Language Arts Book Adventure Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. K-8 http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/how_started.html Follow the online adventures as you travel through the three webisodes. Grades 2-3. Nursery Rhymes 4 You Zoom Playhouse -40+ complete play scripts - short and sweet! Grades 2-4 Make a Word- Make as many words as you can from the given word Grades 2-5 Road Hog Spelling - Form 3 letter words. Grades K-2 Primary Games - reading
Phonics Games http://pbskids.org/lions/games/ears.html Fuzzy Lion Ears Vocabulary Kid's Place: Houghton Mifflin Reading - Vocabulary games for each storySynonyms and antonyms Antonym Matching Game Word Builder Harcourt Spelling Homographs Quia Berenstain Bears Story Time Voycabulary Free online web Dictionary and Thesaurus linking reference tool. Visual Dictionary Online From Merriam Webster Learning Vocabulary Fun Build vocabulary Skills, includes SAT vocabulary Quiz Tree Call out a word and have students click on it. Grades K-3 Word Ahead High school vocabulary videos, includes SAT vocabulary Comprehension Grandpa Tucker's Rhymes and Tales - stories, poems and songs for kids and families Building Language for Literacy http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/bll/ Online literacy skill activities. This site appears to be a product advertisement but scroll down to click a character to enter the online practice activities of oral language, phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, or concepts of print Grades K-3
http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/authors.htm Choose from classical or current authors and learn more about them at this website. Grades 1-4 http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/setting.htm Choose from a collection of stimulating story settings to help get your story started. Grades 1-4 http://pbskids.org/lions/stories.html Stories with adventure games. Grades 1-3 http://www.readingmatrix.com/directory/pages/ Online interactive reading resources that cover: Analyzing Text, Audio and Text, Proofreading, Reading Comprehension Advanced, Reading Comprehension Beginner, Reading Comprehension Intermediate, Short Stories, Vocabulary Grades 3+ BBC - Schools - Words and Pictures http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/ Know your basic letters and sounds, now what? Well it's off to words and further phonics areas such as Vowel Phonemes and Consonant Clusters. Here you can find great online interactive games and activities for each of these areas along with printable activities for further reinforcement. How many of the High Frequency Words do your students already know? There is also a Gallery section with student submitted writings and suggestions for getting your students' work posted. Maybe your students will enjoy this site so much that they will even access it from home. Grades 1-3 Reading Games for Younger Kids http://kidsdomain.com/games/read1.html http://kidsdomain.com/games/read2.html Funschool Games Traditional and modern fables Illustrated and retold by art students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Grades 3-8 Online Collection of 656+ Aesop's Fables Reading Comprehension Tests http://users.erols.com/interlac/testdir.htm A collection of 7 reading passages with comprehension questions and answer key. Grades 5-12 Math A game like Fraction Four but instead of fraction questions the player must answer arithmetic questions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) to earn a piece to place on the board. Arithmetic Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on arithmetic with whole numbers and integers. The user gives the values for the fractional points on the number line. The computer gives the values for the fractional points on the number line. Students practice simple arithmetic skills by encoding and decoding messages using an affine cipher. Students learn about fractions between 0 and 1 by repeatedly deleting portions of a line segment, also learning about properties of fractal objects. Students learn about modular arithmetic operations through working with various types of clocks. Coloring Multiples in Pascal's Triangle Students color numbers in Pascal's Triangle by rolling a number and then clicking on all entries that are multiples of the number rolled, thereby practicing multiplication tables, investigating number patterns, and investigating fractal patterns. Coloring Remainders in Pascal's Triangle Students color numbers in Pascal's Triangle by rolling a number and then clicking on all entries that have the same remainder when divided by the number rolled, thereby practicing multiplication tables, investigating number patterns, and investigating fractal patterns. Compares two sets of objects. Converts fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions. Visually represent equivalent fractions by dividing squares or circles and shading portions equivalent to a given fraction. Practice estimation skills by determining the number of objects, length, or area. Randomized questions to answer on estimating the value of number sentences. Learn about factors through building rectangular arrays on a grid. Determine the value of two given fractions represented as points on a number line then graphically find a fraction whose value is inbetween the value of the 2 given fractions and determine its value. A version of connect four, gaining the chance to place a piece on the board by simplifying a fraction. Fraction Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on simplifying fractions; conversions between fractions, decimals, percents, and percentage problems. Represent fractions by coloring in the appropriate portions of either a circle or a square, then order those fractions from least to greatest. Determine and then continue the pattern generated. Students step through the tortoise and hare race, based on Zeno's paradox, to learn about the multiplication of fractions and about convergence of an infinite sequence of numbers. Similar to "Number Cruncher" but only generates multiplication and addition functions to avoid outputting any negative numbers. Students practice their knowledge of acute, obtuse and alternate angles. Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the perimeter and asked to calculate areas of the shapes. Practice reading a clock. Practice finding elapsed time, given a starting time and an ending time. Students generate complicated geometric fractals by specifying starting polygon and scale factor. Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the area and asked to calculate perimeters of the shapes. Students find the length of a side of a right triangle by using the Pythagorean Theorem, and then check their answers. Students manipulate dimensions of polyhedra, and watch how the surface area and volume change. Students play a generalized version of connect four, gaining the chance to place a piece on the board by solving an algebraic equation. Similar to Algebra Four, Algebra Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on solving algebraic linear and quadratic equations of one variable. Fraction Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on simplifying fractions; conversions between fractions, decimals, percents, and percentage problems. This activity allows the manipulation of the constants and coefficients in any function thereby encouraging the user to explore the effects on the graph of the function by changing those numbers. Students investigate very simple functions by trying to guess the algebraic form from inputs and outputs. Students investigate the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted. Students can create graphs of functions by entering formulas -- similar to a graphing calculator. Students can graph functions and sets of ordered pairs on the same coordinate plane. Students investigate linear functions by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs. nother version of "Simple Plot" which allows the user to plot and connect ordered pairs in the order that they are input. This enables pictures to be drawn by connecting the pairs rather than having the computer connect them from left to right. Positive Linear Function Machine Students investigate linear functions with positive slopes by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs. Students investigate the first quadrant of the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted. Students can plot ordered pairs of numbers, either as a scatter plot or with the dots connected. Students experiment with the outcome distribution for a roll of two dice by playing a dice throwing game. Parameters: Which player wins on which rolls. Experiment with experimental probability using a fixed size section spinner, a variable section spinner, 2 regular 6-sided number cubes or design your own number cubes. Appropriate for elementary grades. Students learn about sampling with and without replacement by modeling drawing marbles from a bag. Parameters: Number and color of marbles in the bag, replacement rule. Two players each roll a die, and the lucky player moves one step to the finish. Parameters: what rolls win and how many steps to the finish line. Students can create a game spinner with one to twelve sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Students can create a game spinner with variable sized sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Parameters: Sizes of sectors, number of sectors, number of trials. Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values. Sort colored shapes into a bar graph. Appropriate for elementary grades. Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph. Similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set. Students enter data and view the mean, median, variance and standard deviation of the data set. Parameters: Number of observations, range for observations, which statistics to view, identifiers for the data. Students view piecharts. Parameters: Number of sectors, size of sector as a percent. Students click to build dot plots of data and view how the mean, median, and mode change as numbers are added to the plot. Parameters: Range for observations. Math Playground Grades K-6 http://www.visualfractions.com/ Interactive practice to help students visualize fractions. Grades 3-8 http://www.coolmath4kids.com Grades K-5 http://www.coolmath-games.com/ Grades 3-8 Interactive math activities for students with games, calculators, etc. Tessellation Town Click and drag to create your own tessellations National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics Interactive virtual manipulatives based on NCTM standards NCTM Illuminations Interactive math tools Daisy Maths Interactive Grades PreK-5
Count Us In Number concept games to download or play online. Grades K-2
Mr. Nussbaum Math Games Check out Math Fries and Decimal Place Value Pirates
Science
Interactive Chemistry Quizzes and Tutorials from OSU FOSS is a research-based science curriculum developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley. Grades K-8 Virtual Labs from Howard Hughes Medical World Wide Telescope from Microsoft will turn your computer into a virtual universe. WOW! An interactive adventure that helps students learn about marine ecology. Grades 4-7
http://pbskids.org/zoom/kitchenchemistry/ The virtual kitchen to perform online experiments, solve a puzzle, and get a reward. Grades 4-6
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/ From the University of Arizona, the Biology Project site is an interactive online resource for learning biology. The site includes tutorials, problem sets, activities, and other resources. Grades 9-12 http://www.exploratorium.edu/ Cool Science for Curious Kids Table of Elements Live Science Movies, headlines, cool stuff. (PREVIEW before sending kids here) Seeing Reason Cause & effect - free teacher tool
A collection of language arts, math, science, and social studies. Grades PreK-6 Enchanted Learning HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) provides activities and tools for students. There is also a section for teachers Grades 9-12 http://www.ent.iastate.edu/imagegallery/ Students can view images and movies of beetles, ticks, lice, and lots of other creepy crawling insects! Grades 3 and up Students explore videos of endangered animals from the Bagheera site. Grades 2-6 http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/moviegallery/pondscum/protozoa/amoeba/index.html Explore videos of an amoeba eating and moving through different environments. Real Player needed. Grades 5+ View video clips of an actual doctor performing cardiac bypass surgery. Learn about heart http://www.popsci.com http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/ceps/etp/etp.htm Exploring the Planets is a simulated research center at the National Air and Space Museum that illustrates how scientist explore planets that are millions of miles away. Students can choose to log in, enabling them a chance to save their work. There are three levels for grades 5-8, grades 6-8, and grades 7-9. http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/impact/ Discover the fierce force of gravity and pelt poor Jupiter with a comet! Teacher Tips included. Grades 5-8 http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/mastermind/ NASA needs your help in planning a Hubble Servicing Mission. Join the team! Teacher Tips included. Grades 6-8 http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/ghunter/ http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/galaxies-galore/
No Escape: The Truth About Black Holes http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/blackholes An opportunity for students to research the fascinating topic of black holes and to examine the concepts of escape velocity, gravity, mass, and the speed of light as they apply to black holes. Grades 8-12 http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/trading/ students will collect solar system trading cards by playing an interactive card game. They will identify the sun, planets, comets, and asteroids by answering questions about them. Students will learn facts about the solar system presented with amazing pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and various NASA missions. Grades 3-6 http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/light/ Explore the nature of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this lesson, students will identify the different properties of waves and the relationship that exists between energy, wavelength, and frequency. Students will correlate images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and other astronomical instruments to the wavelength, color, and temperature information that can be found in the spectrum. Grades 6-9 http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/hdf/ Join Professor WifPic in examining the Hubble Deep Field image and simulate the process astronomers have gone through to count, classify, and identify objects in the image as well as estimate their distances from Earth. The lesson is modular so that all or part of it may be completed using computers and the Internet. Grades 6-8 http://www.funology.com http://www.innerbody.com Interactive Weather Maker - Students can make whatever kind of day they like just by moving the humidity slider and either of the two temperature sliders. http://www.sciencemonster.com http://amazing-space.stsci.edu Kid Port
http://fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html http://www.spacekids.com http://www.nationalgeographic.com/solarsystem/splash.html http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/ Explore educational activities about energy concepts, the power of the sun, energy conservation, energy transformation, electricity and fossil fuels being presented by famous gothic horror characters. Virtual Fish Tank Build-Your-Own-Fish online and release them into the Virtual FishTank(TM) exhibit at the Museum Of Science, Boston ReviseWise Science Living things, Materials, Physical Processes, Games
Edheads Interactive science activities
http://www.miamisci.org/ph/index.html Is it acid or base? Use the ph factor resource to find out. Grades 6-8 http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/ Interactive activities related to weather instruments and storms. Grades 4-5 Jefferson Lab's Science Education (http://education.jlab.org/indexpages/index.php) is a an interactive resource for students allowing them to select and submit their answer. The site also provides games and puzzles. Grades 5 and Up
Apples for the Teacher Science Games http://www.apples4theteacher.com/science.html http://www.physicsclassroom.com/ An online physics tutorial written for high school physics students. Grades 9-12
http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=L2_Science
(which in the Tshiluba language means "here on this earth") aims to foster a foundation for global citizenship and community in children around the world. Through this Site, Sesame Workshop aims to extend their mission to use educational media to help children reach their highest potential, celebrate cultural diversity, and build global understanding. Visit Panwapa, it's both educational and fun! Geosense Test your knowledge of world geography by playing Geosense, alone or with a partner. Grades 7+ iCivic - a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and about our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. There are teaching games on this site. |