Posts Tagged ‘baseball’

English Grammar Games & Much More!

July 5th, 2017

 

It’s Wednesday, July 5, 2017, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Fun 4 The Brain: English Excitement!

(www.fun4thebrain.com/english.html)

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers a variety of free, multi-media, interactive games to practice and learn English Language Arts including grammar, parts of speech, and sight words.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of six games that include: 

  • Panda Mayhem – Learn parts of speech and make silly sentences.
  • Base Word Baseball – Challenge your knowledge of base words and suffix endings.
  • Popcorn Words – Memorize the most common sight words.
  • Syllable Split – Break words into syllables.
  • Magic “e” Adventures – Find out what happens to a word when you add an “e” on the end. For example, “cap” becomes “cape”.
  • My Reading Tools – Use the reading tools you learned in the previous games to find the treasure.

But that’s not all! Use the horizontal menu at the top of the page to find an array of free math games to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You’ll even find timed quizzes to do online or print out and do offline. There is a fun science game too, that will help you discover what happens when you mix oxygen and nitrogen.

Bookmark this site!

Beginner’s Guide to Aeronautics

June 6th, 2017

 

It’s Tuesday, June 6, 2017, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

NASA Glenn Research Center

(www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/index.html)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

Want to learn more about aeronautics? Check out this archived section of the NASA website.

This site has lots of information on topics including: 

  • Aerodynamics & How Airplanes Work
  • Propulsion & Jet Engines
  • Wind Tunnels
  • Hypersonic Flow
  • Shock Waves and Compressible Aerodynamics
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Model Rockets
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Kites
  • Aerodynamics of Baseball and Soccer

And lots more.

Click on the index for each topic you are interested in — there will be a list of all the sub-topics available in that category. Or you can go directly to a guided tour where after you choose your topic you can use the ‘next’ button to move through the material. 


You can also download the entertaining and educational podcasts featuring “Orville and Wilbur Wright”.

Back on the home page, scroll all the way to the bottom and be sure to check out the links to Aerospace Resources and Free Software!

A Summer’s Worth of Printable Math Activities

June 13th, 2016

 

It’s Monday, June 13, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

PBSKIDS.org: Cyberchase Math Activities

(pbskids.org/cyberchase/activities/)

Age Range: 7-11 (Grades 2-7, approximately with parental supervision)

 

This PBS website is a companion to Cyberchase, the Emmy Award® winning mathematics series for children. The website offers dynamic web games, videos, and printable activities that teach math concepts in a fun way that kids can understand.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the PBS show, the website explains:

In the world of Cyberchase, the dastardly villain Hacker is on a mad mission to overthrow Motherboard and take over Cyberspace with the help of his blundering henchbots, Buzz and Delete. But Motherboard enlists the help of three curious kids, Inez, Jackie, and Matt, and their cyberpal, Digit, to stop him. Their weapon: brain power. In the live-action segment following each animated episode, Harry and Bianca show kids how math can help solve life’s wacky problems in the real world.

To further help kids explore their world, the hands-on activities include a range of science, technology, engineering and math topics. When you get to the website, you’ll see some featured recommendations. Below that is an icon menu of printable activities that include: 

  • Activity Book – Print out a booklet with math puzzles, games, and projects.
  • Batter Up – Track your favorite baseball team’s hits and look for patterns. 
  • Bianca’s Body Math – Use math to learn which body parts are proportional.
  • Cool It – Experiment with evaporation to keep something cool on a hot day.
  • Dot Decoder – Decode a secret message.
  • Lifting with Levers – Discover the relationship between the length of a lever and how much weight you can lift.
  • Make a Pinwheel – Make a pinwheel and use it to find out how windy it is.
  • Make Ice Cream – Get an easy recipe to make ice cream at home.
  • Shadow Math – Measure the lengths of shadows to estimate the height of something very tall.
  • Top Flight – Make paper airplanes and judge their flights to choose a winner.

Click on any activity and a new page opens with complete instructions, diagrams, and illustrations to do the activity.

Bookmark this fun resource to help kids learn math, science, and more!

Lab Science Videos, Activities, Worksheets, & Games

January 12th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, January 12, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Jefferson Lab Science Series

(education.jlab.org/scienceseries/archive.html)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website is sponsored by The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Virginia, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The lab’s primary mission is to conduct research on the atom’s nucleus using the lab’s unique particle accelerator.

In addition to its science mission, the Lab provides programs and resources designed to help educate the public in science and technology, including a free “Science Series” of engaging lectures that are video-recorded and archived at the website for viewing. Plus, the Lab offers free learning resources including activities, worksheets, games, and more! 

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of the “Science Series” video titles including: 

  • The Origin of the Elements
  • Adventures in Infectious Diseases
  • DNA: The Strand that Connects Us All
  • Einstein for Everyone
  • Understanding Flight: A Physical Description of How Airplanes Fly
  • The Physics of Stock Car Racing
  • The Physics of Baseball
  • Comic Book Physics
  • Chemistry – It’s More Than Puffs and Bangs!
  • Radiation: What Is It and How Can It Affect Me?
  • Jellyfish: The Big Sting
  • From Acne to Suntans: Dermatology for the Teenager
  • And Many More!

Each title has a brief description and a link you can click to watch the video online.

Wait! There’s more! When you’re through watching the lectures check out the Education Home section of this site that contains free resources including hands-on activities, worksheets, puzzles and games. Look in the “Teacher Resources,” “Student Zone,” and “Games and Puzzles” sections to access all of the free science goodies.

Online Visit to the Museum of Baseballs

July 10th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, July 10, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Big League Baseballs – Museum of Baseballs

(http://photos.bigleaguebaseballs.com/)

 

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This website will be a hit with your baseball fan. Created by the e-commerce company, Big League Authentics, LLC, this website provides visitors with a visual exploration of “vintage and modern Rawlings, Reach and Spalding Official National League and American League Baseballs, and Rawlings Commemorative World Series, All-Star Game and other Special Event baseballs.”
When arriving at the link above, choose from the following to begin examining baseballs of all kinds: 
  • National League
  • American League
  • World Series
  • All-Star Game
  • Postseason
  • Special Event
  • MLB International
  • Official Game – Style Promo
  • Rawlings Corporate
  • Miscellaneous, Misprints, & Prototypes
  • MiLB and Independent Leagues
  • Collegiate Leagues
  • International Pro Leagues
  • Amateur Leagues
After selecting the collection you would like to browse, select the ball you would like to examine closer. Under the image there are different available image size options available to zoom in closer. If the image is clicked, it opens to an image only page. If you do choose to click on the image, you will need to use your back button to return to the original page. You can use the ‘prev’ and ‘next’ buttons at the top of the page to move through the collection. Many of the balls provide textual information about the ball. To return to the main museum page, select the “Museum of Baseballs” text link at the top of the page.

Some of collections are broken into sub-categories and even sub-sub categories, so there are hundreds of baseballs to check out on this website. This is definitely an interesting website for the baseball lover in your house.

Explore Baseball History with the Hall of Fame

June 18th, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, June 18, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Baseball Hall of Fame Explorer (http://baseballhall.org/explorer)

 

Age Range: All ages and grades (children with parental supervision)

 

Visitors will learn about game player greats such as: 
  • Babe Ruth
  • Hank Aaron
  • Lou Gehrig
  • Willie Mays
  • Joe DiMaggio
  • Mickey Mantle
  • Ty Cobb
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Randy Johnson
And so many more.

But the Baseball Hall of Fame does not simply celebrate great ball players. Umpires, managers, and baseball executives are also included. Discover the contributions to the history of the game for Hall of Famers such as: 

  • Hank O’Day – player, manager, umpire and scout for over 40 years in the National League
  • Bill Klem – affectionately known as “The Old Arbiter”, was the first umpire to wear a chest protector, and also one of the first to use visible arm signals to coincide with his calls
  • George Lee Anderson – a.k.a. “Sparky” Anderson is currently the only manager to win a World Series in both leagues
  • John J. McGraw – manager that led the Giants to 10 Pennants and 5 World Championships
  • Effa Manley – the female pioneer businesswoman and co-owner of the Newark Eagles, committed to baseball and civil rights
Visitors to the site can browse through the inductees or refine their search by using the several search fields. Select a Hall of Famer by clicking on their picture. Each page includes a mini-biography, images, and career statistics. Some also include links to other related items and videos.

Baseball is steeped in American history, and this website will sure to intrigue the sports fan in your home.

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