I’ve been incorporating interactive science websites into my lessons a lot this year. Though I don’t have time to give a full review for each of them, here is a list of the ones that have been most helpful.
Predict the Weather – Great game to practice predicting the weather. Student comprehension improved greatly after playing this game.
BBC Scotland:Environment Game – I had students play this game to review what is recyclable and what is not recyclable. Though some of the terms are unique to British English (crisper packet = chips packet), the kids did well on it.
Cells Alive – Outstanding resource to show all things about cells.
Punnett Squares – I had my students do this after they completed a presentation project on punnett squares and traits.
DNA and ethics – I’m using this currently as a jumping point for DNA and an ethics review.
NASA bottle rocket simulator – This site is awesome. My students used it to test designs of rockets before they built them. It also helped them learn a lot about aerodynamics and Newton’s Laws.
Circuit simulator – This is pretty elementary, but still a great resource for practicing with electrical circuits.
Circuit simulator 2 – Another great circuit simulator that incorporates some more quizzes.
One more circuit simulator – This one incorporates voltage and ohm meters, resistors, and more. The only catch is that you can only play 5 minutes at a time unless you pay.