Awesome interactives - science, history, reading, spelling, art
Author: C's Mum
Date: 05-03-10 12:24
Check out some of these sites. These are all accessible via my son's wiki along with a whole heap more. There is some awesome stuff, especially if your child is a science or history buff...
If you like them please leave a comment as I am sure he's like to know what you think of his site and the websites he loves. :)
His recently discovered sites...
Fantastic site based on America's PBS channel's nature documentaries. Watch full length and short documentaries online and then explore the topics in-depth with information, interactives and more. (There is a teacher's section too.)
e-learning for kids
A range of fun interactive games including topics such as maths, language arts, science, and more. I have been playing the adding and subtraction game. I want to do more!
Manufacturing and Production Videos
Videos and thinking questions about manufacturing processes, such as the production of aeroplanes, motorbikes, cars, jellybeans, chocolate and more.
Making Lego Blocks Video
Three videos about the manufacturing of Lego blocks. I think this is cool and worth visiting. I would love to visit there! I would jump like Spiderman to get over the machines.
Interesting information about New Zealand bio technology such as biocontrols for possums,robotic milking sheds etc. There are interactive activities, video clips, and even some experiments (and unit plans - for any teachers that may be visiting this site). Try the Possum Fertility Control Gameor the Milking Game. I just loved playing the game where you collect the possum wee to check it under the microscope to see if it (the biocontrol) worked or not!
You are given a word and have to identify among four options, which is a synonym. 60 levels of fun.For each correct answer 10 grains of rice are donated for famine relief around the world thanks to the UN and sponsors.
www.poissonrouge.com (red fish)
A fun site with lots of different activites to find. I like the constellation map and the noisy ones!
National Geographic Kids Website
Some short interesting and sometimes funny videos. I especially like the Tuft Guy clip with the dancing owl. It is hilarious!
National Geographic Crittercam
Crittercams are especially designed video cameras that attach onto animals, by collar or suction, to allow scientists to study their behaviours in their natural enviornments more easily. You can watch videos about the crittercam and also videos captured using the crittercam, such as the lion one on my video page. This link also gives access to search all National Geographic videos. Visit to watch awesome interesting movies about things such as my favourites, Natural Disasters, Science and Space.
Timez Attack - Learn your times tables by catching and the snails and testing yourself again the troll. An awesome game. Free to download. Great graphics.
Spelling City- Play games to learn words from your own spelling list
NASA Kids Club
NASA's main website - Check out their awesome multimedia section for videos
The Virtual Body - Look around and learn about the human body
Ocean Explorer - Learn about exploring the oceans using submersibles, videos, history and more
Kids Astronomy - Learn about our Solar System
What Is This Bug? - Identify bugs using this easy to use online visual flow chart system
Natural Sciences Image Library
Young Inventors - Upload your invention ideas. You could make it onto the TV series The Goober Brothers where they help you make your idea become a reality!
Historical Train Videos - My favourite video clip is the one where the bridge collapses and the train cars crash off.
New Zealand History Video Library
Bubble Dome - Solve mysteries, create inventions and write stories about wonderful characters. I like create crazy inventions.
Book Pop - Virtual Literature, read or listen to stories
Starfall - Phonics and beginning reading stories and activites. Highly recommended for beginner readers. My favourite is the letter with the gumball machine.
Kinder Art - Great art ideas and projects for kids (This is a fantastic resource for teachers, parents, and clubs, with hundreds of ideas including step by step instructions)
Art Detective - Help solve the mysteries while learning about Art
Korero Mai - TVNZ On Demand - Learn Te Reo through a New Zealand drama. This includes tutiorials. The programme screens on Channel 2 on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays at 9am and also screens on TVNZ6 on Saturdays and Sundays at 7pm.
Free Language Software Download - Great programme to learn basic phrases and words. Lots of different languages to choose from and the opportunity to upgrade (at a cost) for a more comprehensive programme. Look at the image, listen and type to learn.
Early Childhood Language games - French language
Website Development Tools
Toon Doo - Create comic strips - allows for accents so an ideal for practicing foreign languages
Blabberize - Got an image of a person or animal? Blabberize it to make it's mouth move to talk.
Glogster - Creat e-posters that can include video, audio, images and text
Voki - Create a personalised speaking avatar for your site