Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Kids Do Ecology!

August 13th, 2019

 

It’s Tuesday, August 13, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Kids Do Ecology

(kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/)

Age Range: 8-12 (Grades 3-7 approximately, with parental supervision)


Learn about the science of ecology with this archived website from the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara, California.


When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of choices that includes: 

  • Learn About Ecology – Get an introduction to the study of ecology, learn about endangered species, find out about careers in ecology, and enjoy interviews with ecologists.
  • Data & Science – Discover the scientific method! Learn to analyze data and present results. Design your own ecology experiment.
  • World Biomes – Learn about the 5 major biomes including aquatic, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra. Discover the flora and fauna that thrive in each.
  • Marine Mammals – Meet Blue, Grey, and Humpback whales, a variety of dolphins, and sea otters!

Each section contains clickable links to information, videos, sound, and fun facts. You can also check out some classroom science projects and an assortment of links to other science websites.

Free “File Folder” Math Games

August 12th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, August 12, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

File Folder Fun

(https://filefolderfun.com/SearchAge)

Age Range: 4-8 (Grades PreK-3, with parental supervision)

 

This site offers free, printable file folder games and activities that help young children practice basic skills in beginning math.

When you get to the site, scroll down to the grade you are interested in and click on the link for the math related activities. Or to make it easier, we have listed the links below: 

Read the explanation and/or instructions, then download the game/activity you are interested in. There are also skill building links and supplementary resources.

The activities at this site are for younger children, but older children may enjoy preparing them for their siblings.


(While there are a variety of free file folder activities at this commercial site, there are many more available for sale.)


When you are through exploring the math activities, check out the Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies activities. There is so much at this site, so bookmark it to return often!

Serious and Silly Physics Songs

August 3rd, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, August 3, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

PhysicsSongs.org

(http://ww3.haverford.edu/physics-astro/songs/)

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

 

This website, hosted by Haverford College and maintained by a professor of physics, archives free songs about physics that help students remember critical concepts and formulas in a fun and entertaining way.

This site was created for college students, but many songs will appeal to a younger range of ages, with parental supervision. As explained at the website, songs may activate a different part of the students’ brains that links into “the musical aspect of intelligence, helping many students to build a richer ‘knowledge tree’ relating to the concept being taught, and thus promoting better retention.”

When you get to the site scroll down to “Physics songs and other resources” where you will find links to all kinds of physics songs. Don’t miss The Nano Song – the winner of the Nano Tube Contest sponsored by the American Chemical Society – under “Selected songs by other authors.” In the video, “Miss Glory” sings to Muppet-type puppets and explains nanotechnology. Here’s a snippet of the lyrics to give you an idea…
 
Puppet: Miss Glory, what is nanotechnology?
 
Miss Glory sings:

Virtual Guide to REAL Field Trip Destinations

August 2nd, 2019

 

It’s Friday, August 2, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Field Trips of the U.S. & Canada

(www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/field-trips/)

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

 

To help you find field trips that will leave you and your kids feeling energized and excited about learning, Homeschool Buyers Co-op has created an incredible, FREE, virtual data base of field trip destinations for every state in the U.S. and every province in Canada.


When you get to the website just click on the map to find:


  • zoos
  • aquariums
  • factory tours
  • historic houses
  • nature centers
  • cultural centers
  • and other educational facilities in your state or province.
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    Then, head out on the road and enjoy the fabulous learning opportunities in your community and beyond. Your children will have fun and you’ll feel like you’ve made productive and meaningful use of your time. Plus, field trips often springboard kids to a new area of interest that motivates their desire to learn about everything.

    Highlights Magazine Activities Online

    July 31st, 2019

     

    It’s Wednesday, July 31, 2019, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

     

    Recommended Website:

    Highlights Kids

    (https://www.highlightskids.com/)

    Age Range: 3-12 (Grades PreK-8, with parental supervision)

     

    Highlights Magazine sponsors this website that features free activities to build language arts skills while covering multiple subjects such as science, history, social studies, and more.

    It also features the beloved “Hidden Picture” activity that you may remember from your own youthful experience with Highlights – and that your children are sure to enjoy. 

    When you get to the site you’ll see some featured activities. You can scroll through those or use the menu at the top to find: 

    • Activities – crafts and recipes
    • Jokes – jokes and quizzes
    • Games – Hidden Pictures and Unscramble
    • Explore – science questions and experiments
    • and more

    Did we mention “Hidden Pictures”? It’s a lot of fun to play online! You’ll enjoy it – and so will your kids!

    Math at Play Kids Games

    July 29th, 2019

     

    It’s Monday, July 29, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

     

    Recommended Website:

    PlayKidsGames.com – Math Games

    (www.playkidsgames.com/mathGames.htm)

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

     

    At this website, you’ll find a variety of fun, interactive games designed to help kids learn and practice their math skills.

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

    • Space Shuttle Launch: You chose whether to work on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or a random assortment of them all. You also get to choose your level: Easy, Medium, or Hard. Every time you answer a math question correctly, you get to watch your rocket ship launch successfully and reach the moon.
    • Save the Math Apples: Answer the math questions correctly and the monkey can get the apples safely across the river. One misstep, though, and the hungry crocodile gets a snack!
    • Seahorse Counting: Count the seahorses and click on the correct corresponding number. Great for young children learning to recognize their numbers.
    • Robot Calculator: Type in the correct answers to the math questions that appear on the calculator screen to make your robot very happy.
    • Math Pinball: Shoot the ball and hit it with the paddles; watch it bounce all around inside the pinball machine. Each time the pinball successfully ricochets off of the components of a math question, you need to answer it correctly before you can continue the game. Complete with sound effects.
    • Calculator Quizzer: The questions appear vertically (in the Robot Calculator they appear horizontally).

    But that’s not all! There are other subjects also available at this site. Just click on the button of your choice at the top including: 

    • Alphabet
    • Memory
    • Vocabulary
    • Geography
    • Arts

    And more!


    NOTE: You’ll need Flash and/or Java installed to play the games. 

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