Homeschool / Homework

HOMESCHOOL AND HOMEWORK HELP

In addition to the books and other resources available in the library, there are many educational websites for kids and teens to explore.

The American Library Association offers links and summaries for a wide range of sites at  "Great Websites for Kids."

Here are a few to get you started -- for school, for homework, or just for fun.

Research help

Online databases: Visit the library's online database pages for kids and teens, or access the complete list. These resources offer a wide range of reference materials for grades K-12. All you need is your library card number!

Reading and language arts

TumbleBooks

Interactive e-books, language learning, puzzle books, and more.

Kidsmomo

Books recommendations and reviews written by kids and teens.

KidsReads

Book recommendations, author interviews, series A-Z, contests, and more.

TeenReads

Book reviews, recommendations, author interviews, reading lists, and more.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Resources for all stages of the writing process, with pages created specifically for grades 7-12.

Social studies

Kids.gov

Social studies and government resources and games for grades K-8.

United Nations

Information about the United Nations, global issues, and UN member states.

CIA World Factbook

Facts and maps covering all the countries of the world.

American Memory

The Library of Congress' digital collection of historic photographs, videos, and other primary sources from U.S. history.

Math and computers

A+ Click

Math and logic problems for grades 1-12.

Cool Math

Pre-algebra, algebra, and pre-calculus lessons and practice.

Math Playground

Math games and practice for grades K-8.

Scratch

A programming language and community for developing to basic programming skills.

Hour of Code

Code.org offers basic tutorials and practice for kids and teens interested in learning to code.

Science

IPL2

Step-by-step resource for all stages of developing a science fair project.

Student Science

Science news, informational articles, and blogs for middle and high school students.

The Why Files

The science behind the headlines; provides a scientific and historical context for current events.

NASA

News, photographs, video, and learning resources from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Learn.Genetics

Genetics, cell biology, ecology, neuroscience, and human health resources.

Trimet Bridge Cam

Watch the Trimet Bridge construction project with OMSI's Trimet bridge cam .