Science - Gr.4 Online Interactives

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Shadows site description for Shadows
These Flash interactives show how a shadow changes in size and shape as it moves closer to a source of light and how the position of the sun in winter and summer alters the shape and length of shadows.  
http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/20050520/Science/Keystage2/Ph
ysicalprocess/Shadows/Introduction/whitebrd1.htm

 
Crash Course Kids: Following the Sun site description for Crash Course Kids: Following the Sun
This 5-minute video explains shadows, including how the ancients used the sun and shadows as a way to tell time. The video describes an experiment to see how shadows move through the day. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SN1BOpLZAs

 
The Earth and Beyond - Shadows site description for The Earth and Beyond - Shadows
Learn all about shadows as you change the time, measure the angle of the shadows and go through a full day - sunrise to sunset. Don't forget to graph the shadows and also do the quiz. 
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities
/science/the-earth-and-beyond/shadows/

 
The Brain and the Senses - How do we see? site description for The Brain and the Senses - How do we see?
This is a great interactive with diagrams to show the different parts of the eye and explanations of how the eye works, letting us see. 
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities
/science/the-brain-and-senses/how-the-eye-works/

 
Sources of Light site description for Sources of Light
There are 5 activities on this site. In the first two, you will need to sort the objects that give light and those that don't. In the last three, you can circle the objects that give light. 
http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/light/eng/Introduction/pop.ht
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Anatomy of the Eye site description for Anatomy of the Eye
With this interactive, students can click on the different parts of the eye to learn more about each, through a description and illustration. 
http://www.lensshopper.com/flash/eye-anatomy/index.swf

 
BBC: How We See Things site description for BBC: How We See Things
Experiment with mirrors to see the characteristics of light.  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/see_things_fs.
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