## Cow Eye Dissection

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Photo credit: https://www.exploratorium.edu As part of our body systems unit, we have frequently had students perform a cow eye dissection.Exploratorium.edu has a great tutorial that walks through the dissection process step-by-step. I play and pause the video while students follow along. They also provide written instructions. The cow eye dissection is typically introduced when students […]

## Arithmetic Game

Photo credit: http://roomrecess.com Shot Clock is a fun game that uses basketball to help kids add, subtract, multiply, or divide either whole numbers or integers very quickly. The goal of the game is to make as many baskets as you can before the shot clock runs out. To do so, a student must not only […]

Photo credit: http://roomrecess.com Math Quest is an involved adventure game that uses rapid rounds of addition (1-11 typically; at least in the beginning) to fend off hornets and boars, while exploring new areas and completing quests. This does not look like a short game, but the fact that it is more involved can hook students […]

## Cool Circuit Builder Game

Photo credit: http://thefusebox.northernpowergrid.com I like to use The FuseBox to teach 6th graders about electricity. This is a circuit builder game from Northern PowerGrid which allows students to build series circuits. One part that I like is that the game is more forgiving than when students are actually building circuits. Next, when students begin building […]

## Counting to Ten; Finding Numbers 1-20 Game

Photo credit: http://roomrecess.com Critter Counter is a great way for young kids to practice counting the numbers 1 – 10. They count animals and insects and select one of three answers. They can choose from 1-5, or 1-10. Also, kids can work on number recognition with the numbers 1-20. Animals and insects are scattered throughout […]

## Counting Money Game

Photo credit: http://roomrecess.com Coin\$ for Candy is a fun game for students to practice counting money. It has three different difficulty levels. Kids see a sweet treat with a price tag on it, and they need to grab the correct coins with a hand and set it on the counter to see if they got […]

## Nail-biting Number Pattern Game

Photo credit: http://roomrecess.com Zombie Paintball is a fun game that my daughter used to practice skip counting and number patterns, while in the early part of 2nd grade. The object of the game is to toss balls of paint at the zombie who has the number on its shirt that completes the number sequence. This […]

## Video of Cell Functions

Photo Credit: http://biovisions.mcb.harvard.edu I like to get student’s excited about learning about cells by sharing this video titled, “Inner Life of a Cell“, from Biovisions at Harvard University. For 6th grade, I like the instrumental version, as I want students to enjoy the beauty and marvel of a cell’s inner workings. I have also seen […]