# Author - Laura Gallagher

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Modeling Fractions (Area Models)

Visualizing fractions is easy in the Modeling Fractions Gizmo. In this Gizmo, students can change the denominator and the numerator to see the effect each has...

Press Clippings

## Providing differentiation with Gizmos

Common Sense Education explains how a chemistry teacher allowed students to pick topics for a virtual lab using Gizmos, ensuring that students were vested in...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Mineral Identification

In the Mineral Identification Gizmo, students apply a sequence of tests to determine the identity of a variety of minerals. Identifications are made based on...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Balancing Blocks (Volume)

The Balancing Blocks Gizmo is an interactive way to learn about volume and center of mass. In the Gizmo, students are challenged to balance a certain number of...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Holiday Snowflake Designer

What would the holiday season be without snowflakes? In the Holiday Snowflake Designer Gizmo, students learn about symmetry while designing their own...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Solving Linear Systems (Matrices and Special Solutions)

The Solving Linear Systems Gizmo introduces matrices by having students solve systems of equations. The Student Exploration Sheet starts with a simple...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Additive Colors

Most students know that if you mix yellow and blue paint, you get green. But how many know that if you mix green and red light, you get yellow? In the Additive...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Populations and Samples

With a complete data set, students could easily compute the average height of students in their class. Could they also compute the average height of students...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Levers

Can a strongman always lift a turkey? In the Levers Gizmo, our animated strongman is in for a series of loony scientific discoveries as students explore the...

Case Studies

## Expert Corner: Shift your thinking about math and science learning with professional development

At ExploreLearning, we’re committed to improving science and math education, and not just through our products. We want to make sure that every Gizmos or...