This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Back to School season is upon us. For some, it is very soon. For others like me, we have about 3 weeks left. Either way, now is the time that I like to look at new tools and websites that I can use in the classroom and at home with my own children to help support the learning they are doing at school.
Calling all teachers!
If you are a third grade – eighth grade teacher, you definitely want to check out the Legends of Learning. The best part is that it is FREE for teachers and students.
I have found that the games I have played on Legends of Learning can easily reinforce science learned in the classroom and help students gain a deeper understanding of life science, physical science and earth science while playing fun games that support the topic.
Each learning objective has a variety of games that you can choose. In addition, it tells you how much time is needed to play the game.
To create a playlist, I perused the Legends of Learning site. I also took into consideration the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) standards and what my students need to succeed. Knowing the topics that are covered, I went through the Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science categories to see what topics best fit my needs. Then, I added them to this playlist here so that I would easily remember them once school started.
Here is my playlist of Science Games from Legends of Learning that will be really useful in the classroom:
- Plant Structure and Function – Water Roots
- Plant Growth – Grow Hop. I found this great for understanding the important components of photosynthesis.
- Growth and Development of Organisms – Game – Growing Life
- Natural Resources – Whirling World
- Weathering and Erosion – It’s All in Your Head
- Weather Patterns – Forecasting Weather With Gali
- States of Matter and their Structure – Matter Popper
- Solids – Solid Speed and State Shifter: Solids
- Gases and Liquids – Liquidator and State Shifter: Liquids & Gases
What I liked best about the games I chose was user functionality. For example. in Matter Popper, student are exposed to questions in a multiple choice format while adding jokes and then shows them how to play the game. Most of the games are like this and this is why I find it great for studying.
What my daughter likes best is that she is learning information and having fun. She said that sometimes studying with just her notes can be boring so it was great to add games that supported what she was learning.
Sign up for Legends of Learning: Sign up for a free account at Legends of Learning here
By making a playlist now, you will be ready for your science classes later. I really liked how closely the programs aligned with the curriculum and I bet your students will like the educational fun that will be had as they try new games and learn too!
Bring information about Legends of Learning to school and share with your child’s teacher I’m sure they will be happy to have another resource to use for science.
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Have you or your children used Legends of Learning? What game do you think you would like to play?