Famous Mathematicians For Kids Homework Center


Organized by Subject:  (Teacher Resources are at the bottom.) 


Very complete site for grades 1 through college
with Google search provided.

An advanced information site useful
for facts, statistics and current information.

An advanced site providing mathematics
graphing and simulation tools.

CIA World Factbook

Information about history, people, government, economy, and other facts about nearly every country in the world.


Citation Guides from Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab

Use these when writing research papers to make sure your citations and format style are correct. For MLA or APA citations.

Khan Academy

Local teachers and students use this site to do practice exercises and view instructional videos in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The personalized learning dashboard allows learners to track their progress and study at their own pace.

  • KidsClick: A comprehensive search engine organized

ACT Prep

ACT Prep: Many links for understanding the test and practice questions

Art & Music:


  • AAA Math
    Basic math site offering interactive practice, lessons and games, searchable by grade (Kindergarten through Eighth Grade) and math topic (such as addition or fractions).
  • ABCYa 
    Find fun games just right for grades K through five!
  • Bedtime Math 
    Daily math problems for mathematicians of every age.
  • Kids’ Place Mathematics
    Try out some brain teasers and find out tips for problem solving.
  • Math Is Fun 
    Math activities for all ages to encourage learning by doing.
  • The Mint
    Complete challenges to be money smart!
  • PurpleMath
    This site created by a math teacher includes free tutorials, quizzes and worksheets.
  • Real Life Math
    Algebra, geometry and probability explored through real-world scenarios!
  • Web Math
    Solve any math problem immediately.


  • KidsHealth
    Read articles, take quizzes, and watch videos about health, nutrition, and fitness.
  • Kidnetic
    Learn about food, fun, and fitness on this website that includes scavenger hunts, fitness challenges, recipes, and more.
  • Let’s Move
    Join the First Lady in activities that encourage kids to get moving and exercise more.
  • Nutrition Explorations
    Learn about the foods you should eat from the National Dairy Council.
  • The Super Crew for Kids
    Learn healthy eating habits from the Super Crew!
  • My Plate: (The “New” Food Guide Pyramid) 

      Resources include games, activity sheets, kid-friendly recipes, and physical activity tips. 

Science & Technology: 

  • 24/7 Science: Activities anytime…anywhere and for anyone.

  • About.com Inventors

    Find information on famous inventors or discover how to become an inventor.

  • Carnegie Science Center: STEMisphere
    STEMisphere.org is a community resource that lists STEM-related programs, classes, events and more for kids Pre-K through Grade 12, parents, educators and partners!
  • Chem4Kids
    Discover chemistry by learning about reactions, elements, atoms, etc.
  • Earth Floor
    Dive into plate tectonics, geologic time, biomes and other earth-related topics.
  • Energy Education
    Learn energy facts, energy history, and play some games.
  • Energy for Kids
    Find out what it is, how to save it, and its history.
  • Hands-On Science
    Quick and easy science experiments for preschoolers to high schoolers.
  • How Stuff Works
    Learn about how all kinds of stuff works-from batteries to money to toys.
  • KidsBiology
    Learn about the origins of life, classification, animal kingdoms, human biology, and more.
  • KidsDinos
    Explore dinosaurs by learning fun facts, memorizing dinosaur names and discovering the work of paleontologist.
  • My Plate Kids’ Place
    Learn to live healthy.
  • NASA Kids’ Club
    Explore the outer limits of space.
  • Ology
    Astronomy, paleontology, zoology and much more!
  • Science Buddies
    Discover the perfect science fair project for you!
  • Science Fair Central

    Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small.

Science Fair Projects:

  • Science Fair Central from DiscoverySchool.com
    Visit the Science Fair Studio for a Handbook outlining everything you need to know about creating a science project, a list of project ideas, and a helpful bibliography on science projects. Also check out frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) and tip sheets.
  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide
    Provides websites that take you through all of the steps of creating a good science fair project.
  • Successful Science Fair Projects
    Provides the sections for a science project, as well as display tips. This site was created by a science teacher and former science fair organizer and judge.

Social Studies: 

Writers’ Resources 

(Find out how to cite your sources on the HCL’s Library Links Page under Citations & Style Guides)

Teacher Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder:



Dyslexia Videos:


Dyslexia Book List:

Available to borrow from other libraries in our system.

  1. Dyslexia Is Not a Disease – It’s a Learning Difference [2015]
  2. The Dyslexia Help Handbook for Parents [2014]
  3. Journey Into Dyslexia Packet(Kit) [2014]
  4. Living With Dyslexia [2014] 
  5. Handy Health Guide to Dyslexia [2014]


Special Education & Disabilities:

Browse poems by popular theme

Exists to promote and protect the careers of professional horror writers and those seeking to enter their ranks

APA and MLA styles, grammar, and a whole lot more. Searchable.

SFWA is a professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy and related genres

Extensive directory of links to online resources “to provide 1) balanced information concerning educational assessment and 2) resources to encourage responsible test use.”

A clearinghouse of federal government sites for teachers and educators, organized by subject.

Official web site of Practical Homeschooling magazine

Provides information about different curriculum, products and services offered to the homeschooling community.

Over 60 free articles, and links to more information and national support groups.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) and NADDA are the two main organizations providing information about ADD and ADHD.

Practical guides for people living with learning disabilities, with tips for parents and teachers and many more topics.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) and NADDA are the two main organizations providing information about ADD and ADHD.

Practical guides for people living with learning disabilities, with tips for parents and teachers and many more topics.

Homework Help

Helpful Resources for Homework

Did you know you can come to the library after school for help with your homework? Library staff members are ready to answer all your questions and get you started on your projects Monday through Thursday, from 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Children’s Department. They can help you with anything from writing a book report to finishing your math homework!

This page has some online resources to help you with your homework if you can’t make it to the Library. Click the links below to go to that section. Good luck on your homework!


General homework-related resources

Homework Spot

A homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot.

Fact Monster

2nd grade and up. Online dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help. Find information for all your school subjects and more at this site.

Homework Helper

3rd grade and up. If you can’t find it here, then you just can’t find it.

Great Websites for Kids

Tons and tons of great websites about lots of different topics

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus

4th grade and up. Why go to an inferior reference source when this one is right here.


Search 100+ encyclopedias and dictionaries from this one site!

Picture Dictionary

Dictionary for younger kids, with a short definition and picture for each word


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Science and Math


Who likes math? Well, not all of us, but we all have to know some of it. Get hints and tips at these sites.

Math League Help Topics

Grades 4-8. Math is tough, but this site can help.


Science Fair

All Science Fair Projects

Science Fair Projects with Complete Instructions

Your Science Fair Project Resource Guide

3rd grade and up. Presents information and links for making a great science fair project.


Astronomy for Kids

3rd grade and up. Presents information about all the planets, stars, and other details about the solar system.

Asronomy Magazine for Kids

Information about constellations, the sun, moon, all nine planets, craters, and much much more

NASA Kids Club

Learn about NASA’s expeditions, meet the astronauts, see some cool pictures taken from space and play some fun games.

Human Body

Kids’ Health

Lots of information about your body, staying healthy, going to the doctor, and more!


Everyone likes dinosaurs, find out about your favorites.

Zoom Dinosaurs

2nd grade and up. Good general information about all dinosaurs, and specific information about a number of dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs for Kids

Games and information to help you learn about each one of the dinosaurs.

Biology (Plants and Animals)

Animals and plants are fascinating, you’ll find out more when you go here.

Animal Diversity Web

4th grade and up. Access classification and specific information about mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, sharks, fish, mollusks, arthropods, and echinoderms.

Animal Classification

6th grade and up. Leads you to specific classification groups of the animal world.


4th grade and up. Find out about animals in that live in the U.S.


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Social Studies

Countries and Cultures

Find out about customs and history of countries around the world.

Flags of the World

4th grade and up. Scroll down the country list to find an image, description, and history of world country flags.

The Food Timeline 

Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip…and why?


Contains 270 content rich, illustrated pages of fashion history, history, clothing, fashions and social history.


There are 50 states and they all are unique, find out more about them here.

Facts, Maps and State Symbols

Provides basic information for each of the 50 states

State Facts for Students

Information about the population of each state and information such as state symbols.

US Government

Learn about the three branches of the United States government.

The American Presidency

Information about presidents, the presidency, and presidential political campaigns.

Congress for Kids

Access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you.

Kids in the House

Learn about the legislative process.

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Kindergarten through 12th grade. Choose your grade level to view information related to government

History (US and World)

From ancient Egypt to the present, interesting things have happened all over the world, find out more here.

American Journeys

Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement: A Digital Library and Learning Center.

America’s Story from America’s Library

3rd grade and up. Brief information about each state, including its name’s origin.

US Historical Documents

5th grade and up. View the text of important historical documents such as the Magna Carta and the U.S. Constitution.

Today in History

4th grade and up. Find out what happened on any day in history from the Library of Congress.

This Day in History

4th grade and up. What happened on the day you were born? What happened thirty years ago today? Find it out here.

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Language Arts



Has a variety of fun games to play that will help improve your reading skills.

Book Adventure

Win prizes by taking quizzes about books you’ve read

Reading Planet

A variety of games, activities, and information related to reading


Vocabulary and Spelling City

Need help studying for your vocabulary or spelling test? Type in your words and you can play games or take quizzes with them.

Time for Kids Writing Help

Offers lots of tips on writing, as well as help specific to book reports, research papers, and other assignments

Writing Fun

Has guides to help you write a variety of different things such as letters, reports, news, articles and much more. You can either use the guides and type on this website or save/print a blank guide.

Kids’ Place: Grades K-5 or Grades 6-8

Lots of different tools to help you improve your writing, including an evaluation station that helps you decide if your written assignment is good or if you could change it to make it better.

Other Languages

From sign language to those spoken around the world, you’ll find links to many sites here.

A Basic Dictionary of American Sign Language Terms

4th grade and up. Provides description and animation of each sign.

Say Hello to the World

Learn to say basic phrases (such as hello and my name is) in more than 30 languages

Foriegn Language Learning for Kids

On this site you can learn English, Spanish, French, German and Italian. You’ll learn the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, animals, and much much more.

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Famous People (Biographies)


4th grade and up. Search over 25,000 biographies of people past and present.

Biographical Dictionary

4th grade and up. Covers notable men and women from ancient times to the present.

Congressional Biographical Directory

4th grade and up. Find out about the congressmen in your area and through out the states.

African-American History

Martin Luther King Jr.

4th grade and up. Timeline, pictures, speeches, and a wealth of other information about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy

Online Encylopedia of African-Americans

Biographies of hundreds of famous African-Americans; each encylopedia article includes a picture of the person and links to more information.

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Read to Achieve Tutoring Program

Trained volunteer tutors meet one on one to read to and with Waukegan elementary, middle school and high school students. Volunteers are recruited, trained, and scheduled by Waukegan to College. If you would like to schedule a one on one tutor, please call 847-775-2547 or email.

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