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educational sites for students

Activities and Games

123 Sesame Street
A Game A Day Educational word games. Grades: 4+.
Alfy Games, clipart, puzzles.
BookPALS Storyline Online Streaming video of picture book readings by celebrities. Wonderful site!
Candystand Games and more from Wrigley.
Count Us In Games to help children learn basic number concepts. Grades: Pre-K-1
CyberChase Animated adventure television series and multimedia project from PBS for children ages 8-11.
Food-Force A game that allows you to learn about world hunger. Downloadable.
Fun Things to Do Dress a bunny. Build a robot. Coloring pages. Grades: Pre-K-1.
Fun with Spot Based on books by Eric Hill. Activities, games. Grades: Pre-K-1.
FunBrain.com Games, activities and more.
Games and Activities From the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
It's My Life From PBS. Grades: 4-8.
Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun Games to enjoy while increasing your vocabulary.
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Games, activities, more.
National Geographic Games
Nick Jr. From Nickelodian.
Noggin! Games and more. Pre-K-1.
Play Kids Games Educational games.
Xpeditions Geographic games and activities from National Geographic.

Animals and Insects

Alaska SeaLife Center Satellite telemetry in rehabilitation and research.
Animal Diversity Web An online database of animal natural history, classification, and conservation biology.
Animal Planet
Animal Sounds Library
Animals From A-Z Information in an encyclopedic format.
Animaland Encyclopedia, games, humane education, and more.
Bat Conservation International
BoomerWolf All about wolves; information; games; mystery.
Care for Animals From The American Veterinary Medical Association.
Cats: Plans for Perfection National Geographic.
The Children's Butterfly Site
CritterCam Chronicles An "animal's-eye-view" from National Geographic.
eSkeletons Digitized versions of skeletons in 2-D and 3-D in full color, animations, and more.
Frogs: A Chorus of Colors
Insectlopedia Database, resources, more.
Kid's Planet Fact sheets, games, more.
National Wildlife Federation: Kid Zone Information, activities, Ranger Rick magazine tie-in.
The Nutty Birdwatcher
Monarch Watch
PlanetArkive Learn about living things and their enviornment. Grades: 3-6.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Species
Virtual Frog Dissection
Wild Birds Unlimited
Zoboomafu The first wildlife program specifically designed for preschoolers.

Arts and Crafts

A Lifetime of Color
American Treasures of the Library of Congress
The Art Zone
The Artist's Toolkit
Ask Joan of Art Ask art-related questions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
BRUSHster from the National Gallery of Art Extremely cool online painting machine!
Cartoonster Online tutorials on how to draw and animate.
Crayola Crafts, coloring pages, more.
Everything Art at the Smithsonian Museum
FLOW from the National Gallery of Art Motion painting machine. Prepare to be amazed!
Oriland An amazing site devoted to oragami.
Photo Galleries from National Geographic Kids
PixelFace from the National Gallery of Art Create portraits.
The Renaissance Connection Travel 500 years into the past to discover Renaissance innovations.
Restoration Online
SmARTkids An interactive investigation of ways of looking at, think about, and respond to art.
The Textile Museum

Astronomy and Space

Adventures of the AgronautsAmazing Space Astronomy: Our Place in Space An awesome site!Astronomy for Kids Astronomy Picture of the Day Aurora Page Basics of Space Flight The Constellations and Their Stars Cool Cosmos Earth and Moon Viewer HubbleSite NASA for Kids NASAKidsNational Air and Space MuseumSpace Sciences

Authors and Illustrators

Avi Jan Brett Coloring pages, activities, more Eric Carle Beverly Cleary Kristine O'Connell George Jenny B. Harris Will Hobbs Deborah HopkinsonBrian Jacques Lemony Snicket Mary E. Lyons Katherine Paterson Dav Pilkey
J.K. Rowling
David Wiesner


BAM! Body and Mind Biology4Kids Cells Alive! Cool Science for Curious KidsDNA Interactive Grades: 6 and up; Modules, resources, timeline, more.I Can Do That! A painless way to find fun facts about DNA, RNA, cells, protein and cloning.A Guided Tour of the Visible Human The Heart: An Online ExplorationHuman Anatomy Online Human Genome Project Microbes: The Microbiology Information Portal Grades: 9 and up.Putting DNA to Work Reconstructors Travel into the future (23rd century) and solve medical mysteries from the past!

Books, Books, Books

BookPALS Storyline Online Streaming video of picture book readings by celebrities. Wonderful site!
Fun with Spot Based on books by Eric Hill; activities, games.
Little House Books Maps, recipes, trivia, more.
Magic Tree House Activities, reader's and writer's club, more.
Thomas the Tank Engine


Bullying.org Grades: All ages; A collection of bullying-related resources.
Dealing with Bullying For teens.
Stop Bullying Now!


Careers: Links and Resources
CareerVoyagers Grades: 9 and up.
Changing the Face of Medicine: Women Physicians Grades: 6 and up; Resources, career information.
Exploring Career Information
The Fun Works: Careers You Never Knew Existed


The Atoms Family
CHEMystery Virtual chemistry textbook for high school students. Think Quest.
Elements Games
Home Experiments
Interactive Periodic Table
The Periodic Table of Comic Books See how elements are referenced in comic books.
Periodic Table of the Elements Grades: All; Interactive; From Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The pH Factor
Understanding Our Planet Through Chemistry

Coloring Pages

Black Dog's Online Coloring Book
Coloring Pages
Disney Magic Artist Online
Jan Brett Coloring pages, activities, more.Print and Go Coloring Pages From National Geographic

Dictionaries and Thesauri

Cambridge Dictionaries Online Dictionary.comThe Free Dictionary Dictionary and more.Medical Dictionary Merriam-Webster Word Central Dictionary and more.Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesarus MSN Encarta Dictionary OneLook Dictionaries A Basic Dictionary of American Sign Language Terms RhymeZoneThesaurus.com WordReference Online language dictionaries. English to Spanish, etc. Your Dictionary Dictionary links/look up.


DinoDictionaryDino Directory Guide to 332 of the most well-described dinosaurs, including 1301 images.Dinosaur Treks Webquest mystery. Dinosaurnews A webzine devoted to media coverage of all things "dinosaurial." Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Creatures Natural History Museum. The Dinosauria: Truth is Stranger than Fiction. Information, links, myths, more.Discovery Channel: Dinosaur Central Download a Dinosaur Designs for easy-to-make paper dinosaurs that you can download.Finding the World's First Dinosaur Skeleton LiveScience: All About Dinosaurs Scholastic: Dinosaurs! Ask a dino expert, cyberhunt, dinosaur tour, more. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Dinosaurs Walking with Dinosaurs Games, information, screensavers, more.

Earth Science

American Field Guide Video clips and information about ecosystems, earth and space, plants, and more. Auroras: Paintings in the Sky Grades: 6 and up.Climate and Global Change Cool Cosmos The Dynamic Earth Earth Observatory from NASA Ask a scientist, articles, images, more. Earth Science ExplorerEarth Science Picture of the Day Earthquakes for Kids Ask a geologist, science fair project ideas, facts, images, more. Geology and Mineral Sciences From the Smithsonian. Geology for Kids Geology Research and Information National Atlas of the United States Oceanography Weather Calculators Weather Talk Overview of major weather elements presented in a non-mathematical way.Zeus' Web Clarifying the myths of meteorology. Introduction to weather and climate and their effects.

EcoSystems and Ecology

American Field Guide Video clips and information about ecosystems, earth and space, plants, and more. Biomes and Ecosystems Wonders of the Seas

Encyclopedias and Almanacs

Baseball Almanac
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Smithsonian Art to zoology.
MSN Encarta
Globio Glossopedia
Infoplease Encyclopedia
Performing Arts Encyclopedia Library of Congress.
Yahoo Kids Encyclopedia


NationalAtlas.gov Make interactive maps within your web browser!
National Geographic for Kids


It's My Life Articles, information, games, videos.
KidsHealth.org Doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

History and Social Studies

American Centuries: View from New England
Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids Learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers.
The Black Inventor Online Museum
Country Studies Library of Congress.
Digital History
Federal Court Concepts Grades: 9 and up.
The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation (FFFBI) Places and cultures around the globe.
Hercules: Greece's Greatest Hero
Learning About the Holocaust The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Ice Treasures of the Incas An interactive expedition.
Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies A list of topics with links.
Living Room Candidate More than 300 commercials from every presidential election since 1952.
Meet Amazing Americans
Mughal India Grades: 6-9. Visual and textual resources. Interactive.
The Ottomans.org Information portal regarding the history, military, culture, and arts of the Ottoman empire.
Panwapa: Where Kids Shape the World Ages: 4-7. Sesame Workshop online community.
Photo Galleries from National Geographic Kids
Sacred Contexts: Discover What We Share Video, audio, and sacred texts.
Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches Audio clips of speeches from 1895 to present.
Slaves' Stories
Smithsonian Latino Center's Kids Corner Take a virtual tour through the museum. Amazing!
This Day in History From the History Channel.
Web Rangers! Solve mysteries, play games and live the stories - tons of fun activities to enjoy!
XPeditions Activities from National Geographic
Youth Leadership Initiative Nonpartisan site where students of all ages can learn about the political process.

Homework Help

Fact Monster From Infoplease.
Homework Spot Resources. Help.
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/ask/Grades: 1-8. Ask a librarian, links, more.
KOL Homework Help Links to various topics.
MSN Encarta Homework Sites
Math Homework Help Videos for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. From Discovery Education.
Yahoo Kids Homework Help

Language Arts

A Game A Day Educational word games. Grades: 3 and up.
A Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
A+ Research and Writing for High School and College
Between the Lions Stories, games, printables, songs, and more. Exceptional site.
Biography Maker
Book Hive A guide to children's literature and books.
BookPALS Storyline Online Streaming video of picture book readings by celebrities. Wonderful site!
Guy's Read Are you a guy? Looking for something to read? Go here.
Kids-Space Introduction to the Internet. Encourages artistic expression.
Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun Games to enjoy while increasing your vocabulary!
Literature Based WebQuests Grades: K-12. Award winning webquests.
Merlyn's Pen Fiction, essays, and poems by America's teens. Submit your writing!
OWL Online Writing Lab. Fabulous resource!
Surviving Dickens' London Flash game; Dare you take a tour of Dickensian London?


Abacus Coolmath An amusement park of math designed for fun. Cyberchase Chock full of games, online stories, free stuff, and of course, MATH! Figure This! Math Challenges for Families FunBrainInteractive Mathematics Grades 8 and up. Interactive tutorials Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles Learning Math: Geometry Grades K-8; Interactive activites, more.Math Cats Games, activities, more.Math League Help Topics Grades: 4-8 The Mint Mudd Math Fun Facts Grades: 10 and up. Math Playground Grades: K-6; Math games, puzzles, word games, more.

Museums Online

The Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico
American Centuries: View from New England
Hirshorn Museum
National Gallery of Art for Kids
Smithsonian Education A place for kids to explore, discover, and learn.
Smithsonian Latino Center's Kids Corner Take a virtual tour through the museum. Amazing!

Music and Dance

A Dancer's Journal: Learning to Perform the Dances of Martha Graham
Smithsonian Global Sound Download and learn about traditional music from around the world.
Smithsonian Jazz


BBC News for Kids
Kids News from National Geographic
Los Angeles Times Kids Reading Room
The New York Times Learning Network News summaries, daily quizzes, word of the day, more.
Scholastic News Online
Time for Kids News
The Washington Post: KidsPost


Ask Kids
Bartleby.com A comprehensive, searchable reference
Consumer Reports for Kids
Dewey Browse Find sites based on the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
Don't Buy It! Get Media Smart
FactMonster Games, quizzes, references, activities.
FirstGov for Kids
The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation (FFFBI) Learn about cultures around the world. Grades: 3-8.
How Stuff Works The name says it all.
Kid's Click Web search for kids using the Dewey Decimal System.
Kid's Corner Fact Finder from the U.S. Census Bureau. Grades: All.
The Library of Congress for Kids and Families
Strange Matter Discover the secrets of everyday stuff!
World Almanac for Kids Online

American Field Guide Video clips and information about ecosystems, earth and space, plants, and more. Atoms Family BrainPOP Check out the free movies section. Building Big Explore large structures and what it takes to build them. Companion to the PBS series. Changing the Face of Medicine: Women Physicians Resources, games, more. Grades: 6 and up.ChemiCool Periodic TableDarwin American Museum of Natural History. A plethora of information about Charles Darwin. Darwin 200 Natural History Museum. EIA's Kids Page: Energy Energy Quest Energy Quest: Super Scientists Brief biographies and resources. Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art, and Human PerceptionEurekAlert! Science News and Resources for Kids Exploring Time Time-lapse videos of a wide variety of events: glacier retreats, gymnast, seasons, and more. Franklin Institute OnlineNational Geographic for Kids Neuroscience for Kids Playing with Time Movies which show things sped up or slowed down; activities.Rockets Away! Exploring the science of rocketry. Rough Science Grades: 6 and up. Science Fair Topics Simply Science Resources, information, "flash bits," and more. Sodaconstructor Use digital soda straws to construct models.Understanding Evolution One-stop source of information on evolution.The Why Files: Science Behind the News The Yuckiest Site on the Internet


Sports Illustrated for Kids

Television Tie-Ins

Between the Lions Stories, games, printables, songs, and more. Exceptional site. bing and bongs tiny planets Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Panwapa: Where Kids Shape the World Sesame Workshop. Online community for ages 4-7. Playhouse Disney Sesame Street TeletubbyLand

Teachers and Parents: Make sure you check out the websites your students and children visit. The federal government offers an easy-to-understand article about kids' privacy here.

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