Science Resource Pack

The Focus on Science online resource pack includes the
complete suite of Focus Science titles.

Focus e-Learning's Science Resource Pack

 

Designed by UK teachers to compliment teaching of 12-18 age range Science and compatible with Windows, Mac, iPad, Android and Chromebooks.

One fantastic price includes unlimited access at school and home to:

• NEW: Biology GCSE Required Practicals
• NEW: Chemistry GCSE Required Practicals
• NEW: Physics GCSE Required Practicals
• NEW: Science Images
• Essential Physics GCSE
• Essential Physics Key Stage 3
• Science Video Libraries
• Essential Chemistry
• Essential Biology
• Science Investigations 1
• Science Investigations 2
• Essential Physics
• Physics: Fields
• Physics: Waves
• Energy Use & Environment
• Modern Physics
• Science Revision Flashcards

Improve your students grades by providing them with high quality resources that they can access on their tablets and computers both in school and at home!

SAVE £30 by purchasing a two year site licence for just £169.95.

Multi-Academy Trusts: contact us for a quote to cover all school in your MAT.

Science Resource Pack: 1 year site licence: £99.95
Science Resource Pack: 2 year site licence: £169.95

Science GCSE Required Practicals


Science GCSE Required Practicals A collection of interactive Required Practical simulations designed to support the teaching of the AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC & WJEC Eduqas GCSE specifications. Focus on Required Practicals includes separate sets of simulations for each examination board for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. "These are an amazing addition to the site. Please carry on with the good work. We are so happy that you cover WJEC as well" David Williams, Science Teacher. Biology Required Practicals A collection of interactive Biology Required Practical simulations designed to support the teaching of the AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC & WJEC Eduqas GCSE specifications

  • Microsopy
  • Microbiology
  • Osmosis in potato chips
  • Photosynthesis
  • pH and enzyme activity
  • Effect of antibiotics on bacterial growth
  • Reaction time
  • Field work
  • Decay of milk
  • Food tests
  • Plant responses to light
Chemistry Required Practicals A collection of interactive Chemistry Required Practical simulations designed to support the teaching of the AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC & WJEC Eduqas GCSE specifications.
  • NEW SIMULATION: Water Purification
  • Making salts
  • Neutralisation
  • Acid-alkali titration
  • Electrolysis
  • Rates of reaction
  • Separation techniques
  • Identifying ions
  • Combustion of alcohols
  • Temperature changes in reactions
Physics Required Practicals A collection of interactive Physics Required Practical simulations designed to support the teaching of the AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC & WJEC Eduqas GCSE specifications.
  • Thermal radiation and absorption
  • Force and extension
  • Force and acceleration
  • Density
  • Reflection and refraction
  • Electrical circuits and resistance
  • Wave speed in water / on a string / in a metal
  • Moments
  • Terminal speed
  • Radioactive decay model




Essential Biology


Essential Biology Essential Biology is a unique collection of more than 60 interactive topics and experiments suitable for GCSE and KS3 level Biology. Main topic areas: Cells and Specialised Cells

  • Animal and Plant cells
  • Specialised cells
  • Red and white blood cells
  • Ciliated epithelial cell
  • Sperm cell, Ovum/egg cell
  • Nerve cell, Muscle cell
  • Root hair cell, Palisade cell
  • Guard cell
Movement of Substances
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Active transport
Digestion
  • Digestive system
  • Mouth
  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Large intestine
Enzymes in Digestion
  • Carbohydrate digestion
  • Protein digestion
  • Fats digestion
The Respiratory System
  • The lungs
  • Breathing
  • Gas exchange
  • Respiration
The Circulatory System
  • Blood
  • Blood circulation
  • The heart
Reproduction, Variation and Inheritance
  • Reproduction
  • Cell division
  • Variation and inheritance
Excretion and the Kidney
  • The kidneys
  • Kidney structure
  • Kidney function
  • Kidney failure
Homeostasis
  • Controlling body temperature
  • Controlling blood glucose
  • Controlling water
The Nervous System
  • The nervous system
  • Neurones
  • Reflex actions
  • The synapse
The Immune System
  • The immune system
  • Microbes
  • Immune response
  • Immunity
Plants
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration in plants
  • Transpiration
  • Leaf structure
  • Plant growth and hormones
  • Plant growth and minerals
Interdependence
  • Interdependence
  • Food chains
  • Energy in food chains
  • Food webs
  • Predator-prey relationships
  • Population size




Essential Physics Key Stage 3


Essential Physics Key Stage 3 Essential Physics KS3 features a wealth of science experiments and interactive topics. Excellent for helping students improve their investigative science skills.

This interactive set of science experiments is suitable for whole class interactive whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Essential Science: Topics covered

  • The Earth in Space
  • Motion
  • Forces
  • Light
  • Energy Heat and Temperature
  • Magnets
  • Electromagnets
  • Sound
  • Solids, Liquids& Gases
  • Expansion
  • Heat transfer
  • Electricity
Individual Topic Breakdown Each topic is accompanied by on-screen instructions, questions and prompts.

For example The Earth in Space topic includes:
  • Night & day
  • The seasons
  • Phases of the Moon
  • Solar eclipse
  • The solar system
  • How a satellite orbit works




Essential Physics GCSE


Essential Physics GCSE Essential Physics GCSE is the natural progression from our very popular KS3 title. Over a hundred interactive topics are explained clearly through simulations, images and videos.

Perfect for whole class teaching and independent study.

When using the online version teachers can copy direct links to topics into presentations and share with students when setting homework. Motion

  • speed & velocity
  • velocity & acceleration
  • distance-time graphs
  • measuring speed experiment
Forces
  • gravity, mass & weight
  • combining forces
  • effects of forces
  • friction & drag
  • Newton’s laws force & acceleration
  • force & acceleration experiment
  • stretching effects
Momentum
  • what is momentum?
  • collisions
  • explosions
  • water rocket experiment
Turning Effect of Forces
  • definitions
  • balancing
  • moments experiment
  • centre of gravity stability
Pressure
  • pressure
  • pressure in liquids
  • atmospheric pressure
Work, Energy & Power
  • work
  • conservation of energy
  • kinetic & potential energy
  • levers
  • gears stopping distance
  • energy stored in a spring experiment
Particle Model of Matter
  • particle model
  • gas pressure
  • changes of state
  • changes of state experiment
Atomic Structure, Radioactivity, Nuclear Fission
  • history
  • atomic structure
  • types of radiation
  • penetrating properties
  • magnetic deflection
  • half life
  • use & danger
  • fission
  • nuclear reactors
  • nuclear power
Waves, Sound
  • waves
  • wave equation
  • wave speed in a ripple tank
  • sound properties
  • how we hear sound
  • speed of sound
  • medical uses of ultrasound
Electromagnetic Waves & Light
  • electromagnetic waves
  • reflection at plane surfaces
  • images in a plane mirror
  • refraction
  • refraction of light
  • optical fibres
  • dispersion • colour & vision
  • lenses
  • ray diagrams for lenses
  • lens experiments
  • how your eyes work
Heat
  • specific heat capacity
  • measuring SHC
  • latent heat
  • specific latent heat of ice
  • heat transfer
  • heat conduction and radiation experiments
  • reducing heat loss
Electricity, Static Electricity
  • current
  • potential difference
  • resistance
  • circuit symbols test
  • circuits
  • IV characteristics
  • thermistor characteristics
  • LDR characteristics
  • insulators & conductors
  • charging insulators
  • force between charges
Magnetic Fields
  • permanent magnets
  • magnetic field of straight wire
  • magnetic field of a coil
The Motor Effect
  • motor effect experiment
  • DC motor
  • loudspeaker
Electromagnetic Induction
  • generator effect
  • magnet & coil
  • generator
  • transformers
  • National Grid
  • stopping distance
  • energy stored in a spring experiment
The Earth in Space
  • night & day
  • seasons
  • phases of the moon
  • solar eclipse
  • solar system




Essential Chemistry


Essential Chemistry Essential Chemistry is a brand new unique collection of more than 60 simulations, interactive topics and experiments suitable for GCSE and KS3 level Chemistry. Main topic areas: Atoms and Elements

  • Historical timeline
  • Elements
  • Atomic structure
  • Isotopes and relative atomic mass
Compounds
  • What is a compound?
  • Compounds and mixtures
  • Formula of compounds
  • Chemical equations
Properties of Matter
  • Particle model
  • Changes of state
Structure and Bonding
  • Electron shells
  • Types of bonding
  • Properties of ionic compounds
  • Properties of covalent compounds
Periodic Table
  • History
  • Periodic table
  • Group 1
  • Group 7
Chemical Analysis
  • Tests for gases
  • Flame test for metal ions
  • Precipitation test for metal ions
  • Test for negative ions
Acids, Bases and Salts
  • The pH scale and indicators
  • pH values
  • Neutralisation
  • Reactivity series
  • Making salts
  • Hazard symbols
Electrolysis
  • Molten lead bromide
  • Sodium chloride solution
  • Purification of copper
Extraction of Metals
  • Metal ores
  • Extraction of aluminium
  • Extraction of iron
Rates of Reation
  • Introduction to rates of reaction
  • Measuring reaction rates
  • Collision theory
Energy Changes in Reactions
  • Heat and temperature
  • Energy changes in reactions
  • Reversible reactions
  • Dynamic equilibrium
  • Factors affecting equilibrium
  • The Haber process
Organic Chemistry
  • What is organic chemistry?
  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Crude oil and fractional distillation
  • Cracking
  • Polymers
Interactive Activities
  • Chemical calculations
  • Chemical symbol quiz
  • Atomic structure quiz
  • Name - formula match
  • Relative atomic mass
  • Balancing equations





What's Included:

Science Video Libraray


Science Video Libraray Never lose track of those useful Science related Youtube, Vimeo and Facebook video clips ever again. Our plan, with your help, is to build the most comprehensive collection of Science themed video clips ever assembled. When you come across a clip, simply copy and paste its web address into your custom library editing tool, add it to a topic category, and save. Then you and your students will always be able to find it. What’s more, you can see and add entries of other teachers to your library - making it truly collaborative. ... and if it’s not there you can add it! Biology video topics:

  • Cell Division
  • Cells
  • Circulatory System
  • Digestion
  • Enzymes in Digestion
  • Excretion and the Kidney
  • Homeostasis
  • Immune System
  • Interdependence
  • Movement of Substances
  • Nervous System
  • Plants
  • Reproduction and Variation
  • Respiratory System
  • Revision Topics
  • Urinary System ... and if it’s not there you can add it!
Chemistry video topics:
  • Acids, Bases & Salts
  • Atoms and Elements
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Compounds
  • Electrolysis
  • Energy Change
  • Extraction of Metals
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Periodic Table
  • Properties of Matter
  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Structure & Bonding ... and if it’s not there you can add it!
Physics video topics:
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Electrostatics
  • Energy
  • Forces
  • Graphs
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Magnetism
  • Momentum
  • Motion
  • Motor Effect
  • Newton’s Laws
  • Pressure
  • Space
  • Waves
  • Work and Energy




Science Investigations 1


Science Investigations 1 Science Investigations 1 is an interactive science experiments Windows program or online resource for KS3 and GCSE.

Containing 15 popular simulated science experiments for KS3 and GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Science Investigations 1 is designed to help students learn and practice skills such as planning an experiment, making predictions and processing data.

Perfect for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Biology Experiments in Science Investigations 1

  • Photosynthesis
  • Yeast respiration
  • Breakdown of starch by amylase
Chemistry experiments in Science Investigations 1
  • CaCO3 - HCI reaction
  • Heat of neutralisation
  • Decomposition of hydrogen peroxide
Physics experiments in Science Investigations 1
  • Bouncing ball experiment
  • Car stopping distances
  • Energy stored in a spring
  • Expansion of a gas
  • Heating effect of a current
  • Resistance of wires
  • Strength of an electromagnet
  • Terminal velocity
  • Friction
Reference section in SC1 The CD also contains a comprehensive animated reference section, linked to each experiment including:
  • Current
  • Electrical resistance data
  • Enzyme action
  • Kinetic theory model for a gas
  • Model for electrical resistance
  • Voltage (potential difference)




Science Diagrams


Science Diagrams Science Diagrams is a science experiment drawing program that anyone can use, regardless of experience, to produce professional looking scientific diagrams in a matter of minutes. This unique program is perfect for producing images of sciencific apparatus and experiments for Powerpoint slides and other presentations.

Science Diagrams is incredibly versatile; containing hundreds of pre-drawn, fully scalable and editable pictures in an indexed image library.

In addition, a comprehensive palette of drawing tools enables the user to personalize the picture libraries and tailor the graphics to match individual requirements. Picture Libraries

  • Human Biology - All major organs senses & nerves skeleton & muscles
  • DNA
  • Plant Biology
  • Chemical Apparatus - comprehensive range of common glassware as 'snap together' units pre-drawn diagrams of common set ups
  • Industrial Chemical Processes
  • Hazard Symbols
  • Structure & Bonding
  • Electric Circuit Symbols
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics
  • Waves
  • Energy
  • Mechanics
  • Space
  • Earth Science
Designed for Maximum Flexibility
  • Use diagrams straight from the library
  • Edit any of the diagrams & save changes
  • Draw your own diagrams
  • Scale to any size with no loss of quality
  • Copy and paste into word processing applications or print directly from the program




Modern Physics


Modern Physics Focus on Modern Physics is a collection of simulated experiments and interactive sequences that cover radioactivity and atomic structure. The material also provides an introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Particle Physics and Special Relativity.

Focus on Modern Physics is an excellent choice for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Modern Physics Topics:

  • Rutherford’s Experiment: alpha scattering experiment, interpretation, historical background, deflection of alpha particles.
  • Atomic Structure: energy levels, basic atomic model, energy levels and orbitals.
  • Properties of Radiation: deflection in a magnetic field, penetrating properties, absorption of gamma rays, Geiger counters.
  • Half Life: decay simulation, half life measurement, theory, radiometric dating.
  • Fission: uncontrolled chain reactions, controlled chain reactions, nuclear reactors, critical mass. Quantum Phenomena: the uncertainly principle, photoelectric effect experiment, double slit experiment.
  • Particle Physics: particles, fundamental forces, Feynman diagrams.
  • Decay Mechanisms: alpha decay, beta decay, gamma emission, electron capture, conservation laws, neutrinos and antineutrinos.
  • Special Relativity: reference frames, inertial frames, Galilean relativity, Galilean transforms, Maxwell’s equations, Michelson-Morley experiment, postulates of special relativity, Lorentz transforms, light clocks, time dilation, the twin paradox, simultaneity, length contraction.




Science Investigations 2


Science Investigations 2 23 simulated science experiments for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Science Investigations 2 is an easy-to-use interactive science experiments software program which will help students learn and practice skills such as planning an experiment, making predictions and processing data.

Perfect for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Biology experiments in Science Investigations 2

  • Osmosis
  • Transpiration
  • Reaction of rennin with milk
  • Decomposition of H202 by catalase
  • The effect of Penicillin on bacteria
Chemistry experiments in Science Investigations 2
  • Decomposition of sodium thiosulphate
  • Electrolysis
  • Heat of combustion of alcohols
  • Neutralisation
Physics experiments in Science Investigations 2
  • Bat & ball experiment
  • Bending a beam
  • Filament lamp
  • Fuses
  • LEDs
  • Lift on a flat wing
  • Moments
  • Motors
  • Rates of cooling
  • Ski jump
  • Solar cells
  • Stretching springs
  • Thermistors
  • Water rockets
Refernce Section in SC2 The CD also contains a comprehensive animated reference section, linked to each experiment including:
  • How solar cells work
  • Model for resistance
  • Model for enzyme action
  • Osmosis mechanism
  • Reaction rate





Physics: Fields


Physics: Fields Focus on Physics: Fields is a collection of simulated science experiments and interactive topics covering the Fields section of AS and A2 level Physics. The interactive models, animated sequences and simulated experiments are integrated with reference sections where theory is explained and relevant formulae are derived. Physics: Fields is an excellent choice for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Physics Fields: Topics Covered

  • Alpha particle scattering
  • DC motor
  • Deflection by electric fields
  • Deflection by magnetic fields
  • Dynamo
  • Magnetic field plotting
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Force on a current carrying conductor
  • Mass Spectrometer
  • Millikans oil drop experiment
  • Motion in a uniform gravitational field
  • Planetary orbits
  • Thompsons experiment for e/m
Also...
  • Students can practice experiments before actual lab work
  • Use the program as a revision aid
  • The CD also contains a comprehensive animated reference section, linked to topic area




Physics: Waves


Physics: Waves Focus on Physics: Waves is a collection of simulated science experiments and interactive topics covering the Waves section of AS and A2 level Physics.

The interactive models, animated sequences and simulated experiments are integrated with reference sections where theory is explained and relevant formulae are derived.

Physics: Waves is an excellent choice for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Waves :Topics Covered:

  • Absorption of gamma rays
  • Damped SHM
  • Diffraction grating (spectrometer)
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Forced oscillations and resonance
  • Hydrogen emission spectra
  • Multiple slit interference
  • Polarization
  • Ripple tank models
  • Transverse and longitudinal waves
  • Sound waves
  • Speed of sound measurement
  • Standing waves
  • Superposition of waves
  • Young's double slit experiment Wave mathematics Reference
As well...
  • Students can practice experiments before actual lab work
  • Use the program as a revision aid
  • The CD also contains a comprehensive animated reference section, linked to topic area




Focus on Energy Use and Environment


Focus on Energy Use and Environment This interactive resource provides a balanced cross-curricular view of the issues that are of concern to us all, encourages thought about life style choices and suggests ways in which we can all do our bit to conserve the Earths energy resources.

Perfect for whole class whiteboard teaching and as an individual study aid. "We have recently bought Focus on Climate Change and have found it to be an excellent resource".
Huw Williams, Head of Science Syr Hugh Owen School Topics Covered This is a unique interactive learning resource examining the following topics:

  • Climate Change
  • What is Energy
  • Energy Use
  • Types of Fuel
  • Renewable Energy
  • Non-Renewable Energy
  • Waste Management
  • Recycling
  • Water
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Activities
Energy & Environment Learn about Renewable & Non -Renewable electricity generation using high quality videos, photographs and animations. Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle A comprehensive examination of recycling and waste management demonstrating how we can all make better use of Earth's energy resources. Cross-Curricular Resource Focus on Climate Change links into many subject areas including:
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Citizenship
  • ICT
  • English
  • PSHE
  • Design and Technology
  • Art...





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