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Animals

Animal Fact Guide
Learn interesting facts about animals around the world. The site includes animal videos such as a rare pygmy hippopotamus at an Australian zoo and a wildlife blog.

Ocean Portal
Find Your Blue created by the Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History. Discover the sea through a fun-filled blog, media gallery video, or current museum happenings. Explore ocean life and amazing ocean photos. Under the Educator's Corner, check-out lessons plans for all grades.

All About Birds
Learn all about birds in this website created by the Cornell Lab of Orinthology. Bird names, species, location and history are all featured. Also included are bird songs and videos.

Age of the Dinosaurs
A comprehensive, easy-to-navigate site about the rise and fall of dinosaurs, fossils, and sea monsters. Site is sponsored by the BBC in conjunction with their television series "Walking with Dinosaurs."

SwitchZoo Animal Games
Play animal games, solve animal puzzles, take a guided tour, and join a zoo quest while you make new animals at this virtual zoo.

 

The Arts

Make Stuff with Capstone Kids
Recipes and instructions for some really fun projects!

Colour with Leo
Explore the world of art through interactive games, hands-on activities, and lessons with a young Leonardo da Vinci.

Music Classics for Kids
Learn about some of world's greatest classical composers and listen to amazing music! This site also includes information about the history of music, games, and materials for caregivers and educators, and lots of multimedia content.

Picasso Head
Create a painting online with Picassos style using a virtual canvas, save it, and email it to a friend. Get inspiration from a gallery of Picasso-like samples already created.

 

 

History & Biography

Odyssey Online
Discover Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and sub-Saharan African cultures with puzzles and interactive games.

Middle Ages
Explore what life was really like in the Middle Ages including how people lived their daily lives, practiced religion and what kind of clothing they wore.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
These are women who were writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Search for biographies of distinguished women by name or by field.

 

 

Literature & Languages

The Story Home
A site that provides original and classic children’s audio stories for free. Find classic, originals, podcasts, featured authors, holiday stories, animal stories, storytelling tips and more on this fun filled site.

Chillola
A free foreign language learning site for children.  Simple games, activities, and resources for learning vocabulary in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and more.

Story Blocks
Get your child ready to read! Watch short videos modeling songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. Each video includes helpful early literacy tips. Sorted by age groups (babies, toddlers, and preschoolers)

Get Set 4 Kindergarten
This amazing guide to school readiness includes four sections that change monthly: kindergarten skills readiness, getting ready to read, health and wellness, and an information printout. Notably, each section includes book and website recommendations.

 

Mathematics & Computers

Carnegie Cyber Academy
Tips for kids and parents on internet safety as well as an interactive educational game, Carnegie Cadets!

Dance Mat Typing
Would you like to learn how to type? Work your way through the four levels at this site.

A+ Click
More than 1000 challenging math problems and illustrations for grades 1-12

FunBrain
Who ever thought learning math could be so much fun? Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games. Includes some teacher and parenting resources.

Maths Dictionary for Kids
An animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 500 common mathematical terms using simple language and visual examples.

Measurements Converter
A conversion table for weight, time, length, area, speed, pressure, and other things.

 

Reference Desk

Encylopedia.com
A free online encyclopedia with entries, article, facts, images and more from authoritative and respected sources often used in libraries.

Merriam-Webster Online (Dictionary & Thesaurus)
Aside from the wonderful access to the dictionary, this site offers words games and a word for the day.

Kids Know It Network
Visit this website for games, activities, worksheets and information about subjects like history, geography, geology, spelling, dinosaurs, math, and astronomy. You can also find free educational songs and videos.

 

Sciences

NASA’s Space Place
NASAs Space Place includes games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.

My First Garden
This "guide to the world of fun and clever gardening" offers information and hands-on guidance about flowers, vegetables and the principles of horticulture.

Climate Kids
Climate Kids offers kids clear answers to questions on global climate change through sections on weather, air, the ocean, fresh water, carbon, energy, plants and animals and technology. Includes educational games, activities, crafts, videos and information on green careers.

Farmer’s Almanac for Kids
A children’s version of the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Contains facts about weather, star gazing, history and more.

Spatulatta.com
Spatulatta.com presents kids with beginning cooking tips and recipes while encouraging them to eat well and to understand the connection between farms and the dinner table. The site also encourages kids to ask family members for recipes they can cook together.

 

Social Sciences

National Geographic Kids
National Geographic’s site for young readers is one of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine on-line, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures.

National Geographic My Wonderful World: Maps
Maps are a part of every great adventure. They help you find your way, share information, look at patterns, and solve problems. This website offers lots of cool map activities from exploring a pyramid to collecting rocks on Mars.


Scholastic News Online
Today’s news headlines in a kid-friendly format. Kids will experience the news from a variety of angles with articles, videos, book reviews, surveys, newsfeeds, and podcasts. The Kids Press Corps are real kids conducting interviews, reporting, and maintaining the blog. The site includes interactive games about current events, geography, newsmakers, and more.

Games for Change
Used as a testing ground for new games, this site offers single-player and multi-player games focused on social issues, such as human rights, economics, politics, and more. Run a farm, save ocean creatures, or investigate your animal instincts as a wolf. The list of games can be filtered by age range.