Online Resources


Select a subject below for a list of free, online resources.

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Field Trips


ABCYa – Literacy and math games Grades TK-5.

Anagram Solver – A tool to help students learn vocabulary and solve anagrams.

Dogo News – Student news sites with many images and video to accompany articles. Articles can be sorted by a subject of interest, interest levels range from third through eighth grade. Offers a computer-generated audio reading in an adjustable voice.

Fun Brain – Reading and grammar games.

Just Books Read Aloud – Read-alouds by Reading Level.

Kate Messener – Read, wonder, and learn! Favorite authors & illustrators share resources for learning anywhere.

Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry 4 Kids – Read, Write,!

Kodable – Programming for kids K-5.

Learning 4 Kids – An online resource where parents, educators and teachers can find a useful box of activities and play ideas to do with their children that will also help promote learning and development that are fun.

PBS Kids – Educational videos, games, and tips for children and parents. 

PBS Learning for Preschoolers – Offers lessons, interactives, audio, and websites to foster preschool learning and development.

Reading Partners – Visit “Take Action” Resources for Families for literacy engagement resources and tips. 

Reading Rockets – Learn different ways to help your children grow as readers, writers, and learners. 

Seussville – All Thing Dr. Seuss.

Sports Illustrated Kids – Sports news just for kids.

Storyline Online – Digital read-alouds for all ages.
Unite for Literacy – Non-fiction for little learners.

Wonderopolis – A question of the day blog that provides answers to frequently asked student questions. Includes texts with a read-to-me function and a paired video.


ABCYa – Literacy and math games Grades TK-5.

Early Family Math – View activities for families, including games, puzzles, and investigations. 

Family Math Night – Explore ways to have a Family Math Night at home (grades K-5). 

Fun Brain – Math Games with grade level recommendations.

Math at Home – Math resources for families and students. 

Math Playground – Games sorted by topic/math strand.

Open Up – Math resources for grades 6-8.

PBS Kids – Math games for little learners.

Todos – Mathematics games or programs to help children understand and apply mathematical ideas through play. 

Young Mathematicians – Games to play with youngest learners that build mathematical ideas. 

Physical Education

GoNoodle – This website gets kids moving.

Headspace For Kids- A great website for kids to practice meditation and calming exercises.


Exploratorium – Explore and play with different exhibits – shadows, tornadoes, and more. 

Funology – Discover different ways to engage in ‘fun’ through crafts, recipes, and art.
HowToSmile – STEM activities.

Museum of Science + Industry Games

NASA Kids Club – Play games and learn about NASA. 

National Geographic Kids –  Play games while learning about weird and true facts: animals, habitats, reptiles, and more.   

Phet Simulations – Interactive simulations for math and science.

Science Kids – Enjoy fun games while learning more about science and technology.
Steve Spangler Science - Science experiments you can do at home with a few items around your house.

"Stuck At Home" Science - Activities from the California Science Center.

TIME for Kids – Current events.
Weather Adventures – Named SciJinks, inspires and engages students to learn about weather, satellite meteorology and Earth science. There are fun articles, games, and videos that are targeted toward middle- and high-school aged students. 

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations – Takes students back into history to see human civilization as it first looked. 

Ancient Egyptian Pyramids  – Explore the pyramids online. 

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government – U.S. Government information and social studies games, hosted by a friendly Ben Franklin.

Ducksters – History education website.

History for Kids – Find cool games, videos, and historical events that will help you understand those who have gone before us. 

iCivics – Interactive games that help students learn more about History.

Social Studies Online Games – Access primary games, puzzles, and videos in a variety of subject areas. 
Vikings Lessons from BBC – Play games for ages 3 to 16+ through a variety of topics, specifically Vikings. 
World Maps – Play geography games and gain a mental map of the world's continents, countries, capitals, and landscapes.


Dance Mat Typing – Improve touch typing and speed.

Keyboarding Zoo – Keyboard practice for grades K-2.

Online Typing Tutorial – Learn to type.

Virtual Field Trips

Aquarium of the Pacific – Online programming of exhibits and animals.

Aquarium of the Pacific Webcams – Peek into the lives of playful penguins, sleek sharks in the Shark Lagoon, the graceful sea nettles, the bustling Tropical Reef, the serene Honda Blue Cavern, and the intriguing coral predators. 

NASA – Explore our solar system or tour the galaxy.

VR/360 – Video Collection

Discovery Education – Free virtual field trips site with videos and companion that cover a variety of ideas and subjects.

FarmFood 360 – Virtual tours of different Canadian farms.

Folly Farm Sloth Cam – Witness the serene existence of two-toed sloths residing in Sloth Forest, a habitat created as a comfortable “sloth retirement home.”

Google Arts and Culture – A collaboration with over 1,200 leading museums and archives, Google Arts and Culture is a storehouse of monumental works of art. 

Google Earth – Offers a great way to see the entire Earth, literally. Beyond being a great place to spend hours just looking at our planet, it also offers virtual field trips via the “Voyager” function. 

GRACE Gorilla Forest Corridor – This cam goes inside the gorilla forest corridor in the Democratic Republic of Congo while connecting the habitat with the night quarters at the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center (GRACE).

International Wolf Center – The cool wolf-pack cam live-broadcasts the adventures of four ambassador wolves: Denali, Boltz, Axel, and Grayson. The exhibit stretches across 1.25 acres and includes two dens, a filtered pond, and a forested area.

Johnson Space Center – Houston, we have a virtual field trip. Three, actually. The star of the show is the behind-the-scenes tour of the Johnson Space Center.

MetKids – This site from New York City's Museum of Metropolitan Art lets kids explore the famous museum with an interactive map.

Mount Rushmore – This virtual tour comes with a real tour guide! Blaine Kortemeyer is the Assistant Chief of Interpretation and Education, who lends his expertise on the building of this national monument. The 3D Explorer is also an excellent tool.

National Parks and Museums – Visit Badlands, Wind Cave, and more. 

Reid Park Zoo – Located in Tucson, Arizona, this zoo features a variety of delightful zoo cams designed to give kids a virtual zoo tour of the elephants, giraffes, grizzly bears, lions, and more.

San Diego Zoo – The San Diego Zoo has a “Watch and Learn” section on its website. Check out the fantastic zoo cams including the burrowing-owl cam, giraffe cam, elephant cam, and many more.

Smithsonian’s National Zoo – Check out animal zoo cams that share a glimpse into the daily lives of black-footed ferrets, naked mole rats, giant pandas, and more.

Tembe Elephant Park – Tembe Elephant Park is located in a remote area of South Africa. Renowned for having the largest elephants in the world, these zoo cams offer sights such as sand forests and wetlands, leopards, rhinos, and, of course, elephants.

Tour of Italy – Visit Italian museums for free.

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