Free online interactives
The pictures on this page are reduced screenshots from the legacy interactive games. Click on the picture for the exercise you require. Unless stated, these work in all main PC browsers provided scripting is enabled. They may not work on tablets. Once all images have downloaded they will resize to the available window but for best results you should select view full screen on the browser menu and close any other tabs. There is a help button (with question mark) on all pages.
Using keys to distinguish animals or plants. Choose one of the 11 databases and then Click on the question box and enter a question that distinguishes the pictured items. Drag each picture to either the yes or no side. Repeat until you have a key diagram with all items distinguished.
Finding food webs. (Food chain) Click on a plant or animal and then try to find the animal that eats it. Get it right and an arrow is drawn. New, easier to use revised format with drag and drop.
This interactive has been retained because it works in old versiona of Internet Explorer back to IE6. For Internet Explorer 10 and later, use the new version.
Users of Safari and Google Chrome should click refresh after loading and the interactive should then work correctly.
Choose one of the 11 databases and then shuffle the tiles to unscramble pictures of animals that have been arranged in random order.
Matching the butterfly to the plant where it lays its eggs. Some butterflies are shown in a random order. move each to the right plant and it will flap there contentedly. Put it on the wrong plant and it flies back in a huff.
Matching larvae in the pond to the adult insects. Some pond dwelling larva and their adults are shown in a random order. Drag the larva to the correct adult or vice versa to expose another part of the background picture.
Label the parts of the tree, beginning with winter. If you are right you move on to the next season.
20 outlines of UK land invertebrates and freshwater creatures that you can paste into a paint program for children to colour in. They were designed to be coloured in by younger children using only the fill tool but older children can use the thumbnail pictures or their imaginations to add further detail.