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.
Sometimes visual learners are left to fend for themselves, especially when learning math. This website helps
visual learners explore the topic of quadrilaterals. First you can click on a link and read about the characteristics of the various types of quadrilaterals. After learning, students can explore quadrilaterals by rotating and dragging the vertices. Students learn by doing as they discover the characteristics of each quadrilateral, including parallelograms, rhombuses, rectangles and squares
Looking for a great book to read this summer?
This website can help your students find the perfect one. Just choose your grade level, select a level of difficulty, and decide whether you want fiction or nonfiction. Then click all the subjects you love to read about, and let the book generator find a list of books that you will enjoy. Click on each book for a short description or print your list to take with you to the library or bookstore. With this book generator, you will have lots of ideas for books to read this summer, each chosen especially for you.
Find out how much you really know about money. This resource will help students learn effective ways how to earn, spend, invest, and save money while exploring budgets, credit cards, and interest rates. Features great interactive games, activities, and simulations that help students make informed choices about real-life money problems. This website even links to dozens of other sites about money, allowances, saving, earning, college, getting a job, and credit. There is also a teachers' guide and a parents' guide that include tips on resources and technology to help with understanding the material.
This site offers an extensive collection of rare primary sources pertaining to American history and American literature covering three basic themes: Struggle for Independence, Struggle for Rights, and Struggle for Equality. It includes paintings, photos, documents, literary works, political cartoons, letters, timelines and much more; they are perfect for use in research papers, projects, and presentations. Documents include Common Sense, the Declaration of Independence, the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Constitution of the United States, the Emancipation Proclamation, and numerous others. This collection totals more than six million items which may include just the ones you need.
"I'll get by with a little help from my friends..." is one of the songs written by Ringo Starr. Starr was the drummer for the Beatles joining his musical counterparts John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. This is an in-depth resource
featuring the revolutionary Beatles who paved the way for rock and roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame provides a timeline, photos, biographical data. Starr coined the phrase, "A Hard Day's Night," which was the title of the band's third album. Students studying history and culture of the 1960's or music history will dig the story of the Beatles and their contributions to the music world.
With this creative site you get to build yourself a wild side. Begin the process by selecting a human body. Choose between a variety of eyes, hairstyles, eyebrows and all the other features needed to make your new self unique. Then go wild! Select various wildlife headgear, including horns or antlers, then move to your ears, face, arms and eyes. Keep on creating with a wacky set of wings, shells or quills just for fun. Make yourself complete by adding an interesting tail. And there you have it! Look in the mirror at your new "wild" self. Once "you" are complete, learn about the wildlife that make you so rare and special. Send to a friend or save to your desktop.
This interactive website is great for grades K - 1 to learn subtraction with a number line. Students are given subtraction problems and a number line to help them determine the difference. When students correctly answer the question, the mummy begins to unravel. If the answer is incorrect then the mummy keeps the wrap. Using the number line allows for students to demonstrate how to subtract and what is happening when they are subtracting.
Are you interested in trying your hand at some computer coding? This collection of programming activities is written with the elementary child in mind. Learn code and see how programmers use it to make computer programs. Practice code to make fun games, interesting pictures, animated movies, or just about anything the mind can create. Read about coding instructions, watch a film clip, or play a coding game- all to become the world’s youngest computer programmer!
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.