Curriculum 2.0 Grading System and Required Header on Assignments
Language Arts Resouces
Social Studies Resources
Educational Fun and Games
This link to the e-Review for a science textbook provides animated review sessions, practice quizzes, and vocabulary games to help reinforce key concepts and ideas.
Science Chapter Overviews
This link is an e-Glossary with a definition of terms from the science textbook we use.
Electricity & Magnetism Resources
Use different materials as circuit testers. Which are conductors, and which are insulators?
Testing a Circuit
Build your own electric circuit by using various designs with batteries, wires, and bulbs.
Circuit Construction Kit
Use this simulator with John Travolta to discover static electricity and watch the path in which it travels.
Use this simulator to rub balloons on a sweater to explore static electricity. Watch how protons (+) and electrons (-) travel and affect each other.
Balloons and Static Electricity
Use this simulation to explore bar magnets, magnetic fields, and Earth's polarity.
Use these directions to build a battery out of a potato!
Read about the phases of the moon, and see a realtime update on the moon's current status in orbit.
Phases of the Moon
See a monthly calendar of the phases of the moon.
Moon Phase Calendar
See diagrams, pictures, and read background information about all the major constellations in the Northern Hemisphere.
Exploring the Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere
See how the night sky will look during any month and time based on Earth's rotation and revolution.
Type in your weight, and see how it would change based on what planet or other celestial object you are standing on!
Your Weight on Other Worlds
Type in hypothetical lengths to see how big various objects are in relation to each other, such as planets, stars, and distances in space.
Cells & Heredity Resources
Take a quiz to help learn the different parts of a standard classroom microscope.
Microscope Parts Quiz
This fascinating simulation zooms from an extreme distance out in the universe to an extreme close-up of atoms and molecules.
The Power of 10
Explore numerous stills and brief videos of microscopic organisms and specialized animal cells.
Microscope Imaging Station
Miscellaneous Science Resources
Use your creativity and knowledge of ecosystems to construct a unique food web. Click on the link at the bottom of the page to get to the activity.
Creating a Food Web
Explore all kinds of scientific concepts with these interactive simulations!
Harcourt publishing has put out a lot of fun, interactive activities that will help review concepts from the math curriculum through Grade 6. This is a great place to go for self-guided extra help.
Can't find your protractor? Use this link to print one out, cut it (including the space in the middle), and have one ready made!
All kinds of interactive math games and activities to learn and review all math objectives through 7th grade.
Interactive Math Skill Builders
Hundreds of fun math activities to choose from for all subjects and skill levels.
Practice your computation skills while playing America's pastime. The game can be adjusted for all skill levels.
This link has two games about positive and negative numbers. One is to order them from least to greatest, and the second is to add and subtract them.
Negative Numbers Games
Practice your probability skills using this adjustable spinner that can be adjusted for all skill levels. Change the number of spaces and the size of each area before making your predictions!
Practice your skills with elapsed time using a matching game, flash cards, or a concentration game.
Discovering Elapsed Time
Use perimeter and area strategies to build houses, cars, and much more! You can use various colors for design while computing the right measurements for each part to build.
Bucky's Blueprints Perimeter and Area Game
Use a randomizing grid to practice calculating area and perimeter.
Interactivate: Perimeter Explorer
Use measurement conversions to play this game on a sliding, adjustable scale.
The Measurement Conversion Game
Use metric conversions to build a shed with three different levels of difficulty.
Skillwise Length, Weight, and Capacity Game
Practice locating points on a 4-quadrant coordinate grid with Billy Bug!
Billy Bug Coordinates Game
Practice solving problems using the correct Order of Operations.
Practice Order of Operations
Use this website for interactive math games to review a lot of different topics
Test yourself on all sorts of math concepts including exponents, coordinate grids, fractions, angles, probability, and much more!
Math Test Activities
Design your own math worksheets for computation practice based on your individual ability level.
Individualized Math Worksheets
Various graphic organizers to help you get your ideas together before beginning to write.
Montgomery County Public Libraries
Brief disclaimer: these are all booklists put together by outside sources. I cannot personally vouch for the quality of every book on these lists, but if you're looking for some good ideas for books, these resources are good places to start.
Scholastic book lists and links to award winners
Education World's summer reading lists by grade level
About.com's 10 summer reading lists
Find information about favorite books, series and authors
Reading is Fundamental's Booklist for Boys
Recommended reading for boys from Jon Scieszka
Best children's books with strong female characters
Recommended books by subject with brief summaries
Culturally diverse books with strong female characters
Books with positive portrayals of aging and older characters
Language Arts Resources
Fun word games, including word searches, crossword puzzles, and a pyramid vocabulary game.
Pitara's Word Games
This site contains a LOT of fun word games, including vocabulary builders, word searchers, and even a game based on Wheel of Fortune
Word Games from The Kidz Page.com
More fun word games. You'll have to click through a bunch of annoying pop-ups to get there, but the games are useful.
BlackDog's Word Games
A vocabulary game based on the TV show "Lingo"
Social Studies Resources
Quiz yourself by trying to label all the states in the Continental U.S. in under 5 minutes.
Map of the United States Quiz
Test your world geography skills using the map quizzes on the bottom right of this webpage.
World Geography Quizzes
A website dedicated to the American flag, including its history, specifications, and guidelines.
All About the U.S. Flag
View Dr. Martin Luther King's historic and inspirational "I Have a Dream" speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.
I Have a Dream
An assembly of various informational websites about Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and Native Americans.
An animated short film produced by a fifth grade class in Cambridgeport that details Molly Banaky's life and influences in pre-colonial American history.
5th Grade Film on Molly Banaky
Educational Fun & Games
If you're the type who loves Sudoku, you'll LOVE these situational logic puzzles.
At this site, you can play Sudoku games of all sizes and skill levels. You can even choose whether to play with numbers or pictures!
Sudoku for Kids
Regular Sudoku too easy for you? Try these daily Samurai Sudoku puzzles that are 5 regular puzzles interwoven into one gigantic one!
Need to time yourself? This is a widescreen, easy-to-see timer that can be set to show Elapsed Time or a Countdown as needed.
American Library Association has a remarkable list here of great websites for kids relating to almost any subject you can think of.
ALA's Great Web Sites for Kids
Resource books for adults looking for ways to help their child.
Resource Books for Adults
More resources to come! Feel free to e-mail me if you have any good suggestions for a website that you think would be great to share.