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Educational Websites for Students

General Reference
Fine Arts
Reading & Language Arts
Social Science
Study Skills

General Reference

Amazing Space
Find all the classic Amazing Space activities. Get to know our vast universe by exploring its planets, galaxies, comets, black holes, and more.

Discovery Education
Tools to help you study, games to challenge your mind, and tons of great clip art to use.

FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages.  Includes math, grammar, science, spelling, & history.  For grades K-8.

This educational website is a favorite to use when trying to think of activities to do with kids in the summer.  Primarily for grades 3-6.

Funschool offers free online educational elementary games for kids as well as printable activities, coloring, and crafts that will help kids learn and get ready for school.

Great Websites for Kids (ALA)
ALA | Great Web Sites for Kids

Kids Know It
Making education fun and free.  Free educational websites for the young, as well as the young at heart.  Includes memory games.

Museum Link
Links to official museum websites.

PBS Kids
Welcome to PBS Kids Online, home of your favorite PBS Kids characters.  Thousands of pages of learning and fun to explore. Play over 100 games, hear your favorite theme songs, and read interactive stories.

Play Kids Games
Play Kids Games provides free online kids' games that are both fun and educational.  Games build skills in math, logic, memory, vocabulary, alphabet, spelling, geography, computer skills, color identification, shape identification, and other various problem solving.  For grades PreK-8.

Quiz Tree
You can use our quizzes not only to test your knowledge, but also to help you prepare for your next exam, or simply to learn something new.  Topics include English, foreign languages, math, standardized test practice, science, economics, social science, music, sports trivia, and computers.  Over a thousand games offered for all ages.

Sesame Street Games
Play over 100 games, hear your favorite theme songs, and read interactive stories from Sesame Street.  For grades PreK through 1.

Student News Net

The Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library (IPL) features a searchable subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines; and the Ask-A-Question online reference service.

Time Magazine for Kids
TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine packed with stories about world and national events, scientific discoveries, sports, entertainment, kids in the news, and much more.

World Book
World Book Online Reference Center.

Yahoo Kids! - Web Guide for Kids
Yahoo Kids! is the ultimate web guide for kids! Features fun and educational resources for kids with games, animals, music, jokes, movies, news, astrology, TV, science, e-cards, reference, and more.

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Fine Arts

Art Activities Website
Visual Art for kids.

Art Games
Artgames is an educational and interactive website for children to create art and play games online while learning about painting and sculpture at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY.

Arts Alive (Music)
Orchestral music is lots of fun--these activities and games prove it.

Creating Music
Creatingmusic.com is a children's online creative music environment for children of all ages. Come discover fun and easy ways to make music!

New York Philharmonic (Kid Zone)
The New York Philharmonic Kidzone is a place for kids to come and learn about the New York Philharmonic and about instruments, musicians, composers, and conductors of symphony music.

Zoom Activities
Arts and Crafts Projects for Kids

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Reading & Language Arts

About English as a Second Language
About English as a Second Language

Aesop's Fables
Traditional and modern fables illustrated and retold by art students at the University of Massachusetts.  Primarily for grades 3-8.

Bembo's Zoo
Watch how the letters of the alphabet re-form into animals.  For grades PreK & Kdg.

Basic Handwriting for Kids
Free lessons to teach kids how to write alphabet, numbers, sentences, and even their name!

Includes a number of free online classic books, literary study guides, and other research materials.

Read biographies, watch interviews, and view video clips at Biography.com. Learn about upcoming shows and special events.

Book Adventure
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8.

Book Pals
This site provides an online streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild members reading children's books aloud.

Building Language for Literacy
Helps emerging readers identify letters, sounds, and words using interactive multimedia.  For grades PreK & Kdg.

Famous Poets & Poems
For grades 6 & up.

Favorite American Poets
For grades 6 & up.

Learning Vocabulary Fun
The fun way to learn vocabulary skills!  This word game website helps build English vocabulary with fun practice activities for K-12 students.

Lil' Fingers Storybooks
Online stories.

The Literacy Center
A variety of activities targeting early learning.  For grades PreK & Kdg.

Magnetic Poetry/Story
Magnetic Poetry Inc. creates Magnetic Poetry word magnets, refrigerator magnets, garden stones, fridge magnets, custom magnets, word magnets, magnetic picture frames, magnetic calendars, magnetic toys, and magnetic games.

Merriam-Webster Online
Merriam-Webster provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources.

Online Rhyming Dictionary
Plug in a word to find rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, and more.  For grades 5 & up.

Page by Page Books
Read books online, for free.  For grades 6 & up.

Poetry Splatter
Writing poems has never been so much fun!  Are you ready to get messy and SPLAT your own poem?

The Poetry Zone
Poems by children and teaching resources for schools.

Primary Games
Reading and word activities.

'Read, Write, Think - Interactive Language Arts'
Fun interactive activities to inspire a love of learning and art. Appropriate for children under 14. For parents and teachers, there are corresponding lesson plans for each section and other resources.

Reading Comprehension Quizzes and Practice
Includes vocabulary in context, reading for understanding, and reading strategy.  For grades 4 & up.

Road Hog Spelling
Spelling practice with 3-letter words.  For grades K-2.

Free website to motivate children to read using a systematic phonics approach in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice.  Primarily for PreK through 2nd grade students.

Story Place Library
The Story Place pre-school library is full of great activities for you to explore.  Includes online stories, vocabulary lessons, and suggested reading lists.  For grades PreK & Kdg.

TeachingBooks Website
Help students read more ... and enjoy it.

TumbleBooks Website
An online collection of animated talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.

Visual Dictionary
From Merriam Webster.

VocabAhead study room provides a distraction-free environment with over 1000 difficult words explained using videos and flashcards.  Vocab videos are continuously added.  Great practice for standardized tests, such as ACT, SAT, etc.

Vocabulary University
Learn new words, play games, and explore language.  For grades 5 & up.

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A+ Math
This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively.

AAA Math
AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons.

ABCya! offers free educational kids' computer games and activities for elementary students.

Aunty Math
Math Challenges for K-5 Learners.

Cool Math
An amusement park of math and more, designed for older kids and adults.

Cool Math 4 Kids
Cool Math 4 Kids is an amusement park of math and more--fun, fun, fun!  For grades K-8.

Interactive Math Manipulatives
A digital library containing Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics.

Kids Numbers
KidsNumbers.com is an absolutely free math resource designed by teachers, specifically for students and children of all ages.  A place where students can practice all aspects of math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division--in a fun and pressure-free way.

Free printable math worksheets for children to learn math and numbers.

Math Cats
Fun, interactive math projects, including math art and crafts, math writing contests, math story problems, and even a magic chalkboard.

Math Playground
Math Playground is an action-packed educational site for elementary and middle school students. Practice your math skills, play a logic game, and have some fun!

PBS Kids CyberChase
PBS Kids CyberChase

Play Kids Games--Math
Play Kids Games provides free online kids' games that are both fun and educational.  Primarily for kids in PreK through middle school.

Primary Games--Math
These games review counting, addition, subtraction, and money.

Teaching Time
Teaching Time is a certified Curriculum Online product and can be purchased using eLearning credits.

The Math Forum
The Math Forum is the comprehensive resource for math education on the Internet. Some features include a K-12 math expert help service, an extensive database of math sites, online resources for teaching and learning math, plus much more.

Fun, science curriculum-based activities for kids.

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Adventures of the Agronauts
Online science curriculum for elementary students, teaching about plants and space.

Bill Nye - The Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy

Cells Alive
A visual interactive tour of cells, bacteria, viruses, and their interaction.

Discovery Kids - Yucky Science
The best place for yucky science entertainment!

Kids Health.Org
KidsHealth has doctor-approved articles, animations, games, and resources to help kids learn more about their bodies and stay healthy.

Kids Schoolhouse - Energy
EnergyMatch.com provides tips to make your home or business more comfortable, energy efficient, and less costly to maintain as well as access to our select network of contractors.

Kinetic City
The most amazing collection of science experiments, games, activities, challenges, and more!

National Park Service
National Park Service - Experience Your America

Nutrition Explorations
An interactive kids section filled with games, activities, fun, recipes, and a kids panel to help kids learn about healthy eating and staying active. Kids will also learn about the Five Food Groups and the Food Guide Pyramid.

American Museum of Natural History

Science Museum of Minnesota
Science Museum of Minnesota

Science News for Kids
Science News for Kids

The Life of Thomas Edison
Edison: The Life of Thomas A. Edison

The Science Spot
The Science Spot: Links for Elementary Educators

Web Weather for Kids
Learn what makes weather wet and wild, do cool activities, and become hot at forecasting the weather on Web Weather for Kids!

Fun, science curriculum-based activities for kids.

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Social Science

American Presidents Website
In-depth information reviewed by prominent scholars on each President and administration.

CIA World Fact Book
CIA - The World Factbook

Colonial Williamsburg
Includes colonial people, life, and buildings.  Also--teacher resources, podcasts, trades, clothing, gardens, Electronic Field Trips, and much more.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures
An introduction to ancient world cultures on the world-wide web.

First Gov for Kids
Official Kids' Portal for the U.S. Government.

Find out what it means to come to the United States as an immigrant from the early 20th century through the early 21st century.

Learn Illinois
Visit At Home in the Heartland Online to learn about the people, the homes, and the history of Illinois and the Heartland.

National Geographic Website
National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos, daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history, world music, and travel.

The History Channel
The History Channel is a cable television station offering programming related to historical events and people.

The Oregon Trail
If you home school teach elementary classes or just enjoy history The Oregon Trail is designed for you. Enjoy the adventure!

The Virtual Egyptian Museum
Museum with Egyptian and Mediterranean antiquities previously unavailable to the public. Includes stunning iridescent glass collection, bronze statuettes, shabtis, scarabs, amulets, jewelry, and mummy of King Pedibastet--plus interactive reference tools.

The White House
The White House presents Life in the White House--an exclusive presentation of the rich history of the White House and West Wing.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.

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Study Skills

Study Skills Strategies
From Virginia Tech University.

Study Skills Guide for Students
Developing effective study skills, improving reading comprehension, discovering your own personal study style, learning to manage your time more efficiently, and learning the best way to prepare for exams are just a few of the topics covered. Designed to not only improve your performance in school but also your ability to learn.

Time Management Tips for Students
Manage your work, don't let it manage you!

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