Teacher Review For Maggie's Earth Adventures

Common grammar, math, and science activities in English and Spanish

Lisa B.
Classroom teacher
Hershey Middle School
Hershey, PA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Practice
Small group
Great with ELL
General
How I Use It

As a Spanish teacher, I have used some of the science and math activities in Spanish. It provided students a chance for interdisciplinary practice - they learn about the earths atmosphere in Earth Science and see the cognates for the Spanish terms. In 7th grade science they study the parts of the flower, and they can also diagram it with Spanish phrases. The math activity I modified - one student would say the math problem out loud and in Spanish and their partner would solve it. Because the activities involve lower level thinking, it is a good activity for a short time period, but not extended practice.

My Take

The website offers grammar, basic math, and a science activity. There are also Spanish versions of many of the activities - like grammar edits and basic math.

The science activity has you label a drawing of a flower, the earths core, the atmosphere layers, anatomy of a fish, etc with drag-and-drop phrases. The math options are adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. The games practice discrete skills. There are clear directions at the beginning of the activity; however, the directions are written in more complex terms than the skills practiced in the game. There is minor differenciation for students with different skill levels: there are two levels for students to choose from.