Helpful Websites

  • Homework Web Sites

    This site, founded by teenager B.J. Pinchbeck, contains links to over 700 homework sites in disciplines such as English, foreign languages, math, science, social studies and more. There are even links to today’s news headlines and on-line games if you need a study break.
    This site bills itself as “the academic homepage for high school students,” and on it, you will find links to help in specific subjects, as well as reference tools, news updates, puzzles and quizzes and information on choosing the college that is best for you.
    In addition to offering links for help in specific subjects, this site also gives you the chance to learn something new every day by clicking on its “This Day in History” and “Word of the Day” features. There is also a quick reference section that includes links to almanacs, atlases, biographies and more.
    In addition to links to help sites in specific subjects, skills and reference sources, this site includes links to today’s news, interesting facts about today in history, timelines, a daily spelling bee and more.

    Reference Web Sites

    In addition to helping you find spellings and definitions of words, this site gives you tips on how to use words properly and contains a new “Word of the Day” for you to learn about each day.
    The IPL (Internet Public Library) contains virtual stacks of reference information including almanacs and geography resources. IPL librarians are also available to answer any questions you have while using their site.

    This TeenSpace portion of the IPL’s Web site contains resources for college and career advice as well as homework resources by subject.
    This site is a free virtual resource center that contains links to the best library and reference sites on the Internet, including the Library of Congress and Encyclopedia Britannica. In addition, you can search for science project ideas, ask homework questions, search full-text publications and much more.
    This site contains an encyclopedia and an almanac as well as a directory of thousands of Web sites covering a variety of topics.
    This site will help you find synonyms and antonyms for words and also contains links to word games such as crossword puzzles and word searches.

    Study Skills Web Sites

    This site contains valuable suggestions for how to be a better student, with tips for better note-taking, study habits, test-taking and more.
    Before taking your first American School examination, visit this site for some pointers. You will learn how to take notes, how to read textbooks and how to plan for essay questions on exams.
    This site will help you effectively and safely use the Internet to find the information that you need to succeed in school and beyond.

    English Web Sites

    This site contains a grammar and style guide, detailed descriptions of the parts of speech and their uses, suggestions for writing better and stronger sentences and tips to help make you a better speller.
    In addition to containing information on American literature, English literature and world literature, this site contains sections on folklore and mythology and an encyclopedia of literary terms.
    Now hear this! You will want to visit this site if you need help writing speeches or conducting interviews. There is also a link that will help you improve your listening skills.
    Want to become a better writer? This site can help. It takes you step-by-step through the writing process and gives you suggestions for writing various types of documents, from letters and book reports to speeches and research papers.
    This site from the Academy of American Poets provides biographies of many of the world’s greatest poets and highlights their greatest works. In addition, the site contains writing tips, a forum, and information on how to get your own poetry published.

    Math Web Sites
    Maintained by Utah State University, the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives offers a series of interactive exercises in algebra, geometry, measurements, data analysis and probability.
    By visiting this site, you will be able to add to your math knowledge. The site is divided into sections on numbers and formulas, factors and fractions, measurement and money. You will also be able to watch your skills multiply as you play some of the educational math games that are linked to this site.
    In addition to providing information about basic math and algebra, this site also focuses on building strong math study skills and easing math anxiety. You will also find a forum to interact with other students and a link to fun activities involving math.
    This site will help you solve a variety of math problems in algebra and geometry, including many word problems that have practical applications to your everyday life.

    Science Web Sites

    Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. The site now contains over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics. They currently serve 20 million visitors a year.

    The Microscope Imaging Station at the Exploratorium provides a unique opportunity to explore the microscopic world.
    This site contains resources and links that will help you in many science courses, including earth science, life science and physical science. There are also links to sites about computers, technology and science projects you can complete at home.
    This site will provide you with the latest science and technology information direct from Scientific American magazine.
    This site presents the science behind the news in a clear and accurate way. You will find a variety of scientific images, new columns and articles every week and over 450 stories in the site’s archive.

    Social Studies Web Sites

    This research site from the Library of Congress will allow you to learn about the social, economic and political systems of 101 countries around the world.
    You’ll be on top of the world after you receive help from this site, which contains a section on the study of geography, as well as in-depth analyses of United States and world geography.
    This site is broken down into three sections. The first section contains links to information about the three branches of the United States government: the President, the Supreme Court, and the Congress. The second section contains general information about the United States, and the third section contains general information about countries of the world.
    This site will keep you up-to-date on the latest news in nature and geography. In addition, you will find links to animals, history, maps, people and places and more.
    This official site of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. features links to each of the Smithsonian’s museums and their exhibitions, as well as special online resources in art and design, history and culture, and science and technology.