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Science: A STEM Approach – 6th Class Online Resources

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Living Things I Energy and Forces I Materials I Earth and the Environment
 
Unit Lesson Page Link Description
Living Things   4

YouTube video—Biomes of the World for Children: Oceans, Mountains, Grassland, Rainforest, Desert – FreeSchool

Living Things   4

MindMup—Online mind mapping tool

Living Things   4

Examples of different adaptations - Replacement TBC

Living Things   5

Interactive game - Build a Biome - Replacement TBC

Living Things   8

Image of different environments - Replacement TBC

Living Things   8

YouTube video—About Plants & Gardens: How Does Grass Grow?

Living Things   12

Image - Forms of Fungi - Replacement TBC

Living Things   12

YouTube video—Fungi Fantastic

Living Things   12

Ducksters—Biology for Kids – Fungi

Living Things   12

Information on yeast - Replacement TBC

Living Things   16

Video - Amazon Wildlife-Andes to Amazon - Replacement TBC

Living Things   16

ActiveWild—Rainforest Layers

Living Things   16

BBC Bitesize—Tropical Rainforests

Living Things   20

YouTube video—Tundra Biome 

Living Things   22

Science Made Simple—How Do Animals Spend the Winter?

Living Things   22

More information about plants in the tundra - Replacement TBC

Living Things   22

Examples of adaptations to extreme cold - Replacement TBC

Living Things   22

YouTube video—Fun With Blubber!

Living Things   23

Biomes - Replacement TBC

Living Things   23

YouTube video—Fighting For Survival In The Kalahari Desert, Africa – BBC Wildlife

Living Things   29

YouTube video—One Year in 40 Seconds

Living Things   31

YouTube video—Claymation (Animation 101)

Living Things   33

Film Shaun the Sheep made using stop motion - Replacement TBC

Energy and forces   40

Interactive game - Power Up - Replacement TBC

Energy and forces   40

YouTube video—Fossil Fuels

Energy and forces   40

National Geographic—Non-renewable Energy (QR code page 106)

Energy and forces   40

BBC Bitesize—What Is the Process Inside An Electric Generator? – Higher – OCR 21C (QR code page 106)

Energy and forces   43

Online game - Power Up - Replacement TBC

Energy and forces   43

Website - Electricity - Replacement TBC

Energy and forces   43

ABC Education—Renewable Energies (QR code page 46)

Energy and forces   43

study.com—Creating Energy from Solar, Wind, and Water Sources (QR code page 45)

Energy and forces   46

YouTube video—How Does Solar Energy Work?

Energy and forces   46

Video - Supercritical Steam - Replacement TBC

Energy and forces   46

HomeSteady—How to Connect an LED Light to a Small Solar Panel

Energy and forces   46

study.com—Electric Circuit Diagrams: Lessons for Kids

Energy and forces   46

More information on a circuit diagram - Replacement TBC

Energy and forces   50

YouTube video—Introduction to Simple Circuits

Energy and forces   50

YouTube video—Simple Circuit For Kids

Energy and forces   53

YouTube video—The Power of Circuits

Energy and forces   53

YouTube video—Electric Circuits on Paper: The Basics

Energy and forces   53

YouTube video—How To Make A Simple Circuit With On/Off Switch For A Light Bulb

Energy and forces   57

YouTube video—Great Innovators: "Thomas Edison and the Light Bulb," by StoryBots | Netflix Jr

Energy and forces   57

wikipedia image—Incandescent Light Bulb

Energy and forces   57

wikipedia—Light bulb diagram with labels

Energy and forces   57

YouTube video—How A Light Bulb Works

Energy and forces   57

YouTube video—Light Bulb Filament (QR code page 59)

Energy and forces   57

YouTube video—Build a Light Bulb – Sick Science! #079

Energy and forces   58

YouTube video—Energy 101: Light Bulbs

Energy and forces   64

PBS Kids—Hidden Alarm

Energy and forces   64

Party decoration - Light balloons using LEDs and a circuit - Replacement TBC

Energy and forces   66

YouTube video—How to Make a Electric Bell

Energy and forces   66

YouTube video—Electric Circuits on Paper: The Basics

Materials   78

Online video - Phases of Matter - Replacement TBC

Materials   79

Label a diagram which can be stuck to science book - Replacement TBC

Materials   81

BBC Bitesize—What Is Dissolving?

Materials   81

Interactive activity - Different changes - Replacement TBC

Materials   81

YouTube video—The Great Picnic Mix Up: Crash Course Kids #19.1

Materials   84

bestrecipes—Basic Biscuit Dough

Materials   84

YouTube video—Chemical Changes: Crash Course Kids #19.2

Materials   89

YouTube video—Sun, Heat Melt Crayons During Hot Summer Temperatures in Tulsa

Materials   89

YouTube video—Small Candle Time Lapse

Materials   89

YouTube video—Teachers TV – How Stuff Changes

Materials   89

Image - Candle Burning diagram - Replacement TBC

Materials   91

fineartamerica image—Old Car and Rust Danny Jones

Materials   91

YouTube video—Rusting – Iron + Water + Oxygen = Iron Oxide

Materials   91

YouTube video—Science Concepts & Projects: Speedy Rusts // Lesson 6 // Part 2

Materials   91

BBC Bitesize—Metals and Corrosion

Materials   99

YouTube video—Ice Castle Closes Due to Utah's Warm Winter | National Geographic

Materials   99

Learning4Kids—How To Make Sugar Crystals On A Stick?

Earth and the environment

  108

YouTube video—Natural Disasters: The Destructive Force of Nature

Earth and the environment   108

YouTube video—Severe Weather: Crash Course Kids #28.2 

Earth and the environment   111

Video - What is a Volcano

Earth and the environment   111

YouTube video—Geography Lesson: What Is A Volcano? | Twig

Earth and the environment   111

YouTube video—How to Prepare for a Volcanic Eruption

Earth and the environment   111

Map of the world's active volcanoes - Replacement TBC

Earth and the environment   112

YouTube video—A Day in Pompeii – Full-length Animation

Earth and the environment   112

geology.com—Mount Vesuvius – Italy

Earth and the environment   114

YouTube video—Introduction to Earthquakes

Earth and the environment   114

ABC Education video—Deadly Earthquakes hit New Zealand

Earth and the environment   114

earthquaketrack.com

Earth and the environment   114

Earthquakes can cause a number of changes to Earth's surface - Replacement TBC

Earth and the environment

  115

YouTube video—How to Determine Richter Magnitude

Earth and the environment

  117

newstatesman image—After Earthquake

Earth and the environment   117

YouTube video—Introduction to Earthquakes

Earth and the environment   117

Video - How Earthquakes Trigger Tsunamis - Replacement TBC

Earth and the environment   117

How a tsunami forms

Earth and the environment   120

Image - Tropical Cyclone Yasi

Earth and the environment   120

Video - Storms Explained

Earth and the environment   120

Met office guide to Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons

Earth and the environment   122

Before and after image - Drought

Earth and the environment   122

UK Drought of 2012

Earth and the environment   122

Newsround video Children of the Drought

Earth and the environment   122

Video-Science Behind Drought 

Earth and the environment   122

Drought can cause flash flooding

Earth and the environment   127

How seismographs are used

Earth and the environment   129

Video - Natural Disasters: The Destructive Force of Nature