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English/Language Arts

Purdue Owl Learning Lab

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Follow the link for Grades 7-12 Instructors and Students. There are some great tips to help you with research papers or essays. There's even a section on how to conquer "writer's block". You know - the inability to concentrate and focus and get things on paper, and it's the night before the assignment is due... 

 

Quick and Dirty Tips Grammar Girl

Quick and Dirty Tips with Grammar Girl
A great podcast for grammar/writing questions)

 

Shakespeare for Kids

 Shakespeare for Kids
While working puzzles, answering quizzes, and learning new words, you'll learn about Shakespeare, his plays, and Elizabethan England.

 

Poet's Corner

 Poet's Corner
This is a great poetry resource. Here's how they describe it on the site's home page..."The collection covers roughly 7,000 works by about 800 poets - including some of the best known works in the English language - and many obscure and forgotten works that are well worth reading."

 

Poetry 180

Poetry 180
This isn't your standard poetry - there's something for everyone. Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the introduction says, "Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed."

 

Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Poetry webcasts, poetry news and events, columns from the Poet Laureate, and more. The site also has links to many other poetry-related sits, including an archive of recorded poetry and literature.


Math

Math.com Algebra

math.com - Algebra
The nice thing about this site is that it lets you choose the type of problem you need to work on, and then it takes you through four steps....1) a first glance, or simple overview, 2) an in-depth explanation, 3) examples, and finally 4) a chance for you to practice on some real problems.

 

Algebra.com

www.algebra.com
This is one of the best sites. It's created by people who really love algebra (who ARE these people??). Don't click on any advertising links - just stick to the center area, find the type of problem you're working on, and you'll be able to see lessons, example problems, and more. It's great.

 

Web Math

WebMATH
This is a really good site, because it lets you type in a math problem that you're working on, and then it gives you a step-by-step guide on how to solve it. The site covers general math, algebra, geometry, calculus, and other stuff.

 

Math.com

math.com
A very comprehensive site - there is help with basic math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and more. Again, though, be careful to follow links that are part of the site, and not other ads. Stay to the "Select Subject" menu on the left.

 

Math2.org

math2.org
A good site with some basic math reference tables. One really cool feature of this site is a math message board where you can post your specific math question, and get answers from other students and from experts.


Science

Whole Frog Project

Whole Frog Project
OK, this is pretty cool - you can dissect a frog online. Well, obviously not REALLY....but pretty close! Just jump to the "Virtual Frog Dissection Kit", and then don't forget to click on the "Help" file - it will give you some tips for how to move the frog around.

 

Cells Alive

Cells Alive!
Great graphics on this site, including animations of cells. There are some puzzles as well, and just let me warn you - they are addicting. I spent 15 minutes putting together the streptococcus puzzle.

 

ThoughtCo. Geology

Geology
About.com is really a great all-around site, with information about tons of things. This link will take you to it's "Basics of Geology" page, with links to hundreds of pages and images. Just one example of how great this site is? On the main page, scan down to the first main topic - "Rocks". Then click on the link that says "Picture Gallery of Rock Types". You'll find excellent images and explanations of rock types...and this is just scratching the surface!

 

Science of Baseball

The Science of Baseball
You didn't think there was any science to baseball? Think again! Check your reaction time to see if you could hit a baseball thrown at 95 miles per hour. Other fun stuff including activities and experiments.

 

Science Buddies

Science Buddies
This site is great if you need to find a good science project in a hurry. Click on the "Project Ideas" link, and you'll see a whole bunch of different topics to choose from. You can choose projects that match your grade level - anywhere from first grade to senior in high school.

 

ThoughtCo. Science Fair

Science Fair Project Ideas
Another one of About.com's great sites. All sorts of science fair ideas, sorted by topic and by grade level.

 

Halloween Science Projects

Top Halloween Chemistry Projects
Instructions for making fake blood, a glow-in-the-dark pumpkin, dry ice fog - even fake ectoplasm! Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll find links to ideas for costumes, food, even a "mad scientist party"!

 

NASA for Students

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for Students
Very comprehensive site. And you would expect that, right? I mean it is NASA. The people that have actually gone into space. Separate sections for Grades 9-12, 5-8, K-4.

 

Space Race

Space Race
This site is sponsored by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Great background on the history of the "Space Race" between the United States and the Soviet Union. Great images and a clear and simple explanation.

 

Sky & Telescope Magazine

Sky & Telescope Magazine
Yeah, this is a magazine, but you don't have to pay anything to view their website, and there is a lot of really good, basic inforamtion about astronomy, including topics like: "Words Ya Gotta Know", "How to Start Right in Astronomy", "Names of the Stars", and more.

 

Top 25 NASA Photos

Top 25 Astronomy NASA Photos of All Time
From The Hub Post website, pictures of some of the most interesting moments in the history of NASA.

 

Top 25 Public Observatories

Top 25 Public Observatories
A list of the top 25 public observatories in the United States, organized by state. There may not be an observatory in your backyard, but a little bit of travel can be more than worth your while. So pick an observatory close to you, wait for nightfall, and enjoy the view!


Social Studies

The World Fact Book

The World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. And get this...it's developed by none other than the CIA - the Central Intelligence Agency. Good stuff.

 

50 States

50states.com
Pretty much everything you would ever want to know about each of the 50 United States. State bird, state nickname, weather, population, highest point, government. You get the idea. It's got everything.

 

Official Website of the White House

Official Website of the White House
This is the official website of the White House, the home of the President of the United States

 

BBC News Country Profiles

BBC News Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.


Additional Links

Explora Mythica

Encyclopedia Mythica 
Myth, folklore, legends, mythical beasts, and more!

 

WorksCited4u

WorksCited4U
Helps students format a bibliography and works cited page for free.

 

Explora

Explora by EBSCOhost
Check out a new and improved database brought to you by EBSCOhost. Just click the icon on the left. Covering subjects ranging from Biographies, Geography, Sciences and the Arts and even current events! All you need is your library card number!

 

EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost is a database provided by the NH State Library for that provides online resources such as scholarly journals, full text magazine and newspaper articles and even citation assistance for bibliographies. 

Research Made Easier
Hello students, teachers, and life long learners! 
Did you know that you can integrate EBSCO search results into Google Scholar? Here are the steps to take:
1. Go to scholar.google.com
2. Towards the top right corner, click Settings.
3. On the left, click Library Links.
4. In the Keyword Field, type the “New Hampshire State Library”. and click the search button.
5. Check the box next to “New Hampshire State Library” and click Save.
6. In the results you will see a link for the library: fulltext@nh.gov/nhsl this will take you to the Library's EBSCO database.