Posts Tagged ‘lesson’

Terrific Science Freebies

January 5th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, January 5, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Terrific Science

(www.terrificscience.org/freebies/)

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

 

This website, developed by two enthusiastic chemistry teachers named Mickey and Lynn, provides a wide assortment of free lessons and activities that teach students of all ages the scientific method through fun, hands-on investigations.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of the “Freebies” including:

  • Lesson and Lab Exchange – Get hundreds of free, downloadable science lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school students. These lessons run the gamut from teaching chemistry with glitter wands to an 8-part series on forensic science.
  • National Chemistry Week – Explore an archive of chemistry lessons and experiments offered during Chemistry Week in 2005-2008.
  • Health Science Resources – Enjoy hands-on activities that emphasize water safety, personal hygiene, indoor pollution, chemical safety, skin health, and information on drug-resistant bacteria.
  • Terrific Science Movies plus Activities – View a variety of movies (excerpts from the science teachers’ workshops) that include fun animations and activity demonstrations. Some of the movies have accompanying activity instructions.

When you’re through exploring the “Freebies,” poke around the rest of the website for additional information and resources on the art of teaching science.

12 Christmas Science Activities!

December 22nd, 2015

 

It’s Tuesday, December 22, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Science Learning Center

(sciencelearningcentres.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/12-christmas-activities-in-the-science-classroom/)

Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and all of us are too excited to focus. The National Science Learning Network Blog has come up with 12 fun and unique ways to experience seasonal science activities that are sure to keep us engaged in learning. The website has been written for classroom teachers but the activities are easily adapted for homeschooling. 

Choose activities like: 

  • Christmas Tree Buzzer Game
  • The Holly Leaf Miner investigation
  • Christmas Lights parallel and series circuits
  • Hold the front page – a fun scientific history lesson here
  • Make your own real snow
  • Christmas chromatography –  Deck the Halls
  • Just one Father Christmas? – Who are Father Christmas’s ancestors?
  • Santa’s sleigh race
  • Tracking Santa
  • Reindeer Quiz
  • How to cook the perfect turkey
  • Will Santa make it? – Santa is planning ahead for when humans colonize the rest of the Solar System

There is a lot more at this website. Check out the home page where you’ll find even more Christmas activities and many leads to more fun Math and Science activities. Bookmark this one and come often.

Discover Aminah’s World

December 19th, 2015

 

It’s Saturday, December 19, 2015, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Aminah’s World

(www.aminahsworld.org/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Discover the works of artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson at this website from the Columbus Museum of Art. Aminah’s unique art form of “combining traditional art materials with found objects and everyday materials” inspires visitors to explore new ways to create art.

Using the image map on the home page, select where you would like to begin: 

  • Meet – Explore a timeline of Aminah’s life, meet the artist and see her home studio by watching videos.
  • See – See some of the artist’s work through images often accompanied with audios narrated by the artist.
  • Understand – Learn about the special techniques the artist uses to create her artwork, also narrated by the artist.
  • Teach – Find downloadable lesson plans and other resources that not only further an understanding of the artist’s work but also “encourage students to research, document, and honor their own ancestors, families, and communities and those that are different from their own”.
  • Share – Read what others have to say about Aminah’s work and more.
  • Create your own artwork – Use the interactive application to create your own artwork in Aminah’s style and save to the online gallery or print for your own home gallery.

Visitors can also see where to go to see Animah’s work and images from her 70th birthday party. This website is sure to get your student exploring their own creativity using what they find around them.

Thanksgiving Math Activities

November 9th, 2015

 

It’s Monday, November 9, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Math Goodies/Thanksgiving

Age Range: 4-14 (Grades PreK-8, with parental supervision)

 

Math Goodies, a free math help site launched in 1998, was a pioneer of interactive math instruction and free online homework help. Today this award-winning site has over 500 pages of activities for students, educators and parents.

These interactive lessons, puzzles and worksheets are self-paced learning modules ideal for students of all ages and abilities. We thought you’d enjoy some tasty new ideas for serving up Math during the Thanksgiving season: 

  • Turkey Hunt Math
  • Fall and Thanksgiving Math Packs and Games
  • Kid Zone Math Activity Worksheets
  • Spiked Math Comic – Career Connections
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Games
  • Thanksgiving K-3 Theme Page
  • Thanksgiving Math Ideas from Pinterest
  • Thanksgiving Math Lesson Plans
  • Thanksgiving Math Worksheets
  • Turkey Math & Science Activities
  • What the Teacher Wants Math Activity

Phonemic Awareness

November 2nd, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, October 7, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

SightWords.com

(www.sightwords.com/phonemic-awareness/)

Age Range: 3-6 (Grades PreK-1, with parental supervision)

 

We typically do not focus on websites with preschool resources unless they also offer resources for older children. But knowing that reading is essential for a child’s success, in this case we are breaking the rules, so to speak. All too often, the barriers faced by children with difficulty reading outweigh their desire to read and, without proper guidance, they never overcome them.

This website has just introduced new curriculum for teaching Phonemic Awareness (also called Pre-Phonics) to children. The website is packed with games, activities, and tools to help parents and educators prepare children for learning to read. The free and printable materials are designed to promote learning in the classroom and also at home.

Use the menu to locate the free curriculum. This is a comprehensive curriculum for teaching phonemic awareness, including lesson plans with scope and sequence, and offers classroom-tested lessons based on the latest research, complete with “how-to” videos. You’ll also find teaching tips for presenting and planning the lessons as well as printable picture cards, word lists, and game boards. They include confidence builders, extension suggestions, and variations and tips for scaling the activity from one child to several and vice versa.

Print and compile these in a binder to use over and over as your children develop a love of reading.

Free Pumpkin Math Activities

November 2nd, 2015

 

It’s Monday, October 5, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Websites:

See below.

Age Range: Varies; see below (children with parental supervision).


It’s pumpkin season! You can use pumpkins to demonstrate many math concepts. Here are a few ideas:

 

Pumpkin Math

This site offers some simple math activities for grades K-2 that use a pumpkin for practicing estimation, learning about circumference, and counting.

Testing Hypotheses About Pumpkins

This site offers a variety of free lessons using pumpkins to help students (about ages 8-14) learn about estimation and testing predictions. Do larger pumpkins have more seeds than smaller pumpkins? Is there a relationship between a pumpkin’s size and the number of seeds it contains? See all of the hands-on pumpkin math activities offered.

Pumpkin Problems

At this site you will find 4 arithmetic problems with multiple choice answers that test basic math skills.

Preschool Plan It

This page includes preschool lesson plans, activities and Interest Learning Center ideas.

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