# Relating Math to Real Life

June 27th, 2022

It’s Monday, June 27, 2022, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

University of Cambridge: Motivate – Maths Enrichment for Schools

This archived site from the University of Cambridge presents downloadable multimedia explorations of how math relates to real-life issues such as nutrition, disease, vaccinations, and the economics of health. The math topics covered include percentages, graphs, probability, equations, contingency tables, tree diagrams, and much more!

When you get to the site you’ll see a description of what’s provided on the site. Click on the links under the title “Multi-Media Packs” to get to the engaging math activities that answer questions such as:

Is eating bacon sandwiches bad for you (or are the statistics misleading)?

How do mathematical models make predictions about epidemics?

What are the odds that you test positive for something and the test is wrong?

Explore these and other health-related questions from a mathematical perspective.

You can also do an in-depth study of “Babylonian Maths” that hone skills in number and place value, multiplication, division, inverses, shape, and symmetry.

If you still want more, click over to the “Cross-Curricular Resources” section to find correlations between mathematics and art, geography, history, music, science, sports, and more. Some of the videos (VCs) in this section don’t work anymore, but there are plenty of good suggested activities to stimulate learning over a wide variety of subjects.

September 3rd, 2021

Peanut Company of Australia

At this site, you can take a short virtual tour through text and photographs to see how peanut butter is made. Under the “For Kids” link, learn “The Story of Peanuts” and have some “Nutty Fun” with activities, puzzles, and recipes. Check out more “Recipes” using peanut butter that kids can make with adult supervision.

And here are more sites about peanut butter:

Virginia-Carolinas Peanuts

This site provides FREE printed materials and downloadable curriculum materials relating to peanuts and peanut butter for grades K-5.

Peanut Butter Lovers

This website explains how peanut butter is made — including how peanuts are grown, harvested, shelled, roasted, ground, and packaged. While you are at this site click on the “History” button to read all about how peanut butter came to be such a popular nutritional staple and check out the Fun PB Facts. You will also find nutrition facts, recipes, and information about allergies at this site as well.

National Peanut Board

The National Peanut Board also offers free, peanut-themed lesson plans for grades K-6 in the Discover the Powerful Peanut post, as well as additional articles about how peanuts grow, the history of peanut butter, George Washington Carver, and much more. Visitors can get recipes using peanuts too!

# Downloadable Fitness Curriculum to Get You Moving Into the New School Year!

August 14th, 2021

Ace Fitness: Free Fitness Curriculum!

A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website that offers a free, downloadable fitness curriculum titled “Operation FitKids” written by the American Council on Exercise.

When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured articles, facts, research, and recipes. Below that, you’ll see the words “Operation FitKids” with a description of the course. Below that, click on the words “Download Curriculum.” A new page opens where you must register (free) to download the curricula that include:

• Free Youth Fitness Curriculum: Grades 3 – 5

Get 7 lessons that teach kids about fitness and nutrition, heart health, safe walking techniques, healthy snack choices, the importance of strength exercises and stretching, how to read food labels, ways to reduce fat and calories in fast food meals, and how to achieve a healthy, active lifestyle.

• Free Youth Fitness Curriculum: Grades 6 – 8

Get 7 lessons that teach students about healthy eating, cardio exercises, nutrition and food serving sizes, reading labels, keeping muscles fit, the importance of fiber, how to stay physically fit, and how to make nutritious snacks and meals.

# Tips for Helping Kids Stay Fit

May 8th, 2021

KidsExercise

Essentially this site archives interesting articles with tips and advice for keeping your kids active and fit by providing exercise and nutrition ideas.

When you get to the site, you’ll see instructions at the top of the screen for how to navigate the site. Below are some featured articles of interest. Use the menu on the left to access many articles by experts and journalists on these topics:

• Fit Families – Learn how to make time for family fitness including using pets as exercise partners.
• Fit Kids – Find out how much activity kids need, get fitness suggestions for 5-12-year-olds, learn about fitness equipment, personal trainers, and yoga for kids.
• Fit Teens – Discover fitness games for teens, how to have a healthy body image, and how to manage stress through exercise.
• Fit Under 5’s – Get fun activities to channel your preschooler’s boundless energy and form good nutrition and exercise habits early.
• Fitness On the Go – Incorporate movement into holidays and vacations. Get the scoop on Sports and Weigh Loss Camps.
• Home Fitness – Enjoy suggestions for active indoor play. Learn about exercise videos for kids and how to get fit playing computer games!
• Nutrition & Health – Learn about foods that fuel active, growing bodies, and improve health and fitness.
• Sports – Read advice on all kinds of sports activities from cold weather sports to extreme sports to martial arts for kids and more!

The articles are well-written with a nice balance of facts, practical advice, and easy tips for incorporating health and fitness into your family’s daily lives.

# Resources for Health Studies

April 20th, 2021

KidsHealth

This site from The Nemours Foundation is overwhelming and fabulous for teaching about the different body systems. This website has that, and much more.

Check it out sometime when you have a lot of time. You’ll have to bookmark this one and return several times to explore the many offerings here. Before you invite your kids to check out this website please PREVIEW THE SITE TO DETERMINE SUITABILITY OF CONTENT.

When you get to the site, choose from:

• For Parents
• For Kids
• For Teens
• For Educators

There is information about various health topics from anatomy to nutrition to disease. Click on any one to have fun while learning how to stay fit physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Under Kids, be sure to check out Movies & More for a game, movies, experiments, and activities. This site contains a wealth of information that you can use to complement any science curriculum.

# Incredible KidsHealth Website!

October 27th, 2020

It’s Tuesday, October 27, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

KidsHealth

Age Range: 4-18 (Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision)

This site from The Nemours Foundation is overwhelming and fabulous for teaching about the different body systems. This website has that, and much more.

Check it out some time when you have a lot of time. You’ll have to bookmark this one and return several times to explore the many offerings here. Before you invite your kids to check out this website please PREVIEW THE SITE TO DETERMINE SUITABILITY OF CONTENT.

When you get to the site, choose from:

• For Parents
• For Kids
• For Teens
• For Educators

There is information about various health topics from anatomy to nutrition to disease. Click on any one to have fun while learning how to stay fit physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Under Kids, be sure to check out Movies & More for a game, movies, experiments, and activities. This site contains a wealth of information that you can use to complement any science curriculum.