Resources

Resources for Parents and Students

Science:

Science Fair Buddies: This website offers over 1,000 different science fair topics and helpful advice on complete a successful project.
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

Science News for Students: Science News is just that- news that focuses on science, but from a young person's point of view.  Always full of current events and things important to young people, they offer a variety of news articles categorized by the many different fields of science.  
https://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students

Discovery Education Science Fair Central: This website offers step-by-step instructions on how to complete a great science fair project.  It also offers 100's of science fair topics to choose from.  
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/?pID=fair

NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration)- This is the homepage for NASA.  The links for their missions can be found at the very top of the homepage under the title "MISSIONS".  Lots of other information can be found here about outer space in general.  There is also a kids club that you can join, or research scholarships for school.  
http://www.nasa.gov/

Research:

Easy Bib Research: This is a website strictly for research.  It works like a search engine, but is only for research topics.  EasyBib will also help with citation of references, making your reference list or bibliography a breeze.  
Home Page- 
http://research.easybib.com/

APA Quick Guide, with examples- 
http://content.easybib.com/citation-guides/apa-format/quick-guide/#.VFpjxh00WSo

MLA Citation Guide, with blank fields- 
http://www.easybib.com/apa-format/magazine-article-citation

NWEA:

NWEA Reading Practice: http://www.sowashco.org/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/reading.htm

NWEA Math Practice: 
http://www.sowashco.org/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org

PARCC

PARCC Practice Tests:
http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/

Reading:

Mc Graw Hill Wonders: www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com

Students (K-5) can login and access their McGraw Hill Wonders textbooks and online resources. This is for students that have a Username and Password assigned by their teacher.

The Lexile Framework: Finding the right book for your reading level:
https://lexile.com

Storyline Online: Popular books read by Celebrities
http://www.storylineonline.net

The Chicago Public Library
http://www.chipublib.org

Educational Games:

ABCYA: for students in grades K-5
http://abcya.com

 

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