At-Home Enrichment and Challenge Opportunities

You may find that your gifted learner needs more chances for enrichment and challenge. Ms. Franz continuously works with ATS teachers to assist in developing differentiated materials and opportunities.

Enrichment Resources
APS Gifted Services – Supporting Gifted Children at home This is an extensive list of online resources across grades and content areas. You will find many of the same suggestions as listed below; however, this is more focused on opportunities for elementary-school age.
Khan Academy Resources for students and parents to find challenges in various areas of math, science, and design thinking.
PBS Learning Media, K-2 Interactive lesson plans, videos, and more across several disciplines. Also some cool current event videos and quizzes.
PBS Learning Media, 3-5 Interactive lesson plans, videos, and more across several disciplines. Also some cool current event videos and quizzes.
Smithsonian Learning Lab Discover all the resources the Smithsonian has to offer as you dive deep into an interest area. Then create collections of the information you gather. Then you can share your collection or learn from others’ collections.
Mensa for Kids Lesson plans, design activities, and TED connections will provide a lot of possibilities for extensions.
TED Talks to Watch with KidsTED Talks by Brilliant Kids and Teens Feed your student’s curiosity. Watch with your student and inspire deep conversation, or have your student form an interest group among friends to watch and discuss specific TED Talks.
Common Sense Media’s Top 10 Podcasts for Tweens and Teens So many opportunities in podcasts to learn, inspire, and discuss. Pick an episode to listen to on a walk or as a family. Build a discussion group with peers based on a specific podcast.
Wonderopolis Each day a new “wonder” is posted. This is a great chance for the curious learner to look into several different fun facts and have follow up resources to learn more.
CrashCourse YouTube channel that has a huge library of videos on a variety of topics and disciplines.
GeographyNow YouTube channel that has a collection of informational and fun videos about different countries around the world.
Renzulli Learning When it comes to gifted education, Joseph Renzulli is kind of a big deal! Renzulli Learning is an online interactive system that helps students develop a learning profile and then have access to helpful resources and ideas based on the individualized learning profile. You can check out the home edition of Renzulli Learning to find engaging activities for the whole family.
Virtual Field Trip Ideas and Links Bummed that you can’t travel right now? Try these virtual field trips and visit the Louvre without waiting in line! Try them out and tell me which trips are your favorite. I personally am loving some of the interactive zoo experiences.
The Gifted Guy Enrichment Check out fun videos that teach a student how to learn chess, or how to do sodoku, or how to create your own School House Rock, etc. There are a lot of fun chances to learn how to do something that stimulates your brain.
Google Arts & Culture Zoom in on famous pieces of art to learn more about the work and the artist. You can also participate in fun quizzes.
PBS Think Math Take on some real world applications of mathematics and think more deeply about how to apply that math skill you wondered “When will I use this in real life?”
NCES Kids’ Zone A Fun place to try out some statistics games, look at different schools, and even learn about different colleges with the college navigator.
You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube Always wanted to impress your friends with your Rubik’s Cube skills, but never could quite figure it out? Check out this site and learn how to be a cube master!
KenKen Puzzles! Test out your math skills, stretch your brain, and have fun! Here are KenKen puzzles for all grades.
Brilliant Try out a daily challenge!
Skill Share Creative Writing Want to develop as a creative writer? Check out this site with videos and daily tips on how to build your craft.
NASA Stem Engagement Want to check out some STEM activities? NASA has you covered! Become the next generation of explorers with NASA Education Outreach.
Try Engineering Explore different fields of engineering and activities that will challenge you with problem solving.
Smithsonian’s History Explorer An excellent place to learn more about a time, event, person, or group from history that you have been curious about.
Ken Burns In the Classroom One of the masters of documentaries! You can explore a time period in history through his documentaries and analysis of primary sources.
Extra History Interested in military history? Here is the YouTube channel for you!
National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids is a great resource with activities, videos, and games on a variety of topics.