Posts Tagged ‘climate’

Amazing Antarctica!

February 24th, 2022

Discovering Antarctica

(discoveringantarctica.org.uk/)

Grades 2-10, with parental supervision

Take an interesting trip discovering Antarctica with this website from the Royal Geographical Society with IBG in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Using the menu, navigate to the different topics to explore which include:

  • Introducing Antarctica – Imagining Antarctica; What, where, why?

  • Oceans, Atmosphere, Landscape – A changing climate; glaciation; ice, land and sea; atmosphere, weather and climate

  • Ecosystems and Foodwebs – Beneath the waves; Ecosystems

  • Science and Exploration – Journey South; Living in Antarctica Today; Pole to Pole; and more

  • Tourism – Destination Antarctica

  • Challenges – Antarctica Under Pressure; Sustainability; What future for Antarctica?

This is an excellent resource for your geography studies about the continent of Antarctica.

Discover this Archived Website Full of Science Videos!

September 5th, 2021

Vega Science Trust

(www.vega.org.uk/video/index.html)

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.

Explore an Amazing Geography Resource

July 15th, 2021

Geographic.com – Geography Resources

(www.geographic.org/)

All Grades, with parental supervision

An archive of resources for learning about geography. Young children may enjoy aspects of this site with parental assistance.

When you get to the site, use the menu to explore these items:

  • Climate – Learn all about the climate and temperature of different countries, as well as the geological aspects that contribute to the climate
  • Flags – See the colorful flags of every country.
  • Maps – Get maps of the countries of the world, including population maps, world language maps, earthquake maps, time zone maps and more!
  • Countries – Learn about the history, population, geography, economy, transportation, communications, education, religion, government and military in every country. Find out which countries are the “greenest” and the most livable places on earth. (Much of the information at this site is from the CIA’s fact book.)
  • Geology – Explore a glossary of geologic vocabulary words and terms.

You’ll also find convenient country codes and airport codes here too.

Don’t miss reading the publication “Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins – Geography” that provides simple activities and ideas on how to teach geography to young children. The direct link to the publication is:

www.geographic.org/geography/learning.html

Math Goodies for Grades 5-8

July 5th, 2021

Math Goodies

(www.mathgoodies.com/)

Grades 5-8 approximately, with parental supervision

This ad-supported website features a smattering of free interactive math lessons, printable worksheets, games and more to help students in about grades 5-8 learn math.

Gifted younger children and remedial older students may benefit from the resources provided as well.

The site was designed by a math teacher who also developed a complete math course that is available for sale on the site. However, you don’t have to purchase a thing to access the generous sampling of math lessons and materials.

When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction followed by some featured items and lots of advertisements. Scroll down to the bottom for the menu that includes:

  • Lessons – Learn how to determine the perimeter and area of polygons. Find out how to simplify, compare, order, and convert fractions. Explore decimals and percentages. Find out how to write algebraic expressions and equations and much more!
  • Worksheets – Download math worksheets (pdf) that include an introduction to fractions, decimals, percent applications, probability theory, graphs, and symbolic logic.
  • Webquests – This terrific resource provides math inquiries and instructions that lead to online explorations to find information and solve problems. Choose from a short but meaty selection of quests to recommended websites and learn about exponents and scientific notation, integers and science, math and climate, math and sports, number theory, percentages in daily life, and even a “Pi Day” celebration.
  • Games – An assortment of interactive math games including: Factor Tree Game, Integer Football, Percent Goodies, and Probability Goodies.
  • Puzzles – Enjoy interactive math-themed crossword puzzles about circles, fractions, logic, percentages, polygons, and probability.

And lots more!

Resources for Geography

February 11th, 2021

Geographic.com

(www.geographic.org/)

Grades 3-12, with parental supervision

 

This site is an archive of resources for learning about geography. Young children may also enjoy aspects of this site with parental assistance.

When you get to the site, use the menu to explore: 

  • Historical Global Weather – Data from 1763!
  • Climate – Learn all about the climate and temperature of different countries, as well as the geological aspects that contribute to the climate.
  • Flags – See the colorful flags of every country.
  • Maps – Get maps of the countries of the world, including population maps, world language maps, earthquake maps, time zone maps, and more!
  • Countries of the World – Learn about the history, population, geography, economy, transportation, communications, education, religion, government, and military in every country. Find out which countries are the “greenest” and the most livable places on earth. (Much of the information at this site is from the CIA’s factbook.)

You’ll also find photos, nautical charts, and airport codes here too.

Don’t miss reading the archived publication “Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins – Geography” which provides simple activities and ideas on how to teach geography to young children. The direct link to the publication is here.

Animated Science Videos

January 19th, 2021

Make Me Genius

Grades K-7, with parental supervision

This ad-supported website based in India was developed by a group of high school students in collaboration with teachers to offer free animated videos that explain science concepts in a way that is engaging and fun for students.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of science videos separated by grade range from K-7 that cover a variety of science topics including: 

  • Solar System
  • Hibernation and Migration
  • 3 States of Matter
  • Weather vs. Climate
  • Sink or Float
  • Ecosystem
  • The Nervous System
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion

When you’re through watching the videos, take a quiz to test your knowledge of what you’ve learned. (See Science Test & Quiz link on left sidebar.)

And just for fun, check out the Jokes for Kids that you and your children can enjoy and share.

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