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Homework and Research Sites

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General

The Homework Spot
You need it? They have it. A huge directory of homework resources by subject as well as project ideas and help with writing.

Internet Public Library Kids' Space
Search for your subject and get a list of resources chosen by librarians around the country.

Internet Public Library Teen Space
Links to topics and resources specifically of interest to teens.

Games
Find a game to play while you wait.

TeenReads
Recommendations on books to read.

Animals

Discovery Kids
If you like cockroaches, visit it! Ask Wendell any yucky question in science. 

Pet Care Tips
Tips for taking care of your pet from the American Animal Hospital Association. Lets you find the pet hospital nearest to where you live.

The Dino Dictionary
This site offers a searchable database, discussion of current theories, a listing of dinosaur sites and clip art.

Animal Diversity Web
A collection of pictures and information about animals. Accounts of individual species include information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance, along with pictures and sounds if available. There are even short movies.

Animal Corner!
This United Kingdom-based site includes information on all kinds of animals from elephants and wolves in the wild to hamsters and goldfish in your house.

Arts

4kids
This on-line component to the weekly newspaper feature includes games, a "scavenger hunt" quiz, and links to "cool spots" for kids to use for homework, information or fun. Created by a team focusing on techKNOWLEDGEy.

Arcademics Skill Builders
Fun and free online multi-player educational math games and language arts games for students and teachers!

The Artists Toolkit
Explore elements such as line, color, and balance by watching animated demonstrations, creating your own compositions, and watching video clips of artists in action.

ArtsEdge
ARTSEDGE is the Kennedy Center's free digital learning platform for arts education. Resources include lesson plans, guides, audio stories, video clips, and more.

Chess Kids
Learn to play chess with interactive lessons, quizzes, games, and puzzles.

Imagination Café – Feed Your Mind!
Imagination Café is safe, fun, education and entertainment site for kids and tweens with quizzes, recipes and articles on careers, animals, history, sports, science, and more!

MakeBeliefsComix
Make your own comics online with this online comic generator from author Bill Zimmerman.

The Renaissance Connection
Sponsored by the Allentown Art Museum, this interactive Web site provides engaging activities while learning about the Renaissances artists and history.

Civics

Congress.gov
Federal legislative information on the Internet.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Choose a grade level then look around for information on how the U.S. government works.

Justice for Children & Youth
Federal Justice Department web sites for students of all ages.

English

Merriam-Webster Online
How do you spell that word? And what does it mean? Try this famous dictionary and thesaurus for help.

Resources for Writers - the OWL Handouts
Grammar, spelling, parts of speech, and more.

Sparknotes.com
Study guides for English literature.

Geography

United Nations
Information about the United Nations, global issues, and information about UN member countries/states.

50States.com
Check here for links to web sites for all fifty states.

CIA World Factbook
Facts and maps about countries of the world.

Flags of the World
Thousands of flags from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Huge resource for Greek Mythology.

Destinations
A travel guide publisher offers photos and information about most world nations.

History

American Memory
Historic photograph collections of United State's history.

USHistory.org
Hundreds of resources about American History

The American Civil War Home Page
Civil War resources including battles, biographies, medicine and more.

Civil War Maps
Search for maps by location, subject or alphabetically.

Gettysburg Address
See a copy of the original Gettysburg Address writing by Abraham Lincoln and read about how it was written.

U. S. National Archives and Records
Get primary source documents for American history.

Mr. Dowling's History Passport
Links to information on counties, culture and history.

Math

Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers.

Math Reference Tables
Math tables, algebra formulas, and more.

Math.com
The World of Math online.

CoolMath.com
This site is fully interactive and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play math-related games and explore new math concepts.

Hooda Math
Engaging online games that teach math and logic in creative ways -- use math to go shopping for clothes, build a bridge, or assemble a machine!

Savings Quest
Go on a savings quest. Pick a character, pick a job, set up a budget, and then try to reach your savings goal. It’s a fun way to learn about budgeting and savings.

Texas

The Handbook of Texas Online
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.

Science

The Exploratorium Science Museum
The Exploratorium has a web site of over 15,000 web pages exploring science, art, and technology including science experiments and activities.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Find out how to do a science fair project and get ideas of different projects you can do.

Science News for Kids
Science news, games and information to keep you up to date on science in the news.

The Why Files
Find out the science behind the headlines.

What's It Like Where You Live?
This site provides information about biomes (or habitats) and aquatic ecosystems as well as the plants and animals that live in them. These include the rainforest, grassland, taiga, tundra, desert, and temperate biomes; and the rivers & streams, ponds & lakes, wetlands, shorelines, temperate oceas, and tropical oceans ecosystems.

NASA
Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Earth and Moon Viewer
“Presents an earth map—you can see where it is day, or night, right now. You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.”

Discovery Kids
Discovery Kids inspires kids to explore the awesome world around them and satisfy their curiosity with innovative games, activities, quizzes and articles.

Kids Science Challenge
Heres your chance to have a real scientist help you with your science project. Submit your idea and the scientists may choose it to study! And even if yours isnt chosen, you can still find lots of fun science activities on this site.

Mad Scientist Network
The “network” provides a forum in which people can learn more about the world around them. This site has three primary divisions: 1) Ask-A-Scientist: Includes the online archive of questions and answers, and “Ask-A-Scientist” Section; 2) MAD Labs: More about having fun with science; and 3) MadSci Library: Locate science sites and resources on the WWW. Includes links to other Ask-A-Scientist sites and information about careers in science.