Student Resources

  • Art

    Chicago Children’s Museum - Chicago Children’s Museum Web site includes a virtual tour of their exhibits, interactive games, and lots of links for kids.

    A. Pintura Art Detective - This clever site uses a Dashiell Hammett detective style to help children explore the world of art.

    Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    - This museum is devoted to the study of picture book art and is dedicated to the work of Eric Carle. Be sure to check this one out.

    Peter Rabbit - Read about Beatrix Potter’s life, art and the characters she created in her timeless children’s picture books.

    Social Studies

    The U.S.A. Quiz - This is an interactive quiz that tests kids’ knowledge of where the states are on an outlined map of the United States. This site also connects to quizzes about Africa, Canada, Europe and the entire World.

    The Oregon Trail -This site includes the story of the trail and those who traveled it.

    Geo Spy - Gain full GeoSpy agent status by identifying countries, continents, and states. Students test their geography skills through this fun, interactive game. Links to other geography games for kids, like GeoBeeChallenge and Xpedition Hall, are at the bottom of the GeoSpy page.

    The Constitution - Geared for fourth graders, this web site strives to help them understand how the Constitution affects their lives as citizens!

    Science

    Edible Experiments – If you want to get a real “taste” for science experiments, check this site out.


    Science Fair Projects - An excellent resource from the Internet Public Library that links kids to all sorts of exceptional sources for their projects.

    National Geographic Kids - One of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife!

    Astronomy for Kids - A great place to learn all about the stars and planets!

    NASA for Kids - Learn about space, rockets, astronauts and more!

    Kids Planet - Are you interested in finding out about endangered species?  Then, this is the place for you!  Here, you will find information about these animals and what is being done to help them.

    Science News for Kids: Cool STEM articles make for fun, informative reading.

    Math

    Lemonade Larry - The classic summer kid biztakes a high-tech twist at this site. Your budding business kids are quizzed on basic multiplication facts as they determine what to charge their virtual customers.

    Funbrain.com - An “edutainment” site for kids. Kids will like Math baseball, Change Maker and Spell Check games.

    Math Cats - A magic chalkboard takes you to math art gallery and lots of playful, open-ended activities for exploring math concepts.

    AAA Math - a great math website for kids ages 5-10 - or anyone interested in fine-tuning their math skills!

    Cool Math 4 Kids - This is a great site with math games, trivia, and brain teasers all in one!

    Bridge Building - Have you ever wanted to build a bridge? Well, here is your chance!

    Web Math - Not sure what a certain math term means? Well, you’ve found the right place!  Here, you will find every math term imaginable!  Perfect for help with homework!

    Money Flashcards - The perfect place to practice your money counting skills!

    Count Us In - A counting web site for students in Kindergarten and First Grade.

    Math By Design - Has short video clips that show you how to use math in the real world.


    Math Pickle - Iridescent beetles, LEGO gunships, gnomes in trouble - math has never been more fun.  This is a site that employs these and other kid-friendly elements to teach various math concepts from K to 12.

    Reading

    Between the Lions - The perfect place to read books online.

    Magic Tree House - Learn all about Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree Housebooks, ask her a question, or write a book review.

    Magic School Bus - Find out what Ms. Frizzle and her class are up to now.

    Dav Pilkey’s Website ‘O Fun - The award-winning author and illustrator gets silly (and serious) in a site designed to encourage creativity and fun.

    Flashlight for Kids - A club for kids who love books!

    Kidsreads - Here you will get reading trivia, author info, series info, and information on book clubs!

    International Children’s Digital Library - On this Web site, you will find a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children’s literature from the world community.

    Starfall - This is the web site for the emerging reader!  Each vowel sound, diagraph, and word family has an animated story and a little book that goes with it.  The book can be downloaded and printed as well!

    Lil’ Fingers - Lil’ Fingers is a computer storybook, game, activity and coloring site perfect for kids ages 3-7.

    Building Language for Literacy - From naming letters to practicing rhyming...the perfect place to practice reading!

    Make a Word - A website that lets you make as many words as you can from the main word. 

    Unite For Literacy - A picture book oasis for building literacy skills! Multiple audio languages make this a great fit for ELL and primary students.

    Sports

    Sports Illustrated for Kids - A busy, colorful site with articles about sports figures from Jackie Robinson to Jackie Joyner-Kersee, league standings, games and more.

    Current Events

    Headline Spot for Kids - Provides links to a variety of sources on the Web featuring news sites for upper elementary to middle school students. Find out up to date information about sports, science, and much more!

    Time for Kids Online - Updated each week, this colorful online resource is from the publishers of TIME magazine. This “kid-friendly” site features news information for students, poll zone, kid scoops, specials, games, and research tools.

    New York Times Learning Network - This site is perfect for fifth-grade students who are looking for news headlines or information on the most up to date current events.

    Washington Post for Kids - Ever seen your parents reading the Washington Post and wish you could too?  Well, now you can!

    Tween Tribune - A daily news site for tweens. Each day they post links to the day's most compelling news from a tweens perspective. Stories chosen for TweenTribune are selected by tweens working closely with professional journalists. Tweens can submit links to stories they'd like to share, submit their own stories and photos, and comment on the stories they read.

    Youngzine - Written for upper elementary through high school readers, covers current events around the world.

    Dogonews - Calls itself the “leading source for current events, news and non-fictional articles for kids and teachers."  Key vocabulary words in articles are linked to dictionary entries.  Articles often end with comprehension questions with critical thinking challenges. 

    Newsela - A great place to find current events that are leveled for all readers.

    Global Voices - A website written, translated and curated by more than 800 citizen journalists and media experts.  This offers an excellent resource offering local and often underreported, stories. Searchable by topic or region, the site is available in 43 languages.

    Newsmap - Visit Newsmap for real time, trending news in 15 countries.  It's color coded based on the topic.  Turn countries and topics on or off based on how much information you want to see.  

    NBClearnThis is a great source for video-based news, thanks to the huge archive, current events coverage, and teacher-friendly extra links to Newsela articles.

    KidpostKid-centric news site could use more comprehensive, timely content.

    Research

    Research Rocket - This top-notch Web site will help you learn how to take notes and use the information you find! Don’t forget about the puzzles and quizzes located in the “Teachers Toolbox.”


    General

    Owl - Cool stuff for kids ages 9-13

    DK Findout - This is basically a FREE site that rivals Pebble Go - but it's about almost EVERYTHING!

    Education Place - Kids’ games and activities for math, reading, language arts, social studies, and more!

    Kideos - Safe, funny, screened videos for kids with all their favorite characters.

    Scholastic Online Learning - Great for educational games!

    Online Recess - Games For Play And Fun

    Web Word Finder - These word finds are not easy, but many of you will enjoy trying to find the words hidden in a puzzle.

    Games with Your Favorite Characters - The perfect place to play games, win contests and have fun with your favorite book characters, authors, and series!

    Seussville - In case you couldn’t tell by the title, this is the place to go to explore and learn with many of Dr. Seuss’s characters!

    Game Goo - Fun, educational games!