Recommended Websites for Homework Help
- B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper – Created by a kid, newly relaunched web page lists terrific Internet sites for finding information.
- Multnomah County Library KidsPage Homework Center – From the Multnomah County Library (Portland, OR) Kids Page.
Recommended Science Websites
- How to Smile - “We are a group of science museums dedicated to bringing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) out of the academic cloister and into the wider world.”
- Simply Science – A program that meets elementary science benchmarks, designed by Oregon teacher, Barbara Bannister.
- The Science Learning Network – A project of the National Science Foundation.
- The Thinking Fountain – Lots of science activities from the Science Museum of Minnesota.
- Science Fairs Homepage – Ideas for science projects, for elementary, intermediate and senior levels – “You never know where a science fair project can take you.”
- Science Fair Project Resource Guide – Many examples, samples and ideas for how to do a science fair project.
- Science Hobbyist – Science fair ideas, science demos, science museums and more science stuff.
- Student Science – A resource of the Society for Science & the Public.
- “Try This at Home” from PBS’s Newton’s Apple – Simple science experiments and activities from the PBS series.
- Mad Scientist Network Experiments, Edible and Inedible Experiments. – From Washington University Medical School, Saint Louis, Missouri.
- Science Buddies – a non-profit organization that focuses on science tools for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.
- Kids Infobits – Allows kids to search broad or narrower subjects using pictures and simple search boxes to find age appropriate, full-text content from K-5 level reference sources and magazines.
- OSLIS for Elementary Students – Learn how to research, find information, and properly cite your sources with easy-to use, understandable tutorials written by teachers and librarians.
- Discovering Collection – Provides articles from fifty middle and high school level reference titles, as well as primary sources, creative works, and multimedia. Includes materials on history, literature, science, social studies, and more.
- InfoTrac Junior Edition – Gives access to indexed and full-text magazine titles, newspapers, and reference books with articles on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Designed for middle school students.
Resources for Homeschooling Families
- Imagination Soup – This website offers everything from tips for beginning readers to recommended apps. A great site to explore and find fresh ideas!
- OHEN – The Oregon Home Education Network.
- Start With a Book - This literacy-focused website offers a wide selection of themed lessons, as well as links to additional resources.