Posts Tagged ‘riddles’

Free Energy Lessons, Printables, & Activities for K-12

December 3rd, 2013

Hi! It’s Tuesday, December 3, 2013, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Energy Kids

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:

  • Lesson Plans for grades K-3, 4-7, 6-9, and 9-12
  • Teacher Guide with tips on extension activities
  • Career Corner to explore jobs in the Energy field
  • Science Fair Experiments
  • Field Trips with ideas for taking trips to power plants, etc.
  • Related Links to resources and energy websites

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.

Fun Math Games & Printables for Kids

March 18th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Monday, March 18, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Kids Math Games

Age Range: 5-13 (approximately, with parental supervision)

I stumbled upon this ad-supported website that offers a wide variety of free, online, interactive math games, printable worksheets and quizzes, video tutorials and more! This colorful site is user-friendly and engaging. Most kids will be enticed to try a game or two, or three, or more. 

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and the featured math topics that include:

  • Numbers – Fun challenges related to numbers, patterns, fractions, decimals, etc.
  • Geometry – Learn about shapes, grids, weights, angles, rotation, and more.
  • Facts – Read interesting math facts and trivia.
  • Videos – Watch educational clips that teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and more.
  • Printable Worksheets – Includes addition, multiplication, fractions, etc.
  • Pictures – See math photos, images, and diagrams.
  • Printable Quizzes – Test your knowledge of division, decimals, money, basic algebra and more!

You’ll also find logic games, math riddles, board games, and math puzzles.This is a terrific resource that will enhance learning math. Bookmark it, to return often.

Free Easter Books!

April 4th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Wednesday April 4, 2012 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Easter is almost here! You may enjoy these free, Easter-themed online books for kids

Recommended Websites:
See Below

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

*21 Easter Activities for Kids
Get a free, downloadable Easter-themed activity book. It contains games, riddles, Easter Word Sudoku and other Word Puzzles, Math Puzzles, Easter Poems, Easter Crafts and more! Print it out and take it along in the car on Easter and Spring Break road trips! 

*Easter: The King James Version for children with beautiful illustrations by Jan Pienkowski

*The Tale of Peter Rabbit By Beatrix Potter
A beloved, illustrated children’s classic that you can read aloud online.

*The Adventurous Bunny and Easter Island
A wonderful online tale of the mis-adventures of a lovable bunny at Easter time.

 

Fun Science with Bird Games & Activities

March 27th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, March 27, 2012 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Audubon: Just For Kids
 
Age Range: 6-12 (with parental supervision)

The National Audubon Society’s mission is “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.”  At their website, they offer a kids’ section filled with games and activities that teach children about birds and other animals.

When you get to the site you’ll see a selection of activities that include:

*Green Scene – Solve riddles that test your knowledge about ecology as it relates to air, health, water, energy, land, and wildlife.

*The Game Place – Play games that teach about bird species and their songs, as well as bird migration.

*Video & Live Cams – Enjoy live streaming from cameras trained on a Hummingbird nest and Barn Owl nest. Watch a variety of wildlife video clips that include a bat, bobcat, cougar, fox, hawk, and more!

*State Bird Department – Do you know the name of your state bird? Find out here!

When you’re through exploring the “Just For Kids” section of this site, use the menu at the top of the screen for more in-depth information on birds, conservation efforts, and more.

 

Fun Metric Math Activities!

August 15th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Monday, August 15, 2011 and time for Math at
ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
National Institute of Standards & Technology

Age Range: 6 and up (with parental supervision)

The National Institute of Standards & Technology sponsors this website that offers free activities and printable resources to help students of all ages understand metric measurement.

When you get to the site you’ll see a measurement-themed word search puzzle and a menu with hidden pictures, riddles, word scrambles, and crossword puzzles. In addition, you will find some great learning and measurement conversion tools including:

*Metric Measures – Includes a free downloadable Metric Pyramid that you can print and cut out and then fold into the shape of a pyramid. It contains metric equivalents for common measurements. Look for “Metric Fast Facts for Sports” with interesting metric equivalency comparisons. Make a recipe for “Metric Chocolate Chip Cookies” and learn how metric measurement is used in the kitchen.

*Snapshots in Time – Discover some of the historical events that led to the development of measurement standards – from a terrible fire, to tampering with President Wilson’s wax Presidential seal, to the colors of traffic lights.

*A Tall To Small Tale – Go on a hunt to find 20 prefixes that describe how big or small something is, no matter what you are measuring!

Don’t miss the NIST Virtual Museum where you can explore an exhibits on the “Standardization of Women’s Clothing” and “Quantum Voltage Standards and Superconductivity.” 

This is a a fun and interesting way to demystify metric measurement.

Fun Metric Conversion Activities for Kids!

May 23rd, 2011

Hi!  It’s Monday, May 23, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
NIST: Taking America’s Measure

Age Range: 8-15 (approximately, with parental guidance)

The National Institute of Standards & Technology sponsors this website designed to help kids understand the need for standardized forms of measurement like the Metric System through fun activities such as word searches, riddles, and crossword puzzles. In addition, you will find some great learning and measurement conversion tools.

When you get to the site you will see a word search puzzle and a menu of activities. Click on any menu item and a new page opens to reveal that activity. Don’t miss:

*Metric Measures – Includes a free downloadable “Metric Pyramid” that you can print out and fold into a pyramid that contains metric equivalents for common measurements. Make a recipe for “Metric Chocolate Chip Cookies” and learn how metric measurement is used in the kitchen. Find out everything you need to know about the Metric System for everyday life, and check out the links to FREE metric conversion tools on the Net.
 
*Snapshots in Time – Discover some of the historical events that led to the development of measurement standards – from a terrible fire, to tampering with President Wilson’s wax Presidential seal, to the colors of traffic lights.

*A Tall To Small Tale – Go on a hunt to find 20 prefixes that describe how big or small something is, no matter what you are measuring!

*What’s Your Nano IQ? – Take a fun quiz to test your knowledge of Nano measurements.

The activities and information at this site demystify measurement in a fun and interesting way.

 

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