Posts Tagged ‘volcano’

Free K-12 Science Lessons, Activities, Videos & More!

September 2nd, 2015

 

It’s Tuesday, July 21, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Science Kids (http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/)

 

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

 

Your kids will enjoy the free science activities, lessons, videos, projects, experiments, cool facts, quizzes, and games available at this terrific website! They’ll learn about animals, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, weather, space science and more.
When you arrive at the site, you will see an introduction and the highlighted facts and features of the site. You can use the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page to explore the following topics: 
  • Experiments – Perform cool chemistry experiments and more with materials you’ll find around the house. Float an egg, melt some chocolate, make a vinegar volcano, breed bacteria, make invisible ink, germinate seeds, or make fake snot (ewwww!).
  • Games – Try these challenging interactive games that test your tech skills while teaching the science behind activities that involve magnets, electricity, forces, light, sounds, gases, etc.
  • Facts – “Did you know that the ears of a cricket are located on its front legs?” Get the facts and enjoy fun trivia about animals, planets, the human body, and other fascinating topics.
  • Quizzes – Test your knowledge about elementary science through quizzes with questions ranging from easy to hard. Enjoy printable science word searches and puzzle worksheets too!
  • Projects – Learn about the “scientific method” while you try the science projects offered in every field of science for students in grades K-12. Grow salt crystals, make a kaleidoscope or a simple microscope, learn about forensics and much, much more!
  • Lessons – Get fun and educational science activities for students and lesson plans for teachers from elementary to high school level including resources, ideas, and activities.
  • Images – Use this archive of illustrations, photos, and diagrams to create a science report or project.
  • Videos – Watch incredible video clips of animal behavior, cellular behavior, chemical reactions, and more. See “How-To” videos on everything from making a lemon battery to surviving a bear attack. You’ll find videos on engineering, video game technology, dinosaurs, robots and more!
  • Topics – Get a wide range of teaching resources and ideas on over 30 science topics.
This is an ad-supported website and the ads are randomly generated. Parents, as always, should preview and supervise use.

There are an amazing number of things to do and learn on this site – bookmark it to return often.

Out of this World Virtual Field Trip to Saturn’s Moons

February 13th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, February 13, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Cassini Solstice Mission

 

Age Range: All (children with parental supervision)

 

This NASA website from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology will take visitors to the far reaches of space and on virtual tours of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and its tiny moon, Enceladus. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in July 2004 and, along with the European-built Huygens probe, opened a window into a world never seen before.

 

When arriving at the website, it might be beneficial to browse through the information available in the “About Saturn & Its Moons” section available on the right sidebar. In the dropdown menu under About Saturn & Its Moons, select “Titan”. When arriving at this page, read over the introduction then hover your mouse over the topics in the image for more information. Next, select the “Titan Virtual Tour” tab and click the text link “Launch Saturn Moons Explorer: Titan” to begin your tour. A new window will open and an Overview video will play. When you are done watching the video, select the “3D Globe” link under the screen to explore the following surface features: 

 

  • Impact Crater
  • Huygens Landing Site
  • Drainage Channels
  • Dunes
  • Northern Lakes
  • The Smile
  • Ice Volcano
  • Xanadu
  • Titan’s Sierras

 

The images come in a variety of types: radar, visible, composite, and/or infrared. Return to the selection by clicking “back to 3D Map”. Choose the “Quick Facts” option for basic information about Titan or select “Latest Images” for more images of Titan. Click the small “find out more” text link at the bottom of the window for links to other sites relating to the Cassini Solstice Mission.

When you are done with the tour, close the window and return to main page to continue learning about Titan. Choose the Atmosphere, Surface, Science Objectives, or Publications tabs for details about Titan and the Cassini mission. Select the Image Galley tab for a visual interactive tool for more images.

On the sidebar select the Videos & More option for loads of videos, an interactive timeline, printables, and to access another virtual tour for the Enceladus virtual tour. Similarly presented and navigated through as the Titan tour, visitors will explore the following location on Enceladus: 

 

  • Plumes
  • Tiger Strips
  • Transitional Terrain
  • Cratered Terrain
  • Modified Craters
  • Icy Riffs
  • Southern Polar Terrain

 

After finishing your tours and exploring all that this website has to offer, don’t forget to check out the Education section on the sidebar for loads of materials, lessons, and resources for your classroom. If you know someone interested in astronomy, particularly Saturn, this website is a down-to-earth resource for an out-of this world study. 

Free K-12 Science Lessons, Activities, Videos & More!

September 23rd, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, September 23, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Science Kids

 

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

 

Your kids will enjoy the free science activities, lessons, videos, projects, experiments, cool facts, quizzes, and games available at this terrific website! They’ll learn about animals, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, weather, space science and more.

When you arrive at the site, you will see an introduction and the highlighted facts and features of the site. You can use the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page to explore the following topics:

  • Experiments – Perform cool chemistry experiments and more with materials you’ll find around the house. Float an egg, melt some chocolate, make a vinegar volcano, breed bacteria, make invisible ink, germinate seeds, or make fake snot (ewwww!).
  • Games – Try these challenging interactive games that test your tech skills while teaching the science behind activities that involve magnets, electricity, forces, light, sounds, gases, etc.
  • Facts – “Did you know that the ears of a cricket are located on its front legs?” Get the facts and enjoy fun trivia about animals, planets, the human body, and other fascinating topics.
  • Quizzes – Test your knowledge about elementary science through quizzes with questions ranging from easy to hard. Enjoy printable science word searches and puzzle worksheets too!
  • Projects – Learn about the “scientific method” while you try the science projects offered in every field of science for students in grades K-12. Grow salt crystals, make a kaleidoscope or a simple microscope, learn about forensics and much, much more!
  • Lessons – Get fun and educational science activities for students and lesson plans for teachers from elementary to high school level including resources, ideas, and activities.
  • Images – Use this archive of illustrations, photos, and diagrams to create a science report or project.
  • Videos – Watch incredible video clips of animal behavior, cellular behavior, chemical reactions, and more. See “How-To” videos on everything from making a lemon battery to surviving a bear attack. You’ll find videos on engineering, video game technology, dinosaurs, robots and more!
  • Topics – Get a wide range of teaching resources and ideas on over 30 science topics.

This is an ad-supported website and the ads are randomly generated. Parents, as always, should preview and supervise use.

There are an amazing number of things to do and learn on this site – bookmark it to return often.

Mad Scientist Experiments for All Ages!

December 17th, 2013

Hi! It’s Tuesday, December 17, 2014 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Reeko’s Mad Scientist Lab: Experiements

Age Range: All (There’s something for everyone here with parental assistance and supervision.)

This ad-supported website is a treasure trove of free, fun, and fascinating science experiments that will bring out the “mad scientist” in everyone.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief welcome message and a menu of science experiment topics below it for the following topics:

  • Atomic/Electric
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Chemistry
  • Cohesion
  • Floatation
  • Geometry
  • Inertia/Momentum
  • Light
  • Motion/Energy
  • Sound

Click on a topic and a new page opens with a menu of experiments rated as easy, medium, or hard. Click on the title of an experiment and a new page opens with a complete description of the experiment, instructions on how to conduct it, and a list of the
materials you will need. You also get an explanation of the scientific principles that govern the experiment.

From the traditional experiments of science fairs such as making a volcano or a lemon battery, to more unusual projects like making a cloud in a bottle or starting a fire with water – your whole family will have fun learning from the science activities at this site.

Don’t miss the “Fun Stuff” section where you will find puzzles, fun activities using encrypted messages, games, and science trivia.

Bookmark this site for access to science learning year ’round!

Virtual Tour of Underground Volcano!

June 21st, 2013

Hi!  It’s Friday, June 21, 2013 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

NeMO Explorer

Age Range: 11 and up (middle school/high school approximately, with parental supervision)

At this website, you can explore the NeMO seafloor observatory at an underwater active volcano located on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, off the coast of Oregon and Washington states. The site allows you to visit six virtual sites through an animated tour, interesting text, and video clips that document  the interaction of geology, chemistry, and biology on a mid-ocean ridge system where two of the Earth’s tectonic plates are moving apart, resulting in small earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. 

When you get to the site, read the brief introduction and explanations of the ways to take the Virtual Tours that include:

1)  Explore by Virtual Site – See six separate locations by viewing a panorama, watching a fly-through, and viewing video clips.

2)  Explore by Concept – Learn about the research at NeMO that covers mid-ocean ridges, hydrothermal vents, seafloor animals, Axial volcano, lava flow, etc.

When you’re through with the virtual tours, click on “Education” on the menu where you’ll find free, downloadable curriculum materials for middle school and high school students.

And don’t miss “Dive!” on the menu – it allows you to virtually dive with a remotely operated vehicle to an active submarine volcano. As explained at the website, T”he interactive experience uses video and computer animations that allow you to explore black smoker vents, unusual life forms and newly erupted lava flows.”  

 

Free Chemistry Activities for Kids 3-8!

October 2nd, 2012

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, October 2, 2012 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Styraki: Activities

Age Range: 3-8 (with parental guidance and supervision)

The author of the academic textbook, Conceptual Chemistry, for high school and beyond, created a series of educational picture/activity books featuring the main character, an apatosaurus named Styraki, who embarks on Earth Science related adventures. At the companion website, you’ll find information on purchasing the books, and you’ll also find a FREE series of experiments from the books that introduce kids to chemistry, along with fun coloring pages.

When you get to the site, just use the menu on the left side of the screen to access the activities that include:

  • Make a Volcano
  • Make a Miniature Tornado
  • Understanding Dimensions
  • Explore Geology with an Egg
  • Discover the Water Table
  • Investigate Glaciers
  • Learn About the Solar System
  • And more!

Just click on an activity and a new page opens with instructions, illustrations, pictures, and an explanation of the science behind the activity.

To access the free coloring pages, use the menu at the top of the screen and click onColoring Books.”

Enjoy!

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