Maths, Computer Science, & Technology
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching: St. George’s maths revision and online homework.
MyiMaths: St. George’s Year 7-9 course material.
A+ Click: More than 1000 challenging math problems and illustrations for Years 1-13.
Get the Math: Learn how professionals use algebra in music, fashion, video games, restaurants, basketball, and special effects.
Cool Math: Interactive site for sharpening math skills, play math-related games and explore math concepts. Pre-algebra, algebra, and pre-calculus.
Engineering is Elementary: Real-world engineering design challenges. Projects encourage problem-solving, inquiry, and innovation. Multimedia resources included.
Engineer Girl: Highlights the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
Engineering, go for it! (EGFI): Student portal provides information about engineering concepts, famous engineers, videos, scholarship opportunities, and more.
How Stuff Works: How common “stuff” works (appendix, electricity, car engines, modems, etc.). Clear graphics and links to relevant information.
Scratch: Videos and guides for programming language developed by MIT for ages 8-16 (but used by all ages). Program, create, and share interactive stories, games and animation.
Code.org: Supports the learning and teaching of computer coding. Tutorials to learn Scratch, Hopscotch and Java programming languages.
Code Monster: Interactive introduction to basic programming concepts. Change the code and see the results immediately!
Center for Game Science: Games that foster learning in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
App Inventor: Helps beginners program mobile apps for android. The site offers tutorials with step-by-step directions, an on-line book, and a “course-in-a-box.”
Apps Bar: Build free mobile apps. Video tutorials and a free, easy to use space. Apps can be created for different operating systems including Android, Apple, and Windows.
Spartici: Collection of the best science content from around the internet including articles, videos, games, and activities.
National Geographic Animals: Photos, videos, and facts about animals.
Dino Directory: British National Museum’s guide to dinosaurs, with images, facts, and figures for over 300 dinosaurs.
Ocean Portal: Smithsonian of Natural History’s blog, videos, photos, and museum events about ocean life.
ARKive: Multimedia guide to world’s endangered species. Includes films and photos by filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, and scientists.
BBC Earth: Videos, articles, and photos of animals.
Switch Zoo: Virtual zoo: animal games and puzzles, guided tour, zoo quest, make new animals.
Encyclopedia of Earth: Earth, natural environments, and their interaction with society. Useful links and a list of further resources. Good for environmental topics.
Ask a Biologist: Explore the fascinating world of biology through puzzles,quizzes, and games. A real biologist will also answer your biology questions.
BioDigital Human: Interactive 3D realistic way to examine the human body. Explore and manipulate the 3D images, zoom in and out of the various layers of anatomical animations.
Chem 4 Kids: Covers matter, elements, atoms, reactions, and describes different types of chemistry ranging from biochemistry to physical chemistry.
Dynamic Periodic Table: Interactive periodic table with names, electrons, oxidation, trend visualization, orbitals, and isotopes. Search for compounds, formulas, elements, etc. Photos, videos, podcasts.
Physics Central: Find out how physics is part of your world. Answers questions about how things work, podcasts, latest research, and daily updates on physics in the news.
CERNland: Virtual theme park with games, applications, and videos developed to teach about research done by European Center for Nuclear Research ( CERN).
Hubble Site: Learn about new Hubble discoveries, view photographs of stars and galaxies, and find out facts about this remarkable telescope.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory: This NASA site has videos, games, and projects about outer space, the solar system, and space exploration.
NASA Space Place: NASAs Space Place includes games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.
Amazing Space: Learn about astronomy, space, telescopes, stars, discoveries. Includes “Tonight’s Sky” constellations, deep sky objects and planets.
Science Buddies: 1,000+ project ideas in many areas of science, which can be searched by topic. Projects are rated by difficulty, level, and popularity.
Literature & Languages
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Writing help for students in Years 7-13. Covers all aspects of the creative and academic writing process.
Duolingo: A non-profit, free, language-learning program offering a choice of 16 languages for English speakers.
Chillola: A free foreign language learning site for children. Games, activities, and resources for learning vocabulary in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and more.
The Poetry Foundation: Poems and articles about poetry and poets. Searchable by category, occasion, geographic area, first line, time period or popularity. Podcasts and audio poems.
Spark Notes: Online study guides in literature, the arts and sciences. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.
Lexicool: 6000+ bi- and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries. Directory of translation/ interpreting courses and associations, resources, freeware, and links to currency convertors, text analysis, and language identification.
Cliffs Notes: 180 literature guides. Also test prep for SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and Praxis.
TV5 Monde: Television website for French language learners.
Ayn Rand: Material about Ayn Rand’s philosophy and its application in everyday life.
Write the World: Young writers are encouraged to find their voices in writing, polish their editing, and publish on an international platform.
Poets: Poem-a-Day; curated collection of poems and biographies of poets; featured texts, books, audio, and video.
Tsunami: Everything you want to know about tsunamis (tidal waves).
Climate Kids: Answers to questions on global climate change. Weather, air, the ocean, fresh water, carbon, energy, plants and animals and technology. Games, activities, crafts, videos, information on green careers.
Virtual Farm Walk: Hear farmers’ views on lots of important and topical issues surrounding how our food is grown and how this affects the countryside.
USA Today Weather: Weather by USA Today news. (Information on Hurricane Harvey)
Food a Fact of Life: Website for kids about nutrition, food, cooking and farming.
USDA for Kids: United States Dept. of Agriculture provides information and resources for kids related to agriculture.
World Factbook: Maps and information about 267 countries: geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. (CIA)
Geohive: Global statistics and reliable links to international statistical organizations.
GovSpot: US government information and links to news and government department websites.
Encyclopedia of Life: Global access to knowledge about life on Earth.
National Geographic Kids: Information about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Articles, contests, polls, games and virtual adventures.
Géographie: Jeux didactiques avec Flash pour apprendre la Géographie.
Glacierworks: Photos and videos of the glaciers of the Greater Himalayan Region. History, importance, and changes of glaciers.
United Nations: Access to UN documents.
Gapminder: An independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious or economic affiliations. Fights misconceptions about global development, and promotes a fact-based worldview.
Index of Economic Freedom: Annual guide of international economic freedom and opportunity based on: Business, Trade, Fiscal, Monetary, Investment, Financial, Property, Freedom from Corruption, and Government Spending.
GlobalEDGE: International business research tool for academics, students and businesspeople. Directory of 5000 resources. Connect with gE Network.
Yahoo Finance: Business information: stock quotes, news, portfolio management resources, international market data, social interaction and mortgage rates.
Biz Kids: Contains resources that teach the basics of financial literacy.
John D Clare: Modern World History GCSE revision site.
History Today: Publishes the world’s leading scholars on all periods, regions, and themes of history.
Spartacus: A series of History encyclopedias with narratives, illustrations, and primary sources.
Alpha History: Contains thousands of topic summaries, documents, images, maps, timelines, biographical profiles, historiographical information, and online activities.
Library of Congress Treasures: Permanent online exhibition of Library of Congress digital collection.
Best of History Websites: Recommended history sites divided by topic and rated for usefulness and accuracy. Broad periods are further subdivided.
This Day in History: Learn what happened on a selected date. Automotive, Civil War, Cold War, Crime, Entertainment, Literary, Old West, Vietnam War, Wall Street, and WWII.
Ancient/Classical History: Learn about ancient history and culture.
Odyssey: Discover Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and sub-Saharan African cultures with puzzles and interactive games.
Media History: Digital history of film, broadcasting, and sound recording. Provides a glimpse into the early years of movies, radio and television broadcasting.
BBC WWI: Information on the First World War including interactive guides, a virtual tour of a WWI trench, and an animation of army movements from 1914-1918.
Encyclopedia of WWI: Content from more than 1,000 authors, editors and experts across fifty countries.
Olympic: Winners of every event of every Olympics sine 1896, slide shows, videos, athlete profiles, virtual exhibitions of ancient and modern Games, news.
International Tennis Federation: Current information such as player biographies, results, rankings, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and other team competition results.
Sports Reference: Statistics for baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and Olympics history.
ESPN: Scores, statistics, and schedules, pro and college athletes, jobs, nutrition, and commentary from reporters. Broadcasts of ESPN events and scores for major sporting events.
Major League Baseball: Official site of Major League Baseball: details on National and American Leagues, statistics, photos, and league leaders.
Pro Con: Pro and Con arguments for controversial issues.
World Public Opinion: Public opinions on international issues in specific nations as well as global patterns of world public opinion.
Smithsonian Kids/Tween/Teen Tribune: Articles on animals, fashion, entertainment, school, science, technology, national and world news written by kids and professional journalists. 4 age groups: Years 1 to 13.
Open Secrets: Tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy. Information about contributions to political parties, and to US congressional and presidential campaigns.
AllSides: Provides news articles and an assessment of their political bias, from left to right.
Fair Observer: A nonprofit media organization. Crowdsourced multimedia journal, with strong editorial processes, provides a 360° view to help you make sense of the world.
FactCheck: Use this site to check up on political claims.
Politifact: Pulitzer Prize-winning website that researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.
Hoax Slayer: A service that debunks or validates internet rumors and hoaxes.
CQ Researcher: Extensive overviews of hot topics.
Performing and Visual Arts
Guggenheim Foundation: Free online electronic books and catalogues documenting Guggenheim exhibitions and collections.
Virtual Museum of Canada: Online exhibits of Canadian heritage from Canada’s museums, educational institutions and heritage organizations.
ARTSEDGE: Kennedy Center’s free digital learning platform for arts education. Resources include lesson plans, guides, audio stories, video clips, and more.
Art for Kids Hub: Learn to draw, paint, and sculpt with the help of free videos featuring kids and adults creating art together.
Kids Think Design: Tools for design projects. Design news, interviews, and a showcase for original work. Clothing, buildings, books, graphic art, gardens, etc.
Smart History: Videos and essays about the history of art from Paleolithic period to present. Divided into sections by cultures, styles and themes.
Classics for Kids: Greatest classical composers and their music. History of music, games, and lots of multimedia content.
Go Classical for Kids: Creative Kids Central encourages young people to explore power and beauty of classical music.
New York Philharmonic Kids Zone: Learn about classical music and instruments. Explore famous composers, play games, and create music of your own.
Petrucci Music Library: Free access to public domain music (scores and recordings).
Google Arts and Culture: Links to 1,000+ works of art at 17 art museums around the world. Virtually explore a museum, or click on specific works of art and zoom in for high resolution.
Wiki Art: Free online repository of classical to modern art images, in both the public domain and those protected by copyright.
Web Gallery of Art: Virtual museum and searchable database of European art. 30,000+ images, artist biographies, commentaries, and guided tours.
Billboard: Daily music news, charts, reviews, artist of the day, and more.