Fun and Educational Websites for Grades 6 - 12
Infohio is a virtual K-12 library of quality electronic resources that support and enrich student learning. These resources are free to all students, teachers, and parents. Home access is available with a username and password that may be obtained from the school library.
Cyberteens is a website that features games, news, and shopping as well as links to other sites of interest to teens. There is also a “creativity” section where teens can share stories, poems, artwork, and photos.
This site offers credible, unbiased, and easy to understand explanations of how the world really works. Topics span car engines to search engines, cell phones to stem cells, and lots in between. In addition to the articles, there are graphics and videos that take viewers through each topic clearly, simply, and objectively. The premise of How Stuff Works is simple: “Demystify the world and do it in a simple, clear-cut way that anyone can understand.”
Teen Ink is a website devoted to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work. Teens are offered the opportunity to publish creative works and opinions on issues that affect their lives. Works are also published in a magazine and book formats.
IPL2 is the world’s largest public library on the Internet. It is a free, authoritative collection of professionally evaluated resources organized by subject to assist teens in several areas of interest. A reference service is also available to users.
This site is the official web page of the Nobel Prize where information can be found on every prize awarded since 1901. There are biographies, lectures, interviews, photos and much more related to the Nobel Laureates and the prize.
K-12 students, parents and teachers can use Science Buddies to quickly locate information. The award-winning, non-profit Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. Whether your goal is to find a fun science activity for your kids or win the international science fair, sciencebuddies.org puts comprehensive, scientist-authored tools, tips, and techniques at your fingertips