Posts Tagged ‘solar system’

Free Science Videos for Kids

September 6th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, September 6, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

NeoK12: Educational Videos for Kids

(www.neok12.com/)

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

 

This website archives educational videos from across the Internet in one place. The videos are terrific learning tools that explain and illustrate the wonders of science to kids in grades K-12.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of main categories that includes: 

  • Physical Science – Watch videos about the atom, electricity, gravity, laws of motion, magnetism, relativity, state of matter, and more.
  • Chemistry – View videos on acids and bases, the periodic table, organic chemistry, etc.
  • Life Science – See films on wildlife, insects, marine animals, plants, cell division, photosynthesis, pollination and more.
  • Human Body – Watch information on the circulatory system, digestive system, respiratory system, nervous system, skeletal system and more.
  • Earth & Space – Enjoy videos about comets, galaxies, the moon, the solar system, deserts, forests, glaciers, oceans, seasons, volcanoes, and more.

You’ll also find a selection of videos on other subjects such as Social Studies, Health, Math, English, etc. 

Note: This site explains that all of the videos listed are reviewed for appropriate content for children. Nevertheless, we recommend that parents AS ALWAYS preview every film to be certain the content is suitable for your own family.

Bookmark this site to use it as a learning resource again and again.

Dig into Big History

June 9th, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, June 9, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Big History Project

(school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive)

Age Range: 13-18 (Grades 8-12, with parental supervision)

 

Created by Professor of History at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, David Christian, sponsored by Bill Gates, and maintained by the Big History Project LLC, this website provides an online, Common Core, C3, state and National World History Standards aligned course covering history from the Big Bang until now.

In order to access and use the course, visitors must register for a free teacher account. Once you have confirmed your registration and log in, be sure to go through the “Teaching Big History” unit to understand the scope and spectrum of the course and how to use it. The Teacher Guide PDF provides an excellent overview of the program and its implementation. Part of setting up your teacher’s account is to also set up your students by providing them with a special classroom code to join your “class”. Once they have joined your class, you as the teacher, will be able to use your admin panel to see their grades on their quizzes and tests, prepare your lessons, and much more. The teacher and student accounts have different views of the website. The teacher has access to all the admin tools as well as special notes within the units that are not visible to the student.

The types of content included in a unit include: 

  • lecture videos
  • text
  • activities, investigations, and projects
  • infographics
  • images galleries

The units of study include: 

  • What Is Big History?
  • The Big Bang
  • Stars and Elements
  • Our Solar System and Earth
  • Life
  • Early Humans
  • Agriculture and Civilization
  • Expansion and Interconnection
  • Acceleration
  • The Future

According to the information on the website, some schools use this course in place of a standard World History course. This must-see website provides everything you would need for a complete, 150-hour course of study.

American Museum of Natural History’s “Ology”

March 8th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, March 8, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

American Museum of Natural History’s “Ology”

(www.amnh.org/ology/)

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

 

The suffix “ology” refers to the study or a particular field or academic discipline. At this website sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History you can explore archaeology, marine biology, paleontology, and other fields of science such as genetics, astronomy, biodiversity, earth science, physics and more!

When you get to the site, you may be overwhelmed with all of the fun choices. On the left of the screen, the “Find Stuff to See and Do” link will bring you to the list of programs found at the museum along with links to other resources.

In the center of the main menu, explore some of the fields of science. There will be links for games, stories, hands-on activities and videos

  • Astronomy – Go on a solar system scavenger hunt.
  • Biodiversity – Play a game to learn about the plants and animals in an African rain forest.
  • Earth – Grow rock candy and meet some geologists.
  • Physics – Learn more about Albert Einstein.
  • Genetics – Become a DNA detective or take a mystery photo challenge.
  • Marine Biology – Journey to deep sea vents.
  • Paleontology – Meet T. Rex and the strange members of his family tree.
  • Water – Solve story puzzles to find out how things live in the Arctic.
  • Archaeology – See if you can find the lost Spanish mission.

There are many engaging educational games and activities to bring out the “Ologist” in you!

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.

Free Geography Map Games

May 28th, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, May 28, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Seterra (http://online.seterra.net/)

 

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website provides over 100 challenging geography map games that help students drill countries, states, regions, provinces, capitals, cities, bodies of water, mountains and much more.
When arriving at the link, select the language in which you would play the games. On the next page, choose from the game selections on the page sorted by geographic location. Once a game is selected, wait for the map to load and a timer will start. Hover your mouse over the map to reveal the location to find. Click on the correct location indicated on the map. If the correct location is selected it will turn a different color. If the wrong location is selected, the correct name will appear and you will need to try again. After you have tried incorrectly 3 times the correct answer is indicated with a flashing red dot which you need to select to continue the game. When you have completed the game a pop up window appears with your score and the time it took to complete. You can also select to post your score on Facebook or Twitter. Click ok, then use your back button or select the text link “Seterra Online – Free Map Quiz Games” to return the game menu.

In addition to the geographic locations of North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia, there are the following games in “The World” selection: 

  • Parts of the World
  • Large Countries
  • Islands
  • Mountains and Volcanoes
  • Oceans, Seas and Lakes
  • The 25 Largest Cities
  • Latitudes and Longitudes
  • The Solar System: Planets
This website can be used on your home computer or on your iPhone or iPad when you are on the go as long as you have an internet connection. Be sure to bookmark this one as a go-to resource for your geography studies.

PlanetQuest (CSAW)

October 28th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, October 28, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

NASA: PlanetQuest Timeline

 

Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 3-Adult; children, with parental supervision)

 

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers a multi-media historic timeline of the discovery of planets in our solar system and in others. Turn on your speakers to hear the narration as you watch the video slide show.

Then, visit the main PlanetQuest website with a dazzling array of astronomical science, technology, and incredible multi-media space-themed games, simulations, movies and virtual tours!

There’s something for everyone here – a description simply doesn’t do it justice. This one earns a ClickSchooling Award (CSAW) for excellence in blending technology with education.
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