Resources by Content
This site features Screen Actors Guild members reading children's books aloud through an online video streaming program.
Building Language for Literacy
Online literacy skill activities. This site appears to be a product advertisement but scroll down to click a character to enter the online practice activities of oral language, phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, or concepts of print. Grades K-3
Meet An Author
Choose from classical or current authors and learn more about them at this website. Grades 1-4
Improve your students' reading comprehension with free personalized reading comprehension exercises for K-12 and ESL students.
Driven by Cognitive Science, ReadWorks creates free content and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
Readwritethink.org provides access to a growing collection of free educational materials including lesson plans, calendars resources, prints, and interactive tools.
Sesame Street Games
Read interactive stories from Sesame Street, hear your favorite theme songs, and play over 100 games. Grades PreK-1
Starfall is a creative website designed to teach children to read. The interactive books available have sound – so turn your speakers on. Teachers may request free writing journals for classroom use that reinforce the sequential phonics lessons of each interactive book. Grades Pre-K-1
Choose from a collection of stimulating story settings to help get your story started. Grades 1-4
Create and share books with this research-based learning tool to increase student's motivation and literacy skills.
Transform Math with engagement. This 3D game makes learning fun and personalized. Grade K-6
Create a Graph
Create area, bar, line or pie graphs online! You submit the data and the website does the rest! Grades 2-8
A variety of math activities that include arithmetic, geometry, algebra, calculus fractals, and probability. Grades 2-12
Interactive Math Activities
Pattern Blocks, base ten, and integer activities. Grades K-2
Virtual pattern blocks, geoboards, base-ten blocks, and much more. Grades PreK-12
From the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, the Animal Diversity Web is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification and conservation biology. Students can browse the information on individual creatures from the Kingdom Animalia and find thousands of pictures on specific animals.
The Astronomy Workshop
Students can view a multitude of Java programs that creates a solar system, view the moons and their orbits around their planets, and learn about astronomical distances. Grades 3+
Catch the Science Bug
The educational goals of Catch the Science Bug are to increase science literacy and raise environmental consciousness by adhering to national standards and guidelines for content, to use different teaching methods for engaging all types of learners, and to encourage life-long learning by featuring scientists who model this behavior.
CELLS Alive! represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. The site has been available continuously and updated annually since May of 1994 by Jim Sullivan, and now hosts over four million visitors a year.
Cool Science for Kids
Cool Science is a fun site that helps students appreciate science. Covers observation skills, plants, animal classifications and metamorphosis. Grades K-3
Entomology Image Gallery
View images and movies of beetles, ticks, lice, and lots of other creepy crawling insects! Grades 3 and up
Statistically speaking, this cosmic photo shoot is out of this world! Students construct and interpret frequency tables, demonstrate knowledge of simple random samples, define range, mean and median as they apply to statistics, and demonstrate knowledge of min/max plots. Teacher Tips included. Grades 10-12
The Great Plant Escape
Help Detective Leplant and his partners investigate plant mysteries including cases about soil, plant growth, seeds, and reproduction. Grades 4-5
The Physics Classroom
An online physics tutorial written for high school physics students. Grades 9-12
There are plenty of interesting things to read at Popular Science Magazine's web site. Articles on science, space, the Internet, computers, and more. Grades 3+
Visit the virtual kitchen to perform online experiments, solve a puzzle, and get a reward.
This site provides interactive timelines, essays, visual histories, and a reference room with speeches, music, images, maps, and more from various periods of American history. Ask a professional historian questions, play games, or watch a flash movie. Grades 3-12
Engage students in meaningful civic learning with these free resources from iCivics.
iCivics Exploring Primary Sources
Excellent free products for teaching primary sources online. Grades K-12
Mr. Nussbaum's Learning & Fun
Mr. Nussbaum's contains dozens of awesome geography, history, and US themed games. They are listed by popularity. Use the filters on the left to sort them.
Smithsonian History Explorer
This site offers a huge library of resources where students can view videos, artifacts, and other interactive and static resources covering a range of historical and social events. Grades K-12
UEN Student Interactives
This site has over 50 interactive social studies activities and games over topics such as geography, current events, ancient civilizations, the environment, U.S. history, and U.S. government.
This e-zine from National Geographic provides articles, online games, brainteasers, plus lots of other surprises. Grades 3+
Copyright & Creativity - Each lesson in this series contains a short animation intended to spark a classroom discussion. Grades K-2 lessons introduce age-appropriate, ethical (and non-legal) concepts of sharing, ownership, and attribution. Grades 3-6 explore copyright explicitly, including related topics of fair use, public domain, and open sharing through Creative Commons.