Climb aboard the space shuttle to take a trip through space. As the space shuttle zooms through space, make sure to stop by each planet. Once you have landed on a planet, learn more about it by reading the passage provided. Once you have explored that planet move on to the next. Each stop gives factual information about each planet so users will learn while having fun.
Experience all of Earth’s biomes in this complete learning module. The informational text, quick video clips, interactive puzzles, and review questions give secondary students the opportunity to explore how ecosystems are categorized into biomes, and to learn the defining characteristics of the twelve biomes of the world: tropical rainforest, temperate rainforest, deciduous forest, taiga, savanna, temperate grassland, chaparral, desert, tundra, mountain, freshwater, and marine biomes. In addition, the varied activities enable learners to explore the multitude of ways in which the actions of humans impact the above biomes.
This is an excellent guide for evaluating the usefulness and authority of web resources. It provides an infographic that could be converted into a poster or linked to a class website. The guide is broken down into steps, with each one supported by clear examples that demonstrate how to follow the instructions. The descriptions explain how the steps determine reliability and usefulness, and what clues indicate a resource may not be trustworthy. The guide could also be used as a tutorial for walking students through how to evaluate the web resources they use in their research.
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry is commonly based on empirical or measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning.One of the fundamentals of science taught within the first few weeks of science class is the scientific method. This game helps reinforce the concept and terms of the scientific method to ensure students understand a critical topic.
Blended learning is a type of instruction that has become very popular over the recent years. Teachers create instruction that is a combination between small group learning and student-directed online learning. In order to do this, teachers often must find videos that students can watch to learn the material needed. Planet Nutshell offers animated video shorts that teach various mathematics topics. On this particular site students learn to convert rational numbers between fraction and decimal form.
Students will learn more about the elements of a story with this fun and interactive website. They'll start by listening to an animated version of Cinderella, and then break the story down to learn more about its elements. Information and activities on setting, characters, sequence, exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution show how the elements work together to form a story. Use details from the story to answer interactive questions and demonstrate an understanding of each element. An online quiz over the story elements in Cinderella will help to assess learning.
Concluding a paper on how America Responds to 9/11? Need a bit for factual information? Flash back to the tragic events of that day by searching through this archived snapshot of PBS's coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The site includes analysis and insight, background resources, thoughts and tributes, and resources for parents and educators. Students and teens were invited to share their thoughts and feelings about September 11 and you can read their stories here.
Need to write an essay comparing a common classical novel to a movie? Why not try Ad Lit's site? By comparing the classics to modern movies, you will study the themes connected to the ills of racism, the coming of age, strong women, and utopia vs. dystopia. Helping you connect associations to challenging texts via the comparison with movies will help you gain deeper comprehension. You will participate in discussions that will aid in helping you see the present-day applicability to the classics. A few of the thematic pairings included in the module are To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and In the Heat of the Night; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini andSlumdog Millionaire; The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton or Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers and Gangs of New York; The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison or Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and the film version of Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Got an upcoming project or paper coming up? Then check out this website for help evaluating sources for research projects with a step-by-step guide. In the initial appraisal, it tells how to focus on author’s credentials, date of publication, edition, publishers, and titles of periodicals. Then it moves to analyzing the content. Does it fit the intended audience? Is it real information or propaganda? Does it make sense and cite sources? It offers tips for analyzing both print and web sources, and provides signs of bad sources. Included is an exercise in which students list bad sources and explain what makes them bad.
Who Do You Think You Are?" written by Megan Smolenyak is chock full of ways to research family history. The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, Inc, provides several downloadable resources to support those climbing up the family tree. Encourage researchers to think outside of the computer to talk to living family members, pour over family documents, family Bibles, etc. Once the information is rolling in, the young genealogists will need methods for organizing all of the new data. With all of these terrific tips, teachers and students will have fun identifying all of the branches in their families.
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.