Monday, November 19, 2012

The Method Behind the Music

The Method Behind the Music is a website we have found to be quite useful in our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Music classes.

The Method Behind the Music provides a short, although comprehensive, course on Music Theory. The Music Theory section offers lessons covering music notation, intervals, scales and key signatures, and reading tablature. The lessons not only offer written information, but with each topic visual representations are given. The Method Behind the Music also includes a music dictionary helping with vocabulary during the lessons.

The Method Behind the Music has more than just Music Theory. The Method Behind the Music also offers lessons on the mechanics of instruments, giving examples of each type of instrument and how the instrument works; lessons on the styles and history of music; and a short section on conducting.

What the students found most enjoyable is the flash piano.

The Method Behind the Music includes a flash piano allowing students to put into practice what they are learning from the lessons included on the site. This is definitely a resource worth checking into, kudos to our music teacher, Mrs. Clardy on a great find!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Symbaloo...I'm Lovin' It!

Well Google is doing away with its iGoogle option, and I have to say I was a bit distressed about this news! However, I decided to stop whining and find a replacement. I had heard a lot of good things about Symbaloo so I decided to try it out. And I've got to say I am really enjoying it!

Symbaloo is a visual bookmark, which allows you to link to your favorite websites and news sources on a personal dashboard called a "webmix". I have set Symbaloo as my web homepage and my personal webmix has all the places that I visit on a daily basis. Symbaloo makes it easy to create tiles for the webmix and any link can be used for the tiles. Symbaloo is a quick easy way to bookmark your favorite sites.

I have also found Symbaloo to be a valuable resource while I am hosting professional develop sessions with the teachers in my district. I just set a new Symbaloo webmix with whatever sites or web 2.0 tools I am sharing. It makes my presentation more efficient for all involved. Symbaloo also allows you the option of sharing your webmix with others. This could also work in the classroom. If you have sites that you use on a regular basis with students or if you are introducing new sites, you could easily set a webmix that is ready to use at any time.

Symbaloo can also be accessed wherever you are are. Symbaloo stores preferences in the cloud, therefore it is accessible on any computer, smart phone or tablet. I definitely recommend giving Symbaloo a try. I think you will like it as much as I do!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Information Please....

ipl2 For Kids is a research and information site for kids. ipl2 For Kids offers a learning and teaching environment in which kids able to direct their own learning. through a variety of resources including homework help, topics on nutrition and health, current events, math, science, computers, books, and even sports. Once kids have chosen a topic, ipl2 For Kids then directs them to a resource list broken down by subject.

ipl2 For Kids also allows kids to interact with an online librarian. Many students and information science/media specialist volunteer to answer reference questions that are asked in the online environment.

Kids have questions? ipl2 For Kids may be able to help.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon is a nice site that teaches the different phases of the Moon. Phases of the Moon offers a real time calendar which shows what phase the moon is going to be in, along with a easily understood definition. Phases of the Moon also offers podcasts, games and even links to other websites about the moon and its' phases. The site also offers a lunar calendar which shows the moon phases for any month in any year.

For those of you teaching elementary science, Phases of the Moon is a nice little site, worth checking out. It could be a handy additional resource to your curriculum.

Switcheroo Zoo

Switch Zoo is a virtual zoo that allows kids to create their own animals by switching their parts. Switch Zoo offers many species of animals to choose from. Switch Zoo also offers animal games and puzzles and even the opportunity to join a zoo quest. Switch Zoo also offers music performed by using different animal voices, a section listing facts about the animals, lesson plans, and poetry. Kids can also build an online habitat in which students match the climate, vegetation and animal to a biome. Switch Zoo offers lots of fun for kids!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Try Science...

Found this neat science site today, Try Science. This site offers experiments, field trips to various science centers, games and adventures. Try Science encourages investigation and discovery. Try Science offers interactive content which they update on a regular basis.

Try Science is produced through a parternship that includes IBM Corporation, the New York Hall of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers, and various science centers world wide.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Interactive Sites for Education

The creator of Interactive Sites for Education has done a fabulous job of collecting various interactive, educational games and simulations for Kindergarten through 5th grades. At Interactive Sites for Education, you can find games that have been categorized as Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts; as well sections on Music, Art, Holidays, and even Brainteasers.

The games and simulations found at Interactive Sites for Education work well with interactive whiteboards, are beneficial for whole or small group instruction, and even reinforcement for individual learning.

I think that you will appreciate all the work that went into creating Interactive Sites for Education and it will be come a site you bookmark and return to again and again.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Kids Finishing Class Work Early?

Have you got kids in your class who always finish early? Then KB...Konnected Kids may be what you are looking for. KB...Konnected Kids is a site that offers various interactive resources for enrichment for kids are are always finishing class work before anyone else.

KB...Konnected Kids offers activities that cover animals, math, art, science, and writing. KB...Konnected Kids also offers puzzles, field trips, games, and even fun facts. This site is very well put together and is very user friendly. Take a few minutes and look over KB...Konnected Kids. I bet you will gain a new class resource.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fun English Games

Over the last two days I have inroduced you to Science for Kids and Kids Math Games. Today, I would like to introduce you to Fun English Games.

Fun English Games is a site that offers just what it implies in the name. You can find teaching resources beneficial to students who are learning English and/or ESL classes. Fun English Games offers interactive games, classroom activies, and printable resources. Fun English Games also offers funny tongue twisters, jokes and riddles to support idioms, palindromes, and other fun stuff!

Fun English Games is worth checking out!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Math for Kids...

I blogged about Science for Kids yesterday, well today I would like to introduce you to Kids Math Games.

Kids Math Games offers a variety of interactive games and learning activities, videos, printable resources, puzzles and many other fun filled activities. Kids Math Games offers engaging opportunities for students to learn mathematics.

Kids Math Games could be a fabulous resource for you math class!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Science Bob

Science Bob was created by "Science Bob" Pflugfelder. He has appeared on TV, been featured in several magazines, and teaches science to many young actors. "Science Bob" is known for encouraging "Random Acts of Science" with the site Science Bob.

Science Bob offers science fair help, experiments, videos, and even a science Q&A. The experiments offered by Science Bob are out of the ordinary and fun for students. The experiments include topics such as Chicken Sounds from a Cup, Exploding Lunch Bag, Make Lava in a Cup, and many, many others. Science Bob also encourages students to send him questions to which he can reply.

Science Bob is a fun little site that is worth taking a look at and possibly you will find a new classroom resource.

Science for Kids

Science for Kids is wonderful site offering fun activities, facts, projects, online games, and experiments all for kids. The goal of Science for Kids is to foster a desire in kids to learn more about science and technology and how it applies to the world around them.

Science for Kids strives to make scientific concepts fun and engaging. Young "scientist" learn to form questions and use reasoning to make decisions.

Science for Kids is a great resource for teachers and parents. The site offers lesson plans, photos, quizzes, and videos. Science for Kids a site definitely worth checking out.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Toes in the Sand...

As you may have noticed I have taken a break from my blog this summer. I took a small break from all things (well most things) technology related. After working my days this summer for my school district, I decided to spend this summer just being busy...a fun busy.

I worked a small part time job helping out a friend, lead the music for vacation bible school, went to youth camp, participated in the church mission trip, and finally last week was spent on the beaches of Destin, Florida. I have completely enjoyed my summer...but tomorrow I must rejoin reality and return to school. Though I hated for my time at the beach to end I am ready for a new school year.

Along with returning to school, I will also be returning to my blog. I have missed blogging. I hope that you will be excited to see my blog active again.

Good luck to you all as you return to school this year...I wish you a fabulous year and hope that in some small way I can help make this year a success.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Funky, Fun Photo Editing...

PicMonkey is a fun, new photo editor. PicMonkey has no required login and as of now the components are free. There are many components to try out. PicMonkey has basic edits like cropping, rotating, exposure and color. It also has effects that allow you change the processing/exposure appearance which will allow it soften the process, give it a dusk appearance. PicMnnkey also allows touch-ups to repair blemishes and red eyes. As you can see from my photo, I had fun playing with the editing tools.

PicMonkey also offers options like text, overlays, frames, and textures.

As of now all components of PicMonkey are free. However, PicMonkey, does have what they refer to as Royal Effects and these are free for now but PicMonkey advises that membership is coming.

PicMonkey is funky and fun and could be a great tool for editing pictures for blogs and websites. Students could use this site to edit photographs for projects and various other creative assignments. Have some fun and try out PicMonkey.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Does Your Class Blog?

I have recently had the pleasure of helping a couple of first grade teachers begin classroom blogs.


This process has been so much fun for me. I have enjoyed the excitement of the kids as they are writing for the class blog and as they wait expectantly to see if someone has read and commented on their blog.

Through this process, I was sharing my experiences with a colleague, Twyla Felty (Technology Tidbits), who shared my story with her daughter, a kindergarten teacher. Her daughter was inspired by the story other teachers and began a classroom blog for her kindergarten class and her little one love it!

Blogging gives these kiddos the opportunity to share the exciting things they are learning in class. Blogs engage and motivate kids and create pleasure in their work. Students are able to engage in a student-centered learning environment in which they collaborate with their peers and their creativity is encouraged and displayed. Blogs provide a real audience that goes beyond the teacher. They are able to share their work parents, grandparents, and friends. Students are provided the opportunity to engage with other people all over the world.

Blogs not only support and encourage the Language Arts content area, but using the blog statistics you can also incorporate multiple content areas such Math and Geography. Blogs can be fabulous tools to support the learning in all classrooms! I am a proponent for classroom blogging and suggest trying in your classroom. If you are not sure how to start, I suggest contact your Technology Integration Person! If you do not have the support of a Tech Integration Specialist then feel free to contact me, I would enjoy helping you out! And if you have a few minutes please take the time to visit the class blogs I have shared i this post. These kids would love to hear from you!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

National Geographic Education

National Geographic Education is an educational site, currently in Beta, created by National Geographic. National Geographic Education is working to increase geo-literacy skills in kids, helping them to learn how the world works and how people and places are connected. National Geographic Education offers incredible educational resources including rich media materials and scientific exploration for both student and teachers. National Geographic Education is a site that would be a great resource for the classroom. Worth checking out!

103 Interesting Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom

Have an iPad and not sure what to do with it? Then 103 Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom is a resource you should check into for some great ideas. 103 Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom suggests apps (some free; some not) and then includes ideas of how to incorporate these apps into the classroom. 103 Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom has suggested lessons and apps that include basic subject area content as well as suggestions on music, making movies, converting speech to text, and many others.

You can see other interesting Ways presentations that Tom Barrett has created on the Interesting Ways page on his Blog.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Looking for Apps? Check these out...

If you are always on the look out for some good apps, then check out the Google spreadsheet created by TCEA, TCEA Recommended Apps, a collaborative effort by TCEA and many others.

TCEA Recommended Apps contains two sheets. The first lists numerous educational apps, both free and many others that quite affordable. The TCEA Recommended Apps spreadsheet offers apps in every subject area and all grade levels. There are also specialized apps listed for foreign languages, special needs, study tools, and teacher tools. The second sheet of the TCEA Recommended Apps spreadsheet lists personal apps that cover topics such as news, cooking, photography, technology and weather.

TCEA Recommended Apps is a fabulous tool that will help make your iPad a more personalized and effective tool. I recommend checking it out and contributing as well.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Different Kind of Cookie...

Cookie is a fun site for kids in grade PreK to 2nd grade, offering interactive online games, videos, worksheets, and even arts and crafts. Cookie offers games focusing on math, language, phonics and science to help kids build their skills in these subject areas. Along with the many interactive games offered, Cookie also provides a variety of worksheets covering letters, numbers, calendars, seasons, and animals.

Cookie also offers a variety of videos. These videos cover topics such as personal hygiene, the five senses, life cycles, and food chains. The Cookie videos are designed with the younger learners in mind.

I learned about from David Kapuler's blog, Technology Tidbit: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero. Cookie is definitely worth checking out.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Google Doc for Teachers

And now a little something Google for the teachers...If you are unfamiliar with Google Doc then Free Technology for Teachers is the place to go. Richard Byrne, a high school History teacher, a Google Certified Teacher and author of Free Technology for Teachers, created a guide for teachers who are new to Google Docs.

Google Documents for Teachers addresses topics such as creating self-grading quizzes, sharing and publishing documents and presentations, and creating a personal Google account. This is a step-by-step guide to make learning more about Google doc more efficient. Mr. Byrne is also offering Google Documents for Teachers as a free download.

Free Technology for Teachers is absolutely one of my favorite blogs and is a great Google resource. I recommend visiting and checking out Google Documents for Teachers

52 Google Doc Secrets for Students

Google Docs is one of my favorite tools - for myself, other teachers, and students. Google Docs has become my go to tool and I use quite often. It is a great way to share resources with other teachers and my technology co-workers. The fact that it is a fabulous colaborative tool makes if fun for students to complete assignments. Sharing Google Docs has become the best way to introduce it to non-users here at school.

I find that I am constantly finding new things to learn about Google Docs...features that make using it extremely useful and effective. Thankfully I learned about 52 Great Google Docs Secrets for Students from David Andrade's blog, Educational Technology Guy.

OnlineColleges has made learning about those feature a bit easier by producing 52 Great Google Docs Secrets for Students. Each tip has a link to other websites that offer explanations in greater detail. 52 Great Google Docs Secrets for Students offers tips to aid in adding videos, converting to other formats, inserting photos, embedding docs anywhere and various other features and tips!

Definitely a resource to have on hand for for all Google Docs users.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sick Science

Sick Science offers videos demonstrating fun, hands-on experiments. There are 88 videos which last anywhere from 1 to 2 minutes. Sick Science would be an engaging way to introduce new scientific concepts or demonstrate and reinforce concept that have already been taught.

Sick Science is a You Tube channel created by Steve Spangler Science. Steve Spangler offers the most creative ways to make learning fun and to turn ordinary science experiments into unforgettable learning experiences. Sick Science is a science resource worth checking out.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

So Many Questions...Science 24/7

Science 24/7 was created by The Lawrence Hall of Science, University of Berkeley, California. Science 24/7 offers various online activities that allows kids to participate in data collection and recording that data which can be compared it to data recorded by others.

In the interactive lessons offered at Science 24/7 encourages kids use their hands, feet, eyes, ears, brain, and imagination. Science 24/7 designs lessons that require kids to use everyday tools to test and complete experiments, while discovering interesting facts about their world! Science 24/7 puts the fun in science!

Science 24/7 could be a great resource to enhance your curriculum. Worth checking out.

Interactive Sites for Education

Interactive Sites for Education is a site that offers a collection of all the best interactive, educational games. This collection has been generated to benefit the Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms. Interactive Sites for Education lists interactive sites for all content areas including music, art and, and holidays.. Interactive Sites for Education also offers interactive sites that focus on brainteasers. The activities collected at Interactive Sites for Education will be great to use with your interactive whiteboard and will be effective in supporting whole group and small group instruction.

Interactive Sites for Education is a site definitely worth checking out.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kid Friendly Search Engines...

In the quest for finding safe search engines for our students, I stumbled upon two that are very kid friendly.

The first one is:

Goofram is a combination of Google and Wolfram Alpha.

The second one is:

KidRex offers safe search for kids, by kids.

Though these both have most like been around for awhile, I have just discovered them. I found both Goofram and KidRex to be easy to use and simple in design. Once the searches are generated the page is clean with few distractions.

In my search, I also found Dave Kapuler and his search engine board on Pinterest. There are quite a few on the board and these two are there as well. I can't wait to checking out all these new search engines. Thanks Dave!

Math Chimp

Math Chimp is a collection of online math games that I learned about from Richard Byrne, Free Technology for Teachers. The games are engaging and helpful in reinforcing math skills. The games at Math Chimp are organized by grade level and objectives of the common core standards.

Math Chimp offers games for first grade through 5 grade and has recently expanded to 6th grade through 8th grade with an addition of about 30 games. Teachers can easily find games on Math Chimp by selecting the grade they teach and the skill being taught. Teachers can use Math Chimp as a classroom resource or as a suggested practice to reinforce the skill for students.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Math Live

Math Live for 3rd grade to 6th grade classrooms. Math Live offers about 20 lessons that are divided into four categories: Numbers, Patters and Relations, Shape and Space, Statistics and Probability.

The lessons are presented as TV episodes in a cartoon format. Each Math Live lesson is accompanied by a mathematics worksheet that students can completed independently or while watching the lesson. The lessons are divided into segments and those can be replayed or advanced through as needed.

Math Live is a math resource worth checking out.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fun, Fun, Fun...With PBS

PBS Interactive Whiteboard Games is, as the name implies, a collection of interactive whiteboard games. The PBS Interactive Whiteboard Games collection contains games for Language Arts, Math, Art, and Social Science. The PBS Interactive Whiteboard Games are fun and engaging and are developed from programs such as Curious George, Sesame Street, and Clifford, basically PBS's best programs!

The PBS Interactive Whiteboard Games are mostly for the PreK through 2nd grade classes with a few games for the 3rd grade through 5th grade classes. PBS Interactive Whiteboard Games are all age appropriate and approved by educators.

I discovered PBS Interactive Whiteboard Games from Matt Gomez on Pinterest. PBS Interactive Whiteboard Games is a resource worth having for the classroom, so take some time to check it out. Thank you Matt and Pinterest.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Living Math Books...

Living Math Book Lists is a blog that lists many, many books that present mathematical concepts based in real life situations. Living Math Book Lists are books that make math more relevant to the reader. Living Math Book Lists lists about 50 math categories which link to books relevant to the math concept. The blog links the book titles to Amazon where you can read more about a particular book. The blog author works to frequently add new titles to Living Math Book Lists.

Living Math Book Lists would be a great resource for the math class. I learned about Living Math Book Lists from the blog, Techy Things Teachers Should Try from the Bryan ISD.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Livebinder: Apps for Teachers and Students

Apps for Teachers and Students is a great Livebinder created by user tobyprice. Apps for Teachers and Students include teacher tools, reference apps, storytelling apps, and many apps broken down by subject area.

The list of apps found in Apps for Teachers and Students is very comprehensive and each apps is accompanied by the iTunes description pages. This is a great resource and the author has done a fabulous job of putting this list together and keeping it updated. Definitely worth checking out.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Apps for Professional Development

Apps for Professional Development is a post from the blog, EdReach. Apps for Professional Development is a list that was developed for a school that is beginning iPad implementation. This list mentions apps that the author uses on a regular basis to enhance his own learning.

Apps for Professional Development is a wonderful resource. I found it very comprehensive and useful. I ound apps that I have now downloaded and will begin using as well.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Bloom's Taxonomy of Apps...

A few days ago I posted about Bloom's and iPad apps found on the Langwitches Blog. Today I came across a similar blog posting by Kelly Tenkely on her blog iLearn Technology. This is a catalog of apps, Bloom's Taxonomy of Apps, which is a handy little resource for any teacher with iDevices. Bloom's Taxonomy of Apps does a fabulous job of organizing the apps so that user has an easier time of find the desired app. It is definitely worth checking out. I think you find it as a must have resource.

And if you have not ever visited iLearn Technology, I think you will find it a valuable resource for the classroom as well.

Virtual Base 10 Blocks

The Learning Box Base 10 offers a virtual version of base 10 blocks. The Learning Box Base 10 is a fun practice game that gives students the opportunity to add blocks to represent a given target number. The Learning Box Base 10 gives a counter at the bottom of the page to keep track of blocks that are currently on the paper. The Learning Box Base 10 offers a great way for students to practice counting by ones, tens, and hundreds as well as practice place value. When the games starts, students are given a number and once they successfully create that number with blocks, The Learning Box Base 10 offers a new target number. With the new number is given, the students then have to determine whether or not to remove or add blocks. The Learning Box Base 10 allows you to adjust the level of difficulty.

The Learning Box Base 10 is worth checking out. A great virtual manipulative.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bloom's Taxonomy and iPad Apps

If you are planning to use iPads with kids then Bloom's Taxonomy and iPad Apps is a resource you need to look into. Bloom's Taxonomy and iPad Apps was created by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano and posted on her blog, Langwitches Blog. Each app represented, is one she has personally tested and is recommending. Bloom's Taxonomy and iPad Apps is a chart listing the levels of Bloom's with apps representing each level. Tolisano makes a point of letting readers know that apps that are listed can be applied to multiple levels of Bloom's. The blog posting also takes the opportunity to remind us of the levels of Bloom's and the components of each level.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Put Your Students in a Pickle...A Math Pickle!

Math Pickle was created by Dr. Gordon Hamilton who has a passion for problem solving and believes this to be the very heart of mathematics. Math Pickle offers videos for all grade levels K-12. In the videos students are engaged in solving math problems and puzzles. Math Pickle also offers videos that feature unsolved math problems throughout history that students work to solve. The videos from Math Pickle actually put your students in "math pickle".

I learned of Math Pickle from Kelly Tenkely's blog iLearn Technology

A Unique Way to Follow World Events...10X10

10x10 is a site that allows you to explore world events with words and pictures that represent defining events in the world. Every hour, 10x10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image. The result is a fitting snapshot of our world sometimes shocking and many times moving, but always relevant. By clicking on a single frame with the the 10x10 snaphot you can dig a little deeper in the story.

10x10 scans RSS feeds of several leading international news sources and conclusions are drawn on the hours most important words. The top 100 words are chosen as well 100 corresponding images from the same sources and then 10x10 creates a new frame every hour.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Math Dictionary for Kids

A Maths Dictionary for Kids is a great resource for the elementary math classroom. A Maths Dictionary for Kids contains math terms that are taught in the elementary classrooms. Definitions that are found in A Maths Dictionary for Kids are represented with words, pictures, and numbers. A Maths Dictionary for Kids also allows visible content to printed. Another component of A Maths Dictionary for Kids is printable math charts. Math chart contents include numbers, operations, fractions, decimals, and numerous other subjects.

A Maths Dictionary for Kids would be a great resource addition to the elementary math classroom.

I've Got Skype - Now What?

I know you have heard it all before...Skype is a wonderful way for teachers to open up their classrooms and their students to the world. Skype allows students to the experience the world in a way that they may never of had an opportunity to do before. Skype gives students opportunities to learn from other students in other parts of the world opening cultures and expanding their knowledge.

But now that you have Skype what do you do next? How do you get started?

Well I recently found this great posting: 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom, from TeachingDegree.Org.

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom lists ways to use Skype that range from resources for getting started to promoting education to promoting community. There is even a section of ideas for teachers and parents. 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom is a great resource for virtual field trips, connecting with authors, professional development, and connecting parents and teachers. 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom is an extensive lists of resources to help get started with a tool that people just can't stop talking about!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Looking to Integrate Technology?

50 Ways to Integrate Technology and 50 More Ways to Integrate Technology are terrific sites created by Jessica Branch and Angelyn Cheatham.

50 Ways to Integrate Technology lists many websites and categorizes them as websites for learning and teaching, websites for management, web 2.0 projects, digital storytelling and others.

50 More Ways to Integrate Technology offers numerous websites and have them broken down into categories such as learn, create, collaborate, share, and a "just because" section.

These two sites have many resources listed and would be beneficial for any classroom!

Sizing up the Universe

Sizing up the Universe is a wonderful resource demonstrating for students the size of the solar system using items that they are familiar with. Sizing up the Universe is a product of Smithsonian Education for students.

Sizing up the Universe uses items that kids are familiar with such as basketballs, beach balls, tennis balls, and golf balls to compare the size of the earth to other objects in the solar system such as the sun and the moon.

After guessing the relative sizes of the earth, moon, and sun, Sizing up the Universe, then lets you enter an address and will estimate the distance between objects using familiar surroundings powered by Google Maps.

Sizing up the Universe is a fun site that does a great job of providing students with a size comparison of different objects in the sky. Definitely worth checking out.