Good Websites for Homework: By Subject
Looking for help with your homework? Having trouble with a subject? Not sure where to start?
Below is a list of suggested websites to help with your homework, organized by subject. Click on the subject below for resources on that topic:
ALL SUBJECTSB.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper: This site is created by a kid named B.J. Pinchbeck. It has more than 700 links to help with your homework.
Dewey Browse: Maintained by Librarian Gail Shea Grainger, this site is an up-to-date listing of web sites for K-12 students, arranged in Dewey Decimal order. **ALA Great Websites for Kids award**
Sheppard Software: Hundreds of fun educational games and activities for kids to play online. Covering a wide range of subjects including math, geography, science, language arts, health, history, and art.
The Artist's Toolkit: Explore elements such as line, colour and balance by watching animated demonstrations, creating your own compositions, and watching video clips of artists in action.
Composers: On this site you can search for a composer alphabetically, by timeline, by country or by time period.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids: Kids can learn about music and orchestras through games and listening to music by composer or instrument.
Haring Kids: A colouring book plus colour animated images and opportunities to learn about Keith Haring's artwork.
Jackson Pollock.org: An interactive site which allows kids to create their art in Jackson Pollock's style.
Mr. Picasso Head: Create your own drawing in Picasso's style and take a look at other people's artwork.
NGA Kids: Explore the interactive art activities programs and have fun creating your own abstract art.
CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT
Ben's Guide to US Government: The site has information about the US Government for grades K-12.
Kids in the House: Take an animated tour of the House Chamber, of Statuary Hall and the Capitol. Become a time traveler and find out more about historical figures and events that took place in the House of Representatives.
POTUS/Presidents of the United States: This website has quick referenceQuestions that you ask of library staff that require knowledge of the content of the collection or other resources such as those on the web. Sometimes you are referred to the answer, hence Reference. Reference can also refer to our reference materials that are often encyclopedic books that have many volumes and a concentrated number of facts and/or statistics. These materials usually have an overnight loan period so they are available in the library most of the time. facts for upper elementary grades. There are also links to online biographies, and historical documents.
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
Earth, Our World in Motion: A fun, educational and interactive site that has great information about the earth.
Environmental Protection Agency: There are age appropriate games, activities, concepts and resources about the environment.
Mission: Biome: A comprehensive site about biomes. You can test your knowledge about the biomes by completing each mission.
Ranger Rick: The website for the magazine has lots of homework help about wildlife, nature, animals and more.
Weather Whiz Kids: A comprehensive and informative site offered by a meteorologist about weather.
All the Worlds Maps: Links to maps all over the world, including city maps.
National Geographic Maps: Find and print maps of anywhere. The site includes theme maps such as weather and population density.
VolcanoWorld: Everything you've ever wanted to know about volcanoes is on this site. It has up-to-date information about the latest eruptions.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Body and Mind: Health information designed for kids from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Kids Health: This site is created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, this has a lot of health and body information.
America's Story from America's Library: There are sound and video clips as well as pictures and text which bring the history of the United States alive. Also, there is information about the present day U.S.A.
Ancient Egypt: Maintained by the British Museum, home to one of the world's best collections of ancient Egyptian artifacts, this site covers all phases of ancient Egyptian life.
Ancient Greece (BBC): This interactive site has information about democracy, city life, the role of women, slaves and the theatre.
The Ancient Olympics: This site has information about the earliest Olympics.
Bio Classroom: This site is a guide to the children's episodes of A & E's Biography, often organized themeatically such as Women in History or U.S. Presidents.
Greek Mythology: All the information you'll need about the Greek gods and goddesses.
Journey Through the Middle Ages: A student written site which takes you through the Middle Ages with James the Juggler.
The Library of Congress: Homework-help resources include world maps and information on countries, fun facts from American history and more encyclopedic references for students.
Odyssey: Three outstanding museum collections are utilized to explore the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and 19th - 20th century sub-Saharan Africa; teacher resources available; suggested books and links for further study.
The Romans (BBC): This interactive site focuses on Roman Britain but also covers what the Romans are famous for, such as roads, engineering, soldiers and government. There is also information about Roman families here too.
The Underground Railroad: An interactive site about the underground railroad from National Geographic.
US History for Kids (PBS): Learning activities for kids based on the PBS series, the American Experience.
Game Goo - Learning That Sticks: This site helps to develop early reading skills.
Merriam Webster Word Central: Look up words fast in this student dictionary and stump your friends with the daily buzzword. There are games to play as well.
MLA Elementary Citation Maker: It's important to note where you got your information, especially if you're quoting someone. This site will help create a citation.
OneLook Dictionary: More than 8 million words from about 1,000 dictionaries means that your kid's got lots of spelling and definition support when writing. Check out the cool Reverse Dictionary, where you describe a concept and it gives you a list of words related to that concept.
Poetry Foundation: Numerous resources about poets and poetry; audio and podcasts.
Poets: Site of the Academy of American Poets.
Starfall: Choose your level then play games as a fun way to practice reading.
Foreign Language Learning for Kids: This free site offers simple games, activities, and resources for learning vocabulary in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Transparent Language: This is one of Schlow's online resources; when you click the link you'll just need your library card number and PIN number to access it. This is an online language learning system that can help you to learn over 70 languages.
AAA Math: Find explanations of mathematical topics, practice problems, and challenging games organized by topic and grade level.
Cool Math: A math site for kids, parents and teachers.
Math is Fun: Provides a practical way to approach math using diagrams, worksheets, quizzes, puzzles and clear explanations.
Web Math: This homework help tool is powered by Discovery Channel. Using simple math problems this self-help site is meant to help you solve problems immediately.
The World of Math Online: Practice your math skills from basic addition to calculus.
Animated Engines: Some not so simple machines. This site explains how mechanical engines work using animation.
Archkidecture: This website has information on structures and how to build them.
Exploratorium: The "museum of science, art and human perception" is in San Francisco, California. The site is packed with information, activities and other science links.
Flights of Inspiration: The Franklin Institute and the Science Museum of London collaborated on this website which explores flight.
How Stuff Works: This site helps kids learn the facts plus the why's and how's behind scientific and real-world concepts.
Inventor's Toolbox: This site explains about how inventions and how they work.
Journey North: A global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change.
Nasa Kids' Club: Activitites, information and resources for kids.
Technology for Kids: Learn about robots, computers, cell phones, engineering and all kinds of interesting technology topics.
Science News for Kids: From electronic skin to how lasers were invented, this site covers the tech scene.
Try Science: Offers online interactivity with science and technology centers around the world - try experiments or field trips; language coversion; sections for parents and teachers.
The Why Files: The science and technology behind the headlines that make the news. For Grades 5-12.
American Fact Finder: The U.S. Census Bureau built this site that has information about population figures, congressional districts, maps and more.
CIA World Fact Book: This is a great place to find basic information on countries of the world. Includes geography, people, communications, transportation and more!
50 States & Capitals: Click on the state that you are interested in and immediately see an overview of basic information in hyperlinked form to more detailed stories such as area codes, biographies, border states, city guides, mottos and nicknames.
Here There Everywhere: News for Kids: connect to your community, nation and world with interesting articles on the people and events that shape them.
The Learning Network: New York Times for Kids: Kid friendly articles based on New York Times content.
Peace Corps Kids: An interactive social studies resources which provides kids with a global perspective on current events.
Time for Kids: The weekly news magazine's online component covering a range of news topics.
Youngzine: News and More for the Young: Learn about current events and world news in a straightforward and appealing way.
This list and descriptions are compiled from resources provided by Laurina Cashin, We Love Children's Books, at PALINET Education Program March 2007, and from the resource links and homework help sections on the Toronto Public Library's and the Chicago Public Library's websites.