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Homework Help

Homework Help NJ

www.homeworkhelpnj.org

Free one-to-one tutoring for grades K-12,
College Intro & Adult Learners
Math, Science, English & Social Studies
Every day from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Matematicas y Ciencias En Espanol:
Domingo - Jueves, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Supported by the NJ State Library through grants from PSEG & Praxair

Verona Schools Summer Reading

H.B. Whitehorne:  Summer Reading Guidelines

Online Safety

The Internet can be fun and informational, but it can also be dangerous. 
Keep these important Internet safety tips in mind:

  • Never give out personal information such as your full name, home address, phone number, email address or school to someone you don't know.  This includes posting this information in chat rooms, on bulletin boards or on Facebook and myspace.
     

  • Do not send your photo to strangers without your parent's permission.
     

  • Keep your passwords secret from your friends and people you meet online.  If someone wants your password, ask permission from your parents first.
     

  • Do no write to or chat with anyone who makes you uncomfortable or scared.
     

  • Tell your parents right away if you see something on the Internet or an email that makes you uncomfortable or if someone is making you uncomfortable online.
     

  • Never meet anyone you've met online in person or have them visit you without parent's permission.
     

  • Remember that who people say they are online isn't always true.  For example, someone could say they are a 10 year old girl when they really are a 45 year old man.
     

  • Always ask your parents before buying anything online.
     

  • Always ask your parents before downloading music or movies.  It is illegal to download some things you find online.

Test your online safety knowledge with some games:

databases

Type in the barcode number from your Verona Public Library card for complete access to the following databases: 

   Encyclopædia Britannica

Encyclopædia Britannica for Kids
This database provides the full content of the current Encyclopædia Britannica as well as the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.  Also featured are video clips, quotations, atlases, timelines, and links to more than 130,000 websites.  For additional homework help, the Student Center even offers advice on how to write a research paper or prepare for an oral presentation.  Start your homework assignment here!
Provided by the Friends of the Verona Public Library

   

NoveList K-8 provides hundreds of hand-crafted "Recommended Reads" reading lists created for teens and kids covering both fiction genres and topics.  Designed with a bright, appealing layout, designed especially for elementary and middle school kids. 

Searchasaurus is for users in elementary or middle schools. Complete with erupting volcanoes, dinosaur guide and compass, Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface that encourages young researchers to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. 

Kids Search is specifically for elementary/middle school students.  The Kids Search interface combines a state-of-the-art search engine with a child-friendly, graphically-rich design that is both powerful and fun to use.

Student Research Center is designed  for secondary school students.  Users can easily designate which types of sources to search (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video).  They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate reading levels.
Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.  The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

Government Websites for Kids

Navigation Bar
Ben's Guide makes the government accessible to kids and also offers much more!  Check out this site to learn about animals, the environment, foreign countries, American history, and many other topics. 

Kids.gov
Find links to more government sites just for kids.  Explore, learn, and have fun!


US Fish & Wildlife Service 
Endangered Species Program ~ Kids Corner

Learn how loss of habitat and ecosystems can lead to a decline in biodiversity, and how the Endangered Species Act helps conserve endangered and threatened species.

Click here to search for a particular species.


The IUCN Red List
(List of Threatened Species)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN) has for more than four decades been assessing
the conservation status of species to highlight those
threatened with extinction and to promote their
conservation.

   

Many thanks to the New Jersey State Library for funding the EBSCO databases.  

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