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Very Useful Sites

MISC. and ELA SCIENCE MATH SOCIAL STUDIES

Keyboarding

Free Typing Games:  This site has a lot of fun arcade like games for you to practice your skills.  It may not work at school, but it should work at home.
www.freetypinggame.net/

Bubbles:  Type the letters in the bubbles.  This games is easy and fun
www.typingmaster.com/default.asp

Free Touch Typing:  This easy to use free program will help you learn to type.  It is very basic and does not have any games.
www.sense-lang.org/typing

Nimble Fingers: This site has a lot of useful information and it is worth looking at the suggestions for proper posture.
www.nimblefingers.com/

TypingTest:  This a great way to test your speed.
www.typingtest.com/

Power Typing:  Not very exciting, but an excellent program for practicing your skills.
www.powertyping.com/

Dance Mat Typing:  This is a great program to use when you first learn to type.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

A Walk in the Woods

 

General Science

Who Wants to win $1,000,000:  This is fun way to practice some basic science facts.
education.jlab.org/

Project Earth: Can you eliminate the effects of Global Warming.
dsc.discovery.com/

Elementary Math Sites - every math topic

Virtual Math:  This site has cool manipulative games in just about all math areas
nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Cut the Knot:  This site has some really challenging games Including Peg Solataire.
www.cut-the-knot.org/index.shtml

 

Skillswise:  This site is great for practicing a wide variety of whole number math skills.  Click on the skill you want to practice, then look for a game to play.
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/

 

Math is Fun:  This website  has a lot of fun challenging math games.  Some are online versions of old favorites, and some are new and interesting.
www.mathsisfun.com/

 

Current Events:

Time for Kids

Yahoo

World Book

Scholastic

Times Union Newspaper

ELA Test Prep Journey of the Monarch Butterflies  Max's Math Adventures Everything Martin Luther King, Jr.
Starfall: Learning to Read Selected Sites about Mammals -for Kids Multiplication Games

Chess

How's it Going?:  Play chess against a firend.
howes-it-going.com/2manchess.html

Chess against the Computer: Can you beat the computer?
www.learn4good.com/

 
Spelling City Mammals 1 TIMEZ ATTACK  
Fun Brain Reading and Vocabulary Mammals and Plants Division Games  

Punctuation

Skillwise Grammar Games:  There are some great grammar games on this site.  Try the apostrophe games.
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/

Yahoo Mammals Multiplication and Division Flashcards Online

Miscellaneous

You Are Here:  Are you a smart consumer?  Play You Are Here and find out.
www.ftc.gov/

Parts of Speech

Wacky Web Tales:  This fun mad lib like web site will help you learn the parts of speech.
www.eduplace.com/tales/
 

Funbrain Madlibs:  This is a simple way to learn about parts of speech
www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html

English Saves The Day  This is a simple way to practice basic parts of speech
www.teach-nology.com/arcade/english/

 

Pollination Web Hunt Links:

The Great Plant Escape

How a Seed Grows into a Plant

Perimeter Explorer:  Can you calculate the perimeter of the shape?
www.shodor.org

Area Explorer: Can you calculate the area of the shape?

www.shodor.org

Triangle ExplorerCan you calculate the area of a triangle
www.shodor.org

Shape Explorer:  Can you calculate the area and perimeter of a shape?
www.shodor.org

Government

Our Courts The two games "Supreme Decision" and "Do I have a Right" are great ways to learn more about the Supreme Court and the Bill of Rights.
www.ourcourts.org/

Save the Bill of Rights:  This is a great way to learn about the Bill of Rights.
constitutioncenter.org/

Pick 12: In this game, you play a lawyer and pick out a jury for trial.  You look at the background and experience of potential jurors and try to choose a jury that you think will see things your client's way.
www.texaslre.org/

Bill of Rights:  Test your knowledge of the Bill of Rights.
www.texaslre.org/

Constitution Relay Game:  Do you know your contitution?
www.texaslre.org/

Federalist/Anti-Federalist Who were supporters and who were critics?
www.texaslre.org/

Branches of Government:  Put the right leaf on the correct branch of government.
www.texaslre.org/

eLections:  Imagine you are a candidate in the Presidential election.  Pick your party and create your platform.  Play this game and see if can win the election.  Good Luck!
www.ciconline.org/home

 

Miscellaneous

Much & Many:  Can you figure out if it is too much or too many.
www.learnenglish.org.uk/CET/flashactivities/

 

Interesting things about Christmas Trees

General Math

Virtual Math:  This site has cool manipulative games in just about all math areas
nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Cut the Knot:  This site has some really challenging games Including Peg Solataire.
www.cut-the-knot.org/index.shtml

 

Skillswise:  This site is great for practicing a wide variety of whole number math skills.  Click on the skill you want to practice, then look for a game to play.
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/

Climate Challenge: Can you tackle global climate change?
www.bbc.co.uk

Cosmic Corridor: A fun game: move around the STS-118 station
www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/index.html

National Geographic Film Maker:  Make your own animal documentary.  This site is easy to use and a lot of fun.
animals.nationalgeographic.com/

 

Vocabulary

Crossword Puzzles:  Click on the lesson you want to practice and you can play the crossword online.

 

Word Games at the Classroom:  These word games from YourDictionary.com are a challenging and fun way to increase your vocabulary.
www.yourdictionary.com/

 

 

Probability

Coin Toss: This site is an easy to use fun virtual coin toss program.
pbskids.org/cyberchase/

Spinner This spinner is simple to use and will simulate a 5 color spinner
nlvm.usu.edu/

SKUNK:  Test your understanding of probability by playing SKUNK.    Read the instructions then scroll down to begin play. Do you know when to stand or sit?

lluminations.nctm.org

 

Maps

GeoNet:  This game has lots of interesting information to help you learn about the geography.
www.eduplace.com/geonet/

Sheppard Software:  Click on a region of the world, then you have choices of several games to play about that region
www.sheppardsoftware.com/

Map Games:  Choose from several fun online map games to help you learn about different regions of the world.
www.maps.com/

Synonyms/Antonyms/Homonyms

Synonyms: You have to be quick to guess the synonym before time runs out.
www.sadlier-oxford.com/

Antonym:  You have to be quick to guess the antonym before time runs out.
www.sadlier-oxford.com/

Synonym Hangman:  This challenging hangman game will help your vocabulary skills.
www.quia.com/

Synonym Toast:  Are you hungry?  See how much toast you get to eat.
www.scholastic.com/

 

Scratch 

is a programming language design for kids.  After students learn scratch basics, they will design games and/or stories to share.

Learn Scratch

 

 

Logic

Dots: This Internet version of a popular pencil and paper game will challenge your logic skills.
javascript.internet.com/games/

Math Doodles:  Choose one of the 5 logic games.  These games look easy, but looks can be deceiving,.
www.carstensstudios.com/

Sum Stacks:  This game looks easy, but don't be fooled.  This is harder than it looks.  Can you add the objects to fit the correct sum?
www.carstensstudios.com/

The Parking Lot Game:  Can you get the Volkswagon out of the lot?  It is not as easy as it looks.
www.mathsisfun.com/

Pour the Score:  Pour liquid without spilling a drop and see if you can make the right amount.
pbskids.org/

 
   

Fractions

Make a Match:  Match the equivalent fractions
pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/

Visual Fractions:  This site is great for practice and has some fun games to test your skills
www.visualfractions.com/

 
   

Geometry - Tessellations

Figures and Polygons:  This page has definitions of various geometric terms.
www.mathleague.com/

 

Four Basic Symmetries:  This site, also from Math Forum, explains the four types of symmetry in a very simple clear manner.

mathforum.org

Types of Symmetry:  This site from Math Form explains symmetry very well.

mathforum.org

What is Tessellation?:  This Math Forum site by Suzanne Alejandre does a great job of explaining how tessellations work and how they are named

mathforum.org/

Cool Math - Tessellations:  This site by Cool Math shows great examples of single polygon tessellations. 
www.coolmath.com/