Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.
Levels: E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers
Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All
What Causes Thunder and Lightning? - “A SciShow Kids viewer wants to know, “Why do lightning and thunder happen?” Get your raincoat, because Jessi will take you inside a thunderstorm to give you the answer!” (L:E; SA:S)
Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp - “Lions! Pandas! Naked mole rats? Come visit them all at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. We are on the lookout for animals that are swimming, running, wiggling, and stomping. Grab a camera and take some pictures of animals on the move! Designed for the home and classroom by the Smithsonian Science Education Center and Filament Games, this game teaches students how to describe movement and motion while visiting rare animals at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Each animal has coloring-page printouts, so you can print and color your favorite critter.” (L:E; SA:S)
Aquation: The Freshwater Access Game - “Choice, strategy, balance, and . . . water equity? Parts of the planet are struggling to get enough water. Use each region's wealth to build pipes, desalinate water, and conduct research to bring water where it's needed most. Monsoons, dry spells, disease, and even cursed lawn sprinklers can help or hinder your progress. Manage your wealth and water carefully to solve the world's water crisis!... Aquation: The Freshwater Access Game is available as a website for desktop and laptop computers. For use on tablets and smartphones, download the application from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.” (L:E; SA:S)
Five Virtual Tour Creation Projects for Students - Richard Byrnes gives some great suggestions for creating virtual tours. (L:T; SA:A)
Taxes--Where Does Your Money Go? - “Learn why the government taxes citizens, where the money goes, and how different income brackets pay different taxes.” (L:H; SA:SS,C)
Original photo by Pat Hensley
Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog (http://successfulteaching.net) by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).