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Animated characters spell out the glass recycling message in the CD-Rom "Glass Works and Works, and Works, and Works, and ... ", which can be ordered from its complementary website at It also covers sustainability, literacy, numeracy and information and communications technology. Teachers' notes, worksheets and pre-prepared planning sheets aimed at ages five to 11 are included.

Teachers of A-level chemistry are invited to send for a free copy of "Contaminated Land Study: an opportunity to deliver key skills", produced by the Laboratory of the Government Chemist in collaboration with Edexcel. Contact Pete Houlgate,tel: 020 89 43 74 57. E-mail: the Valid Analytical Measurement site at under education and training for other secondary educationinitiatives.

Follow the passage of food through all the twists and turns of the human digestive system at the Virtual Gut site at It also offers information on digestive health,intestinal flora and probiotics. A free copy of the booklet, "Guide to the Gut", can be ordered from the site or tel: 0845 7697 069.

To encourage children's interest in design and technology between ages 11 to 16, the Machine Tool Technologies Association and the Technology Enhancement Programme have produced a CD-Rom called "Manufacturing Innovation", which includes a competition. Winners' designs will go on show at the Design and Technology Show in Birmingham in November. MTTA, 62 Bayswater Road, London W2 3PS. Tel: 020 7298 6400.E-mail: "That's Chemistry!", a primary manual of activities and investigations about the science of materials, and a poster outlining the mysteries of the human genome for ages 14 to 16 are available from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. The manual was produced in association with the Royal Society of Chemistry. ABPI Publications, 12 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY. Tel: 020 7930 3477 ext 1446.E-mail:

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