Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

Learn the BackStory with the American History Guys

October 2nd, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, October 2, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

BackStory with the American History Guys

 

Age Range: 12 and up (Grades 7-12, with parental supervision)

 

At this website, visitors can listen as historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, Brian Balogh and others explore the historical connections of past events on present day happenings.
BackStory with the American History Guys is a public radio program and podcast from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Visitors can listen online to archived episodes, subscribe to the podcasts, or locate a radio station in their area that runs the show.
When you arrive at the site, you may choose to listen to the most recent show or select the “Show Archives” link to search for a specific show. You may search by year or by topic. Some of the topics covered include:
  • Political History
  • Economic History
  • Military History
  • Women’s History
  • Social History
  • Legal History
  • Presidential History
  • Religious History
  • Labor History
  • Native American History
  • Media History
  • Medicine
  • History of Technology
  • Environment
  • Holidays
  • And much more

Each episode is about one hour long and can be listened to either online or downloaded as an MP3 to take with you on the go. When you arrive at the episode page, you will see the sound file at the top of the page. There is a brief text explanation of the episode under which you will find a section of tabbed items that could include:

  • Segments – a topical breakdown of the broadcast to listen to specific sections
  • Guest List – information about the guests on the show
  • Resources – resource links for further exploration of the subject matter
  • Music – links to listen to the various musical selections used in the show
  • Transcript – text of the audio segments

While this program is not specifically targeted to students, there is a lot to be learned from these program audios that may spark interesting conversations and encourage further research.

Free Math TV Tutorials & More

June 30th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, June 30, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

LearnersTV

 

Age Range: 12-18+ (Middle School, High School, and Beyond, children with parental supervision)

 

LearnersTV.com provides free video and audio lectures of entire courses (delivered by faculty members from renowned universities worldwide) in the fields of:
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Management and Accounting

In some cases, interactive animations add a visual component and are used to help you better understand concepts. You can also take online timed tests that provide “instant feedback and explanations to help learners around the globe.”

When you get to the site just click on the subject of interest; for example, click on “Maths” and a new page opens with a menu of math courses in:
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Click on any of those topics and another menu opens where you can click a specific class or lecture within that category. There is a lot of content here, and more is loaded to the site every day. Bookmark this one to return often.

Sparticl – Science for Teens!

October 22nd, 2013

Hi! It’s Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Sparticle.org

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!

Science Podcasts, News, Experiments, & More!

September 24th, 2013

It’s Tuesday, September 24, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

The Naked Scientists

Age Range: 10 and up (with parental supervision; younger children may enjoy aspects of this site)

The name of this website, TheNakedScientists.com, alludes to the desire of a group of media-savvy physicians and researchers (from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom) to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. The site provides free podcasts, news, and articles about every branch of science plus easy experiments you can do in your kitchen to help you enjoy science and have fun with it.

When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured resources. Click on any one of interest to jump right in and get started. Or use the horizontal menu at the top of the page that includes:

*Articles – Access interesting and informative articles that explain the science (including biology, chemistry, math, medicine, physics, technology, etc.), behind everyday things.  Read provocative titles such as:  Can a mother’s diet affect her baby’s genes?  Can my dog give me diarrhea?  A Traveler’s Guide to Bed Bugs!

*Podcasts – Listen to radio programs about science that are designed to teach as they entertain. Topics include Astronomy, Genetics, Neuroscience, and more. You can listen on the website, or download the mp3s to your computer.

*Kitchen Science – Get instructions to conduct a variety of science experiments using common, household materials that teach about chemistry, nature, physics, substances (gasses, liquids, etc.), and more!

*News – Learn about the latest discoveries and theories in every field of science.

*Questions – Get answers to intriguing questions such as: Why does the sense of smell heighten during pregnancy? Will technology increase the social divide? How much damage can a penny dropped from a height do? What is vertigo? Will listening to Mozart make you brainier?

There is a vast amount of content archived at this website. Bookmark the stie, as you’ll want to return often to explore it all.

London Science Museum Online!

August 13th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, August 13, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Science Museum

Age Range: 9-18+ (There is more content here for older elementary through high school grades. Younger children and non-readers may enjoy aspects of the site with parental guidance. AS ALWAYS, preview the topics to determine suitability of content.)

This website is an online version of the Science Museum in London, England. When you get to the site you’ll see some featured exhibits that you can explore. Use the vertical menu on the left side of the page to view the different science SUBJECTS offered including:

  • Physics and Math
  • Space
  • Transport
  • Current Science
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Everyday Things
  • Medicine & Biology
  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Communications and Computing

Click on any topic and a new page opens with a menu of online exhibits presented with interesting text and photographs of exhibit pieces.

You can also use the vertical menu to explore:

*People – Read the biographies of men and women who have advanced science, technology, engineering, and medicine throughout human history.

*Museum Objects – Discover science artifacts of yesteryear.

*Games – Access an arcade of online games that improve science literacy.

*Science News from Antenna – Listen to broadcasts about the latest science innovations.

Bookmark this site because you’ll never be able to experience the volume of content here in just one visit. 

 

Try Science with Experiments & Adventures!

August 6th, 2013

It’s Tuesday, August 6, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Try Science

Age Range: 5-18 (Designed for grades K-12, with parental supervision.)

Sponsored by the New York Hall of Science, this website provides science activities for families worldwide. If offers a search engine that helps you find local science museums, nature centers and botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, and more. Best of all, when you get to the site you can explore the three main features that include:

*Experiments – Enjoy fun and engaging online and offline science activities in Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Space Sciences, Technology & Engineering, Chemistry, Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, and more!

*Field Trips – Use the search engine on the home page to find science-themed field trip destinations near you. Or, take a video field trip to enjoy interactive exhibits at five different science museum.

*Adventures – If your kids enjoy video games, they’ll love this feature that allows them to become virtual Star Trek cadets and explore engineering at the Starfleet Academy. They can also virtually compete in the Extreme Challenge that includes seven courses in four sports – mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and snowboarding. Apply the science behind the sport to beat the challenge time and earn each course medal.

Be sure to click on “The Teacher Page” to get tips for using the site with students and to access “PowerUp” an environmental 3-D Game that “allows students to experience the excitement and the diversity of modern engineering while saving the earth from disaster.”

These fun hands-on science activities are based on national science and mathematics education standards to promote science literacy through four key ideas:

  1. Science education is for every child.
  2. Science is around you in your life every day.
  3. Parents and families can make a huge difference helping their children with science education.
  4. Science is a lot of fun!

 

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