Science - Gr.5 Online Interactives

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BBC: Electrical Conductors site description for BBC: Electrical Conductors
This interactive has you experiment with different materials to see which ones are conductors of electricity 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/physical_processes
/circuits_conductors/play_popup.shtml

 
Science in Motion: Parallel Circuits site description for Science in Motion: Parallel Circuits
View the two videos on parallel circuits (don't forget to click "next") and then do the quiz show to test your understanding. 
https://www.macmillanmh.com/science/2010/student/na/scienceinmotion
/Common/SIM.html?Module=../Grade4/Chapter12a-ParallelCircuit/

 
Energy and the Environment - What is Energy? site description for Energy and the Environment - What is Energy?
Learn what energy is, the different kinds of energy, how it is stored, transferred and used in this interactive. 
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities
/science/energy-and-the-environment/what-is-energy/

 
Energy and the Environment - How Do We Make Electricity? site description for Energy and the Environment -  How Do We Make Electricity?
Learn about the ways in which we can generate electrical energy. Test things along the way. You get to build a wind turbine in this interactive. 
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities
/science/energy-and-the-environment/how-do-we-make-electricity/

 
Scholastic Study Jams: Properties of Matter site description for Scholastic Study Jams: Properties of Matter
Watch this video to learn about the different kinds of matter: conductors, insulators, and magnets. Try the quiz to test your understanding.  
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/matter/prope
rties-of-matter.htm

 
Design Squad Fidgit Factory site description for Design Squad Fidgit Factory
The Fidgits need help getting ready for their dance party. Set up your factory; you'll need circuits, wires and a power source. Can you get it all working?  
http://pbskids.org/designsquad/games/fidgit_factory/

 
Balloons and Static Electricity site description for Balloons and Static Electricity
"Why does a balloon stick to your sweater? Rub a balloon on a sweater, then let go of the balloon and it flies over and sticks to the sweater. View the charges in the sweater, balloons, and the wall." [site] 
http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/sims.php?sim=Balloons_and_Stat
ic_Electricity

 
The BlobZ Guide to Electric Circuits site description for The BlobZ Guide to Electric Circuits
Try out this great site to learn about circuits and test yourself. Up to 5 students can use this site at the same time - it has lots of activities and animations. 
http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/guide.html

 
Electric Circuits site description for Electric Circuits
Electric Circuits is an interactive e-learning website. It is designed to teach elementary students the basic concepts of electrical energy and electric circuits. Six different activities are included. 
http://www.hyperstaffs.info/work/physics/child/main.html

 
Plug 'n' Socket site description for Plug 'n' Socket
Match up the pictures to make the connection. There are two decks to play through. 
http://www.alliantenergykids.com/FunandGames/OnlineGames/KIDS_GAME_
PLUG_N_SOCKET

 
Flow of Energy site description for Flow of Energy
How do some of your household items get the energy they need to work? Learn how energy gets to your TV and shower. 
http://www.alliantenergykids.com/FunandGames/OnlineGames/KIDS_GAME_
FLOW_OF_ENERGY

 
Who Can Resist? site description for Who Can Resist?
Build a circuit and test different materials to see if they conduct electricity. 
http://esmartkids.epcor.ca/websites/sse_ca/wires/game.html

 
Make the Safe Choice site description for Make the Safe Choice
Can you safely handle the electrical hazards in your home? Check out these six tricky situations. 
http://esmartkids.epcor.ca/websites/esw_ca/html/safechoice.html

 
Find the Hidden Dangers site description for Find the Hidden Dangers
Find the electrical hazards lurking in these three neighborhoods. Earn bonus points for knowing how to correct the dangers. 
http://esmartkids.epcor.ca/websites/esw_ca/html/hidden.html

 
BBC: Using Electricity site description for BBC: Using Electricity
Learn more about electricity through this activity that allows the user to swap out different parts of an electrical circuit.  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/electricity_fs.s
html

 
BBC: Changing Circuits site description for BBC: Changing Circuits
Create a circuit to light two light bulbs.  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/changing_circu
its_fs.shtml
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