Walk on the wild side – Websites to explore wildlife

Here are some websites to use when exploring wildlife and the natural world around us – with ideas for linking to ICT…

http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/ – Plenty of activities to encourage pupils to take an interest in wildlife

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/ – Research the natural world and create a Blog of animals in the school grounds – great for developing pupil speaking and listening/writing

http://www.rspb.org.uk/– Set-up a birdbox or birdhide with a webcam/digital camera and watch the birds from a distance

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/birdsong.shtml – Birdsong samples – add them to animations, PowerPoints, digital videos and podcasts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/springwatch/ Springwatch – add sightings of Spring wildlife to a spreadsheet or Class blog

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/springwatch/ CBeebies’ version of Springwatch

Science Websites that will make you want to wash your hands!

Food safety websiteshttp://foodsafe.ucdavis.edu/music.html  – The Elvis of E. Coli provides new lyrics to old rock songs, including Stomach Ache Tonight, We Are the Microbes, and many more hits.http://www.bacteriamuseum.org/ – Virtual Museum of Bacteria. Brings together many links on bacteria, bacteriology, and related topics available on the web. It also provides clear information about many aspects of bacteria.http://www.hometrainingtools.com/catalog/life-science-biology/microscopic-life/p_be-bactkit.html – Bacteria Study Kit. This is an all-in-one source for culturing common bacteria. http://henrythehand.com/ – Henry the Hand. Henry offers information on food safety and the importance of hand washing, plus activities and a contest.http://www.microbe.org/index.html – Stalking the Mysterious Microbe. Solve microbe mysteries, conduct experiments, read microbe news and more.http://www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/fs01surv.html – Home Food Safety Survey. Kids can have fun surveying their households for areas that need improved food safety action.http://www.thomsonlearning.com.au/biology/guide/unit_3/unit111.html?/biology/guide/unit_3/s1a.html~maintext – Cells in Their Environment. In-depth study guide for information on cells and microorganisms.http://www.glogerm.com/worksheets.html – Educational Worksheets from GlowGerm. The producer of GlowGerm, the bacteria simulator, offers some experiments and information for educators.http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_arch/9_14_96/bob2.htm – Where microbes lurk and how to rout them.http://science.howstuffworks.com/black-light2.htm – How Stuff Works: Black Light