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Fun Resources for Students

Science, Technology, and Math Resources

 
BrainPop - "Because the more you know, the more you know."
Kids Ahead - website packed with all kinds of resources, games, videos and links to local activities. 
Science Bob - Bob is a science teacher who loves to experiment. This websites offers videos, links, and plenty of ideas.
MathMovesU - Build skills with online games and virtual thrill rides.
Scratch - "Imagine, Program, Share"
SciJinks - "It's all about the weather." 
Bill Nye: the Science Guy - Entertaining episodes that cover all things science.

Reading 

Guys Read - Welcome to Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka. Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
LitPick - The latest in preteen and teen literature reviewed by a global community of students.
NoveList (teen) - Not sure what to read next? Start here. 
ReadingRants - Out of the ordinary book teen booklists:)
No Flying, No Tights - Librarians' reviews of comics, graphic novels, Japanese manga, and anime.
TeensRead -  "Dedicated to connecting each teen with finding just the right book." 
YA Books Central - "Great Michigan-based online YA book community."

Social Studies/History

Ben's Guide to the Government - Learn about the U.S. government through games and adventures.
Crash Course U.S. History - YouTube channel hosted by YA author, John Greene.  Fast-paced mini lessons.
USA.gov - Homework resource; information on making laws, presidents, and how the federal government works
iCivics - Become an active citizen. Learn how the government works and how to change the community through these civic simulations. 
If It Were My HomeCompare the life experiences of being born in other countries. Would you live longer? Have more children? Learn how your life would be different if you were not born in the United States.
(NEW!) The Wise Old Owl's Ultimate Guide to History Resources - compilation of  history resources organized by 

Test Prep and Skill Building

Learning Express Library -Test Prep/Jobs/Careers. Seven interactive learning centers of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, and skills building tools. 
HippoCampus - "Free educational resources for middle school through college."
Khan Academy - "You only have to know one thing - you can learn anything."
21 Things 4 Students - Activities and games to help students improve their technology proficiency.
A Guide to the Business of BabysittingLearn how to create a professional babysitting service. Resources include child development and child care information, business skills, and advertising.
Hour of Code - One-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.