Archive for the ‘health’ category

Fun Science with Bird Games & Activities

February 16th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, February 16, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Audubon: Just For Kids

(web4.audubon.org/educate/kids/)

Age Range: 6-12 (Grades 1-6, with parental supervision)

 

The National Audubon Society’s mission is “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.” At their website, they offer a kids’ section filled with games and activities that teach children about birds and other animals.

When you get to the site you’ll see a selection of activities that include: 

  • Green Scene – Solve riddles that test your knowledge about ecology as it relates to air, health, water, energy, land, and wildlife.
  • The Game Place – Play games that teach about bird species and their songs, as well as bird migration.
  • Video & Live Cams – Enjoy live streaming from cameras trained on a Hummingbird nest and Barn Owl nest. Watch a variety of wildlife video clips that include a bat, bobcat, cougar, fox, hawk, and more!
  • State Bird Department – Do you know the name of your state bird? Find out here!

When you’re through exploring the “Just For Kids” section of this site, use the menu at the top of the screen for more in-depth information on birds, conservation efforts, and more.

Terrific Science Freebies

January 5th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, January 5, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Terrific Science

(www.terrificscience.org/freebies/)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website, developed by two enthusiastic chemistry teachers named Mickey and Lynn, provides a wide assortment of free lessons and activities that teach students of all ages the scientific method through fun, hands-on investigations.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of the “Freebies” including:

  • Lesson and Lab Exchange – Get hundreds of free, downloadable science lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school students. These lessons run the gamut from teaching chemistry with glitter wands to an 8-part series on forensic science.
  • National Chemistry Week – Explore an archive of chemistry lessons and experiments offered during Chemistry Week in 2005-2008.
  • Health Science Resources – Enjoy hands-on activities that emphasize water safety, personal hygiene, indoor pollution, chemical safety, skin health, and information on drug-resistant bacteria.
  • Terrific Science Movies plus Activities – View a variety of movies (excerpts from the science teachers’ workshops) that include fun animations and activity demonstrations. Some of the movies have accompanying activity instructions.

When you’re through exploring the “Freebies,” poke around the rest of the website for additional information and resources on the art of teaching science.

Free Virtual Tour of the Human Body!

April 21st, 2015

 

It’s Tuesday, April 21, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

MEDtropolis: The Virtual Body

 

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website was “built for the latest health information that will educate and entertain kids and adults alike.” It includes a free virtual tour of the human body that is divided into four sections: Brain, Skeleton, Heart and Digestive Tract. The narrated tour gives a thorough explanation of each section. Students can also test their knowledge with interactive activities like “Organize Your Organs” or “Build a Skeleton.” 

When you get to the site select the language you want to use – English or Spanish! A new page opens with a menu of four items that include:
  • The Human Brain – Click on this item to discover “The Brain Book” that describes voluntary and involuntary functions, brain food, and everything you wanted to know about headaches! You’ll also find “The Brain Parts” where you can learn about the components that make up the brain. Then, take the audio-tour by clicking on “Narrated Neurons” and discover the brain’s potential.
  • Skeleton – Take a guided, virtual tour of the human skeleton. Click on “Zoom In” to get a closer look at the skeleton and its functions. Test your knowledge by playing the interactive game, “Build A Skeleton.”
  • Human Heart – Learn the parts of the heart and watch a terrific animated clip of the human heart in motion. Take the narrated virtual tour of the human heart too.
  • Digestive Tract – Find out the names of the organs in the intestinal tract and take a narrated, guided tour of the digestive system. Play “Organize Your Organs” and find out how much you really know.

This site offers a great introduction to learning about the human body.

Incredible KidsHealth Website!

November 4th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, November 4, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

KidsHealth

 

Age Range: 5-14 (Grades 1-8, with parental supervision)

 

This site is overwhelming and fabulous for teaching about the different body systems. This website has that, and much more. There are animated demonstrations, downloadable images, games, etc. Check it out some time when you have a lot of time. You’ll have to bookmark this one and return several times to explore the many offerings here.
Before you invite your kids to check out this website please PREVIEW THE SITE TO DETERMINE SUITABILITY OF CONTENT.

When you get to the site you’ll see some featured items that include multi-media games, movies, and quizzes about various health topics from anatomy to nutrition to disease. Click on any one to have fun while learning how to stay fit physically, mentally, and emotionally. Use the menu on the left to explore:
  • Dealing with Feelings – You’ll find a series of articles here that address simple and complicated issues in ways kids can understand. Topics include dealing with bullies, understanding divorce, getting along with siblings, peer pressure, what to do when a pet dies, etc.
  • Staying Healthy – Short articles here explain things like BMI (Body Mass Index), steroids, acne, bad breath, smoking, sleep disorders, E. Coli, allergies, nutrition, and more.
  • Recipes – Find recipes for healthy snacks along with recipes for kids on specific diets due to health problems such as cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and celiac disease. There are recipes for vegetarians and those with lactose intolerance as well.
  • Everyday Illnesses and Injuries – A First Aid course on what to do if you get flu, bug bites, injuries, cold sores, warts, West Nile Virus, chickenpox, strep throat, and more. It even explains “What’s Puke?”
  • How the Body Works – Learn all about your bones, brain, digestive system, ears, eyes, hair, heart, kidneys, lungs, muscles, nails, nose, skin, teeth, and tongue!
  • Q&A – Find the answers to all of the questions you have about icky, unusual, and fascinating bodily functions.
  • People, Places, & Things That Help Me – Get explanations for what various doctors, dentists, and therapists do. Find out what happens in the hospital. Learn about ADHD medicines, fluoride, retainers, dialysis, and more.
  • Staying Safe – Discover how to be safe in any environment.
  • The Game Closet – This section is an interactive jackpot of games, movies, experiments, quizzes, activities that help kids explore health and the human body.
  • Health Problems – Learn about serious and not-so-serious health problems that kids experience from hives and athlete’s foot to spina bifida and meningitis.

This site contains a wealth of information that you can use to complement any science curriculum.

Human Anatomy Arcade Games!

July 15th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, July 15, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Anatomy Arcade

 

Age Range: 13-Adult (Grades 6-Adult, children with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers free, fun, interactive games that teach basic human anatomy. It’s designed with teenage students in mind, as well as a way for health care professionals to refresh their knowledge.
When you get to the site you’ll see an icon menu of the games that include:
  • Poke-A-Muscle – Learn the names of the muscles of the human body.
  • Whack-A-Bone – Learn the names of the bones in the human body.
  • The Eye Jigsaw – Drag-and-drop the parts of the eye.
  • Match A Body System – Have fun learning about the skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems and more!
  • Match A Brain – Discover the parts of the human brain.
  • Digestive Jigsaw – Put together the parts of the human digestive system.

Click on any one and a new page opens. You can select “Games By Body System” by using the menu on the left side of the screen. You can also select “Games By Type” such as jigsaw, crossword, word search, matching, animation, etc.

FREE Science Lessons, Activities, & Printables

February 4th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, February 4, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

The Science Spot

 

Age Range: 10-13 (designed for middle school students, with parental supervision)

 

A clever and innovative science teacher developed this free website where she shares her favorite science activities, lessons, and printables (aligned with Illinois Learning Standards).

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes:

  • Science Classroom – Get an abundance of free lesson plans, activities, printable worksheets, and links to other resources on general science, ecology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, biology, insects, eagles, the metric system, forensic science, archaeology, and more.
  • Daily Science Trivia – This is a fun tool that provides a series of questions on topics such as scientists, inventions, dinosaurs, weather, bats, health, chemistry and more. Print them out and use them to start conversations or test what you know.
  • Reference Desk – An archive of links to educational science websites, lesson plans, clip art resources and much more. We didn’t have time to follow all of these links – so parent supervision, as always, is advised.
  • Puzzle Corner – This is a cool resource! Print out free word search and crossword puzzles on cells, invertebrates, the skeletal and muscular system, genetics, rocks and minerals, constellations and much, much more! Great material for DIY science activity books!

There is much more material for classroom teachers provided at this site. Much of it can be tweaked to suit homeschoolers.

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