Links to Educational sites
|Math||Worksheets||Kids learning online|
ws to do online, flash cards and games
Math goodies, online lessons: percents, probability, integers, Circumference and more
Math Worksheets, make your own then print them out great for 1-5 and graph paper
Rick's Math Web, online ws k-12 -Counting, Operations, Percentages, Decimals and more
http://teacher.scholastic.com/fieldtrp/math/estimation_k_2.htm Estimation Destination (GRADES K-2)
http://home.indy.rr.com/lrobinson/mathfacts/mathfacts.html practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Math Facts requires a fairly recent browser (e.g. IE 5+ or Netscape 6.2+) - it will not work with Netscape 4.7.
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/ fun math lessons
Figure this, use the index to find challenging problems by topic, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Statistics
The Math Forum
has EVERYTHING. This section includes puzzles, activities,
Practice basic math skills and learn a little geography along the way. http://www.quia.com/mathjourney.html Ideas for teaching math
http://aaamath.com/ Has K-8 math
problems and an interactive online worksheet with counter of correct,
problems solved, time, and score.
Virtual manipulatives for math, K-12, Numbers, Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Data Analysishttp://matti.usu.edu/nlvm2/nav/vlibrary.html
Learn about numbers using pennies http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/default.asp
Interactive math exercises for k-6 http://www.primarymath.org
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/vlibrary.html online manipulatives
American Mathematics Competitions, info about national competion, prep
http://www.hotshotbusiness.com Hot Shot Business is a FREE online economics simulation for kids ages 9-14 sponsored by Disney Online. Kids can choose to run a skateboard factory, a pet spa, or a comic book store. Students will learn how to get financing for their "business", look at surveys of what customers want, prepare marketing campaigns, and learn to react to customers' demands and events in the news. This is a fun way to learn economics
online game to learn about the stock market www.smartstocks.com
learning HTML for Kids http://www.lissaexplains.com
Guide to Grammar & writing: put together by English professor of Capital Com. College
http://www.dailygrammar.com/ get a daily grammar lesson sent right to your inbox!
http://order.starfall.org/k/order/new.html giving away the free printed materials. It consists of two workbooks and one book of 15 tear apart readers
Book Adventure: a site where you can quize on the books you have read. Earn points for correct answers.
Internet Children's Library, find books from all over the world and read them online
http://www.starfall.com/n/level-a/index/play.htm Learn to read
Learn to Read General info on the process of learning to read (stages of reading,reading skills, etc.), plus research reports, reading organizations, interactive lessons, recommended books.
http://www.kids.net.au/odp.php?search=&start=20&lastpage=0 Kid's Net
Learn how to write a good paragraph step by step http://www.paragraphpunch.com/
From Harper books, explains how books are made, for young children http://www.harperchildrens.com/hch/picture/features/aliki/howabook/book1.asp
Basic Grammar http://www.yellowallet.com.br/basic_grammar.htm
http://www.verbocity.com building vocabulary (1 wk free trial)
Distributed Proofreaders was founded in 2000 by Charles Franks to support the digitization of Public Domain books. Originally conceived to assist Project Gutenberg (PG), Distributed Proofreaders (DP) is now the main source of PG e-books.http://www.pgdp.net/c/default.php
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/ There are daily lesson plans, word of the day, crossword puzzle, and more at this site.
Girls penlpal club http://www.agirlsworld.com/penpal/index.html
sign language and autism http://www.autism.org/sign.html
you can make kids custom bookmarkers on DLTK'S!
http://als.lib.wi.us/Collegebound.html - Recommended reading list for high school students who plan on going to college.
Take the Wizard's Challange:(Harry Potter)
Flash cards online for learning numbers and other vocabulary in Spanish
Audio Forum they have resources and teach-yourself courses for every language under the sun (103 of them, from Afrikaans to Zulu). Varied materials, for a wide range of ages
Teach Me Tapes
these are introductory programs for ages 2-12, with
Play and Learn
Chinese (800) 765-5885 A language-learning video for young
children: kids learn numbers, parts
publishes excellent foreign-language programs for kids (ages 5-10 or so)
and older kids/adults (11 and up); verythorough and nicely done. No
Gaelic or Chinese, unfortunately. Choices are
Language has a nice Chinese program onCD-ROM ("Power Chinese"), but
is recommended for ages 12 and up - looks like it would be too much for
a 7-year-old beginner, but might be worth checking out.
http://www.rosettastone.com/ind/free_demo foreign language help
50states, a site where you can get data about all the states,
enchantedlearning, printable maps from ALL OVER answers are online
Geography games: online games to learn current events, weather, facts and much more
http://www.50states.com/facts/ US States Fast Facts & Trivia
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/stateknow/ Additional State knowledge info
Animated atlas that shows the growth of the USA http://www.animatedatlas.com
http://www.quia.com/cc/4.html US State Capitals memory matching game - This is just an on-line game only - nothing to print out. (this one might take a little bit to download).
http://www.mapquest.com/atlas/main.adp?region=usa Picture of US map
(there is a link to click on to get a "State specific" as well. If you click
on a specific state, you will also get all of that particular States FACTS
such as NAME OF THE CAPITAL, POPULATION,TOTAL AREA, etc).
Flags of the World http://flagspot.net/flags/
aol geographyworld, site with lots of info maps, flags, MUCH more
http://jin.jcic.or.jp/kidsweb/ This is perfect for any of you teaching your kids about Japan.
http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/usaquiz.html this site isn't
State Specific but it challenges your knowledge of where each
state is. You can also play this on-line game with other parts of the
world. To get there, you have to click on Geography Quiz
Home after your done with The US States game (it's on the right side of the
page, towards the bottom) OR ... go to:
http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/hikes_and_programs.htm#LIST Red rock canyon hikes list
These 2 programs are through the CCSD and are not considered Home Schooling, If you are using either of these programs you are NOT required to fill out the notice of intent to homeschool paperwork.
Virtual High School Welcome to
the Clark County School District's Virtual High
Teaching ideas: http://www.ilovethatteachingidea.com/
Free forms for Homeschoolers: schedules, assessments etc.
http://donnayoung.org/frm/grade.htm Grade Recording Forms
Click here: Forms and Planners - The Parker Family
http://www.crosswinds.net/~rozalski/Charts.html charts calendars and grade sheets
http://www.chartjungle.com/reportcardchart.html free printable report card
http://www.geocities.com/homeschoolforms/page4.html report cards and transcripts
Bedtime stories online http://the-office.com/bedtime-story/
http://www.homeschoolteenscollege.net/ Cafi Cohen's site, help HSing teens
www.emcd.net: free used textbooks for $1 donation per book and shipping.
1001Books@yahoogroups.com: yahoo group with books listed at discount prices, daily
For those of you that use TV as a teaching tool and are into geography, this year for the elementary school aged kids TLC is doing geography every Friday which thrills me cause it's right up our alley. Here's the address: http://school.discovery.com/ontv
Once again for those who like to use television as a learning tool now's the
SuperKids, educational software review. has free educations tools: Vocabulary builder, math ws, quotes of the day, logic games and more
Homeschool super center, your one stop curriculum shop http://www.homeschoolsupercenter.com/shop.php
Eclectic Homeschool online http://eho.org/default.asp
Homeschool SuperSearch - Filtered, Family-Friendly Search Engine for Teachers, Parents, Students, and Homeschoolers http://www.homeschoolsupersearch.net/
ws for everything
A to Z teacher stuff, lesson plans for preK-12 and links
Schoolexpress, free worksheets to print or download. Subjects include: Math, Phonics, Science, Social Studies, Handwriting, Humane Education, History, Language Arts, and more
Homework for Kids, printable math worksheets for k-Algebra
Enchantedlearning, tons of printables: anatomy, astronomy, birds, Black HistoryMonth, Dinosaurs, Inventors, too many to list
abc teach, many free ws reading, writing, theme units, research reports & more
Puzzle maker from Discovery school, crosswords, cryptogramps and much more
Handwriting for Kids, choose from a variety of different sized lined paper, or different words to practice.
KidPrintables.com, print dot to dots, crossword puzzles, wordsearches, bookmarks, coloring pages and more
Kididdles, find the lyrics of all your favorite songs
Beethoven, largest collection of Beethoven midis,
soyouwanna, learn about classical music, styles, composers, evolution of classical music
http://web1.hamilton.edu/javamusic/ music lessons online
Listen to classical music archives and see on the timeline where each composer lived in history http://www.classicalarchives.com/timeline.html
howstuffworks, great site for kids to explore and learn
Bad Science, a site that tells you about all the mistakes you are taught are correct
Molecular Expression, Science and you; is a science site that shows you how science relates to math using exponetial notation http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/
Periodic table of elements online, click on a symbol to find out more info about each element.
Time, keeping time and counting the days. Learn about how its done now and through history.
Ask Dr Universe, You and the kids are going to have fun at this website sponsored by Washington State University! Dr. Universe is a cat who answers your questions about science
Try science experiments at tryscience.org
I thought this might be an interesting article and site. They are using 2 liter soda bottles to distill water in Kenya, with remarkable results. http://www.netwasgroup.com/newsletter/articles/2002/09/4
Map of Ca/Nv area earthquakes http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/115-36.htm
explanation of the Jason project with info. about joining the project,
Great Lakes Kids, a site for young kids learn how the Great Lakes were formed, environmental testing, pollution, wildlife, there's even activities and a colouring book http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/greatlakeskids/glk-home-e.html
Great Lakes Environmental Atlas, for older kids, physical characteristics of the system geology, climate, wetlands, groundwater, development; fishery, contaminants; lots more http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/great-lakes-atlas/intro.html
Learn about recycling with EPA http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/mainmap.htm
Science news and information about
the Sun-Earth environment.
Earthscience resources http://www.sciencegems.com/earth.html
Ocean Adventure, dive into and Ocean, undergo a dive briefing and learn about hydrothermal vents.
A good beginers astronomy site http://hometown.aol.com/kdaly10475/index.html
Monthly astronomy lessons http://www.synapses.co.uk/astro/index.html
Elastic water, in space and much more Nasa science; http://science.nasa.gov/default.htm
Astronomy for kids. http://www.kidsastronomy.com
http://www.synapses.co.uk/astro/monthnow.html A great site for teachning/learning astronomy is
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html Visit the site daily for a new picture from space each day.
science vocabulary for the middle to high school level, also games to learn elements and practice math http://education.jlab.org/vocabhangman/index.html
http://wings.avkids.com/Curriculums/ Some really great and unique lesson plans:
Elementary School Science Resources
Solar Flares effect Earth http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/10/24/solar.forecast/index.html
NASA Core: http://core.nasa.gov CORE distributes multimedia educations materials at minimal cost.
Rocket Modeler http://www.grc.nasa,gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/rktlim.html runs in your browser, FREE download
Engine Sim Free download http://www.grc.nasa,gov/WWW/K-12/Enginesim/index.htm
FoilSim Free download http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/FoilSim/index.html
This is from Sky and Telescope magazine. From now until the end of the
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm - KidsAstronomy.com - Our Solar System
astronomy mag. for beginners
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html - StarChild:
a learning center for young astronomers
Another Mars lander missing. The Beagle 2 presumably landed on Mars on
Christmas Day and has not been heard from since:
Photos and information from/on the Hubble Space Telescope.http://hubblesite.org/
See photos of hummingbird hatchlings http://community-2.webtv.net/hotmail.com/verle33/HummingBirdNest
build your own ant farm http://www.homeschoolwiththeweb.com/antfarm.htm http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Tower/4636/antz.htm http://www.doctorcoughdrop.com/lab.html (another ant farm) and more http://www.antcolony.org
unit study on ants http://www.themeunits.com/Ants_bk.html
preschool learning (water
http://www.preschooleducation.com teachers lesson plans
pg of watermelon)
http://www.ichef.com/ichef-recipes/Desserts/59806.html (watermelon ice)
muffins) Watermelon Sherbet
http://www.ichef.com/ichef-recipes/Fruits/15693.html Willy Watermelon
http://www.sharetheworld.org/ is a free educational program designed to help your students better understand and appreciate the animals with whom we share our world.
Whalesong, listen to Whales, archived and live http://www.whalesong.net/
Skulls, from the Cal. academy of sciences. Learn about the makeup of skulls.
Life of the Forest http://www.iplifeoftheforest.com
Middle School Science Resources
High School Science Resources
The top ten African American inventors, link to Schoolastic online activities
Renaissance time period; learn about events, time period, people http://www.sca.org
Learn about Government with Ben for all ages K-12 http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
Learning calendar search by date or topic http://www.learningcalendar.com/SearchPage/Topic.htm
Map of 13 original colonieshttp://www.civics-online.org/library/formatted/images/13_colonies.html
http://www.historynet.com/ Take the daily history quiz. This is not sent to your inbox; you must go to the site daily for the quizzes.
Gov/ Social Studies
MY OWN BUSINESS: A FREE INTERNET COURSE ON STARTING A BUSINESS. http://www.myownbusiness.org
http://www.ja.org/about/about.shtml The elementary lesson is 5 weeks long, Jr High level 6-8 weeks long. It requires 2 volunteers, and at least 12 kids. JA teaches kids to become entrepreneurs, and fosters self esteem, and business skills.
http://homeschooling.about.com/library/weekly/aa041800a.htm?once=true Unit study for NV
Just for Fun
Just for fun; site for rules for different marble games
Another site just for fun, rules for different games, including your board games that you lost the rules for Games Cabinet
www.mysticstamp.com From the home page, go to the tabs at the top of the page and select "learn about stamps." There are several links that discuss various topics on stamps. Mystic also offers a free catalogue.
http://screenit.com/ movie reviews
Places to buy curriculum :
http://www.fun-books.com http://www.mmhschool.com/teach/index.html - Macmillan/McGraw-Hill site for teachers and parents http://www.mhkids.com/cgi-bin/userscreen/homeschoolers.cgi - McGraw-Hill for homeschoolers http://www.ubah.com/ecommerce/default.asp?sid=B1574&gid=221026 - USBORN bookstore online
New to Homeschool
short article about introversion giftedness http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/Articles/On%20Introversion.html
Homeschool learning Hyw, help for the new home schooler http://members.aol.com/homehwy/home.html
http://reliableanswers.com/hs/oreilly.asp O'Reilly on homeschooling
http://www.preservenet.com/theory/Gatto.html A collection of Gatto's writing:
http://nche.hslda.org/docs/BrightSpots/200308110.asp bright spots in HSing, articles
http://www.123child.com preschool themes & activities
The first group are the best ones - the others are also very good:
http://www.easyfunschool.com/IndexFall.html Over 70 activities for adding fun and a little umph to your daily lesson plan
Mrs. Alphabet Everything alphabet (and more) - worksheets, games, puzzles, handwriting sheets, coloring sheets, letter-based lesson plans, links
FunBrain: fun site to play games and learn, a variety of subjects for children under 6 to over 17 one of my favorites
Funschool: another fun site to play games and learn there are also printables
kids Domain: site with games downloads, clipart, crafts and more
Learning Planet: another site with games for kids Prek- 6th
Educations 4 Kids: math, social studies, language and science
Kidscastle: a site brought to you by Smithsonian Mag. science, animals, history, art and more
alfy, for kids 3-8 yrs
national geographic, lots of life science
education place from Houghton Mifflin a site of games and lesson plans for the kids and teachers
kidsClick web search for kids by librarians
BLS Career information, site for kids to learn about different careers based on different interests
Secret World of the CIA, Go undercover at the Cia's Homepage for kids, learn the history and stories of the best spies,
Sparky the Fire Dog, Visit Sparky the fire dog and learn about fire engine parts and sounds. Read the story of how he got his job.
http://www.kidskonnect.com/ check out the index and look up what you're interested in
http://www.gamequarium.com/space flash card games online
Online field trips by Xcursion Central. chose my subject or by grade level for an online learning experience
http://18.104.22.168/game/ merriam webster online word challenge
Qualint, puzzles for states, capitals, science , history, holidays and more
Educational activities on DLTK http://www.dltk-teach.com
Have fun while you learn about many different topic including science, writing, and Japanese http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html
More links from living and learning http://www.livinglearning.homestead.com/language2.html
Family fun , parenting, e-cards, http://familyfun.go.com/
Eclectic Homeschool Online, links, downloadables weekly lesosns and more many different areas including computers http://eho.org/default.asp
http://www.kidocracy.com/Templates/index.html A site for kids to learn and hang out
learn about math, health, science, technology, english, all through short movies http://www.brainpop.com/
High school hub http://www.highschoolhub.org/hub/hub.cfm online learning center for high school students
Take advantage of the love of Harry Potter to teach kids.
www.standarddeviants.com.Standard Deviants School is a topic-based video series designed specifically for use in the classroom:
Activities for learning with a North Pole theme http://www.northpole.com/Academy/
Virtual field trips, "Eliminating classroom walls. Opening windows to our world. Go to: http://www.efieldtrips.org/
This is the government website for kids and includes such topics as geography, USGS, history, government, careers, health, safety, plants and animals, and more. www.kids.gov
website shows a
great animation of one being born.
For those of you with kids' of the age to take the written driver's test, the handbook is now online. http://www.dmvnv.com/pdfforms/dlbook.pdf
NHN is also an affiliate with an online Drivers Ed Course, designed for NV. http://driversed.com/crd/ref.asp?ID=nevadahn
New this month Updated 07-01-04
for homeschooled families all over the world to exchange postcards.
Just wanted to let all know that in the format of Ebay, there is a
WONDERFUL sight to study
http://shop.jostens.com/customer.asp?cid=158586They have stuff designed just for homeschoolers, including class rings, diplomas, info on creating yearbooks, etc.
http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/ - Cool Science for Kids
http://www.historyforkids.org - History for Kids
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/ - Ben's Guide to U.S. government for kids
a cute recycling craft I found for milk jugs!
Spying Spica as Spring Turns to Summer
Chicago is sinking
http://www.infoplease.com/states.html This site contains information
on U.S. (government, population, history, etc)
World Pen Pals, A source of pen pals from all over the world. For an application form, send a stamped self-addressed envelope to World Pen Pals 1694 Como Ave St. Paul, MN 55108
Skipping Stones, a Multiculural Children's Magazine, includes a penpals column in each issue, listing potentioal pen pals by country, Annual subscriptions $25, 5 issues Skipping Stones Box 3939 Eugene OR 97403 (541)342-4956 www.skippingstones.org
Letter Exchange, 36 pg magazine of pen pal listings published three times yearly Annual subscriptions (3issues) $20, single copies of magazine available by mail $9, The Letter Exchange Box 6218 Albany, CA 94706 http://www.letter-exchange.com/subscriptions.html