One of the things we’ve learned about the Internet is this: It’s a Great Place to get help with your homework!
Problem is… if you just use a search engine, half of your study time is spent sifting through about a million sites that won’t help, to find the one that will help.
Here’s a list of web sites that will improve your study skills instead of your surfing skills.
✏ Fact Monster ✏
This sooper site includes an Atlas, Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia;
and a bunch more cool stuff
✏ Library Spot ✏
a free virtual library resource center
✏ The 50 States ✏
click on each State for Capital, area, population and stuff
✏ Hyper History ✏
3,000 years of World History – over 2,000 files on People, Events, Maps and more
✏ A+ Math ✏
Here’s help with ALL your Math problems
✏ WebMath ✏
An online resource for anyone who is looking for help with math. All ages are welcome, and all types of problems are covered and discussed.
This math trick
will determine your birthday. Just follow the steps with a calculator and press equal after each step.
- Add 18 to your birth month. Multiply by 25. Subtract 333. Multiply by 8. Subtract 554. Divide by 2. Add your birth date. Multiply by 5. Add 692. Multiply by 20. Add only the last two digits of your birth year. Subtract 32940 to get your birthday.
The answer’s format is: month/day/year. For example, an answer of 123199 means that you were born on December 31, 1999. If the answer is not right, you followed the directions incorrectly or lied about your birthday.
✏ Science ✏
Talk about Cool! This site even offers suggestions for your Science Fair Project
✏ English ✏
Grades K-5 or 6-8 Help with grammar&, ideas for writing papers
English isn’t easy!
Here’s a list of stuff to consider the next time you tackle your English homework. These sentences will make your eyes cross and head spin:
- 1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
- 2) The farm was used to produce produce.
- 3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
- 4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
- 5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
- 6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
- 7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
- 8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
- 9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
- 10) I did not object to the object.
- 11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
- 12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
- 13) They were too close to the door to close it.
- 14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
- 15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
- 16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
- 17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
- 18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.
- 19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
- 20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
- 21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
Let’s face it— English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger. There’s not any apple or pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England and French fries weren’t invented in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.
We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth?
One goose, two geese. So one moose, two meese? One index, two indices?
Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?<
Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.
In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
Why doesn’t “Buick” rhyme with “quick”? And why don’t you spend a few minutes wondering about the wonder of it all?
✏ Ology ✏
OLogy means “the study of.” So… at the American Museum of Natural History’s
OLogy Web site, you can study and explore many cool OLogies.
Anyone who writes may rely a bit too heavily on their ‘puter when it comes to spell checking. This little tidbit has been floating around the Internet for awhile, but during the story writing process at school we posted it where everyone could see it.
My spell checker
I have a spell checker
It came with my PC
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot see
Eye ran this poem threw it
Your sure real glad two no
Its very polished in its own weigh
My chequer tolled me sew
A cheek or is a blessing
It freeze yew lodes of thyme
It helps me right awl stiles two reed
And aides me when aye rime
Now spilling does not phase me
It does knot bring a tier
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped words fare as hear
To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should be proud
And wee mussed dew the best wee can
Sew flaws are knot aloud
So ewe can sea why aye dew prays
Such soft wear four pea seas
And why eye brake in two averse
Buy righting want to please
You might want to print this out for your next writing assignment. Oh, and while I’m on the subject, here’s some more priceless tools for any student with a paper due in the morning.
26 Golden Rules for Writing Well
a checklist for professional writing skills
1. Don’t abbrev.
2. Check to see if you any words out.
3. Be carefully to use adjectives and adverbs correct.
4. About sentence fragments.
5. When dangling, don’t use participles.
6. Don’t use no double negatives.
7. Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.
8. Just between you and I, case is important.
9. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.
10. Don’t use commas, that aren’t necessary.
11. Its important to use apostrophe’s right.
12. It’s better not to unnecessarily split an infinitive.
13. Never leave a transitive verb just lay there without an object.
14. Only Proper Nouns should be capitalized. also a sentence should
begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop
15. Use hyphens in compound-words, not just in any two-word phrase.
16. In letters compositions reports and things like that we use commas
to keep a string of items apart.
17. Watch out for irregular verbs that have creeped into our language.
18. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
19. Avoid unnecessary redundancy.
20. A writer mustn’t shift your point of view.
21. Don’t write a run-on sentence you’ve got to punctuate it.
22. A preposition isn’t a good thing to end a sentence with.
23. Avoid cliches like the plague.
24. 1 final thing is to never start a sentence with a number.
25. Always check your work for accuracy and completeness.
A huge search site for kids