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Beginning Your Internet Search
  Ask For Kids (formally Ask Jeeves)
    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," Ask for Kids uses natural-language technology that allows kids to ask questions and perform web searches.
  Internet Public Library
    The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.
    Web search for kids by librarians.
  Yahoo Kids (formally Yahooligans)
    The ultimate web guide for kids! Features fun and educational resources for kids with games, animals, music, jokes, movies, news, astrology, TV, science, e-cards, reference, and more.
    Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health.
  A+ Math
    This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively.
  Ask Dr. Math
    Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for math students and their teachers.
  Cool Math
    An amusement park of math designed for fun! Come for the games...Stay for the lessons. Bored with math? Confused by math? Hate math? Yeah, Cool Math can fix that.
  Math Cats
    Join the Math Cats in a land of creative, open-ended math explorations!
  Easy Bib
    EasyBib is an automatic bibliography composer. It formats, alphabetizes, and prepares your MLA works cited list for printing.
  Grammar Bytes
    Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude. Includes detailed terms, interactive exercises, handouts, and more!
  Poetry Express
    Poetry ideas and activities. This online guide offers help in making, sharing, revising, and publishing poetry--of special interest to creative writing students and instructors.
  Vocabulary University
    Vocabulary UniversityŽ participants learn English vocabulary in context (grades 4-12) with free word puzzles and activities.
  Weekly Reader
    Weekly Reader Classroom Magazines and Educational Supplements
  Word Central
    Merriam-Webster's Word Central offers kids a student dictionary, Daily Buzzword, and interactive word games.
Social Studies
    States and Capitals
  BBC History For Kids
    Inside History for Kids
  Ben's Guide to Government for Kids
    Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids on GPO Access provides a basic introduction to the Federal Government.
  Smithsonian Education of History and Culture
    Explore, Discover, Learn: Art and culture, history and travel, science and nature-explore all the Smithsonian has to offer at Smithsonian Students . From interactive Idealabs to homework help to strange but true facts, you'll find it here!
  White House Kids Page
    A history and tour of the White House especially for kids.
  Cool Science For Curious Kids
    Fun and interactive site to help kids appreciate science. Five activities adapted from science and children's museums. From the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
    The Exploratorium: a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception in San Francisco. Our site provides interactive online exhibits and exhibitions, activities, Webcasts, and more.
  How Stuff Works
    HowStuffWorks explains hundreds of subjects, from car engines to lock-picking to ESP, using clear language and tons of illustrations. We do the research so you don't have to.
  Kids Health
    KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
  Star Child
    This site is intended for students in grades K through 8. The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Francis Marshall (Acting Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/ GSFC.
News & Current Events
  Kids Newsroom is loaded with stories, pictures, games, contests and opportunities for learning. Each week, a new issue is added to the site with the latest news in sports, music and entertainment, health, history, local events and happenings around the world, all designed with kids in mind!
  New York Times Learning Network
    Connections for students, parents and teachers.
  Time for Kids
    The kids version of Time magazine.
  Art Safari
    An adventure in looking for both children and adults.
  NGA Kids
    NGAkids helps children develop interpretive and analytical skills through interactive discussions of paintings and sculpture in the National Gallery of Art, educational explorations, online interactive activities, and interactive art-making projects.
  Oriland is a fantastic paper world filled with designs made in the technique of Origami. You will be impressed by what can be made from paper
    Activities from the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago.
  Instrument Encyclopedia
    A guide to more than 140 musical instruments from all parts of the world. Includes photographs and descriptions.
  Introduction to Reading Music
    Uses simple terms to introduce the most important topics in reading music.
  Music Notes
    Music Notes: An Interactive Online Musical Experience goes in-depth into Music Theory, Music Styles, Music History, Musical Instruments, Music Professions, Games, and more!
  Play Music
    Provides information about musical instruments, composers, and musicians. With Shockwave plug-in, visitors can also play interactive musical games.
  Care For Pets
    Now it's more fun than ever to learn about pets and the people who care for them!
  Environmental Kids Club
Information and facts about the environment, animals and plants from the EPA.
  Kid Territory
    Kids can play games, read about zoo careers and animal profiles, ask questions, try science experiments, and create animal-themed crafts in Kid Territory, a special section to the San Diego Zoo's Web site. Play games, watch live animal cams and videos, and enjoy great animal facts, conservation tips, special content for kids, and online shopping. The San Diego Zoo is home to 4,000 rare and endangered animals, including giant pandas.
  Kids Planet
    Facts, games and stories about endangered animals.
  National Geographic Animals
    National Geographic Animals has photos, activities and links.


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