Seb Rogers chooses resources for 14-plus

22nd June 2007 at 01:00
Book Encyclopaedia of Nature (DK pound;14.99)

A great reference book up to A-level standard divided into useful sections.

A lovely tour of the natural world. Packed with fascinating facts and explanations.

Book The Science of Dr Who by Paul Parsons (Icon Books pound;8.99)

Great fun, it links reality and science fiction in an interesting way.

Explores much cutting-edge science. You need a good scientific background and being a Dr Who fan helps.

CD-Rom Science Diagrams Overview (Focus, Licences from pound;29.95 plus VAT www.focuseducational.com). A fantastic program for easy production of high quality worksheets or whiteboard diagrams. Excellent libraries of pre-drawn diagrams: add or remove labels at the click of a button. Great value.

Website www.arkive.org

For everyone, especially 11-16. Wonderful photos and video of an enormous range of organisms. Use for work on adaptations, conservation and extinction.

DVD and book The Human Body by Steve Parker (Dorling Kindersley Pounds 25).

Superb KS5 guide to the working of the human body, much of it at an advanced level.

Website www.wnet.orghawkinghtmlhome.html

Stephen Hawking's website is good for extending your gifted and talented pupils. Best for post-16, although gifted 14 to 16-year-olds would cope.

Some of the activities are quite hard but the spectroscopy works.

Free classroom resources at www.tes.co.ukscience4 or science5 for 16-plus

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