Free Science Resources

We’ve used the videos below alongside Apologia Science, Secrets of the Universe (Ambleside Online Year 7), The Mystery of the Periodic Table, by Benjamin Wiker and Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick (AO Year 6).

The Periodic Table

We’ve been using the University of Nottingham videos to go through the periodic table. Each element is explained and some experiments are shown with a good dash of humour thrown in.

A photographic table showing the elements. Click on the element to see a photo and description. For example this page on Titanium, something we were talking about after the dentist explained how it came to be used in humans for implants.

The Periodic Table in song in the order of the elements:

Professor Julius Sumner Miller’s TV Show “Why Is It So?” was broadcast in Australia on the ABC from 1963 to 1986. We’ve used a number of his videos to supplement our science studies and here is a comprehensive list of topics he addressed that include : Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics,  Waves and Sound, Electricity and Magnetism.

The Thermal Expansion videos in Section III fit with this book:

Liquids & Gases

 Pascal’s Principle: the Properties of Liquids

Archimedes’ Principle

‘Why doesn’t the temperature rise as we get higher?’ This question came up recently and as my boys really enjoy Top Gear this video was helpful:

Why does altitude affect temperature?

And then we added this one, Where Does the Atmosphere End?

3 thoughts on “Free Science Resources

  1. I have been considering purchasing The Mystery of the Periodic Table had I known it was an Ambleside book I would have purchased it straight away. Thanks for the videos we are studying chemistry now and physics next year so these are going on my youtube play list! Blessings, Kyle


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