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Fun Resources for Students

Science, Technology, and Math Resources

  • Kids Ahead - website packed with all kinds of resources, games, videos and links to local activities. 
  • Science Bob - Bob is a science teacher who loves to experiment. This websites offers videos, links, and plenty of ideas.
  • MathMovesU - Build skills with online games and virtual thrill rides.
  • Scratch - "Imagine, Program, Share"
  • SciJinks - "It's all about the weather." 
  • Bill Nye: the Science Guy - Entertaining episodes that cover all things science.

Reading 

  • Guys Read - Welcome to Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka. Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
  • LitPick - The latest in preteen and teen literature reviewed by a global community of students.
  • ReadingRants - Out of the ordinary book teen booklists:)
  • No Flying, No Tights - Librarians' reviews of comics, graphic novels, Japanese manga, and anime.

Social Studies/History

  • Ben's Guide to the Government - Learn about the U.S. government through games and adventures.
  • Crash Course U.S. History - YouTube channel hosted by YA author, John Greene.  Fast-paced mini lessons.
  • USA.gov - Homework resource; information on making laws, presidents, and how the federal government works
  • iCivics - Become an active citizen. Learn how the government works and how to change the community through these civic simulations. 

Test Prep and Skill Building

  • Learning Express Library -Test Prep/Jobs/Careers. Seven interactive learning centers of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, and skills building tools. 
  • HippoCampus - "Free educational resources for middle school through college."
  • Khan Academy - "You only have to know one thing - you can learn anything."
  • 21 Things 4 Students - Activities and games to help students improve their technology proficiency.
  • Hour of Code - One-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.