Educational Online Computer Software and Games
When you search the internet for something fun and educational to do, there are thousands of games out there for you to try. How do you decide which games are most useful or interesting? First think about the subjects you like most in school. Maybe you want to learn more about them. You might also ask yourself which subjects give you the most trouble. Extra help with math, science, language arts, and social studies through online games can help you do better in school. Another question you might ask is why these subjects are so important. Here are some reasons why learning more can help you go further in life.
Math is an important skill for every person to understand. We use it for just about everything in our lives, such as shopping and cooking. Understanding math basics will help you succeed in life. With math, you can determine how many slices of pizza to cut from a single pizza to feed yourself and a friend. You can use it to figure out a savings strategy if you want to buy an expensive toy or game. Knowing how to spend your money wisely is very important if you want to afford big things when you are an adult, such as a car and a house. Math is also the basic skill necessary for cool jobs like engineer and architect.
Excellent math skills can also help you with science. The subject of science is the study of life, our world, our universe, and how those things exist. If the sciences of our earth or outer space interest you, then the internet is a great tool for learning more. There are several games for the budding astronaut or meteorologist, doctor or zoologist. Scientists work to better understand everything around us. If you want to understand why people should recycle or how earthquakes happen, that is the study of science. If you want to keep up with new discoveries about the universe, you can do that through the internet.
Telling people your thoughts and ideas means you need to understand language arts. Language arts include the topics reading, grammar, spelling, and writing. Maybe these don’t sound like the most exciting skills now, but these are very important if you want to let people know what you are thinking. Reading is a gateway to another world. You can explore new and exciting places just by opening a book. If you enjoy making up your own stories, then it is important to understand how to write a good sentence. This means putting the words in the right order and spelling them correctly, so people understand the story. There are many fun online games to help you learn how to read, spell and write better.
You probably have social studies class in school, but you may not understand what that means. In social studies you might learn about your neighborhood and town, local and U.S. government, geography, and elected officials. It is important to understand the community around you. This helps you decide what kind of person you will be in society. It also teaches you the diversity of your country and the wider world. For example, the people who run our government have very specific jobs. When you understand their jobs it helps you know what they are doing for you. It also helps you decide who to vote for when you are an adult. Knowing the names of the states and where they are located on a map is very important if you want to visit friends and family who live far away. There is no end to the interesting things you can learn as long as you study these basic building blocks of knowledge.
- U.S. Mint: H.I.P. Pocket Change
- Enriching Mathematics: Strategy Games
- Figure This! Take a Challenge
- Math: Patterns
- Fun With Math
- Professor Garfield: Math Games
- Smithsonian Education
- Jefferson Lab: Games & Puzzles
- Energy Kids: Games & Activities
- NASA Earth Science: For Kids Only
- Habitat Adventure: Panda Challenge
- Earthquakes for Kids
- Bureau of Land Management: Learning Landscapes
- Between the Lions
- ABC Match Game
- Shakespeare for Kids
- Family Activities: Reading Games
- English Online: Game Zone
- Nick of Rhyme Game
- Practice Drawing Conclusions
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
- Peace Corps Challenge
- Mission U.S.
- America’s Story
- Be a Virtual Ranger
- The Presidents
By Frank Winston, SoftActivity
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