Resources for Students

updated 09/30/12

Grade Level Skills Help Pages

Advertising/Web Sites 

Nickelodeon Online

Disney Online

Cartoon Network

Warner Bros Online

Discovery Kids

Persuasive Techniques Matching Game

American History (see also Patriotism)

Plimoth -on- Web

MayflowerHistory.com

Plymouth Hall Museum

Virtual Tour of Plimoth Plantation

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Life

Plymouth: Its History and People

Jamestown Rediscovery

American Timeline: The Southern Colonies

Betsy Ross Homepage

Colonial America Hunt

Declaring Independence:
Drafting the Documents

America's Freedom Documents

A Chronology of US Historical Documents

Liberty! The American Revolution

The History Place

History Lab

The American Revolution
Nicely organized into Battles, Important People, Historical Events, Historical Documents and a Timeline, this site has lots of concise American Revolution information for homework and school reports. 

Loyalty or Liberty?
It's the summer of 1775, and you are a slave belonging to a staunch Loyalist. As you travel through this text-based role-playing game, you will gather secrets from both the Patriots and Loyalists. 

A Revolutionary Webquest

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution

Digital History

Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Timeline

National Park Service Museum Collection:  The Revolutionary War

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution

Liberty! The Road to Revolution

Colonial & Revolutionary Americans Internet Hunt

The American Revolution

The Constitution

Revolutionary War - Biographies

Revolutionary War Biographies

Lives of Famous Early Americans

Yahooligans 

 

Animals and Nature   

Grolier Online Kids (school)

Grolier Online Kids (home)

Nature Guide

Frogs

Amazing World of Birds

The Belize Zoo

EnchantedLearning Animal Printouts and coloring sheets

San Diego Zoo

Bats

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Sea World

Incredible World of Mammals

Baby Animal Guide

The Electronic Zoo

Exploring the Environment

National Zoo

Switchzoo.com Make your own animals!

National Geographic Wild World

Endangered Animals
National Zoo Sea World
The Wild Ones Bagheera
National Endangered Species Act San Diego Zoo
RedList of Threatened Species World WildLife
Endangered Species Earth's Endangered Creatures

Apples   

Maryland Apples - Just for Kids!
Apple oriented web sites and activities for children of all ages.

The ChildFun Family Website - Apple Activities
Arts & Crafts, Games & Activities, Recipes & Snacks and Songs, Poems & Finger Plays!

DLTK's Apple Activities for Kids
Includes apple recipes, songs, printables, crafts and activity pages.

Aquariums (see also - OCEANS)   

Florida Aquarium - Click on Habitat to follow a drop of water from a spring to the ocean depths and learn about the animals that live along the way. Go to the Hands On area to find activities and information about featured creatures. Read FAQs or jump into the Play Pond. Mystic Aquarium - Use the interactive map to tour the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. Click on Animals to get Aquafacts about a number of marine animals. Click on Research to learn about studies under way at the aquarium.
National Aquarium In Baltimore - Visit the National Aquarium in Baltimore's Web site to find great information about their animals, exhibits, and conservation efforts. Monterey Bay Aquarium Online - Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Web site to view some of their exhibits, tour marine habitats, and see many of the creatures living in the sea.
The Seattle Aquarium - Learn about the aquarium that is Loota's home. In the Just for Kids section of this site you'll find an Ask-the-Biologist feature.

Art  

Artist Biographies

Artcyclopedia

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

National Gallery of Art - Kids

Official Louvre Site

Lifetime of Art: Study Art

Splendors of Imperial China

Michelangelo

Fine Art Museums of San Francisco

Art Museum Network
The Artist's Toolkit Sanford: A Lifetime of Color
Ask Art Impressionism

Activity Center: Paint & Play

Harold's Crayon
Inside Art: An Art History web site Internet hunt

Doodle Pad

Scribble Kids Art Site Kids Draw -Try these simple steps to drawing a dinosaur, dog, chick, princess, or a leprechaun!

Author and Illustrator Pages

Patricia Polacco Tomie de Paola

  Jan Brett

Caldecott Books & Illustrators

 Eric Carle

Kidsread.com - Authors
Children's Book Authors and Illustrators Children's Book Council
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site Authors and Illustrators on the Web
Children's and Young Adult's Authors & Illustrators Reading Rockets

Atlases and Maps (see also Geography, New Jersey, and United States)

Lands and Peoples (school)

Lands and Peoples (home)

America the Beautiful (school)

America the Beautiful (home)

National Geographic

World Atlas.com

Blank Outline Maps

Enchanted Learning

Mapquest

Atlapedia

 

 Bibliographic Citation

BibMe - build bibliographies fast

Citation Machine 

EasyBib

NoodleTools

Citation Styles

Biography                    back to top

Biography Center

Biography Channel

Biographical Dictionary

Infoplease - Biographies

Authors and Illustrators

Who's who

My Hero

Who2

Someone in Time

Biography Maker

Curriculum Resource Center  (school)

Curriculum Resource Center (home)

Biography: Writer's Workshop

Braille Bug

Bullying

StopBullying.gov Logo

Out on a Limb - A Guide to Getting Along

It's My Life

Clip Art

Awesome Clip Art for Kids

Discovery School's Clip Art Gallery

About.com Web Clip Art

Design Gallery Live

Pics4Learning

KidsClick: Images

Image Finder

The Amazing Picture Machine

NASA Image Exchange

Fish and Wildlife Service National Image Library 

Digital Library (military, states)

National Geographic

Library of Congress American Memory (history)

Classroom Clipart

Clouds (see also Weather, Hurricanes)

The Earth: Clouds

Clouds From Space

Cool Clouds for Kids of all Ages

Cloud Types

 

Community

Cherry Hill Township

Kids and Community

Day in History            back to top

Yahoo! This Day in History

Library of Congress

History Channel

Earth Calendar

Anyday in History

Dewey Decimal System

Dewey Decimal Power Point

Dewey Decimal Classification System

Order in the Library

Matching & Concentration Games

Dewey Decimal Rap

Let's Do Dewey

 Jeopardy Game

Dinosaurs  

Dinorama

Cave of Lascaux

Dinosaurs (abcteach)

Zoom Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs

Sue at the Field Museum

Billy Bear 

Learning from the Fossil Record

Dino Directory

Discovering Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Encyclopedia

Dino Kids

Dino Buzz

Sue at the Field Museum

National Geographic

Dinopedia

Ecology/Environment

 

Clicking here will take you to the EEK! Home Page

 Banner graphic displaying the Fish & Wildlife Service logo, the National Wildlife Refuge System logo and the Celebrating a Century of Conservation tagline

 

 

 

 Kids' Corner logo and link

 Geography4Kids.com

center for sustainability at aquinas college

Electronic Encyclopedias  

Grolier Online Kids (school)

Grolier Online Kids (home)

World Book (school)

World Book (home)

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Internet Picture Dictionary

ESL Bears

Activities for ESL Students

 Explorers

Home

Social Studies for Kids

Kid Info

The Topic: 
Explorers
Image of ships landing at coast, with natives1492: An Ongoing Voyage
Hernando de Soto       Spanish Exploration

All About Explorers

Lewis and Clark

Zoom Explorers

Explorers of North America

 

Fables         back to top

Aesop's Fables Online

Fables Online

Aesop's Fables Retold and Illustrated for Children

The Lion and the Mouse

Aesop's Fables from Dusklight

Fairy Tales    

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales and Stories

Andersen Fairy Tales

Grimm Fairy Tales

Absolutely Whootie

Wendy's World of Stories

Faithful John

The Brementown Musicians

Scholastic: Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales: From Folklore to Forever

Childhood Reading

4H Virtual Farm

Fun, Games and Learning

Primary Games Starfall
Power to Learn Imagination Movers
Superkids Deoxys Pokemon
Fun School Fact Monster 

Online Games

Funology

Weekly Reader Galaxy

A Game a Day

Discovery School

Fun Brain

Learning Planet

Surfnetkids Games

Billy Bear 4 Kids

Enchanted Learning

Alfy

Syvum

Genres                    back to top

Fantasy and Science Fiction

A Good Mystery

Detective Stories

On-Lion for Kids

Geography (see also Atlases and Maps, New Jersey, and United States)

GeoBee Challenge

Geographic Bee

What is the Capital of....

 Geography 4 Kids

Funbrain: Where is that?

The US50 - A guide to the fifty states

The GeoNet Game - Questions in the GeoNet game are organized into six groups, following the National Geography Standards. This is a great place to build an understanding of geographical concepts in a global context.

Geosense - Play alone or against an online opponent. Use your mouse to click on cities around the world and gain points for correct answers.
Geography Quizzes - Scroll down the list and check your knowledge of Places in the News, Country Capitals, Historical Geography, and Rivers and Lakes. Flag Tag - Choose a level (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) and then let the computer pick random countries. Identify and click the correct flag.

Gingerbread

The History of Gingerbread

Annie's Gingerbread Page

Christmas Gingerbread

NECCO Gingerbread House

Nabisco Recipes

Fun With Food

 Gingerbread House

The History Gingerbread (2)

Government

The Whitehouse for Kids

The United States Senate

The House of Representatives

Ben's Guide to USA Government for Kids

The Charters of Freedom

The Treasures of Congress

The American Memory

Congress for Kids

America's Story from America's Library National Park Service
FirstGov for Kids Supreme Court of the US
Project Vote Smart
U.S. Electoral College Our Courts
Congress for Kids Home

Homework Help                back to top

Homeworkspot.com

Discovery School

Study Buddy

Ask Jeeves for Kids

Homework/Study Tips

Big Chalk

Human Body/Health

Center for Disease Control

Kids Health

Your Senses

Nutrition Cafe

Open Wide and Trek Inside The Amazing Human Body
Come to your Senses Human Body Quiz Game
Your Gross & Cool Body Math Hunt: Human Body
Drug Education . Net Drug Facts
Drug Fact Sheets D.A.R.E

Hurricanes (see also Clouds, Weather)

Hurricane Hunters

Hurricanes: Facts, Photos, Videos

Miami Museum: Hurricane Storm Science

Immigration

Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty National Monument @ The National Park Service - Ellis Island was incorporated as part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument on May 11, 1965. Between 1892 and 1954, approximately 12 million steerage and third class steamship passengers who entered the United States through the port of New York were legally and medically inspected at Ellis Island.
Immigration -- The Changing Face of America - Provides an introduction to the study of immigration to the United States. It is far from the complete story, and focuses only on the immigrant groups that arrived in greatest numbers during the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Interactive Tour of Ellis Island

Ellis Island 

History Channel

Close Up Foundation: U.S. Immigration Policy - The debate over immigration offers a modern-day reading of the principles that many people think America was founded onó providing newcomers with freedom from oppression and the opportunity for prosperity.

Insects           

Bug Bios

Bug Club
Butterfly and Moth Internet Hunt Butterflies On-Line
Wonderful World of Insects Insect Internet Hunt

Internet/Internet Safety

Iggey and Rasper's Internet Safety Game - Younger kids can use this site to find tips, advice, and suggestions to make their online experience fun and productive.

Internet Jeopardy

Safe Surfin' with Doug

Cyber Citizen  

Navigating the World Wide Web

The Internet Basics Scavenger Hunt

CyberEthics

Net Smart Kids

Inventions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Inventions with Wild and Wacky Games:  National Geographic

Spotlight: Biography-Inventors

Inventure Place

Technology Timeline

Invention Dimension

Exploring Leonardo

Inventors and Inventions: Scavenger Hunt

Spirit of American Innovation Inventors' Matching Game
Built in America Edison National Historical Site
Einstein The World of Ben Franklin 
Great Idea Finder History of Invention
Zoom Inventors and Inventions The Inventor's Museum

Smithsonian's Inventors and Innovations

Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse -

Museum of Ancient Inventions

Inventions of the 20th Century

Japan

Japanese Festivals

Journey Through Japan

 

Keyboarding

Growing with Technology

Gamequarium

Landforms       

Enchanted Learning

Landforms

Landforms of the World

List of Landforms

ISS EarthKAM

Language Arts                back to top

Story Line Online

Flashlight Readers

Tumblebooks

Clifford's Web Site

Primary Games

Absolutely Whootie

Little Explorer's Dictionary

Learning Vocabulary can be Fun!

The Internet Picture Dictionary

On-Lion for Kids

 Parts of a Book

 Children's Digital Library

Newbery Medal

International Children's Digital Library

Book Review Sites

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Scavenger Hunt

Guide Words

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Scavenger Hunt
Folklore, Myth and Legend

 Harry Potter Games 

The Internet Public Library

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Scavenger Hunt

 Merriam-Webster Online Language Center

Foreign Language for Travelers

Library Resources - Pinpoint (search Athena from home)

Infoplease - All the knowledge you need.

Order in the Library

Cherry Hill Public Library

Do We Really Know Dewey?

Awesome Library

NJ Statewide Reference Center

Caldecott Medal

America's Library

NJ State Library

Dewey Decimal System

Math  back to top           

Fun With Shapes

Math Tub Fun

Multiplication.com

MathStories.com

School Bell

Cool Math 4 Kids

Math Advantage

APlusMath: Flash Cards

Ask Dr. Math

Math Mayhem

Aunty Math

Shape Explorer

Shapes

Math Cats

Coloring Book Math

The Problem Site

SpeedMath Deluxe - This math game asks you to make equations out of four numbers. The computer supplies the numbers and you supply the operation. Don't forget the order of operations!

Learning Planet Fractions

FunBrain Math Games - Pick a game and test your skills. Try Soccer Shootout and Fresh Baked Fractions. Operation Order uses algebra to build a pyramid, and a correct answer in Change Maker adds money to your piggy bank.

Count Us In - These primary math games include several on counting, patterns, sorting and grouping, length, and volume.
Geometry  Pattern Blocks

Money

Piggy bank

Funbrain.com/Change Maker

The U.S. Mint's Site for Kids

Money Flashcards

Multimedia/Project-Based Learning

Curriculum Activities

Hyperstudio Guide

A Quick Tutorial to Hyperstudio

Hyperstudio Workshop

Create a Graph Hyperstudio Project
Power Point Lissa Explains it All
Front Page 2000 Front Page 98

Music

Instruments of the Orchestra
The Symphony: An Interactive Guide Instrument Encyclopedia
Creating Music New York Philharmonic Kid Zone

Classical Composers' Archive

John Philip Sousa - American Composer, Conductor & Patriot

Myths and Legends

Encyclopedia Mythica - Study mythology from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Also featured are folklore and folktales from around the world, Arthurian legend, Greek heroic legend, legendary and mythical creatures, heroes, and genealogy tables. Teaching the Myths - This site highlights the Greek characters and myths that most appeal to students, offers suggestions for presenting the myths, and provides a list of mythological references.
Myths About the Sky, Constellations, and Stars - Learn how different cultures from around the world view the constellations.

Native Americans

Exploring Native Americans - Internet Activity

Native American Shelters

American Memory Project (pictures)

American Indian Facts for Kids

Learn About Native Americans
Native American Chiefs and Leaders Great Dreams
Native American Culture First Americans
KidsClick!    Search for your tribe from the list of Search Results.

New Jersey (see also Atlases and Maps, Geography and United States)

Enchanted Learning

The Jersey Devil

Electronic New Jersey: A Digital Archive of New Jersey History

New Jersey Home Page

Hadrosaurus foulkii

Camden Database

New Jersey Historical Society

50 States.com

Oceans

Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds

Oceans Alive!

The Ocean World

Ocean Explorer

Oceans

Ocean Planet

Planet Ocean

Secrets of the Ocean Realm

 Ocean World

Treasures @ Sea: Exploring the Ocean Through Literature

Undersea and Oversea: The Past, Present and Future of Our oceans

Fish Faqs

Patriotism see also (American History, Government)

Star Spangled Banner in Sign Language

Ben's Guide: Symbols of US Government

City Link

Great American Landmark Adventure

Patriotism.org

Periodicals/Current Events

TIME for Kids

New York Times Digital

Weekly Reader Galaxy

Parade - Classroom

USA Today Education Online

Periodical Databases

EBSCO (school)

EBSCO (home)

Pets                            back to top

Care For Animals - Animated Journeys is a fun way to learn about the responsibilities associated with caring for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, horses, and other caged pets. Pet of the Day - Primary kids will enjoy viewing and reading about dogs, cats, rodents, horses, birds, geckos, and more. They can even nominate their own pets!
Central Pets.com - Click on a pet category: Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, or Insects. Then scroll through the drop-down lists to find specific information on hundreds of species.

Physics

Surfin' the 'Net with Kids

A Century of Physics - This illustrated physics timeline tells five color-coded histories at once: cosmic, human, atomic scale, living world and technology. 

Fear of Physics - The creators of this site yearn to rid you of your fear of physics, and have created a "friendly, non-technical place for you to come and play with the laws of physics for a while." Physics 2000- a collection of more than sixty interactive applets and lessons demonstrating a variety of physics principles.

Plants/Seeds/Trees

The Great Plant Escape

Dandelion- Science Museum of Minnesota 
A wonderful site with pictures and information about Dandelions.

International Water Lily Society
For information about these flowers that grow in the water, check out this site. There are lots of pictures and two live cameras to view the pond from.
Missouri Botanical Garden Web Server 
A site with information about the botanical gardens. There are plenty of pictures of different flowers and plants.
Riverbanks Botanical Garden
Although this site has few pictures, it does provide plenty of information about the garden itself and the flowers that grow there.
The Secret Garden 
This site contains radiographs of flowers. The radiographs look like x-rays taken of the flowers

Kids Valley Garden

Welcome to Cypress Gardens 
This is an information page about Cypress Gardens located in Florida. 

Arbor Day Foundation 

Poetry

The Academy of American Poets

Poetry Express

Jeff's Poems for Kids - There are yucky and funny poems and a poem of the week. Read Daddy's Making Dinner; Franky the Onion and Garlic the Kid; or The Toy Box Ate My Brother.

Giggle Poetry - Learn how to write nursery rhymes, limericks, and list poems. Write a poem, enter a poetry contest, and read the winning entries. Read interviews with your favorite poets and ask them questions!
Poetry Terms - This glossary lists poetry terms and definitions to use when talking about poetry.

Popcorn

Popcorn Lessons 

National Popcorn Day

Quotations

Quoteland

Bartlett's Quotations Online

The Quotations Page

Rainforests

Rainforest Action Network

ZoomSchool

Rainforest Education

Rain Forest Connection

Rocks and Minerals

Geology Museum

Cape Cod Rocks

Gallery of Mineral Photographs

Natural Gemstones

Managing Your Rock Collection

Mineral Galleries

Surfing the Net/Rocks & Minerals

Rocks and Minerals Internet Hunt

Safety

Ready Kids Logo
Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA for Kids Hurricane Science and Safety for Students
Hurricane Awareness

Science                        back to top

New Book of Popular Science Online  (school) 

New Book of Popular Science Online (home)

Science Master

Cool Science for Curious Kids

Froguts: An Amazing Online Virtual Dissection of a Frog

Lawrence Hall of Science
Play online games such as Alien Juice Bar, Build a Fish, Balloon Ride, and Car Comparison

Science Fairs

Science Fair Project on the Web Science Fair Central Science Made Simple

Search Engines for Kids

KidsClick!

Redzee

Search Tips

Four NETS for Better Searching

The Boolean Machine

Michael's Internet Finding Tips

Internet for Kids: Search Tips

ADAM: Boolean Search Tips

Searching the Internet: Recommended Sites and Search Techniques

Signing (American Sign Language)

American Sign Language Browser

American Sign Language Browser

Signing Time

Space/NASA

NASA Images

Exploring Planets

Virtual Solar System

Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground

Space Place

Space Kids

Space.com

Captain Comet

Space Calendar

 The Solar System in Pictures

NASA Spaceflight

Space Station Location

Johnson Space Center

KidsAstronomy

Windows to the Universe

Star Child

Solar System Exploration

       Cosmic Kids Hubble Space Telescope

Zoom Astronomy

The Electronic Universe Project

History of Space Exploration

Stargazing: Surfing the Net with Kids

NASA Kids

Spanish Language

Spelling

National Spelling Bee

Spelling Test

Spelling Hub
The Spelling Hub is an innovative online interactive spelling program for elementary and middle school students in grades 5-8. 

edHelper.com: Spelling Worksheets
Just type in your list of words and edHelper will do the rest! Spelling, Vocabulary, Word Searches, and many other worksheets are all automatically generated. Or use a preformatted sheet, by grade level.
Funbrain.com: Spelling
The computer will give twenty sets of four words. Place a check next to the word which is spelled wrong. Spell the word you checked correctly in the box.

Everyday Spelling

Bonus.com: Spelling Bee
Pick from falling letters to spell the word on your screen. As you progress from easy mode to normal, the letters start moving faster. 
Catch the Spelling
Interesting Things for ESL Students has a huge collection of spelling games, which are also pretty interesting for those studying English as a first language. These games also feature falling letters, but this time you catch them with a paddle, much like the popular arcade game Breakout.

Sports

Philadelphia Phillies

Lou Gehrig

Scientific Slugger

Sports Central - Learn about your favorite sports and get some sports related tips at this site. Sports Illustrated for Kids - Visit Sports Illustrated for Kids to find games, fantasy leagues, and sports news.
Sports and Nutrition - Participating in sports can increase your food energy needs. Find out how many calories you may need to add to your diet to participate in sports. Playing It Safe: Sports Safety For Kids - Sports are a good way to exercise and stay healthy. Learn how to make the most out of playing sports safely.
Official Site of Major League Baseball - Find your favorite team, the latest scores, historical information, and more.

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Sports Records

Guinness World Records: Sports & Games

Titanic

Time

The Official U.S. Time
What's the official time any place in the United States? Just click on a shaded time zone to see the current hour, minute, and second. 
The World Clock - Find the current local time in cities around the world.
 Saving Time, Saving Energy - Learn how Daylight Saving Time saves energy from the California Energy Commission. Time - What time is it? Play the game!

Willy the Watchdog

Just in Time

Time for Time

Clockwise

Train Times

Time Match

United States (see also Atlases and Maps, Geography and New Jersey)        back to top

 States Web Games

States and Capitals

Global Computing

FactMonster: The Fifty States

Awesome Library State Info

Stately Knowledge

Color Landform Atlas of the U.S.

Xpeditions: A Map of the United States

America the Beautiful(home) America the Beautiful(school)
The US50 - A guide to the fifty states Kids.Gov State Websites
Net State State Animals

Virtual Field Trips 

Volcanoes

How Volcanoes Work

How Stuff Works: Volcanoes

Volcano Live

Exploring the Environment

Weather (see also Hurricanes, Clouds)

Weather Internet Hunt

Lightning Gallery

Storm Chaser

Weather Online

Dan's Wild, Wild Weather

The Weather Channel

Web Weather for Kids

World Weather Watch - This interactive weather project pairs up your class with another to record and share weather data.
Weather Dude - This friendly site includes weather terms, information on today's weather, satellite images, weather phenomena, and songs about weather.

Weather Jeopardy

  Writing

Ace Writing: How to get an "A" in Writing

6-Trait Writing

 Wacky Web Tales

 

Bright Ideas for Writing
Try some writing topics that include photos for added inspiration.

Workout Room: Writing Prompts
These writing prompts, organized by grade level, encourage students to use their spelling and proofreading skills.
Story Starters - Here are 50 ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Click Writing Process at the bottom of the page for help with brainstorming, graphic organizers, the first draft, revising, editing, and the final copy.

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