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.
All about space - Online resources about space
Ask Dr Universe - You can ask Dr. Universe almost anything! She will go to Washington State University to find out.
Atoms Family - A goulish collection of characters help learn about electricity, energy and conservation.
Basic Types of Light - Online activity where you will find out the explanation of different types of light.
Black Magic - An activity that you would do to discover colours within the colour black.
Colour and Light - Interactive website about light
Colour Matters - Lots of information and links to do with colour.
Dynamo Science Lab - Interactive site with activities and information about science.
Energy Quest - Energy education from the Californian Energy Commission.
Exploring Shadows - Interactive whiteboard activity about shadows
Frankenstein’s Lightening Site - A fun and interesting site to learn about electricity.
Franklin Science Museum - The official site of the Franklin Science Museum.
Fun Science Activities - Visual illusions to work out and lots more.
Herring Illusions - Online activity about visual illusions.
Horses Tail - Online activity about visual illusions.
How the eye works - Interactive activity about how we see
How we see things - Science clips and a quiz from the BBC
How we see things - Interactive activities about How we see things from the BBC
How we see things – Fact Sheets - Online fact sheet about How we see things from the BBC
Kid Science - Wide range of subjects providing projects and experiments for each.
Light - Information and activities from Digitalbrain
Light and Dark - Interactive activity about light and dark
Light and dark - Interactive activities about Light and dark from the BBC
Light and dark – Fact Sheets - Online fact sheet about Light and dark from the BBC
Light and shadows - Interactive activities about Light and shadows from the BBC
Light and Shadows - Interactive activity and quiz from BBC
Light and Shadows - Looking at light sources and shadows of objects.
Light and shadows – Fact Sheets - Online fact sheet about Light and shadows from the BBC
Light and Shadows Quiz - Interactive quiz about light and shadows
Light Clipart - Clipart about light.
Light Sources - Activity to see what objects are light sources.
Living Colour - Interactive resource about colour - a very good site.
Magic Factory - An excellent site which has light online activities from the The National Museum of Photography.
Make a Splash with Colour - Lots of information and resources about colour and how we see light.
Moving Lines - Online activity about visual illusions.
Muller-Lyer Illusions - Online activity about visual illusions.
My Colours Online Book - Simple guide to colours for younger children.
National Museum Of Photography, Film and Television - The official site for the National Museum Of Photography, Film and Television.
Pitara Animal Shadows - Click on Activities and then Shadow Play, a great interactive activity.
Poggendorf Illusions - Online activity about visual illusions.
Reekos Science Experiments - Welcome to Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab. Your source of free science experiments for parents, teachers, and children of all ages.
Science for Kids - Sci4Kids is a series of stories about what scientists do at The Agricultural Research Service in the USA
Science for you - Engaging multimedia articles and activites make Science U a great place to learn about science.
Science Resources - Science resources from Primary Resources.
Shadow shapes - Discover what shadows can tell us about light.
Shadows - Interactive whiteboard activities about shadows
Sources of Light - Interactive whiteboard activities about light
Spectral Colours - Prinatable activity explaining how to make a Newton disc.
Sundials - Learn how sundials can be used to tell the time
The Black Hole Gang - Explore the site to learn about the science adventures of Matt, Wei Ling, Rosa, A.J., and Newton.
Titchener Illusions - Online activity about visual illusions.
Transparent, Translucent or Opaque - Interactive activity to decide which of the objects are translucent, transparent or opaque.
Two Grey Steps - Online activity about visual illusions.
Unit 3F – Light and Shadows - Online science resources
Unreal Triangles - Online activity about visual illusions.
Volcano Flip Book - Print out and make a flip book of an erupting volcano.
What gives light? - Sort the objects according to whether they give light or do not give light.
Yes Mag - Canada's Science Magazine for kids.
Zollner Illusions - Online activity about visual illusions.