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John O. Arnn Elementary School: Online Resources

Homework Supplement

Discovery Education Homework Help
Tools to help you study, games to challenge your mind, and tons of great clip art to use. In addition, there are nearly a dozen learning adventures that let you explore everything from Ancient Egypt to the Space Station.
Homework Spot
Elementary, Middle and High School resources in various subjects as well as activities, tips and articles.
Kids Know It Network
A free children's learning network with links to free educational websites, games, and resources.
Smithsonian Education
Smithsonian Museum for Students: Arts; Science and Nature; History and Culture; People and Places
Yahoo! KIDS
A Web resources for kids.
BrainPoP Jr.
Online educational resources for K - 3.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Pre-K through 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
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.

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.
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 U.S. Energy Information Administration Science Homework Center
Science homework help from
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)
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.
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 web site.
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.
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
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.
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!
The British Museum
Learning activities from the British Museum.

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.
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 - a free reliable synonym search tool.