Posts Tagged ‘interactive’

Explore the Taj Mahal

September 11th, 2015
It’s Friday, September 11, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Explore the Taj Mahal
Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision).
Today’s website offers a virtual tour of India’s famed world wonder, the Taj Mahal. Built between 1632-1643 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is a tomb and shrine to the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
When you get to the site you will see what looks to be a commercial website – simply click on the words “Explore the Taj Mahal” to get to the virtual tour page.

When the new screen opens, you will see a map of the layout of the Taj Mahal. Place your cursor over any of the pin-points on the map and a text image pops up explaining what it is. Click on it, and the panoramic view screen below the map changes to show you that section of the Taj Mahal. Be sure to click on the “narrator” icon next to the panoramic view screen title to hear about what you are viewing. Each time the panoramic view changes to show another section of the Taj Mahal there are additional images below the panoramic screen that change to show more detail of the area you are viewing as well. Click on these images as well to see and hear more. This is a very interactive site – and it may take a few minutes to get acclimated to how to use all of the features to fully see and appreciate the amazing intricate detail and architectural beauty of the Taj Mahal.

Free Molecular Investigations for Students

September 8th, 2015
It’s Tuesday, September 8, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
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Molecular Expressions: Powers of 10
Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 3-adult; children with parental supervision)
This website offers free activities that allow students to explore the fascinating world of optical microscopy through amazing color photographs. You’ll see images of the cellular levels of everything from hamburgers to superconductors.
When you get to the site, you will see a brief introduction that explains that you are about to take a virtual journey from the Milky Way to the microscopic world. In successive orders of magnitude, journey from the Milky Way Galaxy “into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.” When you are through watching the display, use the menu on the left side of the screen to explore: 
  • Optics Timeline – See highlights of important events and developments in the science of optics from prehistory to the beginning of the 21st century.
  • Student Activities – Investigate light, optics, and color with an assortment of online activities. Discover more about:
    • Animal Vision
    • Eclipses
    • Cameras and Photography
    • Binoculars, Periscopes, & Kaleidoscopes
    • 3D Images & Holograms
  • Tutorials – Access a curriculum resource package for elementary grade students that combines scientific inquiry, hands-on and interactive computer-based instruction, text, and animated manipulatives for a variety of learning experiences. Some of the activities include:
    • Newton’s Prism Experiments
    • Refraction of Light
    • Microscope Magnification
    • Optical Illusions
    • Human Vision
You can also explore digital video galleries to learn more about digital microscopes and the spectrum of applications. The content on this site is massive, so bookmark it to return often.

Fun Grammar Lessons, Videos, & Activities

September 4th, 2015


It’s Wednesday, August 5, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!


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Age Range: 7 and up (Grades 2 to adult; children with parental supervision)


This commercial website provides really entertaining videos, e-books, and interactive games designed to help kids learn the parts of speech and grammar. You have to pay to access to all of the programs on the site BUT there is plenty of free content that your children will enjoy as well.
When you get to the site, you’ll see a changing/sliding welcome message and below it some links to explanations about the program, followed by a menu where you can explore samples of the books, videos, quizzes, and games that are included in the “Grammaropolis” program.

The easiest way to explore the free grammar content is to use the horizontal menu buttons at the top of the home page. Place your cursor over each button to see what topic it covers including: 

  • Nouns – Learn about common nouns, proper nouns, concrete nouns, and abstract, compound, and collective nouns.
  • Verbs – Discover action verbs along with transitive, intransitive, and linking verbs.
  • Adjectives – Find out about possessive, demonstrative, interrogative, comparative, and superlative adjectives. Learn about articles, too!
  • Adverbs – Explore adverbs, adverb clauses, and comparative and superlative adverbs.
  • Pronouns – Learn about subjective and objective personal pronouns. Study possessive, interrogative, demonstrative, indefinite, intensive, reflexive, and relative pronouns.
  • Conjunctions – Find out how conjunctions join words, phrases, and clauses in a sentence. Learn about coordinating, subordinating, and correlative conjunctions.
  • Learn how to identify and use prepositions and interjections, too!
Click on any topic and a new screen opens where you can take an animated mini-tutorial. Just click on the arrows to scroll to each new page. Scroll down below the invitation to “join today” to choose from free: 
  • Books
  • Videos
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Apps
This multimedia resource developed by a classroom teacher and is appealing to a variety of learning styles. The free content here is a great way to introduce parts of speech or review them.

The Electric Ben Franklin

September 4th, 2015


It’s Tuesday, July 28, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


The Electric Ben Franklin



Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)


This ad-supported website offers a wealth of information and fun trivia on the subject of Benjamin Franklin!
When you get to the website, use the menu on the left side of the screen to explore: 
  • A Timeline of Franklin’s Life with notable historic events and achievement
  • Franklin’s Inventions – including bifocal glasses, electricity, the lightning rod, a Franklin stove, a map of the Gulf Stream, swim fins, odometer – and find out what he didn’t invent too!
  • Franklin’s Entire Autobiography including an account of his famous kite experiment
You can also read an original work of historical fiction called Temple’s Diary in which a 15-year-old boy discovers that he is the grandson of Benjamin Franklin!
Explore Philadelphia and Franklin’s old haunts. Read his wise and wonderful sayings. You’ll even find experiments to do at home along with interactive games that help to explain the concepts of Franklin’s many discoveries.

This is a wonderful unit study online that will appeal to the whole family – don’t miss it!

Note: This website is part of the larger site. Be sure to visit the home page to see all that this site has to offer.

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

September 2nd, 2015


It’s Tuesday, July 21, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


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.

Online Math Activities & Lessons for K-8

September 2nd, 2015


It’s Monday, July 20, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


AAA Math (


Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)


What an incredible resource for developing basic math skills from counting to geometry! This site has page after page of information on every math strand and includes explanations of math processes, interactive online drill and practice work that you can tweak to create random math problems, and challenge games to keep your students on their toes.
When you get to the site you can click on a grade level or a math topic. If you click on a grade level you will find a menu of math problems and activities that are typically taught at that grade level. If you click on a math topic you will find lessons, drills, games, and activities along with websites to teach and reinforce learning for that particular math strand.

This is really an incredible resource that you’ll want to bookmark and visit many times.