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Homeschool.com's Top 100 Educational Web Sites of 2008

Selected By: Homeschool.com

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March 25, 2008
 

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The websites listed below represent some of the best educational sites on the Internet today. You'll find websites with:
  • online quizzes,
  • printable worksheets,
  • free online books
  • online Spanish lessons and reading lessons
  • online games for extra practice with math facts, state capitals, etc.
  • science lessons you listen to online, and
  • free online lessons and lesson plans for every subject

After reviewing thousands of websites, the following sites have been selected as Homeschool.com's Top 100 Web Sites for 2008. These websites contain some of the best educational content on the Internet today. Best of all, almost all of these sites are free or have free sections.

Reference

Gateway Educational Materials
http://thegateway.org

Ed Helper
http://www.edhelper.com

Learning Page
http://www.learningpage.com

Britannica
http://www.britannica.com

Discovery School
http://school.discovery.com

Educator's Reference Desk
http://www.eduref.org

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org

Merit Badge Research Center
http://www.meritbadge.com

New York Times Learning Network
http://www.nytimes.com/learning

ThinkQuest
http://www.thinkquest.org

Miscellaneous

Autism Today
http://www.autismtoday.com

BBC Online Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/basic_skills.shtml

Ideal Lives
http://www.ideallives.com

Tutor.com
http://www.tutor.com

Math

Ask Dr. Math
http://mathforum.org/dr.math

The Math Worksheet Site
http://www.TheMathWorksheetSite.com

Math Goodies.com
http://www.mathgoodies.com

Math Playground
http://www.mathplayground.com

Mega-Mathematics
http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math

Purple Math
http://www.purplemath.com

Web Math
http://www.webmath.com

Science

BrainPOP
http://www.brainpop.com

Chem4Kids
http://www.chem4kids.com

Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu

HowStuffWorks
http://www.howstuffworks.com

Imagine the Universe!
http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov

InnerBody
http://www.InnerBody.com

Kids Dig Reed
http://www.kidsdigreed.com

Life Beyond Earth
http://www.pbs.org/lifebeyondearth

Science Friday
http://www.sciencefriday.com/kids

NASA Kids
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov

Neuroscience for Kids
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html

Nine Planets
http://www.nineplanets.org

Ocean Planet Home Page
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html

Sci4Kids
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids

StarChild
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov

The Electronic Zoo
http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm

The Franklin Institute: Learning Resources
http://sln.fi.edu

The MAD Scientist Network
http://www.madsci.org

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
http://yucky.kids.discovery.com

Try Science
http://www.tryscience.org

Arts & Crafts

Arts Workshop
http://www.childrensmuseum.org/artsworkshop/index.html

ArtsEDGE
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org

Art Lessons for All Grades
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/lessons.html

Inside Art
http://www.eduweb.com/insideart

Kinder Art
http://www.kinderart.com

Crayola
http://www.crayola.com

Kids Space
http://www.kids-space.org

Reading

Starfall
http://www.starfall.com

How To Learn
http://www.howtolearn.com

Bartleby.com
http://www.bartleby.com

Children's Literature Web Guide
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown

Pink Monkey
http://www.pinkmonkey.com

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.net

Wowio.com
http://www.wowio.com

Writing

ABC Teach
http://www.abcteach.com

CRAYON - Create Your Own Newspaper
http://crayon.net

Free Rice
http://www.freerice.com/index.php

Maggies Earth Adventures
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/adventure/grammar1.htm

Online Writing Guide
http://oswego.org/staff/tcaswell/wg/para.htm

Take Our Word.com
http://www.takeourword.com

The Write Site
http://www.writesite.org

What Makes a Good Story?
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/literature

Word Central
http://www.wordcentral.com

Geography and Virtual Travel

Amazon Interactive
http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html

Colonial Williamsburg: Electronic Field Trips
http://www.history.org/trips

CyberBee
http://www.cyberbee.com

Global Online Adventure Learning Site
http://www.goals.com/Index.htm

The Jason Project
http://www.jasonproject.org

Virtual Field Trips
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours

Xpeditions @ National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions

HyperHistory Online
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html

K-12 Africa Guide
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Home_Page/AFR_GIDE.html

Lewis and Clark
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark

Life in the Middle Ages
http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/mahome.htm

New Perspectives on the West
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest

States and Capitals
http://www.50states.com

The American Civil War Homepage
http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war

The Canada War Museum
http://www.civilization.ca/cwm/kidsection/cwmindexeng.html

The Civil War Homepage
http://www.civil-war.net

The Oregon Trail
http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html

Geography Worksheets
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/qt/geogprintables.htm

White House for Kids
http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids

Homeschooling

About Homeschooling
http://www.homeschooling.about.com

A to Z Home's Cool
http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/

Homeschool Blogger
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/home.php

Homeschool Buyers Co-Op
http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/

Homeschooling Forms
http://www.donnayoung.org

Homeschool Oasis
http://www.homeschooloasis.com/

The Well Trained Mind
http://www.welltrainedmind.com/

Educational Games

I know that
http://www.iknowthat.com

Study Stack
http://www.studystack.com

Spoonful
http://www.spoonful.com

Teach With Movies
http://www.teachwithmovies.org

The Smart Guide to Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.com

Fun Brain
http://www.funbrain.com

Study Spanish
http://www.studyspanish.com

By Kids For Kids
http://www.bkfk.com/

Family Travel

 

 

The above list of sites was selected by Homeschool.com Product Testers and gratefully sponsored by Keystone National High School.

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