Posts Tagged ‘teenager’

Lab Science Videos, Activities, Worksheets, & Games

January 12th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, January 12, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Jefferson Lab Science Series

(education.jlab.org/scienceseries/archive.html)

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

 

This website is sponsored by The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Virginia, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The lab’s primary mission is to conduct research on the atom’s nucleus using the lab’s unique particle accelerator.

In addition to its science mission, the Lab provides programs and resources designed to help educate the public in science and technology, including a free “Science Series” of engaging lectures that are video-recorded and archived at the website for viewing. Plus, the Lab offers free learning resources including activities, worksheets, games, and more! 

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of the “Science Series” video titles including: 

  • The Origin of the Elements
  • Adventures in Infectious Diseases
  • DNA: The Strand that Connects Us All
  • Einstein for Everyone
  • Understanding Flight: A Physical Description of How Airplanes Fly
  • The Physics of Stock Car Racing
  • The Physics of Baseball
  • Comic Book Physics
  • Chemistry – It’s More Than Puffs and Bangs!
  • Radiation: What Is It and How Can It Affect Me?
  • Jellyfish: The Big Sting
  • From Acne to Suntans: Dermatology for the Teenager
  • And Many More!

Each title has a brief description and a link you can click to watch the video online.

Wait! There’s more! When you’re through watching the lectures check out the Education Home section of this site that contains free resources including hands-on activities, worksheets, puzzles and games. Look in the “Teacher Resources,” “Student Zone,” and “Games and Puzzles” sections to access all of the free science goodies.

Dancing for Kids and Teens

October 31st, 2015

 

It’s Saturday, October 31, 2015, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Dance Kids

(www.dance-kids.org/)

Age Range: 4-16 (Grades K-11, with parental supervision)

 

This website shares information and fun activities about dance for kids 4-9. (However, there is a sister site for teens – and you can scroll to the bottom of this review for info.)

When you get to the site you will meet your hosts, two animated children named – what else? – Fred and Ginger. Click on the door to enter the site. A new page opens with an animated screen. Simply roll your cursor over the pictures to see what’s available or – EVEN BETTER – just click on any picture and a new screen opens. That screen contains a menu at the top of the page from which you can navigate the site and it offers an assortment of activities themed around dance including:  

  • Games: Interactive, dance-themed games like word searches and puzzles
  • Dancing Globe: Learn about dance customs in different countries.
  • Dance Stories: Read stories about a child’s experience in dance school.
  • Dance Gallery: Through photos and brief text examine some of the many forms and styles of dance.

There are quite a few other dance-themed activities as well – and there is even a referral service for parents looking for dance classes for their children.

You say you have a teenager who loves dance? Then do check out the sister-site called Young-Dancers.org. It contains information on: 

  • Careers in dance
  • How to do certain trendy dances like hip-hop
  • Interesting quotes by famous dancers
  • A quiz to test your knowledge about dance
  • And much more.

These websites from the ISTD Dance Examinations Board might inspire your students to pursue their passion in dance.

Exogeology Rocks!

September 30th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, September 30, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Exogeology Rocks!

 

Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)

 

Zoe, a teenager, created this terrific website with information on exogeology that combines the sciences of geology and astronomy in the study of planets, asteroids, moons, etc. She and her family were interviewed about unschooling in 2011 on the “Today Show.” The segment included information about Zoe Bentley’s passion for Exogeology. You can watch the Bentley Family’s segment on the “Today Show” here and see reactions to the piece.
To begin learning about Exogeology, use the menu under the headline “Things To Do” on the right side of the homepage that includes a definition of Exogeology, and other information about the site. You can also learn more about Zoe. You’ll find:

*Exogeology Rocks: Episodes/Meet Real Exogeologists – Watch Zoe’s on-camera interviews with exogeologists who explain what their work entails.

*How To Become An Exogeologist – Get information on what it takes to have a career in exogeology. Kids will find suggested activities and links to further information about:

  • NASA
  • Rock collecting
  • Dig-sites
  • Stargazing
  • Visiting geologic formations

*Games & Puzzles – Enjoy playing crossword puzzles, word searches, and jigsaw puzzles themed around geology, astronomy, and exogeology.

You’ll also find a photo gallery, a great list of resources to explore, and more! Read about about “Zoe’s Geo Party,” a trivia game she invented that involves weekly video clues that are posted on the site. Scroll down the page to see the archive of past clues and games.

This is an incredible demonstration of where interest-initiated learning and unschooling can lead, and may inspire your homeschooler or unschooler to explore their passions with the same gusto!

Anne Frank’s History

June 12th, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, June 12, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Anne Frank House Museum

 

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

 

Presented by the Anne Frank House Museum, this portion of the larger museum website helps paint a clear picture of the young Jewish girl who went into hiding with her family during World War II to escape the Nazis. Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank received her diary for her 13th birthday and began chronicling her life, thoughts, and dreams. Her diary not only provides a first-hand account of the effects German occupation had on the life of a Jewish family but also gives insight into the personal emotions and interactions of everyday life living under these circumstances.

When arriving at the link above, start your exploration though images and texts by selecting one of these topics:

  • Life in Germany – 1925
  • Emigrating to the Netherlands – 1933
  • The German Invasion – 1940
  • The hiding place – 1942
  • A diary as a best friend
  • The Arrest – 1944
  • Otto Frank returns – 1945
  • The diary is published – 1947
  • The story is brief

Also included on this website is the link to the sub-site, “Anne Frank Timeline”, which provides an extensive interactive timeline with pictures and information about the war and the Frank family life. And you will most certainly not want to miss the fabulous 3D interactive presentation of the Secret Annex.

“I sometimes wonder if anyone will ever understand what I mean, if anyone will ever overlook my ingratitude and not worry about whether or not I’m Jewish and merely see me as a teenager badly in need of some good, plain fun.” (Anne Frank, December 24, 1943)

This website is an excellent resource that helps students understand that Anne was an ordinary young person just like them who was thrown into the extraordinary circumstances of the Holocaust and her legacy serves to remind us all of this.

Lab Science Videos, Activities, Worsheets, & Games!

February 26th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, February 26, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Jefferson Lab Science Series

Age Range: 11 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

ClickScholar Laura suggested this website, sponsored by The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Virginia, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The lab’s primary mission is to conduct research on the atom’s nucleus using the lab’s unique particle accelerator.

In addition to its science mission, the Lab provides programs and resources designed to help educate the public in science and technology, including a free “Science Series” of engaging lectures that are video-recorded and archived at the website for viewing. Plus, the Lab offers free learning resources including activities, worksheets, games, and more!

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of the “Science Series” video titles including:  

  • The Origin of the Elements
  • Adventures in Infectious Diseases
  • DNA: The Strand that Connects Us All
  • Einstein for Everyone
  • Understanding Flight: A Physical Description of How Airplanes Fly
  • The Physics of Stock Car Racing
  • The Physics of Baseball
  • Comic Book Physics
  • Chemistry – It’s More Than Puffs and Bangs!
  • Radiation: What Is It and How Can It Affect Me?
  • Jellyfish: The Big Sting
  • From Acne to Suntans: Dermatology for the Teenager
  • And Many More!

Each title has a brief description and a link you can click to watch the video online.

Wait! There’s more!

When you’re through watching the lectures check out the Science Education section of this site that contains free resources including hands-on activities, worksheets, puzzles and games. Just look in the “Teacher Resources,” “Student Zone,” and “Games and Puzzles” sections to access all of the free science goodies.

Exogeology Rocks!

October 25th, 2011

Hi! It’s Tuesday, October 25, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Exogeology Rocks!

The Bentley Family was recently interviewed about unschooling on the “Today Show.” The segment included information about Zoe Bentley’s passion for Exogeology. Zoe, a teenager, created this terrific website with information on exogeology that combines the sciences of geology and astronomy in the study of planets, asteroids, moons, etc.

When you get to the site, you’ll see information about “Zoe’s Geo Party,” a trivia game she invented that involves weekly video clues that are posted on the site. Scroll down the page to see the archive of past clues and games.

You can also click on links to watch the Bentley Family’s segment on the “Today Show” and visit their blog to get their reaction to the piece.

To begin learning about Exogeology, use the menu under the headline “Things To Do” on the right side of the homepage that includes a definition of Exogeology, information on how to use the site. You can also learn more about Zoe. You’ll also find:

*Exogeology Rocks: Episodes/Meet Real Exogeologists – Watch Zoe’s on-camera interviews with exogeologists who explain what their work entails.

*How To Become An Exogeologist – Get information on what it takes to have a career in exogeology.  Kids will find suggested activities and links to further information about:

  • NASA
  • Rock collecting
  • Dig-sites
  • Stargazing
  • Visiting geologic formations

*Games & Puzzles – Enjoy playing crossword puzzles, word searches, and jigsaw puzzles themed around geology, astronomy, and exogeology.

You’ll also find a photo gallery, a great list of resources to explore, and more!

This is an incredible demonstration of where interest-initiated learning and unschooling can lead, and may inspire your homeschooler or unschooler to explore their passions with the same gusto.

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