Friday, April 27, 2007

Inner Learning Online

Study the anatomy of the human body. Inner Learning Online is fun, interactive, and an ideal reference site for students or those who want to know more about the human body. The site provides a closer look at systems, such as, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, reproductive and more. Each topic has animations, 100’s of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links.
Grades 9 thru 12+

Helping Children Succeed in School

The average child spends about 1,000 hours per year in school. So, helping children enjoy learning and being successful in school is an important goal for parents, other family members, and schools. It takes the home and the school working together to successfully educate a child. Helping Children Succeed in School is a program written by University of Illinois Extension educators that gives successful strategies for parents and caregivers to help their children succeed in school.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Free, animated, interactive site for elementary, middle & high school students – privately assess math & science skills, compare performance with students worldwide, and access hints, tutorials & links to improve performance. The site also includes GetSmarter, a tool for exploring careers in math, science and technology. Tips for parents available!

Grades 3rd thru 12th

Sunday, April 22, 2007

National Youth Violence Resource Center

The events of the last few days have brought to the forefront of many of our minds the safety and protection of our young people. The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center website was designed to serve as a user-friendly, single point of access to Federal information on youth violence. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Federal partners, the Resource Center provides current information developed by Federal agencies or with Federal support pertaining to youth violence. A gateway for professionals, parents, youth and other interested individuals, the Resource Center offers the latest tools to facilitate discussion with our youth, to resolve conflicts nonviolently, to stop bullying, to prevent teen suicide, and to end violence committed by and against young people. Resources include fact sheets, best practices documents, funding and conference announcements, statistics, research bulletins, surveillance reports, and profiles of promising programs. The site also provides contact information to communicate with a specialist in the area of youth safety.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Earth Observatory

Are you a science buff? Then you have to take a look at this website. It doesn't matter if you love to delve into the details or just look at our beautiful earth, the Earth Observatory is worth a visit. The articles are excellent and the imagery is delightful. The purpose of NASA’s Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth’s climate and environmental change.

Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours provides virtual college tours of over 850 colleges and universities. Although not a substitute for an actual campus visit, CampusTours presents an online alternative to the college view book, and is one of the most popular online college guides with students. Used in conjunction with the College Exporation Exercise at, these tours can be an eye-opening experience for young people contemplating college.


Ology means the "study of." The American Museum of Natural History presents Ology-an interactive website where you can explore the many "ologies" such as arachnology (the study of spiders) or volcanology (the study of volcanoes). The site map provides a quick overveiw of the scope of this colorful website. Put on your thinking cap before visiting this site.

Pre-K thru 12+

Who Wants to Win $1,000,000?

The Who Wants to Win $1,000,000? educational game is just plain old fun. You can spend hours in front of your computer with your kids playing this game. Test your knowledge of math and science as you work your way to the million dollar level! The questions you will answer are real. Unfortunately, the money, is not. Again, the money is not real! Curious of how other players are doing? Wondering if your high score is still a high score? Take a look at the list of previous winners and high scores.

Grades 5 thru12

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2006-2007

Have you ever wondered about the diffence in pay for a veternarian and physician? The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals--young and old-- making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. Its the perfect starting place for those undertaking serious career exploration. This free resource is compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.