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Educational Resources: Interactive Science Clips from BBC Schools

Educational resources on the internet are available in abundance but it is not often that you come across something that’s really good and free. This is a terrific series of science clips from BBC Schools for children age 5 to 11…

Age 5-6:

BBC schools - materials

  • Ourselves
  • Growing plants
  • Sorting and using materials
  • Light and dark
  • Pushes and pulls
  • Sound and hearing

Ages 6-7:

BBC schools - electricity

  • Health and growth
  • Plants and animals in the local environment
  • Variation
  • Grouping and changing materials
  • Forces and movement
  • Using electricity

Ages 7-8:

BBC schools - magnets

  • Teeth and eating
  • Helping plants grow well
  • Rocks and soils
  • Characteristics of materials
  • Magnets and springs
  • Light and shadows

Ages 8-9:

BBC schools - habitats

  • Moving and growing
  • Habitats
  • Keeping warm
  • Solids and liquids
  • Circuits and conductors
  • Friction

Ages 9-10:

BBC schools - sun and moon

  • Life cycles
  • Keeping healthy
  • Gases around us
  • Changing state
  • Changing sounds
  • Earth, Sun and Moon

Ages 10-11:

BBC schools - seeing

  • Interdependence and adaptation
  • Micro-organisms
  • Reversible and irreversible changes
  • Forces in action
  • How we see things
  • Changing circuits

More from BBC Schools.


Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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