Enrichment

This collection features resources you can use with students to enrich or extend their learning in Math. Some of these are quick and fun activities to switch gears when done math work.  Other resources are included for passion projects and exploration.  Enjoy! 

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The 20 Percent Project
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The 20% Project is your chance to learn about something that you are personally interested in, intrigued by, and/or are passionate about. For the rest of the year, you will be given 20% of class time to work on your project, which will be worth 20% of your final grade.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
05/08/2018
3 Low Organization STEM Challenges
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Challenges include: balloon tower, index card tower and paper chair challenge!
I suggest discussing which 21st century skills will be needed to do each activity before students do it, and then use them to reflect after the challenges. In the past when this was done, I used SECRET skills to do this.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Math
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Applying STEM: The Brain Safety Challenge
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As part of a unit on neuroscience, 6th graders in Channa Comer's class work in teams to design football helmets to protect against brain injury. Using eggs to model the brain, groups design helmets that will keep the egg from cracking. Channa takes her class through the steps that engineers use when working on a design, from brainstorming to final testing. The students work within two constraints-- the helmet has to stay on the head and the helmet has to prevent the skull from cracking. After the groups work together to design helmets, they test, revise, and retest their designs as necessary.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Artificial Heart Design Challenge
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Students are presented with a hypothetical scenario in which they are biomedical engineers asked to design artificial hearts. Using the engineering design process as a guide, the challenge is established and students brainstorm to list everything they might need to know about the heart in order to create a complete mechanical replacement (size, how it functions, path of blood etc.). They conduct research to learn the information and organize it through various activities. They research artificial heart models that have already been used and rate their performance in clinical trials. Finally, they analyze the data to identify the artificial heart features and properties they think work best and document their findings in essay form.

Subject:
Health Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Angela D. Kolonich
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Carmen Sandiego
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Lead the new generation of curious explorers!

Create a well-rounded education with free lessons, activities, games and more! From social studies to world languages to SEL, Carmen Sandiego inspires curiosity in every subject.

Lead students through over 100 classroom activities inspired by the new Netflix series.

Travel the world with Carmen and our partners at Google Earth and Google Expeditions.

Resources, lessons, games and activities!

Select Resources and then you can filter by grade K-12 or activity type!

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
06/25/2019
ClassTools.net A Variety of Ways to Share Your Learning: VOICE AND CHOICE
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This site has an amazing variety of tools that students can use to share their learning.
Let your students have voice and choice!
Some of the best choices on this site include

FAKEBOOK - kids can make a mock facebook page ONLINE for a historical figure, or a character in a novel. Etc.

PAC MAN & ARCADE GAMES -transform your quiz into a trivia Pac Man game. The kids have to answer questions to play and if they die they must answer more questions to continue. The kids can make their own trivia games as well. This could be a great final product and you could play it on the smartboard as a class to evaluate it.

FAKE NEWS Headlines - this would be great for an important event in a novel, or current events, or historical info!

QR CODE TREASURE HUNT – no Internet needed. Kids can create these; or you could!

BURGER ESSAY PLANNER -students can plan and organized essays with the provided structure!

Other Options include: timers, turn your text into a Star Wars theme, 3D gallery, fake Twitter, random name picker, etc!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Author:
Classtools.net
Date Added:
09/10/2018
Code Academy - Learn to Code - for Free
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"All the courses on Codecademy are free. The free course catalog features hundreds of hours of content that help learners develop skills in their desired programming language. However, CodeCademy offers a “pro” option that allows tailored lessons and tutorials for the user as well as live tutoring."

You have to make an account to use this excellent site. You can learn 180 hours of content for FREE! You can sign up to do more for a cost if you wish.

Subject:
Coding
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Code Academy
Date Added:
03/16/2020
CodeHS - Teach Coding and Computer Science at Your School
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CodeHS is a comprehensive teaching platform for helping schools teach computer science. We provide web-based curriculum, teacher tools and resources, and professional development.

Subject:
Math
Coding
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Aaron Grill
Ali Gulsari
Charles Olson
Ellyn Kohrs
Jerome Schmidt
Date Added:
06/12/2019
Code can change the world.
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Each month, we’ve selected a different theme encouraging people (like you!) to inspire your projects during our learning experiences. Here are some ideas on how you might combine your super powers and perspectives with technology throughout 2019:
A video game inspired by your findings on declining bee population
A piece of artwork to illustrate how we might learn in the future
A website to share your thoughts on food security in your community
A website to share your favourite ways to stay active in the winter season
An interactive story on how we might reduce food waste
A website to share your fun invention idea!

Subject:
Math
Coding
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Canada Learning Code
Author:
Canada Learning Code
Corrado's Coders
National Girls Learning Code Day
Quebec School
Date Added:
04/01/2019
Code to Learn - Download MicroworldsEX for FREE
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Microworlds is a coding platform that is free for Canadian residents and schools.

Versions are also availalbe in Cree and Ojibwe.

If you download this the book "Getting Started with Coding: Get Creative with Code" by Camille McCue

Join the communities to get free activities, resources and projects!

Subject:
Educational Technology
Math
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Code to Learn
Date Added:
03/13/2019
Coding with The Hour of Code
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No Strings Attached
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The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

Students can code for just an hour, or complete full courses.

The courses are in 45 different languages.

There are even coding activities that can be down without computers called "unplugged".

Subject:
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Math
Information Processing
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/17/2018
Computational thinking
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BBC lesson series on Computational Thinking. This series would be a good resource for teachers, and older students. The lesson provide some information, a video clip, and each section in the series has a quiz at the end to check understanding. The start of the topic is broken down into the sections of computational thinking: Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction and Algorithms.

Subject:
Math
Coding
Computer Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson
Author:
BBC
Date Added:
04/08/2019
Cool Math
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Free online math games, lessons, practice, puzzles, books (Geometry, algebra, pre-calculus)

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Cool Math
Date Added:
11/22/2018
Crash Course Kids - YouTube
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Crash Course Kids combines the same engaging lecture-style content delivery with animated graphics that focus on grade school science.

Topics include Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy.

These videos are amazing!

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Crash Course Kids
Author:
Crashcourse
CrashCourse
Date Added:
12/12/2019
Creative Storytelling App: Toontastic by Google
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With Toontastic 3D, you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories, science reports, and all your other wacky ideas.

Future authors, directors, musicians, inventors, and anyone else who wants to turn their brilliant ideas into 3D cartoons.

Here at Google we want to give storytellers of all ages a megaphone to share their creativity with the world.

FREE!

Works on iOS and android!
No login required!
Works offline!
Easy to export!

Use to make: school reports, buddy films, social lessons, sci fi, fan fiction, documentaries, memes, historical films, Etc.

Design characters, plot your story, animate and narrate, mix your soundtrack and save and export!

You will need to download the app from Google Play or The Apple Store to get started!

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Google
Date Added:
09/28/2018
The Critical Thinking Workbook: Games and Activities for Developing Critical Thinking Skills
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About This Workbook
The activity pages in the Critical Thinking
Workbook are meant to be shared and explored.
Use it as an electronic document or as worksheets.
You can either print off the pages and use them as
activity sheets, or you can edit them directly right in
the document on your computer.
Enjoy these fun and challenging critical
thinking activities that will get every
student thinking critically!

Subject:
Other
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Global Digital Citizen Foundation
Date Added:
08/15/2018
Design & Build a Non-Slip Boot Tread
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Use the slippery sidewalks as inspiration to try this practical activity! Students work collaboratively to design and build a non-slip boot tread that uses friction to prevent slipping on an incline.

All materials are listed and provided including assessment and supporting media.

Subject:
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Digital Programs Team
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
01/09/2020