Websites for Teens


Fact Monster – This site combines essential reference materials, fun facts and features, and homework help for kids. From the solar system to the world economy to educational games, Fact Monster has the info kids are seeking. The site is COPPA and kidSAFE-certified, so you can rest assured it’s a safe place for kids to explore.

FreeRice – Answer multiple choice questions correctly to accumulate grains of rice. This rice represents money being donated to the World Food Programme (WFP) to support its work in saving and changing lives around the world.

Reference and Educational Help

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.

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

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

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.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online – Includes an online dictionary and thesaurus.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL) This site offers free resources including Writing and Teaching Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), and Job Search and Professional Writing.

World Fact Book – Provided by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), this site provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

College Information

FAFSA – Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

Free On-line Practice SAT Test – Provided the Princeton Review, this site offers free SAT practice tests.

Scholarship Information – Search scholarships available to you.

21st Century Scholars – An early-college promise program designed to help ensure that every Hoosier student can afford the opportunity provided by a college education. Today, eligible students who maintain the Scholar Pledge to excellence in school and life receive a scholarship for up to four years of up to 100% tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school.