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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.
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
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 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!
Cool Math for Kids
This website has cool math games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Ask Dr. Math
– for elementary school students
– for middle school students
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government – For Kids
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.
Discovery Education – Take learning beyond the classroom and into the real world.
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!