Posts Tagged ‘careers’

Dig These Free Geology and Paleontology Lessons

January 14th, 2014


It’s Tuesday, January 14, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


The Paleontology Portal


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


Funded by the National Science Foundation and produced by the University of California Museum of Paleontology, the United States Geological Survey and others, this website offers a free “portal” to resources and interactive lessons that help students learn geology and paleontology

At the website, select from one of the following destinations


  • Exploring Time & Space – Discover the geology and paleontology of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
  • Fossil Gallery – View fossil images of plants, fungi, invertebrates, vertebrates, and more.
  • Famous Flora & Fauna – Click on an interactive map to learn about significant North American fossil finds.
  • K-12 – This section is a TREASURE TROVE of links to interactive resources that help students fully appreciate paleontology by exploring plate tectonics, geologic time, and fossil records.  Don’t miss the fun and informative interactive called “What Did T. Rex Taste Like?”  Enjoy lessons that encourage creative thinking and writing skills: 
    • The Life Story of a Fossil (for grades 6-8)
    • A Cross-Country Trip in the Old Days (for grades 6-12)
    • PaleoEnvironmental Booklet (for grades 6-12)


You’ll also find links to resources for careers in paleontology, information on how to collect fossils, links to museums you can visit with fossil collections, and read bios and interviews with paleontologists and geologists.


Navigating this website is simple and fun, making this a wonderful starting point for those interested in paleontology.

Take a free virtual cruise on the Belle of Louisville

January 10th, 2014


It’s Friday, January 10, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


Electronic Field Trip to the Belle of Louisville


Age Range: 7-14 (grades 2-8, with parental supervision)

Take a free virtual cruise on the oldest Mississippi River-style steamboat still in operation, the Belle of Louisville, and learn all about steamboats.


This wonderfully laid out website put together by KET (Kentucky Educational Television) provides a boat-load of educational opportunities for your family.
  • Watch the over 20-minute video that explores the history of river travel and steamboat life and tours the Belle of Louisville
  • View an animation video of how the Belle is powered by steam
  • Take a virtual boat tour to explore various areas of the boat
  • Exam the history of steamboats timeline
  • Learn new related vocabulary
  • Discover steamboat careers
  • Test your knowledge by playing the fun interactive game and put the Belle back together
  • Download related lesson plans and related instructional resources

It’s full steam ahead to learning when you make a visit to this website!

Science Projects for Serious Students K-12

December 10th, 2013

Hi! It’s Tuesday, December 10, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

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

This ad-supported, non-profit foundation’s website provides free science project ideas, instructions, explanations, and assistance “for serious students” to build their literacy in science and technology in the 21st century. You’ll find free projects and activities in all areas of science including:

  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Math & Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Behavioral & Social Science

You’ll even find science projects that cover cooking, food, music, photography, videos, computer games, and sports.

Science Budddies aims to reduce the hassle of hands-on scientific investigations while encouraging fun, intellectually-stimulating and cutting-edge science education. When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes:

*Project Ideas – Over 1,000 scientist-outlined projects in 30 different fields of science and engineering. Plus you can use the “Topic Selection Wizard” to find a project that matches your student’s unique interests!

*Project Guide – Not sure how to proceed? This section includes step-by-step guidance about the scientific method, research, constructing and testing a hypothesis, analyzing data, drawing a conclusion, and communicating results.

*Ask an Expert – Get online advice in a forum with scientists and engineers.

*Teachers/Parents/Students – Find resources, enrichment tools, and tips for success.

*Science Careers – Discover how the science in a student’s project is used in real-world careers.

This is a comprehensive resource for science discovery and exploration. Bookmark it to return often.

Virtual Tour of Teddy Bear Factory!

August 30th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Friday, August 30, 2013 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Vermont Teddy Bear: Online Factory Tour

Age Range: 7 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

Vermont Teddy Bear Company specializes in creating teddy bears that are themed around special occasions, holidays, and themes such as “careers”. They even customize teddy bears for their customers. 

At their website you can take a very brief online factory tour to see how teddy bears are made. When you get to the site simply click on the arrows to see the photos and read the text that explains:

  • Design
  • Stuffing
  • Assembly
  • Sewing
  • Teddy Bear Hospital

When you’re through with the tour, your kids will enjoy seeing all of the different types of teddy bears. Just click on the menu at the top of the screen to see the amazing variety of bears in the Vermont Teddy Bear collection.   


Free Quality Science Lessons/Activities for K-12!

May 7th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, May 7, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Science NetLinks

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

This ad-free website, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, provides free, quality science lessons, hands-on activities, printables, interactives, teaching aids, and links to science resources for grades K-12. All of the resources can be used online or printed to use offline.

When you get to the website, you’ll see some featured activities and resources.Click on “Lessons” located on the menu at the top of the page to access an archive of learning resources that cover:

  • Earth Science
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Health / Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Technology

You’ll even find resources for Social Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, and Careers.

Click on “Tools” to find interactives that help you:

  • Explore 29 different structures in the brain with a 3D Brain App
  • Learn about anatomy by replacing missing body parts
  • Find out about the Lunar Cycle by putting the different phases of the moon in the correct order

Don’t miss the “Afterschool” section that offers free science experiments you can do at home to learn about geysers, classifying organisms, honeybees, forces, sound, gravity, and more.  

Bookmark this site, you’ll want to return often!


Free Science Lessons & Interactives!

October 16th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, October 16, 2012 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Science of Everyday Life

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

Discovery Education and 3M Corporation sponsor this website that provides free, multi-media interactives including lessons and virtual labs to help students learn life science, physical science, earth science, and technology/innovation through real world connections. Is there chemistry in the kitchen and physics at the park? The activities at this website demonstrate that science is everywhere.

When you get to the site, you’ll see “Innovation HQ” in the center of the screen that features some virtual labs and activities. The content in this section is peppered with mentions of 3M products (i.e., Scotch Tape to Thinsulate Insulation). You’ll also see a menu at the top of the homepage that includes “Teachers,” “Families,” and “Students.”  All three selections allow you to access the same content that includes science lessons, videos, and interactives.

Home educators may find it easier to click on “Teachers,” where you’ll find the content sorted by Grade Range (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 – with most of the content geared for grades 3-8) that includes:

*Lessons – Download (pdf) complete lesson plans for K-8 that teach about recycling, light, adhesives, friction, magnets, architecture, sound, and solar energy. High school students can watch videos of scientists and engineers talking about their careers.

*Videos & Interactives – Watch short videos and animations that explain the seasons, weather patterns, and household technology such as dishwashers, frozen foods, circuitry.  You can even learn all about blimps and airships.

*Virtual Labs – Students are presented with a series of challenges that require them to use the virtual lab to fix faulty circuitry, design a cooking skillet, and design, build, and test a wind turbine.

There is a lot of content to explore on this site including a blog and information on contests in which your emerging scientists can participate to win prizes.