Helpful Homework Links
National Geographic Kids is a great source for all kinds of information on history, science, the environment, the animal kingdom, geography, and news. It offers educational games, videos, photos, and crafts as well, which helps to make learning fun and interesting for students of all ages! There is even a "Little Kids" section and it's Curiosityville, a learning world for children ages 3 to 8 and their families. Using games and activities featuring loveable characters, as well as innovative technology, Curiosityville's goal is to help parents become great teachers and children excellent learners!

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper is an excellent collection of websites on subjects including art/music, computer science, foreign languages, math, science, social studies, and more that can be useful when needing to find an answer on almost any subject! BJ's slogan is "If you can't find it here, you just can't find it!"

The Homework Spot is a collection of websites which can be useful for students from kindergarten through high school. The Homework Spot's team of educators, librarians and journalists  complied what they believe to be the best resources for English, math, science, history, art, music, technology, foreign language, college prep, health, life skills, and extracurricular activities.

IPL2 for Kids is a great resource for students of all ages. You can find information on almost any topic and if you have a question you can always use their "Ask an ipl2 Librarian" feature!

Great Websites for Kids!
The Association for Library Services to Children recently added new links to their list of great websites for kids. According to the American Library Association, great sites are appropriate for the intended audience, have personality and strength of character, and share meaningful and useful content that educates, informs or entertains. The following are websites we thought members of the Baker Free Library and their children might enjoy:

The Association for Library Service to Children  (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more outstanding websites to Great Websites for Kids, which is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Learn about animals, the arts, history, science, and so much more on any of these fantastic websites! is a great website for parents and kids that aims to make math a fun part of kid's everyday lives by offering one new math problem on their website each day. offers videos, games, ebooks, music, and other interactive tools gathered from trusted resources across the internet for educators and families to use in support of early learning and development from birth to age five. is a design resource dedicated to the education of future designers. Whether it be the design of architecture, fashion, graphics, interiors, books, films, animation, or theater their goal is to inspire youth to create and think outside the box. is a terrific resource for parents and teachers, offering lesson plans and online learning games to use at home and in the classroom.

For a complete list of websites click here!

Fun to ReadIt's Fun to Read! (for younger readers)
A great site with music, poetry, stories, magic and more....

Merriam WebsterGRAMMAR - Word Central from Merriam Webster
Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun.
Introducing…Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.
Free educational games, online books and comics. More than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.

An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task.
Either way, your essay will have the same basic format.
If you follow a few simple steps, you will find that the essay almost writes itself. You will be responsible only for supplying ideas, which are the important part of the essay anyway.

Math MysteriesMaths Chase
Welcome to Maths Chase - where we make math learning more fun for everyone with simple games that help children learn their addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. You can increase your speed as you get better. Try not to get caught by the chaser!!

Discovery EducatinoDiscovery Education - Math
If you get the Discovery Channel at home, you know that they provide great educational programs. Well, their website is just as good! You will find videos that walk through all of the basic math functions - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Check it out!

Math MysteriesMath Maven's Mysteries
Calling all math detectives! Mysteries are popping all over town, and our chief sleuth needs your help to crack each case. Solve "the Cafeteria Caper", "The Pilfered Pizza", Mystery at the Peculiar Zoo", and many more!

Dr. MathAsk Dr. Math
Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as summaries of Frequently Asked Questions.

cellsCells Alive!
Great graphics on this site, including animations of cells. There are some puzzles as well, and just let me warn you - they are addicting. I spent 15 minutes putting together the streptococcus puzzle.

Science of BaseballExploratorium - The Science of Baseball
You didn't think there was any science to baseball? Think again! Check your reaction time to see if you could hit a baseball thrown at 95 miles per hour. Other fun stuff including activities and experiments.

Earthquakes for KidsEarthquakes for Kids
A great site - from the U.S. Geological Survey. Everything you've ever wanted to know about earthquakes, including information about the latest quakes, science fair project ideas, the science of earthquakes, and earthquake ABC's.
There are even earthquake pictures, animatinos, and puzzles & games...check it out!

Here kids of all ages can have fun learning and exploring the world around us. NASA brings you an exciting way to look at our Sun and Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond.
Come and explore your world and beyond through NASA's eyes. Experience an inspiring view of science with games, activities, movies, and even resources to help you with your homework.

(Central Intelligence Agency) - This page shows each countries flags; you can also click on the country name for more facts.

Kids in the HouseKids in the House
The Kids in the House Web site is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Our mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States government to students of all age levels. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government - For KidsBens Guide to US Government
Hello, kids! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Benjamin Franklin. I will be your guide throughout this site. You probably know me best as a Founding Father and from my "shocking" kite experiment.
I have been chosen to represent GPO Access since I was involved in setting up the first public library in America and my work during the early days of government printing has led some people to give me the honorary title of "first public printer" of the United States.

Fact MonsterFact Monster Social Studies Homework Center
This is a great site, with all sorts of information on the government, the United States, and the World. While you're there, you might want to check out all of the other homework help resources in math, science and more.

Laws may be initiated in either chamber of Congress, the House of Representatives or the Senate. Learn how the process works.

Type to search the Internet and explore! Kids Search is the safest & funnest way to search the Internet.

Fact MonsterFact Monster (from Information Please)
Very complete site, covering the world, the U.S., people, sports, science, math & money, words, and more. Has a special homework center, an almanac, an atlas, a dictionary and encyclopedia. There are games and quizzes to. Check it out!