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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!
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.
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood  Games, activities, more.
National Geographic Games
Nick Jr.   From Nickelodian.
Noggin!  Games and more. Pre-K-1.
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
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.
Monarch Watch
PlanetArkive  Learn about living things and their enviornment. Grades: 3-6.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Species
Virtual Frog Dissection
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 Agronauts
Amazing 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
NASAKids
National Air and Space Museum
Space 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 Hopkinson
Brian Jacques
Lemony Snicket
Mary E. Lyons
Katherine Paterson
Dav Pilkey
J.K. Rowling
David Wiesner
 
 
Biology
 
BAM! Body and Mind
Biology4Kids
Cells Alive!
Cool Science for Curious Kids
DNA 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 Exploration
Human 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
 
Bullying.org  Grades: All ages; A collection of bullying-related resources.
Dealing with Bullying   For teens.
Stop Bullying Now!
 
Careers
 
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 
 
Chemistry
 
The Atoms Family
Chem4Kids
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.com

The 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
RhymeZone
Thesaurus.com
WordReference   Online language dictionaries. English to Spanish, etc.
Your Dictionary  Dictionary links/look up.
 
Dinosaurs
 

DinoDictionary
Dino 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 Explorer
Earth 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.com
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Smithsonian   Art to zoology.
MSN Encarta
Globio Glossopedia
Infoplease Encyclopedia
Performing Arts Encyclopedia   Library of Congress.
Reference.com
Yahoo Kids Encyclopedia
 
 
Geography
 
Geography4Kids
NationalAtlas.gov   Make interactive maps within your web browser!
National Geographic for Kids
 
 
Health
 
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.
Kidspace @ The Internet Public Library   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.
Refdesk.com
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?
 
 
Math
 
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
FunBrain
Interactive 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
 
 
News
 
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
 
Reference
 
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
 
 
Science

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 Table
Darwin
  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 Perception

EurekAlert! 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 Online
National 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

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Sports
 
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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