Resources for Gifted Students

Resources for Students: Art

Student Resources: Art & Artists 

Art Museum Image Consortium
Works from museums around the world (thumbnails only, but still interesting!)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Extensive virtual museum, featuring many famous and classical pieces of art, plus learning activities
The Met
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Collections and exhibitions, 1001 days and nights of American art, and more
The Vincent van Gogh Information Gallery
All of the artist's work on display
Van Gogh
Links several art museums from around the world
World of Escher
The site for everything Escher

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Resources for Students: Books

Student Resources: Books and Authors

K5 Learning - Online Reading and Math Enrichment
Gifted children can work through this online curriculum at their own level and their own pace
K5 Learning
The site for Animorph fans
The Baby-Sitters Club and California Diaries
Author Ann M. Martin’s site
Dear America
Books on history
Ender's Game
The site for author Orson Scott Card
Hatrack River
Eric Carle Web Site
The official Eric Carle web site with information about the children’s book author.
Eric Carle
The scary site based on the books.
Into the Wardrobe
A site devoted to author C. S. Lewis
The Wardrobe
Harry Potter
Scholastic's full Harry Potter sie
Lemony Snicket
The site for A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lemony Snicket
Lewis Carroll Home Page
Wonderland’s site
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings and more
Mark Twain
A wealth of information about the author
Mark Twain

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Resources for Students: Math

Student Resources: Math

K5 Learning - Online Reading and Math Enrichment
Gifted children can work through this online curriculum at their own level and their own pace
K5 Learning
Open Educational Database
Resource database for free open math courseware
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
A great resource for all math teachers.
Math Goodies
Offers math lesson and resources designed to meet NCTM standards.
Math Goodies
The Math Journal
Tips and lesson plans for interactive projects.
A+ Math Help
When you utilize this useful site, you get interactive flash cards, games, a homework helper and help on advanced math problems.
Varsity Tutors
Calculus many not seem as daunting after a trip through this resource. This site includes detailed graphics and explanations, as well as formal breakdowns of terms and applications.
Ask Dr. Math
If you have a math question, this site is for you. Teachers can ask question too in the Teacher 2 Teacher page. Great math forum, with searchable archives.
Dr. Math
PBS Math
Enhancing the teaching of math through web-based technology. A source for elementary, middle and high school math ideas and projects.
Create Your Own Flashcards
This is a simple and easy Flashcard Creator. Just pick what kind of cards you want based on operation, sets, and sizes. You can print out flashcards that can be used by students.
Varsity Tutor
Middleschool Math Problems
This is a problem-of-the-week type of site. You class can submit their solutions to the problems posted weekly and win prizes like calculators!
Math Contest
Math (K-8)
This site offers students interactive practice in math. Students will find hundreds of pages on basic math skills, an explanation of math concepts, and challenge games. The site is well organized and is sorted by grade level and math concept.
AAA Math
Math Stories
This is a site containing over 4000 math story problems. Students can practice story problems listed by both grade and subject. You might even find some Harry Potter math problems and seasonal problems as well.
Math Stories
About Today's Date
This is an "every day" site you students can check out to find odd and interesting facts about the numerals making up today's date, from the book "Numbers: Facts, Figures, and Fiction." Activities and challenges related to the featured numbers are also included. Enjoy!!
Badsey Publications
Word Problems for Kids
This site is from Canada and has word problems for Grades 7-12. You can get a hint for the solution if you are having trouble.
Word Problems

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Resources for Students: Sciences

Student Resources: Science

The Biology Project
Everything about bio
Biology Project
Cells Alive!
Cell biology, microbiology and more
Cells Alive
Neuroscience for Kids
Your brain is magnificent. Learn how it works!
Mendelian Genetics
Dominant,'s all here
Geology Labs On-Line
The site for all things pertaining to geology
Science Courseware
The Virtual Cave
From the comfort of your keyboard, browse the wonders of the underground
Virtual Cave
The Electronic Zoo
Info on animals
Net Vet
Snow Crystals
A site devoted to how snow crystals form
Snow Crystals
Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
Put your scalpel away and view the info on this site
Yellowstone National Park
Take a virtual tours of the world’s first national park

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Resources for Students: History & Geography

Student Resources: History and Geography

Info Please Countries of the World
Research any country in the world. Check out the Homework Center!
Info Please
InfoPlease Atlas
Get maps and flags from regions and countries all over the world.
Info Please
Mr. Donn's Ancient History Page
A gold mine of web sites and activities for teachers of ancient civilizations. Don’t pass up this one!
Mr. Donn
McGraine Grades 5 & 6 Ancient Civilizations
Projects and Resources shared by the International School of Amsterdam.
The Amazing Picture Machine
A search engine to find pictures you may need for a report. Just type in the picture you need and hopefully the database contains it!
Education World
National Geographic Map Machine
Maps from the source.
Nat Geo
Newspapers on the Web
The largest newspaper index on the web. Great source for current events.
Eyewitness History
Eyewitness history takes a look at major events in history through the eyes of eyewitnesses, using personal letters and essays. Excellent site that offers interesting and real perspectives on the past.
State Homepages
Find homepages of every state.
Town USA
The Renaissance and Reformation
An online exhibit with text and pictures by the Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina.
U of SC
Castles on the Web
This is great site for classes studying the Middle Ages. Great source of information, with links to other sites.
Link to the World
Mr. Dowling’s Electronic Passport: Browse the world in a virtual classroom with Mr. Dowling. Travel though time and space for visits to pre-colonial Africa, present day Europe or the Middle East. Download study guides, homework assignments and tests. Mr. Dowling is a great social studies teacher. Don't miss this one!
Mr. Dowling
History Central
This is a good online source for gathering information on a variety of topics related to history. It contains lots of useful information that can be helpful in writing reports or doing projects.
History Central
Resources for Teaching Geography
This site contains a lot of educational resources for the K-12 geography student.
Teacher Vision
American Presidents
This site contains biographical information and highlights of each presidential term in the White House. In addition, there are teacher guides and an American President Portrait Exhibit with exhibit activities for students.
Explore Early America
Excellent resources and links for whatever aspect of early American history you are studying, emphasizing the use of primary documents.
Varsity Tutors
HyperHistory Online
HyperHistory presents 3,000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines,and maps.
History of Costumes
This is a great site for students who are studying various periods of history. Illustrations have a Victorian perspective to their designs.
Desert USA
Here's another virtual trip. This one is a trip through the North American deserts and surrounding semiarid regions. There are images, stories, pictures, video clips and virtual reality tours. Information is also available about almost every desert-related topic, and there is a searchable database.
Desert USA
What's It Like Where You Live
Here’s a great site for studying the world's biomes, from desert to tundra to taiga and rainforest. This site is a virtual tour containing student quizzes, plant and leaf information and sketches, and maps to locations around the world.
Virtual Tour of the Rain Forest
This site takes you on a tour of an animated rain forest. Find animals, birds, and needed habitats of the forest.
Nat Geo
Postcards from America Gallery
Here is a really neat site that contains postcards from all 50 states shared by photographer Ken Mahlenkamp. There are four or five postcards from every state with great facts written for more information. This is a fun site to visit and to learn about our 50 states.
Postcards From
Online History Activities
Here is an awesome list of social studies activities that goes on and on....There are treasure hunts, webquests, cybertrips and much more on every historical period, collected by Dr. Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge.

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Resources for Students: eBooks

Student Resources: eBooks

Ebooks are an excellent reading source that is easy and free to use anywhere with the access of a computer. Now you can read your favorite books with just a click of a button. For your convenience, SIG has also provided links to download the reader software. Below is a compiled listing of free eBook websites for your research projects and/or reading pleasure. Enjoy!

American Library Association
The ALA Motto: The best reading, for the largest number, at the least cost.
The Internet Public Library
Writing Help for Academic Essays and Research Papers
The Science Ebook Library
A site to find and download subject based eBooks
Science eBook
Project Gutenberg
Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for you to enjoy.
University of Virginia Electronic Text Center
The Electronic Text Center (1992-2007), known to many as “Etext,” served the University community’s teaching and research needs in the areas of humanities text encoding for over fifteen years.

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Resources for Students: Games & Puzzles

Student Resources: Games

Create your own puzzle
Discovery Edu
SAT Question of the Day
The College Board's SAT daily question

Resources for Students: Competitions

Student Resources: Competitions

Kids Philosophy Slam
Offers contest designed for kids of all ages and abilities.
Philosophy Slam
United States Academic Decathlon
The United States Academic Decathlon® is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students.
National Academic League
Nonprofit organization promotes education and teamwork through competitions to middle and high school students.
National Forensic League
The National Forensics League (NFL) promotes high school and middle school speech and debate activities as a means to develop a student's essential life skills and values.
National Geography Bee
Nationwide contest for schools with any grades four through eight.
Geo Bee
Young playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition
Young Playwrights’ Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.
IDEA – International Debate Education Center
We are a global Network of organizations who educate people in debate in order to give young people a voice for their ideas.
National Economics Challenge
The National Economics Challenge (NEC) is the country’s only economics competition of its kind for high school students.
Future Problem Solvers International
Empowering young people to create a better tomorrow through creativity and problem solving.
Destination Imagination
To inspire and equip youth to imagine and innovate through the creative process.
Ayn Rand Institute’s Essay Contests
The Ayn Rand Institute offers an array of educational programs to enable students at all levels of knowledge to learn about Ayn Rand’s philosophy and novels.

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