Photo credit: BrainPOP Guts & Bolts is a game that helps students think about how the body systems work. This includes the circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory system and others. Save
Photo credit: Veritasium What is a Force? is Photo credit: Veritasium Disclaimer: Gravity draws two objects together. We are pulled towards the surface of Earth more dramatically because our mass is smaller than the Earth’s. Inside the body, there are atomic forces at work holding together one’s atoms.
Photo credit: Manhattan Beach Unified School District The Observing Human Traits Lab is a great activity that provides students a way to make observations about genetic traits, collect data, and to look for patterns to determine which traits might be dominant or recessive. Disclaimer: As scientists gain more insights, we are learning that some observable […]
Photo credit: Philosophical Chairs is an excellent strategy to use to structure a classroom discussion. To review the ground rules, see the video above. Some topics for discussion, that are focused on genetics, are listed below: Should we grow GM crops? Should we create babies by design?
Photo credit: momondo.com Momondo is a travel search site that believes that travel broadens people’s minds by expanding their experiences. Ultimately, they hope that people will travel more as they find that the differences of others are a source of inspiration rather than intolerance and prejudice. To help humanity tear down barriers, and to bridge […]
Photo credit: TestTubeGames The Electric Shocktopus is a game that features an electrically charges octopus, who needs to use its understanding of how charges interact, in order to solve challenges. Save Save
Photo credit: TeachMe, Inc. Math Buzz is a fun game for practicing pre-k to 8th grade math skills like arithmetic (adding, subtracting, dividing, & multiplication), estimating, fractions, decimals, pre-algebra, and algebra. Disclaimer: The artwork makes it look like this game is for a young audience, but the 8th grade math problems are challenging for those […]
Photo credit: TeachMe, Inc. Math Muncher is a fun game for practicing pre-k to 8th grade math skills like arithmetic (adding, subtracting, dividing, & multiplication), estimating, fractions, decimals, pre-algebra, and algebra.
Photo credit: Manhattan Beach Unified School District My daughter (while in 2nd grade) joined my class for bring your child to work day, and she worked with the 8th graders as they made models of geologic time. This activity was engaging for both age groups. Find the details for the activity here. Disclaimer: Adding machine […]
Photo credit: turtlediary.com Place Value Game from turtlediary.com is a practical game to help students learn about place value using digital base ten blocks. Disclaimer: It appears like players must either agree to seeing advertisements, or subscribe and pay in order to play without advertisements.