APPL Kids Homework Help Center
Kids Homework Help Online
Our APPL Online Kids Homework Help Center is a growing collection of links to web-based resources for kids homework help and information on a variety of popular subjects. The Kids Homework Help Center is updated regularly.
General Homework Help for a Variety of Topics
- ALA Great Websites For Kids
Several categories of homework sites, selected by the American Library Association.
- Discovery Education: Homework Help
Features helpful videos on a variety of subjects; including math, science, English, social studies.
- Factmonster Homework Center
Search or browse for helpful homework information from Factmonster’s articles, or just have fun with educational quizzes and games on this site from Information Please.
- Internet Public Library KidSpace
Click on the subject categories to find hand-picked web sites which will help you learn about math, science, arts, music and more… from the University of Michigan’s School of Information.
Search for web sites by subject or simply click on the subject categories (also presented in Dewey Decimal classification), in this directory maintained by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University.
African American History
- The African American Registry
An encyclopedia of African American biography, history and poetry that is organized by both calendar year and subject.
- Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History
Learn about the African American experience and achievement in the United States.
- The HistoryMakers
Research lesser known African American history makers by field of work.
- The History of Black History
Discover how Black History Month began by checking out this Infoplease site.
- National Parks Service African American History
Provides a variety of resources and links to sites related to African American heritage and the United States.
- PBS African American World
Visit this site for a kid friendly view of African American history including interactive learning games.
- Scholastic: Black History in America
Provides information on famous African Americans, jazz and an interactive timeline of important events in African American history.
- The Underground Railroad
Take an interactive journey along the Underground Railroad on this site full of pictures and music, created by National Geographic.
Arts and Music
Search by artist, artwork, movement, medium or nationality to find works of art online and artist biographies.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: Kid Zone
The Met’s Kid Zone offers interactive resources for both young children and older children.
- Music Teachers National Association Websites for Kids
This site created and supported by music teachers includes links on various aspects and genres of music.
- NGA Kids
View the guided online exhibits for kids by clicking on the works of art and following the arrows, or scroll down from the main page for more adventures from the National Gallery of Art.
- America’s Story: Meet Amazing Americans
Review biographical information about individuals that helped shape American history. From the Library of Congress.
- Gallery of Achievers
View photographic images and biographical data on individuals by area where they achieved notoriety.
- Notable African Americans – Infoplease
Visit this site to find short biographies of notable African Americans in alphabetical order.
- Women’s International Center Biographies
View this site for an alphabetic index of both well know and lesser know notable women.
Health and Nutrition
Read articles, take quizzes, and watch videos about health, nutrition, and fitness.
Learn about food, fun, and fitness on this website that includes scavenger hunts, fitness challenges, recipes, and more.
- BAM: Body and Mind
BAM! Body and Mind, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is designed to give kids age 9-13 the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.
- Let’s Move
Join the First Lady in activities that encourage kids to get moving and exercise more.
- Nutrition Explorations
Learn about the foods you should eat from the National Dairy Council.
- The Super Crew for Kids
Learn healthy eating habits from the Super Crew!
- ALA Children & Young Adult Book, Print & Media Awards
This American Library Association website is where you can find award winning books for a school report or recommended reading list.
Enter just about any type of source into this web site, and it will assist you in creating a bibliography for your reports.
- Merriam Webster’s Word Central
Find definitions for your vocabulary words and also a useful thesaurus and rhyming dictionary.
(Online Writing Lab)Find examples and explanations of various writing topics, including grammar, spelling and punctuation, brought to you by Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
- Reading/Language Arts Center
Learn about authors, read children’s writings, and start writing on your own! Once you’re in this site created by Houghton Mifflin, make sure you click on “Reading Scene” to see the featured books, discover related information and activities, and find out what other kids are saying about the books.
- Writing Den
Find writing tips about sentences, paragraphs and essays from “Tips-o-matic,” and see examples of how to improve your writing about different subjects and in various styles, in this web site by actDEN.
- AAA Math
Basic math site offering interactive practice, lessons and games, searchable by grade (Kindergarten through Eighth Grade) and math topic (such as addition or fractions).
- Kids’ Place Mathematics
Try out some brain teasers and find out tips for problem solving.
- Math is Fun
This site includes a variety of aspects of math and includes quizzes, puzzles and practice worksheets.
- Math for Morons Like Us
This site covers pre-algebra, algebra, geometry and pre-calculus, giving clear explanations and examples and offering post-lesson quizzes to check understanding.
This site created by a math teacher includes free tutorials, quizzes and worksheets.
WebMath covers K-8 math, general math, Algebra, Trig & Calculus, etc, and doesn’t only give the answer but shows how to arrive at it. Also has conversion calculators, personal finance math, and “everyday math”.
Science and Technology
- About.com Inventors
Find information on famous inventors or discover how to become an inventor.
Discover chemistry by learning about reactions, elements, atoms, etc.
Learn about the origins of life, classification, animal kingdoms, human biology, and more.
- Earth Floor
Dive into plate tectonics, geologic time, biomes and other earth-related topics.
- Energy Education
Learn energy facts, energy history, and play some games.
- Energy for Kids
Find out what it is, how to save it, and its history.
- How Stuff Works
Learn about how all kinds of stuff works-from batteries to money to toys.
Explore dinosaurs by learning fun facts, memorizing dinosaur names and discovering the work of paleontologist.
- All Science Fair Projects
Visit this site for over 500 science fair project ideas sorted by area of science.
- Science Buddies
Learn about steps in the scientific process along with researching science fair project ideas.
- Science Fair Central
Visit the Science Fair Studio for a Handbook outlining everything you need to know about creating a science project, a list of project ideas, and a helpful bibliography on science projects. Also check out frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) and tip sheets.
- Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Provides websites that take you through all of the steps of creating a good science fair project.
- Successful Science Fair Projects
Provides the sections for a science project, as well as display tips. This site was created by a science teacher and former science fair organizer and judge.
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Whether you are in Kindergarten or Twelfth Grade, this web site will guide you through aspects of our federal government, from its structure to its lawmaking processes.
- CIA World Factbook
Find out geographical, cultural, governmental and historical information about the countries of the world through maps and extensive facts.
- Eyewitness to History
Look at important events and discoveries of the 20th century. Each event includes photographs and images of documents.
- Social Studies for Kids
Discover lots of links to useful information on a variety of social studies topics.
- Time For Kids
Read about current events in the nation and the world in this online magazine.
- U.S. Census State Facts for Students
Click on the map to get a state’s capital, Date of Statehood, Flower, Tree, Bird, plus population figures.