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Intermediate Resources

Welcome to the Resource Page for grades 5 - 8!!


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Quizlet - create your own online flashcards using your vocabulary words and your definitions, free account, share a link with your students to access the cards they have already made


Art
Draw a Stick Man - free interactive story.  You draw a stick figure, the computer will animate it.  You continue drawing additional items as the story develops. 

Google Art Project - Explore and tour art museums from around the world.  You can navigate around the exhibits and zoom in to some of the art work.  Really great way to take a virtual tour of some amazing museums!! 


Language Arts/Reading
Barnes & Noble Online Storytime - Several stories read by well known personalities.  Illustrations from the books are displayed as the text is read aloud.  Click the Scale Video link to expand to full screen.

Draw a Stick Man - free interactive story.  You draw a stick figure, the computer will animate it.  You continue drawing additional items as the story develops. 

EZ School Games - free interactive games for English, Math, Science, Social, and Foreign Languages.  Sort by subject or grade level.  Great for a SMARTboard!

Reading MAP RIT Score Activities - Links to interactive activities based on MAP test RIT scores, not grade level.  There are links in all 4 strands of reading.  Great for helping students practice and improve their knowledge in a specific area.  Created by South Washington County Schools.

Storyline Online - Members of the Screen Actors Guild read a variety of picture books online.  Each book also has activities and questions to use for follow up and discussion.


Math 
EZ School Games - free interactive games for English, Math, Science, Social, and Foreign Languages.  Sort by subject or grade level.  Great for a SMARTboard!

IXL MathMath Practice activities for grades PreK - 8, plus Algebra.  You can search for skills by grade level or topic.  These are interactive practice activities, clearly labeled.  Students could practice on their own or use it as a class wide activity.

Math MAP RIT Score Activities - Links to interactive activities based on MAP test RIT scores, not grade level.  There are links to activities in all 4 strands of math.  Great for helping students practice and improve their knowledge in a specific area.  Created by South Washington County Schools.

Mangahigh - Games based math teaching resource, grades K-12.  Requires a free membership.  Common Core standards based, teachers choose and monitor activities.  Students can compete with other students online.

The Mathmaster.org is a free resource for teachers and parents covering all areas of mathematics.  You can also create printable math worksheets. 

Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 - help students with complex mathematics (Windows only) 

Number Gossip - enter a number and learn everything you wanted to know about it but were afraid to ask.

Virginia State Standards of Learning - Practice questions for Math & Science for grades 2 & up.  Choose the grade level and number of questions you would like to work on: 5, 10, 20, or 40.  Matches to Virginia state standards, but still useful to Minnesota students!


Science
Applet Collection - Online Applets (simulations) for a variety of physical science topics.  These are simple simulations that will help show students how things work.  

Astronomy Simulations and Animations - This site provides a long list of simulations for all areas of astronomy.  Created by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Curiosity in the Classroom - Site with lesson activities, videos, weblinks, and webinars related to STEM.  Grades 6-12.  Activities grades 6-8 - Computer Programming Basics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence.  Grades 9-12 - Nanotechnology, Robotics, Communications/Encryption.

e Skeletons  - Site shows and explores skeletons of all kinds, also a link to fossils.

ForgeFX - Simulations created for Prentice Hall's Science Curriculum.  Computer created, outstanding 3D images.

Houghton Mifflin Science Simulations - These simulations are designed to work with their Discover! Curriculum, but work well as a resource to any grade K-6 science curriculum.

MIT+K12 - MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has launched a new project, student-created educational videos for grades K-12.  Videos are currently all science and engineering, but several proposals have been made and accepted to continue producing more videos including some in the area of mathematics.  

Molecular Workbench - Interactive Simulations available for many areas of science.  You will need to download the Molecular Workbench to access these, but work the effort.  Created by the Concord Consortium, funded by the US National Science Foundation.

NASA Simulations - Simulations created by NASA for use in grades K-12.

PhET Simulations - Interactive simulations in all areas of science.  Each simulation has several features you can choose depending on your classroom needs.  You can run them online or download them to your computer.  Created and maintained by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

SourceBook for Teaching Science - This site has many internet resources and links to simulations for teaching science.   Resource list created by California State University, Northridge.

Virginia State Standards of Learning - Practice questions for Math & Science for grades 2 & up.  Choose the grade level and number of questions you would like to work on: 5, 10, 20, or 40.  Matches to Virginia state standards, but still useful to Minnesota students!


Social Studies
EZ School Games - free interactive games for English, Math, Science, Social, and Foreign Languages.  Sort by subject or grade level.  Great for a SMARTboard!

Google Earth - FREE downloadable software for PC, Mac, iPad or Android.  Maps with a whole new twist!  Take a look at the satellite images of the locations you want al around the world.  Many locations have 3D buildings, picture images, and more.  Post your own images and information on a map you create!

HSI - Historical Scene Investigation - teaches kids History CSI style.  Students need to read several supplied documents, analyze the information, and respond to questions about a historical event.

ICivics - Civics (formerly Our Courts) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy.  


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