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Student Stuff

bullet Learn to Type
  Dance Mat Typing- Free and Fun way to learn typing
   
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Children's educational computer games- created or approved by certified school teachers.
   
bullet tvoKids
  Educational games for kids
   
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Official site of Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat featuring games, printable activities...
   
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Explore great lists of books to read, create your own reading list, listen to a story, make book plates, do word mazes, puzzles, and other activities
 
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Watch video files of favorite books read by famous actors. Each book offers an accompanying lesson plan and activity guide.
   
bullet Shelve Library Books Game
  Put library books on the shelf in the correct order.
   
bullet PBS Kids
 
Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDSshows!
   

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Interactive Websites by Subject

Science
Social Studies
Language Arts
Reading
Math

SCIENCE

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bullet Discovery Kids
 
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Iowa State Insect Zoo
This site contains a live, interactive camera that allows students to view the insects at the Insect Zoo.  It also provides information about the insects.  Teachers can use this site to set up a tour by an entomologist. 
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The Great Plant Escape
Students can help Detective Leplant and his partners investigate plant mysteries including cases about soil, plant growth, seeds, and reproduction.
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Creature Feature
From National Geographic, audio and video clips help students learn about featured animals.
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Entomology Image Gallery
Students can view images and movies of beetles, ticks, lice, and lots of other creepy crawling insects.
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The Astronomy Workshop
Students can view a multitude of Java programs that creates a solar system, view the moons and their orbits around their planets, and learn about astronomical distances. 
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Planet Impact
Discover the fierce force of gravity and pelt poor Jupiter with a comet! 
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Solar System Training Cards
Students will collect solar system trading cards by playing an interactive card game. They will identify the sun, planets, comets, and asteroids by answering questions about them. Students will learn facts about the solar system presented with amazing pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and various NASA missions.
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Funology
At Funology find fun facts, experiments, crafts, recipes, magic tricks, jokes, and a whole lot more
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Earth and Moon Viewer
View a map of the Earth showing the actual day and night regions at this moment. You can also view it as currently seen from the Sun, Moon, orbiting satellite, or from above a variety of cities.
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Hurricane Storm Science
Interactive activities related to weather instruments and storms. 

Social Studies

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bullet The Presidents
   
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Latitude and Longitude
Enter two global coordinates and receive the crow's flight distance between the two or examine the distance between many large cities on the planet.
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Growth of a Nation
Explore the animated timeline that traces the growth of the United States at the animated atlas.
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Time Capsule
There are many time capsule sites available on the web and this is just one that students can use. At this site you can type in a specific date and see the highlights including music, politics, TV, movies, prices of goods, etc.
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Enchanted Learning
This is a fun educational site for audiences as young as preschool. Some of the areas covered: science, language arts and geography.
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Game Aquarium
A collection of language arts, math, science, and social studies.
 

Language Arts

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Theme Poems
  Create your own Theme Poem
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Magnetic Poetry
Click and drag to make a poem. 
   
bullet Spelling City
Spelling and Vocabulary Games

Reading

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Book Adventure
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.
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BookPals
This site provides an on-line streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild members reading children's books aloud.
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KidsRead
Trivia games and word scrambles based on children’s books and movies. Visit the Trivia and Games section.
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Meet An Author
Choose from classical or current authors and learn more about them at this website. 
 
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PBS kids- Listen to stories
   
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Parts of a Book
   
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Aesop's Fables
Traditional and modern fables Illustrated and retold by art students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst .

Math

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Cool Math 4 Kids
 
Interactive math activities for students with games, calculators, etc Grades K - 5
   
bullet Multiplication Games
 
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Harcourt Multimedia Math Glossary 
 
Interactive, animated math glossary for Grades 1-8
 
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Visual Fractions
 
Interactive practice to help students visualize fractions.
 
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Create A Graph
 
Create bar, line, area, or pie graphs online!  You submit the data and the website does the rest! 
 

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