Archive for the ‘science’ category

An Online School for Weather

November 17th, 2020

Autumn Science

October 6th, 2020

 

It’s Tuesday, October 6, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Science Sparks – Autumn

(www.science-sparks.com/science-based-activity-ideas-for-autumnfall/)

Age Range: 4-12 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

Science Sparks is a personal blog written and edited by Emma Vanstone. She offers some awesome activities to explore autumn science. The website says: “All our activities are easy to do and use only equipment and materials commonly found around the home. Science for kids doesn’t have to be complicated and boring; it can be great fun for both children and adults. Science based activities offer endless creative learning opportunities and are a great way to spend time with your children.”

Each activity that we viewed contained complete instructions, materials list, pictures, the science explanation behind the activity and related posts. Check activities like: 

  • Leaf chromatography experiment – Preserving and making leaf people
  • Exploring changes of state with toffee apples
  • Sink/Float explained while bobbing for apples
  • Ice play ideas with beautiful autumn-themed ice
  • Weighing and measuring with pumpkins

There is so much on this blog! Check out endless activities for: 

  • Science Experiments for Kids
  • Science Fair Projects
  • Preschool Science
  • Science Facts
  • STEM Challenges
  • Early Years Science
  • Primary Science
  • Holiday Science
  • And lots more!

Don’t miss anything! Be sure to dig deep and explore science.

Watch Chicks Hatch On Egg Cam

September 29th, 2020

 

It’s Tuesday, September 29, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

4-H Embryology

(lancaster.unl.edu/4h/embryology/eggcam)

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

 

Watch chicken eggs live on this 4-H webcam provided by the University of Nebraska. There will be a live candling session on October 5, 2020 and then live hatching on October 12-13. Mark your calendars!

Then scroll down to read about chicks hatching and more – under Embryology Resources including: 

  • Incubation – Learn about the techniques and tools used to incubate and hatch poultry eggs.
  • Candling – Find out how to “candle” eggs to see how the embryos are growing and to make sure they are healthy.

There are also links to YouTube videos and Flickr Photos. Then check out the top menu for many more resources. This website has a wealth of information.

Fun Creative Chemistry Activities

September 22nd, 2020

 

It’s Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Creative Chemistry

(www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/)

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

A chemist in the United Kingdom created this website for students, teachers, and those who are simply interested in chemistry. It offers free chemistry puzzles, interactive quizzes, instructive molecular models, worksheets and fun activities designed to help you learn about chemistry in a fun and engaging way.

When you get to the site you will see an introduction and a menu that includes links to all kinds of worksheets and practical guides, interactive periodic tables, chemistry-themed games, crosswords, and quizzes, and more.

Get instructions for some of the activities including: 

  • Anodizing
  • Blueprinting
  • Dyeing
  • Balloon Rockets
  • Build a Lighthouse
  • Fingerprinting
  • Flame Tests
  • And how to conduct a urine analysis

Most of the activities come with a downloadable PDF, pictures and instructions too.

Some of the games include: 

  • matching game
  • crossword puzzles
  • jigsaws
  • quizzes
  • and more

There are great science experiments and lessons for you to learn all about chemistry.

Bird Nest Cams!

September 15th, 2020

 

It’s Tuesday, September 15, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Nest Cams

(www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/)

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

 

Bookmark this site now! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology sponsors this website that provides live feed from cameras trained on bird nests. You can watch a wide variety of birds as they tend their nests. See eggs, hatchlings, and watch the mama and papa birds feed their young. This is a fascinating view of the world of birds.

When you get to the site you’ll see some featured birds cams. Click on the one you want to watch or scroll over the Live Cam menu and click on All Cams to see them all including: 

  • Panama Fruit Feeders
  • Red-tailed Hawks
  • Savannah Ospreys
  • Barred Owls
  • and many more!

Click on any one, and a new page opens for your viewing delight. (Some link to other sites with live cams; some are videos of past viewings.)

When you are done watching the birds, be sure to check out the menu for lots of information on birds including courses!

Want to help scientists learn more about birds? Then, become a certified NestWatch monitor. Click here for details.

This is a wonderful demonstration of how science and technology blend to create amazing learning opportunities for us all.

Make Your Own Science Toys!

September 1st, 2020

 

It’s Tuesday, September 1, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Science Toy Maker

(sciencetoymaker.org/)

Age Range: 6 and up (Grades 1 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

This website provides complete step-by-step instructions on how to make your own science toys using easily accessible and cheap materials so that “nobody is excluded because of cost.” 

When you get to the site, use the menu at the top to choose from: 

  • Walkalong Gliders
  • Boomerang
  • Dragonfly Helicopters
  • All Projects
  • Extras

Under “All Projects”, you can choose between Quick and Easy, Intermediate, or Advanced. In the Quick and Easy section, you’ll see instructions for making science toys that young kids (elementary school age) can do. Make a propeller, a vortex, a top, an oscillating woodpecker, a parachute, a periscope, a robot finger and more! In the Advanced Section, Teens and adults can make science toys that include a water rocket launcher, a putt-putt boat, hot air balloon, helicopter, robot hands, and even a lie detector! Click on any one and a new page opens with instructions (some in streaming video), photos, illustrations, explanations, related activities and links for further research.

The projects are open-ended enough to encourage creative invention and tinkering. As the website explains, it is “a resource for inspired parents, kids, teachers, teenagers, homeschoolers, science fair participants and citizen scientists everywhere.”

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