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SCL: Teen Homework Help
  • Teen Homework Help

Homework Help.  Ahhhhhhh! Is there no end to this dreaded Homework? Soon enough, but until that time here's some really great sites that'll help you build some strong brains and maybe even lessen the pain and confusion created by even your favorite teacher.


Schoolwork.ugh Great basic site. Get started in the wonderful world of homework!

FactMonster  A little lighter that the ones above but, a bit more fun.

 

Art and Music:

 

English:

  • Classic Reader   Read and search a large collection of classic books online by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others.
  • MLA Citation   Cornell University outlines the most used Modern Language Association citation formats.
  • Research and Documentation Online    Find detailed information for citing online sources, including MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE styles.
  • Teen Lit   Publish your own poetry, essays and short stories.
  • CliffsNotes    Read a large selection of literature notes online free.
  • SparkNotes    Get study guides online for English, history, math, science, and many other subject areas.
  • Journaling Arts    Journal using creative techniques and ideas.
  • Writing Prompts    Find inspiration for creative journaling and writing from the Creativity Portal.
  • Writing the Journey    Try out this online journaling workshop.

 

History:

  • dMarie Time Capsule   Create your own online time capsule.  Enter a date, pick from the top headlines and famous people born, top hits, top TV shows, hot new toys released, and top books released. 
  • HyperHistory    HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with interactive lifelines, timelines, and maps.
  • History Place    Presents a fact-based approach to the history of humanity.
  • Beehive History Help    Select from general history, ancient history, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, on through to the present.
  • Digital History    Roam through time with this extensive history resource.

 

Reference:  

  • Librarian's Internet Index   Find high quality websites covering current events and issues, holidays and seasons, helpful tools for information users, human interest, and more.
  • Internet Public Library TeenSpace   Get homework help, career information, reading lists and lots of fun links at this site for teens.
  • Infoplease Homework Center   Covers geography, history, language arts, math, science, social studies and more.
  • Bartleby.com     Search their online books of quotations, biographies, encyclopedias, fact books, and classic literature.
  • Guinness Book of World Records    Be amazed by the Web version of the popular record book. Includes a place to submit your own records and record attempts.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook   Learn about all the different types of careers and how to get involved in them with this tool from the US Bureau of Labor Services.

 

Fun and Entertainment:

  • Internet Movie Database    Find movie plot summaries, cast lists, actor biographies, trivia, awards, and quotations.
  • Letterboxing    Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp art in a treasure hunt style outdoor activity.  
  • Puzzlemaker    Create crosswords, mazes, math puzzles, word searches and more!
  • Homework Spot Study Break   Take a break from your studies and play games, read magazines, check out the latest news, and take a virtual field trip.

 

Books to Read:  

Looking for a good read? Check out this online booklist:

 

Math:  

  • Abacus: the Art of Counting with Beads    Learn the history, function, and art of the Abacus.
  • Martindale's Calculators Online    Find over 20,000 different calculator links. A huge resource for nearly calculation need imaginable.
  • Ask Dr. Math    Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for math students and their teachers.
  • Math.com   Find definitions, in-depth descriptions, examples and workout problems for basic math topics.
  • Crucial.com.au Explore links to helpful math and science websites from all over the world.

 

Science:

  • Science Buddies Use the Topic Selection Wizard to help you find science projects that are of interest to you. Plus a Project How-To Guide to take you step by step through your project and an Ask an Expert forum for those science questions you just can’t answer.
  • Science Fair Central    Find what you need to know to create a great science fair project….brought to you by the Discovery Channel.
  • Ultimate Science Fair Resource    Get help with science fair projects, science fair ideas, tips on carrying out science experiments, and creating winning science fair projects. Sponsored by the Society for Amateur Scientists.
  • Scientific American Frontiers    Explore more of the world and its wonders presented by the popular television show.
  • Exploratorium   Visit online the museum of science, art and human perception.
  • How Stuff Works    Ever wonder how space elevators, electromagnets or zippers work? Find answers here.
  • Nova Online    Follow up information from programs seen on the PBS Nova television program.
  • Why Files   Get more facts about subjects discussed in the daily news.
  • Crucial.com.au Explore links to helpful math and science websites from all over the world.
  • Einstein – Sites celebrating 100 year anniversary of E=mc²:  
    • Einstein's Big Idea   Explore a multitude of resources gathered by PBS for their special presentation based on David Bodanis’ bestselling book E=mc²: Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation.
    • Einstein-Image and Impact   Read about Einstein's astounding theory of relativity and his discovery of the quantum, his thoughtful philosophy, and his rise above a turbulent life including marriages and exile.

 

Projects:

Some of your teachers ask you to do projects that can seriously bend your mind. Well here at the Stanislaus County Library we're collecting sites that will help you with these specific projects.  If you have a project that you're having a tough time with drop us a line and we'll try to add it to this list.

 

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Revised: April 8, 2013
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