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Student Resources

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Note to Parents : All sites linked to our school web page have been reviewed and were found to be appropriate for student use.  However, because of the nature of the World Wide Web, sites may change from what was originally reviewed.  We encourage parents to contact us if you find content you feel is inappropriate.  Due to economic reasons, many sites with suitable educational content may also contain commercial content.  We have not excluded these sites if the educational content is curriculum related.  Also, it is strongly recommended that adult supervision be provided to youth on the Internet.  Such supervision will be provided to our students at school.
 
Renaissance Learning - STAR Reading, STAR Reading Spanish, and Accelerated Reader site
 
Lexia Reading - Lexia Reading Core 5 login for students
 
Figure This! Math Challenges for Families - Assortment of mathematical challenges based on real life situations. Includes hints, answers, and explanations.
 
Ask Dr. Math - A question and answer service for K-12 math students. Includes a searchable archive, FAQ section, plus a history of math through a look at some of the most famous problems mathematicians have ever tackled.
 
Math in Daily Life - Virtual exhibit looks at the ways people use math every day, from cooking to planning for retirement.
 
Fraction Addition and Subtraction - Helps students work through the six most common stumbling blocks to working with fractions. Also explains how to find the least common denominator, how to identify equivalent fractions, and how to reduce and rename fractions.
 
Math-Kitecture - Be a master architect. Draft a floor plan using software as you learn math, or try other fun "architivities." Designed for middle school students.
 
English
Scramble-Saurus from Funbrain.com - Improve spelling and vocabulary skills while using clues to unscramble words. Choose among easy, medium, hard, or super brain versions.
 
Exploring English - Explore the wonders and quirks of the English Language including the parts of speech, sentences, style guidelines, usage, punctuation, and spelling. Includes online tutorial.
 
Activities in English - Activities and games related to grammar, reading, spelling, vocabulary and proverbs.
 
WordCentral - Merriam-Webster's Word Central offers kids a student dictionary, Daily Buzzword, and interactive word games.
 
Grammar Gorillas - These Gorillas need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, they get a banana.
 
Nouns and Pronouns - Provides information on concrete, abstract, common, proper, compound, and collective nouns. Also goes over types of pronouns.
 
Science
Beakman's World - Answers to kids' science questions and fun science demonstrations for kids to do.
 
Science Made Simple - Kids get simple, detailed answers to common science questions. Plus great science projects and experiments, science news and interactive unit measurement conversions.
 
Adventures in Science and Technology - Introduces chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and computer science. In English and French.
 
History Of The Universe - A short history of the universe, earth, life, explained in simple terms. Begins with the big bang theory and ends with the computer age.
 
Bill Nye the Science Guy - Check out the daily demo, watch a video clip or listen to an audio clips, and learn more about Bill Nye himself.
 
Mr. Hand's 8th Grade Science Site - Homepage for Mr. Hand's class at Mansfield Middle School in Storrs, Connecticut. Includes information on laws of motion, flight, the immune system, energy, chemistry, genetics, and reproduction.
 
History
EarthCam for Kids - Webcam search engine helps kids find live feed from people and places around the world. Visit Moscow through your computer screen, or journey into outer space at the touch of a button.
 
Odyssey - Join more than 1,400 classes as they journey around the world via the Internet exploring lands, people, and cultures.
 
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage - Scholastic site explores Spanish roots in America and contains student interviews with great Latinos, biographies of history makers,and interactive map.
 
Kidland - Kids from around the world work in teams to create web pages each month.
 
Legends of Forever - Explores many world cultures. Click on any part of a world map to be transported to information about that region. Then explore the gods,legends, and culture of that area.
 
Odyssey Online - A journey to explore Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and sub-Saharan African cultures. Make your own discoveries through cool puzzles, games, and worksheets.
 
History for Kids - Information on all periods written for middle school students.
 
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - Answers frequently asked questions about the seven wonders including why just seven, who picked them, and what is the difference between the seven wonders and the seven ancient wonders.
 
Miscellaneous
Girls Inc. - Promotes a girls right to be herself. Offers articles, club news, games, advice, and information.
 
Bullies and Bullying - A look at what makes people bullies, how they pick their victims, and how to deal with them. Also Includes information dealing with identification of bullies.
 
Changing the World - A shout into the night that love and hope are real. Movement founded by teens to end the hurtful gossip and discrimination found in many schools.
 
In the Mix - The on-line companion to the PBS broadcast. In the mix is a PBS television show dealing with teen issues.
 
Soy Unica! Soy Latina! - Bilingual health and wellness site for Hispanic girls ages 9-14 to help them learn about their heritage, develop self esteem, and adapt healthy lifelong habits.
 
Kids Hub - An online interactive learning center that features free spelling activities, educational games, puzzles, and quizzes.
 
Magazines / E-zines
 
 
Sports Illlustrated for Kids