Homework Resources for Middle/High School Students
The Internet offers highly resourceful homework tools for students of all ages. For junior-high school students recently introduced to Shakespeare’s famous sonnets or the basics of algebra and geometry, they have a wide range of reliable and free online homework tools available to them. The following is a list of links to various resources for the language arts, literature, Spanish, history, mathematics and general sciences.
- ALA Children & Young Adult Books: Junior-high students can find award-winning books for a school report or recommended reading lists on the American Library Association’s website.
- Merriam Webster’s Word Central: A helpful online dictionary and thesaurus for students.
- Reading/Language Arts Center: Created by Houghton Mifflin, the “Reading Scene” shows featured books, related information and activities and comments from other children.
- School Family: School Family’s website provides a language arts section for middle school students, including reading skill exercises and grammar quizzes.
- Writing Den: This website includes writing tips about sentences, paragraphs and essays.
- Reading and Literacy: A site containing book reviews, reading programs for children and teens, online reading tools, a book chat forum and reference links.
- Bartleby: Bartleby is an electronic text archive of classic books and includes fiction, nonfiction, verse and references.
- Bibliomania: Bibliomania offers world literature information and includes electronic books, stories, plays, articles and poems.
- Cummings Study Guide: Cummings Study Guide provides an extensive list of literary terms and overviews of plays by Shakespeare and short stories by Edgar Allen Poe, as well as other famous short stories.
- Shakespeare, Free Shakespeare ResourcesAmerican History
- FactMonster: FactMonster offers overviews of U.S. history, including biographies of U.S. presidents and links to relevant documents.
- HippoCampus.org: Hippocampus.org provides study guides in American Government and U.S. history.
- History Homework Help: History Homework Help provides backgrounds on a variety of historical topics and includes interactive activities, timelines and quizzes.
- InfoPlease: Infoplease offers overviews pertaining to U.S. history and descriptions of events, timelines and natural disasters.
- KOL Homework Help, American History: KOL includes American history materials, such as relevant biographies, timelines, videos and images.
- HomeSchoolMath.net: HomeSchooMath.net includes geometry games and descriptions.
- Identify Solids: A game that asks students to correctly identify different geometric shapes.
- Mathebook.net: This website includes examples of geometry equations for junior high students ecently introduced to geometry.
- Math Warehouse: Math Warehouse provides geometry games, worksheets and diagrams.
- Middle School Portal 2, Geometry in 3-D Introduction: This website includes descriptions of three-dimensional shapes and how to measure solids.
- Symmeter: An online tool for understanding and measuring symmetry.
- Algebra Tutorials Interactive Animation Games: Using interactive animation, this website includes algebra tutorials, quizzes and games.
- Math Concentration: Math Concentration provides free math help for middle school students on a virtual whiteboard and forum.
- The Math Dude: The Math Dude provides links to free, live homework help, as well as a video series that helps middle school students improve their Algebra skills.
- Math Tutor on the Go: Math Tutor on the Go offers math tutoring for middle and high school students.
- Basic Science for Kids: Basic Science for Kids contains science projects and experiments for kids, along with detailed answers to science questions and unit conversions.
- NASA Education: For Students: NASA’s website for kids covers stories, pictures, careers, programs, research tools and homework help for elementary and junior-high students.
- Science Fair Project Resource Guide: The Internet Public Library provides resources to help middle school students create science fair projects.
- Verus Mundus: Verus Mundus is an educational initiative that supports young students in their understanding of the natural sciences.
- About.com, Spanish Wordlist: About.com’s basic and essential “Spanish word list.”
- GoogleTranslate: One of the best free, online translation tools. Offered by Google.
- Spanish Dictionary: A translation tool (English to Spanish).
- Spanish Language & Culture: This website includes grammatical resources and explanations in how different tenses are used.
- Tutor and Mentor: Tutor and Mentor provides online math tutoring and homework help to middle school and high school students.
- Veinte Mundos: An extensive and free online resource that includes audio tools, as well as Spanish grammar and vocabulary lessons.
Physical Science & Geology
- Exploratorium: Provided by the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, this website includes dozens of online science exhibits and experiments that students can also complete at home.
- How Things Work: This website explains the mechanics of various topics, including inertia, force exertion and gravity.
- Volcanoes of the World: Volcanoes of the World offers facts about and maps of major volcanoes. Provided by the USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington.
- Web Elements: This website includes descriptions of elemental physical properties and their electronic configurations.