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Updated February 2006

Elementary Student Subjects (Grades K-5)
Language Arts | Math | Science | Social Studies | General Reference

Language Arts

Math

  • The ArithmAttack - Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. See how many problems you can answer in sixty seconds.
  • Cyberchase - Find many math and logic challenges in the form of online games.
  • Family Math's Balloon Ride - Play a multi-player game using math skills to figure out which balloon ropes to cut.
  • Kids' Place Mathematics - Practice your math skills, learn to take tests better, and have some fun with brainteasers!
  • Math Advantage - Features dozens of math games and learning exercises for students.
  • Mathematics Lessons by Cynthia Lanius - This site offers a couple dozen mathematics activities for students to do online.
  • Number Time! - Includes games, stories, songs, and printables designed to teach young children about numbers and number systems.
  • Solve This! - Solve classic math problems, play math games, and read about several important mathematicians.
  • Visual Geometry for Grades 3-5 - Features visual activities designed to teach students basic concepts of geometry, including congruence, area, proofs, the Pythagorean Theorem, and more.
  • What Are Your Chances? - Gain a little knowledge of probability through this online dice game.

Science

  • BAM! Body and Mind - Read health articles for young people from the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Cool Science for Curious Kids - Learn about plants, animals, microorganisms, insects, or check out the special section on butterflies.
  • Exploratorium Online - The Exploratorium science museum offers dozens of online exhibits for all ages.
  • The Gene Scene - Features activities and articles about genetics.
  • Kids Health for Kids - Find information about kids' feelings, fears, nutrition, illnesses, safety, and much more.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - "Dive into our activities and games to have fun and learn about ocean animals and the places they call home."
  • NASA Kids - Explore this NASA site designed especially for kids interested in space, rocket science, astronauts, and the solar system.
  • Prehistoric Life - Learn all about dinosaurs.
  • Real Science! Careers - Learn what it's like to have a career in science.
  • Science Explorer - Find over two dozen science activities for kids on this site.
  • Why Files - Read quirky and creative articles on science topics.

Social Studies

General Reference
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Middle through High School Level Subjects (Grades 6-12)
Language Arts | Math | Science | Social Studies | General Reference

Language Arts

Math

  • A+ Math - Brush your basic math skills with flashcards, worksheets and games.
  • Ask a Scientist Archive: Math - What is the origin of plus/minus? How do you find square roots? What is a googleplex? Find the answers to these and other questions on this site about mathematics.
  • BasketMath Interactive - Practice math skills and watch a basketball player dunk the ball and score for each correct answer!
  • Eureka! Mathematical Text Revived! - Learn about the recovery of what may well turn out to be the only existing original manuscript of Archimedes, the greatest of the ancient mathematicians.
  • Figure This: Challenges - Problems with word problems? Practicing solving real-life problems using math skills.
  • Fractions, Decimals, Percents - This one-page lesson explains fractions, decimals and percents with examples!
  • Geometry Online - Learn the history of geometry, experiment with volume, take an SAT-style quiz and more.
  • Math Goodies - Increase problem-solving skills with interactive math lessons, puzzle and worksheets.
  • Math in Daily Life - Learn how math can help you in daily life in situations such as savings accounts, credit card debt, home decoration, cooking, and automobile leasing.
  • Scientific Calculator - Perform all your math calculations on this nifty virtual calculator!

Science

  • Atoms Family - Experience activities and experiments on a wide range of physics including topics such as energy conservation, light, electricity, atoms, energy transfer, and more.
  • BioInteractive - In the Virtual Bacterial ID Lab, you are the pathologist and your task is to identify bacteria.
  • Charles Darwin's Life and Extended Family - Find everything you might want to know about Charles Darwin's life and relatives on this site.
  • Chem4Kids - Find answers to all your chemistry questions, including matter, atoms, elements, reactions, biochemistry and more!
  • Cool Careers in Science - Check out why these scientists enjoy their work, what they do everyday, and how they came to choose their work.
  • CyberAstronomy - Learn all about the planets in our solar system.
  • DNA Interactive - Discover how DNA science has transformed genetics and biology.
  • FearOfPhysics.com - Overcome your fear of physics by investigating physics concepts like the Doppler Effect, Einstein's Theory of Relativity, friction, and others with animations and experiments you can do.
  • Science Fair Central - Don't miss this ultimate guide for science fair projects!
  • Scientists and Philosophers - Discover the people who made science history from ancient to modern times.

Social Studies

  • 100 Milestone Documents - View 100 milestone historical documents in U.S. history from 1776 to 1965.
  • American Memory - Explore collections of audio recordings, images, prints, maps, and sheet music of the American experience from the Library of Congress.
  • The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden - Trace the history of the presidency through objects found at the National Museum of American History.
  • Basic Readings in U.S. Democracy - Read text from important documents from U.S. History.
  • Cultures on the Edge: Photo Essays - Several photo essays are offered about countries and cultures that are in danger of losing their identity or are otherwise struggling with pressures in the modern world.
  • Earliest Voices - Listen to some of the most significant voices captured during the first fifty years of sound recording.
  • French Steps: BBC Languages - Learn French through this colorful, interactive tutorial.
  • Golden Ages in World History - Learn about civilizations that produced golden ages in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
  • Map Game - Take this Middle East geography quiz and find out how well you know the countries from Western Sahara to Kyrgyzstan!
  • Native American Voices - Presents articles that provide a broad overview of Native American history and offers excerpts from primary source material written by and about Native Americans.
  • World War II Posters - View more than 300 posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the onset of World War II through 1945.

General Reference
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  • Atlas of the Body - Illustrations and descriptions of the parts of the body are provided.
  • CNN Student News - This CNN site is designed especially for students in need of news stories on current events.
  • Country Studies: Area Handbook Series - Each handbook describes the social, economic, political conditions of a country.
  • Finding Information on the Internet - Learn how to search effectively, how to cite electronic resources, and how to evaluate webpages.
  • Gallup Organization - View polls of public opinion on current events.
  • Homework Central - Offers a website with information on a wide range of topics to aid students in research. Available inside our eLibrary subscriptions under the topics tab. The sites featured on this page are examples of what you'll find in the collection!
  • Infonation: United Nations Cyberschoolbus - Explore this dynamic online almanac of the countries of the world with official UN statistics, maps and flags.
  • JewishEncylopedia.com - Articles on Jewish history and practices of Judaism are provided.
  • Lucidcafe's Biographies Archive - Biographies of notable leaders, scientists, authors, composers and many others are featured.
  • Mayo Clinic - Gain extensive health reference information on diseases, conditions, drugs, and more.
  • Museum of Modern Art - Explore the museum's extensive collection of modern art.
  • Museum of Musical Instruments - Explore the collections, exhibitions, and articles to learn more about instruments with a major focus on the guitar.
  • Nations of the World - Learn facts about the nations of the world such as population, capital, common currency, languages, and more.
  • Plumb Design's Visual Thesaurus - Explore, study, and analyze the structure of language through the interrelationships between words and meanings as spatial maps.
  • Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection - View all types of maps including reference, general & special interest, political, historical, physical, shaded reliefs and more.
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