Homework & Research

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Homework Help

Tutor.com – The K-12 Student Center, College Center and Adult Career Center from Tutor.com includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in just about any subject. A live, online tutoring and resume writing service is also available. Library Card needed to access.

FactMonster Homework Center Infoplease is the world’s largest free reference site. Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Almanacs, and Homework Help on English, math, history, geography, science, and language arts.

 

Mathematics

A+ Math – Interactive math resources for teachers, parents, and students featuring free math worksheets, math games, math flashcards, and more.

Mathematics Center – A guide to Houghton-Mifflin/Harcourt math workbooks.

Webmath – This site offers help with math homework in an interactive way. You find the category that applies to your math problem and enter the particulars. Webmath will get the answer and show you how to do the problem.

 

Social Studies

Colonial History and Life – Experience life in early America at PBS.org

Native Americans – Lists in alpha order all Native American Nations and links to them along with information about each

Native Americans – Museum of the Native American Resource Center

Congress for Kids – This web site is designed for students in fourth grade through high school, but everyone will find it fun and useful.  Learn about Congress and our government with the interactive tour and colorful illustrations.

 

Science and Science Fair Projects

Science Buddies: Looking for inspiration for a science fair project? Science Buddies has over 1,150 Project Ideas in all areas of science.

Exploratorium Hands-on Activities – This site by the Exploratorium Science Museum, contains instructions for more than 500 simple experiments that you can do at home.  These experiments range from building telescopes and rain sticks to making mummies and paper airplanes.

Science Facts on Science Kids – Learn interesting earth facts, amazing chemistry facts, cool space facts, funny facts about animals and much more.

National Geographic Homework Help – Expert homework help from National Geographic! Here you’ll find fact-filled features that are perfect for homework, presentations and reports. Categories include animals, history, culture, maps, geography, art, science and nature.

 

Writing Reports

How to Write a Book Report: A nice summary of how to write an effective book report.

EasyBib — An intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. EasyBib is not only accurate, fast, and comprehensive, but helps educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers.

 

Technology

Typing Tutor for Beginning Typists – For typing speed and accuracy, practice makes perfect. At this free web site, you will find typing tests to measure your current speed –New Typing Test– and typing drills for all skill levels –New Typing Tutor. For those interested in learning to use the numeric keypad, click on Ten-Key Tutor or Ten-Key Test.

 

Learn Something!

Khan Academy – A not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Lynda.com – Now access free self-paced training tutorials covering hundreds of subjects including marketing, design, video, photography, web development, programming, and software instruction, just to name a few.

Make Magazine – Search tutorials and contribute your ideas and inventions while learning to make and create!

 

 

Research with Library Online Databases

To get to the databases from home, please click on “Connect from Home” and enter your Fairfield Public Library barcode number when asked for your password .

Tutor.com
The K-12 Student Center, College Center and Adult Career Center from Tutor.com includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in just about any subject. A live, online tutoring and resume writing service is also available. Library Card needed to access.
Primary Search
Full-text articles from 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines.
Facts.com
Leading source for information about world events, issues, statistics and people for the past 20 years. It includes special features such as maps, photographs, historic documents and headline news stories from Reuters, updated every hour, and archived for 2 weeks.  Now includes the World Almanac.  Enter your Fairfield Public Library barcode number at the login screen of this database to gain access.
Little Pim
Little Pim is an adorable panda who will help your kids learn a new language.
Muzzy
Muzzy, the BBC Language Course for Children is great for teachers, schools, and even entire school districts.