SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LINKS

LEARNING TEACHING SCOTLAND
The new Learning and Teaching Scotland website now offers users an integrated online service with access to a wide range of information and resources for education in Scotland. The site consists of a number of key areas which offer information and advice on national education initiatives as well as classroom and teacher resources to support all areas of the curriculum.
You can also find out about the work and remit of Learning and Teaching Scotland and the range of products and services we provide. More detailed information about LTS Online Services for Scottish Education can be found in the relevant sections within the resource catalogue. www.LTScotland.org.uk/5to14

5-14 ONLINE
5-14 Online supports practitioners involved in the 5-14 curriculum and in primary and early secondary education in general. You can search and download ideas and materials for teaching by subject or year group, and more easily integrate ICT into the curriculum by browsing the site's collection of specially selected web links.

Whether you are a student teacher, probationer, classroom teacher, headteacher or curriculum manager, you will find 5-14 Online an invaluable resource.www.LTScotland.org.uk/5to14

HISTORIC SCOTLAND.
Historic Scotland is an Agency within the Scottish Executive Education Department and is directly responsible to Scottish Ministers for safeguarding the nation's built heritage, and promoting its understanding and enjoyment. It has an active Education Service which supports Scottish schools.
Rude Mechanicals has produced teaching materials for Historic Scotland. We have designed an abbey model, built in card, and developed a pack of worksheets which explore various siege engines.
Details may be found on the HS website, www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Scotland's biggest science festival. We have been involved with EISF for the past two years, running workshops for the public during the Festival and visiting schools before the Festival as part of EISF Outreach. The Festival is held each year in early April. If you intend visiting EISF in 2002 remember to look us up. www.sciencefestival.co.uk

NORTHUMBERLAND TEACHING AND LEARNING.
This is a Local Authority site intended for schools within the English County of Northumberland. The site covers a wide range of curricular areas, including Design & Technology, for which Rude Mechanicals provided a series of projects. ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk
THE SCIENCE SLEUTH SHOP
A new on-line store with everything you need for primary school science, plus workshops, kits, scientific toys, experiments to try at home, etc. www.sciencesleuth.co.uk 
EDINBURGH CASTLE - This new look site not only gives information about Edinburgh Castle but also provides information and links to a vast array of Edinburgh based resources and attractions
www.edinburghcastle.biz

FLYING TURTLE & Dr. GALAPAGOS
A North American science and technology site with lots of interesting science facts and activities. You can ask Dr. Galapagos questions about any aspect of science and technology www.ftexploring.com

TTS Ltd. specialises in providing materials for primary school science and technology. Most of the tools and materials we use come from the TTS technology catalogue.
TTS has offices in the UK www.tts-group.co.uk and in North America www.tts-group.com as well as an online catalogue http://www.tts-shopping.com

  SSERC - SCOTTISH SCHOOLS EQUIPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE
SSERC is based at Moray House in Edinburgh. They produce a newsletter and, best of all, have a shop where they sell goodies like switches, electric motors, etc. at very reasonable prices (If you're a Scottish School!) They even sell an 'Onager' kit which VERY closely resembles a Rude Mechanicals design!!! www.sserc.org.uk
mathsOntrack
Support material and In-service provision for 5-14 maths. Director Tom Renwick.
Almost half of Scotland's primary schools already use mathsOntrack resources. www.mathsontrack.com