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Science Quest 5 – Web Links

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Chapter 1: Spreading Weight

Problems with quicksand? Get stuck into this video! Web Link
Bed of nails… snuggle up! Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Gravity is what gives us weight in the first place. Find out more about gravity here: Web Link

Chapter 2: Pickled Humpty Dumpty

Find out a little about acids: Web Link (Choose a Topic… Acids)
Teacher Icon Image Learn how to make a lava lamp: Web Link

Chapter 4: Seeing is Believing

Can our eyes be tricked into seeing things that aren’t really there?
Mind-boggling optical illusions: Web Link 1, Web Link 2, Web Link 3

Chapter 5: Old Flames – Part 1

Oxygen is needed for fires to burn. Find out why: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Find out how to make a simple fire extinguisher: Web Link

Chapter 6: In a Spin

Read about the science of rollercasters: Web Link

Chapter 7: Skin Deep

Teacher Icon Image Lots of cool videos about surface tension: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image An experiment that looks at surface tension and soap bubbles: Web Link
Read about a robot that walks on water: Web Link

Chapter 8: A Garden-in-a-Jar

Learn about the water cycle… no, it’s not about cycling a bike: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Find out about a biodome… these are giant versions of the garden you can build in a jar. The nearest biodome to us is in Cornwall, England, but its website is a bit dull. Have a look at the Biodome in Canada: Web Link
Complete these Nature Missions and learn more about the ecosystem: Web Link

Chapter 9: Every Breath You Take

Take a look at this video explaining how and why we breathe: Web Link

Chapter 10: Old Flames – Part 2

Learn more about nitrogen: Web Link

Chapter 11: Switch on, Switch off

A nice website for bright sparks: Web Link

Chapter 14: Go With the Flow

Teacher Icon Image Click on the ‘Water Flowing Uphill?’ title to see a video about siphons: Web Link
Click on this link to find out about strange sea creatures called sea squirts that use siphons in their bodies to suck food from sea water: Web Link
Your toilet works like a siphon: Web Link

Chapter 16: Moving Air

Teacher Icon Image Videos that show you more about moving air… all thanks to a scientist called Bernoulli: Web Link
Have a look at these experiments with moving air: Web Link 1, Web Link 2

Chapter 17: Blue Skies and Golden Sunsets

Why is the sky blue? Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This is an experiment to find out why the sky is blue: Web Link

Chapter 18: Catch the Thief

Teacher Icon Image An experiment involving ink chromatography: Web Link
Tips for would-be forensic scientists: Web Link

And this site is just for fun:

This whole website is brilliant. Enjoy! Web Link