Year 5 Science Links
This website covers what can be recycled and how materials can be reused.
Explore a home, park, school and recycling centre to learn more about recycling. Include printable activities you can try at home.
The Solar System
Q-files - Space
This online encyclopedia has lots of information about astronomy and our Solar System.
Science Trek - Planets
This American site covers the different types of planet and has profiles of each planet in the Solar System.
This site from the European Space Agency has news and games.
Find out about British astronaut Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station.
NASA Kids Club
This site has space exploration news and games to play.
National Space Centre
Year 5 visit the National Space Centre in Leicester. Have a look at the exhibition on their website.
Q-files - Forces
This online encyclopedia has lots of information about forces including friction and gravity.
BBC Bitesize - Forces
This archived site has basic information about forces and a game to play based on MI High.
Science Trek - Gravity Facts
This American site has information about the force of gravity and links to games which simulate the effect of gravity.
Friction Test Track
This game has a different places to visit. Head for the test track to test a vehicle on different surfaces to investigate friction.
This site has basic information about forces linked to the role they play in motor sport.
Floating and Sinking
Test different objects to see if they sink or float. A slightly more advanced simulation.
Gears and Pulleys
This site introduces gears and pulleys by linking them to moving toys.
Fun with Forces (Games)
Learn about forces while checking that an amusement park is safe.
Plant Life Cycles
Animal Life Cycles