This site has math games and the ability to make your own math
AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic
lessons. Unlimited practice is available on each topic which
allows thorough mastery of the concepts. A wide range of lessons
(Kindergarten through Eighth grade level) enables learning or
review to occur at each individual's current level.
Build an acrostic poem online and print it off!
Six months of daylight. Six months of nightfall. Temperatures
below zero. That's the life at Athropolis, an iceberg in the
Artic, which is home to Throps and Squallhoots. Surely you've
heard about them? The Throps live in the ice castle on the top
of Athropolis. The Squallhoots inhabit the caves that run deep
in the ice. Unfortunately, the two groups don't get along...and
the iceberg is melting! Come here to read about their history,
the big fight and find out what's in store for them next. Mixed
in with this tale are frosty games, an artic library, fact of
the day, and artic weather reports.
Boldly-colored BAM! Body and Mind is designed for kids nine to
thirteen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC). With quizzes and games, BAM! encourages pre-teens to make
healthy lifestyle choices, and also serves teachers with
classroom activities linked to national science education
standards. Highlights of the Physical Activity section are a
quiz to determine which fitness activities best suit your style,
and an interactive activity calendar to help plan your fitness
Revisewise Maths: Fractions
This introductory Fractions lesson from the BBC is divided into
four parts: a multimedia activity, a fact sheet, a printable
worksheet, and an online test. When you are done, there are
other number lessons to explore, including Percentages,
Multiplication, Division and Using a Calculator. After you have
mastered all the concepts in the Numbers chapter, stop by the
Gamezone (link is in the left-hand column) to play a fun math
game. "Your mission is to see how far you can navigate your
submarine on a fuel of scallops." Sounds odd, I know, but it
includes oodles of math problems to solve.
Pick from falling letters to spell the word on your screen. As
you progress from easy mode to normal, the letters start moving
faster. In hard mode, there are no starter letters, and you need
to spell the entire word that matches your picture. With each
correct word, you are rewarded with a little animation, and your
word moves over to the finished work space. Spelling words are
at elementary grade level and include "lion," "robot" and
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) created the Braille
Bug web site to teach sighted children about Braille, and to
encourage literacy among all children. This site has jokes
written in Braille and students can type in their answers. They
can type in their name and have it printed in Braille.
Build a castle or play a game where you take on the role of the
young son of a lord. Your knowledge of heraldry will aid you in
Interesting Things for ESL Students has a huge collection of
spelling games, which are also pretty interesting for those
studying English as a first language. These games also feature
falling letters, but this time you catch them with a paddle,
much like the popular arcade game Breakout. Select from word
categories (birds, kitchen, body parts), difficulty, level of
hints provided, or grade level (such as Dolch site words for
kindergarten through third grade.)
An easy-to-use citation maker for younger students based on the
MLA standards which also includes a citation worksheet to print
During the 1999-2000 school year, the students in Mrs. Huber's
class at Pocantico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, New York
studied the Civil War, and created a fabulous website
summarizing everything they learned. The best clicks for
elementary-age students are the illustrated Timeline, The
Emancipation Proclamation, Uniforms, the Biographies of Civil
War Leaders, and Children of the Civil War.
Center: Save the Bill of Rights Game
"Help restore the Bill of Rights. The Official National Computer
has crashed. Your mission ... rebuild the document by finding
the missing rights and freedoms in Freeville." With key phrases
missing from the Bill of Rights, mouse around town until you
find the activities protected by the lost words. This game is my
pick of the day for middle-school students. Other great clicks
are the Interactive Constitution and the Centuries of
Count Us In
This site provides a collection of small Flash counting games on
last summer. You can play them online or download them to your
computer. Be sure you have a decompression utility like WinZip
(PC) or Stuffit Expander
Lanius' Lessons: Fraction Shapes
These colorful geometric puzzles and exercises for elementary
and middle school students are just plain fun. Oh, and did I
mention they were educational too? My favorite is the
interactive Pattern Blocks (you'll find at the "online" link in
item two on the front page.) Don't miss it! Author Cynthia
Lanius of Rice University explains it this way "These activities
are designed to cause students to think; they are not
algorithmic. They do not say, ‘To add fractions, do step one,
step two, step three.' Students will explore geometric models of
fractions and discover relations among them."
With profiles of over 300 known dinosaurs, immerse yourself in a
wealth of knowledge about the giants that roamed the earth so
Dinosaur fans of all ages will love Dino Russ's Lair, a
wonderful site dedicated to all things related to dinosauria.
Channel :: Dino Viewer Interactive
Interactively explore 20 dinosaurs and see how their bodies
worked, see how their size compares to yours, and watch them
come to life!
Telling Time is a collection of twenty-one free printable
worksheets organized into learning hours, half-hours, minutes,
quarter to, and quarter after. Dositey also sells a Telling Time
mini-course, and offers the first unit (Hours) as a free demo.
Be sure to turn on your speakers, as Robbie the Rabbit shows you
how to read and set time on the hour.
Younger students can learn the basics of tree anatomy, life
cycle, and identification – and even see a simplified version of
"CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet
educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and
contain links to 2 types of information. Students and teachers
will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help
them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to
instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers
provide instruction in this theme."
Tree's True Color
Environmental Educaton for Kids (EEK!) is published by the
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for kids in grades
four through eight. With simple illustrations, this fall color
page answers six questions. Why do leaves change color? Where do
leaf colors come from? How do leaves change color? Do leaves
change color because of weather? Can you tell a tree from its
colors? Why do leaves fall? Follow the embedded hyperlinks to
related topics such as earthworms and evergreen trees.
Learning: Earth's Seasons
For elementary students, Enchanted Learning defines the terms
solstice and equinox, and explains why we have four seasons. To
complete the topic, there are variety of printable worksheets
including an Earth's Seasons Quiz, a Seasons Word Pieces Puzzle,
and a Label Me! Four Seasons Printout. Related topics, such as
the Seasons Theme Pages (chock full of craft ideas) and The
Planets, are just a click away.
"Nature's annual autumn color festival is certainly one of the
greatest shows on earth. Each fall, millions of trees in the
eastern deciduous forests respond to the shorter days and cooler
nights by beginning preparations for their dormant winter
period. It is just business as usual for the trees, but for us,
it is a spectacular display of the beauty and diversity of
nature." This fabulous site from North Carolina includes a
visual guide to fall leaves, a detailed scientific explanation
of fall colors, and tidbits of fall folklore ("A warm November
is the sign of a bad winter.")
Features lessons that combine fitness fun with other subjects,
including sponge relay, baseball Frisbee, bowling math, and
Institute: A Matter of Time
With lesson plans, printable worksheets, and interactive
quizzes, Franklin Institute's A Matter of Time has something for
everyone. My favorite clicks are the quizzes and printables. The
quizzes cover both reading a clock face and "Telling Time in
Different Ways," such as "35 minutes to 12." The printable pages
include clocks (with and without numbers), activities ("Draw the
hand on the clock") and flash cards (called concentration cards)
to practice with.
National Geographic Posters
This National Geographic Society site is of full-color
posters. Just pick a poster and download it. Then print,
assemble and watch your walls go wild!
Choose the one word in each set of four that is spelled
incorrectly, and then spell it correctly. If you get 100% on all
twenty problem sets, you can add your name to the Leader Board.
Easy lEvel is for elementary grades with words such as "table"
and "chair." Hard level is for middle school kids with words
such as "mischief" and "shepherd."
Funology organizes "The Science of Having Fun" into Physics,
Chemistry, Biology and Weather experiments. All of these are
easy experiments suitable for elementary and middle-school kids.
If you have a favorite experiment of your own, Funology invites
you to submit it (look for the Share It With Us button.) After
perusing the experiments, be sure to venture onto the rest of
the site, where you'll find magic tricks, recipes, crafts and
games, all with a science theme.
As agents for the fictional Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of
Investigation (FFFBI), students ages 8-13 are invited to
undertake a series of imaginative online missions designed to
enhance their geographical knowledge and increase their
understanding of foreign cultures. From Tokyo to India's
Bollywood and the Australian outback, students will use their
newfound geographic skills to hunt down the FFFBI's most wanted
animal fugitives. With names like the Cyber-Toothed Tigers and
the Axis of Weasels, each adventure promises to hold a new twist
for the young student detectives. In 2002, National Geographic
published a survey stating that 83 percent of students could not
find Afghanistan on a world map and 86 percent could not locate
Israel on a map of the Middle East and Asia. National Geographic
and the public television station WGBH in Boston partnered to
create this award-winning web site as a means to bolster the
quality of U.S. geography instruction in the nation's schools,
helping put U.S. students on par with their foreign counterparts
by encouraging a better understanding of the world in which they
It's My Life
. Money | PBS Kids GO!
Includes topics such as Spending Smarts, Making Money, and
This website contains a collection of K-8 interactive math
activities gathered by an elementary math teacher; great for
individual practice or whole-group interactive whiteboard use.
Are you interested in nature and wildlife? You have come to the
right place! We have a web site for you animal lovers that will
give you quick access to animal information available in the
web. We have a large compilation of links to animal movie and
animal sound clips, categorized and arranged for easy reference.
Learn about many different animals, big and small. Watch movies
of protozoan animal cells and cheetahs hunting, explore bird
sounds, and hear blue whale songs, right here at JungleWalk -
your virtual Animal Encyclopedia.
Mitchell: Types of Poems for Kids
Kathi Mitchell, a language arts teacher from New Hampshire,
shares a list of nineteen poetic forms for elementary students.
Each form includes a fun sample, and many also include links to
more examples. In addition to the usual forms, such as limericks
and haiku, Mitchell describes Monster Poems ("Describe an
imaginary monster. Try to have a theme ...") and Third Eye Poems
("The Third Eye poem tells about things that might go unnoticed
and are improbable or impossible to see with regular eyesight.
The Third Eye knows what is really happening.")
An educational program of the International Food Information
Council (IFIC), Kidnetic.com is built for kids nine to twelve
and their parents. The site is divided into four sections. Move
is the one that focuses on physical activity or what they call
"wet head games," the kind that require you to leave your
computer chair and actually run around and sweat. Kore is a game
center (games such as timed jumping jacks and Chinese jump rope)
and Betchacant is an email challenge to dare friends to beat you
at an activity such as hopping on one foot.
This site has links to different image databases. Categories
include art, astronomy/space, history/society, and animals.
This site is great. It's sections are loaded with stories of
weekly news, around the world, science and technology news, this
week in history, sports news, music and entertainment news,
comics, and reports from the U.S. Government. For even more fun
you can take a current events quiz.
For the entire 2005 year, Basic Hip Digital Oddio will be
featuring weekly stories and songs from the golden age of
children's records, a period which ran from the mid 1940s into
the early 1950s. This era produced a wealth of classics, headed
by Capitol's Record-Readers and the RCA Victor Little Nipper
series. Each one of these recordings has been carefully
transferred from the original 78s (plus a few 45s) and encoded
to MP3 format for you to download and enjoy.
House of Nursery Rhymes
Mama Lisa's House of Nursery Rhymes is easy to navigate, with
six dozen rhymes listed alphabetically down the left side. Some
have illustrations and funny hidden sounds, the rest are simply
text. Other worthwhile clicks are the poems of Eugene Field
(such as "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" and "The Duel") and Mama
Lisa's collection of international folk children songs. "Wynken,
Blynken, and Nod one night / Sailed off in a wooden shoe /
Sailed on a river of crystal light / Into a sea of dew."
This math site was developed by the University of Waterloo,
specificallly to address the Ontario
Mathcurriculum [gd 4-6], but of course, there is something for
all math teachers there too!
My Food Pyramid
Learn about the new food guide pyramid. Get a customized food
guide, find tips on how to make your diet healthier, and use a
tool to assess your diet and fitness for a year.
The National Weather Service is the primary source of weather
data, forecasts and warnings for the United States. Television
weathercasters and private meteorology companies prepare their
forecasts using this information. The NWS is the sole United
States official voice for issuing warnings during
life-threatening weather situations.
A great site for some online math games, especially for young
Rhymes, Lyrics, Origins
For those fascinated with literary history, this British site
provides insight into what many nursery rhyme lyrics actually
mean. "Two examples of these types of nursery rhymes origins are
'Ring a Ring o Rosies' which refers to the Bubonic plague and
'Remember Remember' nursery rhymes which allude to Guy Fawkes'
foiled attempt to blow up the English Houses of Parliament!" In
addition to lyrics and history, the site offers a
fifteen-question Nursery Rhyme Quiz.
"This web site will allow you to create and print math
worksheets for children learning simple arithmetic (addition,
subtraction, multiplication and division)...
From the PBS television series Zoom, these science experiments
include feedback from kids around the world who have already
tried them. That's pretty cool! Even cooler is being able to
submit your own comments after performing the experiments. The
ZoomSci activites are categorized into Chemistry, Engineering,
The Five Senses, Forces, Life Science, Patterns, Sound,
Structures, Water, with a special icon marking those activities
that help the environment.
Log It is designed to motivate kids to become physically active,
Log It records up to 25,000 physical activity steps per day, the
equivalent of twelve and a half miles. "In addition to recording
their steps or miles, they can participate in a virtual hike
across the USA with their class, be involved in class
competitions vs. other classes, set daily goals, view their own
personal step log, and compare their steps with other kids of
the same age and gender."
León: Florida's First Spanish Explorer
This one page Ponce de León biography is my pick-of-the-day
because if you print it out, the black-and-white illustrations
are perfect for coloring. So get out your crayons, and learn
about the discovery of Florida, the Calusa Indians, and the
mythical Fountain of Youth. For teacher notes, a student
worksheet, and a PDF version of the reading passage (with even
larger coloring pictures), click on "A Short History of Florida"
at either the top or bottom of the page.
This website is not only concerned with math, but also literacy,
science, humanities, assessment ideas, etc. - all that can be
Some people write well but allow themselves to be disabled by a
fear of punctuation and grammar. They know how to prewrite,
organize, and revise, but proofreading for punctuation and
grammar causes them difficulties. There's no need to fear these
conventions of standard written English. In fact, these
conventions can help you become a more effective communicator.
This sites discusses several of the most useful punctuation
marks that you will use as a communicator. Instead of listing
many rules, as a grammar book does, the site examines these
various marks in general so that you can get a sense of how to
use them in your own prose.
Jenny Eather, the author of A Maths Dictionary for Kids has done
it again! There are over 800 interactive mathematics activities
for Kindergarten to Year 6 covering the math strands of Number,
Number Systems, Operations & Calculations.
Conservatory Foundation: Just for Kids
Browse around and discover fascinating facts about wildlife,
wild places, and wild creatures. There are cool games to play,
fun projects and crafts, as well as great photos of animals from
around the world!
ReadWriteThink: Student Materials
This is a great collection of Flash-based, interactive
activities target literacy skills for all grades; you can
supplement your own lessons with the tool or use one of the
You’ll find thematic resources and units as well as a Dolch word
A great site full of interactive skill set activities. Covering
language and math concepts from K-8, there is something for
This site offers educational content for students, families, and
educators. Find teaching materials, links to hundreds of online
resources, and access to the world's largest museum complex: The
Joe Marcionette runs this free, online spelling tutorial for
elementary school children and their teachers. They just
received the Editor's Choice Award in the January 2007 issue of
Children's Technology Review and Joe invites us to visit
spellingtime.com. There is a teacher section and it appears to
be applicable to several grade levels, even high school!
Sue at The
Learn all about the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex.
This site has a collection of coloring pages. You can print
them or download them.
"I'm taking a cab because that restaurant is a million miles
from here," "His house is so big you could fit a zillion people
in it." We all throw hyperbole like this around but have you
ever considered what a "trillion" of something really amounts
to? That's where the MegaPenny Project comes in handy. Here you
can visualize--in pennies--what a "million" (and other amounts
up to a quintillion) looks like. You'd need 1,818,624,000,000
pennies to fill up the Empire State Building. Better start
Another great science site for kids! Here you can find tons of
experiments and projects to build great things like static
electricity experiments where you can make a soda can race
across the floor and a roto-copter which is a simple pater toy
that spins through the air, just to name a few. This site is
pure educational fun.
Grade Geography Test.
Ok Class, It's time for our US Geography Test! You must drag and
drop all 48 states in the time allotted to be promoted to the
4th grade. Click the webpage below...........Ready.......Begin!
It has reading novel studies on over 20 books! Questions,
vocabulary, activities for every chapter, on line things, in all
Magazine for Kids
This popular weekly news magazine is presented to many
classrooms in the U.S. and their Web site has much more
information. This site offers the top news headlines with easy
to understand background material, plus information that kids
want to know about like interviews with authors, homework help
and games that test your knowledge.
"The Earth spins on a tilted axis about once every 24 hours to
create what we know as day and night. This axis is an invisible
line through the center of the Earth. The northern point is the
North Pole and the southern point is the South Pole." Best
clicks at the Kids Science News Network (KSNN) site for grades
K-2, are the activities page (two classroom projects about
seasons) and an animated video about why the weather changes
from one season to the next.