Posts Tagged ‘game’

Tour of the Brain!

October 7th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, October 7, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

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The Thinking Business: A Tour of Your Brain

 

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

 

This commercial website offers a FREE, multi-media virtual tour of the human brain. When you get to the site you will see an introduction/overview of the parts of the brain. Read all about it and then click on the links to continue the virtual journey into the brain. Learn about the various parts and what they do.
When you complete the tour, use the menu bar located directly below the “Tab” menu to explore:
  • Brain Facts – Fascinating tidbits about your brain that are sure to amaze you.
  • Brain Games – Test your knowledge of the brain. Challenge your brain with logic puzzles and a concentration match game. Test your memory and reflexes as well. Learn to sign the word “brain.

Exogeology Rocks!

September 30th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, September 30, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

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Exogeology Rocks!

 

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

 

Zoe, a teenager, created this terrific website with information on exogeology that combines the sciences of geology and astronomy in the study of planets, asteroids, moons, etc. She and her family were interviewed about unschooling in 2011 on the “Today Show.” The segment included information about Zoe Bentley’s passion for Exogeology. You can watch the Bentley Family’s segment on the “Today Show” here and see reactions to the piece.
To begin learning about Exogeology, use the menu under the headline “Things To Do” on the right side of the homepage that includes a definition of Exogeology, and other information about the site. You can also learn more about Zoe. You’ll find:

*Exogeology Rocks: Episodes/Meet Real Exogeologists – Watch Zoe’s on-camera interviews with exogeologists who explain what their work entails.

*How To Become An Exogeologist – Get information on what it takes to have a career in exogeology. Kids will find suggested activities and links to further information about:

  • NASA
  • Rock collecting
  • Dig-sites
  • Stargazing
  • Visiting geologic formations

*Games & Puzzles – Enjoy playing crossword puzzles, word searches, and jigsaw puzzles themed around geology, astronomy, and exogeology.

You’ll also find a photo gallery, a great list of resources to explore, and more! Read about about “Zoe’s Geo Party,” a trivia game she invented that involves weekly video clues that are posted on the site. Scroll down the page to see the archive of past clues and games.

This is an incredible demonstration of where interest-initiated learning and unschooling can lead, and may inspire your homeschooler or unschooler to explore their passions with the same gusto!

Fun Games for Learning Music

September 27th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, September 27, 2014, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

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Music Teacher’s Games

 

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

This ad supported website will have your young virtuosos practicing their studies of music with smiles on their faces.
Through the use of simple to play games, students will sharpen their musical skills.

When arriving at the website, use the top navigation bar to select the area of study you wish to practice:

  • Music Symbols
  • Guitar
  • Lines and Spaces
  • Piano Keys
  • Rhythm
  • Ear Training

The interactive games include:

  • Orphanage One – learn the basics values of notes
  • Note Values and Time Signatures
  • Guitar One and Guitar Two – using an interactive guitar fretboard, learn to locate notes
  • Note Challenge – learn the notes of the bass and treble clef
  • Treble Clef Lines & Spaces and Bass Clef Lines & Spaces
  • Advanced Treble Clef Lines & Spaces and Advanced Bass Lines & Spaces
  • Treble Clef Piano Keys and Bass Clef Piano Keys – uses an interactive piano keyboard to learn and practice the note name
  • Rhythms Game One – learn the basics of counting music
  • Intervals One and Intervals 2 – learn basic interval ear training
  • Tests – take interactive tests on Note Values, Musical Terms, Dynamic Marks, and Basic Rudiments

All games include instructions and, although not necessary to play the games, you may register for free to keep track of your scores.

If you are looking for a fun, uncomplicated way for your children to reinforce their music studies, you will want to visit this website.

Free K-12 Science Lessons, Activities, Videos & More!

September 23rd, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, September 23, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

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Science Kids

 

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

 

Your kids will enjoy the free science activities, lessons, videos, projects, experiments, cool facts, quizzes, and games available at this terrific website! They’ll learn about animals, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, weather, space science and more.

When you arrive at the site, you will see an introduction and the highlighted facts and features of the site. You can use the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page to explore the following topics:

  • Experiments – Perform cool chemistry experiments and more with materials you’ll find around the house. Float an egg, melt some chocolate, make a vinegar volcano, breed bacteria, make invisible ink, germinate seeds, or make fake snot (ewwww!).
  • Games – Try these challenging interactive games that test your tech skills while teaching the science behind activities that involve magnets, electricity, forces, light, sounds, gases, etc.
  • Facts – “Did you know that the ears of a cricket are located on its front legs?” Get the facts and enjoy fun trivia about animals, planets, the human body, and other fascinating topics.
  • Quizzes – Test your knowledge about elementary science through quizzes with questions ranging from easy to hard. Enjoy printable science word searches and puzzle worksheets too!
  • Projects – Learn about the “scientific method” while you try the science projects offered in every field of science for students in grades K-12. Grow salt crystals, make a kaleidoscope or a simple microscope, learn about forensics and much, much more!
  • Lessons – Get fun and educational science activities for students and lesson plans for teachers from elementary to high school level including resources, ideas, and activities.
  • Images – Use this archive of illustrations, photos, and diagrams to create a science report or project.
  • Videos – Watch incredible video clips of animal behavior, cellular behavior, chemical reactions, and more. See “How-To” videos on everything from making a lemon battery to surviving a bear attack. You’ll find videos on engineering, video game technology, dinosaurs, robots and more!
  • Topics – Get a wide range of teaching resources and ideas on over 30 science topics.

This is an ad-supported website and the ads are randomly generated. Parents, as always, should preview and supervise use.

There are an amazing number of things to do and learn on this site – bookmark it to return often.

Economics Games Online!

August 18th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, August 18, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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International Monetary Fund

 

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

 

Ride a time machine back several centuries to invest everything you have for a chance at phenomenal wealth!
All you have at the beginning of the game are chocolate candy, a gold pendant, a few coins, a paper monetary note, and some song lyrics scribbled onto a napkin. Invest them wisely, and you will learn about the history of money, what forms it took at various times in various countries, and how it developed into what we use today. Will your pocket full of miscellany really increase in value over time? Play this game to find out! At the end of the game, you will also get a brief explanation of what the IMF (International Monetary Fund) is, what its role is in international monetary exchange, and what it means to you when you travel to a different country.
When you have finished this game, you might like to try all of the other games available from the main site. (Scroll down the page a little to find them under Student Interactives.)
One of these games is called “Trading Around the World” – Decide which country you are from and trade with people from different countries. Try your hand at bartering and negotiating prices. Try to achieve various goals such as becoming very rich or acquiring an assortment of goods. You should come away from this game with an understanding of the work of the IMF with regard to trade barriers.
Another game is “Monetary Mania” as well as an informative video. Each game or activity includes the recommended grade range and a description.
You’ll also find Lesson Plans and Online Exhibitions. Everything on this website also comes with a Teacher Guide!

Take Me Out to the Ball Park – Progressive Field

August 8th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, August 8, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Cleveland Indians: Progressive Park

 

Age Range: All (children, with parental supervision)

 

Take me out to the ball game – virtually, that is. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, and home to the Cleveland Indians, tour Progressive Field through sixteen 360-degree virtual tours. Opening in 1994 and previously known as Jacobs Field, this park can seat over 42,000 people and for 455 straight games between 1995 and 2001, every Indians’ game was sold out. Quite an accomplishment!
Baseball fans of all ages will enjoy investigating the various locations of Progressive Field. When arriving at the page, you are able to select a location by clicking an image. Then a new window will open to begin your virtual tour. You can just sit back and let the tour automatically pan around the location, or you can take control of navigation using your mouse to rotate around or move in and out of the site. Destinations include:
  • Center Field
  • Heavy Hitters room
  • Batting Cage
  • Market Pavilion
  • Top of Center Field
  • Party Suite
  • Meeting Room
  • Bud Light Party Deck
  • Dugout Suite
  • Upper Deck
  • Heritage Park
  • Press Interview Room
  • Progressive Field Marquee Corner of E. 9th and Carnegie
  • Champions Suite
  • Tent
  • Club Lounge

After touring Progressive Field, check out the 3-D Seat Viewer at this link. You can check out the view of the ball field from any seat in the house if you are every lucky enough to be able to attend a game at the park.

Grab your popcorn, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks and enjoy your visit.

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