West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Additional K-12 Student Resources

Form two rows that meet at a right angle.
Classify different living things.
Abstinence education resource for students and parents.
WVSSAC Rules and Regulations Handbook for 2007-2008.
Illustrate the question, "What is x groups of (y + 2) things?" by placing an x piece along the vertical side and a y piece combined with 2 green cubes along the horizontal side.
An Alignment for all high school sports oranized by region.
This content resource is an interactive tour of Ellis Island.
The purpose of the HEAPS Grant Program is to encourage and enable needy West Virginia students, who desire to continue their education on a part-time basis at the post-secondary level. Students may apply for the HEAPS Grant Program and/or the HEAPS Grant Program Workforce Development Component.
All types of instruction permits and driver’s licenses may be obtained at most of the DMV Regional Offices. Learn more about how to get your driver's license here.
Instructional overview of the process to apply for and take the GED exam.
Physical examination form required in order to participate in athletic events.
A checklist of items to consider when making purchases.
Creating the Bill of Rights.
Graph/plot ordered pairs on a first-quadrant grid.
Match the correct blood with the patients to help them stay alive.
The first step in restoring the Branches of Power is to put the President, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court Justices into the buildings.
The first step in restoring the Branches of Power is to put the President, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court justices into the buildings.
This resource offers an opportunity to discover how a bill is created and then passed to become a law.
Free online algebra video lessons to help students with the formulas, equations and calculator use, to improve their math problem solving skills to get them to the answers of their Algebra 2 homework and worksheets.
Free online algebra video lessons to help students with the concepts, equations and calculator use, to improve their math problem solving skills while they study their Algebra 1 homework and worksheets.
Free online calculus video lessons to help students with the notation, theory, and problems to improve their math problem solving skills so they can find the solution to their Calculus homework and worksheets.
Free online geometry video lessons to help students with the formulas, terms and theorems related to triangles, polygons, circles, and other geometric shapes to improve their math problem solving skills while doing their geometry homework and worksheets.
Free online calculus video lessons to help students with the notation, theory, and problems to improve their math problem solving skills so they can find the solution to their Precalculus homework and worksheets.
Free online trigonometry video lessons to help students with problems on trigonometric functions and identities, among other important concepts, to improve their math problem solving skills so they can find the solution to their Trig homework and worksheets.
Eric has smashed his calculator.
How to calculate the area in different scenarios.
The mission of the West Virginia Career and Technical Education is to better prepare students for the world of work and higher education through education programs and training offered at the career and technical education sites throughout the state.
If you are looking for resources that can help you advance in your career, we encourage you to visit our career resource area. Here you can obtain information on universities and colleges, occupational licensing information, workforce training programs, and other career assistance information.
Not sure what career path is right for you? Try using this online tool to help get some career ideas based on your current interests and education goals.
Explore your career options by utilizing the career planning resources available here. Learn more about individual careers, perform a self-assessment to locate a career that is best suited for your interests and abilities and view a comprehensive listing of careers.
Use this service to help give you some career ideas based on your interests, skills, values and personality.
What issues do you want to ask candidates about?
Build a cell, fight off viruses, survive harsh worlds, and save the platypus species!
What will your DNA do today?
An interactive explaination of cell membranes.
Build a cell, fight off viruses, survive harsh worlds, and save the Platypus species!
Why do people celebrate Cesar Chavez's birthday?
Estimating fractions
Pay close attention to the clues, do your research, and you will turn out to be a super historical detective!
We've all gotten into fights. So what happens when countries and other large groups of people fight?
Create your own rollercoaster without getting stuck or crashing.
Compare statewide and independent colleges and universities located in West Virginia. Provides details such as tuition costs, student to teacher ratios, etc.
Visit this website to learn more about the associate degrees and certificate programs offered by community and technical colleges from around the state.
Learn how forces and simple machines can work together to create the Compound Machine.
Creating the Constitution.
Access the Department of Education Content Standard Objectives through this interactive online system.
Various Mathematical Games
Graphs and charts are great because they communicate information visually.
Graphs and charts are great because they communicate information visually.
Exhibits in a physical space like a museum may come and go, but online they can live longer. Here you will find online components of our museum exhibits, additional information about our exhibits and artifacts, and exhibits that won't exist anywhere but here.
An activity that highlights three ways of displaying information: Tables, Graphs, and Maps.
Complete nine group assignments with fractions, decimals, and percents as you organize players on teams.
Creating the Declaration of Independence.
There are a number of degrees available to West Virginia residents through the distance learning program. Visit this website to learn more about these degrees.
Practice your skills and knowledge of area and perimeter while designing the floor plans for a party.
The game Digging for Answers tests your research skills as well as your expertise.
Explore the National Archives collection in the Digital Vaults.
Learn more about the distance learning opportunities available in West Virginia. This website contains information on degrees offered, class schedules, registration info just to name a few.
The Virtual School initiative will help bridge the barriers of time, distance, and inequities for all West Virginia students by providing access to many of the same educational resources. I encourage students in West Virginia to take advantage of this website, and explore the tremendous opportunity it offers for the enrichment of their school experience.
You can do simple division in your head. Division using larger numbers can be written down using long division.
In Do I Have a Right?, you'll run your own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law.
Run a firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law.
Going to be driving soon? Learn more about the driver education program provided through the Department of Education to help you prepare to get your license!
Make sums of 1 and prevent your opponent from making sums of 1.
This document contains contact information for schools and school officials from around the state.
Daily life in ancient Egypt revolved around the Nile and the fertile land along its banks.
What do you need to be elected President?
An interactive learing area that enables you to view the bones of a human, chimpanzee, and baboon.
Looking to find a career that interests you? Whether you know exactly what you want to do in life or you are still trying to figure it out explore your career options here. Search careers by keyword, interests, personality and even perform a self-assessment to give you some ideas.
Interested in exploring learning opportunities? Visit this website to learn more about the educational opportunities available in West Virginia.
This interactive mathematics resource allows students to explore and interpret the mean, median, and mode of a created data set.
This interactive mathematics resource allows the user to explore the order of operations.
This interactive mathematics resource allows the user to explore the outcomes resulting from tossing a coin, rollinig a die, and using a spinner to perform single and double event probabilities.
Use factors to win a game of Bingo.
Type a factor into a tree. Repeat to find all prime factors.
There are numerous resources available online to help you learn how to pay for education and training beyond high school. This website provides a good overview of the the available resources such as grants, scholarships, student loans and work study, etc.
The purpose of WV-FAIR is to increase parents' awareness about the range of financial aid opportunities available for their children in postsecondary education. WV-FAIR's work, therefore, will focus on three activities: (1) Developing informational materials, (2) Conducting outreach to parents and (3), Providing parents with additional follow-up information and technical assistance.
There are numerous resources available online to help you learn how to pay for education and training beyond high school. This website provides a good overview of the the available resources such as grants, scholarships, student loans and work study, etc.
Find the Face is a game where you match African American heroes with the events that made them famous.
Fractions will appear on your screen. Spot if they are more, less, or equal to a half.
West Virginia's adult distance education program provides a flexible learning opportunity for West Virginia adults who need to prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) test, or who wish to brush up on their basic academic skills in preparation for an upcoming test or entrance into college. And it's free! You can now study any time of the day or night on a computer with Internet access.
Help Rex solve mysteries about rocks, fossils and minerals!
If you're studying Global Population at Higher or Intermediate level, this site is for you. When you go into the site you'll find an introduction to the topic and an overview of how and why population distribution has changed over time.
Solve word problems about rate. Select formulas to solve problems about rate, distance, and time.
Click on the grid to find bones for the dog.
Hop aboard our time machine!
Separate hydrogen and oxygen from water (H2O).
Separate hydrogen and oxygen from water (H2O).
Learning Games for Pre K-2
Stories for Grades Pre K-2
Learn more about the numerous grant opportunities available to West Virginian's to further education objectives.
Click on the state that matches the state name given.
2007-2013 WVSSAC Standardized Calendar for High School Sports.
This higher education grant application is to be used by students who are interested in applying for financial assistance to cover the costs of courses taken at participating educational institutions while attending school.
Are you thinking about going to college? Whether the decision has already been made or is still years away, please browse through our Planner Timeline, which we have designed to help you prepare for college. Please note that although you can complete most of the necessary tasks in your junior or senior years of high school, you should start planning as early as the eighth grade. Not only will this improve your chances of getting into your college of choice, but it will also make applying much easier.
History Alive! is a program that brings historical characters to life through portrayals by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. It provides a passport to the past for student and adult audiences in West Virginia. Presenters are available to non-profit groups across the state such as libraries, schools, museums, historical societies, and civic organizations.
Can you do any better than the real colonists?
History Mystery - Solve the Mystery in the Fewest Clues
Reading the Periodic Table, Building Atoms, Atomic Models, Elements in Common Items
The CFWV site from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has everything you need to explore careers and prepare, plan, apply, and pay for college.
HyperHistory Online navigates through 3,000 years of World History with links to important persons of world historical importance; civilization timelines; events and facts; and historical maps.
The West Virginia Library Commission provides statewide databases to assist West Virginian's with research projects.
Discover how the continent was irrevocably changed by European colonization, the events that caused the wholesale displacement and decimation of the land's original inhabitants, and how the 50 states came to be formed.
Click on each child to find out their favorite hobby to tally the totals.
On this website, you will discover clues about what really happened at the 1621 harvest celebration.
A cartoon analysis activity for teachers and students, provides an engaging, interactive resource to help students learn through use of primary sources from the American Memory collections.
Use a checkbook ledger to track spending and keep account balances up to date.
If you need help with or you want to review your algebra knowlegde, this resource features more than 100 videos that explain topics ranging from order of operations to quadratic equations.
If you need help with or want to review your geometry knowledge, this resource features more than 40 videos that explain topics ranging from the Pythagorean Theorem to similar triangles.
If you need help with or want to review your linear algebra knowledge, this resource features more than 200 videos that explain topics ranging from normal matrices to vectors.
If you need help with or want to review your probability knowledge, this resource features 50 videos that explain topics ranging from combinations to random variables.
If you need help with or want to review your statistics knowledge, this resource features more than 50 videos that explain topics ranging from normal distribution to standard deviation.
The Kids First Screening Initiative unites parents, health professionals and teachers to give West Virginia’s children the positive start in life they deserve. By working together, we can help ensure that every child receives the best possible chance to be healthy and ready to learn.
Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration vectors.
Select a grade level, and learn while you play.
Drag the states to the map until you have done all of the states.
Kids can follow the guide filled with puzzles, trivia, games, and history to learn about the legislative process.
You're a soldier in George Washington's Continental Army.
Locate a GED Testing Center closest to you and access additional information such as exam fees and testing dates.
Lure of the Labyrinth is a digital game for middle-school pre-algebra students.
We need you to travel back in time to the summer of 1787 and learn what you can from the delegates of the Constitutional Convention.
Each city on the map is a state capitol. Find the best path from your randomly-assigned start city.
Explore a diversity of mines around the world to locate prized minerals.
This informative website developed by "The Futures Channel" explores real world careers in math and science. Watch videos and learn more about career paths you may want to consider.
Math by Design invites students to become junior architects, working at TRC to create two different environments.
This interactive mathematics resource allows the user to explore the order of operations (brackets, exponents, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction).
Students select the correct answer to common math terms and operations on a multiple choice board.
Math Resources for Grades 3-5
Math Resources for Grades 6-8
Math Resources for Grades 9-12
Math Zapper is the easy, convenient, and cost effective place for children to practice their math skills, in the comfort of your own home.
Find the median height of the buildings in this mixed up collection!
The mission of the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is to train and mentor selected at-risk youth to become contributing members of society using the 8 Core Components in a quasi-military environment during a 22-week residential and one year follow-up program. Located at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, WV.
Roll over each sign and click the number that shows the correct multiplication fact.
A shown tile is the product of two factors. Drag it to a square where the missing factors meet.
Prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.
Your brain hears what it expects to hear, so what happens when a familiar song has some notes scrambled?
The NCES Kids' Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.
Our country's heritage owes a lot to Native American cultures.
An info-graph of Nobel Prizes awarded alongside conflicts and wars.
BBC NI Learning Website with video clips, maps, and animations exploring the Northern Ireland landscape for KS3 students and adults.
Crack the code on the safe to open it!
In ODYSSEY Online, you'll find museum objects from the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Go on an interactive journey with Captain John Smith to discover Jamestown and the year 1607!
Orbit Integers is a multiplayer racing game that allows students from anywhere in the world to race one another.
Orbit Integers is a multiplayer racing game that allows students from anywhere in the world to race one another.
Parentheses first, then multiplication and division, followed by addition and subtraction.
Paint the Map is a map puzzle. Paint the map of the U.S.A. to show if each state is above or below the national mean or median for a selected data set.
This virtual manipulative allows you to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam.
This virtual manipulative allows you to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam.
Use pictures, models, tables, and number sentences to interpret mathematical relationships.
Continuing your education beyond high school may require less money than you think. Every year, West Virginians receive over $150 million in federal and state financial aid. If you’re going to need help paying for your education, you’re not alone. Most families explore financial aid to help pay for education, and you have plenty of options. Many free resources are available, so you don’t have to pay anyone to help you find financial aid or apply for it. High school counselors and college financial aid offices are all ready to help you.
Someone has stolen an archeological treasure of extreme importance and international consequence.
It's never to late to start planning for your higher education path whether it be attending a technical school or a university. Use this website to get important information to help you create a higher education plan.
Rotate, reflect, and translate the shapes.
A variety of different activities made by the Potomac Highlands Watershed School.
Mathematical reasoning level 1
Mathematical reasoning level 2
Mathematical reasoning level 3.
So you want to go to college? Well between now and then, there is a lot to get done in order to prepare for your future! Remember, success in college means a world of opportunities. After all, college is possible and affordable. It's never too early to start planning. Visit this website to learn more about how to prepare yourself for college.
This online resource provides a detailed listing of higher education schools located in West Virginia. To learn more about the actual programs and majors offered simply select a school and browse the details.
West Virginia PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence) is a merit-based scholarship program designed to keep qualified students in West Virginia by making college affordable.
As students hop on and enjoy the rides, they must explore and apply proportional reasoning skills to solve a variety of science-based, real world problems.
Do you know their properties?
Learn how to read a map.
Resources for Grades Pre K-2
An animated outline of RNA Translation into protein.
Rock Hopper needs your help to reach the large rock on the other side of the pond!
This website invites students in grades 6-8 to take a trip around the world with a rock band while solving real-life problems using measurement, ratio, and proportion.
Find out the characteristics of rocks.
Deal a deck of cards, and find the difference between the two numbers.
Learn about equations and the lines they create as you rescue the Zogs and leave the Duplicators behind.
How much fun in the sun can you have?
My Savings Quest is a free interactive online game that teaches kids all about personal finance.
This online resource provides a comprehensive search for scholarships available to West Virginia Students. Search by keyword or based on personal information.
Science Resources for Grades 3-5
Science Resources for Grades 6-8
Science Resources for Grades 9-12
Do you have guts? Dissect a perch and crayfish to find out!
This search tool offered by Workforce WV will let you find occupational education programs that meet your needs. It will allow you to get descriptions of the various certified programs that are offered and to get information on how well the programs have performed in the past.
Continuing education telecourses are delivered directly to your home by public television. Visit this website to learn more about the participating schools and the available class offerings.
Shoot the arrow through the balls.
Learn about simple and compound machines while you explore the house and tool shed.
Slam the ball into the sides of the game board, and use your knowledge of angles, symmetry, and reflections to choose the best path.
The SMART529 family of college savings plans provide an attractive program for college savings that will help families prepare financially for the costs of attending college. This website contains detailed information regarding the savings plan to help educate families and manage your savings account online.
Match a variety of vehicles with their destinations and time periods to learn how much transportation in America has changed over time.
Social Studies Resources for Grades 3-5
Social Studies Resources for Grades 6-8
Social Studies Resources for Grades 9-12
Spartan boys had to complete a very tough programme of education which moulded them into good soldiers. You must complete a number of tasks to progress through the programme. Your aim is to complete the programme successfully, scoring as many points as you can, and so be elected into a mess and made a member of the Spartan army.
Students identify the missing number in a number pattern.
State Archives provides nearly 100 video resources relating to historical events ocurring in West Virginia. If you are interested in learning more about West Virginia history these video files are a wonderful resource.
Whether you want to relive a previous visit to the Statue of Liberty, you've never been to the park and want to get an idea of what it's like, a virtual tour is the way to go.
Telling time to the minute.
Summary of policy 4373: Student Code of Conduct. Learn more about student responsibilities and potential disciplinary actions.
Drag and drop the number cards to make sense.
Click on each shape to reveal their lines of symmetry.
Explore the world of the Ancestral Pueblo people of New Mexico.
Information and images on several important historical American documents including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
Matching and puzzle games.
Visit sites about the Pilgrims, the Wampanoag, and the famous harvest feast, and learn new facts along the way.
Celia Cruz was an enormous talent who had an impeccable sense of rhythm and an inimitable style.
In 'Shipwreck," you'll go back in time to the Late Bronze Age and have a chance to take a ship on a successful journey along its trade route.
The Oregon Trail website provides a virtual tour of landmarks along the historic trail.
Take a peek at the colorful world of plant pollination.
Follow a runaway slave to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1860.
Test your geography knowledge.
Follow a team as they reconstruct how the pyramids of Egypt were built on NOVA's "This Old Pyramid."
How many different ways can you help the ball reach its goal?
Top Marks is one of the largest independent educational websites in the UK.
Complete eight group assignments with equivalent fractions and representation of fractional parts as you organize players on teams.
Help Ziff fix buildings in Cyberspace by making sure parts fit by measuring different supplies.
The stories of passengers on the St. Louis reveal details of the plight of Jewish refugees during the 1930s, the implications of American foreign policy toward these refugees, and the Holocaust in general.
Looking to better understand a math concept? Try watching some of these video math tutorials that cover Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Contemporary Math, Statistics and Chemistry. High speed Internet access and the latest flash software is recommended.
This field trip integrates mathematical experiences and high adventure into a fun learning experience for middle school math students.
A virtual tour of the history of Jamestown.
The West Virginia Virtual Learning Network (WVVLN) is the distance education consortium of the 11 state colleges and universities and 10 community and technical colleges of West Virginia. The primary mission of WVVLN is to provide West Virginia Citizens with access to educational programs from the state's institutions of higher education by 100% online education technologies.
Website that helps provide students throughout the Mountain State with quality educational opportunities -- no matter where they live. The Virtual School initiative will help bridge the barriers of time, distance, and inequities for all West Virginia students by providing access to many of the same educational resources.
Grampy will hide behind the hedge somewhere between 0 and 1. To find him, you must enter a fraction in lowest terms.
Follow along with the Weather-Tron 3030 to help Report the Weather!
Old Photographs give us a look at what life was like in another time and place.
Interested in learning more about West Virginia's history? Test your knowledge through this interactive online quiz focused on West Virginia History.
Investigating angles and the use of protractors.
Match the President with the corresponding bill.
Be the first to pilot your weather airship from San Francisco, California, USA, all the way around the world and back across the USA to Miami, Florida.
Find Professor Wigglesworth, the worm hiding under the garden using the grid.
Take a virtual tour of the Wetlands of Winfield and learn more about this essential ecosystem. Plan your visit today with more than 50 hands-on activities you are certain to have a fun and educating experience.