Many parents are looking outside textbooks and workbooks to strengthen their child’s learning. However, finding curriculum resources online can be an exhausting task at times. Many feel overwhelmed and are unsure of where to begin looking. In this article, you will find twenty websites to get you off to a great start in your search.
This is sure to be a favorite site for curriculum. This site is geared toward middle school to high school students. There are ten subjects taught at this site, Algebra, American Government, Calculus, Biology, Physics, Religion, Environmental Science, Psychology, Statistics, and US History. There are interactive videos and worksheets along with text and a textbook list with each subject. This is a great site to help re-enforce their textbook curriculum.
This site has a variety of interactive math explanations. Subjects at this site include Basic Math, Fractions, Decimals, Integers, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, and so much more. There are interactive worksheets as well as games. So if you or your child needs extra help in understanding a math application, check out this site.
Designed for K-8 grade, you will find interactive games that your kids will love. They won’t even realize they are learning. All games are sorted by grade level and subjects. They also have online books like the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and a variety of comics. My favorite is the Sudoku section. I have used this site with my own children for over 9 years.
Kids Know It
This site is not a small site at all. There is so much to choose from. Some subjects include Biology, Astronomy, Geography, Geology, Spelling, History, Dinosaurs, Language Arts and much more. What is wonderful about this site is not just the large selection, but the fact that they have educational song to help children learn facts. This site also includes interactive games.
Perhaps you have younger children and need something that is more geared toward Pre-K through 3rd grade. There are just a few things to use with the older kids but this site is really more for the younger kids. There are ABC Activities, Phonics, Grammar, Math, Social Studies, Science, and more. There is a good bit of the site that is free but you won’t be disappointed with full member access. The membership fee is $40 per year or $70 for two years per individual. Group rates are available. With membership you have access to over 20,000 worksheets, access to more subjects, worksheet generator, and more.
This is another site focused toward the younger kids. Just like ABC Teach, some of the site is free but you get more access with a paid membership. Unlike ABC Teach, membership is only $20 per year. There are too many subjects to list, but they have almost every topic and unit study that you could need. They even have foreign language and Paleontology.
There is a wealth of information at this site. There are over 11,000 worksheets for a variety of grade levels. You will also find tons of activities, theme units, and a variety of teacher resources.
This site covers basic subjects from Pre-K to High School. It even has Foreign Language and test prep. Basically there is a wealth of information and curriculum at this site. To access the whole site, you will have to become a member for $39.98 per year.
Math is Fun
Math is fun is an excellent name for this site. Kids will have fun while they learn. This site covers topics such as numbers, measurement, money, algebra, geometry, data, and much more.
Do you want to bring dissection home to your child without the mess? This website has a variety of virtual dissections in 3D. You are able to try a demo of a frog dissection before purchasing the dissection software. They have not only frog dissection available but squid, starfish, fetal pig, cow eye, owl pellet, and Mendelian Pea. Homeschool annual license fee of $30.
The Teacher’s Cafe
Here at the Teacher’s Cafe you will find worksheets and online resources for a variety of subjects. This is a great site for any homeschooling parent. There is even a section about testing and management.
This site is great for learning fun facts about the states. This site also includes photos and travel information. It even covers brief history for each state including original Native American tribes that inhabited the area.
This is a simple site that gives students demographic information on all 50 states. It even includes statistical facts that will be useful for parents and student to know.
E-Learning 4 Kids
This site has interactive cartoons and activities for ages 5-12. Subjects include math, language arts, science, health and life skills, computers skills and more.
Tramline Virtual Field Trips
Do you want to take a field trip without leaving home? At Tramline’s website they have approximately thirty-five virtual field trips to choose from. This covers a variety of subjects for a wide range of grade levels as well as adults.
Internet 4 Classrooms
Still looking for more virtual field trips? Here is a website that lists a variety of website to go to for virtual websites and educational videos.
Human Anatomy Online
Here is a website that helps the student learn more about what each system is composed of. These systems include skeletal, digestive, muscular, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive, nervous, cardiovascular, urinary, female reproductive, and male reproductive. This is a great addition to the curriculum you already use.
Free World U
At Free World U, you will find interactive curriculum for grades K-12. There are even Pre-Medical and Medical School classes to choose from. You can even initiate the Super Learning feature and it will play classical music while your child studies.
A Book in Time
This website has variety of games and activities to help your child learn more about History. There are activities in General History, World History, US History, and Geography.
This site has a variety of interactive quizes. Some of the subjects included are: Multiplication, Algebra, US History, US Geography, SAT vocabulary, World Geography, Element Symbols, and so much more. This site is geared toward grades K-12.
There are so many websites out there that well help your child learn in all areas. In fact, there are new websites popping up all the time. Although, the search may be a bit time consuming, it is well worth it. This is especially the case when you find an excellent website that not only enhances the current curriculum used, but sparks a child’s imagination and love of learning.