Thursday, July 29, 2004

The Dirt on Soil is a Discovery School site that provides a neat explanation of the importance of soil and how fragile it is. The Flash animated Soil Safari is pretty cool. The URL is

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Mount Washington Observatory: The Big Wind has a neat little animation and other easy to read information about the Beaufort Scale. The URL is

Ever wondered why all the fuss about wind energy? Wind with Miller is a an animated introduction to how wind turbines work. The URL is

Monday, July 26, 2004

Welcome to EcoKids! has games, activities, printable pages and information for kids and teachers about wildlife, science & nature, energy and environmental issues. This Canadian site is very appealing at

Science Blog: Open Science Directory is a very extensive list of links to thinks educationally science. The blog itself is a great resource. The URL is

Sunday, July 25, 2004

The Standards Site: Science at key stages 1 and 2 is from the Bitish Department for Education and Skills. It has a series of teaching units that can be viewed online or downloaded. The URL is

The weather: How to measure the weather is a page that is part of a UK based project. It contains some nice simple ideas on apparatus to measure weather. The URL is

Meteorology-Online is a very well put together Thinkquest site all about things meteorological. It has a range of sections and is written by students for students. The URL is

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Australian Insects Common Names is a great site if you want to identify not only Australian insects but other minibeasts as well. Maintained by the CSIRO, the URL is

Weather Wiz Kids is maintained by meteorologist Crystal Wicker. It has all the usual weather bits plus a few more. The Weather Experiments are interesting. The URL is

Friday, July 23, 2004

For some great commentaries on the science behind lots of everday items then you need to check in regularly atBill Hammack's Engineering & Life Public Radio Program. If you wish you can even subscribe and get Bill's commentaries each week via email. The URL is

If you didn't know that there are four not three states of matter then you might like to check out this Commentary: Plasmas from Bill Hammack's Engineering & Life Radio Program. Bill tells in laymans terms of some of the very important roles that plasmas play in our everday life. You can even listen to a commentary on plasmas using RealAudio. The URL is

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Welcome to Kids Gardening! is an American based site that has lots of interesting resources and articles about things gardening. Well worth a look at

Friday, July 16, 2004

The Find-a-spider Guide is an Australian online guide to some of the most common Aussie spiders. It has great pics to help identify them as well as lots of other interesting facts. The URL is

If you are into comfort food then chocky is the go. To find out some more relevant info about chocolate for school use go to Cadbury School Projects The URL is but no they don't provide free samples online yet :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

I have added a basic tutorial for Inspiration version 6 to the tutorials of the Simply Science site , (I know that Inspiration is now up to version 7 however we only have version 6 at school).

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

For an absolutely delightful example of a school based site on flight you need to Meet the Wright Brothers. The URL is