500 – science


Evans2 Chem Web

Engineering Interact – activities for light, sound, forces, Solar System and electricty

Scottish scientists

Scottish science hall of fame

Scottish scientists and engineers


Maths is Fun – simple explanations for mathematical processes from addition to polynomial equations via prime numbers and graphs. Includes puzzles, games and a prime number calculator.

Numbers – counting systems from ancient Egypt, Babylon, China, Greece, Rome, the Mayans, along with the usual Arabic numbers. Also includes information about calculating machines, ‘interesting numbers’ and binary.

YouGov – results from opinion polls on thousands of topics


Dark Sky Scotland – information for amateur astronomers and star gazers

Windows to the Universe


Heat transfer


Royal Society of Chemistry – education resources

Earth sciences

NASA Earth Observatory – atmosphere, heat, land areas, water, snow and ice, remote sensing, maps. Also provides satellite images of recent events like hurricanes and volcanoes




  • Uses
    Plants for a future – mainly edible, medicinal plants, but also plants used for oils, waxes, building materials, fibres, dyes, pesticides and soap amongst others. 


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