Tuesday, 28 November 2017

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Try this puzzle to learn the countries in Europe and where they are located. Check the different levels of difficulty!!

If you prefer, you can watch and learn them using this map. Remember to click first the option, upper on the left.

Have fun!


Saturday, 25 November 2017

A CURIOSITY ABOUT THE GREENWICH MERIDIAN

If you travel to Greenwich, stand on the famous Prime Meridian Line -- which is marked with a physical line and a sculpture at the Royal Observatory -- and look at your GPS, it won't read 0° longitude. It'll be slightly out. Who's right? And why?
(Tom Scott)


Watch this video if you want to know 

Why The Prime Meridian Isn't At 0ยบ!!!



Sunday, 19 November 2017

PHYSICAL RELIEF OF EUROPE

Click here  watch first and play then so you learn the name of the main physical features on the European continent!

Now that you have learnt the different European landforms try this link so you choose the right name for each one. You always have the option to watch first!

And finally, this map includes some more features, seas and rivers.

Have fun!



Tuesday, 31 October 2017

CONTINENTS AND OCEANS

Go to this interactive map to check you know the name of all the continents and oceans. Have fun!!!


CONTINENTS AND OCEANS

And if you want to listen to their names, go to this one!

Continents and oceans to play and listen

Sunday, 22 October 2017

THE THREE VITAL FUNCTIONS

Do you remember what these functions are? Here you have a simple but nice video to revise them. Just click on the next link!


Enjoy it!

FROM CELL TO SYSTEMS

Animals and plants are made of cells. Tissues are made from cells of a similar type. Organs are made from tissues, and systems are made from several organs working together. They all make up an organism.


cells - tissues - organs - organ systems - organism


If you want to know more details about how this organization takes place, watch this entertaining video.


Enjoy it!


Friday, 20 October 2017

CELLS - AN INTRODUCTION

Cells
Cells are very small. They are the basic building blocks of all animals and plants. 


Animal cells usually have an irregular shape, and plant cells usually have a regular shape
Cells are made up of different parts. It is easier to explain what these parts are by using diagrams like the ones below.
Animal and plant cells both have a cell membrane, cytoplasm, and a nucleus. Plant cells also have chloroplasts, a vacuole and a cell wall.

Animal cells and plant cells both contain:
  • cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus
Plant cells also contain these parts, not found in animal cells:
  • chloroplasts, vacuole, cell wall
The table summarises the functions of these parts.

Part
Function
Found in
Cell membrane
Controls what substances can get into and out of the cell.
Plant and animal cells
Cytoplasm
Jelly-like substance, where chemical reactions happen. In plant cells there's a thin lining, whereas in animal cells most of the cell is cytoplasm.
Plant and animal cells
Nucleus
Controls what happens inside the cell. Carries genetic information.
In exams don't call the nucleus the 'brain' of the cell. That is not a good description and will not get you marks.
Plant and animal cells
Chloroplast
Where photosynthesis happens – chloroplasts contain a green substance called chlorophyll.
Plant cells only
Vacuole
Contains a liquid called cell sap, which keeps the cell firm.
Plant cells only
Cell wall
Made of a tough substance called cellulose, which supports the cell.
Plant cells only

From: BBC BiteSize