4th of July!

June 23rd, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, June 23, 2011 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Since this is the last ClickSchooling review before my summer break, I thought I’d give you several websites to explore themed around the 4th of July.

Recommended Websites:
See Below

Age Range: Varies (with parental supervision)

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids:
The Declaration of Independence

I can’t think of a better way to tie in language arts with the 4th of July than to visit this website (designed for grades K-12) where you can read The Declaration of Independence. Scroll to the bottom of the page where you’ll find links to explore the history behind it, information on the signers, and an outline of U.S. History.
 
 
Kaboom!

Sponsored by PBS Nova, this site is all about the science behind fireworks. When you get to the site you will see a menu that includes:
 
*Anatomy of a Firework – An illustrated guide to the different parts that make up a firework.

*Pyrotechnics: It’s Elemental – Find out what elements from the Periodic Table of Elements are used in fireworks.

*Demolition Woman – Read an interview with a female pyrotechnician and find out what her job entails.

How Stuff Works: Fireworks

Did you ever wonder how fireworks are made? This website explains the basic components in fireworks from simple firecrackers and sparklers to the more complex aerial fireworks displays. There is a fascinating section and animation on the different shell types and the patterns they create when launched and exploded. There is also a great video clip that explains how fireworks are made too.

Make Your Own Aerial Fireworks Interactive

Try a fun online activity that allows you to create your own aerial fireworks display. (Note: This site is part of a larger site that I have not reviewed. If you click away from this page, you do so at your own risk.)

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