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

School Science and Nature

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 Terrific Scientific

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

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.

Footprint Friends

Social networking site which aims to raise awareness about environmental issues amongst 10-18 year olds; includes blogs, galleries and details of current campaigns.

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.

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.

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.

Silent Forests

Examines for children the issue of the bushmeat trade in Africa.

Space Scoop

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

Steel Can Recycling Information Bureau: Kids Zone

Children can play games and enjoy interactive features while learning about recycling steel cans.

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.

UK Youth Climate Coalition

A coalition of youth organisations which have joined forces to empower young people to become leaders in taking action on climate change. Includes background materials, details of their projects and activities, and news.

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.

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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