Posts Tagged ‘careers’

Pursue STEM Careers!

January 11th, 2022

EdHeads: Activate Your Mind


Grades 5-12, with parental supervision

This website offers free, colorful, and engaging educational animations designed for teachers and students that explain how things work in STEM careers. EdHeads is a non-profit organization that raises money to produce the animations through the ads you’ll see on the site. The ads are randomly generated, so AS ALWAYS, parents should preview and supervise use of the site.

When you get to the website, you’ll see the list of games. The 5 games that do not require membership are:

  • Nano Start Up
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Manufacturing Quiz
  • Simple Machines

Each animation is narrated (so turn on your speakers) and includes a Glossary of Terms as well as more information regarding careers in each area.

Some of the activities and animations provide links to recommended sources for further learning as well. We have not reviewed those links.

Explore the World of Agriculture Across the USA

October 14th, 2021

America’s Heartland


Grades 5 and up, with parental supervision

What a find! The America’s Heartland website is a companion to a magazine-style, half-hour TV series, and offers FREE video virtual tours of unforgettable places of agriculture across the USA. The videos have something of interest for all ages, but the study guides seem to be for older students about grades 5 and up.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of options that include:

  • Agri-Tourism – Visit a Reindeer Ranch, Bison Farm, and Horse Park.
  • Animals – See an Emu Farm, Chicken Ranch, Cattle Ranch, and Duck Farm.
  • Aquaculture – Learn about harvesting Crawfish, Abalone, and Trout Farming.
  • Fruits and Nuts – Take a virtual tour of Strawberry, Kiwi, Mandarin Orange and Walnut Farms.
  • Specialty Products – Learn about Maple Sugaring and visit farms that grow Mushrooms, Truffles, Goat’s Milk Soap, and more.
  • Vegetables – See how Carrots, Iceberg Lettuce, Corn, Chili Peppers, and Spinach grow.

Simply click on the topic of interest and a new page opens with a menu of short video tours of agri-products in that category. Each product offers a free downloadable “Study Guide” in pdf, a brief story synopsis with additional resources, and the video tour.

You’ll also find videos about careers in agriculture, environmental stewardship, food science, organic food production, and agri-business technology.

This is a terrific, informative, multi-media resource!

Discover this Archived Website Full of Science Videos!

September 5th, 2021

Vega Science Trust


Grades 6 and up, with parental supervision

This archived website offers free videos on science, technology, engineering and mathematics that provide a fundamental understanding of the principles of nature and the physical world.

When you get to the site you’ll see the video icon menu containing an archive of scientific videos which can all be viewed from this non-profit website. The videos cover a broad range of topics such as:

  • Interviews with Scientists – Including Nobel prize-winners in the fields of physics, medicine, chemistry, and more.
  • Careers in Science – Interviews with a biochemist, ecologist, entomologist, food scientist, cosmologist, computer engineer, quantum chemist, robotics engineer and more!
  • Issues of Concern – Scientists and politicians discuss their primary world concerns including climate change, malaria, etc.
  • Masterclass Science Videos – Scientists share their personal views on key concepts and achievements as well as their approach to the scientific method. Topics include bird flight, life in space, and states of matter.
  • The Next Big Thing – Scientists discuss antimatter, cloning, defying death, energy, artificial intelligence, safety of mobile phones, nanotechnology, and “The Theory of Everything!”
  • Educational Resources – A selection of short instructional films (for school or home study use) on wind power, electricity, transistors, nanotubes, bucky ball workshops, states of matter workshops (solids, liquids and gases) and more.

Scientists guided the development of the videos so that the content is presented in a natural and engaging way that is intellectually challenging.

The Best of Classical Music for Kids!

July 31st, 2021 Best Classical Music Website For Kids!


All grades, with parental supervision

ClickScholar Gayle reminded me of this website that we featured in 2007 and is worth revisiting. She wrote, “ has live radio recordings as well as worksheets and interactive games highlighting various composers, styles of music and music elements. It is practically the only site we have used for music.”

The site, which is continuously updated, is a supplement to the “Classics for Kids” radio program. You will find information on stations that air the show at the website, and you can listen to the archived programs that bring great composers to life through music and stories. You can also download activities and lessons (pdfs) that focus on National Standards for the Arts and Music.

When you get to the site you will see the current week’s featured composer, and a horizontal menu tab below it that includes:

  • Composers – Read biographies of about 90 different composers (across a timespan from 1685 to 2010) including Bach, Bernstein, Brahms, Britten, Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, Handel, Joplin, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Sousa, Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and more!
  • Games – Play fun, interactive, online games that teach rhythm and notation.
  • Music – Hear music, learn the instruments of the symphony orchestra, explore a musical dictionary, and learn about musical careers.
  • Parents & Teachers – Access free lesson plans, activity sheets, and get tips and advice for music education.

Bookmark this one, you’ll want to return often!

Career Exploration for Middle & High School

July 17th, 2021

Mapping Your Future- CareerShip


Grades 6-12, with parental supervision

This website offers a free online career exploration tool for middle and high school students developed by a non-profit organization called Mapping Your Future. Students answer a questionnaire about their interests and find out what careers match them.

When you get to the site, choose your “flight plan”:

  • Visit the Featured Career – Find out more about a career that is highlighted at the website.
  • Match My Career Interests – Fill out a questionnaire to help match your interest with a career.
  • Review Careers by Cluster including:

  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media
  • Building and Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Business & Financial Operations
  • Community & Social Services
  • Computer & Mathematical
  • Farming, Fishing, & Forestry
  • Food Preparation & Serving Related
  • Healthcare Practitioners & Technical
  • Legal
  • Military Specific
  • And many more!

  • Career Search – Use the search engine to locate a career of interest.

Then, they can explore those careers at the site to discover:

  • Tasks
  • Interests
  • Education, Training, Experience
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Related Careers (if any)
  • Wages for this career

You’ll also find information on job hunting, resumes, and interviews.

The idea behind this site is to empower students and families with the information and services they need to accomplish their career goals.

Free Listen and Read books

November 11th, 2020

Listen and Read


Grades K-4, with parental supervision

This resource from Scholastic is where you can enjoy 15 non-fiction, read-along books that are accompanied by images and audio narration. There are even activities and/or quizzes at the end of each book to help the reader review what has been learned.

When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction and a menu of the online book titles. The first 8 books on the menu are about careers that kids are often curious about including a Firefighter, Pediatrician and Veterinarian. Then the rest of the books are divided into:

  • Animals
  • The President (Obama)

Click on any story and a new page opens where you can start reading the book, one page at a time. Each page is accompanied by an engaging photograph or illustration, and the option to click “Listen” to hear a narrator read the words on the page. Just follow the arrows to read the entire book.

At the end of the book you’ll find a simple quiz or activity that reviews the vocabulary words or simple concepts and information learned in the stories. Once you do the activity, you can advance to the next book. You can skip the activity, if desired, and move on to the next book by simply returning to the main menu.

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. However, all of ClickSchooling’s recommendations assume that parents will preview the sites for suitable content, and then review the sites together with their children.