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Online resources to help you with your homework if you can’t make it to the Library. Check out these websites to help you with your language arts, math, science, social studies, and more.

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Starfall – It’s Fun to Read! (for younger readers)
Have fun while you learn! Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Starfall activities are research-based and align with Individual and Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.
Word Central from Merriam Webster
Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster’s Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun. Introducing Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more.

An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. Either way, your essay will have the same basic format. If you follow a few simple steps, you will find that the essay almost writes itself.
FunBrain
Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

Maths Chase
Math learning made fun for everyone with simple games that help children learn their times tables. The games help children learn by repetition, and increases their speed gradually as they become more skilled.

WebMath
A math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, and shows the student how to arrive at the answer.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more.

Math Maven’s Mysteries
Use your math skills to solve mysteries like “the Cafeteria Caper”, “The Pilfered Pizza”, Mystery at the Peculiar Zoo”, and many more!

Ask Dr. Math
Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for elementary, middle school, high school, and college math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as summaries of frequently asked questions.

Cells Alive!
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.

Exploratorium – The Science of Baseball
Ever wonder why a curveball curves, or what’s inside of a baseball? Find out here at the Exploratorium’s Science of Baseball site. Throughout the site, you will investigate the insides of that iconic leather-covered ball, test your reaction time with a bat, find a bat’s sweet spot and more. You’ll discover how to throw a slider, what it feels like to soak in the adoration of a crowd, how come a baseball has stitches – as well as the history of this popular game.
NASA SCIENCE For Kids
Here kids of all ages can have fun learning and exploring the world around us. NASA brings you an exciting way to look at our Sun and Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond. Come and explore your world and beyond through NASA’s eyes. Experience an inspiring view of science with games, activities, movies, and even resources to help you with your homework.
Earthquakes for Kids
Tons of great resources for learning about the science of earthquakes. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about earthquakes, including information about the latest quakes, science fair project ideas, the science of earthquakes, and earthquake ABC’s. There are even earthquake pictures, animations, and puzzles and games.
This site, on The World Factbook site, is brought to you by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), shows the flags of world countries, and gives you each country’s history, geography, government, economy, people and society, energy, communications, military, transportation, and more. It is originally prepared for the use of government officials.
Kids in the House
The Kids in the House Web site is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Their mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States government to students of all age levels. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history. You can even meet Cheryl L. Johnson, who is the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government is a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), and is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program. The inspiration for the Ben character comes from Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was one of the most important individuals in early colonial and United States history.
Fact Monster Social Studies Homework Center
Fact Monster combines essential reference materials, fun facts and features, and homework help for kids. From the solar system to the world economy to educational games, Fact Monster has the info kids are seeking. The site is COPPA and kidSAFE-certified.
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