Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Let’s Get Some Exercise!

April 5th, 2016


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


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BAM! (Body and Mind) – Physical Activity


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


Most kids these days aren’t active enough. Here’s an innovative website to help your kids stay healthy and get enough exercise.

Here’s what you will find at this website: 

  • Activity Calendar – Select activities you’d like to do, and schedule them into your week. This handy calendar is printable, so you can check off each activity as it is completed.
  • Activity Cards – Here you can learn the rules for many different sports. Which one would you like to learn next?
  • “I Heard” Hurdle Race – Answer all of the questions correctly, and your athlete will clear all the hurdles. If you miss any, you can go back and try for a better result. This game is short, so it won’t make you lose sight of the goal, which is to actually go out and get moving!
  • Meeting the Challenge – Read about successful athletes who have overcome major challenges (disabilities).
  • Motion Commotion – Take a short profile quiz to help you get into activities you will like.

Bonus: Get some advice from the Xperts on how to stay physically active.

Check out the other health-related sections of this site: Diseases, Food and Nutrition, Your Safety, Your Life, and Your Body.

Remembering the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire

March 24th, 2016


It’s Thursday, March 24, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

The 1911 Triangle Factory Fire


Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)


This website from the Cornell University, IRL School, and Kheel Center not only provides visitors with insight into the fire, but also access to online versions of primary resources for deeper examination.

During the Industrial Revolution, when many factory working conditions were deplorable and inhumane to its employees, a fire broke out on March 25, 1911 at the Triangle Waist Factory in New York City, claiming the lives of 146 people, most of who were under the age of 25. This historical incident led to significant changes in the labor code of New York State and the implementation of fire safety measures that served as a model for the whole country.

When arriving at the site, choose from the following to start your investigation: 

  • Learn about the Fire
    • Read the story of the fire
    • Review original text documents
    • Listen to and read interviews of survivors and witnesses
    • View photographs and illustrations
  • Gain Perspective
    • View a timeline of events
    • Explore a model of the 9th floor
  • Research Further
    • Find bibliographic resources
    • High school students: Get tips on using primary sources
  • Commemoration
    • Remember the victims
    • Final six victims identified
    • Learn about reforms and outcomes of the fire’s legacy
    • Triangle fire commemoration events

After selecting your first destination, use the upper menu to navigate to other portions of the website. Select the “Primary Sources” link to see a list of links to testimonials, letters, reports, newspaper and magazine articles, and much more.

Select the “Supplemental Resources” link to locate the timeline, a model of the 9th floor, tips for students and more. On the “Tips for Students” page, find the “Resources for Teachers” link on the right sidebar for ideas for other resources to locate for instructional materials.

This website would make a good additional resource for your studies not only about the Industrial Revolution but also labor laws and fire safety as well.

Literature on “Kiddie Records”

February 17th, 2016


It’s Wednesday, February 17, 2016, and time for Language Arts 
at ClickSchooling!


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Age Range: All (Everyone can enjoy this – children with parental supervision)


This website offers a treasure trove of recorded children’s stories and literature from the 1940’s and 1950’s that you can download or listen to for free online, as you browse the books with original illustrations!

Kiddie Records began as a year-long project to celebrate the golden age of children’s records by offering a story each week. The project lasted through 2009 and now, the stories are all archived online. As explained at the website, “Many of the recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions on major record labels and featured big time celebrities and composers.”

When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured stories. Use the horizontal menu at the top of the screen and click on each year from 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 to access the stories that include titles such as: 

  • Story of Robin Hood
  • Cinderella
  • Hopalong Cassidy
  • The Selfish Giant
  • 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
  • Peter Pan
  • Tubby the Tuba
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
  • The Little Engine That Could
  • Paul Bunyan
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  • Thumbelina

And many, many more! There are even stories about manners and safety, and sing-along songs too. Thanks to this website, these old treasures can now be shared with today’s generation online.

Terrific Science Freebies

January 5th, 2016


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


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Terrific Science


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.

Tour the Lake Oswego Fire Department

November 2nd, 2015


It’s Friday, October 2, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Lake Oswego Fire Department


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


The second week in October is National Fire Prevention Week. Use this website to tour firefighting equipment and a fire station in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

When arriving at today’s link, choose from 6 different tours

  • Fire Engine Virtual Tour
  • Apparatus Bay Virtual Bay
  • Inside Fire Engine Cab Virtual Tour
  • Antique Fire Engine Virtual Tour – Lake Oswego’s first Pumper, a 1923 GMC
  • Firefighter Quarters Virtual Tour
  • Firefighter Workout Room Virtual Tour

Click on your desired ‘tour’ and a new window opens to reveal a 3D image that you can navigate around. Be sure to move your mouse slowly, or the image will spin.

When you are finished looking at the tours, learn about the history of the Lake Oswego Fire Department by selecting the “History” link on the sidebar. Click the plus sign beside the “Safety” link then select “Fire Safe Kids” to find links to fun activities from the NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association). Select the “Safety Brochures” option to find a printable Home Fire Escape Planning Kit.

Get your National Fire Prevention Week studies off to a great start with the resources available at this site.

Free Online Science Labs

July 7th, 2015


It’s Tuesday, July 7, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!


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SEED Science



Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)


This website is sponsored by the non-profit foundation called SEED (Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development), to support teachers, parents and other mentors with resources to help students learn about technology and science with regard to global issues, such as water, energy, climate change, and much more. SEED offers free science resources including informative articles, lab experiments, as well as math puzzles and games.
When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured resources. Use the menu on the left side of the home page to explore: 
  • Articles – Enjoy science articles (that can easily be used as lessons) on topics such as: Air & Space, Earth Science, Health & Safety, Energy, Water, and more. Place your cursor over the topics to see a drop-down menu of related articles. All of the articles include fascinating information and are linked to experiments students can do to demonstrate the concepts covered in the articles.
  • Laboratory – This online lab provides students with the materials list (includes common household items and materials available at a pharmacy or hardware store) and instructions for conducting experiments to learn more about Air & Space, Earth Science, Electricity & Magnetism, Properties of Liquids, and Energy. Click on any topic and see a drop-down menu of experiments. For example, students can build a personal seismograph or build their own star! There are Teacher’s Notes, as well as examples of results.
  • Math Puzzles – Sharpen your math skills with fun puzzles and games that include arithmetic, probability, algebraic thinking, geometry, topology, logic, and more.
All of the resources are available in a variety of languages too, just look for the language menu at the top of the page.

You can also purchase science kits, books, and games from the online store, but no purchase is necessary to access the free resources mentioned above.

There is a lot of content here, so bookmark the site to return often.