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    Homework Supplement

    General Homework Sites

    BrainPoP Jr.
    Online educational resources for K - 3.
    Provides students, teachers, and parents with quick, manageable access to information and educational tools.
    Fact Monster
    Online Almanac, Encyclopedia and Homework Help
    Homework Spot
    Elementary, Middle and High School resources in various subjects as well as activities, tips and articles.
    Kid Space @ ipl2: Information You Can Trust
    The Internet Public Library (IPL) is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. The website "ipl2: information you can trust" is a result of merging the collections of resources from IPL and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites.
    MidLink Magazine: How to Cite Your Sources
    Links to information about evaluating and citing resources.
    Smithsonian Education
    Smithsonian Museum for Students: Arts; Science and Nature; History and Culture; People and Places
    Yahoo! KIDS
    A Web resources for kids.

    Language Arts (Reading & Writing)

    BrainPoP Jr.
    Online educational resources for K - 3.
    Clifford the Big Red Dog
    PreK-Grade 2 reading and writing resources from Scholastic
    INFOTRAC -- Student Resource Center
    The Thomason Gale collection consists of full-text articles from over 750 magazines and newspapers, hours of audio and video clips, 7,400 photos, and at least 2800 maps and charts, and hundreds of poems and plays. See your teacher for a username and password.
    PBS Kids Reading Games
    Explore reading and play games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters like Elmo, WordGirl, Super Why and Daniel Tiger!
    Additional reading resources for beginning readers

    English & Literature

    BrainPoP Jr.
    Online educational resources for K - 3.
    Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation.
    Wired for Books
    Collection of poems, stories, plays, essays, lectures and interviews for children to adults.


    A non-commercial, educational website created to promote bioscience literacy by providing peer reviewed articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to six bioscience content areas: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and science policy.
    BBC Bitesize Science
    Want to know about how our world and all the things in it work? We look at materials, energy, light and sound; and, even observe humans, plants and animals in this section.
    BBC Science Clips
    To see all the material, you'll need Flash.
    Brainy Kids
    Games and activities, virtual lab and lesson plans from the Dana Foundation.
    Discovery Kids
    Games, puzzles, quizzes, and other learning materials for Kids from Discovery
    Edheads Simple Machines Activity
    Learn about simple and compound machines while you explore the House and Tool Shed!
    Energy Kids
    Information, Games and Activities about energy from the <br />U.S. Energy Information Administration
    FactMonster.com Science Homework Center
    Science homework help from FactMonster.com
    NASA is taking bold steps at the K-12 grade levels to prepare the next generation of explorers. Building on previous accomplishments, NASA has established a series of innovative programs designed to stimulate student interest in order to motivate higher levels of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, subjects. These activities provide unique learning experiences for students, teachers, administrators and families.
    NOAA Education Resources
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications, and booklets that have been produced.
    Articles, interviews, and personal essays as well as slide shows, 360° panoramas, and regular interactive features—all of which strive to enhance or delve deeper into subjects covered in the television program.
    Ocean Explorer
    National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Explorer is an educational Internet offering for all who wish to learn about, discover, and virtually explore the ocean realm. It provides public access to current information on a series of NOAA scientific and educational explorations and activities in the marine environment. The site provides a platform to follow explorations in near real-time, learn about exploration technologies, observe remote marine flora and fauna in the colorful multimedia gallery, read about NOAA’s 200-year history of ocean exploration, and discover additional NOAA resources in a virtual library.
    Peep and the Big Wide World
    The site contains interactive games, anywhere science activities, music & video, printables, and science resources.
    Science News for Students
    From the Society for Science & the Public (SSP)
    Smithsonian National Zoological Park
    Online habitat education, fact sheets, web cams, homework helper and more.
    The Franklin Institute
    Online learning resources from the Franklin Institute Science Museum.
    The Magic School Bus
    Cross curricular games and activities that are based on the book and TV series, The Magic School Bus.
    USGS Kids
    Coloring pages, connect-the-dots, stories, games, puzzlers, and fun projects from the U.S. Geological Survey


    Features a comprehensive set of thousands of interactive arithmetic lessons.  No cost or registration required to practice your math on the AAAMath.com web site.
    This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively.
    Ask Dr. Math
    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
    Batter's Up Baseball (Math Game)
    Can you get a Homerun? How about a base hit? This is a fun and challenging way to learn math. (uses Macromedia Flash 4.0)
    BrainPoP Jr.
    Online educational resources for K - 3.
    Cool Math
    Math lessons, practice, games and reference.
    Create a Graph
    Tutorial about graphs and information about 5 different graphs and charts for you to consider from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Kid's Zone.
    Federal Reserve Education
    Financial Literacy resources and lesson plans for K - 12.
    Math Baseball
    Math baseball game from Funbrain
    Math Forum @ Drexel
    Internet resources for math K-College.
    Math Magician
    Interactive games from the OSWEGO City School District website.
    Interactive games designed to provide a fun system to help students of all ages learn the multiplication facts quickly and easily.
    NCES Kid Zone
    Students engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Kid Zone
    Oswego Interactive Games
    Play or create your own interactive math games - from Oswego City School District.
    PBS Cyberchase
    A multimedia project that encourages children to see, think and do mathematics
    PBS Let's Tessellate!
    Choose a shape and a color and then tessellate! See your shape repeat again and again to make a beautiful pattern in this fun tessellation math game.
    Sheppard Software
    Everything from early math to pre-algebra. The free lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of Pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered.
    Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.

    Social Studies

    Links to state home pages and information.
    Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
    This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.
    BrainPoP Jr.
    Online educational resources for K - 3.
    Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation.
    U.S. government's official web portal for kids.
    National Constitution Center - Students
    Need resources for your government or American history class? Want to catch up on current events? The National Constitution Center provides many different ways to engage in the American experience.
    National Geographic Kids
    Games, videos, photos and more fun stuff from National Geographic!
    National History Day
    National History Day makes history come alive for America's youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past.
    The British Museum
    Learning activities from the British Museum.
    U.S. State Department for Youth
    Play some games to learn about the U.S. Department of State.
    United Nations Cyber School Bus
    The UN Cyberschoolbus captures the growing potential of the Internet as an educational tool and provides an effective medium with which to disseminate information and resources about international affairs, as well as bring together diverse communities of students and educators from around the world. Within the Cyberschoolbus site there are a number of activities and projects that teach students about global issues in an interactive, engaging and fun way.
    White House 101
    Learn about White House art and architecture, the Presidents and First Ladies, and how you can take a tour.

    Health and P.E.

    BAM! Body and Mind
    Got a question about fitness? disease? peer pressure? BAM! Body and Mind, from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, will tell you all you need to know about the stuff that matters.
    BrainPoP Jr.
    Online educational resources for K - 3.
    Choose My Plate
    Weight management and calories, physical activity, healthy eating tips and other information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
    D.A.R.E. for Kids
    The official website of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program.


    Typing Lessons
    Typing Lessons with reviews for each lesson, words per minute and grading.
    Typing Practice and Lessons
    A variety of preliminary information, typing lessons and exercises to improve your skill in keyboarding.

    Research Links

    Reliable, free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations
    Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, biographies and more.
    Library Spot
    A free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
    MidLink Magazine: How to Cite Your Sources
    Links to information about evaluating and citing resources.
    ProQuest Professional Education
    ProQuest Professional Education is a comprehensive reference collection for K-12 professional development and continuing education. See your school Information Specialist for passwords.
    SIRS Discoverer
    SIRS Discoverer is a general reference resource for young researchers that makes learning fun and intuitive. Helps students in grades 1-9 develop their research, writing, language and computer skills.
    Sister site of Dictionary.com - a free reliable synonym search tool.
    School Online I.C. Catalog

    I.C. Database Resources

    The websites listed below are dedicated to compiling age appropriate research and data sources for a wide variety of subjects. 


    Britannica 21st Century Explorer

    Grades K-6

    21st Century Explorer gives teachers and students access to two complete encyclopedias, interactive lessons, videos, and other resources—all correlated to state curriculum standards, consistent with classroom topics, and age-appropriate. Please see your school Information Center Specialist for passwords and usernames.

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    Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

    Grades K-6

    Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia is an online encyclopedia that indexes over 25,000 records covering a variety of subjects. Please see your school Information Center Specialist for passwords and usernames.

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