Schools Online- U of I Extension

Schools Online

Featured Websites

  • Great Plant Escape
  • Fresh From the World...Where Your Food Comes From
  • Adventures of Herman
  • Great Corn Adventure
  • Walk in the Woods
  • Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini
  • Dr. Arbor Talks Trees
  • Riding the Winds with Kalani: A Weather Adventure
  • Let's Talk about Insects
  • Tree House Weather Kids
  • Out on a Limb
  • All-Star River Explorers

Additional Websites

HOT Project: Healthy Outcomes for Teens
The HOT Project is for website for middle school students to increase their knowledge about obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Best of Friends: Kids and Dogs
This website helps children learn about dogs, the responsibility of caring for dogs and how to be safe around them. (Intended for 4th-6th grade students)

Shake, Rattle and Slide
Learn about the work of earthquakes, volcanoes and glaciers. (Intended for 5th-8th grade students)

Forever Friends
Introduces young people to the daily lives, cultural arts and philosophies of people from China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam. (Intended for 4th-6th grade students)

Trees Are Terrific
Travel with Pierre as you learn all about how trees are important to us! (Intended for K-2nd grade students)

Secret Life of Trees
Learn all about the parts of a tree and why trees are important to us! (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)

Healthy Hopping
Jumping rope is fun and good for you, too! Learn nine different single rope stunts along with jump rope rhymes and games. (Intended for young viewers)

Business of Babysitting
Want to start your own babysitting business? Visit this site to learn what you need to know to become a great babysitter! (Intended for high school students)

Welcome to the Real World
Welcome to the Real World is a hands-on, real life simulation for young people to explore career opportunities and make lifestyle and budget choices.

Character Development
Those who work with and on behalf of young people, families, and communities can become involved in character education and promote ethical decisions in all facets of the lives of children and adults.

Animals Past and Present
Lessons about what happened to dinosaurs, and what animals lived in Illinois 65 million years ago, 10 million years ago, and today. (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)

Walk in My Shoes
Learn what it feels like to be older and what happens to our bodies as we age.

Character Education
Cultivating knowledge for purposeful living, students learn through literature, art, humanities, and throughout the existing school curriculum the benefits and consequences of behavior.

Windows to Asian Cultures
This curriculum consists of four units exploring the values and customs of the Asian countries of China, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Claude's Got the Scoop on Soil
Students learn about how soil is made, who really needs soil, and what happens to soil if you don't take care of it.

Knowing Your World
Lessons and activities to learn about acid rain, global warming, water resources and other environmental topics. (Intended for 4th-5th grade students)

Child Care for Teen Parents
Learn some basic guidelines for caring for children of teen parents.

Sports & Nutrition: The Winning Connection
Written and designed for today's young athlete, these easy-to-use nutrition guides work well in classrooms and after-school programs.