Interactive Games

 

Desktop Activities

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 Sports Physiology, Skeleton, The Moon, Flight, Geology, Predators, Animal Migration, Idaho Ecosystems, and Butterflies.

 

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 Butterflies, marked with a Whiteboard 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 Butterflies.

 

Sports Physiology Activities

Basketball

How the body works quiz (with answer key)
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Kidshealth muscles video for your interactive whiteboard
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Food Pyramid Game
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Exploratorium has a huge list of activities based on the science of sports. Visit here.
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Skeleton Activities

Skeleton

Put Mr. Bones back together
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Drag the bones to their correct location
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Bones Yatzee
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Youtube skeleton video - Skeletal System Structures and Functions Includes puzzles, vocabulary games, and a skeletal diagram to label.
Click here

Moon
Activities

Moon

Earth, Sun and Moon game
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Moonbase Alpha – from NASA – create your own community on the moon*.
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*This game must be downloaded and installed on your system to play. Includes game manual and educator guide.

Moon phases interactive – here you can place the phases in order
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Flight
Activities

Airplane

An interactive glider simulation
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Paper airplane simulator – build and throw your paper airplane right on your whiteboard
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From Scholastic – build your own airplane and find out if it can fly
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Geology
Activities

caveman

A rock cycle game to play online.
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Match up these geology terms with their definitions – a matching game online.
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Geology trivia quiz.
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Live volcano cams – visit one or all
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Predator
Activities

Predator

Interactive Rabbits and Wolves game
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Where’s Waldo? Camouflage interactive
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Learn about and compare the features of predator and prey.
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Animal Adaptations interactive game
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Animal Migration
Activities

Migration

Choose from a huge list of PowerPoints on animal migration and hibernation.
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Follow the gray whales and track their migration.
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Mission Migration – from the Audubon society.
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Idaho Ecosystem
Activities

Grassland

Create your own pond online.
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Build a prairie (grassland)
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Online games with Roly J. Robot - choose from six, but Wild Wetlands will really teach how to conserve our wetland habitats.
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A Walk in the Forest – a study of forest soil
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Butterfly
Activities

Butterfly

Whiteboard Activity Butterfly or Moth – can you identify these correctly ? Try this drag and drop activity on your whiteboard.

All about the life cycle.
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Four butterfly activities to do with your class on their individual computers or on your whiteboard.
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Games

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