Teacher Review For ExploreLearning Gizmos

High quality science simulations.

Brian L.
Classroom teacher
Novi High School
Novi, MI
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use a number of these in my classroom when simulating a lab experience makes sense. I particularly appreciate the "gizmos" on color addition and subtraction, as well as the "gizmos" on calorimetry. The site has pre-made student lessons that students can work through. I almost always create my own process for the students to work through.
My Take
I have found the explorelearning simulations to be an asset to my class. They are well done and allow for a visualization of some science concepts that I could not achieve in a standard lab experience.