Waitsfield Elementary School -- Waitsfield, Vermont

Cool Tools

Language Arts

Social Studies

  • 50 States for Kids

    Kid-friendly information about the U.S.
  • American Civil War

    Provides links to resources about the American Civil War
  • National Geographic for Kids

    National Geographic’s site for young readers is one of One of the best resources for information on the internet about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Read the newest edition of the magazine on-line, check out contests, polls, games and even go on virtual adventures.
  • Invention Dimension

    This site profiles a different inventor each week with a biographical sketch covering his or her accomplishments and their impact upon society. Also contains many links to other sites about invention and innovation.
  • American Treasures

    Cool Site! Divided into three main areas—Memory, Reason, and Imagination—with approximately twenty items in each, this site is exceptionally rich. I
  • Presidents of the United States

    Includes photographs and links to other web sites.

Science

  • Franklin Institute Online

    Explore the online exhibits of the Franklin Institute Science Museum located in Philadelphia
  • Windows to the Universe: Space

    Windows to the Universe includes a rich array of documents, images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience.
  • Windows to the Universe: Geology

    Explore rocks, minerals, fossils, volcanoes, and lots more.
  • National Geographic: Solar System

    A virtual field trip through the solar system
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Entertaining science from Bill Nye. Requires Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in to view.
  • How Stuff Works

    Spend hours learning how just about everything you can think of actually works.
  • Playing With Time

    This exhibit, developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota and Red Hill Studios, allows viewers to observe specific places or events over many different time periods. View a forest, for example, in real time, minutes, hours, days, months, or over the course of a year.

Math

  • Math Cats

    Creative, open-ended math explorations
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

    The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is an NSF supported project that developed a library of interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives and concept tutorials for K-12 math instruction.
  • Everyday Math for Parents

    Explore mathematics at home
  • Figure This! Math Challenges for Families

    Challenges families or classrooms to solve math and spatial problems. This site is great even for the "non-mathematician." Yes!
  • Cool Math

    This site is fully interactive and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play math-related games and explore new math concepts.

Other Links

  • Crayola

    Art based activities from the crayon folks
  • Brain Pop

    Learn all about the world around you, from health, science, arts and music to mathematics, technology and even grammar, by viewing the educational films on this site. Non-subscribers are limited to 30 films per day.
  • Origami

    Clear instructions and elegant models in the traditional Japanese art of paperfolding from Joseph Wu in Japan. Contains links to many other origami sites, including “How to Make an Origami Crane.”
  • Claymation

    Info about claymations from a summer camp/