9 Additional Resources

Elena Chudaeva

The following activities provide simulations of real-life processes and repeatable experiments which students can observe, explore, and learn from:

  • NASA Climate Kids Games and other interactive activities on Weather&Climate, Water, Energy, Plants&Animals and more. [NewTab] https://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/play/
  • BBC Bitesize: [NewTab] https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zq7t4j6/test
  • Chemistry4kids. [NewTab] http://www.chem4kids.com/extras/quiz_matterstates/index.html.
  • Physics4kids. [NewTab] http://www.physics4kids.com/.
  • Biology4kids. [NewTab] http://www.biology4kids.com/.
  • Geography4kids. [NewTab] http://www.geography4kids.com/
  • Paid vendor of science virtual labs Labster. [NewTab] https://www.labster.com/.
  • Gismos, World’s largest library of math & science virtual labs and simulations. [NewTab] https://gizmos.explorelearning.com/.

Read more about:

  • the benefits of interactive and active learning. [NewTab] https://teaching.cornell.edu/teaching-resources/engaging-students/active-learning.
  • active learning. [NewTab] https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-resources/teaching-tips/developing-assignments/assignment-design/active-learning-activities.
  • interactions in learning environments. [NewTab] https://open.merelearning.ca/ssi/chapter/interaction/.
  • Community of Inquiry. [NewTab]  https://coi.athabascau.ca/coi-model/.

Example of Interactive Science Activity created in h5p. [NewTab] https://youtu.be/VJZ4riSc0-U.

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. 7 Things you should know about virtual labs. [NewTab] 7 Things You Should Know About Virtual Labs.


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