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The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

✅Tour Yellowstone National Park!

✅Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

✅This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.  https://www.farmfood360.ca/

✅Indoor Activities for busy toddlers

✅Play games and learn all about animals

✅Play with fave show characters and learn too https://pbskids.org/

✅Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.  

Ready4K, our virtual parenting curriculum and family engagement tool, free for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

Visit https://ready4k.parentpowered.com/covid.html for details.


✅This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

✅Math and Reading games  https://www.funbrain.com/

✅Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/

✅This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.  https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

✅ Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

✅300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

✅Geography and animals

Biology  https://www.biologysimulations.com/

✅ Elem Math through 6th grade  https://boddlelearning.com/

✅Educational games K-12  https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

✅Digital archive of history  https://www.bunkhistory.org/

✅Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc.  https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php

✅Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/

✅Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/

✅Chinese learning activities  https://chalkacademy.com/

✅Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

✅Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/

✅Grammar practice for middle grades  https://www.classroomcereal.com/

✅Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

✅Chemistry  https://www.playmadagames.com/

✅Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/

✅Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.   https://conjuguemos.com/

✅35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/

Keyboarding practice    https://www.typingclub.com/   or https://www.typing.com/

✅Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems.  https://www.tytoonline.com/

✅Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/

✅Math practice  https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

✅K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students  https://www.zearn.org/

✅A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn.
Preschool through 8th grade   https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everything-you-need-in-one-place.html?fbclid=IwAR0Lo2FZ5cWLMt-6nto19auqTtI5kztqLqwi3japOPl1rcR_rLaNuCUcaYw

✅450 Ivy League courses that you can take https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0tbYeSJTzmrzgs1z1Brpoh-Lg8zoqnThQAUTFqR-bBX9O6AEh2_lnLhTs

✅Spelling 1-4 grade

✅2,500+ online courses from top institutions  https://www.edx.org/

✅22 languages to learn  https://www.memrise.com/

✅Learn to code https://www.codecademy.com/

✅Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8  https://www.funbrain.com/

✅Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com/

✅PreK - 5 games for all subjects  https://www.turtlediary.com/

✅Online digital coloring pages  https://www.thecolor.com/

✅Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool - 8   https://allinonehomeschool.com/

✅Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school https://allinonehighschool.com/

Phonics worksheets for kids  https://www.funfonix.com/

✅Free stories online ages 3-12  https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

✅National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students.  Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.   https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

✅Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

✅Learn all about the periodic table  https://www.chemicool.com/

✅Farmer's almanac for kids...  Date, weather, moon phase, etc.  https://www.almanac.com/kids

✅Guide to gardening for kids  https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

✅Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others  https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

✅Space science for kiddos  https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

✅Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathplayground.com/

2 Simple - Purple Mash https://2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-when-school-closed/ K-5 Inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with our free, fun educational program for children ages two to seven. Free during school closures due to COVID-19 Schools must request access
ABC Mouse/ Adventure Academy https://www.ageoflearning.com/schools PK - Middle School Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school. Free during school closures due to COVID-19 Schools must request access
ABCYa https://www.abcya.com/?fbclid=IwAR1znkAsodkBBAtkmQ8bwoH_qpwnRKFa4ZsgmHZJ3CFKri-uZMDu8WXeikc Pre-K - 6+ Math and Reading Games Free  
Arcademics https://www.arcademics.com K-6 Boost student engagement & fact fluency with multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more! Free  
Bedtime Math http://bedtimemath.org/?fbclid=IwAR39fupi3p-ede6FkwzvJ8Uqe9t5PCOzV1q6g6GxxFMtrBd8h1Gsa-CfGNk K-8 Make math part of the family routine. Daily problems, math books and more! Free  
Board Maker https://www.boardmakeronline.com/Login.aspx All Boardmaker Online provides a multi-level approach to creating engaging print and interactive materials for your special education needs. Start with convenient, ready-made print activities or just imagine, make, print and use! Free 30 day trial  
BrainPop https://educators.brainpop.com/2020/02/19/free-brainpop-access-for-schools-affected-by-the-corona-virus/?utm_source=organic&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_content=free-access K-12 STEM, Social Studies, English, Reading, Health, Arts Free during school closures due to COVID-19 Schools must request access
BreakoutEDU https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome K-12 Learning Games for grades K-12 and subject areas including Math, Science, English Language Arts and Social Studies. Free  
British Museum - Museum of the World https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com Middle/High School An interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. Free  
ChemMatters https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/videos.html High School + ChemMatters is a magazine that helps high school students find connections between chemistry and the world around them. Free  
ChemMatters Online https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters.html High School High School Chemistry Topics Free  
Cincinatti Zoo Home Safari https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo Any Home Safari Facebook Live sessions will be offered weekdays starting on Monday, March 16 at 3pm. Each session will highlight an animal and provide an activity that you can do at home. Free  
FunBrain www.funbrain.com   Math and Reading Games Free  
Highlights https://www.highlightskids.com Primary Crafts, recipies, jokes, games, exploring and so much more! Free  
Indoor Activities for Busy Toddlers https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/?fbclid=IwAR0MOg876zWbLzHEx15WZtozF6usqicpiEZlpxw4E4fgzOy2KNvdLElKyCg Toddler-K Keep your little ones busy and learning for hours! So many activities! Free  
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org PreK-High School + Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning. Free  
Khan Academy Kids https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/ Ages 2-7 Joyful learning starts here! Inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with this free, fun educational program for children. Free  
Math Score http://www.mathscore.com K-12 Fun, adaptive math practice Free  
National Agriculture in the Classroom https://www.agclassroom.org/index.cfm K-12 Teacher and Student Resources including games, virtual tours, lesson plans and more. Free  
National Geographic Kids www.kids.nationalgeographic.com K-5 Explore, learn about animals, watch videos, play games and visit the Family Area for even more ideas! Free  
PBS Kids www.pbskids.org Early Childhood Play and learn from your favorite PBS characters. Free  
Science Mom https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-QcZISbFb9EiIEQ41cVhxw

Primary Science Videos and Printables    
StarFall https://www.starfall.com/h/?fbclid=IwAR04p5fZ7mMFFVHE3jgrT5XuWin-rMIyx264IyM1bPahlvJGwc3BGRay1gU Pre-K - 3 Learn Phonics Skills Free  
Storyline Online https://www.storylineonline.net/books/the-tooth/ All Your favority stories read by famous people. Free  
Suessville https://www.seussville.com/?fbclid=IwAR30atuzqn5k_EWib8wNvoq0_3LLkhAy-Zs99JKxeivt0KjnT5yJ7n9nyAE Pre-K - 3 Read and play games with Dr. Suess Free  
SwitchZoo https://switchzoo.com/?fbclid=IwAR060yPfKciv0nnUfsVAnEez5AUqP5dSsCdvNuzPAP9pny4UDhiDmm0uYGE Any Play games and learn all about animals Free