Posts Tagged ‘birds’

Arts & Crafts, Activities, Worksheets, and More!

December 6th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, December 6, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

All Kids Network

 

Age Range: 5-10 (Grades K-5, with parental supervision)

 

Not only does this ad-supported website have hundreds of craft projects and coloring and activity pages, but it is also a great resource for fun educational worksheets and other teaching resources.
Use the navigation bar to choose from: 
  • Kids Crafts
  • Kids Worksheets
  • Kids Activities
  • Teaching Resources
Under the Kids Crafts you can further narrow your search using the sidebar menu. The main categories to select from include: 
  • Seasonal Crafts – Spring, summer, winter, or fall, find projects such as Fall Leaf Book, Snow Globe Craft, Raining Cloud Craft, Bubble Wrap Beehive Craft.
  • Holiday Crafts – Find ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, and many other special days of the year.
  • Educational Crafts – There are projects for the alphabet, numbers, shapes, Back to School, books, and 100th day.
  • Animal Crafts – Lots of craft projects featuring farm animals, fish and other water animals, bugs, birds, and dinosaurs.
  • More Crafts – Check out crafts highlighting nursery rhymes, the Bible, fire safety, space, fantasy, music, birthday, and many more.
All projects include a list of supplies needed as well as detailed instructions.

In the Kids Activities section, find hundreds of coloring pages featuring movie, television, and cartoon characters and themed pages for holidays, shapes, numbers, letters, animals, and much more. There are even color by number pages.

You will also find mazes, dot to dots, hidden pictures, and many more fun activity pages to print out in the Kids Activities section.

Looking for themed worksheets? Check them out under the Kids Worksheet page, or find lined paper, flash card, certificates, calendars, and sticker charts on the Teaching Resources page.

You will want to bookmark this website as more content is being added regularly.

25 Canadian Virtual Farm Tours

November 28th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, November 28, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Canadian Virtual Farm Tours

 

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

 

This is a super fabulous website with 25 different farm tours from which to choose.
When arriving at this site, use the navigation arrows on the right and the left to see all the different types of tours available. Tours include:
  • Egg Farms – Explore 5 different types of egg farms: conventional, free run, free range, aviary, and enriched colony egg farms.
  • Vegetable Farm – Visit Birkbank Farms in Ontario, a vegetable and fruit farm and market.
  • Ratite Farms – A ratite is a flightless bird that includes ostriches, emus and rheas. Check out how these birds are raised commercially.
  • Chicken Farm – An Ontario chicken farm
  • Turkey Farm – A Canadian turkey farm
  • Dairy Cow Farms – Gain an understanding of a tie-stall dairy farm and a free stall dairy farm.
  • Beef Cattle Farms – Learn about a beef feedlot farm and a cow/calf farm.
  • Veal Farms – Visit a grain fed veal farm and a milk fed veal farm.
  • Goat Farms – Discover the difference between market goats and dairy goats.
  • Greenhouse Vegetable Farm – Tour Pyramid Farms, an Ontario greenhouse that currently grows tomatoes.
  • Fruit Orchard – Drop in on Cherry Lane, an Ontario fruit farm where they grow cherries, peaches and pears.
  • Pig Farms – Explore the characteristics of farrowing hog farm and a market hog farm (also known as a grower-finisher farm).
  • Grain Farm – Pay a call on an Ontario grain farm that grows wheat, corn and soybeans.
  • Sheep Farm – Learn all about sheep farming.
  • Deer and Elk Farms – Check out these two unique farms for white-tailed deer and elk.
Once you have selected a farm, click the “hot spots” indicated by blue question marks on the images to open that area of the farm. Once the next page opens you can click and drag your mouse around the image to explore the area. Find magnifying glass hot spots that when clicked will take you to an informative page explaining some aspect of the farm. Use the “Back” button on the page to return to your location. All of the tours include “Family Videos” which provide family stories, farm and farming information, and more. The “Farm Dictionary” supplies vocabulary pertaining to the particular farm. The “Farm Tour Quick Links” provides a linked index of the farm tour. Click the “Sound” button to hear farm sounds.

This website will quickly become a favorite as there is so much to see and learn about farming.

Head under the Sea to Visit a Kelp Forest

November 7th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, November 7, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Monterey Bay

 

Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)

 

At this site you can take a virtual dive in a DeepWorker submersible into the animated kelp beds of Monterey Bay, California, to learn all about the Bay’s native species!
When you get to the site read the welcome message that explains the features offered at the site. Then click on “Kelp Forest” on the menu. A screen pops up and you may choose to take the “Full Version” dive with sound and animation or the “Light Version” without the bells and whistles. Kids will really enjoy this quick tour of the Kelp Forest.
When you surface from your dive, click on “Gallery” on the menu and explore through text and stunning photographs the seaweeds, invertebrates, fish, birds, and mammals that live in the bay.
This is a fun and educational trip the whole family will enjoy!

Listen to Music of Sound

October 18th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, October 18, 2014, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

FindSounds

 

Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)

 

At this free site, you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples. Once you find the sound you like you can listen to it, download the sound to hear it again and again, or send it to a friend!

When you get to the site you will see a search button. Type in the sound of the thing you want to hear and a new page pops up with a list of sound files for that item. Click on the file to hear the sound.

Or search through the sound categories:

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Holidays
  • Household
  • Insects
  • Mayhem
  • Miscellaneous
  • Musical Instruments
  • Nature
  • Noisemakers
  • Office
  • People
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Tools
  • TV and Movies
  • Vehicles

What types of sounds are there? Thousands. For example you will find the sound that almost every musical instrument makes, from accordions to xylophones, the sounds animals make, all types of bird calls, holiday sounds like sleigh bells or spooky Halloween sounds, vehicle sounds such as an airplane or a police car, household sounds like boiling water and vacuum cleaners, insects, mayhem sounds (artillery, grenades, bombs, whips, arrows, etc.), nature sounds, the sounds people make including applause, burping, hiccups, snoring and more, and you can listen to the sounds of baseball, football, bowling, and tap dancing as well! There are even TV and movie sounds from cartoons to sci-fi films.

In addition to exploring the sounds in our world, this site has lots of potential for various presentation projects, and the kids will think it’s just a whole lot of fun!

Hummingbird Math

August 4th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, August 4, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project

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

 

This website was designed to be a cross-disciplinary opportunity for students in grades K-12 to study the behavior and distribution of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. These little birds tolerate people well and are drawn to gardens and feeders where they can easily be studied. The data collected is shared via the website with students worldwide. You can access a great deal of information at this site for free, but they also offer the opportunity to register for $20/year, a fee that enables students to participate fully in the research project. (Details are at the site.) However, you don’t have to register to learn interesting facts about a variety of hummingbirds or to access the activities and lesson ideas in math, art, drama, music, geography, and writing.
When you get to the site you will see the introduction to “Hummingbird Math Activities” – just scroll down to review the lessons and click on the links to the other curriculum pages as well.Want more hummingbird fun? Have your children make their very own hummingbird feeder and try some interesting activities like:

  • Hummingbirds weigh between 2 and 20 grams. If you have a kitchen scale, have the kids gather some items around the house they think weigh about as much as a hummingbird. Weigh them and see how close they come.

Live Animal Cams on Animal Planet LIVE!

June 27th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, June 27, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Animal Planet LIVE!

 

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

 

At this website from Animal Planet, view live video feeds from around the world of all kinds of animals. When arriving at the site, use the images at the bottom of the page to select which cam you would like to view, including:  

  • Kittens
  • Puppies
  • Pit Bulls & Parolees
  • Caribbean Reef
  • Pacific Reef
  • Bigfoot
  • Chipmunks
  • Hedgehogs
  • Bunnies
  • Sloths
  • Wild Birds
  • Red-tailed Hawks
  • Pittsburgh Bald Eagles
  • White-Rock Bald Eagles
  • Hog Island Osprey
  • Black Eagle
  • Parakeets
  • Sharks
  • Humans
  • Penguins
  • Sea Otters
  • Clownfish
  • Bees
  • Calves
  • Chicks
  • Tamarins
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants

 

Please note that some feeds may only be available dependent on the time of day or year for animal activity, but kids young and old will enjoy searching for these fun critters when visiting the website.

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