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Language Arts

It's Fun to Read

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


Guide to Writing a Basic Essay

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.


Maths Chase

Maths Chase
Where we make math learning more fun for everyone with simple games that help children learn their addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. You can increase your speed as you get better. Try not to get caught by the chaser!


Discovery Math Education

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!


Cells Alive

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.



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.


Earthquakes for Kids

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.



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.



CIA Spy Kids
Join the CIA for a cool Spy Kids secret mission where you can crack codes and make discoveries just like a CIA agent!

Social Studies

Kids in the White House

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.


Ben's Guide to US Government

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.


Fact Monster

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


Additional Links


Access to great resources for homework. Covering subjects ranging from Biographies, Geography, Sciences and the Arts and even current events! All you need is your library card number!


DK Find Out

DK FindOut! Visual Dictionary/Encyclopedia site
is a simple to use, combination visual dictionary and encyclopedia resource that younger students will love to explore! There are videos, facts, images and explanations all categorized and searchable by content. 


Fact Monster

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!


Kids Search

Kid's Search
Type to search the Internet and explore! Kids Search is the safest & funnest way to search the Internet.


Fun Brain

 Fun Brain 
Lessons organized by grade.