Online learning resources for school

In the last two years we have found our lives suddenly and inextricably lived through technology. At educational institutions, technology & learning have come centre stage, with a force and urgency. For educational content, the Internet holds phenomenal resources, more than ever before.

Here below, are hundreds of internet resources searched and curated for students and teachers, across subjects, largely relevant to middle and senior school curriculum.  It’s not meant to be the ‘most comprehensive’ list, but there’s enough high quality material to get you started. 

Note: The effort of aggregating the links below is not a paid promotion or commercial activity. It is public spirited and meant to help educators and students. I hold no responsibility for what is published within these links, on these websites. Further, it is the nature of the Internet for published material to rapidly change or be taken elsewhere. Therefore sometimes the links below may not work. Updating this is a continuous and huge personal effort and I do it when I can. Hope these resources will help your work as educators and students.

OVERALL, ACROSS SUBJECTS: The online learning initiative of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development. Encyclopedia Brittanica . Commonwealth of Learning’s open educational resources (OER) for open learning and home schooling. Resources for reading programs at all levels of learning, in English, some Indian Languages and French, relevant to South Asian Communities too. Make sense of timely topics and find general science support for your virtual classroom or learning together at home. site claims it is world’s largest library of online simulations and gizmos for Math and Science. Home page includes Gizmo of the week and focus on gizmos to build deep conceptual understanding. full of resources for teaching and curriculum mapped videos invaluable for math teaching, manipulables, math apps, content and tests. FREE, US standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more. Find resources for all kinds of topics on Biology Discovery Channel’s venture into education. Solutions for teaching and learning. online simulations in Math and Science that power enquiry and learning A rich compendium of teaching learning resources searchable across subjects and grade levels A huge compendium of publications, tools, data, resources and multimedia on science related topics from the United States Geological Survey Numerous quizzes, videos, science experiments, and even at-home classroom resources.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.comWhat a rich resource for kids! Games, videos, all about animals and so much more cool stuff. You can lose yourself here. Resources on the theory and practice of History from the Institute of Historical Research, U.K. The BBC’s links to their programmes on History The South Asia Institute’s links to resources for History teachers. The South Asia Institute (SAI) is at Columbia University and works on questions that relate to study Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Doordarshan’s landmark documentary series “Bharat Ek Khoj” Directed by the eminent Shyam Benegal Wonderful downloadable podcasts from BBC Radio of the book by Sunil Khilnani – Incarnations: India in 50 Lives


 Physical Structure of Living Beings lots of information on organs, muscles, skeleton and nervous system with great interactive games hundreds of images animations and descriptions of all the systems of the human body.  Great site! about health and nutrition, illness and disease. This tutorial uses 3D animations to explain the basic design of the heart and blood circulation of mammals.  How does the heart and blood flow work?

Reproduction & Growth All about reproduction, genetics and heredity. Full of resources. information on the changes that are experienced with adolescence

Digestion a simple cartoon on intestinal gas find out about bile and fat digestion from this great animation information and a game on the stomach

Respiration & Circulation all about lungs with a game construction and function of the heart. Great animation of heart and heart beat

Balance & Equilibrium information on organs of balance, the inner ear.  A great game on the ear with a balance animation

 Disease common diseases of children most common vaccines and inoculations healthy habits for children

Microorganisms A world without microbes. What would it be like? An animated video on 17th-century citizen-scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discoveries of microbes changed our view of the biological world.

Diet/Nutrition about the food you eat and what’s good for you

Human & other livings beings simple information on scientific classification

 Evolution & adaptation Do-it-yourself evolution! Use this humorous but powerful tool to test the effects of selection, mutation and chance on the evolution of a trait. table of geological periods starting 570 million years ago all about dinosaurs! more dinosaurs Learn biology terms by a drag and drop game to show category relationships. Includes terms from a growing list of biology topics.


Photosynthesis photosynthesis explained. What is photosynthesis and about Chlorophyll Simulation to study photosynthesis in a variety of conditions. A game!  Help detective Leplant and his detectives Bud and Sprout unlock the secrets of plants.


 Atomic structure a game-like atomic builder simple intro to atomic structure what are atoms, what is smaller than atoms? the simplest description of atomic structure with a diagram

 Properties of matter what is matter.  Easy information about solids, liquids and gases

 Chemical symbols and formulae an interactive picture table of all the chemical elements table of chemical elements and their basic information basics about the periodic table

Mixtures and compounds basic information on what  mixtures are information on solutes, solvents and concentration

 Acids alkalis salts well written information on acids and alkalis, thermodynamics and reactions


Heat an good description of how thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) work. an index page for lots of information relating to heat transfer topics such as conduction and convection

 Electricity a short illustrated description of the phenomena of static electricity.

 Magnetism numerous science activities in electricity and magnetism about Michael Faraday, who did groundbreaking work in electricity &magnetism

 Light light and mirrors – a game! on colours & properties of light


 Air website for K-12 students and educators with homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas for learning and teaching about the environment.

 Properties of Soils types of rocks

 Properties of Water about the molecular structure of ice and water

Impure Water and Water Pollution learn about water treatment process and what causes water pollution

 Farming and Agricultur Meet the man rescuing India’s rice diversity from extinction

Animal Husbandry information on goat keeping


Rational numbers all about numbers including information on rational and irrational numbers, integers & prime numbers the encyclopedia definition of rational numbers,,sid9_gci283997,00.html bit advanced but concise description of rational numbers

Real numbers for advanced learners simple lesson on properties of real numbers the encyclopedia description of real numbers

Square and square-root table of squares and square roots a simple lesson on square roots with exercises

Cube & cube root of cube root explanations with activity, links to cube root table and cube root rule

Distance rate & time simple lesson and exercises explanations of the formula with problems

Time & work some word problems with their solutions

Percentage a simple lesson on percentages with test simple lesson on percentages with a 3 way percent calculator and a percentage online solver

Ratio lesson and exercises in ratio and proportion

Simple interest & compound interest the compound interest equation


Algebra words common words and their definitions with examples

Equations terms used in equations lesson in writing simple equations and exercises lessons and practice about equations and inequalities.

Division of polynomials polynomial identities, step-by-step and with worked examples, how to do long division of polynomials

Fractions reducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.  Lessons and practice

Reading graphs graphing equations and inequalities

Similarity lessons and practice similar  figures

Statistics explore mean, median and mode through a game-like gizmo


Geometry words common terms and their explanations with examples

Triangles types of triangles simple lesson and practice

Circle simple lesson and practice circles, definitions and formulas

Square simple lesson and practice

Area formulas for finding area formulas for area of square circle and triangle circle calculator

Volume & surface area finding volumes for different shapes. Clear illustrations volume formulas surface area formulas

Parallel lines simple lesson and exercises about pairs of lines

Pythagoras theorem simple lesson and practice


About the Earth & its revolution all the basic facts about the earth…size, orbit, mass, density, axis, temperature, atmosphere etc spheres of the earth nicely explained all about earth’s weather inside the layers of the earth. Great colourful diagrams. Printouts and worksheets pages.

 Earthquakes and Volcanoes Rich with info on latest quakes, science project ideas, and educational materials on earthquake topics. useful information about earth tectonics and plate movement


 Role of flowing water world atlas maps showing bays, channels, gulfs, lakes, seas, straits and some rivers main rivers of the world ranked by size

 Ocean Waves About tides and how they are caused and lots of other geography links you can access from this page,

 The Oceans undersea life sea news, aquarium resources, the ocean realm, ocean exploration, sea lab, sea gallery, sea links and sea games! Can it get better than this? quick facts about oceans oceans ranked by size from the largest to the smallest

 Glaciers mount Kilimanjaro’s glacier is crumbling! artificial glaciers help farmers in Himalayas what are glaciers and icecaps and where do they exist


 Winds winds, hurricanes, storms and Beaufort wind scale

 Atmospheric Pressure and Winds the reasons for seasons.  Nicely illustrated


The Moon get pictures of the solar system, from any planet!  Make small animations of the movement of the planets. Get a picture of the sky, with the planets labeled! Get the positions of the planets in your sky, anytime. an explanation on why we see the phases of the moon lots of simple information on stars,         planets, the universe! the absolute wonder of what lies there.  Sky news, astronomy resources, the cosmos, space exploration, sky lab, sky links, sky games and lots and lots of pictures

Eclipses intro to solar eclipses, with simple explanation, table of years with solar eclipses, many links to images a great page on eclipses with animation and a simulation of a solar eclipse

 Maps, Map Reading different maps of India explore the continents, lots and lots of maps one of the best map sites on the Internet with rich geography content for educators.


Revolts against Unruly Monarchies The great age of monarchies in Europe.

Industrial revolution information from this online encyclopedia about the Industrial revolution with many hyperlinks Revolution and the growth if industrial society

The Modern Age a quick guide to the world history of globalization

 ENGLISH Resources form the English Language Centre at the University of Victoria of resources for learning English Grammar, Idioms and usage.


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