Engineering Interact – activities for light, sound, forces, Solar System and electricty
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
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
The history of the Earth in a toilet paper roll
Will I get a white Christmas? – type in your location, and you’ll get an percentage estimate of your chance of snow. If the location isn’t listed, you can add it.
Stormscapes and Stormscapes 2: videos of storm clouds forming. Filmed on plains of Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado.
- Water cycle
Water cycle diagram
Stop Disasters – a single player disaster simulation game from the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Requires Flash. Choose one of several scenarios – wildfire, flood, tsunami, earthquake, hurricane – and try to protect the community.
Plants for a future – mainly edible, medicinal plants, but also plants used for oils, waxes, building materials, fibres, dyes, pesticides and soap amongst others.