Archive for the ‘science’ category

FREE Online First Aid Courses

September 15th, 2015
It’s Tuesday, September 15, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Clicktosave Online First Aid Course (
Age Range: 10 and up (Grades 5 and up; children with parental supervision)
This website offers a free, 30-minute, online first aid course. There is a printable certificate at the end.
When you get to the site you must register (free) to take the course that teaches basic first aid skills to help people who are injured or ill. You’ll learn how to assess and manage: 
  • Basic First Aid
  • Infection Control
  • CPR
  • Defibrillation
  • Wounds and Bleeding
NOTE: PARENTS, AS ALWAYS, SHOULD PREVIEW THE VIDEO. It simulates people who have been in accidents, etc., so the content may be disturbing to some children. It’s not gory, just realistic.

Additionally, we discovered that E-How offers videos on how to administer first aid at this site: 

E-How: Basic First Aid: Calling 911
You’ll find video instructions on: 
  • Treating Burns
  • Treating Wounds
  • Stopping Bleeding on Minor Injuries
  • How to Use A Tourniquet
  • Reviving a Drowning Victim
  • First Aid for Choking
  • First Aid for Poisonous Snake Bites
Bookmark these sites – as they can be used as a “refresher” course from time to time.

Free Molecular Investigations for Students

September 8th, 2015
It’s Tuesday, September 8, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Molecular Expressions: Powers of 10
Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 3-adult; children with parental supervision)
This website offers free activities that allow students to explore the fascinating world of optical microscopy through amazing color photographs. You’ll see images of the cellular levels of everything from hamburgers to superconductors.
When you get to the site, you will see a brief introduction that explains that you are about to take a virtual journey from the Milky Way to the microscopic world. In successive orders of magnitude, journey from the Milky Way Galaxy “into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.” When you are through watching the display, use the menu on the left side of the screen to explore: 
  • Optics Timeline – See highlights of important events and developments in the science of optics from prehistory to the beginning of the 21st century.
  • Student Activities – Investigate light, optics, and color with an assortment of online activities. Discover more about:
    • Animal Vision
    • Eclipses
    • Cameras and Photography
    • Binoculars, Periscopes, & Kaleidoscopes
    • 3D Images & Holograms
  • Tutorials – Access a curriculum resource package for elementary grade students that combines scientific inquiry, hands-on and interactive computer-based instruction, text, and animated manipulatives for a variety of learning experiences. Some of the activities include:
    • Newton’s Prism Experiments
    • Refraction of Light
    • Microscope Magnification
    • Optical Illusions
    • Human Vision
You can also explore digital video galleries to learn more about digital microscopes and the spectrum of applications. The content on this site is massive, so bookmark it to return often.

The Electric Ben Franklin

September 4th, 2015


It’s Tuesday, July 28, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


The Electric Ben Franklin



Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)


This ad-supported website offers a wealth of information and fun trivia on the subject of Benjamin Franklin!
When you get to the website, use the menu on the left side of the screen to explore: 
  • A Timeline of Franklin’s Life with notable historic events and achievement
  • Franklin’s Inventions – including bifocal glasses, electricity, the lightning rod, a Franklin stove, a map of the Gulf Stream, swim fins, odometer – and find out what he didn’t invent too!
  • Franklin’s Entire Autobiography including an account of his famous kite experiment
You can also read an original work of historical fiction called Temple’s Diary in which a 15-year-old boy discovers that he is the grandson of Benjamin Franklin!
Explore Philadelphia and Franklin’s old haunts. Read his wise and wonderful sayings. You’ll even find experiments to do at home along with interactive games that help to explain the concepts of Franklin’s many discoveries.

This is a wonderful unit study online that will appeal to the whole family – don’t miss it!

Note: This website is part of the larger site. Be sure to visit the home page to see all that this site has to offer.

Free K-12 Science Lessons, Activities, Videos & More!

September 2nd, 2015


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


Recommended Website:


Science Kids (


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


Your kids will enjoy the free science activities, lessons, videos, projects, experiments, cool facts, quizzes, and games available at this terrific website! They’ll learn about animals, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, weather, space science and more.
When you arrive at the site, you will see an introduction and the highlighted facts and features of the site. You can use the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page to explore the following topics: 
  • Experiments – Perform cool chemistry experiments and more with materials you’ll find around the house. Float an egg, melt some chocolate, make a vinegar volcano, breed bacteria, make invisible ink, germinate seeds, or make fake snot (ewwww!).
  • Games – Try these challenging interactive games that test your tech skills while teaching the science behind activities that involve magnets, electricity, forces, light, sounds, gases, etc.
  • Facts – “Did you know that the ears of a cricket are located on its front legs?” Get the facts and enjoy fun trivia about animals, planets, the human body, and other fascinating topics.
  • Quizzes – Test your knowledge about elementary science through quizzes with questions ranging from easy to hard. Enjoy printable science word searches and puzzle worksheets too!
  • Projects – Learn about the “scientific method” while you try the science projects offered in every field of science for students in grades K-12. Grow salt crystals, make a kaleidoscope or a simple microscope, learn about forensics and much, much more!
  • Lessons – Get fun and educational science activities for students and lesson plans for teachers from elementary to high school level including resources, ideas, and activities.
  • Images – Use this archive of illustrations, photos, and diagrams to create a science report or project.
  • Videos – Watch incredible video clips of animal behavior, cellular behavior, chemical reactions, and more. See “How-To” videos on everything from making a lemon battery to surviving a bear attack. You’ll find videos on engineering, video game technology, dinosaurs, robots and more!
  • Topics – Get a wide range of teaching resources and ideas on over 30 science topics.
This is an ad-supported website and the ads are randomly generated. Parents, as always, should preview and supervise use.

There are an amazing number of things to do and learn on this site – bookmark it to return often.

Free Marine Science Videos, Lessons, & More

June 30th, 2015


It’s Tuesday, June 30, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


Jonathan Bird’s Blue World


Age Range: All (This was designed for students in grades 6-8, but there is something of educational value and entertainment for everyone, with parental supervision.)


Jonathan Bird’s Blue World website is an offshoot of a PBS television series by the same name. The website offers “webisodes” of the underwater science/adventure series online for free WITHOUT advertising – and it’s all accompanied by free study guides and classroom lessons and activities based on National Science Standards (that can be tweaked for home use by families). The idea is to generate interest in protecting the underwater world by increasing awareness of this realm and the creatures that live there. The episodes and learning materials are packed with information and presented in a way that makes marine biology fun to learn.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a sliding display that highlights current features. Use the menu at the top of the screen that includes: 
  • Watch Webisodes – View over 100 different videos covering topics such as coral spawning, dolphins, learning to scuba dive, shark biology, crustaceans, venomous fish, sea turtles, stingrays, killer clams, sea cows, whales, and much more. You’ll also find “Extras” that include interviews with cameramen, videos on tools of the trade, etc. While all of the webisodes offer downloadable study guides, in the “Curriculum Based” section, you’ll find six videos (so far) that also offer free, downloadable lesson plans.
  • Behind The Scenes – Meet underwater cinematographer Jonathan Bird and the rest of his award-winning science and research team. Peruse a “Photo Gallery,” read “Sea Stories” about incidents that occur behind the scenes, and explore “Other Resources” that contain links to educational websites.
  • For Educators – Access the free Study Guides and Lesson Plans. Learn about National Science Standards, Ocean Literacy Principles, and find a direct link to the “Curriculum Based” webisodes.
This is a terrific learning resource that the whole family will find educational and entertaining!

Summer Solstice and Summer Projects!

June 16th, 2015


It’s Tuesday, June 16, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


PBS Parents – Summer Science Projects



Age Range: 4-9 (Grades K-3, with parental supervision)


In 2015, the summer begins with the solstice on June 21 at 12:38 P.M. EDT. This year, Father’s Day is also celebrated on the 21st!
The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice). In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer.

This summer solstice is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year. Look at this nifty Sunrise and sunset calculator located at for how many hours of sunlight you’ll get at your location.

PBS Parents, along with a wonderful article from Science Buddies, offer some fun summer projects for kids. When you get to the website enjoy reading the article and learn about fun summer projects like: 

  • Really Big Bubble Makers
  • Bird Feeders
  • Sun Prints
  • Newspaper Kites
  • Silly Putty
  • Salt/Cloud Dough
  • Ooblek/Slime/Gak/Flubber
Don’t stop there though! Continue by investigating the sidebar links to find: 
  • Science Milestones for Kids
  • More Science Activities
  • Science Games
  • Science Tips
There is a lot to explore at the top menu too. Start with the “education” button and return often for more ideas.