Posts Tagged ‘space’

Take a Virtual Field Trip to Hawaii

August 10th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, August 10, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtually Hawaii

(satftp.soest.hawaii.edu/space/hawaii/virtual.field.trips.html)

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

 

Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21, 1959. Visit the islands online with this virtual field trip.

After reading the introduction, select the island to visit by clicking on one of the images on the left had side of the page. Through images and text tour the islands of: 

  • Oahu
  • Big Island
  • Maui
  • Kahoolawe
  • Molokai
  • Kauai

Each island has a choice of tours available – some use clickable maps to reach a destination, others have downloadable movies of aerial views. When the tour opens, read through the text and click on the images for larger views. When finished with these tours, select the “Go to VH Home Page” and locate the “NEW radar images” in the right hand upper paragraph to see radar images of the islands.

We did find that this site appears to be an older website that may not be maintained and a few of the links did not work, but there is still plenty of great information and images available making it worth a look-see.

Study Spanish for Free

August 4th, 2018

 

It’s Saturday, August 4, 2018, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

123 Teach Me: Spanish for Children

(www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/spanish_for_children)

Age Range: 7-13 (Grades 2-8, with parental supervision)

 

This section of the larger 123 Teach Me website provides lessons, games, quizzes, videos and more for kids who are learning Spanish.

Older students can visit the home page to find resources for learning Spanish geared more towards their age level. For the purposes of this review we are focusing on the Spanish for Children page

When arriving at the kids’ page, there is a colorful menu with the following options: 

  • Spanish Games for Kids – Students can choose from 12 different games to learn and practice their Spanish. Be sure to have your Flash enabled to play the games.
  • Games for Younger Kids – Younger children can play simpler games such as Memory, Spanish Bingo, Space Invader and more to learn Spanish vocabulary.
  • Flashcard & Vocabulary – digital flash card and activities for learning vocabulary
  • Spanish Alphabet for Kids – Learn the letters of the Spanish alphabet with visuals and audios as well as sample words that begin with the letter.
  • Alphabet Videos & Quizzes – a couple of alphabet song videos, as well as letter flashcards and quizzes
  • Music Videos for Kids – YouTube videos of Spanish songs that also provide the words in Spanish and English
  • Quizzes for Kids – Students can test themselves with matching games, word searches and more.
  • Short Stories + Quizzes – video presentations in Spanish of classic tales such as Midas the King, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Lion and the Mouse, and more. Each video includes the text of the story in Spanish and English and an interactive quiz.
  • Audio Short Stories – similar to the Short Stories + Quizzes section, audios include the text in Spanish and English as well as interactive activities.
  • Spanish Numbers for Kids, Spanish Colors for Kids, Spanish Vocabulary for Kids – include a variety of interactive activities for children to learn words in Spanish
  • Printable Worksheets – a large variety of worksheets for vocabulary, printable lessons, short stories, flash cards, crafts and more
  • Spanish Speaking Countries – a short geography lesson relating to the countries where Spanish is the official language

Select the “Next” option on the bottom of the menu for even more content for Grammar Lessons, Videos in Spanish, Reading Comprehension, Fun Lessons, and Spanish Holidays. There are a lot of great resources at this website and we have only scratched the surface. Be sure to bookmark this one.

* Please note that some of the activities are on other websites that have not been completely reviewed by our team. As always, be sure to check out the sites prior to allowing children to visit.

Visit the Pima Air & Space Museum Online

August 3rd, 2018

 

It’s Friday, August 3, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Pima Air & Space Museum Virtual Tours

(www.pimaair.org/visit/exhibits-virtual-tours)

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

 

Tour the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona with today’s ClickSchooling find.

Be sure that your Flash player is up to date and enabled then select from the virtual tour image links to view items in the following collections: 

  • Main Hangar – F-4 Phantom, T33, Microjet, Bumble Bee, Huey, Beech 18, Wright Flyer, F-14, AH-1 Cobra, Learjet, Electra, A-10 Thunderbolt, Thunderflash, D-21, S3-Viking, Seasprite, Dash, Cougar, F-107, SR-71, F107, Osprey, Mariner, and more
  • Space Gallery – X-Planes, Space Capsule, Simulator, moon rock, Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame, Apollo Command Module, and more
  • 390th Memorial Museum – B-17, WWII Jeep, Berlin Exhibit, and much more
  • WWII Hangars – V-1, B-25 Mitchell, B-24, Bobcat, C-47 Skytrain, Wildcat, Commando, H4, H22, F4U Corsair, B-29 Superfortress, Oscar, and more
  • Outdoor Planes – additional aircraft can be examined using this Google tour.

In addition to these tours, hover over the “Visit” link in the upper menu, then select “Museum Aircraft” to see and learn more about the aircraft at the museum. Click the image to enlarge.


Your aviation enthusiast will definitely enjoy these tours.

Virtual Tour of USS Pampanito (SS-383)

June 22nd, 2018

 

It’s Friday, June 22, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Tour of USS Pampanito

(maritime.org/tour/)

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

 

At this website, the San Francisco Maritime Museum provides a free virtual tour of the USS Pampanito, a WW II submarine.

The sub was built in 1943 as part of the U.S. Navy fleet of submarines that were instrumental in the Allied victory in the Pacific during World War II.

This online tour provides a glimpse of what life was like for the sailors aboard the vessel. You can even visit some compartments that are not safely accessible on the “live” tours (the sub is docked at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf) because of the vertical ladders and confined space.

When you get to the website read the introduction and follow the instructions to take a virtual tour of the sub including the: 

  • Main Deck Aft
  • Torpedo Room
  • Motor Room
  • Forward Engine Room
  • Crew’s Mess and Galley
  • Radio Room
  • Control Room
  • Pump Room

As you click on each section of the sub, a new page opens with an illustration that pinpoints the location on the sub. Below it is an actual photograph and text that explains its purpose.

The Sun

June 19th, 2018

 

It’s Tuesday, June 19, 2018, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Various – see below

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

 

These websites offer terrific information on the nearest star to Earth – the Sun! It’s educational and entertaining.

NASA: Sun for Kids

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK4a7kWb6Ro)

Watch a terrific 6-minute video that provides an interesting overview of the sun – designed for kids!

NASA: The Sun Song

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a358QLi4Wgs)

Don’t miss this! Learn about heliophysics as you listen to the “Chromatics” sing facts about the sun in perfect harmony.

NASA: Goddard Space Flight Center

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm7tfLvHmXA)

Watch a 28-second video showing the moon’s shadow over North America during last year’s solar eclipse.

Free Science & Tech Videos & Activities!

June 12th, 2018

 

It’s Tuesday, June 12, 2018, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Futures Channel

(www.thefutureschannel.com/)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

This commercial website provides some free science videos with printable lessons and activities that help make a connection between what students study (math and science) and how scientists, engineers, explorers and visionaries use it to shape the future of the real world.

The idea is to inspire kids to consider careers in the science and technology industries. Each week the website features a selection of new movies that are available for free for two weeks. There are some movies that are available anytime. When you get to the website you’ll see the currently featured videos. To find other free videos, look under “Real World Movies” on the menu and click on the various topics that include: 

  • Agriculture
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental
  • Science & Technology
  • Space Science
  • Transportation
  • And more!

When you click on a topic, a new page opens with a menu of movies in that category. The free movies will say, “Now Playing.” There are about 15-20 free movies available on the site at any given time and all include downloadable/printable activities to enhance learning. The movies are about 2-6 minutes in length. The movies that are NOT free will say, “Available by Subscription.” You can also purchase DVDs that contain the most popular movies. But you don’t have to purchase a thing to access the free videos.

Be sure to check out the “Educator Resources” as well. This is a great way to introduce kids to various fields of science and technology and see how they are applied in the real world.

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