Homework Help

Do you need help with your homework? This page features websites on a variety of topics such as: math, reading, science and social studies to assist children with their homework. 

Kids’ educational computer games and activities for kindergarters through fifth graders. is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.

Classics for Kids 
Learn about some of world's greatest classical composers and listen to amazing music! This site also includes information about the history of music, games, and materials for caregivers and educators, and lots of multimedia content.

Common Core - State Standards Initiative     
Devoted to the task of defining Common Core State Standards, this site provides detailed definitions of what students are expected to learn. It serves as a resource to teachers and parents embarking on the education of young people, especially in the context of relevance to real-world knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in college and careers.
The Internet’s #1 Education site for K-8 kids and teachers. Feature games, books, comics and more fun.

Homework Guide from Scholastic
A basic overview of homework for children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

Internet Public Library for Kids
This site will lead you to many other excellent sites on subjects in social studies, English, math, etc.

Kids in the House
Learn all about the legislative branch of the United States Government. Created by the the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives  Kids in the House covers a wide range of topics about the House of Representatives and the legislative process. With sections for young learners, elementary school, middle school, and high school, information is broken down in a way everyone can understand.

Learn.Genetics  and Learn.Genetics en Español 
Discover Genetics! Learn and explore cell biology, human health, evolution, and science labs.  Interactive labs and teacher materials available. Created by The Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah. "Making science easy for everyone to understand"/Aprende y explora la biología, la salud, evolución y más de la ciencia.Laboratorios interactivos y recursos para los maestros son disponibles también. 

National Geographic Kids
Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on the National Geographic Kids website for ages six and up.

National Geographic Young Explorer for Kindergarten to first grade and National Geographic Explorer Magazine for Grades two through six invite children to listen to and read stories from these online magazines and play games, all while learning nature and science facts. Explore the world with National Geographic as your guide! 

Nourish Interactive in Spanish
A fun site to learn about nutrition with interesting games for kids and interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators. Aprenda sobre la nutrición con juegos divertidos para niños. Incluye consejos sobre la nutrición para los padres y educadores también.

Pete’s PowerPoint Station
A collection of PowerPoint presentations and interactive activities that include all school subject matter.

Science Bob
Your go-to site for all things science and science fair. There’s so much great information on Science Bob on science experiments and research methods that you almost won’t need to help at all. Almost.

Science Buddies  
Find a Science Fair Project Idea - Looking for inspiration for a science fair project? Science Buddies has over 1,150 project ideas in all areas of science. The Topic Selection Wizard tool can help you find a project you will enjoy!

DaybyDayNY, an early literacy website designed to engage families and very young children in reading, learning and public libraries. DaybyDayNY is a virtual calendar with content that changes every day. This unique setup gives families with young children numerous daily activities and a story to read together. The story, provided each day by One More Story (, is in the form of an eBook that includes original music and sound effects, produced by former Sesame Street Music Director, Robby Merkin. In addition, the website includes monthly activities, storytelling and nursery rhyme videos, rhymes for young children, craft activities for children and their caregivers, a link to “Find Your Public Library,” a New York State map of museums with activities for young families, health information, and reading lists. The website is designed to help parents and caregivers increase their young child’s cognitive skills and have fun together at the same time. 
Home to many of children’s favorite properties, such as Harry Potter, Clifford, Magic School Bus, and Captain Underpants, Scholastic is a content heavy site with plenty of activities for kids and resources for parents.

Children learn to read with phonics and learn mathematics, geared towards first and second graders.

The following are from the Finkelstein Memorial Library database page and require a library card for home access.

Biography in Context
A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. For use in the library or from home with a valid Finkelstein Memorial Library card number.

Brittanica Kids
Britannica Elementary; Compton's by Britannica; Merriam-Webster's Student Dictionary; Interactive timelines; Video and audio content' Interactive world atlas; Age-appropriate magazine articles.

Up-to-date information and news on 191 countries, including political, economic, and business information. For use in the library.

21st-Century Explorer
21st Century Explorer gives teachers and students access to two complete encyclopedias, interactive lessons, videos, and other resources - all correlated to state curriculum standards, consistent with classroom topics, and age-appropriate. 21st Century Explorer offers a gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopædia Britannica. Thousands of magazine and journal articles from EBSCO, an Internet Guide with editor-selected Web sites chosen for their relevancy and educational value.

Grolier Online
Includes access to the Encyclopedia Americana, New Book of Knowledge and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia as well as Roget's II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.

Ebsco Kids Search
EBSCO has created a search interface designed specifically for elementary/middle school students according to their needs and search abilities.

EBSCO Searchasaurus
Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages young researchers to enhance and develop basic search methodologies.