Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snow science

Snow - the science of snowflakes and various ice phenomenosn.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Open Culture

Open Culture offers "free, high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Planet Science

Planet Science: free science resources for kids, teachers, and parents.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Writing Fun

Writing Fun - "Writing Fun explains the types of text commonly written in schools with student examples showing text structures, grammatical features and publishing ideas."

Algebra One

Algebra One: animated videos explaining, what else?, algebra.  Free too, although you have the option to order the DVD and/or textbook.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Learner's TV

Learner's TV: "This is a comprehensive site providing thousands of downloadable Video lectures, Live Online Tests,etc in the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Accounting, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, History, Language Training, Literature, Law etc FREE to its visitors."

This site sounds amazing; I've not tried it yet, but hope it's as good as it sounds.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Khan Academy

With all the good reviews I've heard about this site, I'm surprised that I don't already have it down.  Khan Academy has videos on math, science, and some other topics.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How to make jewelry

Jewelry making how-tos from the forum at


PianoNanny - free online piano lessons


DrawSpace - free drawing/art lessons.

Learning Language with LiveMocha

LiveMocha - learn to speak a foreign language by conversing with native speakers. I believe some parts are free and some parts require payment.  Looked interesting though; it's like having audio "pen-pals".

Digital History

Digital History - "using new technologies to enhance teaching and research

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Free quilting patterns

Free quilting patterns - I think you have to sign up, but for free, I imagine.

Learn Chinese

Clavis Sinica, pricing is on this page


I've heard good things about this site for buying microscopes: Great Scopes


Free math help videos from

Friday, August 20, 2010

Driving tips for teens & their parents

Driving tips - Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

Virtual Math Club

Virtual Math Club: offers problems and solutions for kids (approximately ages 11 to 15) to work on. A new problem every week.

Language Arts cyberguide

S.C.O.R.E.'s language arts cyberguide: free online literature lessons.

Virtual Skies

Virtual Skies (from NASA) - "Explore the exciting worlds of aviation technology and air traffic management."

Monday, August 16, 2010

How to glue everything!

This is a little odd, but fun. This to That tells you what glue to use if you tell it what two things you want to glue together.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ancient Egypt

The British Museum has a lovely site on ancient Egypt. This is also courtesy of someone from the Secular Homeschooler's e-list; I'm getting so much good stuff from there that I should maybe rename this blog. :)

About telescopes

We saw a program in the spring called Telescopes: Hunting the Edge of Space (by NOVA). Unfortunately, Netflix doesn't seem to carry it, but PBS has an accompanying site that has some interesting links.

Free audio books - thanks again to someone on Secular Homeschoolers elist.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Forget SAT prep courses

Via Meg (Get In, Hang On - Take 2) - a good article on why you shouldn't bother paying for SAT prep courses. Thanks, Meg!

Literary study guides

Also from someone on the Secular Homeschoolers elist:

Jiffy Notes
Pink Monkey

Art Projects for Kids

Recommended by someone on the Secular Homeschoolers e-list:

Art Projects for Kids

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

NASA free curriculum

Someone posted this on the Secular Homeschoolers e-list; she said it's for kids 6th through 10th grade: NASA KLASS

Friday, June 4, 2010

Study skills

Michelle (Blog of the Soap Pixie) asked me a question about study skills, which prompted me to post this so I won't forget the good links I found. :)
Study Skills: A study guide for students

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Media awareness for kids

Media Awareness Network: teaches kids to use critical thinking to judge the content they encounter in various media.

Butterfly metamorphosis

Butterfly metamorphosis: watch as an egg transforms into a Monarch butterfly.

Schoolyard Films

Schoolyard Films: "Environmental films for schools for free".

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

DIY squirrel-proof feeder

Mother Earth News has an article to make your own squirrel-proof feeder.

Jelly Bean Factory Tour

Virtual tour of Jelly Belly! I don't think I need to say more.

Nature Rocks

Nature Rocks - source of indoor and outdoor science activities. Read a terrific description of it at Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Friday, May 7, 2010 offers free lists of SAT, GRE, TOEFL, and GMAT words.


While the graphics don't seem to want to load for me in either Firefox or IE, the Phrasebook site is still helpful for free, simple translations. It was developed for travelers and so offers sections for situations involving hotels, emergencies, etc, in addition to the basic expressions.


From our very own IU, Plants-In-Motion offers free Quick-Time time-lapsed movies that show plants germinating and growing. is "a free resource used in over 24,000 schools to enhance vocabulary mastery & written/verbal skills with Latin & Greek roots."

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Project BudBurst

Be a citizen-scientist!

"Project BudBurst wants you to share your observations of phenophases such as first leaf, first flower, and first fruit of trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses."

Monday, April 5, 2010

A bevy of open university courses

Open Yale Courses


CarnegieMellon Open Learning Initiatives

Thanks to Epicure68 for these links!


The description from the P2PU site is as follows:

The Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is an online community of open study groups for short university-level courses. Think of it as online book clubs for open educational resources. The P2PU helps you navigate the wealth of open education materials that are out there, creates small groups of motivated learners, and supports the design and facilitation of courses. Students and tutors get recognition for their work, and we are building pathways to formal credit as well.

Thanks to Epicure68 for this link!

Flatworld Knowledge

Flatworld Knowledge: Free textbooks online, and cheaper than regular textbooks if you print on demand. Can also download for lower price.

Thanks to Epicure68 for this link!

Friday, March 5, 2010

National Geographic site for kids

My Wonderful World Anyone else singing "I see trees of green, red roses too..."? ;)

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Billing itself as The World's Greatest D.I.Y. Comic Website, Howtoons appears to have lots of potential.

General great links

...from Homeschool Mo! Maureen has certain themes for her posts, but they're all useful.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I've not checked this out yet, but it looks interesting from a cursory glance: ClickSchooling.