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Helpful Homework Websites

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General

Ask Kids : A search engine designed specifically for kids!

English Language Arts Exam – Primary (Grades 3-5): Study material, including previous exams, for New York State testing.

English Language Arts Exam – Intermediate (Grades 6-8): Study material, including previous exams, for New York State testing.

Fact Monster: This site has everything from geography maps to math flash cards. A great resource for children researching any topic.

Finding Dulcinea: Collects useful, highly trustworthy websites to assist students with online research by not simply “Googling” a topic.

FunBrain: Designed for children ranging from preschool to 8th grade this site is home to over 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading and literacy.

Information Please Almanac: A reference destination on a wide variety of different topics, including a homework help center.

Homework Spot: This online index has collected the very best websites for each topic your studying.

Internet Public Library Children’s Page: Contains a large amount of subject collections and online reference books. This site is maintained by librarians and information specialists.

Kids Clicks: A web search site designed by librarians, with kid-friendly results.

Ref Seek: A search engine designed for school-related assignments.

Sweet Search 4 Me: An elementary school version of a search engine with sites that have been carefully reviewed by teachers, librarians and research experts.

Youngzine: Youngzine is a child-centered website that provides articles, images, and videos about world news, science and technology, society and arts, movies, and books.

Reading and Writing

ABC Fast Phonics: This site uses cartoons, audio narration, sounds, and click-able words to teach phonics.

Between the Lions: Helps kids to hone their literacy skills.

DogEared: National Geographic Book Blog.

Inside Story Flashcards: Learn your vocabulary – the fun way!

Leading to Reading: Where young children discover the love of reading!

Letter Recognition Worksheets: These worksheets are designed to improve a child’s letter recognition and overall literacy skills.

Super Teacher Worksheets: Another site with worksheets to help improve a child’s alphabet letter recognition.

Science

All About Birds: This site is a great resource for anyone studying birds either for school or for fun. This database of nearly every species of bird includes life history, audio clips of the bird’s voice, as well as video of the bird in the wild. This site is supported courtesy of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Animal Planet: A great site for kids to begin with if they are researching a specific wild animal or are just interested in wildlife.

Astronomy For Kids: Learn about moons, stars, planets, asteroids and all that is astronomy.

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Everyone’s Favorite Mad Scientist Has His Own Website.

Catch the Science Bug: Get excited about science with some science activities and and investigations you can do from your very own home.

Lawrence Hall of Science: This is a great website if you interested in science experiments and games without the mess and cleanup! A wonderful exploration into your first science laboratory.

National Geographic Animals: A great resource for kids doing research on a specific animal for a school project.

Science Bob: Check out this site and get some great ideas for your next science experiment.

Science NetLinks: This dynamic Website connecting K-12 teachers, students, and families to STEM resources produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science including lesson plans, interactives, and reviewed Internet resources

ZoomSci: Another great website to get ideas for your next science experiment, including chemistry, physics and engineering.

Math

AAA Math: Features a large  set of interactive math lessons ranging from kindergarten to middle school.

A+ Click : Practice thousands of math problems from first grade and up.

Coolmath: Lessons and help with pre-algebra, algebra, and also offers puzzles, games and even a Math Survival Guide.

Dr. Math: Question and answers to elementary and middle school math problems.

Hooda Math Free online math site for teachers, parents, and kids featuring math games, math worksheets, math tutorials, and math movies.

IXL Learning: This site has activities and games to help students with their math skills. For children in grade K-8.

Math Playground: Online math games to improve your math skills.

Geography

Atlapedia: Contains information on every country of the world. Each profile of a country includes facts on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history.

50 States: Learn about any or all of the 50 U.S. states and get capital cities, state birds, songs, nicknames, sports teams and many other facts and links.

CIA World Factbook: A database from the CIA which gives facts and information about every country in the world. Great site for country reports.

Peace Corps For Kids: Explore the glove and learn about making a difference as a Peace Corps volunteer by playing interactive games.

Scholastic’s Global Trek: This site is a way for students to travel the world without having to leave their classroom. The travel itinerary provides links to background information and a chance to read about a country’s people and culture.

History

America’s Story from America’s Library : A kid friendly exploration of U.S. History with the help of the Library of Congress.

Ancient Egypt: This site, from the British Museum, offers students a diverse amount of information on ancient Egypt ranging from religion, to geography, to writing.

Ancient Olympic Games: At this site you can compare ancient and modern Olympic sports, tour the site of Olympia as it looks today, and read about the athletes from the ancient times. This site is part of the Perseus Project at Tufts University.

Ben’s Guide to United States Government for Kids: A U.S. government based website designed for kids.

From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies of  important people in American History. Also check out the presidents link and read some of the speeches that they gave while they were president!

iCivics: This website founded by former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, teaches young people of all ages about the three branches of government.

IWitness: A collection of over 1,000 online video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.

On This Day in History: Find out what life was like the date that you were born. Enter a date between 1800-2002 and find out the headlines for the day, top songs, average grocery costs and more!

The Underground Railroad: The National Geographic site about the Underground Railroad that recreates what it was really like to be a runaway slave.

U.S. Government Kid’s Page: United States government in kids terms.

United States Immigration : A great first stop for kids when starting to research and understand immigration.