Interactive Games and Activities

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Desktop games are a great way to stimulate interest and motivate kids. Here you will find links to an assortment of interactive games and activities from the Internet for use in your classroom. They cover all of this season's topics and can be used in a computer lab, on an interactive whiteboard, or on individual computer systems. There are a variety of skill levels in these activities.

Flash, Java, Shockwave, Quicktime or other interactive plug-ins may be required. Each individual site will advise you as to the needs, as necessary.

Below you will find Desktop games and activities related to Galaxy , Sound, Dinosaurs, Nervous System, Electricity, Nutrition, Bears, Light and Color, and Bees.

Notebook 10

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If you currently use Notebook 10 or 11 by Smart Technologies or another interactive whiteboard you will be able to download the game for Bees , marked with a Whiteboard Activity to your system. If you do not have this software in your classroom, then you will not be able to access those specific activities. Due to the large size of this file, it is recommended that you select "Save" if prompted and then save the file to your personal computer or local network drive for future use.

Many of the activities shared here can be used on an interactive whiteboard or on a personal computer. But several activities are really better for use on the interactive whiteboard such as the one labeled as such for Bees.

Galaxy Activities

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Fall into a Black Hole in this imaginary trip from NASA
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Build our Milky Way Galaxy - Click on the parts to create our galaxy
Click here.

No Escape - The Truth about black holes - An interactive way to explore a black Hole
Click here.

Galaxy Puzzle - put a galaxy together or a planet.
Click here.

JPLEducation - pick a game or activity from The Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Click here.

Sound Activities

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Changing Sounds - experiment with different musical instruments - all online.
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Magic Schoolbus Gets an Earful - travel with Mrs. Frizzle and her class to match sounds with their sources
Click here.

Standing Wave Patterns - Play with wave patterns to see the trough and crest and how wave length affects a sound wave
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Pitch Me a Curve - watch sound waves while getting instruction on how sound waves work - learn about pitch - very cool
Click here.

Dinosaur Activities

Dinosaur

Virtual Dinosaur Dig - a virtual reality opportunity to dig up dinosaur fossils.
Click here.

Dinosaur Puzzle - put the pieces in the right place to create your favorite dinosaur - print a picture of the dinosaur before you Click start to use as a guide or Click the image preview button as you work to get a background image to help.
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Take a Closer Look at Bizarre Dinosaurs - Click on the dinosaurs to learn unusual details about their bodies.
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Planet dinosaur Game - Grow a dinosaur, create its environment and see if it survives.
Click here.

Nervous System Activities

Nerve

Vocabulary Nervous System - Sort anatomy words to see if you know which parts of the body are related to the nervous system.
Click here.

Make a Mad, Mad, Mad Neuron - drag and drop the parts of a cell neuron to a lab table in order to create a complete neuron.
Click here.

Electricity Activities

Electric lines

Electricity Circuits - see if you can make the light bulbs light up by experimenting with the battery and wires.
Click here.

Circuits and Conductors - an online test of different materials to see if they will conduct electricity.
Click here.

Frankenstein's Lightning Laboratory - lots to do here - safety, static, and experiments.
Click here.

Nutrition Activities

MyPlate

Keeping Healthy - use this interactive tool to see how exercise can affect your health.
Click here.

Human Body Health & Growth - this game allows you to take care of Ben as you see how food and exercise keeps him healthy.
Click here.

Myth or Fact - use this quiz on a SmartBoard to discuss facts about eating right or take the quiz on a pc to see what you know.
Click here.

Quintricious - match up the food to its food group.
Click here.

Bear Activities

Bear

Smokey the Bear's Outpost - a totally interactive site filled with games and instruction about fire prevention.
Click here.

Polar Pairs - match the polar bears in this interactive activity.
Click here.

Bear Facts Game - true false quiz about grizzly bears.
Click here.

Polar Bear Plunge - navigate the iceberg with the polar bears to learn all about them, play games and explore - including a polar bear cam.
Click here.

Light and Color Activities

Paints

Sun, Light and Shadows - an interactive science activity that allows you to play with light and shadows.
Click here.

Light and Dark - play with light sources and reflections.
Click here.

Optical Illusions - have fun with these visual playthings.
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Made From Dots - take a close up look at a magazine picture to see that the colors are really made from only colored dots.
Click here.

Bee Activities

Bees

Bees and Honey - choose from the three options for basic games for early learners.
Click here.

Kirsten's Honey Bees - help Kirsten plant enough flowers to help the bees make enough honey.
Click here.

Games For the Outdoor Classroom - Outdoor activities to teach about animals - including a great activity for bees and pollination.
Click here.

Longwood Gardens Card Matching - Match the flower to its pollinator - online.
Click here.

Anatomy of a Worker Honey Bee - this is a great page for the interactive whiteboard - label the parts of a bee or hover to get the names of the parts - complete with educational information.
Click here.

SmartBoard Bee Vocabulary Quiz - after using the D4K website, take the quiz to see how much you remember.
Whiteboard Activity Click here.

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