Arthur: The World's Most Famous Aardvark

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/arthur

This PBS site allows you to view pages designated for each character in the Arthur series. There are printable coloring pages, postcards you can print and mail (or email), as well as other activities. Click on a character such as Binky and deal with sequencing using audio readers.


Atom Builder

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/atom/

In this interactive activity try to build the carbon atom by combining up and down quarks and electrons.


BAM! Body and Mind!

http://www.bam.gov

BAM! is a current, credible, and applicable interactive content that students can use to investigate health and science topics for school. It also is a resource for teachers who would like to incorporate the health topics covered on the site in their classrooms.


Berkeley Lab

http://www-itg.lbl.gov/vfrog

This award-winning interactive program is part of the "Whole Frog" project. You can interactively dissect a (digitized) frog named Fluffy, make movies, and play the Virtual Frog Builder Game. The interactive Web pages are available in a number of languages.


Children's Storybooks Online

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

Books for young children, older children, and young adults. One book is a talking eBook and others are illustrated or animated.


Cinderella the Interactive Geometry

http://www.cinderella.de/en/demo/

This site contains a set of Java Applets that are interactive for showing Pythagorean Theorem, perspective drawings, and more.


Colonial Williamsburg

http://www.history.org/History/teaching/tips/intro.cfm?Ref=Sample&bSideNav=1

Register your class for an online field trip to Colonial Williamsburg! There are seven individual electronic field trips that you may register for or one rate for all field trips. Individual trips for the 2007 - 2008 school year at $120. The set of seven trips is $500. Each field trip incorporates many activities beyond the set date of the electronic field trip. A segment titled Web Adventures is available to your class throughout the year with the paid field trip. It provides web-based interactive activities and videos to extend learning. A special section titled, "In Their Own Words," uses primary sources to teach students more about the period. Each trip has opportunities for students to use email, online voting and a forum to actively participate in the experience. Students may have their individual questions regarding colonial times answered by history experts by posting or emailing questions. Each field trip is aligned to National Standards of Learning in History and a bibiliography are included. A Teacher's Guide, additional internet links, TV broadcast and an online video preview to show prior to the field trip are also included. Field trip dates are scheduled from October through April. The 2007 - 2008 schedule is available at http://www.history.org/History/teaching/eft.cfm. This year's lessons include: Jamestown Unearthed, Emissaries of Peace, Founders or Traitors?, For Ready Money, No Master Over Me, Treasure Keepers, The Industrious Tradesmen. For a small price, your students can truly experience Colonial Williamsburg! Technical support is provided throughout the school year to make your experience a success. Purchase orders are accepted.


Cool Math For Kids

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

An amusement Park of math for kids


Cool Science for Curious Kids

http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/index.html

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology...on screen, off screen, and in between. Students find answers to questions such as what is the connection between a butterfly and a caterpillar as well as why we eat roots and stems.


DNA Workshop

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/dna/

The activity in this section places you within the cell, involving you with the processes of DNA replication and protein synthesis.


Dositey.com

http://www.dositey.com

A collection of educational units. Dositey.com is intended to provide a much-needed boost to teachers looking to enhance their classroom curricula, as well as to provide teachers with innovative homework assignments. Each module is designed to be instructional, fun, and easy to use. Lessons are interactive and utilize visual presentation of a single topic to enhance the learning experience. For example, addition problems in math are displayed both with and without regrouping. Site has printable worksheets in addition to interactive activities.


E-Lab: Harcourt School Publisher

http://www.harcourtschool.com/elab/index.html

Spanish as well as English interactive activities for teaching basic math skills from fractions to scatter plots.


Earth Science: Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tectonics/

This activity lets you manipulate tectonic plates. Pull the plates apart and push them together and watch what happens to the Earth.


Edhead Activities

http://www.edheads.org/index.htm

Explore and identify over 50 different Simple Machines, from the super simple to the hideously hard! This site also includes virtual surgeries and an interactive weather activity.


Education 4 Kids

http://www.edu4kids.com/#http://www.edu4kids.com/

Drill games are for students grades K-12 including Math, Social Studies, Vocabulary and Science. Topics for the drills include U.S. President, U.S. and World Geography, Periodic tables, and Math tables. Good site for high school review. Site requires membership but has several free drills.


Enchanted Learning

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html

This site has selected free information available for students, teachers, and parents. (It has become a subscription site.) Students can learn all about dinos, Surf the Web with LITTLE EXPLORERS which is a picture dictionary with links to over 1000 educational activities, read a map and answer questions about it, and color US state flags and answer questions about them. Fun, educational pages for preschoolers. Why oceans are salty and blue? What causes waves and tides? Do ocean crafts and print out ocean animal pages. Read amazing facts about whales and dolphins. Important inventors and inventions of all time as well as explorers who mapped the world and went into space.


Flashcards

http://www.allmath.com/

Select flashcards in addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. You set the numbers and the time allowed for answering. It keeps score for you.


Funbrain Games

http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html

At this website students as well as adults can play Where Is That?, a map game, seeing how many countries they can correctly identify. This game has different levels to test ones map skills, from simple to more difficult. They can also play RaceCar Math as well as games to develop skills in reading/language arts such as Grammar Gorillas.


FunSchool.com

http://www.funschool.com/

Lots of fun and interactive learning activities for students of all ages. Great for preschool and young students!


GameGoo

http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/config.html

For numerous educational games, click on Kids. Site has fun educational games that will help to develop early reading skills identified as important language arts building blocks in state curriculum standards. Fearless Frieda, for example, provides language develop/spelling practice as well as keyboarding practice.


Google Docs for Educators/Weekly Reader

http://www.google.com/educators/weeklyreader.html

Google has teamed up with Weekly Reader to allow students from different classrooms to share the same paper at the same time and make revisions together. This site promotes writing buddies, group work and improves peer editing skills.


Google Earth Lessons

http://gelessons.com/lessons/

Learn how to do the basics so you are comfortable teaching with Google Earth. Suitable for Lectures, Presentations, whole class discussions, etc. Also includes mini-lessons - Lesson starters for looking at various topics.


Grammar Gorillas

http://www.funbrain.com/grammar

Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our friends get a banana. And you know, a gorilla with a banana is a gorilla with appeal.


H.I.P. Pocket Change

http://www.usmint.gov/kids

H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site was launched in July 1999 by the U.S. Mint. HPC is designed to be a fun, yet educational tool for students and teachers. This site is designed to generate interest in coins, the Mint, and U.S. history.


High School Hub

http://highschoolace.com/ace/ace.cfm

The High School Hub is a noncommercial portal to excellent free online academic resources for high school students. It features learning activities, a daily news quiz, a reference collection, SAT practice, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, arts, health, and technology.


Hit a Home Run

http://whyfiles.org/interactives/index.php?g=5.txt

Students can explore the science behind the way a baseball moves when it is hit using the interavtive provided courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Students can explore air resistance by manipulating altitude, speed and angle as they try to discover the best angle for successful batters?


I Know That

http://www.iknowthat.com

IKnowthat.com activities encourage kids to be creative and to learn by doing. In the spirit of discovery-based education, the activities are designed to provide kids with opportunities to actively explore concepts and guide their own learning experience. Throughout their explorations at iKnowthat.com, kids are exposed to educational material, which they can learn and apply.


Interactive Physics and Math

http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca

Resources for physics and math from the University of Winnipeg. Some notes include videos (often preceded by advertising).


Interactive Printing Press

http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=110&title=

An online, interactive tool from the Read, Write, Think web that students or teachers can use to create a brochure, a newspaper, a flyer, or a booklet for any number of projects throughout the school year


Java Games

http://www.aplusmath.com/Games/games.html

A game site that stresses multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition with games such as Concentration, Hidden Pictures, and Bingo to teach math concepts.


Kidport

http://www.kidport.com/default.htm

Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.


Kids College

http://www.kclogin.com

The two subjects that Kids College focus on are Math and Language Arts. All of the questions asked are Core Content Driven. This program does cost an annual fee but is a wonderful investment. The program adjust to each students skill level and lets the teacher track the progress. The children are motivated by getting to play various sports activities for correct answers.


Kidscom

http://www.kidscom.com/home_flash.html

This site contains many games. Site includes an Internet Safety Game for students. Teachers may register to receive a game of the day for their classroom. Registration is required of all users.


LEGO Games

http://www.lego.com/games/

The site features LEGO Games ranging from preschool level and up.


Let's Start Coloring

http://www.thecolor.com/

The color.com is a unique site for online coloring. They have over 1,000 images to color in online without having to print. TheColor.com helps kids learn color concepts, eye-hand coordination, picture comprehension – these skills form the foundation for early learning success. Everyone can use the site as no java, flash or applet is necessary to load the pages. Kids can email the pictures they colored or save them or print them.


Lewis and Clarks---The Journey

http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark

Extensive information concerning the Lewis and Clark journey into America focusing on the video The Journey of the Corps of Discovery. Students will participate in finding information concerning discoveries made, the people Lewis and Clark encountered, read journals, and journey into America.


Make a Rainbow

http://whyfiles.org/interactives/index.php?g=6.txt

Students can explore the science of rainbows courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Rainbows are one of the wonders of the natural world: But why do you sometimes see one rainbow, and other times a double? Why do you always see rainbows with your back to the sun? Students can use the rainbow interactive to explore and develop conclusions of their own!


Make a Snowflake

http://whyfiles.org/interactives/index.php?g=4.txt

Students can explore the growth of a snow crystal courtesy University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. They will see how temperature and humidity affects the shape of the crystals.


Math Fact Cafe

http://www.mathfactcafe.com/

Grades 1-4 math site with ready made flashcards, worksheets, or allows teachers to generate your own worksheets.


NASA: Color Me: Virtual Coloring Book

http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/coloring/index.html

Hot or Cold, Land or Water...Differences in color tell you a lot about the data NASA is collecting about the Earth. Try your hand at coloring these ESE pictures.


NASA: Droplet and the Water Cycle

http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/droplet.html

The object of the activity is to get Droplet, the water molecule, through the forest and into the sea.


NCES KIDS Zone

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/

The National Center for Education Statistics includes several games, quizzes and skill building activities for math, probability and graphing. It includes an interactive activity where you can enter up to 5000 dice rolls and see the outcome on a graph.


Owl and Mouse Software

http://www.yourchildlearns.com

While this site does have software for sale, it also provides FREE downloadable software for the classroom in the areas of reading and social studies. Click on the words “Owl and Mouse Software” to see Free downloadable maps for learning United States and World geography with Maps that Teach. Interactive maps are also available for learning continents, countries, states, capitals, borders, physical features and cultural monuments.


PBS

http://pbskids.org

This site contains thousands of games, activities, clubs, contests, coloring pages, and educational activities for early childhood education.


Pete's Power Point Station

http://www.pppst.com/

Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.


Pete's Power Point Station

http://pppst.com/

This website houses a great collection of ready made power points and interactive activities for many subject matters.


Physics Central

http://www.physicscentral.com

With different types of resources available, this website from the American Physical Society covers a variety of needs of physics teachers at all levels. For high school and college students, the features from Physics in Action and People in Physics let students see how physics applies to the "real world."


Physics: Kepler's Laws

http://sunsite.ubc.ca/LivingMathematics/V001N01/UBCExamples/Kepler/kepler.html

Interactive program that allows you to change the eccentricity of the circle to show how the speed of the object changes as it goes around in orbit


Physics: Nuclear Power Plant Demo

http://www.ida.liu.se/~her/npp/demo.html

Interactive program dealing with the operation of a nuclear power plant where you control the valves for operating the plant.


Physics: Radio Transmission

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/radio/

In this interactive activity change the frequency and watch the signal change as it is transmitted by an AM radio signal.


Play with Lightning

http://whyfiles.org/interactives/index.php?g=3.txt

Light on Lightning! Danger! Students can learn about the sound (sound waves and the speed they move through the air) as well as the appearance of lightning and discover the danger as well as the science of the light and sound of lightning. The Play with Lightning interactive activity is provided courtesy University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.


PrimaryGames.com

http://www.primarygames.com

Looking for a game to match your school's curriculum? Use the Curriculum Guide on this site to find the right game or activity to meet your classroom or child's needs. The guide is broken up into four areas: Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Contains a wide range of games, puzzles, and activities for the classroom.


Quiz Making

http://funbasedlearning.com/tools/quizMaker/makequiz.htm

Make your own interactive five question multiple choice quiz. Great for making little quizzes to run in your computer lab or on your homepage.


Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704

http://www.1704.deerfield.history.museum/scenes/index.do

This website recounts the events of the Raid on Deerfield and the cultures that were involved. Interactive images as well as audio files are included by the Deerfield Museum.


Rainforest Interactive

http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html

Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.


Satellites

http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/satellite/home.html

Satellites come in many shapes and sizes and have many uses. On this site you can even build three different types of satellites interactively.


Science Education at Jefferson Lab

http://education.jlab.org/indexpages/

Test your knowledge of the Table of Elements on-line with our Element Flash Card, Element Hangman, Element Matching, Element Concentration and Element Math games! A printable Periodic Table of Elements is also available! An interesting version of Millionaire activity is available to test general math and science knowledge. More activities will be added as they are completed.


Sesame Street--Stories

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/stories/0,5835,,00.html

A collection of nine stories, many of which allow kids to make choices that change the stories as they read along.


Space Science: Explore Mars Now

http://www.exploremarsnow.org/

This site is an interactive habitate for the planet Mars. The goal of this site is to inspire learning about space science and technology through a web-based Mars simulator.


Space Wander

http://www.spacewander.com

This site takes you on a virtual space-trip to the depths of the Universe. All of SpaceWander's pictures are real NASA images! The tour takes about 10 minutes. You can sit back and enjoy it or you can press buttons on the spaceship to see additional in-context information.


Spin and Spell

http://www.spinandspell.com/game.swf

Students have several different general categories they can select to practice their spelling and letter identification. They simply clicking on "Start" and then click on a picture, for instance, "shirt" from the What We Wear category, and then use the spelling wheel to attempt a correct spelling of the word. Click on "submit" to check answers, and "Show Me the Word" or "Clear" for incorrect answers.


Starfall Reading

http://www.starfall.com/

A free creative website designed to teach children to read. It incorporates rhyming games and books that teach phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding skills and comprehension.


States Web Game

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

An interactive site which allows students to learn the states, capitals, and two-letter postal abbreviations.


TeachersFirst.com

http://www.teachersfirst.com/index.cfm

"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."


The Atoms Family

http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/credits/index.html

The Atoms Family is a Science Learning Network resource based on The Atoms Family exhibit is on display at The Miami Museum of Science. The site contains interactive educational activities relating to different forms of energy.


The Democracy Project

http://pbskids.org/democracy/educators/index.html

Welcome! We hope you'll find The Democracy Project site to be a useful, fun addition to your classroom during the election year and beyond. TheWelcome! We hope you'll find The Democracy Project site to be a useful, fun addition to your classroom during the election year and beyond.


Tweaking a twister

http://whyfiles.org/interactives/index.php?g=2.txt

Tweaking a twister A tornado that's 500 meters in diameter looks a lot more ominous than the average twister, which is "only" 150 meters across. All other things being equal, larger tornadoes are more damaging, but size is not related to wind speed. Instead, wind speed increases along with the difference between atmospheric pressure inside the funnel, and the pressure outside it (the core pressure difference). The larger the Fujita scale estimates tornado damage core pressure difference, the faster the winds. But at a given wind speed, a larger tornado will do more total damage because it will hit more objects. The Fujita scale estimates tornado damage. Students can use the interactive twister activity provided courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to adjust the core pressure and the funnel width and draw their own conclusions on what results.