Sample Interactive Activities: K-8 and High School

Dive in, play around, and enjoy the challenge and the learning!

These interactive activities are embedded in longer lessons. As you'll see, most activities offer classic "learning by doing" opportunities, which develop a true understanding of a lesson's ideas and principles.

Be sure to also check out our sample lessons for grades K–8 and 9–12. And try our mobile applications for all grades!

Interactive Activities from K-8 Lessons

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Betsy's Flag

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Cradles of Civilization

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Mozart's Variations

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Richter Scale

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Postcards from Around the World

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The Fisherman and the Genie

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The Road to Rome

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Where in the Roman World?

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Karate Practice with Alexander the Great

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Comparing Collections

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Counting Engine

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Building Expressions

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Mystery Item

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Ocean Explorer

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Rocks of the Grand Canyon

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Harp

Interactive Activities from High School Lessons

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Axis Aggressions
Students review the aggressions perpetrated by the Axis powers in the late 1920s and early 1930s leading up to World War II.

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Students explore cellular mitosis while experiencing an authentic scientific experiment using a virtual laboratory to reproduce a traditional biology lab.

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Students investigate the nature of sound waves by conducting a classic scientific applied physics experiment in a virtual laboratory.

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pH Indicator Testing
In Chemistry, students use the interactive lab to test the pH of a solution.

The Coriolis Effect
The Coriolis Effect
This animated tutorial shows the Coriolis Effect and informs students about the important dynamics of Coriolis forces on meteorology.

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Identifying Functions
Students learn about functions, how to identify them, their domain and their range.

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How to Solve a System of Equations
This tutorial teaches students how to solve linear equations using a calculator.

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Marketing an Era
Students apply their acquired knowledge about nationalism (1815-1824) to create a brochure that identifies some of the architecture, opportunities, and changes during Madison’s and Monroe’s new nationalism.

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Characters in American Literature
The roles and personality traits of the characters in The Glass Menagerie are highlighted and explained in this student interactive.

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Mars Orbit from Earth
This visual tool traces the path of Mars through the night sky over several months and explains the looping pattern created.

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Planet Distances
The relative distances between the planets in the solar system are compared to those of points on the map of the United States.

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Skydome Earth Simulator
Students learn the relationship between the paths the sun takes across the daytime sky through the course of the year.