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Science Quest 6 – Web Links

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The Teacher Icon Image icon identifies a web link that is more appropriate to a teacher, than to a child.

Chapter 1: Potato Power!

Play this game which is all about Ancient Egypt and mummies: Web Link
Lots of information here about mummies: Web Link
Ever wondered why your skin gets wrinkly in water? Find out here: Web Link

Chapter 2: Hoist away! Simple pulleys

Teacher Icon Image Good video and teachers notes on this site (scroll down topics menu to find ‘pulleys’): Web Link
Have a look at these images of pulleys that are used in the everyday world – try the test to check your knowledge: Web Link

Chapter 3: Pitfalls and Pooters

Play this fun ‘against the clock’ bug hunt: Web Link
Lots of information here about bugs! Web Link

Chapter 4: Slick Tricks

Teacher Icon Image Good video and teachers notes on this site (scroll down topics menu to find ‘friction’): Web Link
Read this detailed explanation of friction: Web Link

Chapter 5: Testing for Starch

Learn more about healthy eating and the food pyramid: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Make your own invisible ink! Web Link

Chapter 6: Get your Bearings

Teacher Icon Image This experiment shows you how to set up a ‘go slow’ race using marbles (and friction): Web Link

Chapter 7: Kaleidoscope

Teacher Icon Image Learn how to make a simple periscope: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Find out what a phenakistascope is and how to make one: Web Link
Make your own online kaleidoscope: Web Link

Chapter 8: Tornado Machine

Teacher Icon Image This video will show you just how your tornado simulator should have worked: Web Link
Learn all about tornadoes: Web Link

Chapter 9: Aerosol Spray Gun

Find out lots of information about aerosol cans and how they work: Web Link

Chapter 10: The Electromagnet

Test how much you know about electromagnets and magnets in this short quiz: Web Link

Chapter 11: Circuits and Switches

Have a look at this simple animation of a circuit in action: Web Link

Chapter 12: Finding a Balance

Teacher Icon Image Try this center of gravity butterfly experiment which combines art and science: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image The object of this experiment is to balance 12 nails on the head of a single nail: Web Link

Chapter 13: Chemistry in the Kitchen

Teacher Icon Image This explains the experiment in the textbook very well and the video shows how it should be done: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Another version of the experiment in the textbook – includes comments from children who have already tried the experiment: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This site has teachers notes and a nice simple video – choose ‘acids’ in the topic box: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image An interesting demonstration showing how Milk of Magnesia neutralises stomach acids. Web Link

Chapter 14: Algae and Fungi

Read these mushroom facts: Web Link

Chapter 15: Plant Detectives

Teacher Icon Image This site shows how to make a very simple seed germinator: Web Link
A challenge for all green-fingered gardeners! How many different types of plants can you grow? Web Link

Chapter 16: Solar Stills

Teacher Icon Image A variation on the solar still experiment in the textbook: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Here are some possible water filtration experiments you can try in class: Web Link

Chapter 17: Challenging Times

All these sites show you how to complete some of the challenges in this chapter:
Teacher Icon Image Car powered by ‘puff’: Web Link 1
Teacher Icon Image Car that zooms: Web Link 2
Teacher Icon Image Puff mobile part II: Web Link 3
Teacher Icon Image Make a windmill: Web Link 4