Edheads - Activate Your Mind!

Edheads - Activate Your Mind!
Edheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Simple Machines, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards. We partner with corporations, universities, and school systems throughout the United States, which help us research, design, and test our activities every step of the way. Not only do teachers and students appreciate our free activities, Edheads has been recognized by almost every major award on the Web for our excellent educational content. So click the "Choose an Activity" tab at the top of the page to dive into an activity and let the fun and learning begin!

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Shock study, replicates Milgram's findings Nearly 50 years after the controversial Milgram experiments, social psychologist Jerry M. Burger, PhD, has found that people are still just as willing to administer what they believe are painful electric shocks to others when urged on by an authority figure. Burger, a professor at Santa Clara University, replicated one of the famous obedience experiments of the late Stanley Milgram, PhD, and found that compliance rates in the replication were only slightly lower than those found by Milgram. And, like Milgram, he found no difference in the rates of obedience between men and women.

Virtual Tour: Panoramic Images: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History This comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. You can even browse a list of past exhibits, which is included on the ground floor map (see upper right map buttons). The visitor can navigate from room to room by clicking map locations or by following blue arrow links on the floor that connect the rooms. The desktop version includes camera icons to indicate hotspots where the visitor can get a close-up view of a particular object or exhibit panel. Please note: This tour is provided in Flash and HTML5 / Javascript versions. Arcademic Skill Builders - Educational Games Browse Games By: Alien AdditionContent: AdditionPlayers: 1 Alien Addition provides practice with addition in an alien invasion theme. Invading spaceships with addition problems move down from the top of the screen toward a laser cannon on a platform at the bottom. Coconut VowelsContent: VowelsPlayers: 1 Coconut Vowels provides practice in spelling.

Science Activities Welcome to the Science File Cabinet. Here you'll find dozens of free printables and helpful website links for the upper elementary or middle school science classroom. The resources and links on this page are organized into the follow categories. Click each heading to jump directly to a topic. If you have problems viewing or printing the files below, please read the Helpful Hints on my Adobe Acrobat Reader Help Page. Featured General Science Freebies Lesson on Calculating the Post-Mortem Interval | MSI Forensics Courtesy of Patti Bertino’s email post. The postmortem interval (PMI), also known as a time since death estimate, aids forensic scientists in death investigations. This lesson will introduce your students to the processes of decay and decomposition, forensic pathology, and forensic entomology. The lesson includes several video lectures, animations, and worksheet exercises with practical applications to explain the concept of PMI and accumulated degree hours (ADH). Intended Grade level11-12; content is intended for mature audiences

Walking Through Doorways Causes Forgetting We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find. New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses. “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,” Radvansky explains.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Intro Mount Rushmore, also known as the Shrine of Democracy, is a National Monument and Memorial depicting four of the most prominent presidents of the first 150 years of the United States - George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson. Mount Rushmore was carved into South Dakota’s Black Hills from 1927 to 1941 under the direction of sculptor Gutzon Borglum. The project took a team of 400 drillers and assistant carvers fourteen years to complete. Over 800 million pounds of stone were removed using dynamite, detailed drilling, and finishing processes.

Kids' Games from Nutrition Explorations Welcome to Fuel Up to Play 60 — the new home of all your favorite games and lessons from Nutrition Explorations! Here, you can still play your favorite games, AND you can learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60. Join the program and see how some of your favorite NFL players are working with the National Dairy Council to help you make your school an even healthier place! Little D's Nutrition Expedition® Games Grade 5 Science and Technology Matter Energy Forces Weather Human Organ Systems Math Hunt Game - The Human Body - a journey to five web sites about the human body. At each stop, use the facts you find to solve a math question. (from Scholastic)

Systems Thinking Games Systems Thinking Games, developed in partnership with Filament Games, are designed to be used by youth and educators to assess systems thinking skills both in the classroom and in afterschool contexts. A precursor to the GlassLab, this project brings together teachers, assessment experts and game designers and developers to collaboratively design and build a suite of games with data tools that support teachers in evaluating the way players approach problem-solving, and the strategies players use in understanding and interacting with complex systems. Currently, research is underway to develop assessment frameworks that yield valid and reliable assessment measures across the suite of digital games. To learn more, please join the Institute’s community for updates on our progress.

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