What's a Gizmo?
We’re so glad you asked.
With Gizmos, kids get it.
Gizmos are interactive math and science labs and simulations for grades 3-12.
Experiment with the best STEM learning tools for the classroom. With a library of over 500 virtual simulations, Gizmos gives everyone something to graph, measure, and compare. Even predict and prove. That’s hundreds of experiences where students don’t just act like scientists and mathematicians. They are.
Tap into the power of why!
Gizmos injects experimentation and inquiry into every experience. With the power to ask questions, see results, and draw conclusions, students learn not only the what of a topic, but also the why.
Interactive design allows for extensive manipulation of variables and “what-if” experimentation.
Visualizations and graphing tools help capture and compare results from experiments.
In-depth, inquiry-based activities create more moments to explore, discover, and apply new concepts.
Like to play? So do we!
Play, explore and experience the “ah-ha!” moment for yourself with some of our favorite Gizmos.
Flood and Storm-Proof Homes
Build a home to survive a flood or a hurricane and protect the people inside. Choose materials and a design for the foundation, frame, walls, and roof of the house. Add "extras" such as sand bags, storm shutters, and roof clips. Test your house in a flood or storm and see how well your design worked.Learn More about the Flood and Storm-Proof Homes Gizmo
Fraction Artist 2 (Area Models of Fractions)
Extend understanding of fractions by making modern paintings in the style of Piet Mondrian. Create and analyze paintings with different-sized sections. Compare the sizes of unit fractions. Find creative ways to color one-half of a painting. This can be a nice introduction to adding fractions with unlike denominators.Learn More about the Fraction Artist 2 (Area Models of Fractions) Gizmo
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
Breed "pure" mice with known genotypes that exhibit specific fur and eye colors, and learn how traits are passed on via dominant and recessive genes. Mice can be stored in cages for future breeding, and the statistics of fur and eye color are reported every time a pair of mice breed. Punnett squares can be used to predict results.Learn More about the Mouse Genetics (Two Traits) Gizmo
Everybody's Talking About Gizmos
“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.”- Teacher, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, WI
“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.”- STEM Instructional Specialist, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, NY