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:
https://swayam.gov.in The online learning initiative of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
https://www.britannica.com Encyclopedia Brittanica .
https://www.col.org/programmes/open-schooling/oer-open-schooling-oer4os Commonwealth of Learning’s open educational resources (OER) for open learning and home schooling.
https://storyweaver.org.in Resources for reading programs at all levels of learning, in English, some Indian Languages and French, relevant to South Asian Communities too.
https://www.exploratorium.edu/learn Make sense of timely topics and find general science support for your virtual classroom or learning together at home.
https://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfmThe 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.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach full of resources for teaching and curriculum mapped videos
https://www.geogebra.org/?lang=en invaluable for math teaching, manipulables, math apps, content and tests.
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org FREE, US standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources Find resources for all kinds of topics on Biology
https://www.discoveryeducation.com Discovery Channel’s venture into education. Solutions for teaching and learning.
https://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm online simulations in Math and Science that power enquiry and learning
https://www.learner.org/classroom-resources/ A rich compendium of teaching learning resources searchable across subjects and grade levels
https://www.usgs.gov/science/science-explorer A huge compendium of publications, tools, data, resources and multimedia on science related topics from the United States Geological Survey
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/at-home-education-resources/ 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.
https://archives.history.ac.uk/history-in-focus/Whatishistory/index.html Resources on the theory and practice of History from the Institute of Historical Research, U.K.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/genres/factual/history The BBC’s links to their programmes on History
https://sai.columbia.edu/links-teachers 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f6vdW91hLA&list=PL1EG23oYcaFu6SNAiofd0uco0sD0JeVji Doordarshan’s landmark documentary series “Bharat Ek Khoj” Directed by the eminent Shyam Benegal
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05rptbv/episodes/downloads Wonderful downloadable podcasts from BBC Radio of the book by Sunil Khilnani – Incarnations: India in 50 Lives
SCIENCE > HUMANS
Physical Structure of Living Beings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody lots of information on organs, muscles, skeleton and nervous system with great interactive games
http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html hundreds of images animations and descriptions of all the systems of the human body. Great site!
https://www.factmonster.com/math-science/health about health and nutrition, illness and disease.
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/cardio/index.html 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
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/science/life-science/genetics-and-heredity/ All about reproduction, genetics and heredity. Full of resources.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/index.shtml?lifecycle information on the changes that are experienced with adolescence
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/minilec/gas.html a simple cartoon on intestinal gas
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/bile/index.html find out about bile and fat digestion from this great animation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/stomach/stomach.shtml information and a game on the stomach
Respiration & Circulation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/lungs/lungs.shtml all about lungs with a game
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/heart/heart.shtml construction and function of the heart. Great animation of heart and heart beat
Balance & Equilibrium
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/balance/balance.shtml information on organs of balance, the inner ear. A great game on the ear with a balance animation
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768645.html common diseases of children
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876007.html most common vaccines and inoculations
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768634.html healthy habits for children
https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources/world-without-microbes A world without microbes. What would it be like?
https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources/animated-life-seeing-invisible An animated video on 17th-century citizen-scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discoveries of microbes changed our view of the biological world.
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0882305.html about the food you eat and what’s good for you
Human & other livings beings
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0193009.html simple information on scientific classification
Evolution & adaptation
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/evol/index.html 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.
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001822.html table of geological periods starting 570 million years ago
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0776511.html all about dinosaurs!
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/dinopage1.html more dinosaurs
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/organize-it/index.html Learn biology terms by a drag and drop game to show category relationships. Includes terms from a growing list of biology topics.
SCIENCE > PLANTS
http://www.ftexploring.com/photosyn/photosynth.html photosynthesis explained.
http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/chlorophyll/chlorophyll_h.htm What is photosynthesis and about Chlorophyll
https://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&ResourceID=395 Simulation to study photosynthesis in a variety of conditions.
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/ A game! Help detective Leplant and his detectives Bud and Sprout unlock the secrets of plants.
SCIENCE > MATTER
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/atom/ a game-like atomic builder
http://education.jlab.org/atomtour/index.html simple intro to atomic structure
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_intro.html what are atoms, what is smaller than atoms?
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_structure.html the simplest description of atomic structure with a diagram
Properties of matter
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_intro.html what is matter. Easy information about solids, liquids and gases
Chemical symbols and formulae
http://chemicalelements.com an interactive picture table of all the chemical elements
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001826.html table of chemical elements and their basic information
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0905215.html basics about the periodic table
Mixtures and compounds
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_mixture.html basic information on what mixtures are
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_solution.html information on solutes, solvents and concentration
Acids alkalis salts
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/react_intro.html well written information on acids and alkalis, thermodynamics and reactions
SCIENCE > ENERGY
http://www.howstuffworks.com/thermos.htm an good description of how thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) work.
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/heatra.html#c1 an index page for lots of information relating to heat transfer topics such as conduction and convection
http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html a short illustrated description of the phenomena of static electricity.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconmagnetism.html numerous science activities in electricity and magnetism
http://www.phy.hr/~dpaar/fizicari/xfaraday.html about Michael Faraday, who did groundbreaking work in electricity &magnetism
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/optics/mirrorgame_e.html light and mirrors – a game!
http://webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/ on colours & properties of light
SCIENCE > ENVIRONMENT
http://www.epa.gov/kids/air.htm 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
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0900642.html types of rocks
Properties of Water
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/modules/water/info_water.html about the molecular structure of ice and water
Impure Water and Water Pollution
http://www.epa.gov/kids/water.htm learn about water treatment process and what causes water pollution
Farming and Agricultur
https://www.thebetterindia.com/189462/debal-deb-seed-bank-conserves-native-rice-variety-inspiring-india/ Meet the man rescuing India’s rice diversity from extinction
http://www.indiaagronet.com/indiaagronet/Animal_husbandry/animalh_3.htm information on goat keeping
MATH > ARITHMETIC
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769475.html all about numbers including information on rational and irrational numbers, integers & prime numbers
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_number the encyclopedia definition of rational numbers
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci283997,00.html bit advanced but concise description of rational numbers
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RealNumber.html for advanced learners
http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U2L1GL.html simple lesson on properties of real numbers
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_number the encyclopedia description of real numbers
Square and square-root
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875883.html table of squares and square roots
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L9GL.html a simple lesson on square roots with exercises
Cube & cube root
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube_rootexplanation of cube root
http://www.learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=3833 explanations with activity, links to cube root table and cube root rule
Distance rate & time
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L3GL.html simple lesson and exercises
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.distance.html explanations of the formula with problems
Time & work
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/workprob.htm some word problems with their solutions
http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol4/meaning_percent.html a simple lesson on percentages with test
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/HotSubjects_percents.html simple lesson on percentages with a 3 way percent calculator and a percentage online solver
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L1GL.html lesson and exercises in ratio and proportion
Simple interest & compound interest
http://www.math.com/tables/general/interest.htm the compound interest equation
MATH > ALGEBRA
http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L1GL.html common words and their definitions with examples
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0881931.html terms used in equations
http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L3GL.html lesson in writing simple equations and exercises
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html lessons and practice about equations and inequalities.
Division of polynomials
http://www.math.com/tables/algebra/polynomials.htm polynomial identities
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydiv.htmDemonstrates, step-by-step and with worked examples, how to do long division of polynomials
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/PreAlgebra.html reducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Lessons and practice
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html graphing equations and inequalities
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L4GL.html lessons and practice
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U3L2GL.html similar figures
http://www.explorelearning.com/GizmoList.cfm explore mean, median and mode through a game-like gizmo
MATH > GEOMETRY
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L1GL.html common terms and their explanations with examples
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876325.html types of triangles
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U2L2GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L6GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/circles.htm circles, definitions and formulas
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U2L3GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876858.html formulas for finding area
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/areas.htm formulas for area of square circle and triangle
http://www.math.com/students/calculators/source/circle-solver.htm circle calculator
Volume & surface area
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876212.html finding volumes for different shapes. Clear illustrations
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/volumes.htm volume formulas
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/surfareas.htm surface area formulas
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L3GL.html simple lesson and exercises about pairs of lines
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U3L4GL.html simple lesson and practice
GEOGRAPHY > EARTH
About the Earth & its revolution
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/index.shtml all the basic facts about the earth…size, orbit, mass, density, axis, temperature, atmosphere etc
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/spheres.html spheres of the earth nicely explained
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772916.html all about earth’s weather
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Inside.shtml inside the layers of the earth. Great colourful diagrams. Printouts and worksheets pages.
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
https://www.usgs.gov/natural-hazards/earthquake-hazards/education Rich with info on latest quakes, science project ideas, and educational materials on earthquake topics.
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html useful information about earth tectonics and plate movement
GEOGRAPHY > WATER
Role of flowing water
http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/watera.htm world atlas maps showing bays, channels, gulfs, lakes, seas, straits and some rivers
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001779.html main rivers of the world ranked by size
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa012601a.htm About tides and how they are caused and lots of other geography links you can access from this page,
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0854884.html undersea life
http://www.seasky.org/sea.html sea news, aquarium resources, the ocean realm, ocean exploration, sea lab, sea gallery, sea links and sea games! Can it get better than this?
http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/oceans/peakinterest.html quick facts about oceans
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001773.html oceans ranked by size from the largest to the smallest
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/09/0923_030923_kilimanjaroglaciers.html mount Kilimanjaro’s glacier is crumbling!
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0830_artglacier.html artificial glaciers help farmers in Himalayas
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthglacier.html what are glaciers and icecaps and where do they exist
GEOGRAPHY > WIND
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772916.html winds, hurricanes, storms and Beaufort wind scale
Atmospheric Pressure and Winds
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/seasons/seasons.html the reasons for seasons. Nicely illustrated
GEOGRAPHY> SOLAR SYSTEM
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/handson/index.html 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.
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/phases/phases.html an explanation on why we see the phases of the moon
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769132.html lots of simple information on stars, planets, the universe!
http://www.seasky.org/sky.html 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
http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/SEprimer.html intro to solar eclipses, with simple explanation, table of years with solar eclipses, many links to images
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/eclipses/eclipses.html a great page on eclipses with animation and a simulation of a solar eclipse
Maps, Map Reading
http://mapsofindia.com/ different maps of India
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents, lots and lots of maps
www.maps.com one of the best map sites on the Internet with rich geography content for educators.
HISTORY > MODERN AGE
Revolts against Unruly Monarchies
https://www.britannica.com/topic/history-of-Europe/The-great-age-of-monarchy-1648-1789 The great age of monarchies in Europe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial+Revolution information from this online encyclopedia about the Industrial revolution with many hyperlinks
https://www.britannica.com/topic/history-of-Europe/Revolution-and-the-growth-of-industrial-society-1789-1914 Revolution and the growth if industrial society
The Modern Age
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~dludden/global1.htm a quick guide to the world history of globalization
https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/ Resources form the English Language Centre at the University of Victoria
https://www.ef.com/wwen/english-resources/Plenty of resources for learning English Grammar, Idioms and usage.