- Fun and Games
- PSSA and Assessment
- Research Resources
- Social Science
- Technology Reference Guides
- WebQuest Examples
Grades 9-12: a lot of good sample webquests
Fun & Games
- Albright-Knox Artgames
- Chesskids Academy
Learn how to play chess and play against the computer
- Florida Kid's Page
1500 links to learning games for all subjects and grades.
- Interactive Coloring Book
- Maggie's Earth Adventure
- New York Philharmonic Kidzone
- PBS Kids Cyberchase
- Ranger Rick Online
Find an Activity of the Month ("learn how to be a tree detective", make pencil pets, find Reader Riddles, quizzes, games, and more--check under "Cool Stuff".
Create and play.
- Crayola Website
- Online Coloring Activity
- About.com Blank and Outline Maps
- About.com Geography
- Education Place Outline Maps
- Information Please Atlas
- National Geographic Maps and Geography
- Themes in Geography Quiz
- A+ Math Addition Flashcards
- A+ Math Division Flashcards
- A+ Math Multiplication Flashcards
- A+ Math Subtraction Flashcard
- Addition with 3-digit numbers
- AIMS Foundation
This site is run by the AIMS (Activities Integrating Math and Science) foundation. It has the AIMS magazine online, which features activities you can use in the classroom. Included is information about AIMS workshops, an online product catalog, and state specific correlations (EALR's). There are also puzzles, activities and teacher resources. Good source of activities for teachers that students will enjoy.
Website devoted completely to Algebra
- Basic mini-lesson
- Basic mini-lesson with regrouping
- BBC Number Time
- Billy Bug returns at Primary Games
Move Billy Bug to the feeding place with given coordinates.
- Calculus Applets
- Change Maker
From FunBrain. Get as much money in your piggy bank as you can by making the correct change.
- Count Us In
Learn basic number concepts. Games can also be downloaded to play offline.
Reinforces doubling and adding doubles
- Doctor Math
This website is designed to help K-12 math students. Students send in questions, and the answers are e-mailed back to them. There are over 300 "Doctors" from all over the world answering questions and there are also math problems of the week and weekly puzzles.
- Equivalent Fractions
Enter the correct numbers into the boxes to make a series of equivalent fractions.
- Find one more
Develop the concepts and language of adding 'one more' through a pair finding activity.
- Find the number
Develop the skills of number recognition and matching.
- FlashCard Money
Count the amount of money
- Fraction Frenzy
Practice identifying equivalent fractions
- Fraction Sorter
Represent fractions by coloring in the appropriate portions of either a circle or a square, then order those fractions from least to greatest.
- Fresh Baked Fractions
Practice identifying the fraction that is not equal to the others
- Geometry Terms Matching Game
Claims to be the fastest online calculator
- Just In Time
Seven lessons will teach progressively more complicated concepts of time, and accompanying quizzes will reinforce the lessons. Also find matching pages, calendar activities, clock printables, days of the week word searches, and numerous classroom worksheets based on the theme.
- K12 Wiki
Math videos that are actually useful
- Math Academy
This is an informational site relating to mathematics. It has interactive activities and math questions for viewers enjoyment. There is a math encyclopedia to look up information pertaining to math. There is also a section with math quotes from different people. There are mini-texts covering mathematical topics. There are links to math history, facts, and people in the field of mathematics.
- Math at Rice
This website provides exercises and information about geometry. It also gives the history of geometry and geometric terminologies. There are problem solving questions and examples for students to practice. There are links to various sites related to geometry (polygons, isosceles triangle puzzler, impossible triangles, the golden ratio, etc.).
- Math Central
This site is an internet service for mathematics teachers and students from K-12. Educators can share resources, lesson plans, etc. It is a fun and interactive site. There are links to: Discussion Forum, Bulletin Board, a Monthly Problem Page, Math Camp 2001, a Site Information Page and an Annual Competition.
- Math Forum
This site is part of the WebCT.com website, an education over the internet program. It contains a variety of math features, such as: problem of the week, ask Dr. Math, unit and lesson plans, internet math library, math resources, math education, key issues in math, math games, tips and tricks, showcases, educational and societal opportunities, publications and software. There are four main sections: Students' Place, Teachers' Place, Research Division and Parents and Concerned Citizens, easy to navigate and very useful.
- Math Goodies
Features on this site include math lesson plans, recommended software, worksheets, puzzles, articles, a chat room and a homework section where students can get help on their homework. It also contains puzzles that teachers can use, and is a good site for teachers and students.
- Math Hunt
Search the internet and solve math problems
- Math Maven's Mysteries
- Math Mayhem
Are you ready to put your math skills to the ultimate challenge? Here is your chance to compete head-to-head in our exciting, fast-paced, multiplayer arena.
- Math Sphere
This site has many features for a teacher. Included are modules for lesson plans for any age, magazines that include a math chat link, competitions, links to other math sites, tips and hints on how to use math sphere modules in the classroom or at home, and information on how to purchase the Math Sphere program. You need to download Acrobat Reader to run the program.
Practice measuring a line. A ruler appears under a red line.
- Mend the number square
Reinforces the ordering of numbers from 10 to 100 and the patterns found on a 100 square.
- Mini lesson for early Division
Interactive Division practice from Dositey
- Multiplication Sets
- Multiplication Step-by-Step exercise
- Multiplication Step-by-Step with Regrouping
- Multiplying 2-Digit Numbers Mini Lesson
- National Library of Visual Manipulatives
Great for interactive white board.
- No Matter What Shape Your Fractions Are In
Online fun and learning geometry too--that's the basis for the activities available at this site, where students will employ critical thinking skills to decipher shapes, determine relations between shapes, and then experiment with them.
- Number Spiral
Geometric activity with prime numbers
- One False Move
- Roman Numeral Matching Game
- Roman Numeral Sequencing Game
- Snakes & ladders
Develop early counting skills and familiarity with the sequence of numbers to 100.
- Step by Step addition practice
- Step by step exercises
- Step by step exercises (No Regrouping)
- Step-by-step 2 digit addition exercise
Solve these pre-algebra problems by substituting the values of the variables.
- Teaching Time
Support teaching time using analog and digital clocks. Initial teaching can be done using the whole class clock, where the teacher can manipulate the time shown and ask students "What time will it be in...?" Worksheets are available for individual or group work, and when students are more proficient, there are interactive games, all with clocks. Based on the 24 hour clock. Scroll down to see the available activities.
- TeachRKids Number Basics
Counting, place value, greater than/less than, odd and even numbers, and next and previous numbers.
- Test the toad
Addition problems using numbers up to 15.
- Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics
- Visual Fractions
Online fraction tutorial
- Web Math
This website allows the user to enter various types of math problems (including algebra) and the steps, solution, and reasoning will be listed.
- Wolfram Math World
More interactive math
- A+ Math
Pick games, flashcards, or worksheets to practice your facts.
- AAA Math
- Animated Math Glossary
- Batter's Up Baseball
- Math Cats
- Math Forum
- Math is Fun
- Math Playground
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
- Numbers in a Series
- Play to Learn
- Primary Math Activities
- Telling Time
- US Mint
- Colorado State Math
This site is devoted to the conversion to the metric system. Be sure to scroll down and you will find a section devoted to teachers. Some lesson plans, but good for metrics.
- Math Index
This site is an index of links to math lessons sorted by mathematical categories. It currently is carrying about 200 different & free lesson plans on nine mathematical concepts or area.
PSSA & Assessments
- School Matters
Despite a 50 percent increase in per pupil spending over the past two decades, nearly one third of public high school students fail to graduate, and two thirds of all students leave high school unprepared for a four-year college, according to the Manhattan Institute. Given the diminishing economic prospects for Americans without a quality education, the need for reform is clear. policymakers, educators, and individual parents are working hard to improve our schools, and they deserve respect and gratitude for taking on such a difficult challenge. However, education leaders are often forced to make critical decisions based on incomplete information, simply because there hasn't been a national, easily searchable clearinghouse for education information and analysis-until now. SchoolMatters gives policymakers, educators, and parents the tools they need to make better-informed decisions that improve student performance. SchoolMatters will educate, empower, and engage education stakeholders. The information and analysis will educate Americans about how schools and school districts are performing and help them understand the complex relationships between achievement and investment. SchoolMatters will empower educators and policymakers, giving them easy access to the information they need to craft strong education policies. Finally, SchoolMatters will engage the public in a widespread movement to improve our nation's school systems. For the first time, parents and the general public will have instant access to a wide range of data on local schools and schools districts, enabling them to make informed decisions, ranging from policies they advocate to the schools their children attend.
- Between the Lions: Games
Reading motivation program for children in grades K-8.
- Children's Storybooks Online
- Dr. Seuss
- Goo Games
Early reading games for PreK-3rd
- Goo Games
Early reading games for PreK-3rd Grade
Choose your letters carefully — a life hangs in the balance.
- Interactive Grammar
Beginning to intermediate grammar, vocabulary, and reading.
- J.K. Rowling
- Judy Blume
- Learn to Read at Starfall
- Learning Vocabulary can be Fun
Play hangman, matching, word search, take a quiz.
- Leo the Letter-Loving Lobster
- Mighty Book
Fun online books to read, they recently went to a fee based system.
- National Geographic Explorer
Online Student Magazine
- Paragraph Punch
An online writing tool to help master the basics of paragraph writing.
- Peetnik Mysteries
- Reading Comprehension for 4th & 5th
Vocabulary in context sentences; Reading for understanding; Reading strategy.
- Same Difference
Synonyms and antonyms are reviewed.
- Sand Castles
The game reinforces the common spelling patterns for the nine vowel phonemes. Players are given opportunities to choose and try alternative patterns with correct choices being rewarded.
- Sequencing Fun
Put events into the correct order.
- Sink or Swim
The parts of speech are the focus of this game
From Harcourt Brace for grades 1 through 6. Extra practice in spelling.
Need strategies and practice to become a better speller?
- Star Words
To read on sight high frequency words
- Wall of Words
If you build the words, the sentences will come.
- What's the Word?
Follow the clues, they'll lead you to the words.
- Whirlyword Machine
Phonic and spelling investigations and practice; exploring and playing with rhyming patterns; generating rhyming strings, e.g. fat, hat, pat; blending phonemes to read CVC words in rhyming and non-rhyming sets; representing in writing the three phonemes.
To investigate, read and spell words ending in ff, ll, ss, ck, ng; to discriminate, read and spell words with initial and final consonant clusters
- Write a Postcard
This is an exercise in identifying, reading and spelling the nine vowel phonemes. Single and multisyllabic words are included.
- Between the Lions
- Clifford Big Red Dog
- DIBELS Interventions Electrified
- Interactive Stories
- Primary Games
Go ahead, ask him a question!
- Dewey Decimal Made Fun
Collection of web sites for the Dewey Decimal System to include web sites that have been organized by the Dewey Decimal System
One of our favorite sites for research.
- Research Cards
A selection of printable card templates will help guide and organize students in their research projects. Choose from question cards, quotation cards, computer cards, and graphic organizers.
Information, games and research tools for kids
- 3-D Molecules
- Biology Gizmos
- Biology in Motion
- Chemistry Come Alive!
- Chemistry Gizmos
- Chemistry PowerPoint
Very thorough examples of teacher-used presentations
- Design a Roller Coaster
- EdHeads Simple Machines
Can you tell which simple machines are used for the everyday items?
Try all kinds of fun science activities.
- How Everyday Things Are Made
- Index of Physlets
Physlets sorted by topic
- Interactive Chemistry Practice
- Interactive Periodic Table
- Interactive Physlets
Physlets sorted by topic
- Maggie's Earth Adventure
- Mysteries of Apo Island
Some strange things are happening on Apo Island, in the Philippines. Investigate the clues and try to solve the mystery! Learn about shark biodiversity.
- Physics Applets
These are interactive application. They are great for use with an interactive whiteboard
- Physics Gizmos
- Solar System Tutor
From Enchanted Learning. Read about our Solar System and answer a question.
- Squish the Fish
Squish the Fish provides a delightful interactive learning experience for K-2 students. Squish morphs into different kinds of sea life, including eels, clown fish, and puffer fish to avoid being eaten, while students learn adaptive features that help
- Try Science Adventure
Thematic interactive experiences, Experiments, Field Trips (interactive science center features, Curious? (polls and activities based on a hot topic question), and Live Cams.
- Virtual Frog Dissection
- Virtual Hip Replacement
- Virtual Knee Replacement and Choose the Prosthetic
- Ways of Knowing Trail
Visit a rain forest in the village of Epulu in central Africa to get to know the people and animals who live there. Some local kids will help you learn the secrets of the Ways of Knowing Trail. Click on the red dot in central Africa.
- ARKive in Education
- Birmingham Zoo
- Columbus Zoo
- From Antelopes to Zebras (Oregon Zoo)
- Indianapolis Zoo
- Kids Farm
- National Zoo
- Nature Guides
- San Diego Zoo
- The Electronic Zoo
- WebCam - National Zoo
- WNC Nature Center
- Zoom School Animals
Information on each of the 50 states.
- Ancient India
- Centuries of Citizenship: Constitutional Timeline
- Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents
- CIA World Fact Book
The Intelligence Cycle is the process by which information is acquired, converted into intelligence, and made available to policymakers. Information is raw data from any source, data that may be fragmentary, contradictory, unreliable, ambiguous, deceptive, or wrong. Intelligence is information that has been collected, or wrong. Intelligence is information that has been collected, integrated, evaluated, analyzed, and interpreted. Finished intelligence is the final product of the Intelligence Cycle ready to be delivered to the policymaker. The three types of finished intelligence are: basic, current, and estimative. Basic intelligence provides the fundamental and factual reference material on a country or issue. Current intelligence reports on new developments. Estimative intelligence judges probable outcomes. The three are mutually supportive: basic intelligence is the foundation on which the other two are constructed; current intelligence continually updates the inventory of knowledge; and estimative intelligence revises overall interpretations of country and issue prospects for guidance of basic and current intelligence. The World Factbook, The President's Daily Brief, and the National Intelligence Estimates are examples of the three types of finished intelligence.
- Civilisations- from BBC
- Congress for Kids
Tour our Federal government. Good introductory quiz about vocabulary you need to know.
- Digital History
- FunBrain Show Me the Map
- GeoBee Challenge
From National Geographic.
A fun geography game organized by regions of the United States
Both learn and practice their world geography. First try the continents for an easy warm-up, and then go on to choose a continent in order to identify its countries. Also available is a states and province quiz for America'sfifty states and Canada's provinces.
- Interactive Constitution
- Jamestown: The Online Adventure
- Jayzeebear USA Map Quiz
- Lewis and Clark Game
- Maya Adventure
From National Geographic
- Mesopotamia: The British Museum
- National Geographic for Kids
Additional detailed information
- Presidents of the United States of America
- Rome Reborn
- Smithsonian: Lakota Winter Counts
- State Capital Quiz
- State Capitals Quiz
You're given the state and you have to correctly enter the capital--spelling counts.
- State Web Games
Learn about our fifty states. Match the capitals and their states--3 levels.
- Take a World Tour
From Dr. Rabbit and Colgate and get your passport stamped as your learn about countries.
- The American Presidents
- The Forum at Pompeii
- The Gold Rush: Strike it Rich
- The Interactive Underground Railroad
- The Renaissance Connection
- Turning the Pages
Online versions of classic books
- U.S. Mint: Save the Branches of Power
- Understanding Slavery
- World Art
- World Atlas
This online World Atlas includes maps and geographical information for the following entities:
- You wouldn't want to be an Egyptian mummy
- War that Made America
Technology Reference Guides