Hello! I have no idea who might see this, so I wanted to introduce myself first. My name is Lindsey Nelson. I’m a mechanical engineer and engineering educator based in Washington, DC. Since October 2017, I’ve been offering online science and engineering classes for small groups of kids ages 5 to 18. My big goal as an engineering educator is to design activities that use low-cost supplies you already have around the house and are easy to deploy in a hurry. So with that, I thought that it would be fun to give you a BINGO-style board of awesome engineering that jives well with social distancing. Share your activities on social media with #EngineeringBINGO and let other families know how they can play along.
A note for teachers: Please feel free to riff and modify this idea for your subject areas and age groups. If you pull more than 5 ideas off of my list when you do so, please include the attribution “Inspired by Lindsey Nelson, an engineering educator at Outschool.com. Currently Outschool is offering free live classes to support public school families affected by school closures.” This document is set to “Anyone with the link CAN VIEW.” Go to “File → Make a copy” to create an editable version. If you create your own versions for different subject areas, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll continue to expand the resource list. Thanks for everything you’re doing!
UPDATE: Thanks to the initiative of Angie Remigio, an English as a New Language Teacher from Lisle, Illinois, a Spanish translation will soon be available. If you have the ability to render this document in other languages, please get in touch. I’d also love to have an American Sign Language version that links to high quality ASL videos for deaf and hard of hearing students who use ASL.
UPDATE 2: I have some preliminary contacts considering rendering this document in French, Japanese, and Italian. Will add those to the languages list if and when they can be developed.
Walden, a game is a first-person exploration of the life of American philosopher Henry David Thoreau during his experiment in self-reliant living at Walden Pond. The game begins in the summer of 1845 when Thoreau moved to the Pond and built his cabin there. Players follow in his footsteps, surviving in the woods by finding food and fuel and maintaining their shelter and clothing. The game follows the loose narrative of Thoreau’s first year in the woods, with each season having its own challenges for survival and possibilities for inspiration.
A curriculum guide includes history, social studies, visual arts, science (particularly environmental science), and other lessons that bridge the sciences and the humanities. The lessons give students background to better understand the game and to maximize what they learn from playing it. Through the lessons, students learn more about the life of Henry David Thoreau, the times in which he lived, and the legacy of environmentalism that he inspired. The support team at University of Southern California (USC) Game Innovation Lab is offering educators complimentary evaluation licenses of the PC and Mac versions of the game. The curriculum guide, which is available online to freely download, was created by Journeys in Film, a nonprofit organization working in partnership with USC’s Rossier School of Education.
In order to cut down on redundancy, I have chosen to pull the free educational site links that I have not seen in other resources. Keep in mind that I could very easily be repeating sites, just not realizing it. I apologize. This libguide was created quickly.
✅The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
✅Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/
✅This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/
✅Indoor Activities for busy toddlers
✅Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/
✅300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printabl…/
✅Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/
✅Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/
✅High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/…/hi…/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html
✅Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/
✅Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/
✅Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified
✅Voice based learning... learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources
✅Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com/
✅ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com/