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  • ABCya! ABCya! is a fun way for elementary students to learn using web-based games and activities created by teachers. Interactive activities are modeled from primary grade lessons and are sorted by grade level (K-5). The lessons incorporate content areas such as math and reading while introducing basic computer skills. Click the teachers link for information on how to use in the classroom.
  • CBC for Kids News/Sports/Fun/Homework help
  • Fact Monster Homework help, reference materials.
  • How to study Guide study skills, study strategies, and study tips
  • Information Please almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia.
  • Homework Spot Reference links and lists of homework help sites.
  • Kid Info links to homework sites, arranged by subject. (LII)
  • Homework help Links maintained by B. J. Pinchbeck and his father
  • Peter’s Online Typing Course 'it’s a place for “beginning typists and frustrated hunt-and-peckers who want to move from four-finger typing to full-blown touch typing.”'
  • Research 101 an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills. The tutorial covers the basics, including how to select a topic and develop research questions, as well as how to select, search for, find, and evaluate information sources.
  • Scholastic Homework Hub everything homework.
  • Homework Helper: Study Skills Study skills from Info Please.
  • Study Stack assists individuals to memorize information about various subjects, including geography, history, math, languages, and science.

Math Related Sites

Basic Math
  • Analyze Math provide(s) curious minds with access to in-depth tutorials on such topics as logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations, and calculus. The site also covers materials from the fields of trigonometry and the sometimes vexing field of statistics. (SR)
  • S.O.S. Math offers 2,500 different pages with clear, concise explanations of Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Matrix Algebra, and Mathematical Tables. (LIB)
  • A+ Math Flashcards Many flashcards covering 15 subject areas. Non Java flashcards will work even on WebTV.
  • Count us in Fifteen online games designed to help children understand basic concepts in mathematics.
  • Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers.
  • AAA Math: All About Division from simple to complex.
  • Probability Tutorials These tutorials are designed as a set of exercises leading gradually to the establishment of deeper results. Proved Theorems, Definitions, an alphabetical index are available. Solutions to exercises are provided and can be downloaded from the Printing page. Explore the History page to find out about mathematicians mentioned in these tutorials. Notations used are described on the Notations page. If you wish to discuss anything about this site, join the Discussion group. There is also an additional Links page. Created and maintained by Noel Vaillant.
  • SAT Math Pro SAT Math Pro contains over 125 video lessons designed to help students prepare for the math component of the SAT. This free program, created by a high school math teacher, features 20 interactive practice modules, timed quizzes, and lessons on test strategies. (BWN)
  • S.O.S. Mathematics a high-quality resource for persons who might find themselves in need of a bit of refresher on topics ranging from algebra to differential equations. (SR)
  • Online Mathematics Textbooks links to sixty-five different textbooks, including those that deal with multivariable calculus and several introductory texts on probability. (SR)
  • Measurements
    • AAA Math: Measurements interactive quizzes on metric prefixes (such as kilo, hecto and deca), symbols, and values (STN)
    • Convert Me interactive calculators for many measurement systems both commonly used like metric and U.S. Avoirdupois and quite exotic like Ancient Greek and Roman. (STN)
    • CyberSleuth Kids: Units of Measurement Worksheets twenty-three printable worksheets for elementary ages provide practice for converting units of length (mostly) and units of weight (just a few.) (STN)
    • EdHelper: Measurement Worksheets a collection of puzzles, word stories, charts and lesson plans, all related to units of measurement.
  • Multiflyer game for learning the multiplication tables (BWN)
  • Prime Numbers
  • Math Goodies math help for elementary students.
  • Quia Math Quia is a treasure trove of more than thirty math activities — each of which includes flashcards and a Concentration-style matching game.
  • Free Worksheets: Math Lots of worksheets in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc.
  • Dositey: Multiplication fun multiplication games and interactive lessons.
  • Multiplication Tips Lots of tips for doing multiplication in your head.
  • Aplusmath: Multiplication worksheets and online helps
  • World of Mathematics middle and high school math.
  • Algebasics Under the motto, Show me how, now! Algebasics is a fine online mathematics instructional resource that takes young and old alike through the basics of algebra. (SR)
  • Absurd Math Fun math games to help with learning pre-algebra and algebra. (STN)
  • Algebra-Fun With Calendars
  • The Math Page: Topics in Precalculus 'When one thing depends on another, as, for example, the area of a circle depends on the radius, or the temperature on the mountain depends on the height, then we say that the first is a ‘function' of the other. Lawrence Spector, a math teacher at Borough of Manhattan Community College, introduces precalculus with twenty-five topics including logarithms, polynomials of the second degree, irrational numbers and mathematical induction. If you return to the homepage, you'll find another twenty-one trigonometry topics, along with lessons for algebra, plane geometry and calculus.'

Science Related Sites

  • Evolution based on the PBS series
  • Dragonfly Elementary School Interactive Science
  • DragonFly TV from PBS
  • National Geographic
  • ScienceMaster news, information, links, columns, and homework help
  • Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students The site is divided into sections that contain resources for students and instructors. Some of the specific resources include short pieces on how to write for different audiences and how to design both presentation slides and scientific posters. Visitors can also look at sample memos, letters, and resumes as well. Finally, the site is rounded out by several presentations that can be used by instructors in the classroom.
  • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Through the use of short and concise chapters, the textbook provides six different lesson titles which cover the world of quantum physics, the Bohr atom, and the periodic properties of the elements. Within each chapter, users will also find illustrations and a “What you need to know” section that effectively summarizes the key principles and concepts in each section. (SR)
  • ChemTutor From reactions to the world of acids and bases, the study of chemistry can present certain unique challenges to all types of students. Fortunately, there are helpful sites like ChemTutor. As their site mentions, ChemTutor begins with the fundamentals and gives expert help with the most difficult phases of understanding your first course in chemistry. The site's layout is quite straightforward, as users can just click on any of the topics offered on the homepage. These topics include reactions, atomic structure, elements, and solutions. Within each topic, visitors can take advantage of sample problems, look over helpful diagrams, and so on.
  • Periodic Table of Elements lots of information on the periodic table, including its history. (LII)
  • Animated Periodic Table of the Elements visitors can browse through the alkali metals, the alkaline earth metals, and both the lanthanide and actinide series. As users move their mouse across the table they can learn each element’s boiling point, its oxidation states, its atomic weight, and its density. One of the other nice features of the site is that visitors can also look at each element’s bonding structure. It’s a very well-designed site, but if visitors find themselves confused, they can also click on the question mark for help and general assistance. (SR)
  • WebElements check here for information on the elements. (RB)
  • Web-Elements--Periodic Table The Periodic Table of Elements.
  • A Century of Physics a timeline of the history of Physics (STW)
  • Physics To Go Many things in this world are offered on a to-go basis. Some might not immediately think of Physics To Go, but thank goodness the talented people at the American Physical Society and the National Science Digital Library have done just that. Essentially, this site is an excellent collection of websites where visitors can learn physics on their own through a variety of formats, including webcasts, online exhibits, and games. Educators will enjoy these materials a great deal, and they may wish to recommend the Physics in Your World section to fellow travelers and students. In this section, visitors can learn about centripetal force through the world of water-skiing and the principles behind optical microscopy. There's also the Physics at Home archive which brings together information on building a telescope at home and ways to learn about diffraction with just a few pencils and a miniature light. (SR)
  • Optics for Teens an introduction to the field of optics and its applications in science, engineering, and medicine. (LII)
  • Physics Flash Animations How does one exactly illustrate the principle of chaos? David M. Harrison of the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto, created this site for budding physicists and other interested parties. The site contains Flash animations that illustrate principles in such categories as optics, sound waves, vectors, and relativity. (BWN)
  • Science Optics and You (BWN)
  • Strange Matter explores the world of materials science, and investigates the structure, properties, processing, and performance of everyday stuff. (BWN)
  • Physics Applets The interactive applets are divided into four sections, including mechanics, thermodynamics, astrophysics, and energy & environment. In total, there are over thirty different applets, and they include those that illustrate the concepts of potential energy, Kepler’s Third Law, and atomic emission. The site also includes a listing of credits, a help section, and information about this initiative. (SR)
  • Physics Applets Created as part of the Museum Informatics Project at the University of California, Berkeley, this website serves as a clearinghouse of high-quality physics applets that can be used in a variety of settings. The site is divided into a few basic topical areas, such as mechanics, waves, properties of heat and matter, and optics. While a search engine isn't provided, visitors can use the Find function provided by most browsers to look for specific items of interest. It is worth noting that the applets dealing with various fields of optics are quite strong, and visitors will no doubt locate at least a handful of applets here that they can use in the classroom or just to increase their own understanding of physics. (SR)
  • Bouyancy
  • Sound
  • Color Matters
  • Fear of Physics learn about physics with some fun stuff.
  • The Physics Homepage The tutorial includes just about any physics topic likely to be covered at the High School level and uses a variety of different approaches to explain them, reinforced with periodic quizzes.
  • Particle Adventure a tour of the inner workings of the atom
  • Physics Quest Web-based activities which allow students to explore and examine resources and then complete specific tasks such as writing essays, taking quizzes, creating diagrams, etc. (BWN)
  • The Physics Zone Tutorials and simulations. (BWN)
  • Web Elements
  • Energy Story outstanding article for middle and high-school students on energy sources from fossil fuels and hydro-power to solar and nuclear power.
  • Science Made Simple: Static Electricity A wonderfully in-depth analysis of static electricity for middle and high-school students, along with an I CAN READ section for early elementary students.
Earth Science
  • Earth Revealed What goes on during an earthquake? Who came up with the theory of plate tectonics? What can the fossil record tell us about the evolution of life on Earth? These are all fine questions, and students and educators with a thirst for geological knowledge will find the answers to these (and many more) questions in the Earth Revealed television series. Offered as part of the Annenberg Media website, the 26-part series includes such episodes as Geologic Time, Mountain Building, and The Birth of a Theory. As with many of the Annenberg Media offerings, visitors can view entire episodes here, and they can also take a look at a list of additional resources. (SR)
  • Geology.com Current Events, Maps, Articles, Careers, Satellite Images.
  • Savage Earth from PBS, information on earthquakes, volcanoes, and other forces of earth.
Science Fair
  • All Science Fair Projects a searchable database of 500 science fair ideas for all levels (elementary, middle and high school.) (STN)