Learning multiplication facts can be tough for some students. One way to help struggling students is by having them practice their facts in a fun game. On this site students practice their multiplication facts in a fish shop. Students are working in a fish shop and have to help the customers buy the fish they want by selecting the fish that represents the answer to the multiplication problem. Students can choose the fact family they want to practice and then select their difficulty level. Learning multiplication facts has never been so much fun.
These creative writing ideas can be used to help kids keep writing about their summer. Click on any of over thirty printable worksheets with writing prompts, story starters, and pictures. With topics like The Secret Passage, Talking to Animals, Super Power for a Day, How to Care for a Dragon, Voice from a Box, Martian Settlement, The Pet Sitter, and many more, there is always sure to be something to get creativity flowing.
How can you improve Earth's health? The earth faces numerous environmental crises caused by pollution and other impacts from human beings. Here is an excellent resource for those who are concerned about making the environment a healthier place. Use this resource to find 100 different ways to conserve energy, reduce toxicity, decrease greenhouse gases, create less trash, and protect our air and water in our homes, yards, and offices. Remember the three R's: reduce, recycle, reuse!
Do your students struggle with gathering their ideas? Are you looking for ways to scaffold your writing instruction? Do your students struggle with organizing content for paragraphs? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, visit
Houghton Mifflin resources site. You and your students can find numerous graphic organizers in one stop. Use this site to help support writing in English Language Arts class or in other core classes
In July, 1775, George Washington took command of the U.S. troops during the American Revolutionary War. He was a farmer, surveyor, military general, Founding Father and first President of the United States. History.com offers a
collection of video clips, images, and a foundation of biographical information about General Washington. You will be exposed to the characteristics of the original president, his achievements and his struggles. Washington left a legacy behind him that future Commanders-in-Chief sought after. Some of the video clips included portray Washington at Valley Forge, Washington's Surprise Attack on Trenton, and George Washington's Precedents.
Within this site, discover why wildlife is so important to our daily lives. Take an in-depth look at the role of wildlife within natural processes, as well as in science, agriculture, and medicine. You will also learn how the conservation of wildlife factors into the Canadian economy. Finally, encounter solutions that we as a society can put in place now to sustain the benefits we have from wildlife, including how we can preserve wildlife for future generations. Videos regarding biodiversity are featured, and the site provides related links and lesson plans for students of all ages.
Need to brush up on your knowledge of math integers? Play a game of Jeopardy as a group, individual, pairs, or a group of three or four. Concepts such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers are all covered in this game. Questions vary in rigor based upon the dollar value, allowing you to practice as well as challenge your learning. Learning goes from boring to fun with this interactive game.
This past spring, as a horrific rail accident was unfolding in Pennsylvania, the United States Congress was in a debate about how to move forward with funding for Amtrak. This ironic topic came at an unfortunate time as President Obama and Congress danced around the delicate subject of lost lives, and the unending argument over how the government spends our money. Should the government provide support for rail travel as it does for bridges and tunnels? This article and accompanying video clip present some evidence for you to take either side of this debate.
Connect a Million Minds highlights the science and math in team sports in this collection of videos and teaching guides. In the video introducing this section, professional football player Victor Cruz talks about the physics in a game of football. The teaching guide provides very clear descriptions and drawings of concepts such as vectors and projectile motion in the context of football. Three different games are suggested for learning these concepts. Football Bingo and Football Concentration are both table games, while Flag Football must be played while actually observing a football game.
Summer is typically a time for travel. Many people travel by air to get to their destination faster. Have you ever wondered what makes that airplane fly? This interactive site will help visitors understand more about the forces of flight. Understand how the engine has to deliver enough thrust to surmount the drag force. Also recognize why engineers try to make airplanes light and shape the blades to add lift. Once you think you have the aerodynamic principles down, you can try your hand at designing an airplane.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.