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Helpful Links for Students

Below is a list of entertaining resource sites for homework, projects, or a rainy day. Web sites change very quickly, as do their links, so it is impossible to fully review the sites as we would like to.

We hope that you and your children will explore these sites TOGETHER.

Your feedback at the PTA meetings will be a valuable resource for maintaining and editing these links!

 

Math Expressions

Everything you need to know about our math program, including links for classroom use as well as math expansion games and websites

Ask Kids

Ask Kids is a search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. It's a free, safe, fun way for kids and their parents to quickly and easily research school topics like science, math, geography, language arts, and history in a search environment that's safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.

CoolMath 4 Kids

This site includes math games, fun math lessons, puzzles and brain benders.

Kid Dictionary

Look up words you don't know or want to use in your writing. 

Math Facts Practice

The best way to sharpen your math skills. Timed practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This game contains multiple skill levels and a printable results chart. On your marks, get set, GO!


Math Manipulatives

A great place to develop math number sense, numeracy and computational skills through the use of manipulatives.

National Geographic Kids

One of the best resources for info about the world, it's people and wildlife

Smithsonian

This is a safe, educational fun place for kids 8-16. Sports, history, the arts, travel, science, space, etc. Great photos, games and contests.

Homework Help (JCPL)

Jefferson County Public Libraries provide excellent, reliable databases for kids to use when doing research on any subject. Users must have and provide a library card number to access the databases.

Bill Nye the Science Guy

PBS's Bill Nye shares example of science projects you can do at home.


FunBrain

FunBrain offers interactive, educational games (math, grammar, science) for children and kids of all ages.


How Stuff Works

Intermediate level learning on how the things around us work. A new article is added every week.


IPL2: Information you can trust

Information You Can Trust features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines

Math Games

SoftSchools.com provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes and free phonics worksheets and games. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics. To get to the games, click on the appropriate grade level tab at the top of the site, and then click on "Free Math games" link on the left side of the site.

Puzzlemaker

This site from Discovery Education allows you to create your own puzzles including word searches, cross-word puzzles, mazes and more.

Starfall

This site is a great place for children just learning to read, for struggling readers, or just for reading re-enforcement.

CIA World Factbook

This website is an excellent resource for information about different countries. Each country of the world has a page that covers population, government, geography, etc.