Free online resources

Free sites

Free in the mail:

http://www.hhmi.org/order-materials - FREE DVD's, Magazines,
https://www.nutrientsforlife.org/teachers/curriculum/toolkit- Tons of information, wonderful teachers resource guide etc. great way to come up with more experiments on Fertilizer vs. compost, etc. you could even do some row crop vs. square foot gardening, etc. LOTS of stuff to work with!
https://www.clevelandfed.org/learning_center/online_activities/great_minds_think/-Finances/budgeting/etc.
http://www.dynamindspublishing.com/free/fed.html - economics, finance, money etc.
http://www.1011now.com/news/headlines/Union-Pacific-Gives-Teachers-History-Resources-169966966.html - Union pacific Railroad history/US
http://teachcoal.org/energy-and-you/coal-kits/- Free coal kit
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/index.htm
 http://stamps.org/stamps-teach-plus 
Has wonderful package they send out each year (currently site says it will open in September for ordering) cover's multiple subjects, wonderful stamps from around the world (caution: some stamps are graphic, although I haven't found any I find objectionable but that's a personal call)
http://www.naturalinquirer.org/ - Free magazine and science cards. wonderful selection!
Coding

https://scratch.mit.edu/
http://code.org/
http://www.codecademy.com/#!/exercises/0

Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr 
https://www.typing.com/ 
https://www.typingclub.com/ 



Cover's Multiple subjects - 

http://sheppardsoftware.com/
http://www.mobymax.com/ 
http://www.ck12.org/ 
http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/ 
 http://ed.ted.com/lessons
http://www.neok12.com/
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/index.html
http://kids.usa.gov/index.shtml
http://www.rebeccaruppresources.com/
http://www.education.com/

http://www.tlsbooks.com/
http://education-portal.com/academy/course/index.html 
http://bookunitsteacher.com/ 
http://www.kidslearningstation.com/ - free printables prek - k
http://superterrificgames.com/
http://www.socratica.com/browse
https://www.coursera.org/
http://www.nps.gov/teachers/curriculummaterials.htm
http://www.openculture.com/
http://wonderopolis.org/
http://www.learner.org/ http://www.factmonster.com/
https://www.khanacademy.org/ 


Economics

http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/foreducators/lesson_plans/
http://www.clevelandfed.org/learning_center/online_activities/great_minds_think/  - FREE activity book through the mail



Science - General

Youtube science channels: http://igamemom.com/youtube-channels-of-fun-science-for-kids/

http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/
http://scienceofeverydaylife.com/families/
http://kids.frontiersin.org/
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/index.html
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids-text.html - Water life cycle
http://easyscienceforkids.com/  - science for kids
http://vcell.ndsu.nodak.edu/animations/
http://phet.colorado.edu/
http://www.biology4kids.com/ K-12 science
http://www.physics4kids.com/ 
http://www.geography4kids.com/ 
http://www.cosmos4kids.com/ 
http://msnucleus.org/membership/guide/storybooks.html
http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/
http://education.usgs.gov/ 
http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/ 
http://www.charlesedisonfund.org/experiments/experiments-list.html 
http://www.kidsbiology.com/biology_basics/index.php

And for fun...Cryptozoology. A look at myth's and legends
http://cryptozoologymuseum.com/
http://www.cryptozoology.com/
http://www.unmuseum.org/lostw.htm
http://www.livescience.com/11328-rumor-reality-creatures-cryptozoology.html

Animals -  (includes habitat and exploring Nature info)
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
http://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/
http://seaworld.org/just-for-teachers/index.htm
http://test.glossopedia.org/arthropods/
http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/
http://www.sandiegozoo.org/zoo/education/curriculum
http://www.dynamic2moms.com/rainforestamazon.htm
http://www.savethemanatee.org/edmat.htm 

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/where.html
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/rainforests/rainforests-facts.xml
http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm#.UsYTTfY1AcY
 http://www.rainforestfoundation.org/commonly-asked-questions-and-facts
http://savetherainforest.com/experiments/
http://www.rainbird.com/documents/corporate/iuow/Rainforest-Curriculum.pdf
 http://www.ehow.com/info_8076809_fun-rainforest-science-experiments.html
http://www.nps.gov/olym/forkids/index.htm  - Stuff for kids in Olympic National Park, Washington's Temperate Rainforest
http://www.fws.gov/neighborhoodexplorers/

http://www.nwf.org/Kids/Ranger-Rick/Ranger-Ricks-Nature-Notebook/2013.aspx
http://web4.audubon.org/educate/kids/
http://a2zhomeschooling.com/explore/earth_science_kids/biomes/habitats_kids/
http://www.fcps.edu/AldrinES/websites/HabitatWebsites.pdf
http://www.earthskids.com/ek_science-pond-wetland.htm
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/african_savanna.htm
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/africansavanna/ 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/explore/savanna/savanna_overview_lo.html
http://kids.mongabay.com/ Rainforest





Oceans/marine science
http://web.vims.edu/bridge/?svr=1
http://www.seaperch.org/index
http://marinebio.org/marinebio/careers/
http://earthecho.org/educator-resources?gclid=CKvGi8Xrt8UCFU8HvAoddVoAWw
 http://oceanlink.island.net/teachers.html
 http://www.education.noaa.gov/tocean.html
http://www.forsea.org/
http://simpleschoolingclassroom.com/index.php/free/free-online-courses/457-oceans-parts-1-4
https://www.nsf.gov/news/classroom/biology.jsp


Geology
http://www.geosociety.org/educate/
http://education.usgs.gov/
http://geology.com/teacher/




Amphibians/Reptiles
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians.html
http://animals.about.com/od/reptiles/a/tenfactsreptiles.htm
http://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/reptiles
http://www.neok12.com/Reptiles.htm
http://www.reptileknowledge.com/articles/article19.php
http://www.turtlediary.com/kids-games/science-topics/reptiles-games.html
http://mrnussbaum.com/reptiles/
http://www.pbs.org/parents/wildkratts/activities/all-about-lizards/
http://www.makemegenius.com/cool-facts/amphibians-reptiles-100-interesting-facts-
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=339

Birds
http://biology.allaboutbirds.org/ 

Human Body
http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps 
https://www.biodigital.com/
http://www.innerbody.com/ 




Crime Scene Investigations
http://a2zhomeschooling.com/explore/chemistry_kids/csi_unit_study_forensics_for_kids/ 

Food/Gardening/nutrition 

http://www.coolfoodplanet.org/ 
http://www.gardeningwithkids.org/ 
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/firstgarden/
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/schoolgardens/resources/education_activities.shtml
http://www.nourishinteractive.com/nutrition-education-printables/category/9-kids-gardening-growing-healthy-food
http://globaltableadventure.com/countries-ive-cooked/- Recipes from around the world
http://showmethecurry.com/- Indian cooking

Grammar-reading-etc.
http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/
http://www.ellwood.goleta.k12.ca.us/GrammarGames/grammargames.html
http://englishgrammar101.com/
http://www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx
http://www.progressivephonics.com/
http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ 
http://www.k12reader.com/ 

https://www.vocabulary.com/

  Unit studies (premade) - 

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/
http://www.iamhomeschooling.com/unit-studies
http://www.unitstudy.com/
http://www.parents.com/blogs/homeschool-den/- fun short unit sheets, in multiple subjects

Educational games -

http://www.thekidzpage.com/learninggames/


 Geography

 Awesome America Has some great pictures and information on each state. 
 http://flagpedia.net/index
http://discoverymoments.com/continent-boxes/
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/quiz/2014/jan/20/spot-the-city-skyline-quiz
http://www.geo-cube.eu/
http://www.ducksters.com/geography/usgeography.php
http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/geography_games/north-america.html
http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/
http://www.whatwasthere.com/ 
http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb//pubs/teachers-packets/mapadventures/malessn1.html 

France
http://freehomeschoollessons.weebly.com/geography-france-unit-study.html 
http://homeschoolfrench.com/blog/ 
http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/france-facts.html
http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/france
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/france.html

Dinosaurs - 
 http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/ - University of California Museum of Paleontology lots of fun and cool information!
http://www.interpatagonia.com/paleontologia/hallazgos_i.html  Patagonia Argentina Dino info and other cool stuff!
http://dinosaurs.about.com/ More cool dinosaur stuff
http://www.rebeccaruppresources.com/?p=5713


Solar system
http://www.planet-science.com/
http://www.windows2universe.org/
http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/
http://www.examiner.com/article/excellent-free-astronomy-classes-and-lesson-plans-online
 http://kidsastronomy.com/

Math
http://gregtangmath.com/
http://www.mathfactcafe.com/

Music
http://www.classicsforkids.com/ 
https://www.hoffmanacademy.com/  (free online piano lessons)

Language Arts

Poets/poetry 
 http://www.dltk-holidays.com/spring/poem/
http://www.progressivephonics.com/
http://www.americanfolklore.net/index.html 


Foreign Language/Sign Language
http://www.memrise.com/home/ 
http://www.duolingo.com/
http://www.lifeprint.com/
http://www.french-games.net/
http://gale.powerspeak.com/ - may be available through your library
http://www.mangolanguages.com/ - also may be available through your library - large selection of languages
http://www.early-advantage.com/trialoptin/ - available for a fee online, or possibly free through library
French specific - http://www.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/ - has a free trial to try before you buy. The girls really enjoyed it. Probably worth the $99 per year cost.
Spanish specific - http://www.spanishtown.ca/ FREE
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/ 


Native American Heritage
http://www.nps.gov/history/americanindian/
http://ailanet.org/activities/american-indian-youth-literature-award/
http://www.ihs.gov/heritageMonth/index.cfm?module=history

History
http://www.timemaps.com/ 
http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/kids/preload.htm
http://www.history.com/shows/classroom/articles/study-guides 
http://www.mission-us.org/
http://www.civilwar.org/education/teachers/curriculum/
http://www.ancientchina.co.uk/menu.html
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/
http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Main_Page/
http://ancient-greece.org/
 http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-greece
http://greece.mrdonn.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_the_Ancient_World
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/a_history_of_ancient_rome.htm
http://www.crystalinks.com/rome.html
http://eawc.evansville.edu/ropage.htm
http://www.missedinhistory.com/ 
http://www.history.com/topics/middle-ages 


Art/Crafts

http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/
http://www.redtedart.com/

Artists  - some of our favorites - and yes, some sites may contain nude paintings...
http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/explore-the-collection
http://www.leonardoda-vinci.org/
http://www.michelangelo-gallery.org/
http://www.holland.com/us/tourism/article/history-of-the-dutch-masters.htm
http://www.essentialvermeer.com/
http://www.pablopicasso.org/
http://www.claudemonetgallery.org/
http://www.frida-kahlo-foundation.org/
http://www.georgiaokeeffe.net/
http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/rococo/Elisabeth-Vigee-Lebrun.html
http://www.marycassatt.org/


Civics

https://www.icivics.org/
http://www.dynamindspublishing.com/form/index.php


Ancient Egypt
http://guardians.net/
http://bookunitsteacher.com/ancient_egypt/egypt.htm

World Cultures
http://kidworldcitizen.org/
http://www.growingupglobal.net/ Book/Info for purchase.
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3721.Best_Multicultural_Books_for_Children
http://www.worldoftales.com/Australian_folktales.html- Tales from Australia and other countries
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education

Castles
http://www.castlesontheweb.com/

Info for sensory boxes: fun idea to keep the kids active
http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/month-by-month-sensory-bins/


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