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Help with Homework at
You need it? They have it. A huge directory of homework resources and help with AI assistance.

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.


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 site includes information on all kinds of animals from elephants and wolves in the wild to hamsters and goldfish in your house.


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!

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

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

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.


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.
Study guides for English literature.


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

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


American Memory
Historic photograph collections of United State's history.
Hundreds of resources about American History

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

World 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 Reference Tables
Math tables, algebra formulas, and more.
The World of Math online.

CoolMath.comThis 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!


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.


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.

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.

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.”

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.