Swansea Virtual School

Key Stage 2 – Science and Technology

NASA Kids is perfect for space fans. Learn all about the universe we live in by viewing these online videos. https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html
   

Science

The Children’s University of Manchester website is an excellent interactive resource in which your child can browse a number of different science topics which have a quiz at the end of each unit. Children’s University of Manchester website
Mystery Science – Free science lessons. https://mysteryscience.com
Crest Awards – Science awards you can complete from home.
https://www.crestawards.org
Sublime Science – 101 free and fun science experiments to try at home https://www.sublimescience.com/free-science-experiments/
SchoolScience – some outside-the-box real-world science news http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/home
Science Channel – another science YouTube channel, this time for slightly older kids https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceChannel
The institute of Engineering and Technology – Free teaching resources and classroom activities for students aged 5-16 years including lesson plans, handouts and film clips. https://education.theiet.org/
Dyson – Dyson has created 44 engineering and science activities for children to try out while at home during the coronavirus pandemic, from making a balloon-powered car to building a bridge from spaghetti. https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.com/resources/challenge-cards.html
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Twitter                         – author unknown at the moment. Sharing your resource is very much appreciated however! KS3 Mini projects for KS3 pupils in Biology, Chemistry & Physics: CELLS, INTERDEPENDENCE, VARIATION, DIGESTION, RESPIRATION, PARTICLES, ACIDS & ALKALIS, SEPARATING MIXTURES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, ATOMS & ELEMENTS, HEATING & COOLING, ELECTRICITY, ENERGY, FORCES & PRESSURE, LIGHT, SOUND, MAGNETISM,  Resources Resources Resources
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Computing

Blockly – Learn computer programming skills – fun and free https://blockly.games
Scratch – Creative computer programming https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Hour of Code – Short coding games with small challenges https://hourofcode.com/uk
Minecraft – Online coding/gaming platform that can be used for educational purposes. This can be downloads and accessed using Hwb credentials https://hwb.gov.wales/support-centre/hwb-services/microsoft/minecraft-education-edition
iDEA Awards – Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online https://idea.org.uk
Amazon Future Engineer is helping to meet students needs by launching a free virtual coding programme – in partnership with Fire Tech https://amazon.firetechcamp.com/python/
iCompute supports schools with primary computing schemes of work with free resources during school closures https://www.icompute-uk.com/