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Annenberg Learner’s Interactives


Found In: Arts, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Annenberg Learner’s Interactives provides activities that improve skills in math, science, language, history, and arts. Though a few resources are aimed at elementary students, most are intended for secondary. A Teachers’ Lab lets teachers explore new ides in the science of light, geometry, patterns, and the seasons.

Spelling Bee is a grade 1-12 activity. Students in grades 1-8 listen to a story and spell words in it. There are three stories. Students in grades 9-12 listen to sentences and spell the words in each sentence. The stories and sentences minimize ambiguity by providing context. Students can click to hear a word as many times as they need. Students in grade 3 and higher can ask for a definition too. Students choose their grade level and their results are calculated at the end.

Elements of a Story uses the story of Cinderella to present the literary elements of setting, character, plot, exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution to grade 2-5 students. An interactive explanation of each literary element is followed by activities to reinforce understanding. In the Test Your Skills section, students answer 14 questions accompanied by illustrations or animations.

Using Geometry 3D Shapes students in grades 6-8 learn the vocabulary of three-dimensional shapes, create and use two-dimensional representations of three dimensional shapes, understand the difference between surface area and volume and learn how to calculate each, and consider connections between geometry and algebra. Students discover the relationship among the faces, vertices, and edges of all polyhedrons and construct models of Platonic solids. Students can assess their understanding with the Test Your Skills section. Students will need a calculator.

 

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