me and interested in the use of blogs, at our school we are looking to investigate Movable Type as a basis for the blog.

The URL for Movable Type is

For an interesting introduction to blogging you could check out “Blogging Across the Curriculum” at

EdBlogger Praxis has links and discussion about Blogs used in Primary, (Elementary), schools at

You might also look in at Weblogg-Ed at

Thursday, April 01, 2004

To see some really creative use of Flash animation that shows the inner workings of an earthworm cruise over to the WormWatch Virtual Worm. The URL is