# [ClickSchooling] Take a Chocolate-covered Virtual Field Trip to Hershey

February 14th, 2014

It’s Friday, February 14, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

The Hershey Company

Age Range: 8 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

Today is Valentine’s Day! Because you may be thinking ‘chocolate’, we’re inviting you to take a sweet virtual field trip through the chocolate making process and the history of The Hershey Company presented through informative pictorial timelines and videos.

When visiting this website, select from the sidebar menu topics that include:

• Milton S. Hershey: The Man – Learn about the life and legacy of the founder of The Hershey Company.
• Hershey History – Explore the timeline of progress of the company.
• Making Our Chocolate – View the self-guided video tour of the chocolate-making process from bean to bar.

Also included on the Making Our Chocolate section of the website is a printable brief summary of the chocolate making process. By the end of this virtual trip, your mouth is sure to be watering.

# Valentine Math

February 10th, 2014

It’s Monday, February 10, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Googol Learning: Valentine Math

Age Range: 6-14 (grades 1-9, approximately, with parental supervision).

At this website, you’ll find all kinds of free valentine-themed math activities that explore concepts from symmetry to Fibonacci and beyond for students of all ages. When you get to the site indulge in the sweet math menu that invites you to:

• Explore measurements and temperature by making your own chocolate candy.
• Graph your favorite chocolate bars and experiment with fractions as you divide them among your friends.
• Use Sweetheart candies for counting, sorting, grouping, and estimation exercises.
• Figure out the area and perimeter of a circle and square using common cinnamon heart candies.
• Explore a variety of candy math lessons for grades 1-9.
• Plot latitude and longitude in a game of Valentine Candy Battleship.
• Make a symmetrical heart and calculate its perimeter.
• Get a free printable set of multiplication flash cards for the times tables 2-13.
• Discover your own heart’s resting rate and find out how much blood it pumps.
• Use a formula (or algorithm) to calculate the number of hugs you’ll receive in February.
• Solve some Valentine’s Day math word problems.

Then, explore the archive of links to even more Valentine’s Day math lessons, problems, quizzes, crafts, games, and more!

Don’t miss the rest of the fantastic GoogolPower.com website. You won’t believe the free math resources this site has in store for you!

# Free Valentine Language Arts Worksheets!

February 13th, 2013

Hi! It’s Wednesday, February 13, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Here are some sites that provide free Language Arts worksheets themed around Valentine’s Day…

Recommended Website:

See Below

Age Range: Varies (with parental supervision)

You will not believe the massive selection of free Valentine-themed worksheets and printables for grades K-6 that are offered on this website. Get free crosswords, mazes, word searches, Valentine card templates, matching games, word challenges, coloring pages, and more.  You’ll also find Valentine math worksheets.

Lanternfish.com

Get a printable Valentine-themed crossword puzzle, word scramble, word search, rhyme activity, and more.

MindsInBloom.com

Enjoy a printable Valentine’s Day Mad Lib to practice parts of speech. See how many homophone errors you can detect in a printable Valentine’s Day story.

# Valentine Science Activities!

February 12th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, February 12, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Valentine’s Day is February 14th!  Here are some Valentine’s Day science activities:

Recommended Websites: See Below

Age Range: Varies (Grades K-12 approximately, with parental supervision)

Examine the fascinating science and history of chocolate, including the chocolate-making process with a virtual visit to a chocolate factory. Find out about the latest research into the possible health effects of chocolate consumption.

Hooked on Science:  Make Red Valentine’s Day Flowers

Watch a video demonstration to learn how to turn white flowers red – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Watch this video to learn if leftover Valentine candy will sink or swim.

Watch a chemistry professor share some science insights about chocolate, roses, and relationships.

# Free Valentine Math Activities!

February 11th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Monday, February 11, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Valentine’s Day is Thursday!  Here are some Valentine’s Day Math Activities:

Recommended Websites:

See Below

Age Range: Varies (Grades K-8 approximately, with parental supervision)

Conversation Candy Hearts Math

You’ll need a box of conversation candy hearts to use this classroom activity for learning estimation, sorting, counting, addition, and graphing. At the top of the page it says this activity is for grades 8-9, but they mean ages 8-9, or about grades 2-4. This activity can be easiliy tweaked for younger children as well.

GoogolPower’s How To Calculate the Area of a Heart

A terrific lesson presentation (in a downloadable pdf) on how to calculate the area of a heart shape. About grades 6-8.

Free Heart-Shaped Multiplication Flash Cards

Print and cut out this free set of heart-shaped flash cards to practice the times tables. Grades 3-5, approximately.

Printable Valentine Dominoes

Dominoes are great tools to help with learning math in grades K-6. Print out this set and then use them to play Domino Math. CLICK HERE to get instructions.

# The History & Art of Making Sweethearts Candy!

February 11th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Saturday, February 11, 2012 and time for Electives at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Smithsonian: History of Sweetheart Candies

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

The Smithsonian recognizes “Sweetheart Candies” as a cultural icon and offers a terrific article on the history of the little Valentine confections. When you’ve finished reading, be sure to click on the link near the top of the page that says, “Ten Out-of-the-Ordinary Valentine’s Day Customs.” It’s sure to ignite a family discussion! (Parents, as always, should preview to determine suitability of content.)

Then, take a virtual field trip to the Necco’s Candy factory to see how their conversational sweethearts are made. Here’s the link:

Necco: Virtual Plant Tour of Sweetheart Candy Factory

You can make fun Valentine crafts with candy conversation hearts. At CraftTestDummies.com you’ll find links to some fun ideas – like Valentine Bingo Cards!. Note: I didn’t review the linked sites. Parents please preview and supervise all Internet use.