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Sixth Grade
There are times during the day when students might benefit from enhancing or reinforcing curriculum skills independently.  Students may use these sites in lieu of classroom work already mastered. Sites include resources, tools, practice games and research links.

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ALERT! These links will take you to sites outside the Nieman EL site. Nieman Enhanced Learning Center and the Shawnee Mission School District are not responsible for material linked to outside websites.   Students need to understand that conflicting information may be found on the Internet.  Teachers should visit all sites to make sure that they are appropriate for grade level learners in content and readability.

TEACHERS: If you find sites that you would like added to or removed from these lists just email

Reading and Language Arts Vocabulary

Online magazines

Math "Games"

Online books, magazines, and poems


Science and Health

Science Extras

Social Studies

Author's Sites

Research Helpers


Social Studies Games (fun only)

Fun Sites



Reading and Language Arts

*Expand Vocabulary

Language Arts Activities   After you choose the activity you want to do you will be asked to register.   Click on the button that says "Maybe Later". Choose an activity that is at you grade level or higher. Try Punctuation Paintball, Rocket Word Tag, Supernova Sentence Structures, and Alien Word Mine.

Grammar Gorillas
Paint by Idioms
The Plural Girls
Word Confusion
Rooting Out Words

Online Magazines
*Read fluently at grade level
*Read self-selected materials
*Apply reading strategies

National Geographic Explorer
Time Magazine for Kids
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Consumer Reports 4 Kids
Scholastic News
Science News for Kids

Online Books, Stories and Poems
Winged Sandals
Myth Web
The Adventures of Banph
Bunyips: Aboriginal Stories from Australia 
Fletcher Hill Stories
Giggle Poetry
Brothers Grimm
Kid's Mysteries
Peetnik Mysteries
Famous People Read Stories

Author's Sites
Judy Blume's Home Base
Brian Jacques Official Site
Harry Potter Homepage
Roald Dahl
Lemony Snicket 

*Apply the writing process
*Use different modes of writing for different purposes
*Use characteristics of all six traits writing

Paragraph Punch   Use this interactive application to practice writing a good paragraph.
Essay Punch Use this interactive application to practice writing a good essay. 
Creative Writing for Kids
Creative Writing Prompts
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Writing the Journey
Stationary for Your Writing

*Use and interpret graphs, charts and tables

Tables and Graphs
Create A Graph
Using Data and Statistics
Data Picking

Science and Health

*Design and conduct a controlled experiment to test a hypothesis

Science Fair Central

All Science Fair Projects

*Explain the life cycle of stars

Ask an Astronomer
Scientific Background
Astronomy for Kids

*Develop an understanding of spatial relationships of the solar system

The Nine Planets
The Planets
Kid’s Astronomy

*Observe how light is transmitted, reflected, refracted and absorbed

Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics and You Light and Optics
Make a Splash with Color  

*Describe the process of photosynthesis

How Do Plants Live From the Light of the Sun?
Real Trees for Kids
Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

*Describe the body's immune system and the effect of HIV/AIDS

How Your Immune System Works
The Immune System

Science Extras
Science Mysteries
The NASA Science Files
NASA Space Place
Cloud Clues
National Geographic for Kids
Try Science
Sim Science

Particle Adventure
Acme Virtual Detective Agency
Cool Science for Curious Kids
Sports Science
The Atoms Family

Social Studies

*Identify the social sciences as elements of a culture

Ancient Cultures

*Compile a research project demonstrating the understanding of a culture

The World Factbook
Infoplease Countries

*Identify the Five Themes of Geography

5 Themes of Geography

World Atlas "The List"
GeoBee Challenge

*locate major physical and political features of earth from memory

Research Helpers
Citation Machine


Word Central (Merriam Webster)
Rhyming Dictionary
Fact Monster
Library Spot 

Social Studies Games
Crypt Raider
Diego Smart
Pharoah's Tomb


*Apply a variety of problem solving strategies
Grade 6 Problems
Aunty Math's Challenges

Translating Word Problems

Coin Weighing

*Classify polygons by attribute

Shape Sorter Tool
Investigating the Concept of Triangle and Properties of Polygons: Creating Polygons
Geometry of the Ancients

*Factor composite numbers into prime numbers

The Factor Game
Eratosthenes Sieve
The Primes Page
Prime Puzzles 

*Apply divisibility rules for 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10

Divisibility Practice
Divisibility by 2 Divisibility by 3 Divisibility by 4 Divisibility by 5 Divisibility by 6
Divisibility by 7 Divisibility by 8 Divisibility by 9 and 10

*Add and subtract positive and negative numbers

What is It?
Adding and Subtracting Integers Gizmo
Color Chips addition
Color Chips subtraction

*Use all four operations with fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators

Visual Fractions
Fraction Practice
Cool Math Fractions

*Use all four operations with decimals

Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Multiplying thousandths by tenths (explanation and practice)
Multiplying thousandths by hundredths (explanation and practice)

*Find the area of rectangles and parallelograms and the perimeter of any polygon

Perimeter and Area of Polygons
Bucky’s Blueprints

*Know and apply basic measurements and their equivalencies for length, mass, and capacity in standard and metric measurement systems

Fact Monster
Measurement Quizzes
Measurement Games

*Determine probability using simulations

What Are Your Chances?
Introduction to Probability
Probability in the Real World
Probability Problems
          Two Bears

          It’s Not Fair! She Always Wins!
          The Birthday Problem
Probability from Math Goodies

*Read and write equations with one variable

Basics of Algebra
Introduction to Algebra
Solving Equations
History of Algebra
Absurd Math
Go Figure!

Pattern Blocks


Online Paint by Number
Japanese Crosswords
Paint by Number

Math "Games”
Cool Math
Simon Says
Metropolis: Game of Percent, Decimals and Fractions
Interactive Games
Magnetic Numbers  
Da Numba


American Museum of Natural History 
The Field Museum
Boston Museum of Science


Fun Sites

How Stuff Works

Digital Films
City Creator
Brain Pop videos

Yuckiest Site on the Internet
Art Attacks

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