High School Activities

Education.com's team has put together an awesome collection of creative school activities and educational games for high school students, including DIY clothing projects, delicious recipes, hair-raising science experiments, and innovative ways to practice SAT skills. Use the boxes in the side bar to filter by subtopic to find activities for high school students, educational games for high school students, and more.

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Check out these fun toothpick puzzles that are easy to set up and will give your kid an opportunity to practice all-important spatial reasoning skills.
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Set your teen on the beat in a real world "crime scene" investigation. Can he tell whose fingerprints are on a drinking glass?
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This high school activity uses dice to explore probability and prepare for SAT questions.
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Probability problems are often among the hardest math concepts to wrap your head around. Here's a classic example: the Monty Hall problem!
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Using cameras, host a friendly contest between family members or friends to see who can find the most examples of geometry in the real world!
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Invite your high schooler to author a letter to his future self about his goals and perspective on life, and then give it to him to review at graduation!
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Looking for a way to help your teen explore the fun side of physics? How about a round of Saturday morning cartoons?
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Challenge your high school student to find the flaw in this short mathematical proof that one is equal to two.
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The Declaration of Independence set forth inspiring ideals of liberty. If your kid had the chance today, would she sign the Declaration?
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Recognizing number patterns is an important ability on the SAT. Here's a game that teaches your student some of the most common sequences in mathematics.
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Here's a game to help ensure that your teenager hits the important aspects of analyzing a piece of literature. A good grade is in the cards!
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Here's an activity that uses second-semester high school algebra to determine which pizza gives you the most bang for your appetite. Here's how to get started:
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Make thinking about college fun by working with your teen to design and plan a Road to College board game.
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By tracking nutritional information from candy wrappers, your teen can use statistics to find which treats offer the fewest tricks on Halloween!
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Here's an arts and crafts activity for your budding artist: make a fitted paper-mache mask. Once it's complete you can use it in a play or hang it as art!
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The SAT likes to replace numbers with letters. Here's a game that will show your teen that cracking the code is a lot easier than it looks.
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For a fun activity that will have lasting effects, make this time capsule with your high school child, to be opened after college graduation.
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Riddles about two trains passing in the night are often featured on SAT tests. Help break these problems down into five easy steps.
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Meant to be fun and inspiring, Oulipo N+7 challenges writers to create new writing, use language and enriches vocabulary, spelling and critical thinking.
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Teach your kids about the ancient art of the Echo Verse. They'll give writing skills and creativity a boost as they write an Echo Verse of their own!

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