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For Parents: Recommended Websites
For Elementary School Students

  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide. The KidSpace pages from the Internet Public Library links kids to all sorts of exceptional resources for their Science Fair projects.
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    • Amazon Interactive. Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest, the people who call it home, and much more.
    • American Memory. From the Library of Congress, this website provides collections of documents and historical materials that portray the people and events that have made our nation what it is today.

    • Ask for Kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to search online. Designed to be a fun destination site focused on learning and "edu-tainment," this website uses natural-language technology that allows kids to ask questions and perform web searches in the same way they would ask a parent, friend or teacher.
    • At the Tomb of Tutankhamen. The National Geographic’s Web site is a “you-are-there” look at the unearthing of the boy pharaoh’s tomb.
    • Audrey Wood’s Website. Author/illustrator Audrey Wood and her husband Don have created an interactive look into the many books they’ve created. A great site for the Woods’ many fans.

     

    • The BoomerWolf. Join the BoomerWolf Detective Agency and help solve a case. Designed for children, this site offers amusing characters, adventures and sound science.

     

    • Sesame Workshop. Sesame Street in cyberspace, home of the Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and other characters of the popular children's television program
     


    • The Exploratorium. Discover the science behind the stuff you do every day with more than 18,000 award winning web pages exploring hundreds of different topics like exploring the science of hockey, tracking severe storms, and dissecting a cow’s eye.
    • FEMA for Kids. This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website teaches children, parents and teachers how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.
    • Franklin Institute Science Museum. A wealth of fun, educational, and exciting information from the famed Philadelphia museum. Visit the online exhibits or check out the “today's braindrop” feature.
    • Fun Brain. Great fun! These learning games are divided into age categories and are the Internet’s more advanced cousin to old-fashioned flash cards.

     

     

    • Smithsonian Education. The Smithsonian Institution’s site for students offers an interactive look at the museum’s treasures and educational program. It’s bright, colorful, and lots of fun.
    • KidsClick! This internet search engine of 600+ subjects for kids was created by the Ramapo Catskill Library System of Middletown, NY.  Try looking at the site through "Librarian's Eyes"
    • KidsHealth. Accurate, up-to-date information about growth, food and fitness, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments presented by the professionals of Nemours Childrens Hospitals. Find health games, How The Body Works animations, the Kids Vote health poll, and tons of surprises.
     
    • Kinetic City is an amazing collection of science experiments, games and projects for everyone to enjoy both online and away from the computer.
    • Magic School Bus. Take a tour!  Explore on your own! Find out what Ms. Frizzle and her class are up to now.
     
    • PBS Kids Online. The leading provider of digital learning content for pre-K-12 educators, offers a broad array of other educational services that continue to be parents’ and teachers’ most trusted learning environments for children.
    • National Museum of the American Indian The Smithsonian presents this beautiful site about the heritage of the American Indian with notes on current exhibitions, research links, publications, and more.
    • National Wildlife Federation. The Kids and Families website features articles from Ranger Rick, the environmental magazine for children; a homework help section; and briefings on such issues as the wetlands, endangered animals, water quality, and more.
     

     

    • The Oregon Trail. The story of the trail and those who traveled it. A compendium on the great western journey includes Fantastic Facts.   Related to the PBS program on the Oregon Trail.

     

    • Sports Illustrated for Kids. A busy, colorful site with articles about sports figures from Jackie Robinson to Jackie Joyner-Kersee, league standings, games, and more.
    • UNICEF Voices of Youth. Sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund, this site is a gathering place for children and educators to learn more about young people all over the world.
    • Virtual Frog Dissection Kit. A site made possible from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where no amphibians were sacrificed for this website.
    • The Why Files explores science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and presents topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    • World Flag Database. Sponsored by the United States Flag Store, find large, clear, printable flag graphics and basic country information can be found here.
    • Zoom Dinosaurs. An “interactive online hypertextbook” about dinosaurs, this commercial site is good for younger children, their parents, and teachers.
    For Middle & High School Students
    • ClassZone Follow along at home with 8th Grade Math Books online
    • go.hrw.com The Holt, Rinehart and Winston website for 6th & 7th Grade Math
    • Student Aid on the Web is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the Department's Student Financial Assistance office.
    • Tips on Good Study Habits-Personal study tips that aim to help you score excellent results for your examinations.
    • Research Process Helper. This site offers a framework to help students work through a research project. Its goals are information literacy, information problem-solving, and the research process.