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Language ArtsTime for Kids

Writing Help - TIME for Kids
Learn how to create a winning essay, oral report, biography and so much more.
Expert tips for writing your paper, and even a writer's toolbox with a dictionary, thesauras, map finder, and clip art.

It's Fun to Read! (for younger readers)Fun to Read
A great site with music, poetry, stories, magic and more....

Reading is Fundamental - Reading PlanetReading is Fundamental
A great reading site, with activities, games, books, polls and more. You can even use the site to email a postcard to a friend, help write a monthly story, and review good books.

Free educational games, online books and comics. More than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.

GRAMMAR - Word Central from Merriam WebsterMerriam Webster
Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun. Introducing?Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task.
Either way, your essay will have the same basic format. If you follow a few simple steps, you will find that the essay almost writes itself. You will be responsible only for supplying ideas, which are the important part of the essay anyway.


Discovery EducatinoDiscovery Education - Math
If you get the Discovery Channel at home, you know that they provide great educational programs. Well, their website is just as good! You will find videos that walk through all of the basic math functions - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Check it out!

MapStats for KidsMapStats for Kids
Hey Kids!
We are Stixie and Globie. We teach you concepts about maps and statistics through cool games. Do you think you can you answer these questions? If not, the games will help you. Let the fun begin ...
Check out this site and you can learn concepts about maps and statistics through cool games.

Math MysteriesMath Maven's Mysteries
Calling all math detectives! Mysteries are popping all over town, and our chief sleuth needs your help to crack each case.  Solve "the Cafeteria Caper", "The Pilfered Pizza", Mystery at the Peculiar Zoo", and many more!

Math for KidsMath for Kids
This website was designed by two fourth graders for fourth graders who want to sharpen their math problem- solving skills. If you want to practice word problems, learn how to solve word problems, or share word problems you've written, this website is for you. Medieval history and stories about knights is the theme for all the word problems.

Dr. MathAsk Dr. Math

for elementary school students
for middle school students

Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as summaries of Frequently Asked Questions.


cellsCells Alive!
Great graphics on this site, including animations of cells. There are some puzzles as well, and just let me warn you - they are addicting. I spent 15 minutes putting together the streptococcus puzzle.

Energy KidsEnergy Kids!
Energy facts, history, and games.   You'll find a definition of 'energy', and information on energy sources, how to use and save energy, the history of energy, and some fun games and activities.  Check it out!  It's sponsored by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Earthquakes for KidsEarthquakes for Kids
A great site - from the U.S. Geological Survey.  Everything you've ever wanted to know about earthquakes, including information about the latest quakes, science fair project ideas, the science of earthquakes, and earthquake ABC's.

There are even earthquake pictures, animatinos, and puzzles & games...check it out!

Here kids of all ages can have fun learning and exploring the world around us. NASA brings you an exciting way to look at our Sun and Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond.

Come and explore your world and beyond through NASA's eyes. Experience an inspiring view of science with games, activities, movies, and even resources to help you with your homework.

Science of BaseballExploratorium - The Science of Baseball
You didn't think there was any science to baseball? Think again! Check your reaction time to see if you could hit a baseball thrown at 95 miles per hour. Other fun stuff including activities and experiments.

Social Studies

How Laws Are Made
Laws may be initiated in either chamber of Congress, the House of Representatives or the Senate. Learn how the process works.

Fact MonsterFact Monster Social Studies Homework Center
This is a great site, with all sorts of information on the government, the United States, and the World.  While you're there, you might want to check out all of the other homework help resources in math, science and more.

Flags of the World U.S. Flag
(Central Intelligence Agency) - This page shows each countries flags; you can also click on the country name for more facts.

Kids in the HouseKids in the House
The Kids in the House Web site is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Our mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States government to students of all age levels. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government - For KidsBens Guide to US Government
Hello, kids! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Benjamin Franklin. I will be your guide throughout this site. You probably know me best as a Founding Father and from my "shocking" kite experiment.

 I have been chosen to represent GPO Access since I was involved in setting up the first public library in America and my work during the early days of government printing has led some people to give me the honorary title of "first public printer" of the United States.


Fact MonsterFact Monster (from Information Please) Very complete site, covering the world, the U.S., people, sports, science, math & money, words, and more.  Has a special homework center, an almanac, an atlas, a dictionary and encyclopedia.  There are games and quizzes to.  Check it out!

A GREAT site - lots of links.  Choose your path - one path for grades K-5, one for grades 6-8.  Once you choose your path, there are links to help with math, science, social studies, government site, health and fitness sites and more.

Yahoo! KidsYahoo Kids
Great site if you're looking for information about animals, science and reference.  It also has a great window into the World Factbook, with info on all the countries of the world, including maps, pictures of flags, statistics, and info on each country's history, land, people government and money system.

Ask KidsAsk Kids
An internet search engine just for kids.  When you get to it, make sure to check out the links to "Schoolhouse" and to "Answers".  You'll find a ton of information that will help you with your homework.  The Answers section is pretty cool - it has a lot of real questions, and then gives short and accurate answers. There's a section with images, too.

If you need information or help with your homework, let us know. We have access to a lot of great websites and databases and can get you headed in the right direction!


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