Humans: Incredibly Interesting Machines

The human body is a wonderful thing, but not exactly easy to take apart and study in grades 3-12. Whether it’s a unit on health or a human biology class, with Gizmos, students can learn about bodily functions, the senses, diseases, and more through engaging and entertaining virtual simulations! 

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Gizmos gives everyone something to visualize, manipulate, and explore. That's hundreds of opportunities where students don't just act like scientists and mathematicians. They are.

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Over 400 math and science Gizmos gives everyone something to graph, measure, and compare. Even predict and prove. That's hundreds of opportunities where students don't just act like scientists and mathematicians. They are.

Gizmos gives everyone something to visualize, manipulate, and explore. That's hundreds of opportunities where students don't just act like scientists and mathematicians. They are.

Meta-analysis of educational research identifies several instructional techniques that have a strong positive impact on student achievement. Math and science Gizmos bring these powerful and effective instructional techniques to the classroom.

Why Gizmos work

Gizmos gives everyone something to visualize, manipulate, and explore. That's hundreds of opportunities where students don't just act like scientists and mathematicians. They are.

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Gizmos - for grades 3-12

With Gizmos, Kids Get It.

Over 400 math and science Gizmos gives everyone something to graph, measure, and compare. Even predict and prove. That's hundreds of opportunities where students don't just act like scientists and mathematicians. They are. 

What are Gizmos?

Meta-analysis of educational research identifies several instructional techniques that have a strong positive impact on student achievement. Math and science Gizmos bring these powerful and effective instructional techniques to the classroom. 

Why Gizmos work

We are educators, just like you. We have that drive to be our very best each day and to make the next day even better. This continuous improvement is what ExploreLearning professional development is all about.

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Gizmos - for grades 3-12

Gizmos are online simulations that excite curiosity and invite interaction. With over 400 Gizmos in our library students can dig deeper into subjects and really understand challenging math and science concepts. Extensive teaching resources that help make planning and teaching easy are included. With Gizmos, kids get it. 

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Disease Spread Gizmo

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With our Disease Spread Gizmo, students will observe the spread of disease through a group of people. The methods of transmission can be chosen and include person-to-person, airborne, and food-borne as well as any combination thereof. The probability of each form of transmission and number of people in the group can also be adjusted.

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Senses Gizmo

With our Senses Gizmo, students explore how different sense organs detect stimuli—changes inside or outside the body that cause a response—from the environment and send messages about that stimulus to the brain.

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Eyes and Vision Gizmos

With our three-part Eyes and Vision Gizmo series, we explore the big questions: Why does an apple appear to be red, a banana yellow, and a leaf green?

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Human Homeostasis Gizmo

With our Human Homeostasis Gizmo, students will adjust the levels of clothing, perspiration, and exercise to maintain a stable internal temperature as the external temperature changes. Water and blood sugar levels need to be replenished regularly, and fatigue occurs with heavy exercise. Severe hypothermia, heat stroke, or dehydration can result if internal stability is not maintained. 

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Circulatory System Gizmo

With our Circulatory System Gizmo, students will trace the path of blood through a beating heart and the network of blood vessels that supplies blood to the body. Take blood samples from different blood vessels to observe blood cells and measure the levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, sugar, and urea.

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Digestive System Gizmo

With our Digestive System Gizmo, students are able to see what would happen if some of the digestive organs were eliminated, or if the sequence of them was changed. Can the digestive system be improved? Find out by designing your own digestive system with this Gizmo.

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Drug Dosage Gizmo

With our Drug Dosage Gizmo, students can give a patient one or more pills and monitor the levels of medication in the body through time. Based on the reaction of the patient, determine the ideal levels of medication. Create a dosage schedule so these levels are maintained through time. Four types of pills, each with a different release pattern and target organ, are available for use.

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Science Gets Real with STEM Cases

Working as a pediatrician, students must diagnose and treat their little patient, Lucy. First by determining what immunodeficiency disease she has, and then developing a course of treatment. Along the way, students learn about genes and protein synthesis. 

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STEM Case: Protein Synthesis

STEM Case: Homeostasis

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In the role of a physician assistant, students help a young man, who has Type II diabetes and high blood pressure. Students must make a diagnosis and then apply the principles of filtration and homeostasis to help the patient.

STEM Cases are interactive explorations in which students practice problem-solving and critical thinking as they solve a real world problem as a STEM professional.

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DNA Analysis Gizmo

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With our DNA Analysis Gizmo, students learn how DNA is compared to identify individuals, identify the sections of DNA that tend to differ, and use PCR to amplify these segments. They can then use gel electrophoresis to create DNA profiles. Based on what they’ve learned, they can create their own DNA profiling test and use this test to analyze crime scene evidence.

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Muscles and Bones Gizmo

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With our Muscles and Bones Gizmo, students can see how muscles, bones, and connective tissue work together to allow movement. They can observe how muscle contraction arises from the interactions of thin and thick filaments in muscle cells, and, using what they’ve learned, construct an arm that can lift a weight or throw a ball.

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It's never too early to learn science.

(Grades K-2)

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Science4Us covers Inquiry, Physical Science, Life Science and Earth & Space Science with 1000’s of online and offline activities that can be completed in as little as ten minutes, and teach students using videos, interaction, poems, songs, and digital notebooks.

Make fractions finally make sense.

Frax is adaptive and game-based, it uses the latest research-based instructional methods to create a better way to learn fractions. The fun challenges, personalized instruction, and motivating rewards help students build their skills and understanding of fractions.

(Grades 3-5)

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Adaptive and individualized, Reflex is the most effective system for mastering basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Full of games that students love, Reflex takes students at every level and helps them quickly gain math fact fluency and confidence.

When they use Reflex, kids love math.

(Grades 2-6)

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About ExploreLearning

ExploreLearning was founded in 1999 by educators looking for new ways to inspire students and help them succeed. We make innovative math and science online solutions that are fun to use and really work. 
Gizmos®️, Reflex®️, Frax®️ and Science4Us®️ are used in classrooms in every state and over 50 countries worldwide. 

ExploreLearning® is a Charlottesville, VA based company that develops online solutions to improve student learning in math and science.

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