Unleash the "power of doing".
ExploreLearning Gizmos are interactive online simulations and case studies for math and science that power inquiry and understanding through hands-on learning and experimentation. With more than 450 Gizmos covering STEM topics for grades 3-12, students can dig deeper into subjects and really understand challenging concepts as they form, analyze, and test ideas to find solutions, just like real mathematicians and scientists.
What's so great about Gizmos?
Excite curiosity and invite interaction in STEM.
Gizmos uses an inquiry-based instructional approach that promotes investigation and discovery. Their highly visual, interactive design fosters active learning by doing.
Build deep conceptional understanding.
Studies show that simulations are powerful tools for effective STEM instruction. Through interactive “what-if” experimentation, Gizmos allow students to learn by doing as they explore a concept or phenomena and then apply it to new situations and problems.
Support teachers with resources they can use to create impact.
All Gizmos come with extensive teaching resources that help make classroom implementation easy. They are classroom-ready, standards aligned, and easiily adapted for the needs of every learner in whole class, small group, 1:1, or individual instruction.
Gizmos gets more "ah-ha!" moments.
Gizmos uses a proven “structured inquiry” approach. In a typical activity, students perform specific actions and record the results. They then make predictions about new situations and verify their hypotheses using the Gizmo.
Gizmos interactive STEM Cases put students in the role of STEM professional tasked with solving a real-world problem. Students learn foundational knowledge and use virtual labs solve it and save the day!
Visualization and Data
Extensive visualization and data analytics tools help students easily see and experience phenomena and concepts, capture and compare results from experiments, and share their findings with others.
Reporting tools help assess and manage student progress. Embedded formative assessments evaluate student progress as it happens. And real-time data heatmaps immediately uncover student problem areas.
Gizmos are standards aligned and lessons easily adapt to whole class, small group, or 1:1 instruction. Plus, our support includes trainers and learning communities. It’s everything educators need to implement, teach, and succeed with Gizmos.
Explore ocean tides and understand how the moon and sun affect them in this Gizmo.View Gizmo
Everybody's Talking About Gizmos
“Hello, Ms. D. I apologize about emailing you during the weekend, but I couldn’t wait to tell you. Gizmos is so much fun, and I absolutely love it. I actually learn something and I like the fact that it is interactive. Thank you so much for making us do Gizmos.”- Gizmos Student, American International School, Abu Dhabi
“I love using Gizmos. Students get the opportunity to play with science that they cannot see. And they love to explore on their own and see the product of their experiments. I have seen a huge difference in students understanding of difficult concepts and their ability to explain science because of Gizmos.”- Gizmos Teacher, Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District, OH
“You could hear a pin drop from start to finish. The students were extremely engaged and excited to have part in helping diagnose or treat individuals in the different Gizmos STEM Cases.”- Gizmos STEM Instructional Specialist, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, NY
“Gizmos is one of the best find resources of my 30-year career in education! I use them as pre-teach, ancillary, or remediation activities. [With Gizmos] students test scores increased significantly and were well above the state average in science.”- Gizmos Teacher, Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District, NJ
“Teachers deserve a tool like Gizmos to empower students to conduct their own investigations, learn without reading lots of text but by doing lots of reasoning.”- Gizmos Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
“With Gizmos STEM Cases I love how the students can input their data, then go and look at the graph and interpret the data. It’s a great way for them to learn through inquiry and as a hands-on lab.”- Gizmos Teacher, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, WI
“I see more student engagement with lesson content when students are using Gizmos. Student grades have shown more understanding of the topics.”- Gizmos Teacher, Salinas Unified School District, CA