It’s Thursday, February 13, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, approximately, with parental supervision)
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It’s Tuesday, February 4, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 10-13 (designed for middle school students, with parental supervision)
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes:
There is much more material for classroom teachers provided at this site. Much of it can be tweaked to suit homeschoolers.
Hi! It’s Tuesday, December 3, 2013, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision )
This website, sponsored by the Energy Information Administration, provides free energy-related lessons, printables, games, and activities designed for classroom use in grades K-12. They can be tweaked for use in the homeschool environment.
When you get to the website you’ll see a menu under the banner “For Teachers” that includes:
Once you’ve explored the “For Teachers” section check out the menu in the left margin of the page that offers:
*What is Energy? – Learn energy basics including its forms, how it’s measured, and what it has to do with the periodic table of elements.
*Energy Sources – Discover renewable and non-renewable energy, electricity, hydrogen, and the latest energy stats.
*Using & Saving Energy – Learn how energy is used at home, work, in industry, transportation, and more.
*History of Energy – Check out the time line of energy inventions including Coal, Electricity, Ethanol, Geothermal, Hydropower, Natural Gas, Oil, Wind, and more. You can also read biographies of people who developed scientific breakthroughs with energy including Celsius, Curie, Edison, Einstein, Faraday, Joule, Marconi, Newton, Oppenheimer and more.
*Games & Activities – Enjoy riddles, puzzles, science experiments, and take a quiz to test your energy IQ.
Hi! It’s Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 13-19 (middle and high school, with parental supervision)
ClickScholar Brett suggested this website developed by Twin Cities Public Television with the support of 3M. This brand new, free web and mobile service is designed to improve teens’ understanding of and interest in science through a collection of the very best the web has to offer in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (or STEM).
As explained at the website, “You and your students can get answers to science questions, browse cool images, watch great videos, play fun games, and discover great hands-on activities. All of the content has been curated and vetted by a team of experts. Each topic has a mix of easy, medium, and challenging articles, and multiple videos. Sparticl can be used in the classroom, after school, and at home.”
When you get to the site, you’ll see a welcome message and some featured science videos, games, and articles. Use the horizontal menu near the top of the page to access the science behind:
*Living Things – Includes Life Science Basics, Mammals, Aquatic Life, Bugs & Worms, Retiles & Amphibians, Plants, Birds, and Microbes & Fungi.
*Matter & Energy – Learn Physics Basics, Chemistry Basics, Materials Science, Energy, Forces & Motions, Sound & Waves, Light & Electricity, and Particle Physics.
*Tech & Invention – Get the scoop on Gadgets & Inventions, Biotech, Computers, Engineering, and Transportation.
*Body & Brain – Explore the latest in Health & Medicine, the Human Body, Food & Nutrition, Genetics & Heredity, and Mind & Behavior.
*Earth & Space – Discover the Solar System, Universe, Dynamic Earth, Ecology & Environment, Biomes & Ecosystems, Oceans & Water, Atmosphere & Weather, Landforms & Geology, and Rocks & Minerals.
*Explore – Access the latest science News, learn about Dinosaurs & Fossils, Natural Disasters, Everyday Science, and much more!
This is a remarkable resource. Bookmark it to return often!
Hi! It’s Tuesday, April 30, 2013, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 9-14 (Desined with grades 4-9 in mind, with parental supervision. Students of all ages will enjoy aspects of this site)
Leonardo da Vinci died on May 2, 1519. Born in 1452, he painted the Mona Lisa, invented the diving bell, and designed the airplane, helicopter and parachute. The Boston Museum of Science offers this free online exhibit with activities to explore the life, times, and scientific inventions of DaVinci.
When you get to the site you’ll see an introduction and a menu that includes:
*Inventor’s Workshop – Explore Leonardo’s fascination with machines and how they work including:
You’ll also learn about Leonardo’s interest in gadgets. Use your imagination to sketch a gadget and invent a useful machine. Take a quiz to see if you can identify Leonardo’s machines from his sketches.
*Leonardo’s Perspective – Discover painting in the Middle Ages and learn about techniques of linear perspective. Become Leonardo’s virtual apprentice to play with size and distance and investigate aerial perspective.
*Leonardo: Right to Left – Find out how to do “mirror writing” and generate a hypotheses about da Vinci’s reasons for writing backwards.
*What, Where, When? – Take a virtual tour of Italy in the 15th century and find out what life was like in Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice.
This is an engaging online presentation that demonstrates how Leonardo da Vinci creatively applied the scientific method in every aspect of life.