Posts Tagged ‘fuel’

Maps, Mapping, GPS, and Geocaching

September 14th, 2017

 

It’s Thursday, September 14, 2017, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Maps, Mapping, GPS, and Geocaching

(expressfreightfinance.com/resources/maps-mapping-gps-geocaching/)

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

Thanks to ClickScholar, Denise, and the kids at The Brenham Community Center in Texas for sharing this site from the Express Freight Finance website. At this page, visitors will not only learn how navigation tools are used in the trucking industry but will also be able to dig deeper into maps, GPS, and geocaching.

Check out the linked resources to find valuable information about: 

  • Maps – including national, interactive, weather, fuel, transportation maps and more
  • Mapping – Explore the history and fundamentals of cartography, mapping, and mapmaking.
  • GPS – Learn how Global Positioning Systems have evolved and changed how we travel and transport goods.
  • Geocaching – Discover the world of geocaching.

Please note that when a link is clicked, you will be taken away from this page so you will need to either use your back button to return to the page or you can right click the link and select the “Open link in a new tab” option.

This site would be a great addition to your geography resources.

The Sun – Science, Tour, & Song!

September 9th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, September 9, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Various – see below

Age Range: 3-18 (Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision)

 

These websites offer terrific information on the nearest star to Earth – the Sun! It’s educational and entertaining…
Watch a terrific 6-minute video that provides an interesting overview of the sun – designed for kids!
Don’t miss this! Learn about heliophysics as you listen to the “Chromatics” sing facts about the sun in perfect harmony.
This site provides a multi-media virtual tour of the sun through the use of text, photographs, illustrations, animations, and film clips. The entire tour takes about 20 minutes and includes information about solar wind, sun spots, solar eclipses, solar flares, and more.
New Mexico is the “clean energy state” and offers this website with solar energy science projects for grades 3-12 that include:
Grades 3-6:
* Let’s Study the Sun
* Intro to Light & Matter
* Make a Pizza Box Solar Oven
* Simple Solar Cell Demo
Grades 7-12:
* Intro to Electricity
* Solar Cell Demo
* Explore Passive Solar Design
* Explore Photovoltaics
* Electrolysis: Obtaining hydrogen from water
* Explore Fuel Cells
* Intro to Light & Matter
* Experiment with Passive Solar Design Lab
The information here is presented in a user-friendly way, and all of the lessons and projects can be downloaded and/or printed out for use offline.

Free math games, interactives and printables

February 3rd, 2014

 

It’s Monday, February 3, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Fuel The Brain

 

Age Range: 5-8 (Grades K-3, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website has free games, interactives and printables to help enhance and practice elementary skills in Math.
By using the easy to understand instructions on the website you can create, share and print your very own customized worksheets, mini-books and puzzles
You may find a resource by navigating the menu at the top that includes: 
 

Printables, Games, Interactives, Mini-books and Teacher Guides. Locate the most recently added and the most popular activities by scrolling down slightly on the home page. Each activity is listed with the number of views, uses or downloads so you can see which are more popular. You can locate fun activities to enhance learning in specific areas of Math content like:

  • Counting & Cardinality 
  • Number & Operations 
  • Operations & Algebraic Thinking 
  • Measurement & Data 
  • Geometry

Click on any activity to review the student’s easy to understand instructions. The resources here will equip the busiest mom to be ready to have fun with math anytime!

 

Free science experiments, games and activities

January 7th, 2014

It’s Tuesday, January 7, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Kinetic City
Age Range: 7-10 (Grades 3-5, with parental supervision)

Save Vearth (Virtual Earth) from dastardly villains! The National Science Foundation sponsors this AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) website to promote science education in the classroom and at home.

When you get to the site, use the space vehicle at the top left corner of the screen. Click on “Club Car,” and from there select “Our World” to meet the animated crew of virtual kids who live on Vearth (the “virtual” planet Earth). Of course, they are facing a crisis — the possibility of Deep Delete — a wicked plan to destroy Vearth with 16 viruses. By following the clues, reading scientific explanations for the strange things that are occurring on Vearth, and by doing science lab experiments that will help you solve various mysteries and puzzles, you can discover a solution to save Vearth.

To get started, you will need to choose from either:

1) Lab Car — Select this option to access just the interactive “mind games.”

2) Control Car — To get all of the science content this site has to offer, use this option. Not only are all of the “mind games” included, but there are lab experiments to do.

3) Supply Car — Click on “Deep Delete Trading Cards” to play “Virus Attack”. The other choices of the Supply Car are “coming soon,” so bookmark the site and check back occasionally to see what’s new!

Once aboard the Control Car, use the top menu button labeled “Pack” to choose from packs labeled: Omega, Phi, Sigma, and Tau. Each pack has four viruses. Select a virus and click on its picture to read a brief synopsis of its threat to Vearth. Then, click the three buttons at the bottom of the screen to watch the villain and his evil henchman reveal their sinister plot of DOOM. To find out what you can do to help foil their evil plan, play the suggested online games and do the science lab experiments and other activities that include drawing, writing, and games involving physical movement. The information you gain from these activities will equip you for the “Mission to Vearth” that will ultimately destroy that virus.

When you first click “Mission to Vearth” you get a chance to earn “Power Points.” If you have logged in (membership is free), you can accumulate the points that you earn, have a chance at having your high scores posted on the site, and advance in rank from “Bug Zapper 2nd Class” all the way up to “Supersonic Virus Stopper!” If you’d rather not join, don’t worry; just click “Later” and proceed to answer the power questions anyway. You’ll still be congratulated for any power points you earn.

And don’t miss the heart-pounding arcade-style game to evaluate what you have learned, before you move on to the next virus! In “Bug Blaster,” crash into and destroy viruses, gain more fuel by answering questions correctly, and avoid obstacles which may reduce your shield strength. (Watch out! This game ends when you run out of either time, fuel, or shield strength.) Some viruses are destroyed by “Smart Attack” instead, a fast-paced matching game. Try to rack up points by matching as many facts as possible before you run out of lives or time.

Bookmark this site so you can return repeatedly to do the succession of activities in this entertaining Internet quest for science knowledge.

The Sun – Science, Tour, & Song!

August 16th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, August 16, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Websites:
Varied – See Links Below

Age Range: Varied (There is something for students of all ages here, with parental supervision)

These websites offer terrific information on the nearest star to Earth – the Sun! It’s educational and entertaining…

*NASA: Sun for Kids

Watch a terrific 6-minute video that provides an interesting overview of the sun – design for kids!

*NASA: The Sun Song!

Don’t miss this! Learn about heliophysics as you listen to the “Chromatics” sing facts about the sun in perfect harmony.

*Virtual Tour of the Sun

This site provides a multi-media virtual tour of the sun through the use of text, photographs, illustrations, animations, and film clips. The entire tour takes about 20 minutes and includes information about solar wind, sun spots, solar eclipses, solar flares, and more.

*New Mexico Solar Energy Association: Curricula & Projects

New Mexico is the “clean energy state” and offers this website with solar energy science projects for grades 3-12 that include:

Grades 3-6:

  • Let’s Study the Sun
  • Intro to Light & Matter
  • Make a Pizza Box Solar Oven
  • Simple Solar Cell Demo

Grades 7-12:

  • Intro to Electricity
  • Solar Cell Demo
  • Explore Passive Solar Design
  • Explore Photovoltaics
  • Electrolysis: Obtaining hydrogen from water
  • Explore Fuel Cells
  • Intro to Light & Matter
  • Experiment with Passive Solar Design Lab

The information here is presented in a user-friendly way, and all of the lessons and projects can be downloaded and/or printed out for use offline.

Online Nutrition Game for Kids!

August 4th, 2011

Hi! It’s Thursday, August 4, 2011 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
USDA.gov: Nutrition Blast Off Game

Age Range: 6-11 (elementary grades 1-6)

The USDA recently abandoned the “Food Pyramid” for a new indicator of good nutrition called “My Plate.” You can learn more about it by clicking HEREHowever, much of the information is very similar and the USDA is still using both models to teach nutrition.

To help kids better understand the importance of good nutrition and the benefits of exercise, today’s recommended website offers an interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with healthy food and physical activity.

When you get to the site, your mission is to drag-and-drop the right foods and physical activity into the space ship to give you the fuel and vitality you’ll need to launch your rocket for a trip to Planet Power.

As you drag healthy food choices for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner onto your rocket ship you’ll learn more about the various food groups and the nutritional value of each. Don’t forget to select physical activities too. Once you’ve stocked your space ship, click on “Blast Off” to see if you have what it takes to get to “Planet Power.”

If you have made appropriate selections, you’ll enjoy watching an animated ride to Planet Power where you can print out a certificate of completion.

If you want more learning activities visit the “Kids” page with links to a printable poster, tips for families, coloring page, worksheet, and classroom materials.

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