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Physical Science
Difference Between . . .

What's the difference between Ohms and Watts? Force and Momentum?  Kinetic and Potential Energy?

Well, you've come to the right place. This site offers short passages explaining the differences between often confused science concepts. Enjoy!

Building Molecules

Enjoy this simple virtual lab and construct molecules from atoms to better understand the difference between elements and compounds and how matter is classified.

Science Textbook Webpage

Our physical science textbook is published by McDougall Littell. This is the website for our textbook. Please note: this is NOT the textbook online. This site contains supplemental study tools such as videos, quizzes, Powerpoints, and links to other websites on related materials. In other words, this site is a great study tool! Please use this site often for study purposes, to have fun with science, and to prepare for AP in high school. No password is needed.

Physical Science Interactive Website

This site is called PHET and is sponsored by Colorado University. The science simulators allow students access to virtual science labs from home and school. Students are encouraged to use this site a lot because it helps students visualize complex science concepts in a fun and engaging format. Have fun!

Veritassium Science Channel

This is a creative science video blog from atoms to astrophysics created by Australian-Canadian physicist and filmmaker Derek Muller. Muller says the focus of his channel is "addressing counter-intuitive concepts in science, usually beginning by discussing ideas with members of the public." These videos teach science facts through higher energy scenarios using humor and real people in real settings. As with all online activities, parent supervision is expected. Be aware that Youtube displays commercials and ads in sidebars and during some videos.

Physical Science Georgia Virtual Learning

This the the Department of Education's Georgia Virtual Learning website for physical science. Students are encouraged to use this site for support and extra help.

Carmelo the Science Fellow

Carmello Piazzo is a science teacher in Brooklyn, New York, who performs science shows, much like magicians perform magic shows. This site has videos, games, and home-made science project ideas for students to enjoy. Enjoy this site on days you may be bored or it's raining. It's a great alternative to watching t.v. or playing video games. Remember, learning is fun, and it is up to you to engage your learning at home.

Kids' Science Experiments

Parents and students are encouraged to enjoy fun, safe, and well-planned science experiments with common house hold items. See first hand the wonders of science as it comes alive in dramatic fashion with these tried-and-true hands-on activities. NOTE: Although these are simple and safe science demonstrations, ALL safety procedures should be followed including but not limited too: ADULT SUPERVISION, safety goggles, hair and loose clothing pulled back, following all steps and procedures exactly, and common sense.

Chem 4 Kids!

If you are looking for basic chemistry help and information, visit this site. Chem4Kids has information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry. This award winning site explains the principles of chemistry as they apply to physical science in a colorful, easy to read format with numerous examples, graphs, charts and pictures. Understanding chemistry and the Periodic Table has never been easier!

Both SS and SCI links and General Study Skills

BrainPOP features videos, quizzes, and games for all subject areas and teaches study and test taking skills too. The HMS account "shuts down" at 5:30 pm each day, so students need to use this site as soon as they get home after school. UN - hms01  and   PW- hawk

Free Tutoring Help for Military Families

Get homework and studying help from a professional tutor any time you need it. FREE for students in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science, English and Social Studies.

GA College 411

Don't let your future sneak up on you. PLAN FOR IT. Use this website to help you plan your college or technical career path to you career. GET TO KNOW THIS WEBSITE VERY WELL. Parents, create your account and track your child's progression through high school, college, and career planning. Please note the tips to having a successful year in all grades, even 8th!

Social Studies Economics
The Mint

Interested in money? Who isn't?! In a few years, you’ll be an adult and get the opportunity to do all of things you’ve always dreamed about.  You could go to college, sail the seas, launch your career, start a business or even start a family.  No matter what you decide, you’ll need money smarts to make it happen.

Are you ready for the real world?  And do you have what it takes to make your dreams come true?

This website will give you tips and tools for managing money.  Get started!

The Stock Market Game

Experience virtual investing in the real world
. Learn how to invest in current market trends and how to
plan your future financial security. The Stock Market Game is a
free online resource that allows students and parents to create virtual accounts
and invest virtual money in real world stocks and market trends so you can learn
how to invest in the real stock market one day. The Stock Market Game is
sponsored by numerous financial institutions, including Securities Industry and
Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). The game is free but the
learning is priceless!

Feed the Pig

This is  a fun financial online program to teach financial responsibility and promote personal money management. It is never too late OR too early to learn responsible money management. Get started today! Feed the pig.....oink, oink!

SIMPLE Way to Make Better Grades
How doing "nothing" can improve your grades!

That's right! To boost your grades, you simply need to do nothing..........literally. Just go to bed earlier and get more sleep. Research has proven that more sleep revitalizes our brain power. Teens and adults today are typically sleep deprived, and getting more sleep will help our brain do its job better. Sure, you need to study, do your homework, and reflect on your school day, but if you don't get enough sleep, all this effort will be wasted. Reach your full potential and get some sleep!

Illustrated Encyclopedia
Q-Files Illustrated Encyclopedia

Do you have hard questions but want simple answers? Then this is the place for YOU!  Easy to read explanations with lots of pictures. Now get those answers and expand your mind!

7th Grade Life Science Sites
Coral Reef Adventure

Sites in the 7th grade Life Science section help students practice with interactive online tools to apply the science curriculum to everyday situations. Be sure to check out all the links!

Math Help
Virtual Nerds

Wish you had a math tutor at your beck and call each evening. Well, look no further! This site will answer your questions, guide you step by step through math processes, and build your confidence in math skills. So, whether you need real support or just want to affirm your confidence in your math skills, this site is for you!

Translated Math Word List English to Spanish

This is a concise list of math words translated from English to Spanish. Feel free to download and print this great resource!

A - L math flashcards translated!

You can review or print these colorful math flashcards that are translated from English to Spanish. Thank you, Granite School District for use of this awesome resource!

M-Z math flashcards translated English to Spanish

This is part 2 of the colorful flashcards of math terms translated from English to Spanish. Thank you, Granite School District, for this awesome resource!

Free Online Books
Open Library

Gutenberg Project

Good Reads

Classic Reader

Read Any Book

Read Central

Get Georgia Reading

NOTE: This website is only available during the summer. However, it offers audible options for all books, interactive reading tips, and a plethora of graphic novels.

8th Grade Social Studies Georgia History
Textbook link for Georgia History

This is the website for the classroom textbook. Now, even if a child forgets his/her textbook at school, a student can access the textbook online and continue studying at home. This site not only has the chapter text passages, but it has cryptograms, quizzes, and Powerpoint presentations for support. Please use often. Georgia's history is pretty awesome, so dig in!  Password:  ga11hist      (Those are number "ones," not letter "L.")

Today in Georgia History

Today In Georgia History is an exciting, award-winning educational project that focuses on an historical event or person associated with a particular day in Georgia history. These short segments aired daily on GPB television and radio stations across the state from 2011-2013, and are now archived and available on this site. Use this site to help you study for tests and just to get your great state better. Enjoy!

New Georgia Encyclopedia

Welcome to the redesigned site of the New Georgia Encyclopedia! More than two years' worth of researching, planning, designing, and legwork have gone into producing the next generation of the NGE. Originally launched in 2004, the NGE is the first state encyclopedia to be conceived and designed exclusively for publication online. This authoritative resource contains original content and helps users understand the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia's still-unfolding story. This site is an awesome resource for studying for tests, researching for projects, and just getting to know your state better. Enjoy and use it often.

Georgia Virtual Learning 8SS

This is the Department of Education's Georgia Virtual Learning website for 8th Georgia History (SS). Students are encouraged to use this site for support and extra help.

2011 Textbook: My State History

Our current textbook has been around for a while and the publishing company has released a new edition. For this reason, the link to our textbook may no longer work, so I am providing you with the link to the new textbook link. Keep in mind that this is not the textbook we use in class; however, the information is the same, many of the Powerpoint presentations are the same, and using this site will still be beneficial for studying. The password for this site is gamsh17.

Georgia Historical Society

Founded in 1839 with the mission to collect, examine and teach Georgia and American history through education and research. This is a great site for primary documents, research for projects, and just to learn more about your great state. Use this site often, especially as an alternative to watching t.v. or playing video games. Enjoy!

GA Geography Flip Quiz

Use this interactive game to learn unique facts about GA's climate, location, and key physical features.

Prehistoric Native Americans

Get in some extra practice on the BIG IDEAS of the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian Indians.