Basic Educational Tutorials for Students

Whether your child is in elementary school or a senior in high school, video tutorials can help them understand the concepts they need to learn in a fun and engaging way. Review the following sites to find a video that's right for your child's needs.

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Discovery Education's Video Tutorials

Discovery Education offers free video tutorials for science, math, English and social studies. These video tutorials may be helpful for review or if your child doesn't understand a topic that was taught in class. Sometimes, hearing an explanation from a new authority (other than his or her teacher) can make the topic 'click'.

The English section of the site is categorized into writing, mechanics and grammar. These categories are further broken down into different grade levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The social studies videos concentrate on the government, including the election process and past presidents. Science videos cover the earth, physical and life sciences. Your child can watch tutorials about practical topics, like the water cycle, or learn fun facts, like the chemistry of fireworks.

Brain POP's Educational Cartoons

In Brain POP's Free Stuff section, you can find animated, educational cartoons that cover all subjects, from arts and music to engineering and technology. The cartoons feature Tim and Moby, a human and robot duo who teach viewers about a variety of topics.

For English, your child can watch animated videos about Shakespeare or how to find the main idea of a paragraph. Science covers topics such as Jane Goodall and the basics of wind energy. The animation engages kids and makes big concepts easy to understand. Many of the videos also include an activity. For instance, while watching the video about the Civil War, you can print out a worksheet that asks students to compare and contrast the Civil War with the Revolutionary War.

Free Explanations from Math TV

MathTV.com offers free video explanations for math ranging from basic concepts to calculus. The videos are generally 2-3 minutes in length. They are categorized by topic and provide a variety of sample equations. The teacher in the video models how to solve the practice problems. For most problems, your child can choose the person who will explain the solution. In many cases, there's even a Spanish version.

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