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Share EdHeads.org with all your STEM friends!
Edheads, is a free nonprofit organization located in central Ohio, providing free, educational online games focused on science, math, and critical thinking. And their standards-aligned sims, designed for grades 2 through 12 and beyond, reinforce and inspire STEM-type learning. Share these with science, tech, and math teachers before they leave for summer break!
Each simulation delivers engaging interactive video background content and immerses learners into authentic, state-of-the-art career scenarios. Participants can print activity sheets along the way that allow them to record observations, data, and reflections as they might in a professional setting. Each activity comes with a Teacher’s Guide, glossary, and printables. Written transcripts appear below the video screens. The site also features a variety of career choice profiles.
The following activities are currently available:
|Activity Title||Grade Level||Topics Covered|
|Simple Machines||2-6||Identification of simple and compound machines.|
|The Compound Machine||2-6||Compound machines, understanding/predicting forces.|
|Weather||4-9||Weather symbols, predict the weather.|
|Design a Cell Phone||5-8||Engineering design, charts and graphs, careers.|
|Deep Brain Stimulation||7-12+||Anatomy of the brain, Parkinson’s, careers.|
|Virtual Knee Surgery||7-12+||Anatomy of the knee, bones, careers.|
|Choose the Prosthetic||7-12+||Critical thinking, anatomy of the knee.|
|Virtual Hip Replacement||7-12+||Anatomy of the hip, careers.|
|Virtual Hip Resurfacing||7-12+||Anatomy of the hip, careers.|
|Crash Scene||9-12+||Forensics, physics, trigonometry, critical thinking, careers.|
|Create a Stem Cell Line||10-12+||Stem cell basics, vocabulary.|
|Stem Cell Transplant||10-12+||Current application of stem cells, new research.|
|Stem Cell Heart Repair||10-12+||New research with stem cells, evaluating research.|
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About Joyce Valenza
Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza
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