Interactive Games

 

Desktop Games

Desktop Computer

Desktop games are a great way to stimulate interest and motivate kids. Here you will find links to an assortment of interactive games and activities from the Internet for use in your classroom. They cover all of this season's topics and can be used in a computer lab, on an interactive whiteboard, or on individual computer systems. There are a variety of skill levels in these activities.

Flash, Java, Shockwave, Quicktime or other interactive plug-ins may be required. Each individual site will advise you as to the needs, as necessary.

Below you will find Desktop games and activities related to Gravity, CSI, Owls, The Brain, Force and Motion, Earthquakes, Snakes, Exoplanets, and Urban Wildlife.

 

Notebook 10

Whiteboard

If you currently use Notebook 10 by Smart Technologies or another interactive whiteboard you will be able to download the game for Urban Wildlife marked with aWhiteboard Activity to your system. If you do not have this software in your classroom, then you will not be able to access those specific activities. Due to the large size of this file, it is recommended that you select "Save" if prompted and then save the file to your personal computer or local network drive for future use.

Many of the activities shared here can be used on an interactive whiteboard or on a personal computer. But several activities are really better for use on the interactive whiteboard such as the one labeled as such for The Brain.

 

Gravity
Games

Gravity

Can you navigate your spaceship to orbit the earth?
Click here for this activity.

Build your own amusement park rides using your knowledge of gravity and motion.
Click here for this activity.

Play with gravity.
Click here for this activity.

Crime Scene Investigation Games

Crime Scene Investigation

Investigate your own crime scenes with the new knowledge you have learned.
Click here for the activity.

Study the tracks to match the animal to its footprint.
Click here for the activity.

Track down the source of a dangerous disease.
Click here for the activity.

Owl
Games

Owl Games

Match owl and birds of prey vocabulary to their definition in a matching game format.
Click here for the activity.

Can you name owl species? Play a game of hangman and try your luck.
Click here for the activity.

Virtual owl pellets to dissect – identify what your owl ate.
Click here for the activity.

Brain
Games

Brain Games

Use portions of a human brain to "spell" words.
Click here for the activity.

Print this board game onto paper, cut out the pieces and learn about the brain.
Click here for the activity.

Take the Hidden Brain Challenge – find all the brains.
Click here for the activity.

Whiteboard ActivityTry this one on your interactive whiteboard – get your class to say the correct color not the printed word.
Click here for the activity.

Force and
Motion Games

Force and Motion Games

Investigate the force of momentum by creating a track and finding out how far your car will roll.
Click here for the activity.

Play with friction by changing the surface that your sleigh moves across.
Click here for the activity.

Stop the egg in the back of the truck from breaking when the truck slams into a wall. A simple matter of trial and error and a bit of science.
Click here for the activity.

Urban Wildlife
Games

Urban Wildlife Games

Drag the animal to its natural habitat.
Click here for the activity.

Animal adaptations interactive.
Click here for the activity.

Listen and identify which animal is making the sound.
Click here for the activity.

Whiteboard ActivityUrban Wildlife Interactive Whiteboard Activity

EArthquake
Games

Earthquake Games

Concentration game of vocabulary words – timed or not, your choice.
Click here for the activity.

Do you know your facts about plate tectonics? Answer the questions to reveal the picture.
Click here for the activity.

Plate tectonics interactive.
Click here for the activity.

Snakes
Games

Snakes Games

Eat the mouse to gain points while you, the snake, move through the garden.
Click here for the activity.

Snakes and Ladders – a math game
Click here for the activity.

Math game on prime numbers – the snake finds the correct egg
Click here for the game
Click here for the pdf instructions

Exoplanets
Games

Exoplanet Games

From NASA – explore known new worlds in 3D
Click here for the activity.

Another 3D adventure about our Milky Way Galaxy
Click here for the activity.

How long does it take to visit the nearest planet or the nearest star?
Click here for the activity.

Games from
other Seasons

Games

IdahoPTV home D4K Dialogue for Kids home