Middle School Department
- www.AAAmath.com Customized by grade level and topic, AAA math features explanations of various mathematical topics, practice problems and fun, challenging games.
- www.coolmath.com This fully interactive site allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play games and explore new math concepts.
- www.figurethis.org Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this site helps families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging challenges
- www.mathcats.com Math Cats provides playful explorations of important math concepts through games, crafts and interactive projects. Includes a magic chalkboard and an art gallery.
- www.easymath.org This south African community website for teachers, parents and students is complete with lessons, tests exams, worksheets, study skills and much more.
- www.mathleague.com The Math League, designed for students in fourth grade through high school, specializes in math contests, books and computer software. The “Help Facility” is handy reference guide for math topics complete with examples, definitions and explanations.
- www.funbrain.com/numbers.html This site includes 17 original games based on soccer, car racing and much more including Math Baseball, where a child can score runs with correct answers and Operation Order, where students can build pyramids with their knowledge of algebra.
- Essay Punch This website takes users through the actual steps of writing a basic essay. Users develop an idea and write their own short essay, consisting of an introduction, a two - to - three - paragraph body, and a conclusion. The website provides questions that help to guide users step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing. Completed essays may be transferred to a word processing program, HTML editor, or e-mail application. To begin, click Start Writing Now (grades 3-12)
- Paragraph Punch This website takes users through the actual steps of writing a paragraph. The website provides questions that help to guide users step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing. Completed essays may be transferred to a word processing program, HTML, editor, or e-mail application. To begin, click Start Writing Now. (grades 3-6)
- Gameaquarium A collection of language arts, math, science, and social studies games. (grades K-6)
- Fun Brain This site contains a variety of edu-taining activities covering areas of math, language arts, social studies, and science.
- Scholastic News The News Zone presents current events that are most relevant to students, in a format that is fun and appealing. The current events and engaging activities include Note Now, Games and Quizzes, What’s Your IQ? and Write a Caption. (grades 3-8)
- Lord of the Rings Exhibition Teachers’ Guide The activities in this guide put your students in the director’s chair. Activities encourage the same sort of creativity and ingenuity that Peter Jackson and his team used in making The Lord of the Rings.
- Be a Hero for a Better World Better world resources include free e-books, quotes, etc.
- Beyond the Fire ~ Teen Experiences of War Introduces the real-life stories of 15 teenagers, now living in the US, who have survived war in seven war zones. These stories tell of loss, hope, fear, strength and despair. . .and most of all, resilience.
- Can I Have A Word? New ideas and resources to inspire creative writing in the classroom featuring, Newly commissioned poems from the UK’s leading poets, exciting visual stimuli on all the project themes, suggestions for classroom activities with top tips on writing by “our” poets!
- How to Write a Book Report (Middle and High School Level) Book reports and book reviews are similar. Book reports tend to be a little more descriptive (What is this book about?) and book reviews are usually more persuasive (Why a reader should or shouldn’t read this book). Both offer a combination of summary and commentary. This site offers general elements of a book report or book review that should be helpful.
- Amusement Park Physics Explores how the laws of physics play a role in the design of amusement park rides. Design a roller coaster, determine the outcome of bumper car collisions, and more.
- Ask Dr. Universe How do chameleons change color? When was the light bulb invented? Why can’t cats and dogs be friends? Want to know the answers to these and hundreds of other questions? Then just ask Dr. Universe, the world’s most curious cat!
- Beyond 2000 What will the next thousand years hold in store for us? See what futurists are predicting and give predictions of your own.
- Bill Nye the Science Guy Learn about Bill Nye the Science Guy and his show, choose from 40 ‘Home Demos’ you can try, watch video clips and more
- Color Matters Budding artists and anyone interested in color will want to see how color affects our mind and body, its use in design and art, plus lots more. Explains additive and subtractive color systems, how the eye sees colors, and how other cultures view and use colors.
- Cool Science for Curious Kids Includes five interactive activities for kids. From the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
- Dr. Bob’s Interesting Science Stuff Investigate interesting (hence the name) and unusual scientific topics. Inculdes /‘Ask Dr. Bob’ and ‘Did You Know’ sections.
- Extreme Science Where is the deepest spot in the ocean? Which creature is the strongest? Want to know what the fastest land animal is? Take a look at this site for answers to these and other scientific record-breakers!
- Funology.com At Funology, science is all about having fun! But that’s now all. Besides fun facts and experiments you can perform, you’ll also find crafts, recipes, magic tricks, jokes, and a whole lot more.
- Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century In 1900, life was a constant struggle. 100 years later, the world was a healthier, safer, and more productive place, due to the hard work of engineers and scientists. From electrification, to the automobile, to computers, learn how engineering has changed and improved our lives.
- How Stuff Works Curious about what makes things tick? How Stuff Works brings you hundreds of articles that cover a wide range of subjects like 3-D graphics, animals, video games, engines, roller coasters, toys, electricity, computers, and much more.
- Human Anatomy Online Take a tour of the human body. This site offers a fun, interactive way to learn about skeletal, digestive, muscular, and other body systems.
- Infrared Zoo The Infrared Zoo shows what animals look like in a whole different light. See what birds, reptiles, and mammals look like in the infrared, and learn how animals use fur, blubber, and feathers to insulate themselves.
- Popular Science You’ll always find plenty of cool and interesting things to read at Popular Science Magazine’s website. Articles on science, space, the Internet, computers, and more are all here to help keep you informed of the latest advances in technology.
- Questacon Have fun with puzzles and activities, look at illusions, visit a dinosaur exhibit and StarLab. Sections for grown-ups and teachers too. Some sections require Shockware and other plug-ins
- The Science Explorer Using common household items, make a salt volcano, a roto-copter, or one of over 25 other projects.
- Time for Kids Do you have a nose for news? Time Magazine’s site for kids has science, entertainment, and world news, along with research and homework help, places to explore, online games, and more!
- Science Made Simple Simple answers to common science questions, plus fun science projects, experiments, and science news.
- ScienceMonster.com Learn about our solar system, take a star tour, see how gravity and inertia work, play a fun lunar lander game, and more at this site by the makers of CoolMath.com.
- Sea and Sky Take your pick and explore the beauty of the sea, or the wonders of the universe. Sea and Sky is an incredible resource, providing extensive information on the mysteries of each in amazing detail.
- Strange Science Scientists didn’t always get things quite right and this site shows some of the blunders they made in their quest for knowledge. Included is a timeline of significant historical and scientific events, biographies of noted scientists and artists, and resources you can use to learn more.
- Volcanoes Learn how volcanoes form, see what happens when a volcano erupts, and find out what scientists are doing to better understand and predict when a volcano will erupt.
- Your Weight On Other Worlds Did you know a person who weighs 120 pounds on earth, would weigh just 8 pounds on Pluto? Enter your weight at this site and you’ll be able to see how much you would weigh on 16 other planets, moons, or even stars.
- National Geographic for Kids Information, adventures, and games
- World Almanac for Kids Lots of information just a click away
- The Rainforest A good starting place for your study
- The Vikings Be sure to examine all the parts of this site and click on the village picture too.
- Mummy Tombs Introductory information and good visuals
- Stately Knowledge These web pages will help kids find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washingtion, D. C. Need to the capital of Alabama? Want to know which hockey teams are in California? How about the size of Montana? All that information is here. . .and more!
- Zoom School: United States Basic information makes this a good starting place
- Explore the States Brief back ground on each state. . .just click on the state you want to explore
- The US 50 History and more about each of the 50 states
- State Web Games Choose the game and the level
- US State Capitals Several games to choose from
- U S Cities Match the city with the state
- Map Library Outline maps for the USA and world
- World Capitals How many world capitals do you know?
- Join a Cattle Drive Find out what it was like on the trail
- Explore an Iroquian Longhouse These Indians lived in NY and Canada
- Southwest Native Americans These Indians lived in Arizona, New Mexico, and Southern Colorado
- Virtual Silurian Reef Learn about Wisconsin and Illinois 425 million years ago