Teen Sites – Games, Homework Help, and More

Games

Fact Monster – This site contains games, quizzes, homework help and study guides.

Free Rice  – This site contains quizzes to help others.  For each correct answer  10 grains of rice will be donated to the World Food Programme to help end hunger.  You can choose the level of difficulty and subject for each question.

Internet Anagram Server – This program rearranges the letters of words you choose coming up with completely new words.

Wordle – This site generates “word clouds” from text  you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can personalize your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and colors. The images you create with Wordle are yours. You can print them out or save them.

 

Reference and Educational Help

Acronym Finder –  This site is a dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations and initials.  Also, search US and Canadian postal codes.

Citation Machine – Use this site to properly give credit to the author of quotes.  This site uses the 4 different citation formats in use today.

Directory of Symbolism – This site tells you what different symbols mean.

Encyclopedia – This site is a  free encyclopedia, providing users with more than 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.

Exploratorium – The Exploratorium is a  learning laboratory containing an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore.

The 50 States – This site provides information about all 50 of our states.

InfoPlease – Information Please has been providing answers to all kinds of  questions since 1938.  It started out as a popular radio quiz show.  In 1947 it expanded to an annual almanac, and since 1998 it has been on the Internet.

InnerBody – Explore the human body with hundreds of interactive anatomy pictures and descriptions of thousands of objects in the body. It can help you discover what you want to know about human anatomy.

INSPIRE – Indiana’s Virtual Library – This site offers magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images and so much more.  It’s like having a library at your fingertips through the web.  This service is available only to Indiana residents.

Library Spot – This is a reference site that simplifies the search for the best resources online, including libraries, high-utility reference tools, periodicals, library industry information and more. From the site, quickly and easily find libraries by type, acronyms, current events, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, public records, quotations, statistics, thesaurus, books, magazines, newspapers, headlines, speeches, library associations, conferences and more.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online – This site includes an on-line dictionary, thesaurus, medical dictionary and encyclopedia.

Online Converter – Convert weights, measurements, temperature, currency and  more.

Purdue On-Line Writing Lab – This site allows you to improve your writing skills using Purdue University’s teachers and students.

Science Fair Central – This site helps you with science projects from start to finish.

A Visual Dictionary – This visual dictionary from Merriam-Webster is a new way of looking at words.

World Fact Book – This on-line fact book is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The Writer’s Handbook – Improve your writing skills quickly and easily using this site.

 

College Information

FAFSA – Use this site to apply for your student aid for college.

Free On-line Practice SAT Test – Provided the Princeton Review, this site gives you a practice SAT test then tells you what areas you need to study to get the highest score you can on your SAT.

Scholarship Information – Use this website to find out which scholarships are available to you and apply for those scholarships.

21st Century Scholars – Eligible 7th and 8th graders have an opportunity to apply. Earning the 21st Century Scholarship guarantees you’ll receive up to four years of undergraduate tuition* at any participating public college or university in Indiana. If you attend a private college, the state will award an amount comparable to that of a four-year public college. If you attend a participating proprietary (for-profit) school, the state will award a tuition scholarship equal to that of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.