Manage your Assignments here.
You can also find Assignments under your account dropdown in the upper right hand corner.
This new site feature allows users to choose from our hundreds of engaging learning
games and exercises to create assignments for students. See below for details and simple
instructions on how to use this exciting new feature.
How to Assign Games or Exercises
You've selected a game or exercise to assign.
From here, you have two options: Add the game or exercise to a new assignment, or add to an existing assignment.
If you're creating a new assignment, give it a name. Adding a description or due date is optional. Click "Next".
Select the child(ren) you want to send this assignment to, then click "Done". You will see a confirmation message once it has been successfully assigned.
How Children Can Access Their Assignments
Your students can log in through your Pro membership log-in, or at learn.education.com by entering the Classroom Mode code.
Once your child selects their profile, they will land on our main menu where they will see available assignments and due dates (if applicable).
To complete the assignments, students click on the games or exercises listed on the assignment page, play, learn, and have fun!
The main menu also allows students to see their progress in each individual game and exercise in the assignment.
Track Assignment Progress
As your child completes each assignment, you'll be able to track their performance
in the Assignments tab of our Progress Tracker. You'll also be able to make edits
to assignments from here, like removing games or exercises, or changing the due date.
Deck the halls with last season's Christmas lights for a spectacular and electrifying science activity. Your young Einstein will get some hands-on experience with simple batteries as he powers up his very own miniature light.
Review basic electrical safety with your child. Remind her to never try an electrical experiment without you present. Since mixing electricity with water is very dangerous, make sure she knows that her hands must be dry whenever she works with electricity.
Have her use the copper wire strippers to cut one light from the string of Christmas tree lights. She'll want to leave at least one inch of the strand on either side of the light.
Help her strip the green insulation off the last quarter inch of both of the strand's ends.
Let your child take a closer look at the green insulation and the copper wire inside the strand. Explain to your child that the plastic green insulation does not carry electricity; instead it provides protection for the copper wire which does carry electricity.
Review basic electrical circuits with your child. This activity is more fun if your child figures out how to make the light shine by herself. In order for the light to go on, the battery, light, and bulb must be arranged in a circuit -- which, as the name suggests, is a circle.
Using the electrical tape to secure the stripped wire on the battery, let your child practice, trial and error style, to get the light to turn on.
If she needs some help, give her a hint! The correct arrangement has the stripped wires of the light touching the top and bottom of the battery. She should press the wire on the battery through the electrical tape.
Be aware that if you are recycling an old strand of lights, a couple bulbs might be broken. In this case, the light won't go on no matter what your child does. Keep working until you find a working light.
Once your child gets the light on, detach the circuit as soon as you have finished admiring her handiwork. No need to waste those batteries!