From Tap In Leadership Academy
Some fun, educational websites for scholars!
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Websites with a little bit of everything
- Purpose Games -- a lot of really great educational games, most of which deal with Geography and worldwide social issues.
- Sporcle has tons of quizzes and trivia.
- Quiz hub has lots of quiz games to help you practice everything from Spanish to Chemistry.
- Free Rice Develop your vocabulary through quizzes while getting the site's advertisers to donate to the World Food Programme.
- It's My Life -- games and articles for middle schoolers from PBS.
- A+ Research and Writing -- learn how to write great papers.
- Learning Adventures -- explore history, science, and more!
- FactMonster -- Homework help, cool facts, and more!
- Kids.gov Teen Area
Arts, Crafts and Music
- Craft Zine -- a good source for DIY projects and crafts.
- Feel like a trip to the museum? Google Art Project Allows you to go to tons of art museums --on the internet!
- Balloon Art -- Learn how to twist balloons into animals and shapes, and see other people's balloon art.
- Exploring Leonardo -- Learn about Leonardo da Vinci, the famous artist and inventor.
- Drive of your Life -- A game where you can explore your career options while building a custom car.
- A book a minute -- quick and hilarious versions of classic books.
- Fun with words -- "dedicated to amusing quirks, peculiarities, and oddities of the English language: wordplay."
- Explore countries of the world at National Geographic Kids.
- Lizard Point Geography Quizzes -- some of these are pretty tricky!
- Children's Encyclopedia of Women - biographies of many famous women, all chosen and written by kids.
- Khan Academy has a ton of videos and games with clear explanations of everything mathematical.
- Vi Hart makes YouTube videos about awesome mathematical doodles.
- Middle School Math Games at Math-Play.com. Play online basketball, jeopardy, pirate, and board games while brushing up on your math skills!
- Math Apprentice -- In this game, you can use graphs to design roller coasters, trigonometry to create animations, and statistics to run a bakery.
- Puzzles.com -- gazillions of puzzles. Some of them are pretty easy, but some of them are pretty tricky! You can print them out, but you can also play a lot of them online.
- Math in Daily Life -- Yup! Math can actually be useful. This site talks about how you can use it for cooking, decorating, and other cool things.
- Brain Bashers has brain teasers, puzzles, and optical illusions galore.
- Abacus -- learn about the history and art of this ancient bead calculator.
- Math and Money from FactMonster. Everything from Addition and Subtraction to Factorials and Square Roots to how ships measure the ocean.
- Love Your Dog -- learn how to take good care of your dog
- ZooBorns -- adorable baby animals you wish were your pets!
- Sing about Science Don't want to look through a microscope all day to get your science fix? Sing a song about it instead!
- Hubble Space Telescope See the gorgeous pictures of stars, galaxies, and nebulae taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
- MIT Videos Wacky science from real scientists at MIT.
- The Periodic Table of Comic Books -- full pages from comic books that talk about each of the elements on the periodic table.
- Amusement Park Physics -- learn the science behind roller coasters and other rides.
- Our Solar System, from National Geographic
- Infrared Zoo -- see what all your favorite animals look like under infrared light.
- Smithsonian Science Blog -- read about the latest questions and discoveries in science.
- Learning Adventures has some cool science activities.
Technology and Engineering
- The world's 10 tallest skyscrapers -- compare the world's ten tallest buildings. To learn more about skyscrapers, go to the main page.
- Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century -- Learn about the invention of cars, the Internet, lasers, and more.