Quizzes & Games
In NanoLand, students navigate different amusement park rides, zoomed into the rides at the nano-scale. The properties of nano-scale are discussed as students try to overcome particle attraction, lack of gravity, and different water properties. And of course, there's nothing like driving a bumper car to demonstrate Brownian motion!
iCivics. This on-line game, part of a civics site founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, really tests users' understanding of Constitutional rights. Students defend clients in court and score points for their successes. This can be played on individual computers in the classroom or on a single computer with smart board or projector. Also included are teaching materials and lesson plans for civics-related topics ranging from budgets to civil rights.
Pythagorean Puzzles. This virtual manipulative gives two dynamic illustrations of the Pythagorean Theorem, that the square on the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides. These proofs by dissection are only two of literally hundreds of ways that people have found to demonstrate the validity of the theorem.