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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.

Language Arts

  • 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.

Literature

  • 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.

 

Geometry

 

Introductory Algebra/Math

  • 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.

 

Earth Science/Geology

  • 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.

 

Spanish

  • 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.
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