Posts Tagged ‘cockroaches’

Bed Bugs, and Termites, and Rats, Oh My!

May 17th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, May 17, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

PestWorld For Kids

(www.pestworldforkids.org/)

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

 

This website is sponsored by a pest control company that seeks to educate children about insects and other creatures and how to control them in human habitats through free lesson plans and games.

As the website states, “Out in nature, they’re just doing their jobs. But when they move into our homes and yards, then we call them pests. So come explore the world of pests. Then use your new knowledge to outwit the pests in your world.” Just FYI: The focus is on education – not eradication of cute bugs and critters. You’ll learn about the anatomy, habitat, and behavior of: 

  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Bees
  • Cockroaches
  • Fleas
  • Lice
  • Rats
  • Spiders
  • Stink Bugs
  • Termites
  • Ticks
  • And many more!

When you get to the site, turn on your speakers to watch two full seasons of animated video! Learn about the fascinating world of insects, rodents and small wildlife in these exciting Pest Quest episodes and have some fun with their favorite junior scientists. Click on the “continue” button to examine the “Pest Guide from A to Z.” You’ll see pictures and read fascinating information about the useful (and sometimes annoying) critters that we see around our homes. Then, explore the rest of the menu that includes: 

  • Pest Games – Play interactive games like “Name That Pest!” that test your knowledge of the critters in the “Pest Guide.”
  • Lesson Plans – Get an assortment of FREE lessons for a wide grade-range that feature insect anatomy, native habitats and behaviors of insects and rodents, info on termite specimens and colonies, and learn how to prevent an infestation. You’ll also find suggested language arts activities and learn about classical taxonomy.
  • Report Writing – Use a 10-step template for learning how to take notes and organize them into a paper on your favorite pest.
  • Science Fair Kits – Get some student-tested science experiments with Pill Bugs, Ants, and Fruit Flies that you can do in your own home.

Hot Math!

December 8th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, December 8, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Hotmath.com

 

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 7-11, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers free math activities and games for middle and high school students to learn graphing, factoring, and divisibility in a fun way, all online!

When you get to the site you will see the following choices:

I. HANDS ON MATH LEARNING – This area includes:
*Pre-Algebra Activities – Algebra Tiles, Acrobat Number Line, Circle Area Approximation, Data Representation, Area Decomposer, Fraction Tech Tool, and other titles
*Algebra I Activities – Exponential Functions, Exponential and Log Functions, Quadratic Equations in Factored Form, Diamond Problem Flash Cards, etc.
*Algebra II and Trigonometry Activities – Function Grapher, Conic Sections – General Form, Hyperbolas, Ellipses and more.
*Geometry Activities – Angle Sum Theorem, Exterior Angles of a Polygon, Conics, Conics – Parabola, Area of a Triangle and many more activities.
II. MATH GAMES
Click on the words “Math Games” to enter the game page. You will find the following games:
*Catch the Fly – Give Mr. Frog the x,y coordinates so he can dine!
*Number Cop – Speed through divisible numbers and try not to crash into the wrong numbers!
*Algebra vs. the Cockroaches – What axis are the cockroaches running through? Game can be played with or without sound.
*Factortris – Similar to “Tetris” but with a new dimension. You build the dimensions needed by solving the equation and place them where you want them. If you let the time run out, the game builds the piece and you will not have a choice on placement.
These online games and activities are a great way to learn math concepts at any age!

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.

Bed Bugs, and Termites, and Rats, Oh My!

June 25th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, June 25, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

PestWorld For Kids

Age Range: 5-14 (Grades K-8)

This website is sponsored by a pest control company that seeks to educate children about insects and other creatures and how to control them in human habitats through free lesson plans and games. As the website states, “Out in nature, they’re just doing their jobs. But when they move into our homes and yards, then we call them pests. So come explore the world of pests. Then use your new knowledge to outwit the pests in your world.”

 Just FYI: The focus is on education – not eradication of cute bugs and critters. :-)

You’ll learn about the anatomy, habitat, and behavior of:

  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Bees
  • Cockroaches
  • Fleas
  • Lice
  • Rats
  • Spiders
  • Stink Bugs
  • Termites
  • Ticks
  • And many more!

When you get to the site, turn on your speakers and watch a brief introductory animated video, then click on the “continue” button to examine the “Pest Guide from A to Z.” You’ll see pictures and read fascinating information about the useful (and sometimes annoying) critters that we see around our homes. Then, explore the rest of the menu that includes:

*Pest Games – Play interactive games like “Name That Pest!” that test your knowledge of the critters in the “Pest Guide.”

*Lesson Plans – Get an assortment of FREE lessons for a wide grade-range that feature insect anatomy, native habitats and behaviors of insects and rodents, info on termite specimens and colonies, and learn how to prevent an infestation. You’ll also find suggested language arts activities and learn about classical taxonomy.

*Report Writing – Use a 10-step template for learning how to take notes and organize them into a paper on your favorite pest

*Science Fair Kits – Get some student-tested science experiments with Pill Bugs, Ants, and Fruit Flies that you can do in your own home.

 

Hot Math!

December 5th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Monday, December 5, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Hot Math

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 7-11; younger students may enjoy this with adult help. Parental supervision required.)

This website offers free math activities and games for middle and high school students to learn graphing, factoring, and divisibility in a fun way, all on line!

When you get to the site you will see the following choices:

I. HANDS ON MATH LEARNING – This area includes:

*Pre-Algebra Activities – Algebra Tiles, Acrobat Number Line, Circle Area Approximation, Data Representation, Area Decomposer, Fraction Tech Tool, and other titles

*Algebra I Activities – Exponential Functions, Exponential and Log Functions, Quadratic Equations n Factored Form, Diamond Problem Flash Cards, etc.

*Algebra II and Trigonometry Activities – Function Grapher, Conic Sections – General Form, Circles, Ellipses, Hyperbolas, Hyperbolas, Ellipses and more.

*Geometry Activities – Angle Sum Theorem, Exterior Angles of a Polygon, Conics, Conics – Parabola, Area of a Triangle and many more activities.

II. MATH GAMES

Click on the words “Math Games” to enter the game page. You will find the following games:

*Catch the Fly – Give Mr. Frog the x,y coordinates so he can dine!

*Number Cop – Speed through divisible numbers and try not to crash into the wrong numbers!

*Algebra vs. the Cockroaches – What axis are the cockroaches running through? Game can be played with or without sound.

*Factortris – Similar to “Tetris” but with new dimension. You build the dimensions needed by solving the equation and place them where you want them. If you let the time run out, the game builds the piece and you will not have a choice on placement.

These online games and activities are a great way to learn math concepts at any age! 

Yucky Science!

February 1st, 2011

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, February 1, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Yucky Discovery

Age Range: 7-12 (about grades 2–7, with adult supervision)

We reviewed this ad-supported website that bills itself as “the yuckiest site on the internet” many moons ago. Since then, they’ve added more scientific activities and virtual labs that explore yucky stuff like mud, worms, roaches and (ewwwwww!) barfing, belching and blackheads. 

If you’ve got kids who like gross and gooey things, they’ll be right at home here.  This site lets you explore free interactives, videos, games and quizzes all to do with some of the yuckiest things in the natural world.  There’s truly more than you ever wanted to know about phlegm and other bodily functions. 

You can also allow Wendell (the worm) to guide you to games where you can play while you learn about:

*Worms – Get all of the dirt on worms and learn how they recycle.

*Gross and Cool Bodily Functions – Discover the function of body sounds and body parts including sweat, ear wax, gas and more.

*Yucky Fun & Games – Spin the Yucky Labs Wheel to find creepy crafts, revolting recipes, unusual activities, and icky experiments.

*Roach World – Learn amazing facts about cockroaches and their anatomy. Meet some of their other buggy friends too!

The “Yucky Fun & Games” and the “Gross and Cool Body” links are where you’ll find most of the educational content on the site.  The yucky lab experiments are really fun and informative. Turn on your speakers to hear the sound effects sure to send 10-year-old boys into a giggling fit.

NOTE: This is an ad-supported website with randomly generated ads that if clicked on, will lead to outside websites that I have NOT reviewed. PARENTS, AS ALWAYS, SHOULD PREVIEW THE SITE AND SUPERVISE USE.

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

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