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Online Educational Resources

There are MANY websites with free educational resources.  Below are links to over 150 sites with options to learn & explore everything from reading and math to virtual tours and activities.  While the Foundation does not have a specific connection with any of these sites, the list provides options for parents looking for new learning opportunities for their kids.

VIRTUAL TOURS

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life. https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.  https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids

READING

Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/

Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/

Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/

Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/

Games to get "into the book" https://reading.ecb.org/

Grammar practice for middle grades  https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.   https://www.readworks.org/

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts.  https://www.shurley.com/

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.  https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com/

Phonics worksheets for kids  https://www.funfonix.com/

Work on the 8 parts of speech  https://www.grammaropolis.com/

WRITING

Online curriculum that builds better writers.  https://www.noredink.com/

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial  http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

 Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.  https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters  https://thestorystarter.com/

Spelling 1-4 grade https://www.spellingtraining.com/

Typing

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com/

Keyboarding practice    https://www.typingclub.com/   or https://www.typing.com/

NATURE & THE UNIVERSE

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Tour Yellowstone National Park! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.  https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Geography and animals https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students.  Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.   https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather.  http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Farmer's almanac for kids...  Date, weather, moon phase, etc.  https://www.almanac.com/kids

SCIENCE 

Online education program for toddler through high school...  https://www.khanacademy.org/

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week-long sequences of curriculum materials.  https://learn.concord.org/

High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html

Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Biology  https://www.biologysimulations.com/

Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/

Chemistry  https://www.playmadagames.com/

K-5th Science lessons  https://mysteryscience.com/

Interactive video earth science-based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/

80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities

Science and math labs and simulations  https://phet.colorado.edu/

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics.  https://www.positivephysics.org/home

Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biologyhttps://sepuplhs.org/

Space science for kiddos  https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.  https://thehappyscientist.com/

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.  https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body. https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather.  http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more. https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Learn all about the periodic table  https://www.chemicool.com/

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access  https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems.  https://www.tytoonline.com/

Learn all about cells  https://www.cellsalive.com/

MATH

K-12 learning and skill practice. https://www.ixl.com/

Advanced math curriculum for math competition and skill training. https://artofproblemsolving.com/

Online education program for toddler through high school...  https://www.khanacademy.org/

Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com/

Math and Reading games  https://www.funbrain.com/

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/

Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/

Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/

Elem Math through 6th grade  https://boddlelearning.com/

Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/

Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus.  https://deltamath.com/overview

K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly.  2nd grade through college.  https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8. https://www.scootpad.com/

Science and math labs and simulations  https://phet.colorado.edu/

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students  https://www.zearn.org/

Math practice  https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others  https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathplayground.com/

Math games galore  https://gridclub.com/

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun.  https://www.numberphile.com/

HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults  https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Digital archive of history  https://www.bunkhistory.org/

Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/

An interactive way to learn history  https://www.mission-us.org/

Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.  http://www.whatwasthere.com//

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Foreign languages  https://www.duolingo.com/

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.   https://conjuguemos.com/

Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Chinese and Korean learning activities  https://chalkacademy.com/

Music Based Spanish Learning  https://rockalingua.com/

MUSIC & ART

Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.  https://www.musictheory.net/

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory. https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.  https://artsology.com/

Virtual tour of the collections in the MET. A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.  https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

HIGH SCHOOL - SAT/ACT TEST PREP & AP

The official ACT test prep site https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! https://app.fiveable.me/

 Resources for AP students https://marcolearning.com/

Online education program for toddler through high school...  https://www.khanacademy.org/

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.  https://www.brainscape.com/

CODING & CRYPTO

Learn to code https://www.codecademy.com/

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.  https://scratch.mit.edu/

Coding for ages 4-10  https://www.kodable.com/

450 Ivy League courses that you can take https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0tbYeSJTzmrzgs1z1Brpoh-Lg8zoqnThQAUTFqR-bBX9O6AEh2_lnLhTs

Immerse yourself in cryptography  https://www.cryptoclub.org/

LEARNING BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies  https://www.coursera.org/

2,500+ online courses from top institutions  https://www.edx.org/

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.  https://www.brainscape.com/

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas  https://hippocampus.org/

LIFE SKILLS

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com/

Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance  https://www.ngpf.org/

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

Classes for older teens or adults https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo?source_id=FREEMO&utm_source=Social_Media&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=1000614&fbclid=IwAR1vaJx-3_aCdyE75S0fTJg4JZ_jI6KJvsJb4CnXY03tnfTm3FdgflaNpYs

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.  https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Guide to gardening for kids  https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.  https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12. https://www.projectexplorer.org/

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids

EXERCISE FOR KIDS

Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout.  https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.  https://www.gonoodle.com/

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

Kids Yoga exercises https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

ACTIVITIES

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers. https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/?fbclid=IwAR3tYXAqw7tJRAzLExpPcJo4rApLsKtgL0AwghzxgnhwOajc4auX6o12_xw

Play games and learn all about animals https://switchzoo.com/

Play with fave show characters and learn too https://pbskids.org/

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities  https://www.highlightskids.com/

Educational games K-12  https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Literacy-With-The-Littles/Price-Range/Free

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6  https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure.  https://magicspell.games 

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects  https://www.instructables.com/member/EdgertonCenter/instructables/

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own  https://www.superchargedschool.com/

Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8  https://www.funbrain.com/

PreK - 5 games for all subjects  https://www.turtlediary.com/

Online digital coloring pages  https://www.thecolor.com/

Interactive games based on the book series. https://www.magictreehouse.com/

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.  https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents.  https://supersimple.com/

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids. http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

News and more for kids  https://www.youngzine.org/

Additional Home Learning Resources

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. https://pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-access-school-closures?fbclid=IwAR0ldr6TT3grhEDzJ_fEpYvNGG13kqYo5ogwEqYneW7QBkX8L4u7cEIS0nE

Digital learning content for preschool through high school https://www.curriki.org/

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.  https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade.  All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses.  http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. https://quizlet.com/

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.  https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool - 8   https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school https://allinonehighschool.com/  

Free stories online ages 3-12  https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.  https://www.coolkidfacts.com/

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