Websites and Resources for Kids

Study Island: Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can use Study Island, an Internet site where kids complete lessons and take online tests aimed solely at preparing them for the MCAS – while having fun and winning awards along the way.  Access supplied through school only.

 BrainPOP Jr provides educational movies for K-3 students. Homework Help, leveled quizzes, games and activities for kids.  For access, please send email to the brainpop admin ( and the password will be emailed to you automatically.

XtraMath develops effective, efficient, adaptive and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities and make them available for free


Starfall is a free website to teach children to read with phonics. For preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Exciting phonics games and online interactive books.

FunBrain is great site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)

The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.   All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.   Wired Magazine article (June 2011)

The Quincy Public Library is part of a larger network that lets you checkout/download  Kindle Books, Adobe EPUB eBooks, Adobe PDF eBooks, OverDrive WMA Audiobooks, and OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks.   To checkout and download you need… A valid library card, Internet access, A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download, Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at this site.  More information here.

Over 500 Free Science Fair Projects with Complete Instructions.

Free Topic Selection Wizard, science fair project ideas, step by step how to do a science fair project, Ask an Expert discussion board, and science fair tips for kids.

In his dazzling video series, University of Illinois engineering professor Bill Hammack explains the workings of everyday objects—like a computer hard drive or a lightbulb.

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