School Science and Nature in the Best of the Web UK Directory

School Science and Nature

3M Streetwise

Resource for children, teachers and parents to learn about road safety, includes games.

3M Worldly Wise

Presents interactive features designed to teach secondary school children about sustainability.

All About Animals

Presenting interesting facts about animals, plus an analysis of animal issues for different age groups.

Animal Corner

Information on all kinds of animals in the wild and in the home. AnimalCorner

Banham Zoo: Kid Zone

Provides a number of activities with games, puzzles and competitions.

Battersea Park Children's Zoo

A London zoo designed for children to enjoy giant rabbits, miniature Shetland ponies, monkey mayhem and a mouse house.

BBC Science

An online resource providing science education aimed at children aged 4 to 11.

BBC Terrific Scientific

The BBC's new science campaign aimed at primary pupils aged 9 to 11 and their teachers.

Bill Oddie's Feed the Birds

Contains bird activities and puzzles for children; elsewhere on the site is also a field guide to British garden birds and tips for feeding.

The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits

An award winning interactive which aims to help primary school children with understanding electric circuits.

The Bug Club

Junior branch of the Amateur Entomologists' Society offers insect and invertebrate care sheets, games, experiment and project ideas and details of events and club membership.

Cornwall Food and Farming

Presents a child's guide to the farming seasons, plus information on the types of farming Cornwall is known for.

Discovering Geology

Presents a range of educational resources from the British Geological Survey.

Discovering Space

Offering information about space for children, from the British Space Agency.


Features a guide for junior and senior age children on the topic of microbes; includes disease fact files, famous scientists, games, downloads and printable home experiment instructions.

Eden: Kids Section

Offering a variety of nature related resources and quizzes for children.

GCSE Chemistry

Comprehensive site was developed for the UK GCSE examinations (ages 14 to 16).

Geological Society: The Rock Cycle

Resource for secondary aged children exploring the rock cycle, with animations and tests.

How We Make Stuff

Examines how different products are made and what the options are for greater sustainability.

I Want To Be An Ologist

The Natural History Museum interviews some of its young scientists to give children an insight into work as a mineralogist, aquatic zoologist, palaeontologist, entomologist and botanist.

IK Brunel

Explores the life, works and achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of Britain's most famous engineers.


Offering video instructions for numerous magic tricks and illusions based on science and engineering.

Kew: Learn About Trees

Provides interactive tree quizzes for children, plus games and free downloadable spotter sheets and identification information.

Kids 4 Clean Air

Series of information sheets for ages 5 to 11, to help learn about our planet's air and mankind's impact upon it plus games and puzzles.

Making the Modern World

Science museum site which explores invention through our history, telling the stories of different eras, people and items. Includes learning modules and activities for secondary aged children.

National Insect Week

Presents information about twelve of Britain's most common insects, together with games, activity ideas, advice on insect surveys and an article on how to build a wildlife garden.

Natural History Museum: Kids Only

Provides extensive articles and features for children on all aspects of the museum's collections, with games and "I want to be an ologist" section, covering career information.

Natural History Museum: Kids Only

Featuring games, quizzes and fun ideas from the Natural History Museum.

Nature's Web

Features downloadable issues of a quarterly wildlife and nature newsletter with a focus on wildlife in Ireland.

Ollie Recycles

Contains information for primary aged children about the three R's: reduce, reuse, recycle. Includes quizzes and many activity ideas.

The Potato Story

Features games and activities for children themed around potatoes, including life cycle and healthy eating information; from McCain.

Recycle More

Features recycling games, quizzes and activities, plus project ideas and details of how to get your school school involved.

Recycling in Schools

Recycling tips, resources and facts aimed at children and teachers with details of the different recycling materials and the recycling three 3's for kids.


The junior club of the Geologists' Association; provides information about membership, events nationwide and advice on becoming a rock or fossil collector.

School Power

Contains games and activities on the theme of power, energy and forces, for two age groups - 4-7 and 7-11 years.

Sciber Monkey

Features links to resources of use for children studying science at all levels.

Science and Engineering Experiments for Kids

Run by the University of Cambridge to help promote science and the enjoyment of science to primary school children. Includes details of school visits.

Space Scoop

Presenting astronomical news in an appealing way for a young audience.

Sun Trek

An educational resource about the Sun and its effects on earth.


Provides online revision for KS2 science and Common Entrance science.


The Royal Society's interactive timeline covers 350 years of scientific discovery and invention, with articles and illustrations.

Virtual Farm Walk

Designed to help young children find out what goes on on a farm.

Virtual Quarry

Presents an interactive resource for schools about the quarrying industry.

Wallace and Gromit's World of Cracking Ideas

Designed to encourage an interest in invention; includes information on the Glasgow exhibition of the same name, plus details of an invention competition for children.

What Is Weather?

A BBC interactive site explaining the weather, wind direction, wind force and climate differences for the ages 4 to 11.

Wildlife Watch

Junior branch of the Wildlife Trusts; presents a wealth of information, inspiration and activities designed to help children care for and get involved with British wildlife.

Young Archaeologists' Club

Details the membership, activities and events held by this club, which is for anyone up to the age of 17 who is interested in archaeology.

Young People's Trust for the Environment

Charity which encourages young people and children to understand and work on issues concerning the environment. Features extensive fact sheets and wildlife sheets, plus downloadable magazine issues.

Your Climate, Your Life

Provides colourful and accessible guides for secondary age young people on climate change, green energy and the environmental future.

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