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GRAMMAR – Word Central from Merriam 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.

Time for KidsWriting 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, thesaurus, map finder, and clip art.

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.

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

Math

Discovery 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!
math-mavenMath 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!

This website has cool math games that kids of all ages will enjoy.

askdrmathlogoAsk Dr. Math
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.

Science

Cells 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 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 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, animations, and puzzles & games…check it out!earthquake


NASA SCIENCE For Kids

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. nasa

Exploratorium – 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.
Conservationinstitute.org’s mission is to support conservation efforts by bringing awareness and attention to the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on earth.
Social Studies
Laws may be initiated in either chamber of Congress, the House of Representatives or the Senate. Learn how the process works.

Fact 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.

(Central Intelligence Agency) – This page shows each countries flags; you can also click on the country name for more facts.

Kids 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.

More Help

Fact 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.

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.

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