Tuesday, February 1, 2011
If you are looking for activities that can encourage students to be actively involved, try online games and interactive websites. There are websites which provides information and resources along with practice, simulations, and other learning activities.
Examples would be Frog Guts and the Leonardo's Workshop games, as well as traditional drill and practice like Funbrain or book quizzes like Book Adventure.
Below are some sites that come with activities you can use to design lesson plans:
- Amazing Space – Online explorations including Planet Impact, Hubble Mission, and more are available here.
- Biotechnology Australia- Explore interactive activities for high school students such as DNA profiling, DNA zoon, gene probe and gene splicing.
- Brain Teasers and Math Puzzles - All the brain teasers and math puzzles provided are interactive with immediate scoring.
- Creative Puzzles - This site promotes creative and cognitive thinking.
- Game A Day – This site challenges educators to use puzzles and games across the curriculum to encourage critical thinking and development of problem solving skills.
- Geosense – Test world geography knowledge alone or against other online players.
- If You Were President – This simulation asks students questions and then creates a newspaper about becoming president.
- Learner.org – Has interactive, online exhibits on topics such as Amusement Park Physics, Ancient Civilizations and the Middle Ages.
- ThinkPort from Maryland Public Television - Explore their Online Field Trips of interactive activities.
- Nobel Prize Simulations and Games – Games based on award-winning work.
- BBC Schools
- BBC Science Clips
- Brain Binders
- Brain Booster of the Day
- Cool Science for Curious Kids
- Daily Codebreaker Puzzle
- Daily Crossword Puzzle
- Daily Word Search Puzzle
- Earth Science Games from NASA
- Grammar Games
- Human Anatomy Online from Inner Learning
- Math TV
- Monster Hotel Interactive Story
- Museum of Modern Art Online Activities
- National Geographic's Xpeditions
- Physics Classroom
- The Biology Project
- Visual Fractions