Photo credit: TurtleDiary.com Battle of Factors can be fun for fans of Star Trek, as students fire (with photon torpedoes?) at ships that have the factors whose product equal the listed product. They must do this before the ships get close enough to destroy your ship. Disclaimer: this game does have shooting in it.
Photo credit: TurtleDiary.com Monster Multiplication is a strategy game where a student alternates with the computer at selecting one factor at a time. The game board space with the number that matches the product, is won by the player. A player must get, 2, 3, or 4 game board spaces won in a row, either […]
Photo credit: TurtleDiary.com Hammer Multiplication is a fast-paced multiplication game that is similar to whack-a-mole, but without the aspect of violence. Students use a hammer, like the one that Thor is often depicted carrying, to break apart stones that have an equation and a solution that correctly match.
Photo credit: TurtleDiary.com Number Twins (developed by TurtleDiary.com) is a compelling addition game to help students think about pairs of numbers that add up to the sum of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10. Our daughter and I, both found this game to be fun! Bonus: This game also works on developing focus, speed, and […]
Photo credit: Paul Andersen Paul Andersen provides this video titled, “The Five Fingers of Evolution“, on Ted-Ed, that teaches students a mnemonic device to remember five powerful parts that drive evolution. Disclaimer: This is NOT a video about how fingers evolved on hands. Save
Photo credit: Cognitive Media Jon Bergmann uses analogy to help students visualize the minute scale of the size of an atom, in this video titled “Just How Small is an Atom?” Bonus: Over 4 million viewers have seen what atoms look like in the video titled, “Have You Ever Seen an Atom?” (by Nature Video). […]
Photo credit: Ted-Ed Kate Messner shares “How to Build a Fictional World“, on Ted-Ed, to help writer’s understand the rules that are required to suspend the audience’s sense of disbelief. Nalo Hopkinson describes “How to Write Descriptively“, on Ted-Ed, to help writers create an engaging world that reader’s can viscerally experience firsthand. Nadia Kalman teaches […]
Photo credit: HHMI BioInteractive In this film clip titled, “Making of the Fittest” scientists learn how fish can lose their pelvis and pelvic spines (which is equivalent to four-legged animals loosing their hind legs). Save Save
Photo credit:Stated Clearly Stated Clearly has created an excellent video titled, “What is the Evidence for Evolution” that clearly explains the evidence that supports the claims of the Theory of Evolution. There is also a version in Arabic. Save Save
Photo credit: HHMI BioInteractive Natural Selection and the Rock Pocket Mouse is a great video that clearly demonstrates the nature of natural selection. Disclaimer: Some middle school students are a bit squeamish, so it could be helpful to give them a warning that there is a moment where an owl is eating a mouse, and […]