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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:
ScienceBuddies.com

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 Cranberry Bog w/ Free Activity Book!

November 22nd, 2013

Hi! It’s Friday, November 22, 2013 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

Take a virtual tour of a cranberry bog and get some fun, cranberry-themed learning activities for kids!

When you get to the website, you’ll see two video screens. The second video titled,” “Wisconsin Cranberries: Not So Wild Anymore” is the one that contains a terrific history of the cranberry and a thorough explanation of how the cranberry is grown, harvested, and prepared for consumption.

When you’re through watching the videos, don’t miss the incredible photo slide-show that you can access via the menu in the left margin of the page. The pictures give you a better view of the bogs than the videos, and the accompanying text explains what you are seeing.

Be sure to look on the menu to find the “For Kids” section where you can get a FREE downloadable and printable “Cranberry Activity Book that includes word searches, crossword puzzles, color-by-number and easy cranberry craft and cooking projects.

Thanksgiving Science!

November 19th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, November 19, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Websites:

See Below

Age Range: Varies (Due to the nature of some of the content, parents AS ALWAYS should preview these sites to determine suitability.)

TURKEY SCIENCE

Exploratorium’s Fowl Science: Talking Turkey

Watch a webcast that explains: Why a turkey continues to cook after it’s out of the oven. How you can be sure to thoroughly cook the dark meat without drying out the white meat. How you make the skin golden. Discover why temperature is critical, and investigate different cooking methods: roasting, deep frying, barbecuing, and smoking.

How Stuff Works: How Pop-Up Turkey Timers Work       

Great article and illustrations on what makes those pop-up thermometers work.

YAM SCIENCE

Sweet Potato or Yam? 

Find out what the difference is between sweet potatoes and yams – fascinating!

 

THANKSGIVING CHEMISTRY

The Tryptophan Effect – Does Turkey Make You Sleepy? 

Interesting article and illustrations that expose the truth about whether or not turkeys contain a natural sedative.

Exploding Pumpkin! 

Science Wiz Steve Spangler demonstrates this method (a favorite among chemistry teachers) to illustrate the energy released when you break a triple bond in a molecule of acetylene. Huh?  Watch the video. (Note: Parental previewing and guidance a must!)

 

Friday: Free Video Tour of Cranberry Bog!

November 18th, 2012

Hi! It’s Friday, November 18, 2011 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

Take a virtual tour of a cranberry bog and get some fun, cranberry-themed learning activities for kids!

When you get to the website, you’ll see two video screens. The second video titled,” “Wisconsin Cranberries: Not So Wild Anymore” is the one that contains a terrific history of the cranberry and a thorough explanation of how the cranberry is grown, harvested, and prepared for consumption.

When you’re through watching the videos, don’t miss the incredible photo slide-show that you can access via the menu in the left margin of the page. The pictures give you a better view of the bogs than the videos, and the accompanying text explains what you are seeing.

Be sure to look on the menu to find the “For Kids” section where you can get a FREE downloadable and printable “Cranberry Activity Book that includes word searches, crossword puzzles, color-by-number and easy cranberry craft and cooking projects.

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.

Field Trip to Cranberry Bog w/ Free Activity Book

November 18th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Friday, November 18, 2011 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers

Age Range:  All (with parental supervision)

Take a virtual tour of a cranberry bog and get some fun, cranberry-themed learning activities for kids! When you get to the site, enjoy watching professional videos about Wisconsin’s cranberry industry including its history as well as growing, harvesting, and packaging processes.

When you’re through watching the videos, use the menu to find the incredible photo slide-show. The pictures give you a better view of the bogs than the videos, and accompanying text explains what you are viewing.

Be sure to look on the menu to find the “For Kids” section where you can get a FREE downloadable and printable “Cranberry Activity Book” that includes word searches, crossword puzzles, color-by-number and easy cranberry craft and cooking projects.

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