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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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.

Using Your Edhead When It Comes To Science | Network Blogsource Using Your Edhead When It Comes To Science Science offers some of the most entertaining and amazing learning opportunities for students. Chemical reactions, engineering feats, electricity and the development of life are all remarkable processes to discover in the classroom, but it’s easy to get bogged down with the details, definitions and formulas, losing the magic along the way. Edheads.org is a site that offers free educational games focusing on math and science. With topics ranging from biology and forensics to physics and geology, Edheads is a great tool to put the fun back into science class.

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.

Google Earth in the Classroom Google Earth is by no means a new resource in education, but it is a great one and I always love sharing ideas for how to integrate this tool into the classroom. Take a look at some of the great resources below to learn how to use GE to engage students with virtual explorations of our world! To start, take a look at Google’s own site, Google Earth for Educators. This site has something for everyone, whether you are just getting started, are looking for new ideas, or want to see if you are qualified to apply for a Google Earth Pro Grant. Check out some Google Earth tutorials, connect with other teachers using Google Earth, or showcase your student work. Real World Math – This is a great resource for math teachers looking for ideas of how to integrate Google Earth into the math curriculum.

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 Science Fair Central provides virtual labs to help students practice investigation This section provides a practice opportunity using two virtual labs. Virtual labs are relatively efficient, contained environments. They are designed to give students practice with designing and conducting virtual investigations in preparation for designing and conducting their own hands-on investigations. If you are using these in a classroom, virtual labs take between 2 and 4 class sessions to complete. The lab, How Does Your Garden Grow?

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.

5 More Free Digital Resources for Math Teachers Last month, I posted a list of 5 Free Digital Resources for Math Teachers. Since then, I have stumbled upon several more to add to the list. Let’s take a look at five more great resources to teach match in the digital classroom! 1. Gooru is a search engine with more than 2,600 standards-aligned resources, called study guides, in 5th-12th grade math and science.

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