Friday, May 23, 2008

Science Museum - Free Online and Offline Activities

Science Museum.org offers fourteen free online activities for students and ten free lesson plans for teachers. The activities and lesson plans are designed for introducing elementary age students to a variety of science concepts through problem solving. Each online game is accompanied by a set of links to support and complement the content each game addresses.

Applications for Education
The online activities are designed for students of elementary school age, but would be useful in middle school setting as well. Each activity will challenge students to solve a problem or series of problems using their prior knowledge or with the help of information they find on the accompanying links. One strategy for enriching students' learning experiences with the online activities is to have them record the new information they gather and the mistakes they make throughout the problem solving process.