Thursday, April 7, 2011


I am a fourth grade science teacher who LOVES using technology within my classroom. When I started teaching science I was worried about finding quality games that really enforced the standards, but allowed students to have fun too.

However, I found a TOTALLY AWESOME website! It is called Edheads. It is a free site full of interactive science games! My students played the Simple Machines and Weather game during our computer lab time. Now as a reward they are allowed to play on Edheads in the classroom. Their favorite is the Virtual Knee Surgery. The website offers lessons for the teacher to use prior to students playing the games, and for after the game to reinforce those skills.

Recently, I received an email from Edheads and wanted to share this with my friends. Below you can read the email and see that they are in need of some help! If you can help them in anyway, please do. I would really hate for something to happen to this free website. Thanks!

Hello! Thanks so much for subscribing to the Edheads
email list. We greatly appreciate you joining! We mostly
want to use this to let you know of upcoming things at
Edheads AND to find out what you want from us. Toward that
end, we have hired a marketing company to help us determine
who our users are and what they most want to see in future
activities. However, we need more people to sign up by the
end of April to make that worth our while. We need about
900 more teachers and about 600 more students, parents and
'other' to sign up. So please tell all your friends and
colleagues about us. If you are one of the fabulous
students that signed up, please take a moment to ask your
teacher to sign up - we really need him or her to share
their opinion at the end of this month! They can sign up
on our home page at Thanks for your help!

Also, we've run into a bit of a problem with our latest

activity "Stem Cell Heart Repair." We had a cardiologist
helping us, but he moved away from the hospital at which
he was working. So need a new cardiologist to help us by
sharing images from heart catheterizations. If you know of
a cardiologist that might be willing to help, please have
the doctor email us at Thanks again!

Gail Wheatley

Executive Director
Edheads, P.O. Box 396, Hilliard, OH, 43026

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