Abbey Gates
Primary School

Science

Class 2010-2016 on January 21st 2016

Light

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/edison/lightbulb.shtml

Who invented the light bulb?

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/content/energy-efficient-lighting

Follow this link for a useful site with information about energy saving light bulbs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zyntsbk

Video clip of two demonstrations of how light travels in straight lines

Adaption

Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment 

Mendel's theory - http://www2.edc.org/weblabs/mendel/mendel.html (requires flash player)

Evolution game - http://www.sciencechannel.com/games-and-interactives/charles-darwin-game.htm

Darwin's Finches - http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/society/schools/keystage1-2/darwin.aspx

Dawin

Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/21c/life_on_earth/theory_evolutionact.shtml for a fun quiz

Task 1...

Study Darwin’s tools of the trade – interactive site at http://www.sedgwickmuseum.org/index.php?page=darwin try out some of the tools Darwin used on the voyage in HMS Beagle.

Task 2...

Try to survive as a young bird at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/evolution/what-is-evolution/natural-selection-game/the-evolution-experience.html

Task 3...

Work in pairs to research one of the creation stories that try to explain the great variety of life on Earth today.

Mary Anning

http://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/in-the-museum/mary-anning

http://www.macroevolution.net/mary-anning.html

Plant Survival

Visit http://www.charlesdarwintrust.org/content/80 and help a plant survive!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/dinosaurs/burying_bodies/burial/index.shtml and see how different environments affect the chances of a dead animal or plant becoming a fossil

How are fossils formed:

http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/whatisafossil.htm,
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/earth/fossils/fossil-folklore/how_are_fossils.htm
http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/fossils/intro/form.htm,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/fossils (scroll down the page),

Remember that not all plants and animals die become fossils; the conditions have to be just right.

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