Within the KS2 Science section the Life Processes and Living Things area helps children to learn about humans and animals. It includes information and interactive activities relating to the human body, keeping healthy and micro organisms. The Life Processes and Living Things area also includes a section on Green Plants with fact sheets, interactive activities and experiments relating to plant life cycles and growing plants. Children can also learn about variation and classification through a series of facts sheets, quizzes and activities about mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, amphibians and food chains.
The Materials area of the KS2 Science section helps children to enhance their understanding of grouping materials and changing materials. It encourages Key Stage 2 learners to carry out activities relating to topics such as soil, solids, gases, liquids and minerals and to test their knowledge through a series of fun quizzes.
Within the Physical Processes area of the KS2 Science section children are able to study forces and motion by learning about magnets & springs, friction and forces in action. They can also help to develop their knowledge of electricity through a range of resources, fact sheets and interactive activities. There is also useful information and fun activities relating to light, sound, the earth, planets and space.
The resources and activities in the KS2 Science section are in an interactive, online, or printable format that brings a differing dynamic to the subject for children studying at Key Stage 2.
Changing State - Online activity and quiz from the BBC
Characteristics of materials - Interactive activities about Characteristics of materials from the BBC
Characteristics of Materials - Test materials then complete the quiz
Characteristics of materials – Fact Sheets - Online fact sheet about Characteristics of materials from the BBC
Characteristics of Materials Quiz - Interactive activities about characteristics of materials
Conductors and Insulators - Interactive activity for you to test your knowledge of materials.
Crystal Creations - Information sheet about creating crystal structures.
Deterioration Squad - Interactive site investigating the deterioration of materials and artefacts
Discover Petroleum - Interactive site where you can find out about oil - Excellent site.
Electrical Conductors - An interactive activity to learn about materials that are electrical conductors and insulators.
Exploring Soil - Interactive activities about soil
Fabric and Water Test - Interactive test about looking at different fabrics to see which is the best for keeping water out.
Floating and Sinking - Interactive activities about floating and sinking
Gases around us - Interactive activity and quiz from the BBC
Gases, Solids and liquids - Activity to sort out which materials are liquids, solids, or gases.
Keeping Hot Water Hot - Interactive activity about insulators for keeping water hot.
Keeping warm - Interactive activities about Keeping warm from the BBC
Keeping Warm - Interactive activity about keeping warm
Keeping Warm - Test how well materials keep water warm then complete the quiz
Keeping warm – Fact Sheets - Online fact sheet about Keeping warm from the BBC
Material Matters - Online information about materials
Materials - Clipart of various materials.
Materials and their Uses - Can you group objects according to what they are made out of?
Materials Quiz - Online quiz about materials
Minerals - Online information about rocks and minerals
More Solids, Liquids and Gases - Interactive activity about solids, liquids and gases
Online soil experiment - Interactive whiteboard activities about testing soil
Pod’s Mission – solids and liquids - Information and activities about solids and liquids
Properties of Materials - An interactive activity to learn about the properties of materials.
Rocks - Online information about rocks
Rocks - Interactive whiteboard activities about rocks
Rocks and Minerals - Interactive activities about rocks
Rocks and Soils - Test different rocks then complete the quiz
Rocks and Soils - Interactive activity about rocks and soils from Channel 4
Rocks and soils - Interactive activities about Rocks and soils from the BBC
Rocks and soils – Fact Sheets - Online fact sheet about Rocks and soils from the BBC
Rocks and Soils Quiz - Interactive quiz about rocks and soils
Rocks in the Environment - Online photos of rocks in the environment
SCRIB - The Steel Can Recycling Information Bureau provides information & activities on steel packaging recycling
Soil School - Interactive activities about soil
Solid, Liquid or Gas - Online quiz about solids, liquids and gases
Solids and Liquids - Heat and cool different materials then complete the quiz
Solids, Liquids and Gases - An interactive activity to learn about the different properties of solids, liquids and gases.
Stretchy Tights - Interactive activity about stretchy tights
The Water Family - An interactive water conservation game from the water industry.
Thermal Insulators - An interactive activity to learn about materials as thermal insulators.
Thickness of Liquids - Interactive activities about liquids
This planet really rocks - Interactive activities about rocks
Transparent, Translucent or Opaque - Interactive activity to decide which of the objects are translucent, transparent or opaque.
Unit 3C – Characteristics of Materials - Online science resources
Unit 3D - Rocks and Soils - Online science resources
Unit 4c – Keeping Warm - Online science resources
Using Gases - Information about gases and their uses
Virtual Quarry - Interactive activities about rocks
Water - Interactive activity about water
Welsh Materials in our Environment - Interactive activity about materials in the environment
Which kitchen roll is best for mopping up a spill? - A scientific investigation to determine which kitchen roll is best for mopping up a spill.
Wood and Paper - Interactive activities about wood and paper
Wrong Material - Interactive activity to select why the material is unsuitable