May 24, 2014
Here are some good resources to help your students learn science concepts in a fun and more engaging ways. These are a bunch of websites where students can play science games and apply science knowledge to problem solving. Some of these resources embed tips, ideas and lessons plans that teachers can employ in their classrooms.
1- Jefferson Lab
Wonderville is another wonderful platform that you can use to find science based games. Wonderville features a section called "fun science" packed full of science games, hands-on activities, videos, and comics.
Ecokids is a website developed by Earth Day Canada for environmental science topics. It has two sections one for teachers and another one for kids. The kids section contains science games and activities designed to help students learn about environmental science issues. It also features contests and a section for homework help.
4- Museum of Science
Museum of Science Chicago features a section called classroom activities where teachers can search for hands-on activities on science. These activities span different topics and grade levels. Just select the grade you teach and choose a topic and you will be provided with a list of science activities related to your query.
5- How to Smile
How to Smile is another good free website that provides science activities, tools, and services curated by educators and designed specifically for school-aged kids. Howtosmile.org spotlights hands-on and interactive activities, both physical and virtual, that involve doing and learning. Activities take many forms, from downloadable lesson plans to how-to videos to online interactive games.
6- Common Sense Science Games page
This page from Common Sense media features a number of science games and apps for kids.These science learning tools cover complex concepts in ways that kids can understand -- and keep them engaged while doing it! Kids can learn about light, space, seasons, and more.
Science Kids provide an array of free online science activities covering different topics such as animals, plants, physics, biology, light, sounds…etc. It also features a section for science experiments and games that students can use to develop their science facts. There are also quizzes, projects, videos,images and many other science related materials to use with your students in class.
8- Primary Games
Primary Games offers kids games related to science, math and reading. These games span different categories like adventure, racing, classic arcade, action, strategy puzzles and dress up games. All of these games are free to play.
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