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Homework Help

Need help with your math or writing skills? Want to learn more about how stuff works? Need to do research for a school project? These great educational resources have been selected by our librarians to assist you.

Resources

A+ Click
More than 1000 challenging math problems and illustrations for grades 1-12.
Abcya
A wide variety of word games, number games, skill games, and more for children in grades K to 5.
Amazing Kids Magazine
A kid-created online magazine dedicated to helping kids realize their amazing potential.
American Heart Association: Activities for Kids
Browse through the reading material and jumpstart the activities like Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, or get to know how to defeat the fats in Meet the Fats.
Amusement Park Physics
Design your own roller coaster and learn more about how amusement park rides work using the principles of physics.
AR BookFinder
Look up a book to find its Accelerated Reader level and see how many AR points it's worth, or find books by AR level.
Bedtime Math
A blog that offers daily math problems instead of stories. Math problems are offered in 3 levels: preschool, K-1st/2nd grade, and 2nd grade and up.
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
Kids aged 4-14 years learn about our government, how laws are made and elections work, Ben Franklin's life, and the importance of historical documents.
Biographies
Have an assignment that involves writing about a person? Browse our catalog for biographies.
Britannica - Public Library
Library Card Required
Page-length encyclopedia articles. Great for general research.
Catch the Science Bug
Solve science puzzles, do your own scientific investigations, or learn more about what scientists do on the job.
Center for Game Science
Features games that foster learning in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Choose My Plate: Kids
Full of games and activities to help kids learn about how to choose foods that will help them feel good and be healthy! Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Climate Kids
Learn how global climate change relates to weather, air, oceans, fresh water, carbon, energy, plants, animals, and technology. Includes educational games, activities, crafts, videos, and facts about green careers.
CoolMath
Sharpen your basic math skills, play math-related games, and explore new math concepts.
Crayola Kids' Playzone
Create your own animated fireworks show, shoot paintballs at flying bugs, and make your own monster coloring page. Eleven different games that celebrate creativity and color.
Discovery Kids
Discovery Kids inspires kids to explore the awesome world around them and satisfy their curiosity with innovative games, activities, quizzes and articles.
Engineer Girl
Learn about the exciting opportunities in engineering for girls and women.
Engineering, Go for It
A comprehensive overview of all things engineering. Information about engineering concepts, famous engineers, videos, scholarship opportunities, and more for grades K-12.
Explora Kids
Library Card Required
Newspaper and magazine articles, essays, and primary source documents. For elementary school students.
Explora Middle School
Library Card Required
Newspaper and magazine articles, essays, and primary source documents. For students in grades 6-8.
Exploratorium
Hundreds of videos, apps, and activities on everything from what happens to meat when you cook it to why your voice sounds so good in the shower.
Fraboom Online Children's Museum
A live, interactive online children's museum highlighting books, cartoons, classroom materials, websites, live presentations, and interactive programming.
Funbrain
A wide variety of learning games for 1st to 8th graders in the Math Arcade, including Math Baseball and Tic Tac Squares. Also includes reading activities, a video zone, and more.
Getty Games
It takes a sharp eye and a quick hand to win these games featuring masterpieces of art. Directions for art projects are also available here.
Global Trek
Travel the world without leaving the classroom. Read about a country's people and culture. Correspond with people in their native language with the help of instant translation.
Hour of Code
Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.
The Imagination Factory
Art activities with recycled materials. Ideas and clear directions can be found for painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, fiber arts, and crafts from recycled media.
The Kid Should See This
Search & enjoy 2,900+ smart & super-cool, "not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them" videos in the classroom or together at home. Click play and start a conversation.
KidLit TV
KidLit TV utilizes technologies such as videos and podcasts to promote children's literature and to inspire kids to read, write, and draw.
Kidnetic.com
Kids & their parents learn about health, fitness, and nutrition through fun games, recipes, and articles.
Kids in the House
Learn about the legislative process. With sections for young learners, elementary school, middle school, and high school, information is broken down in a way everyone can understand.
Kids' Science Challenge (KSC)
Hands-on science activities, games, cool videos, and scavenger hunts. KSC also hosts a free, nationwide science competition for students in grades 3-6.
KidsHealth.org
Accurate, up-to-date information about growth, food & fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments.
LearningExpress Library
Library Card Required
Build skills in reading, writing, math, and science.
Lexile Framework for Reading
Find the right book for you based on your lexile score. Don't know your lexile score? You can estimate that with this resource.
Make Beliefs Comix.com
Make your own comics online with this online comic generator from author Bill Zimmerman.
Mango Languages
Library Card Required
Learn a language online from your computer, tablet, or smartphone!
Math Game Time
Fun, educational games for students from Pre-K through 7th grade. Students quickly engage with games that are on-target for their grade and the Common Core Standards.
Math Is Fun
Examples are given for how to do basic math using text and diagrams.
Mo Willems
Play games, print coloring pages, learn more about pigeon's pals, and find more books by author Mo Willems.
Moo Milk
An adventure, including the science, in the dairy industry, with mooing cows! Excellent information on milk.
National Geographic Kids
Learn about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine online, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures.
Nourish Interactive
Learn why cabbage and beans are better than burgers and pizza. Find fun nutrition games and lots of interactive nutrition tools like the Food Pyramid Adventure which help teach about the value of the right food.
San Francisco Symphony for Kids
This site provides information about instruments, a music basics tutorial and a listing of family programs and activities at the San Francisco Symphony.
Scholastic Story Starters
Spin the wheel to choose a writing challenge. Once you have the right challenge, start writing your story.
Scratch
Create stories, games, and animations with Scratch, the program designed for ages 8-18. After completing your creation, you can share it with the online community.
Spelling Match
Choose your grade level, from 1 to 8, then match the word segments to spell a word. Make it more challenging by selecting time limits.
This Day in History
Select a date in history and learn what happened in that day's headlines. You can narrow your focus to topics such as the Civil War or World War II.
Tynker: Coding for Kids
A computing platform that allows children to develop programming skills through fun, creative courses. Join the millions of kids from around the country learning to code with Tynker!
USA.gov for Kids
A kids' portal to the U.S. government, this provides links to federal kids sites along with kids sites from other organizations, all grouped by subject.
Webrangers
Complete activities as a visitor or create an account to design your own ranger station and earn "patches" for your work. Topics include trees, animals, historical events, and the effects of nature on the park.
Women's History Month
Learn about the generations of women who have made an impact in history. Sponsored by the Library of Congress.
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