USEFUL WEBSITES SUBJECTWISE

Encyclopedias

Not only is the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition the largest one-volume general encyclopedia available, its year 2000 publication date makes it the most timely and up-to-the minute encyclopedic reference source available. With over 50,000 article entries, 40,000 bibliographic citations, and over 80,000 cross-reference entries
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Encyclopedia Smithsonian - http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/start.htm
The Smithsonian Institution receives a great many public inquiries covering a wide range of topics. The following preprints and links to Smithsonian Web sites have been compiled to answer frequently asked questions and provide research guidance.
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Eric Weisstein's Treasure Troves of Science - http://www.treasure-troves.com/
This site contains entries on astronomy, biography, chemistry, Math, Music, and Physics. You can browse by subject or search the database.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Encyclopedias ]
FactMonster - http://www.factmonster.com/
Fact Monster combines essential reference materials, fun facts and features, and free individualized homework help. From the dinosaurs to the stockmarket to the latest on Harry Potter, Fact Monster has the information kids are seeking, all in one easy-to-use, searchable site.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Encyclopedias ]
Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/
Electronic reference materials include encyclopedia, thesaurus, dictionary, alamanac, atlas, timelines, country information, and information about disasters. This site also features a fact monster for kids, daily almanac, birthdays, word of the day, and summer reading lists.
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Dictionaries

 http://www.bartleby.com/61/
The unabridged American Heritage® Dictionary, Third Edition, contains over 350,000 entries and meanings. Word definitions are further enhanced by over 34,000 examples of use, more than 500 usage notes and a newly revised appendix of Indo-European roots.
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BioTech's Life Science Dictionary - http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/search/dict-search.html
Currently, most of our 8200+ terms deal with biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cell biology and genetics. We also have some terms relating to ecology, limnology, pharmacology, toxicology and medicine. Don't expect to find common or exotic animals here; there are far too many species to cover even a fraction in a resource like this. However, we've included medically- and biotechnologically -relevant organisms such as bacteria, worms, fungi, and some plants.
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Dictionary of Difficult Words - http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/dictionaries/difficultwords/
Do you aim to become a member of the literati, or do you wish to be a savant? Do you want to avoid being verbigerative and be succinct instead? Search the Hutchinson Dictionary of Difficult Words' A-Z index of over 13,900 difficult words to increase your vocabulary or just find out what those words really mean!
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Dictionary.com - http://dictionary.reference.com/
Search for the meaning and correct spelling of over 600,000 words, including computer and Internet terms, medical jargon, acronyms and abbreviations, chemical elements, Bible names and terminology, U.S. cities and Zip Codes, and countries of the world in this dictionary.
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http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
The TGN is available on the Web, allowing you to search for place names and retrieve records for places, including vernacular and historical names, coordinates, place types and other relevant information.
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Internet Acronym Server - http://silmaril.ie/cgi-bin/uncgi/acronyms
This is a reference source to answer those questions that plague us all as to what MOO, ALA, MPA or WYSIWIG actual mean.
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An assortment of words that first made an appearance in books, plays, poems, comic strips and mythology.
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Little Explorers Picture Dictionary - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Dictionary.html
Letters of the alphabet can be selected to display a screen of words beginning with that letter. Each word is illustrated with a picture, and many words link to sites that deal with the subject of the selected word. You can also choose to view the word in English and another language, such as Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Dictionaries ]
The LOGOS Dictionary - http://www.logos.it/dictionary/owa/sp?lg=EN
A multi-language dictionary!
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maranGraphics Computer Dictionary - http://www.maran.com/dictionary/index.html
An illustrated dictionary of computer and Internet terms. If the term isn't something physical, cartoons help you understand the concept being defined.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Dictionaries ]
Merriam-Webster Online - http://www.m-w.com/
The dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster has put online their WWWebster Dictionary and WWWebster Thesaurus, along with word games, contests, features on sland and how dictionaries are made.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dictionaries ]
OneLook Dictionaries - http://www.onelook.com/
There are a number of good dictionaries on the Internet. However, a person sometimes needs to look at several before finding the word they seek and the definitions in that dictionary may not give them quite what they need so they go on to look for the word in other dictionaries as well. This page is intended to make the above process quick and painless.
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Online Symbolism Dictionary - http://www.umich.edu/~umfandsf/symbolismproject/symbolism.html/
From the University of Michigan, this site is a list of the symbolism of objects and creatures commonly found in art and literature.
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RhymeZone - http://www.rhymezone.com/
A rhyming dictionary and thesaurus program free to everyone on the Web.
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Roget's II : The New Thesaurus - http://www.bartleby.com/62/
A classic on any shelf, Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus contains 35,000 synonyms, in an easy-to-use format that eschews the traditionally classified or category-indexed thesaurus of old. It also contains succinct definitions as well as synonyms, and numerous cross-references.
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yourDictionary.com - http://www.yourdictionary.com/
yourDictionary.com has the widest and deepest set of dictionaries on the web (more than 1500 dictionaries representing more than 230 languages). yourDictionary.com's immediate predecessor, The Web of Online Dictionaries, was launched in 1995 by Dr. Robert Beard at Bucknell University.
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Trivia

Basketball Mania! - http://library.thinkquest.org/3952/
The wonderful world of basketball is at your fingertips when you cruise into Basketball Mania! You will learn the history of basketball, the fundamentals, and how to play the game. Then, test your basketball knowledge with basketball trivia testers. See if you can make it to the pro's!
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Basketball, Amateur ]
Body by Milk - http://www.bodybymilk.com/
Milk information, nutrition, dairy recipes, trivia, and contests.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Drinks ]
Chiquita Brands - http://www.chiquita.com/
Banana facts, trivia, nutritional facts, recipes, and the words to the Chiquita jingle song!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Fruit ]
Dr. Seuss's Seussville - http://www.seussville.com/
Online games and trivia contests highlight the official Dr. Seuss site. Includes a biography of Dr. Seuss, an Ask the Cat in the Hat feature, and contests. Includes a catalog of Dr. Seuss books and CD-ROMs.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Authors, Individual ]
Eggs: A Virtual Exhibition - http://www.pma.edmonton.ab.ca/vexhibit/eggs/vexhome/egghome.htm
Welcome to Eggs - A Virtual Exhibition, the closest you may ever get to seeing wild bird eggs without disturbing birds at the nest. This virtual exhibit showcases eggs of the world with a special emphasis on the eggs of Alberta. The Provincial Museum of Alberta hosts one of the most extensive egg collections in North America. We have an on-line field guide with over 300 egg images as well as information on egg biology and a touch of egg trivia. So put on your virtual helmet and we'll visit some nests!
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Birds ]
Fairy Tale Trivia Quiz - http://www.familygames.com/features/quizzes/ftquiz.html
Great trivia game that's fun to play, and helps you learn really cool things about your favorite stories.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Fairy tales ]
Garfield Online - http://www.garfield.com/
Lasagna recipes, electronic postcards, riddles, a trivia quiz, catch the lasagna game, desktop patterns, screen savers, and coloring book pages are part of this official web site. Includes a comic strip archive from previous weeks.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Comic strips ]
Guinness World Records - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/
Guinness World RecordsTM has become a household name and the book has sold more than 80 million copies in 77 different countries and 38 different languages. It has also prompted successful television shows around the world, and the launch of the guinnessworldrecords.com website in the year 2000.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Trivia ]
Honey.com Just For Kids - http://www.honey.com/consumers/kids/default.asp
Honey Bee Facts ; Why do bees make honey? ; Honey Trivia ; Honey History ; Honey Glossary ; Kids Magic Recipes and Honey Games.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Food (general) ]
Hurricane! - http://hurricane.accuweather.com/
Welcome to AccuWeather.com's Hurricane and Tropical Storm Center. From here you can get forecasts and updates on the latest storms, as well as past storm histories, and information and trivia about these deadly storms.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Hurricanes ]
It's Candy Time CandyUSA! - http://www.candyusa.org/
Candy industry associations combine to produce this web site with candy recipes, candy trivia, history, statistics, nutritional & health information, and a kids page.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Candy ]
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park - http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/junieb/
The offical web site. Trivia, activities, author biography and more.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Book Series ]
http://www.funbrain.com/brain/SweepsBrain/sweepsbrain.html?wtlAC=fe_arcade,link-fe
Trivia, matching, and other fun games.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Games (general) ]
KinderArt - Art Education - http://www.kinderart.com/
Over 150 art lesson plans, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, cross curricular art, multicultural art, seasonal units, recycling projects, the art book and yes, coloring pages too. Parents, teachers and kids can discover new things by taking the art quiz, peeking at the art trivia, stopping by the art kitchen, looking up words in the art glossary and reading articles. Oh and while you are here, visit the bookstore, stop by the link library and don't miss the tip of the day.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Arts (General) ]
The Liberty Bell - http://www.nps.gov/inde/liberty-bell.html
A history of the Liberty Bell, including a timeline, facts, and trivia. You can listen to Sousa's Liberty Bell March, and read a phot essay of the Liberty Bell's 1915 journey to San Fransisco for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: American History (General) ]
Name That Flag! - http://www.futcher.com/nameflag/index.html
Are you up to date on your flag trivia? You will be after a couple of rounds here.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Flags ]
Official Scrabble Homepage - http://www.scrabble.com/
This site provides history, trivia, and strategy tips for the popular board game, plus up-to-date product information and links to affiliated clubs and organizations. Also, learn about the National School Scrabble Club.
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Official Web Site of the State of Maine - http://www.maine.gov/
The official state web site contains information about Maine's government, culture, education, history, and more. Features Homework Help with trivia games and facts for youth.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maine ]
The Official Zamboni Site - http://www.zamboni.com/
The official web site of the premier ice resurfacer. Learn how the Zamboni works, read about its inventor and the famous machine's history, and keep up to date on Zamboni news and trivia. Links to the entire model line, with pictures and technical specs.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Trucks ]
The Pencil Pages - http://www.pencils.com/
Fun website that includes everything you need to know about pencils: their history, how they are made, trivia, and fun gams to try.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Inventions ]
The Pi Trivia Game - http://eveander.com/trivia/
Take this quiz to test your math knowledge about pi.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math Games ]
Sports Illustrated for Kids - http://www.sikids.com/index.html
Sports news, online games, fantasy sports leagues, trivia, and features from the paper version of Sports Illustrated for Kids.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Sports (General) ]
A to Z Encyclopedia of Ice Hockey - http://www.azhockey.com/
A comprehensive repository of ice hockey trivia, facts, media, quizzes, and links. This is a Canadian site, but its scope is international.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Ice Hockey ]
Watermelon Kids - http://www.watermelon.org/index.asp?a=dsp&htype=kids&pid=2
Games, trivia, contests, recipes, and tips on how to grow watermelons from the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Fruit ]
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Educational/Kids_Page/kids.html
This site features fun facts about West Virginia, a matching game of famous West Virginians, state symbols, historical trivia, state capital facts, and information about the three branches of government. An activity book is also downloadable using the Adobe Acrobat reader.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: West Virginia ]
Wheat Mania - http://www.wheatmania.com/
Hang out in Kansas Wheat Country. Cruise a Kansas Wheat Farm, eyeball a Prairie Skyscraper, chill out with Super Trivia, and check out the latest in Flour Power fun and games.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Farming ]
The Yankees, A Century of Champions - http://www.sportingnews.com/features/yankees/
To mark their 25th World Series title, The Sporting News chronicles an eventful century for the men in pinstripes. In this special area you'll find exclusive interviews with Yankees players, stories about key games and rivalries, spectacular pictorials, stats, quotes, trivia and much more!
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Baseball, American League ]

News

Amazing Kids - http://www.amazing-kids.org/
Amazing Kids! is dedicated to inspiring excellence in children. We base this mission on the belief that every child has the potential to be "amazing" in her or his own way. We believe it is through the realization of this potential that children will be able to live more productive and satisfying lives.
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BBC Kids Newsround - http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/
Kid-oriented news roundup from British Broadcasting.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: News ]
BBC Newsround Hurricane Katrina - http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/specials/2005/hurricane_katrina/default.stm
Special news reports for kids about Hurricane Katrina from the BBC.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: News ]
Global Gang - http://www.globalgang.org.uk/
Packed with puzzles, comic stories, craft ideas and news from around the world, children can find out how world events affect other childrens' lives and learn about important global issues such as child labour, landmines, and fairly-traded food.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: News ]
HeadlineSpot Kids - http://headlinespot.com/for/kids/
This web portal features links to news stories in the following four categories: Top Stories, Science, Environment, and Sports.
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Kidsnewsroom.com - http://www.kidsnewsroom.com/
Kidsnewsroom.com provides children with a safe, kid-friendly Internet site loaded with stories, pictures, contests and opportunities for learning. Each week, a new issue is added to the site with the latest news in sports, music & entertainment, health, history, local events and happenings around the world, all designed with kids in mind!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: News ]
The New York Times Learning Network - http://www.nytimes.com/learning/
Learn new words while reading today's news summaries. Challenge yourself with the news quiz or crossword. Voice your opinion by sending a letter to the editor, or ask a reporter a question. This site by the New York Times also features homework help.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: News ]
News Hour Extra - http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/
An online newshour web site for students produced by PBS. Topics change regularly, but old issues are still accessible.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: News ]
Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism - http://www.state.gov/s/ct/
The official site of the Office of Counterterrorism which coordinates all U.S. Government efforts to improve counterterrorism cooperation with foreign governments. Features global and regional maps that activate links to recent counterterrorism activity and reports related to that region. Also provides resources to access information on the national security strategy.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: News ]
Time for Kids: Teachers - http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/
The online edition of the weekly news magazine for children. Includes archives of previous issues (with its own search engine). The news articles are accompanied by multimedia files.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: News ]

Libraries

Do the Dewey! - http://thrall.org/dewey/
Test your knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System. Meet the man who created thisgreat system. Learn more about the Dewey Decimal System.
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Do We Really Know Dewey? - http://library.thinkquest.org/5002/
This is a website about the Dewey Decimal System. The Dewey Decimal System is a system we use to classify books by grouping them in 10 categories. I'll bet you're wondering who the brilliant person was who came up with this idea. It was Melvil Dewey, one of the greatest librarians of all time.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Libraries ]
KidsConnect - http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/schlibrariesandyou/k12students/aaslkctools.cfm
Are you a Kindergarten-12th grade student looking for information on the Internet for a report or project to do for school? Let KidsConnect, the on-linequestion answering and referral service, help you out! Fill in the FORM or send the question you need help with to KidsConnect. Brought to you as a reference service by the American Library Association.
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Let's Do Dewey - http://www.mtsu.edu/%7Evvesper/dewey2.htm
Every book in the library is given a unique call number to serve as an address for locating the book on the shelf. The call number itself is composed of two parts--Dewey Decimal Classification and the Cutter number or book number.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Libraries ]
National First Ladies' Library - http://www.firstladies.org/
The National First Ladies Library will serve as a unique, national resource for patrons from school children to scholars. As a national archive devoted to educating people about the contributions of First Ladies and other important women n history, the library will fill an informational void that has long frustrated academicians and arm chair historians alike.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Libraries ]
This site by the New York Public Library is a series of quality reference sources written by them or selected by them to use.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Libraries ]
On-Lion is the digital collection for children at the New York Public Library Online. The material has been either selected or produced by NYPL, and maintains their high standards.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Libraries ]

Magazines

Junior Scholastic - http://www.scholastic.com/kids/
A companion site to the elementary-level Junior Scholastic newsletter.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Magazines ]
NWF's Ranger Rick - http://www.nwf.org/rangerrick/
Ranger Rick is a monthly magazine for kids aged 7 and up. Each 48-page issue is loaded with colorful animal photos, funny drawings, and exciting stories that turn kids on to nature, outdoor adventure, and helping the environment. Cartoons, riddles, crafts, games, and far-out animal facts make Ranger Rick fun for everyone.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Magazines ]
Scholastic Archives - http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/articlearchives/index.htm
You can find many interesting and helpful articles in Scholastic's archives. Look through the thematic collections listed below and check back soon for a new archive with over 700 Scholastic articles just for kids.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Magazines ]
Stone Soup Magazine - http://www.stonesoup.com/
Stone Soup is the international magazine for the home, school, and library. Written and illustrated by young people ages 8 to 13, it inspires young readers and writers everywhere. Stone Soup is a great reason to use the World Wide Web!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Magazines ]
Yes Mag - http://www.yesmag.bc.ca/
Welcome to "Kids in Science", it's our way of letting you know more about amazing kids who are doing interesting, informative, and imaginative science-related work. Check them out!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Magazines ]

English Language

Grammar

Adjective or Adverb? - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/esladjadv.html
Distinguish between adjectives and adverbs. Part of OWL (On-line Writing Lab), a project of the Purdue University Writing Lab
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Grammar ]
Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation - http://www.grammarbook.com/
An indispensable and entertaining guide for writers, proofreaders, editors, managers, clerical staff, teachers, and students. Use this site to find the answers to your questions concerning proper English grammar and punctuation.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Grammar ]
Common Errors in English - http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/
From "absorption" (not "absorbtion") to "your/you're," this clickable alphabetic list of errors is fun to peruse. Sometimes the easiest way to learn proper grammar, is to learn what NOT to say. For example, did you know a "pompom" is a large gun, but the fuzzy end of ski hat is a "pompon"? And a narrow confining garment is a "straitjacket" not a "straightjacket." Just click on any phrase for the complete information.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Grammar ]
Daily Grammar - http://www.dailygrammar.com/
Daily Grammar sends you e-mail messages with a grammar lesson five days of the week and a quiz on the sixth day. You can look at all the lessons in our Archive section. Mr. Bill Johanson is the author of the lessons. He taught high school and junior high school English classes for thirty years and did a great job of preparing his students for college.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Grammar ]
 http://mcs.qmuc.ac.uk/Apostrophes.htm
From the Queen Margaret University College. Examples of how to use an apostrophe.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Grammar ]
Descriptives/Comparatives/Superlatives - http://www.rickwalton.com/curricul/descript.htm
Word list prepared by Rick Walton, Children's Author.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Grammar ]
http://www.rickwalton.com/curricul/drawasup.htm
Suggested activity for learning superlatives, by Rick Walton, Children's Author.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Grammar ]
http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/grammar/actionlinking.htm
Overview of action and linking verbs, what they are and what they do. From Gallaudet University.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Grammar ]
http://www.rickwalton.com/curricul/findsup.htm
Suggested activity for teaching comparative and superlatives, by Rick Walton, Children's Author.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Grammar ]
Grammar and Style Notes - http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/
These notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage I put together for my classes. They are arranged alphabetically by term or topic.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Grammar ]
Grammar Glamour - http://library.thinkquest.org/2947/
Capitalization, the sentence, subjects and predicates, verbs and part of speech are defined at this site.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Grammar ]
ook.htm
Thank you for using the Grammar Handbook at the Writers' Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This Handbook explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage. To go directly to a specific topic, click on the appropriate item in the following comprehensive index.
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 http://www.english.uiuc.edu/cws/wworkshop/writer_resources/grammar_handbook/noun_verb_phrases.htm
A verb phrase is a phrase (a group of related words lacking a subject or a verb) that consists of a main verb plus one or more helping verbs. A noun phrase is a made up of a noun and all its modifiers. It can function in a sentence as a subject, an object, or a complement. Some noun phrases begin with an infinitive (to go) or a gerund (going); this type of noun phrase is always singular.
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State-of-Being Verbs - http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/verb/1state.htm
Here is a little story to help you learn about the eight state of being verbs. Learn about action, helping and main verbs, then take the verb test.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Grammar ]
Verb Song - http://www.songsforteaching.com/sarajordan/verbsong.htm
Lyrics to a song that helps you remember different types of verbs. Written by Sara Jordan.
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Verbals and Verbal Phrases - http://www.english.uiuc.edu/cws/wworkshop/writer_resources/grammar_handbook/verbals_verb_phrases.htm
Verbals are verb forms which act as another part of speech in a sentence (i.e. as adjectives, nouns and adverbs). Verbal phrases are verbals and any of the verb form's modifiers, objects or complements. The three types of verbal phrases are participial, gerund, and infinitive phrases. From the Grammar Handbook at the Writers' Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Write your Own Superlative Stories - http://www.rickwalton.com/curricul/writesup.htm
Suggested activity for learning superlatives, by Rick Walton, Children's Author.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Grammar ]

Spelling

Clear Ink SpellWeb - http://www.spellweb.com/
SpellWeb is an evolving experiment in "sidesifting" the Web for useful patterns of information. While it can be useful, it is also for fun and the results are not guaranteed. If you enter two misspellings of a word, it will show you which one is more popular, though neither one is right. SpellWeb can also be used to judge relative popularity based on occurrence on the Web. Which is more popular: dogs or cats? In the singular, there are more occurrences of "cat", than "dog" but "dogs" outnumbers "cats". Try "Partridge Family" vs. "Brady Bunch", "Dick York" vs. "Dick Sargent" or "Steven" vs. "Stephen".
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Spelling ]
National Spelling Bee - http://www.spellingbee.com/
Our purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Each local sponsor organizes a spelling bee program in its community, usually with the cooperation of area school officials. The champion of the local sponsor's final spelling bee advances to the national finals.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Spelling ]
Spell Check - http://www.funbrain.com/spell/index.html
The computer will give twenty sets of four words. Place a check next to the word which is spelled wrong. Spell the word you checked correctly in the box. If you get all twenty problems correct, you can put your name on our leader board.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Spelling ]
Spelling Songs - http://gardenofpraise.com/spell1.htm
Shorts songs that reinforce: 1-1-1 Spelling Rule; Silent E Rule; Y Spelling Rule; Rules for Plurals.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Spelling ]
A Spelling Test - http://www.sentex.net/~mmcadams/spelling.html
Test yourself with the 50 most misspelled words! After you're done, there are tips on improving your spelling.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Spelling ]

Composition

Comma Rules - http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/punct/comma.html
Recognizing when to use commas. Part of The Write Place Handouts, from St. Cloud State University.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Composition ]
The Five Paragraph Essay - http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/
You do not have to be a wizard to learn to write excellent five-paragraphessays. You do need some know how and practice. At this site, you will find the information you need to learn how to write the essay as well as some writing prompts to help you develop skill. With a little bit of effort, you will create your own written wizardy.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Composition ]
Funbrain Reading - Web Books and Mad Libs - http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html
This site includes a few madlibs games which you can play. Choose from a selection of words to create your madlibs story.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Composition ]
Gender Neutral Language - http://style.ua.edu/esm_g.html#gnlanguage
Why use non-sexist language? How do I use non-sexist language? Go to this site to find out.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Composition ]
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - http://www.powa.org/
Paradigm is an interactive, menu-driven, online writer's guide and handbook written in HTML and distributed freely over the WWW. Paradigm is intended to be useful for all writers, from inexperienced to advanced.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Composition ]
The Rainbow of Gems - http://www.tradeshop.com/gems/rainbow.html
Lists most of the major and minor gemstones, including pearls, diamonds, ruby and jade. The site gives basic facts about stones, including chemical composition, sturctures and sources.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Gems ]
SEM : Scanning Electron Microscope - http://www.mos.org/sln/sem/intro.html
There are two types of Electron Microscope: The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). The SEM works by bouncing an electron beam off a specimen. In museums, the materials analyst may analyze fossils, meteors, gems, and ancient artifacts for clues about composition and origin.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science (general) ]
Wacky Web Tales - http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
Choose from over a dozen different story titles, then fill in the blanks for different parts of speech. After you've identified all the words, click and a nonsensical story will be made with them.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Composition ]
What is Plagiarism? - http://gervaseprograms.georgetown.edu/hc/plagiarism.html
Describes plagiarism, provides examples of how to correctly attribute the work of others, discusses copyright and why plagiarism is not acceptable. Also details what is and isn't considered plagiarism.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Composition ]

Vocabulary

Cool Jargon of the Day - http://www.jargon.net/
Like word of the day sites, this site is focussed on computer jargon and changes each day.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Vocabulary ]
Fake Out! The Definition Guessing Game - http://www.eduplace.com/dictionary/
Choose one of the listed words, and guess its definition. Words are grouped into grade level categories. A new set of words is provided each week.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Vocabulary ]
Vocabulary University - http://www.vocabulary.com/
Participate in these FREE vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery. Earn your diploma at VOCAB U. Teachers have endorsed these exercises to enrich classroom curriculum and to help prepare for the SSAT¨, PSAT¨, GED¨, SAT¨ and ACT¨. They supplement personal vocabulary acquisition in home-schooling and ESL programs.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Vocabulary ]
A Word A Day - http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/index.html
The music and magic of words -- that's what A.Word.A.Day is all about. This is the Web site for the mailing list A.Word.A.Day (AWAD), which mails out a vocabulary word and its definition to the subscribers every day.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Vocabulary ]
Word of the Day - http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl
WWWebster's Dictionary presents a new word every day. Click on the button to view the definition. You can also view past words selected as Cool Word of the Day.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Vocabulary ]

Writing

American Heritage Book of English Usage - http://www.bartleby.com/64/
This book is designed to inform you about current problems in English usage so you can make intelligent decisions when communicating.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Writing (general) ]
Biography Maker - http://www.bham.wednet.edu/bio/biomaker.htm
Learn what you need to know to research a person and write a biography!
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Writing ]
Braille Bug - http://www.afb.org/braillebug/
Learn about Braille, Hellen Keller, Louis Braille. Also includes an online book club for kids, feature books that are available both in braille and standard print.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Writing (general) ]
Diary Project - http://www.diaryproject.com/
Inspired by the bestselling "Zlata's Diary, this site invites you to record your thoughts and experiences. Write as freely as you would in your own journal. Entries can be posted anonymously or with first names and ages attached. You can read enrties from others on a variety of topics.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Writing, Children's ]
Editing and Proofreading - http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/genproofed.html
Tips to make sure you are finally finished writing and rewriting your piece. Part of The Write Place Handouts, from St. Cloud State University.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Writing ]
The Elements of Style - http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html
This is an online version of William Strunk's book "The Elements of Style."This book is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. The numbers of the sections may be used as references in correcting manuscript.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Writing (general) ]
Kidscribe - http://www.kidscribe.org/
A bilingual (Spanish/English) site for kid authors. Kids can publish writing,poetry, and jokes on the web. Made by a teacher, and there will be noadvertising, ever.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Writing, Children's ]
National Novel Writing Month - http://www.nanowrimo.org/
Have you always thought you should write the Great American Novel? Well, what about writing it in one calendar month? Every November, thousands of people around the world set aside sit down to write their own novel. Check out this brainchild from a group of friends in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Writing (general) ]
NFB Kids - http://www.nfbkids.ca/
Welcome to the web site created by The National film Board of Canada (NFB). Although "Kids" of all ages can have fun on the site, it is mainly designed for children in Elementary School. Through the use of games and challenging activities we hope to stimulate children into reading, writing and art that can be shared with other children around the world.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Writing, Children's ]
Parts of Speech Quiz - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/elc/quiz/partspee.htm
Decide what parts of speech should be used to fill out the blanks. Created by John Wong.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Writing ]
Scriptito's Place - http://members.aol.com/vangarnews/scriptito.html
This writing resource center is hosted by Scriptito, the mascot of Vangar Publishers. Explore the offerings here, then surf the creative writing links. Scriptito's Place is especially for young people ages 7-15.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Writing ]
SmartGirl - http://www.smartgirl.org/
Take surveys, share your own writing, and create your own online survey. Then read game, movie, music, and book reviews written by teens. From the University of Michigan.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Writing (general) ]
The UVic Writer's Guide: Metaphor - http://web.uvic.ca/wguide/Pages/RhetMetaphor.html
Breif description of what metaphors are and how they are used in writing. From the University of Victoria.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Writing (general) ]
The Write Site Home page - http://www.writesite.org/
The Write Site is a multimedia language arts curriculum that makes the process of telling a story fun. Students take on the role of journalists—generating leads, gathering facts, and writing stories—using the tools and techniques of real-life journalists. The Write Site is specially designed for middle school students. The Write Site’s instructional activities will improve students’ skills while helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Writing ]

Science

Animals General

African Wildlife Foundation : Wild Lives: Cheetah - http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/cheetah
Quick facts about the cheetah, including habitat, size, range, and behavior.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Alaska Wildlife Notebook Series - http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/pubs/notebook/notehome.php
The ADF&G Wildlife Notebook Series includes descriptions of more than 100 of Alaska’s wild fish and game.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
All about lobsters - http://octopus.gma.org/lobsters/
Everything you wanted to know about lobsters, from the gilf of maine Aquarium.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
All About Tigers - http://www.savethetigerfund.org/Content/NavigationMenu2/Community/KidsandTeachers/AllAboutTigers/default.htm
All About Tigers is dedicated to providing information to help preserve the remaining five subspecies of tigers. Learn about tigers, play tiger games and puzzles, catch a tiger through an interactive adventure, and learn about conservation efforts on behalf of tigers.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Animal Congregations, or What Do You Call a Group Of.....? - http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm
I've tried to indicate proper usage for terms that apply to a specific type of assemblage or to only a single gender or age, but some of my sources were fairly general. Where my sources disagreed on spelling, I let the majority rule.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Animal Diversity Web - http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/index.html
The Animal Diversity Web is a collection of pictures and information about animals. Includes information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance, along with pictures and sounds. The information is arranged in a taxonomic hierarchy for ease of navigation, and "shortcuts" make it simple to find particular species or groups of species.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Animal Diversity Website Lagomorpha Information - http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Lagomorpha.html
A lengthy description of pikas, rabbits, hares, and other members of the Order Lagomorpha. From the Animal Diversity Web.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Animal Information Centers - http://www.hsus.org/pets/index.html
Pets, Wildlife, Farm Animals, Marine Mammals, Animals in Research and other information about animal welfare. From the Humane Society of the United States.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
ASPCA Animaland - http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=kids_home
Have a new pet hamster and not sure how to care for it, or maybe wonder what manatees eat? Find the answers at this fun site that has animal-related games and cartoons and information on various animals, pet care, and some careers working with animals. This site also contains a page about sensitive issues such as dogfighting and animal testing.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Badger - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Badger.htm
Badgers live in oval-shaped burrows and are members of the weasel family. Learn more about Colorado's badgers on this page from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Badgers on the Web - http://www.badgers.org.uk/
Information about badgers, to promote the study, protection, and enjoyment of these small mammals. From the National Federation of Badger Groups from the United Kingdom.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
BBC - Nature - Animals - http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/
Information, games, webcams, and photographs of animals from around the world. From the BBC ( British Broadcasting Corporation ).
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
A Beastly Garden of Wordy Delights - http://www.anapsid.org/beastly.html
Collective nouns are also referred to as terms of venery, group nouns, and nouns of assemblege. Many describing animals are amusing, colorful and even beautiful, as this list of some 150 terms for over 100 animals amply shows. Also includes animal sound words; young animal names; and adjectives used to describe animal-like qualities.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Beaver - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Beaver.htm
How long does it take a beaver to fell a tree? Find out on this site from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Bighorn Sheep - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/BighornSheep.htm
The bighorn sheep is a majestic symbol of Colorado, and Colorado is home to the largest population of the species anywhere.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Bison - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Bison.htm
Once bison lived nearly statewide in Colorado, most abundant on the plains, in the mountain parks and western basins. From the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Black-footed Ferret - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/SpeciesOfConcern/Mammals/BlackfootedFerret.htm
The last record of a black-footed ferret in Colorado was in 1946. Whether the animals live in Colorado today is doubtful. Black-footed ferrets are considered an endangered species by both federal and state authorities.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/BlackTailedPrairieDog.htm
Three species of prairie dogs live in Colorado. Read more about them on this site from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Black-tailed Prairie Dog - http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/nature/wild/mammals/prairie.htm
A close cousin of the ground squirrel, the Black-tailed Prairie Dog is a heavy-bodied rodent with a black-tipped tail. Prairie dogs have large eyes, short tails and a brownish-tan pelage.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Bobcat - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Bobcat.htm
Learn more about the little-seen Colorado animals on this site from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Brandywine Zoo Common Marmoset - http://www.brandywinezoo.org/marmoset.html
Learn about marmosets - where they live and what they eat. From the Brandywine Zoo.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
CALIFORNIA SPINY LOBSTER - http://www.pbs.org/oceanrealm/seadwellers/darknessdwellers/spinylobster.html
Read about the natural history of this crustacean from the PBS show Secrets of the Ocean Realm.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Canadian Museum of Nature - Natural History Notebooks - http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/mon2.htm
One page information sheets about animals from around the world.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Cheetah Outreach - http://www.cheetah.co.za/
Cheetah Outreach is an organization that works to educate humans about cheetahs, and works to increase cheetah habitat and protection. The site includes basic scientific information about these big cats.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Cheetah Spot - http://www.CheetahSpot.com/
Extensive information about the Cheetah, a big cat of Africa. Includes habitat, history, and vocalizations.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Cheetahs - National Geographic Kids - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/creature_feature/0003/
This site from National Geographic includes photographs, video, facts, and sounds of the cheetah.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Chipmunk - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Chipmunks.htm
The Colorado chipmunk lives in southern Colorado and northward along the foothills of the Eastern Slope nearly to Wyoming. The Hopi chipmunk occurs on the Colorado Plateau. The Uinta chipmunk is a species of the central mountains.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Coyote - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Coyote.htm
Coyotes live statewide in Colorado and in many areas are quite common. They thrive despite widespread attempts to control or eradicate them because of their alleged attacks on livestock. From the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Critters - http://worldkids.net/critters/
This is where you will find out about all of the animals, bugs, pets, and fish. From the tiniest bug to the largest mammal, and everything in between Critters hopes to cover it all.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Electronic Zoo - http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm
Created to categorize and organize veterinary medical and animal-related information on the Internet in a relevant, easy to use format for people interested in these topics. The Animals sections is categorized into types of animals.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Fleas - http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/hyg-fact/2000/2081.html
Learn indentification, life cyle, and control of these pet pests.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Giant Pacific Octopus - http://www.npca.org/marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/octopus.html
The Giant Pacific Octopus measures on average 16 feet long from arm tip to arm tip. Learn more facts about this octopod on this site from the National Parks Conservation Association
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Great Cats : Lions - http://natzoo.si.edu/Animals/GreatCats/lionfacts.cfm
Facts about the King of Beasts, the lion, from the National Zoo in Washington, D. C.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Hinterland Who's Who - http://www.hww.ca/index_e.asp
The Hinterland Who’s Who wildlife vignettes have been part of Canadian television and popular culture for nearly 40 years. Each fact sheet describes the appearance, life history, and habits of a Canadian bird or mammal or else discusses a wildlife-related topic such as bird feeding or endangered species.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
I'm a Cheetah - http://www.pbs.org/kratts/world/africa/cheetah/index.html
Short fact sheet about the cheetah, including why cheetahs run so fast. From Kratt's Kreatures.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
The Joy of Pigs - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/pigs/
A companion to the Nature episode, this website includes the truth about pigs, pigs as pets and, pigs around the world.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Kid Territory - http://www.sandiegozoo.org/kids/index.html
Kid Territory from the San Diego Zoo has lots of animal-related activites. Want to make a bat mask? Want to do science experiements using eggs? Check out the Science in Action, Kid Art, Zoo Crafts section.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Kiwi Recovery Programme - http://www.kiwirecovery.org.nz/Home/
Find out about the kiwi family, how they make their home, and where they live. Videos online are available as well as some fun wierd and wonderful facts.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Kratts' Creatures - http://www.pbs.org/kratts/
Hey all you Creature Adventurers! Welcome to the Kratts' Creatures Web site! Use the Creature Signpost to start out on your very own Creature Adventure and explore the fascinating and funny creaturnalities of creatures the world over. Keep your eyes open -- 'cause there are all kinds of cool creatures EVERYWHERE! A companion site to the PBS television show.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Lynx - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/SpeciesOfConcern/Mammals/Lynx/
Colorful and informative site about the Lynx, a rare forest-dwelling cat in Colorado. Includes the Kid's Lynx Page, Cat-Daptation about Lynx adaptation, and press releases about the lynx populations in Colorado. From the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Marine Wildlife - http://www.npca.org/marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/
Facts about some favorite marine animals, including where they live, how big they grow, and what they eat. Includes: American Alligator, American Crocodile, Blue Whale, Dolphin, Giant Pacific Octopus, Humpback Whale, Killer Whale, Manatee, Sea Otter, Sea Turtle, Sharks, Steller Sea Lion
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Names of Animals, Babies and Groups - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/animals/Animalbabies.shtml
Pictures and names of baby animals including: Goat; Swan; Cow; Sheep; Owl; Cat; Dog; Bear; Elephant; Donkey; Deer; Fish; Giraffe; Eel; Monkey.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
National Geographic Animals - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/creature_feature/archive/
Fact sheets, videos, and photographs of a variety of animals.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
National Wildlife Federation - http://www.nwf.org/
NWF focuses its efforts on five core issue areas (Endangered Habitat, Water Quality, Land Stewardship, Wetlands, and Sustainable Communities), and pursues a range of educational projects, and activist, advocacy, and litigation initiatives, within these core areas.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Nature: Cheetahs in a Hot Spot - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/cheetahs/
Website which ties into an episode of the PBS television program, Nature. Protection, habitat, biology, and how cheetahs hunt.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Nematodes in General - http://nematode.unl.edu/wormgen.htm
Scientific description of nematodes, the most common multicellular animals on earth.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Nine Banded Armadillo - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/NineBandedArmadillo.htm
While not a native Colorado species, the Nine Banded Armadillo has been seen in increasing numbers in Colorado in recent years. This site from the Colorado Division of Wildlife showcases the armadillo, their habitat, and how they might have come to Colorado.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
PETA Kids - http://www.petakids.com/index.html
How can you help others treat animals better, animals in the wild, pets, and even circus animals? This site is all about why kids should care about the ethical ( moral ) treatment of animals, animal welfare, and animal rights. From the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Pittsburg Zoo and PPG Aquarium ; Wildlife - http://www.pittsburghzoo.com/wildlife_lookUpAnimal.asp
Look up information about some of your favorite animals and their habitats. This site is organized by type of animal and includes: Mammals ; Reptiles ; Amphibians ; Fish ; Birds ; Invertebrates
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Porcupine - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Porcupine.htm
Porcupines occur throughout Colorado in wooded and brushy habitats, but probably are most common in forests of ponderosa or pinon pine. The animals may den in unimproved rock shelters, but often spend the night propped on their muscular tails in a crotch of a tree.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Prairie Dogs - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/98/burrow/index.html
Prairie Dogs at Home is presented by the National Geographic Society. Travel through a prairie dog burrow and find out about them.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Ringtail - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Ringtail.htm
Although sometimes called "ring-tailed cat," this beautiful and seldom-seen mammal actually is a relative of the raccoon, a kinship hinted by the bushy, ringed tail. In color, ringtails are yellowish gray above, gray below, with a prominent white eye ring.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
River Otter - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/SpeciesOfConcern/Mammals/RiverOtter.htm
Webbed toes and water-resistant fur suit the river otter to a life spent largely in water. Otters sometimes paddle, but the force for swimming comes mostly from eel-like movements of the body and tail.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Robot Zoo - http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/robotzoo/
Online edition of the exhibit, which showcases the giant robotic animals.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Scientists Discover Odd-ball Rodent - http://www.wcs.org/353624/13145867
Short article from the Wildlife Conservation Society about the recent discovery of a new species of rodent in the country of Laos. Called an Kha-Nyou by the local people it is a "a long-whiskered rodent with stubby legs and a tail covered in dense hair."
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Sea World: Animal Bytes - http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/animal-bytes/index.htm
Animal Bytes were specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the unique creatures found in the animal kingdom. Each file includes their scientific classification, fun facts, and biological value.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Sedgwick County Zoo Animals - http://www.scz.org/animals.html
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our animals! You may browse for the animal you are curious about, or you can use the find command and search within the animal list frame.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
theBigZoo.com - http://www.thebigzoo.com/
Our zoo currently contains 43 animals with information about their diet, habitat, offspring, and social lives. It also offers great photos and amazing videos of the animals. We track the important events at zoos around the world. Each day, we feature a different animal from our virtual zoo.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Toronto Zoo - Meet the Animals - Fact Sheets - http://www.torontozoo.com/Animals/
Facts, photographs, and descriptions of many of the animals at the Toronto Zoo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Unique Australian Animals - http://australian-animals.net/
This site includes information on Australian animals. You can browse the database alphabetically or by type of animal (aquatic, bird, mammal, marsupial, or insect).
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Welcome to the L.A. Zoo - Games - http://www.lazoo.org/games.html
Learn about the animals at the Los Angeles zoo by playing these games!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
The Wild Habitat - http://library.thinkquest.org/11234/index.html
Information about the wildlife of thirty-three mammal habitats. The site includes information on various biomes, including tropical rainforests, grasslands, woodland areas, polar and mountainous regions.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Wildfinder : Mapping the World's Species - http://www.worldwildlife.org/wildfinder/
A database of more than 26,000 species worldwide, which you can search by species or by map.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Wildlife Profiles and Information - http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/
What birds, mammals, fish, and insects live in Colorado? Find out on this site from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Animals (general) ]
World Almanac for Kids Online: Cheetah - http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/animals/cheetah.html
Brief information about the cheetah, the fastest big cat of Africa.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]
Zoo in the Wild - http://www.naturalia.org/
Every image you see depicts wild animals in their natural environment. Therefore, technology allowing us to encounter, understand and above all not forget, the fascinating world of nature.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Animals (general) ]

Environment

Acid Rain - http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/
Acid rain is a serious environmental problem that affects large parts of the US and Canada. This section of the Web site provides information about acid rain's causes and effects, how we measure acid rain, and what is being done to solve the problem.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Biomes of the World - http://mbgnet.mobot.org/
Looks at ecosystems and biomes of the oceans, freshwater, and land. Also looks at endangered species in the United States. Activities include making rain, osmosis, and ink. Includes biomes of the World, Freshwater Ecosystems, Marine Ecosystems, and more. From the Missouri Botanical Garden
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Charlie's Corner - http://www.epa.gov/region7/kids/
Hi! I'm Charlie the Chipmunk, your official tour guide for Charlie's Corner. Charlie's Corner has alot of fun things to do and you can also learn about our environment while you are here. What kind of stuff can you do here? Well, you can read a story about me, see what goes on at EPA, look at pictures from all of the places I call home (I have traveled a lot), play games and even ask mequestions.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Environment ]
Composting in Schools - http://compost.css.cornell.edu/schools.html
From Cornell University, this site covers FAQs about composting and weird and unusual composting. The site also features a quiz and glossary.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
DEP Kids Page - Environmental ABC's - http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/kids/abc/default.htm
Alphabet of weather, animals, plants, and other aspects of the environment. From the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Department of Environmental Protection Kids Page - http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/kids/pioneers/default.htm
Join Big Al the Alligator for activities, information sheets, and games about the animals and habitats of Florida. From the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
E-Patrol - http://www.epatrol.org/
Want to become a member of the international club for kids who care about the Earth? Just take the E Patrol pledge. You do not have to reveal any personal information over the internet. Simply print a copy of this certificate. Take the pledge by reading it to a parent, teacher or friend. Then sign your name. This environmental awareness program is sposored by Sprint.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Eco-Pros Ecology Protectors Society - http://www.eco-pros.com/
Eco-Pros focuses on ecology, the environment, natural resources, plants, animals, ecosystems, and endangered species. Annotated links are provided to over 800 sources of online information. Other sections include: teacher resources, environmental news, links, photos, tips for kids, problem solving, and project ideas for helping the environment and humanity.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
EcoKids - http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/index.cfm
This website "offers topical information about the environment through interactive, fun, educational games and activities that utilize participants' willingness to learn. Children are encouraged to form their own opinions, make decisions, get involved and understand the impact their own actions have on the environment." Lots of games, information and activites about wildlife, science, nature, energy, and the environment.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Ecology Strikes Back - http://www.headbone.com/derby/eco/
This is a fun site to learn about ecology and the environment. Games and more are featured on this site.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
Ecosystems of Our World - http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/ecosystems.htm
What is a biome? What is an ecosystem? These and other questions answered at this site. This site also covers the different types of biomes including mountains, tundra, savannah, and more.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
Eddy the Eco-Dog - http://www.eddytheeco-dog.com/
Who's Eddy the Eco-Dog? I am armed with a surfboard and considered extemely fun and educational! I'm a fun, hip, lovable canine who has surfed through the universe and landed on planet Earth to help your kids have fun learning more about nature, science and ecology.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Environment ]
EduGreen - http://edugreen.teri.res.in/
Covers subject topics like Life on earth, Renewable energy, Air pollution, Water and Climate change. The site also has poems, environment calendar, story time, pathfinders, quotes, maps, multimedia resources, activities and related web site links. Interactive features include games, quizzes and networking with others.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
EEK! Environmental Education for Kids - http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/
Welcome to "EEK!" - Environmental Education for Kids brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This electronic magazine for kids in grades 4-8 will bring you information on natural resources -- trees, wildlife, fish, air, water, land. Surf around and learn more about the great outdoors.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Environmental History Timeline - http://www.radford.edu/~wkovarik/envhist/
Environmental problems and conflicts throughout history presented in an easy to read timeline format.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
EnviroZine - http://www.ec.gc.ca/envirozine/english/home_e.cfm
Environment Canada's on-line newsmagazine. Environment Canada's mandate is to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, including water, air and soil quality; conserve Canada's renewable resources, including migratory birds and other non-domestic flora and fauna.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
EPA Environmental Kids Club - http://www.epa.gov/kids/index.htm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's web site for kids (5-12). Explore your environment and learn about the neat things you can do to protect it. There are games, pictures, and stories and other neat things.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
EPA Global Warming Kids Page - http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/
Information for kids on global warming and its effects. Includes facts, games, and links to toehr sites.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
EPA Student Center - http://www.epa.gov/students/
Is the environment a mystery to you? You probably know a lot more than you think! This page will provide you with background information on a wide variety of environmental issues. Explore the areas that interest you the most, then check out the rest of this website for more detailed information.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
Exploring the Environment - http://www.cotf.edu/ete/
Today's global change is even more complex because of humankind's impact on the environment. Are we causing global warming? Should we be concerned with species extinction? Does losing 42 million acres of forests in a year contribute to global change? Exploring the Environment will allow you to wrestle with these issues and form your own opinions.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill - http://www.oilspill.state.ak.us/
This site, by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, provides information about the impacts of the oil spill, the injury and recovery of fish, wildlife, and people of the spill region, and information about ongoing restoration and research activitites.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
The Food Chain - http://www.planetpals.com/foodchain.html
An ecosystem is a living community which depends on each member and its surrounding environment. The living part of an ecosystem is sometimes called a food chain.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
The Food Chain - http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/text/food.htm
A popular misnomer, the 'food chain' is not actually a linear chain but a complex web. Energy is passed from one organism to another in a complex network like a spider's web.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
For Kids Only: Earth Science Enterprise - http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/
Information about how NASA studies air, natural hazards including hurricanes, and land including continental drift and plate tectonics. There is also a background on how they study water which includes El Nino. There are also sections on how people affect earth, FAQs, related links, games, and teacher's guides.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Garbage - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/garbage/intro.html
Learn about the different types of garbage we produce and how we can reduce it in our community. This site teaches about many aspects of garbage, recycling, waste, sewage and ecology.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
Global Environment Outlook - http://www.unep.org/tunza/youth/
This site by the United Nations Environment Programme provides information on climate change, urbanization, ozone layer, water, biodiversity, and sustainable development. The site also gives information on how to get involved.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
Global Warming - http://www.envirolink.org/topics.html?topic=Global%20Warming&topicsku=2002116191231&topictype=subtopic
What global warming is and how it happens. Learn ways in which you can help.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
The Globe Program - http://www.globe.gov/fsl/html/templ.cgi?about
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment. Students and teachers from over 6,500 schools in more than 80 countries are working with research scientists to learn more about our planet.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
The Green Frog News - http://www.thegreenfrognews.com/
The Green Frog News is a free, downloadable science and environmental newsletter for kids!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Guardians of the Millenium - http://www.theguardians.com/
The Peace In Space Knowledge Adventure was produced in association with the United Nations Office of Outer Space and in cooperation with the European Space Agency. Students have created their visions of living and working in space through international cooperation online, with a space station simulation and a Mars rover simulation. The site features subjects that include What is Microbiology and The Rain Forest Story and illuminates the UN Global Common themes of the weather, information, Antarctica, Oceans and Outer Space.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Keep America Beautiful - Just For Kids - http://www.kab.org/partners.asp?id=200&rid=201
Taking care of our environment is a very important job. There's something for everyone to do-including you! No matter where you live, there are many things you can do around your neighborhood or at school, such as setting an example by not littering, helping clean up a spot, and learning about safe ways to handle trash.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Miss Maggie's Earth Adventures - http://www.missmaggie.org/
In Miss Maggie's Earth Adventures students are exposed to real life environmental problems. Activities from various disciplines are integrated into each story to allow students to see the connectedness and relevance of math, science, geography, language arts, and cultural experiences.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
NASA Earth Observatory - http://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/
The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
NOAA's Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration - National Ocean Service - http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/kids/kids.html
General information about oil spills, how experts respond to the accidents, and experiments are provided from this site. There are also related links. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
Our Planet - http://www.ourplanet.com/imgversn/planethme.html
Our Planet is UNEP's bimonthly magazine on the environment and sustainable development Each issue of Our Planet concentrates on one specific theme, tying into international conferences (Habitat II), meetings (the Commission on Sustainable Development), events (World Environment Day), or dealing with issues of our time(Water, or Climate Change)
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Planet Protectors Club for Kids - http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/kids/index.htm
Crossword puzzles, online comic books, brainteasers and more on this web site from the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Planetpals Earthzone - http://www.planetpals.com/
Planetpals Earthzone is an interactive site with endearing characters that teach us all the importance of our planet and solutions to saving our environement. It is a valuable source of earth science and ecology information and is used by educators and students worldwide.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Rachel Carson Homestead - http://www.rachelcarson.org/
The Rachel Carson Homestead is the birthplace and childhood home of ecologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring launched the modern environmental movement. Born in this five-room farmhouse, Carson's childhood here in southwestern Pennsylvania nurtured a love and respect for nature and natural things which would guide her the rest of her life.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
Save Our Earth and Make a Difference - http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/indexnorm.htm
Why should we be eco-conscious? How can you help the environment?
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
The Sierra Club - http://www.sierraclub.org/
The Sierra Club is a nonprofit member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions--legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
Students and Teachers Page for Radiation Protection - http://www.epa.gov/radiation/students/
This page is designed to provide students and teachers with basic concepts of radiation and radiation protection. At EPA, part of our job is to protect people's health and the environment from harmful exposure to radiation. So, if you're looking for basic information about radiation, you've come to the right place.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Survivor : Biomes of the World - http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0310225/
See what it takes to survive in different environments or habitats around the world.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Tiki the Penguin - http://www.oneworld.net/penguin/
Tiki is the only penguin in the world who runs a website specially designed for kids. He looks at what people are doing to our planet and suggests how kids everywhere can help to make things better. Tiki has dozens of attractive cartoons, many Quizzes, a Realslideshow on Uganda, a Features section and five major Guides for Kids: Biodiversity (Life in danger), Energy, Pollution, Genetic engineering and Global warming.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Environment ]
Veggies Unite - Composting - http://www.vegweb.com/composting/
A basic introduction to composting, including some photographs.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Environment ]
Wildkids - http://www.wildkids.org.uk/
Wildkids is a web site created by a team of professionals to provide: Top quality information to children and adults on wildlife, conservation and nature. Learning and teaching resources. Activities and Projects for the class, group or individual. Stories, games and competitions.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Environment ]
Woodsy Owl - http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/woodsy/
Woodsy has been America's environmental champion since 1970, and is most recognized for his wise request, "Give a hoot. Don't Pollute." Join the USDA Forest Service in introducing children to this fanciful creature. This site has Woodsy Owl coloring pages.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Environment ]

Astronomy

Amazing Space - http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/
Find out what light and color can tell you about stars in Star Light, Star Bright; Learn about the objects that make up the Solar System by collecting Solar System Trading Cards; Train to be a scientist by enrolling in the Hubble Deep Field Academy; Create a schedule for the Second Servicing Mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope through the Student Astronaut Challenge; Brief history of telescopes from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Arty the Part Time Astronaut - http://www.artyastro.com/
Join Arty and Guplo on an animated fun adventure through space. Travel to all nine planets; find out how much you weigh or how old you would be on each planet. The site is packed with many activities, games, and animation. This site is for the future astronaut or astronomer.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Ask the Space Scientist - http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/ask/askmag.html
With thousands of questions and answers already archived at Ask the Space Scientist and Ask the Astronomer there is an excellent chance that your question has already been answered!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Astronomy and space for Kids : Nebulae - http://www.kidsastronomy.com/nebulae.htm
That bright cloud of dust and gas is the sky is called a nebula. There are many different kinds of Nebulae ( nebulas ), which are examined here.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Astronomy Cafe - http://www.astronomycafe.net/
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be an astronomer? Do you have any questions that you would like an astronomer to answer? Would you like to hear the latest about hyperspace, black holes, time travel and quantum cosmology? Well, at the Astronomy Cafe you've come to the right place!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
An Astronomy Course For Middle/High School Students - http://darkskyinstitute.org/astronomy.html
"Astronomy is Looking Up" says Jack Troeger, a 9th grade teacher at Ames High School in Ames, Iowa who loves stargazing and Dalmatians. Backyard astronomers will delight in his essays on "Light Pollution", "Observing the Night Sky" and "Finding your Way Around the Sky".
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
Astronomy for Kids (and Supervised Adults) - http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/
This site is for all you kids who have learned that adults generally make things uninteresting. We are going to have a GREAT time exploring the universe we live in! Come along on our journey through the stars! Adults are welcome to join us as long as they behave. If you haven't been here before, you might want to take a look at the "About This Site" section first.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Astronomy for Kids - http://library.thinkquest.org/3645/
This site is about outer space. You will learn about black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, observation equipment, phases of the Moon, the planets, the stars and the Sun, and last but not least the Universe. You will find neat pictures, and be able to use a virtual telescope. This is a ThinkQuest Junior project.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Astronomy for Kids - http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/astronomy.html
Illustrated facts about: SOLAR SYSTEM ; PLANETS ; SUN ; MOON ; METEORITES ; COMETS ; STARS ; ASTEROIDS ; GALAXIES ; SPACE EXPLORATION ; and an astronomy DICTIONARY.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Astronomy.com - http://www.astronomy.com/
Welcome to Astronomy.com — the newly redesigned and enhanced website from the publishers of Astronomy magazine. At the heart of Astronomy.com are eight core content areas: news, feature stories, observing, an image gallery, parent and teacher resources, Astro for Kids, a beginners section, and the AstroShops.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
The Big Dipper - http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Spolaris.htm
The Big Dipper consists of 7 bright stars, forming a dipper, a small pot with a long handle.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Stars (Astronomy) ]
Black Holes - http://www.ktca.org/newtons/11/blckhole.html
From Newton's Apple, find out what a black hole is, then try to see one yourself.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Bradford Robotic Telescope Observatory - http://www.telescope.org/
Users need only a standard Web browser to be able to submit observing requests, find out about our telescope and compare it with the large Apache Point remote telescope . They can look at an image taken from an observation with our telescope and compare it with one taken from a standard star database held at NASA
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
Build a Solar System - http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/
Use the calculator available at this site to get the dimensions needed for building an accurate scale model of the solar system. There are also a few links to other solar system Web sites.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory - http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/chandra/
NASA’s newest space telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, will allow scientists from around the world to obtain unprecedented X-ray images and spectra of violent, high-temperature events and objects to help us better understand the structure and evolution of our universe.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground - http://hea-www.harvard.edu/ECT/the_book/index.html
Welcome to our collection of children's online astronomy activities. In the following seven chapters are hundreds of fun explorations into astronomy as a classroom tool for learning how to theorize, experiment, and analyze data. The activities are fully illustrated and explained and are lots of fun for teachers and students alike.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
Hubble : A View to the Edge of Space - http://www.exploratorium.edu/origins/hubble/
This website which is part of the Exploratorium website has information about the Hubble. The website also has information about astronomy, satellites, the people who help maintain the Hubble, and Edwin Hubble.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
Imagine the Universe - http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/
This site is dedicated to a discussion about our Universe... what we know about it, how it is evolving, and the kinds of objects and phenomena it contains. Just as importantly, we also discuss how scientists know what they know, what mysteries remain, and how they might one day find the answers to these questions. This site features a great glossary.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
Institute of Astronomy Cambridge University - http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/
Check out the latest topics in astronomy and learn about observatories.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
KidsAstronomy.com - http://www.KidsAstronomy.com/
Astronomy can be one of the most exciting units you teach. Few subjects offer you so much versatility covering many areas such as History, Physics, Geology, Geography, Art, and much more. Most importantly the children enjoy learning about Astronomy. It is fun for children, because it stretches their imaginations forcing them to contemplate the stars, nebula and planets.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Lockheed Martin Space Day - http://www.spaceday.com/
Space has always fascinated humankind. So way back in 1997, some people got together and created a tribute to those endlessly engaging phenomena which constitute our universe -- and to the people who, through their space-related work, have contributed so much to science, medicine and everyday life.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
Mysteries of Deep Space - http://www.pbs.org/deepspace/
Combining live-action sequences, state-of-the-art computer animation and spectacular high-resolution images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the series provides viewers with a stunning new perspective on the universe. The site also includes links to Ask-A experts.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
NASA - JPL Solar System Simulator - http://samadhi.jpl.nasa.gov/
This site offers links to downloads of space maps, a solar system simulator, star backgrounds, and renderings of surfaces of other planets. There are also 3D spacecraft models and links to other sites.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
NASA Observatorium - http://observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/entries/entry_4.html
NASA's Observatorium is a public access site for Earth and space data. We have pictures of the Earth, planets, stars, and other cool stuff, as well as the stories behind those images. Includes: Aeronautics; Educator's Resources; Fun & Games; Image Gallery; Planet Earth; Search; Spaceflight; and Space Science.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
The NASA Space Weather Bureau - http://www.spaceweather.com/
What is Space Weather? Solar flares zap a science satellite. A coronal mass ejection sparks a stunning display of aurora borealis. Blazing meteors streak through Earth's atmosphere. All these are examples of space weather.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Outer Space - http://library.thinkquest.org/5014/
You can find many educational and fun things to do here. We have quizzes, crossword puzzles and word searches for your enjoyment. There is information on planets, our moon, eclipses, comets, asteroids, meteors and meteorites, stars and constellations.You can also learn about American astronauts and their missions.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Sea and Sky: The Sky - http://www.seasky.org/sky.html
Sections of this astronomy site include: sky gallery; tour of the solar system; sky lab; astronomy resources; sky links; sky games ; space exploration; and my sky.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Find information on anything from the Viking probe and the space shuttles, to rumors about life on Mars.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
The Silicon Sky - http://www.siliconsky.com/
Within this site you will find numerous resources that will assist you with your observing, no matter how experienced you are (or aren't).
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Sky and Telescope Astronomy Basics - http://www.skyandtelescope.com/
Sponsored by Sky & Telescope magazine, learn some tips on using your binoculars, your telescope, and how to identify stars with the naked eye.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
The Sky - http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5135/sky.htm
Information on astronomy including stars, constellations, galaxies, and comets.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
SkyView Virtual Observatory - http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/
SkyView is a Virtual Observatory on the Net. Astronomers can generate images of any portion of the sky at wavelengths in all regimes from radio to gamma-ray. Users tell SkyView the position, scale and orientation desired, and SkyView gives users an image made to their specification. The user need not worry about transforming between equinoxes or coordinate systesm, mosaicking submaps, rotating the image,.... SkyView handles these geometric issues and lets the user get started on astronomy.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Space Calendar - http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/
The Space Calendar covers space-related activities and anniversaries for the coming year. Included are over 800 links to related home pages, like: asteroid positions, space craft launches, meteor falls, comet pass-bys, eclipses, and planetary positions.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
Space Telescope Science Institute - http://www.stsci.edu/
The Space Telescope Science Institute is the astronomical research center responsible for operating the Hubble Space Telescope as an international observatory.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Space.com - Something Amazing Every Day - http://www.space.com/
Includes space photography, space news, feature articles about kids and space, space-related question and answer service, Shockwave-based games, and solar system central.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Star Journey - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/stars/
View the nightime sky using National Geographic's star chart with overlays of Hubble Space Telescope images.Visit highlights of the heavens, or look at the Hubble Telescope itself using a model and guide.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
StarChild : A Learning Center for Young Astronomers - http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/
This site presents information about the solar system, the universe, and space exploration at two different levels for school-aged children.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Stephen Hawking's Universe - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/hawking/html/home.html
Stephen Hawking, British theoretical physicist, discusses aspects of astronomy and the universe. This site features Hawking's PBS television program, and includes information about stars, the universe, unsolved mysteries, resources, and questions answered by experts.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
Ursa Major - http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/constellations/Ursa_Major.html
The constellation Ursa Major contains the group of stars commonly called the Big Dipper.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Stars (Astronomy) ]
A Virtual Journey Into the Universe - http://library.thinkquest.org/28327/
Shockwave Flash-based presentations on space exploration, the universe, planets, and recent space news.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
Virtual Science Center - http://www.chabotspace.org/vsc/
Imagine a family exploring Chabot Space & Science Center’s exhibits from their home computer, or a group of students operating CSSC telescopes from their classroom. The Virtual Science CenterSM (VSC) brings CSSC’s resources to you, making a wealth of astronomy and space science information readily available to anyone with access to the Internet.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Astronomy ]
The Web Nebulae - http://astro.nineplanets.org/twn
What are stars made of? Check out this site's photos of interstellar gas and dust. The emphasis is on aesthetics, not science. The site focuses on nature's beauty that is accessible via the telescope.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Stars (Astronomy) ]
Windows to the Universe - http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
Our purpose is to develop a fun and different Web site about the Earth and Space sciences. Sections include: our planet, our solar system, the universe, space missions, myths, art, bokks, and films, people, and news.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Astronomy ]
Your Sky - http://www.fourmilab.to/yoursky/
This website allows you to view a sky map for your location. You can chose by a city or you can enter your latitude and longitude. You can also search for horizontal views or choose a virtual telescope based on a celestial object. 


Mathematics

Math General

Ask Dr. Math - http://mathforum.org/dr.math/index.html
Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, together with a FAQ.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
Coolmath.com - http://www.coolmath.com/
Targeted to kids from ages 3 to 12. Includes lessons, puzzles, brain benders, Spike's Game Zone and other fun challenges.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
Create a Graph - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/
Using this source enables students and others to quickly devise printable bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs, or area charts using the colors and values of their choosing. Straightforward instructions and a simple interface make this an easy way to illustrate and expand reports or assignments. Presented by the National Center for Education Statisitics
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math (general) ]
Dave's Math Tables - http://www.sisweb.com/math/tables.htm
Whether you're looking for a basic multiplication table or something as mind-bending as a "fourier series," you'll find some help at Dave's aptly named Math Tables.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math (general) ]
The Fibonacci Numbers and Golden section in Nature - http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibnat.html
What do bunnies, cauliflower and sea snails have in common? A pattern based on the Fibonacci series (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13...) where each successive number is the sum of the previous two. The original problem that Fibonacci investigated in the year 1202 was how fast rabbits could breed . If you started with a pair of rabbits, how many pairs would you have in a year? This fascinating site reveals the complexities of nature.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math (general) ]
Fraction - Decimal Conversion - http://www.sisweb.com/math/general/arithmetic/fradec.htm
From Dave's Math Tables, use this chart to find the decimal equivalent for fractions up to and including 31/32. Also available in Spanish.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math (general) ]
Handley Math Page - http://www.pen.k12.va.us/Div/Winchester/jhhs/math/mathhom2.html
It has math humor, a problem of the week, math songs, and other topics.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
Helping Your Child Learn Math - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/index.html
This site by the U.S. Department of education offers some math activities that are meaningful as well as fun. These activities use materials that are easy to find. They have been planned so you and your child might see that math is not just work we do at school but, rather, a part of life.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math (general) ]
ILN Interactive Learning Network - http://www.iln.net/main/
The Interactive Learning Network is an Internet service that allows students to learn math and science as if they had their own personal tutor helping them step-by-step, even in the toughest subjects like math and science.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
InfoUse's PlaneMath - http://www.planemath.com/
Welcome to PlaneMath, a place to learn cool things about math and aeronautics!There are online activities for students, (Shockwave required) and educational information and support for teachers.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
Interactive Mathematics Online - http://library.thinkquest.org/2647/
Easy to understand explanations of different types of math including algebra, trigonometry and geometry. Provides examples and interactive links.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math (general) ]
Math Central - http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/
Math Central is a service for people involved in mathematics education from kindergarten to grade twelve -- a meeting place for teachers to share resources, a service to teachers, students and parents who may need an answer to a mathematical question and a facility to allow teachers to carry on a dialogue amongst themselves.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
Math in Daily Life - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath/
Join us as we explore how math can help us in our daily lives. In this exhibit, you'll look at the language of numbers through common situations, such as playing games or cooking. Put your decision-making skills to the test by deciding whether buying or leasing a new car is right for you, and predict how much money you can save for your retirement by using an interest calculator.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math (general) ]
Math League Help Topics - http://www.mathleague.com/help/help.htm
Math topics for grades 4-8, complete with examples, definitions, and explanations. Includes: Whole numbers and their basic properties; Decimals, whole numbers, and exponents; Using data and statistics; Fractions; Geometry; Ratio and proportion; Percent and probability; Integers; Metric units and measurement; Introduction to algebra; Positive and negative numbers; and more.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
Math Lessons - http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/
Provides a variety of math lessons including counting, fractions, ratios, math, geometry and calculus. All are presented in fun formats.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
Math.com - http://www.math.com/
Students can find free homework help and lessons, teachers can find lesson plans and great classroom resources, parents can access information about family math activities and math products, and everyone will be interested in thecollection of free math reference material, including formulas and converters, online solutions for school and everyday math, and much more.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
MathRealm - http://www.mathrealm.com/
MathRealm.com is an online mathematics learning environment featuring award-winning lessons, exploration activities, tools and a learning community.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
Mega Mathematics - http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/
MegaMath is full of the newest discoveries and hottest topics in mathematics, and you will see that they are easy to understand and fun to play around with. Not only can you understand them, but you might be the one to make a new discovery.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
Professor Freedman's Math Help - http://www.mathpower.com/
Professor Freedman's Math Help is a mixture of sound, humor, color, animation, and graphics with lots of help for the "math anxious" student.Its aim is to give students a self-directed and entertaining way to learn basic math and algebra. The site includes tutorial lessons authored by students, math assignments,study skills tips, --all with animation and music.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
Rainbow Lab - http://www.geom.umn.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/
How are rainbows formed? Why do they only occur when the sun is behind the observer? If the sun is low on the horizon, at what angle in the sky should we expect to see a rainbow? This lab helps to answer these and other questions by examining a mathematical model of light passing through a water droplet.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
The Ridiculously Enhanced Pi Page - http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/pi/
Website and activities celebrating the mathmatical wonder, Pi, the relation of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. From the Exploratorium in San Francisco and the Coalition for National Pi Day.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math (general) ]
Smile Program Mathematics Index - http://www.iit.edu/~smile/mathinde.html
The following is a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons. These lessons may be freely copied and used in a classroom but they remain the copyright property of the author. The Mathematics lessons are divided into the following categories: Geometry and Measurement, Patterns and Logic, Probability and Statistics, Recreational and Creative Math, Practical and Applied Math, Arithmetic, Graphs and Visuals, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Miscellaneous.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math (general) ]
What Good is Math? - http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webunits/math/
At one time, you may have asked yourself, "What good is math?" This page was created to answer that question. We realize that math will not give an answer to "the meaning of life", but it will help you out in more ways than one. We all use math every day, most of the time without even realizing it! Here are some situations that you may find yourself in on any given day. Each one involves the use of math skills. By Patricia Stohr-Hunt.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math (general) ]

Math Games

A+ Math - http://www.aplusmath.com/
Hey kids... Welcome to A+ MATH! This site was created just for you! Finally, math on the internet is educational and fun. Visit our game room and play exciting games like Matho and Concentration...Test your math skills with our flashcards! Come see the homework helper to check your homework solutions.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Games ]
BasketMath Interactive - http://www.scienceacademy.com/BI/index.html
Clicking any of the questions in the Table of Contents left of your window will result in the presentation of a mathematics question and animation. If you answer the question correctly, the result will be a basketball shot animation; incorrect responses yield the correct answer.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Games ]
Click on Bricks - http://library.thinkquest.org/3896/
Learn your multiplication tables while playing a game at this site.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Math Games ]
Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles - http://www.cut-the-knot.com/
Mathematical diversions including: Games and Puzzles, Arithmetic and Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Eye Opener Series, Did you know..., Proofs in Mathematics, Things Impossible, and a Glossary.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math Games ]
Math Baseball - http://www.funbrain.com/math/index.html
The computer will give you a math problem. Enter the answer to the problem and hit the "Swing" button. If your answer is correct, you will get a hit. The computer will decide if the hit is a single, double, triple, or home run based on the difficulty of the problem. If your answer is wrong, you will get an out. The game is over after three outs.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Math Games ]
Math Cats - http://www.mathcats.com/
A magic chalkboard takes you to a math art gallery and lots of playful and open-ended activities for exploring math concepts. Visit Polygon Playground and Tessellation Town. Create math art and animations with MicroWorlds projects.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Games ]
Mathpuzzle.com - http://www.mathpuzzle.com/
Martin Gardner celebrated math puzzles and Mathematical Recreations. This site aims to do the same. The webmaster, Ed Pegg Jr, is a twenty year member of the National Puzzler's League, and frequently contributes to the New York Times crossword, Games, and National Public Radio's Sunday Puzzler.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Games ]
The Pi Trivia Game - http://eveander.com/trivia/
Take this quiz to test your math knowledge about pi.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math Games ]
Tower of Hanoi - http://www.cut-the-knot.org/recurrence/hanoi.shtml
Learn how to solve the tower of hanoi puzzle.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math Games ]

Math Problems

21st Century Problem Solving - http://www.hawaii.edu/suremath/home.html
A site for students, teachers and parents about algebra, problem solving, physics, chemistry and more with detailed problems and examples provided.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math Problems ]
Automaths - http://www.edbydesign.com/automath.html
Online arithmetic problems. Junior: Challenges your addition and subtraction skills; Middle: Problems using addition, subtraction and multiplication; Senior: All of the above and division too.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Problems ]
GoMath - http://gomath.com/
GoMath.Com is a FREE on-line mathematics tutor designed to assist students from K-12, and their parents. You can get help via e-mail, message boards, automated solution provider, or browse questions that have been answered in the past.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Problems ]
Internet Learning Network - http://www.getsmarter.org/
The ILN is a free, exciting and interactive website where students, parents and teachers can compare their math and science achievement against students worldwide.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Problems ]
Math Fundamentals POW - http://mathforum.org/funpow/
Want to challenge yourself and test your math skills?
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Problems ]
Math Goodies - http://www.mathgoodies.com/
Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies is a free site featuring interactive math games. Designed for grades 5-8.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Problems ]
Mathematics Center - http://www.eduplace.com/math/index.html
Math problems for kids 3rd grade and up which include brain teasers, games and other math resources caregorized by grade levels.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Problems ]
MathMagic! - http://mathforum.org/mathmagic/
MathMagic is a K-12 telecommunications project that provides strong motivation for students to use computer technology while increasing problem-solving strategies and communications skills. MathMagic posts math problem challenges in each of four categories (k-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12) to trigger each registered team to pair up with another team and engage in a problem-solving dialog.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Problems ]
MathStories.com - http://www.mathstories.com/
The goal of this web site is to help grade school children improve their math problem-solving skills. This site started out as only a few pages, but it has grown to hundreds of pages with over 2,000 math word problems for children to enjoy! The pages are sorted by topic and level of difficulty.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Problems ]
Olympiad Math Madness - http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/4661/index.html
This is my collection of mathematical problems, invented for mathematical olympiads the world over, and many of them are hard to find in English.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math Problems ]
Plane Math - http://www.planemath.com/
Math activities for elementary level learners and educators using airplanes as a theme.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Problems ]
WebMath - http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/webmath/
This website will provide you with an instant solution to the particular math problem you may be having trouble solving. Have your math book and homework nearby, because you can type your math problem directly into this web-site, and get an instant step-by-step solution to it, generated by the computer itself. Currently, WebMath can solve most problems from an Algebra I class.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math Problems ]
Word Problems for Kids - http://www.stfx.ca/special/mathproblems/welcome.html
By Canada's SchoolNet, this site breaks down word problems for grades 5 to 12.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math Problems ]

Math History

Archimedes Home Page - http://www.mcs.drexel.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/contents.html
This site is a collection of Archimedean miscellanea under continual development. I am slowly filling in the on-site links listed above with textual and graphical materials that I have collected over the years. In addition, here are some off-site links to basic information about Archimedes
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math, History of ]
Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci - http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Fibonacci.html
Leonardo Pisano is better known by his nickname Fibonacci. He was the son of Guilielmo and a member of the Bonacci family. Fibonacci himself sometimes used the name Bigollo, which may mean good-for-nothing or a traveller.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math, History of ]
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive - http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/index.html
The archive contains the biographies of more than 1100 mathematicians. You can access them from a selection of Alphabetical or Chronological Biographical indexes. We have written some articles on the development of mathematical ideas cross-referenced to the biographies. You can access these using the History Topics Index.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math, History of ]
Nova Online: The Proof - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/proof/
"For over 350 years, some of the greatest minds of science struggled to prove what was known as Fermat's Last Theorem -- the idea that a certain simple equation had no solutions. Now hear from the man who spent seven years of his life cracking the problem, read the intriguing story of an 18th century woman mathematician who hid her identity in order to work on Fermat's Last Theorem, and demonstrate that a related equation, the Pythagorean Theorem, is true."
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Math, History of ]
Thales of Miletus - http://www-groups.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Thales.html
This website primarily lists other sources of information about Thales of Miletus. It includes a biography, quotes, references, a poster, and information about mathematics. Thales seems to be the first known Greek philosopher, scientist and mathematician although his occupation was that of an engineer.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Math, History of ]

Algebra

Algebra - Fun With Calendars - http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/calen.html
Math tricks to amaze your friends and family!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Algebra ]
Algebra : Scientific Notation - http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/alg/sci_not.html
This page describes how to convert to and from scientific notation and gives a quiz for practice and feedback. The site also explains why scientific notation is useful.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Algebra ]
Algebra Online - http://www.algebra-online.com/
"Algebra OnlineSM is a free service designed to allow students, parents, and educators throughout the world to communicate. This includes free private tutoring, live chat, and a message board, among many other features. Questions and discussions relating to all levels of mathematics (not just Algebra) are welcome."
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Algebra ]
Introduction to Algebra - http://www.mathleague.com/help/algebra/algebra.htm
Clearly-written definitions and easy-to-understand Algebra examples.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Algebra ]

Arithmetic

Arithmetic - http://hometown.aol.com/iongoal/mathlessons.htm
This Site Contains: 200+ pages of Basic Arithmetic Skills; Interactive Practice on every page; An Explanation of the math topic on each page; Several Challenge Games on every page; Math Problems are randomly created.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Arithmetic ]
Math Forum: Multiplication Tips - http://www.mathforum.com/k12/mathtips/multiplication.tips.html
From Math Forum, here are some quick and easy tricks for multiplying by five, nine, and eleven.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Arithmetic ]
Stanley Park Chase - http://schoolcentral.com/willoughby5/default.htm
Great interactive and visual site to practice basic multiplication while following a story.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Arithmetic ]
Times Tables Tests - http://www.times-tables.com/times_tables_test/times_tables_test.htm
We have selected these tables test work sheets because they mirror the type of test your child might be given in school. For example, the questions are listed randomly and each question is worded to make your child think. At the end of each page click finish to see your score.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Arithmetic ]

Geometry

Angles & Their Measures - http://library.thinkquest.org/2647/geometry/angle/measure.htm
From Interactive Mathematics, this site uses many examples to explain what an angle is and how it is measured, and briefly discusses types of angles.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geometry ]
Archimedes' Laboratory - http://www.archimedes-lab.org/indexB.html
This geometric puzzle site is designed for open-minded people with a fair amount of curiosity and humility. Includes games, mazes, optical illusions and more.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geometry ]
Geometric Shape Flashcards - http://www.aplusmath.com/cgi-bin/flashcards/geoflash
Identify the geometry term that describes the displayed shape.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geometry ]
Geometry and the Imagination - http://www.geom.umn.edu/docs/doyle/mpls/handouts/node20.html
How do you imagine geometric figures in your head? Most people talk about their three-dimensional imagination as `visualization', but that isn't exactly right.Three-dimensional mental images are connected with your visual sense, but they are also connected with your sense of place and motion. In forming an image, it often helps to imagine moving around it, or tracing it out with your hands. The size of an image is important.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geometry ]
Geometry - http://library.thinkquest.org/2647/geometry/geometry.htm
Euclid have you stumped? Archimedes run rings around your head? Well you've come to the right place. This is where you'll find almost everything you'll ever need to know about Geometry. We have a special page on constructions and plenty of sample problems to help you understand the concepts. Have a blast and don't forget to check out our Glossary - it's huge!
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geometry ]
Pythagoras' Theorem - http://www.sunsite.ubc.ca/LivingMathematics/V001N01/UBCExamples/Pythagoras/pythagoras.html
An interactive proof of the Pythagorean theorem (the square of the hypotenuse of the right triangle is equal to the sum of the square of the two adjacent sides).
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geometry ]
Totally Tessellated - http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/
In short, a tessellation is any repeating pattern of interlocking shapes. This site will give you a comprehensive introduction to tessellations. It will explain the basic mathematics underlying tessellations, as well as allow you to browse through many examples of tessellations in real life. M. C. Escher and his well-known tessellations are also covered in this site.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geometry ]

Measurement


Math 2 - http://www.math2.org/
Use the conversion Tables to convert just about anything to anything! Including Length Equivalents / Area Equivalents / Metrology Equivalents / U.S. Fluid or Liquid Equivalents / Volume/Capacity Equivalents / Mass Equivalents / Velocity Equivalents / Acceleration Equivalents / Pressure Equivalents / Energy/Work Equivalents / Power Equivalents
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Measurement ]
MegaConverter - http://www.megaconverter.com/Mega2/index.html
You can figure out things you always wondered about, like how many seconds, days or weeks old you are, or more amazingly, how many seconds old your parents are. And other things to make you smarter than your teachers, like how many nanometers in an inch or how many quarts in a chaldron (huh?).
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Measurement ]
Scientific Notation - http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/physics/intro/node4.html
Commonly used prefixes for powers of 10 used with metric units are given
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Measurement ]
Space.Kids.us Fahrenheit versus Celsius - http://space.kids.us/fvc.html
Quick overview of the difference between measuring temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Measurement ]

Numbers

Binary Numbers - http://www.netlingo.com/more/binary.html
The concept of using two symbols to encode information is an old one. Even more recently, Morse code consists of groups of dots and dashes which represents letters of the alphabet in another two-symbol code. Binary numbers are also the basis of computer language.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Numbers ]
Count the Computer Track Ball Mice - http://www.anipix.com/mouse/mice.htm
A complete children's book created with 3D technology! Count the Computer Track Ball Mice in the image in the column on the right side of the page. Check out what these crazy critters are up to, then find them and count them in the image on the left . Children can learn to count, spell and recognize their numbers from 1-10, or just relax and enjoy the illustrations!
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Numbers ]
Edbydesign - http://www.edbydesign.com/
This site provides educational activities like puzzles and stories. There is also a section for art as well as Harry Potter content. A huge website with lots of fun things to do.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Numbers ]
Egyptian Math - http://www.eyelid.co.uk/numbers.htm
The ancient Egyptians were possibly the first civilisation to practice the scientific arts. Where the Egyptians really excelled was in medicine and applied mathematics. But although there is a large body of papyrus literature describing their achievements in medicine, there is no records of how they reached their mathematical conclusions.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Numbers ]
How is a Number Converted to Scientific Notation? - http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/measurement/faq/exponential-notation.shtml
This site describes how to convert real numbers to scientific notation. This subpage is part of a website that covers the topic of Chemistry.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Numbers ]
The Prime Pages - http://www.utm.edu/research/primes/
An integer greater than one is prime if its only positive divisors are itself and one (otherwise it is composite). For example: 15 is composite because it has the two prime divisors 3 and 5.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Numbers ]
Roman Numeral Converter - http://www.novaroma.org/via_romana/numbers.html
A calculator that converts Roman numerals into Arabic numbers and vice versa.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Numbers ]
Roman Numeral Date Conversion Guide - http://www2.inetdirect.net/~charta/Roman_numerals.html
Two date conversion aids are also provided[2]. One is a simple html list of Roman and Arabic equivalencies that can be searched using the Find utility of any popular web browser. The other resource is a Java applet that accepts Roman numeral input in the range 1-4,999 and converts it to Arabic form.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Numbers ]
Roman Numerals 101 - http://www.oliverlawrence.com/romans101/
Explains the set of roman numerals and their values.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Numbers ]
Scientific Notation - http://janus.astro.umd.edu/astro/scinote/
With this program you can practice converting between scientific notation and normal numbers.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Numbers ]

Experiments

Agricultural Ideas for Science Fair Projects - http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/fair/ideasframe.htm
Agriculture doesn't have its own category in science fairs, but it is a part of many of the "official" categories. Here, we've put together a few basic ideas of agricultural science projects you can do. Use these ideas as a jumping-off place for coming up with your own project.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen - http://bizarrelabs.com/
This site is an ever growing warehouse of the kinds of projects some of the more demented of us tried as young people, collecting in one place many of the classic, simple science projects that have become part of the collective lore of amateur science. For the most part, the projects on this site are fairly safe. There are a few exceptions which could be very dangerous, and are posted only because they are interesting to know about.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
The Bubblesphere - http://www.bubbles.org/
Everything you wanted to know about bubbles... include a great recipe for "bubble stuff"
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Crystal Gardens - http://www.yesmag.bc.ca/projects/crystal_gardens.html
Crystals are not alive, but they can grow. Growing crystals requires a little time and patience. If you have both (plus a few other ingredients), you can grow your own crystal gardens.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Energy Science Projects and Activities - http://www.eere.energy.gov/education/science_projects.html
Science project ideas for students using solar energy. Adobe Acrobat reader necessary.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Experiments in Growing Crystals - http://rockhoundingar.com/pebblepups/growcryst.html
Kitchen chemistry is fun for science projects and learning. Here's how to grow your own crystals and cave formations. If you are a kid, get an adult to help you. If you are an adult, get a kid to help you.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Exploratorium Science Snacks - http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/index.html
Each Snack begins with a photograph of itself, a short introduction and a list of the materials needed. Other sections give assembly instructions, contain descriptions of how to use the completed exhibits, and explain the science behind them. Most of the Snacks can be completed by one person. If a partner or adult help is needed, this is indicated.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Home Experiments - http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/HOMEEXPTS/HOMEEXPTS.HTML
These experiments are part of a collection that Professor Shakhashiri distributes to the audience at his annual holiday lecture and at other presentations throughout the year: THE COLLAPSING CAN; BENDING WATER; SOFT WATER AND SUDS; EXPLORING ACIDS AND BASES WITH RED CABBAGE;THE FIREPROOF BALLOON; FLOATING SOAP BUBBLES; CHEMILUMINESCENCE -- COOL LIGHT BLUE SKY -- RED SUNSET; RUBBER BANDS AND HEAT; and REMOVE TARNISH FROM SILVER.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Hunkin's Experiments - http://www.hunkinsexperiments.com/
Tim Hunkin trained as an engineer, but then became a cartoonist (drawing the Rudiments of Wisdom for the Observer newspaper for 14 years). His next career was in television (writing and presenting three series called ‘The Secret Life of Machines’ for Channel 4). He now works mainly for museums, building interactive exhibits and curating and designing exhibitions.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Mad Scientist Experiments 2000 - http://library.thinkquest.org/J001796/
How do you stop water from freezing? What does lemon juice do to metals? Enter our lab to discover many fascinating experiments, facts, and results. Try the experiments at home or school and email us your results.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab - http://www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko/
Welcome to Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab - a treasure filled site full of fun (and off-beat) science experiments - and they're all free! We've got science and chemistry experiments for parents, teachers, kids, and children of all ages.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
School Science Fairs Home Page - http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/sciencefairs/
Welcome to the New Science Fairs homepage. A project of the EasternNewfoundland Science Fairs Council, this homepage is designed to aid students in the most difficult aspect of their science fair experience; getting an idea. We have everything from coolinks to information on the Canada Wide Science Fair Canada Wide Science Fair. We have included the listing of many science project ideas and hope to include more in the future.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Bob - http://www.sciencebob.com/
"Science Bob" Pflugfelder has been a fan of science since he was just six years old. Over the years, he has been exploring the scientific world with thousands of students.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Experiments You Can Do! - http://www.west.net/~science/expindx.htm
This site offers instructions for 8 different science experiments that you can do at home.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Fair Central - http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/index.html
Let our online experts help you improve your science skills, and find the resources you need to make your next science fair project a great one.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Fair Primer - http://users.rcn.com/tedrowan/primer.html
This primer is written to help my students develop science fair projects. These ideas have been developed over twenty years of teaching science through research projects. Others may find any or all parts of these documents helpful. Feel free to copy, use, and expand upon any ideas here.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Fair Project Index - http://www.ascpl.lib.oh.us/scifair/
The index contains projects from almost all areas of science and many areas of technology. However, experiments involving psychology and other social sciences have not, for the most part, been included. In addition, most crafts and projects of a recreational nature have been excluded. Therefore, many activites found in electronics, metalworking, carpentry, and domestic science books are omitted from this index.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Fair Project Resource Guide - http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/projectguide/
Do you need to do a science fair project? This list of web sites provides the basic materials to do just that. The HOW TO DO A SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT articles explain the different parts of science fair projects. SAMPLES of completed science fair projects will show some successful projects for different age levels.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Fair Tips - http://www.cyberbee.com/science/scitips.html
Students are expected to show increasing sophistication and application as grade level increases. Elementary students might illustrate or model a science topic of interest to them, or they might demonstrate how a particular principle works. Middle school students are expected to conduct an experiment of some type, and to use process skills which are relational by nature.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science is Fun - http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/scifun.html
The master of chemical demonstrations, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, shares the fun of science through home science activities, demonstration shows, videos, and books. Information about these and other science fun stuff is available here.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
The book describes in simple terms how to make toys that teach science. First I discuss how to make a science toy, so those who only want to build the toy can do so without bothering with how or why it works. After that, I explain the science behind the toy, starting with simple concepts, and building to a college level.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Simple but Significant Science Using Everyday Materials - http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/HOMEEXPTS/nichols.html
A collection of hands-on science activities using easy-to-find and materials from around your house. Experiments include "Lightning in your mouth" "coat-hanger chimes" and "dinner table optics"
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Thinking Fountain - http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sln/tf/nav/tfatoz.html
Here you'll find an index of activities and experiments, artwork, and booklists on various topics compiled by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Whealmers Science Activities - http://www.mcrel.org/whelmers/
Awesome science experiments guarateed to "whlem" you!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Whelmers - http://www.mcrel.org/whelmers/
For twenty years, I collected activities and demonstrations that whelm students. Activities that spark their curiosity. Activities that will catch, for a moment at least, the eye and mind of even the most indifferent student. Whelmers are a tool to be used by a classroom teacher to engage students; to draw their attention from the incredibly busy and hurried lifestyle we all experience.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]

Science Experiments

Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen - http://bizarrelabs.com/
This site is an ever growing warehouse of the kinds of projects some of the more demented of us tried as young people, collecting in one place many of the classic, simple science projects that have become part of the collective lore of amateur science. For the most part, the projects on this site are fairly safe. There are a few exceptions which could be very dangerous, and are posted only because they are interesting to know about.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Crystal Gardens - http://www.yesmag.bc.ca/projects/crystal_gardens.html
Crystals are not alive, but they can grow. Growing crystals requires a little time and patience. If you have both (plus a few other ingredients), you can grow your own crystal gardens.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Dimdimna - http://www.dimdima.com/
It is an online children's magazine updated on every 1st and 15th. It contains Quiz, brain teasers, word play, Complete the story, Jigsaw Puzzles, Match stick puzzles, Work it out Items, magic, Science experiments, folktales, Hodja, Birbal and Raman stories, Major events of the twentieth century, Learn to draw items, This day in History, Journey through Kaveri river, and more.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Online Magazines ]
Energy Science Projects and Activities - http://www.eere.energy.gov/education/science_projects.html
Science project ideas for students using solar energy. Adobe Acrobat reader necessary.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Experiments in Growing Crystals - http://rockhoundingar.com/pebblepups/growcryst.html
Kitchen chemistry is fun for science projects and learning. Here's how to grow your own crystals and cave formations. If you are a kid, get an adult to help you. If you are an adult, get a kid to help you.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Exploratorium Science Snacks - http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/index.html
Each Snack begins with a photograph of itself, a short introduction and a list of the materials needed. Other sections give assembly instructions, contain descriptions of how to use the completed exhibits, and explain the science behind them. Most of the Snacks can be completed by one person. If a partner or adult help is needed, this is indicated.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
The Exploratorium - http://www.exploratorium.edu/
The San Francisco Exploratorium science museum for children has extensive online resources, including illustrated science experiments, sports science exhibits, digital library of images, web cams of the museum floor and Golden Gate Bridge, and a virtual dissection of a cow's eye.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Museums ]
Girlstart - http://www.girlstart.com/
Girlstart is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging young women to reach their full potential. Girlstart offers hands-on programming in math, science and technology and is the founder of the first and only Girls' Technology Center in Texas. Girlstart.com offers free online lessons, science experiments, articles, games, and more for girls to discover how exciting math, science and technology can be!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science (general) ]
Home Experiments - http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/HOMEEXPTS/HOMEEXPTS.HTML
These experiments are part of a collection that Professor Shakhashiri distributes to the audience at his annual holiday lecture and at other presentations throughout the year: THE COLLAPSING CAN; BENDING WATER; SOFT WATER AND SUDS; EXPLORING ACIDS AND BASES WITH RED CABBAGE;THE FIREPROOF BALLOON; FLOATING SOAP BUBBLES; CHEMILUMINESCENCE -- COOL LIGHT BLUE SKY -- RED SUNSET; RUBBER BANDS AND HEAT; and REMOVE TARNISH FROM SILVER.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Hunkin's Experiments - http://www.hunkinsexperiments.com/
Tim Hunkin trained as an engineer, but then became a cartoonist (drawing the Rudiments of Wisdom for the Observer newspaper for 14 years). His next career was in television (writing and presenting three series called ‘The Secret Life of Machines’ for Channel 4). He now works mainly for museums, building interactive exhibits and curating and designing exhibitions.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Kidzup Kid's Corner - http://www.kidzup.com/
Includes: Cool Science experiments to try out at home; games; activities, cool recipes, links, and more.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Online Games (general) ]
Mad Scientist Experiments 2000 - http://library.thinkquest.org/J001796/
How do you stop water from freezing? What does lemon juice do to metals? Enter our lab to discover many fascinating experiments, facts, and results. Try the experiments at home or school and email us your results.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Mad Scientists Network - http://www.madsci.org/
The MAD Scientist Network is a collective crania of scientists answering questions in many areas. Our site is divided into three major areas: Ask a Mad Scientist ; MadLabs--Articles and Experiments Archive ; and Mad Scientist Library, a list of links to Internet resources.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science (general) ]
Neuronlab Online - http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/neuron/
Interact with the NASA space mission and the Neurolab experiments!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: NASA ]
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab - http://www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko/
Welcome to Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab - a treasure filled site full of fun (and off-beat) science experiments - and they're all free! We've got science and chemistry experiments for parents, teachers, kids, and children of all ages.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
School Science Fairs Home Page - http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/sciencefairs/
Welcome to the New Science Fairs homepage. A project of the EasternNewfoundland Science Fairs Council, this homepage is designed to aid students in the most difficult aspect of their science fair experience; getting an idea. We have everything from coolinks to information on the Canada Wide Science Fair Canada Wide Science Fair. We have included the listing of many science project ideas and hope to include more in the future.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Experiments You Can Do! - http://www.west.net/~science/expindx.htm
This site offers instructions for 8 different science experiments that you can do at home.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Fair Central - http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/index.html
Let our online experts help you improve your science skills, and find the resources you need to make your next science fair project a great one.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Fair Primer - http://users.rcn.com/tedrowan/primer.html
This primer is written to help my students develop science fair projects. These ideas have been developed over twenty years of teaching science through research projects. Others may find any or all parts of these documents helpful. Feel free to copy, use, and expand upon any ideas here.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Fair Project Index - http://www.ascpl.lib.oh.us/scifair/
The index contains projects from almost all areas of science and many areas of technology. However, experiments involving psychology and other social sciences have not, for the most part, been included. In addition, most crafts and projects of a recreational nature have been excluded. Therefore, many activites found in electronics, metalworking, carpentry, and domestic science books are omitted from this index.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Fair Project Resource Guide - http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/projectguide/
Do you need to do a science fair project? This list of web sites provides the basic materials to do just that. The HOW TO DO A SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT articles explain the different parts of science fair projects. SAMPLES of completed science fair projects will show some successful projects for different age levels.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Fair Tips - http://www.cyberbee.com/science/scitips.html
Students are expected to show increasing sophistication and application as grade level increases. Elementary students might illustrate or model a science topic of interest to them, or they might demonstrate how a particular principle works. Middle school students are expected to conduct an experiment of some type, and to use process skills which are relational by nature.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science is Fun - http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/scifun.html
The master of chemical demonstrations, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, shares the fun of science through home science activities, demonstration shows, videos, and books. Information about these and other science fun stuff is available here.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Science Made Simple - http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/
Get great projects & experiments and clear, detailed answers to common science questions.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science (general) ]
The book describes in simple terms how to make toys that teach science. First I discuss how to make a science toy, so those who only want to build the toy can do so without bothering with how or why it works. After that, I explain the science behind the toy, starting with simple concepts, and building to a college level.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Simple but Significant Science Using Everyday Materials - http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/HOMEEXPTS/nichols.html
A collection of hands-on science activities using easy-to-find and materials from around your house. Experiments include "Lightning in your mouth" "coat-hanger chimes" and "dinner table optics"
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Theater of Electricity - http://www.mos.org/sln/toe/toe.html
The Museum of Science is home to the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator. The generator was generously donated to the Museum by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Designed and built by Dr. Robert J. Van de Graaff, who was a professor at MIT, this generator was originally used as a research tool in early atom-smashing and high energy X-ray experiments. As newer methods of atomic acceleration became available, the machine was used for instructional purposes only. Finally, it was donated to the Museum, where it now stands on public display in the center of the Thomson Theatre of Electricity and is demonstrated daily.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
Thinking Fountain - http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sln/tf/nav/tfatoz.html
Here you'll find an index of activities and experiments, artwork, and booklists on various topics compiled by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Whealmers Science Activities - http://www.mcrel.org/whelmers/
Awesome science experiments guarateed to "whlem" you!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Whelmers - http://www.mcrel.org/whelmers/
For twenty years, I collected activities and demonstrations that whelm students. Activities that spark their curiosity. Activities that will catch, for a moment at least, the eye and mind of even the most indifferent student. Whelmers are a tool to be used by a classroom teacher to engage students; to draw their attention from the incredibly busy and hurried lifestyle we all experience.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Fair Experiments ]
Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? - http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/leaves.html
Most people enjoy the beautiful show of colors as the leaves change each autumn. Many wonder how and why this happens. To answer that, first we have to understand what leaves are and what they do. Also includes information on how plants prepare for winter. Features a very brief easy-reader section on changing fall leaves, a word scramble activity, and 3 leaf-color science experiments.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Trees ]
Worms - http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sln/tf/w/worms/worms/worms.html
First Graders at Museum Magnet School are exploring worms: Ask questions; Read about worms; Sing worm songs; Do worm experiments; Works of worm art; Share our excitement!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Invertebrates ]

Scientists Biography

Charles Goodyear and the Strange Story of Rubber - http://www.goodyear.com/corporate/history/history_story.html
This is the story of how Charles Goodyear invented useful rubber products.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
Charles Goodyear - http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/68.html
A short biography of Charles Goodyear from the Invent.org Hall of Fame.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
Einstein Revealed - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/
Welcome to the companion Web site to the NOVA program "Einstein Revealed," scheduled for re-broadcast on September 21, 1999. This two-hour special presents a penetrating profile of Albert Einstein, who contributed more than any other scientist to our modern vision of physical reality.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
Eric Weisstein's World of Biography - http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/
Biographies of noteworthy people in physics, astronomy, chemistry, and math.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
Goddard, Robert Hutchings - http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=37898
This encyclopedia articles profiles the father of modern rocketry, and offers several sources for further reading.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
History of Science, Technology, & Medicine Biographical Sources - http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/asap_resources.htm
An Internet resource guide that lists links that contain biographical material on scientists, inventors, and doctors. The links are listed alphabetically by the Title of the web site, so searching for a particular name requires some digging.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
Professor Stephen W. Hawking - http://www.hawking.org.uk/home/hindex.html
Everything you could ever want to know about Stephen Hawking. Avaiable in text only or graphic formats.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]

Biology

About.com Biology - http://biology.about.com/
From About.com's Biology guide.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biology ]
Are we unique? - http://sln.fi.edu/qa97/spotlight5/spotlight5.html
How does the human mind compare? Are human beings, by virtue of their intelligence, unique? James Trefil, noted science author and physics professor at George Mason University, explores these.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
The Biology Project - http://www.biology.arizona.edu/
The Biology Project, an interactive online resource for learning biology developed at The University of Arizona. The Biology Project is fun, richly illustrated, and tested on 1000s of students. It has been designed for biology students at the college and high school level, but is useful for medical students, physicians, science writers, and all types of interested people.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
Biotech Chronicles - http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/BC/
Biotech Chronicles is a brief history of biotech discoveries which continue to influence the field today. We have included essays on genetics and DNA research, profiles of some of the influential individuals who have helped build the biotechnology industry, and an integrated series of time lines which provide an overview of biotechnology from a historical perspective.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
Bugs in the News - http://people.ku.edu/~jbrown/bugs.html
Bugs in the News began as a way to interest my students. I needed to come up with something which would get the students' attention and at the same time would relate all of the seemingly endless array of scientific material to the "real" world. So, I'd walk into lecture, stand at the front of the room and yell, "Bugs in the News!" The yelling worked...
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
Cool Science for Curious Kids - http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology. Dive into a miniature world without a microscope. Leap into the plant-parts salad. Why are snakes like lizards, and monkeys like moose? Butterflies don't look like caterpillars. What's the connection?
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biology ]
Dennis Kunkel's Electron Microscopy Image Gallery - http://education.denniskunkel.com/
Electron microscope pictures of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoans, algae, insects, plants, arachnids, fish, and other miscellaneous images.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
This is an online magazine giving information on what is "new" in the world of science. This particular issue focuses on microbes and their importance. There are links from here to other issues of the e-zine.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biology ]
Glossary of Microbiology - http://www.hardydiagnostics.com/03gloss.html
http://www.hardydiagnostics.com/03gloss.html
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
Innovation -- Cracking the Code - http://www.thirteen.org/innovation/
From awe-inspiring new techniques that can eliminate disease at the very outset of life, to practical means for ensuring a healthy old age,this three-part INNOVATION series features the latest in ground-breaking biomedical treatments and research.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biology ]
Introduction to the Eukaryota - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/alllife/eukaryota.html
Protists, Animals, Fungi, Plants and more!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
Kimball's Biology Pages - http://biology-pages.info
These pages consist of alphabetized lists of biological terms (a glossary) mostly from the areas of molecular and cellular biology. Many items are linked to "mini" essays on the topic.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
Life in Extreme Environments - http://www.astrobiology.com/extreme.html
If life can exist somewhere - it will. Links to articles that examine life in extremes of cold, heat, pressure, darkness, radiation, dryness, and lack of air.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
Living Things - http://www.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/
The resources in "Living Things" are categorized according to the following scheme. "Individuals" deals primarily with the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals. "Families" addresses the systems for classification of plants and animals. "Neighborhoods" considers the interactions of living things with the world around them.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biology ]
Marly Cain's Amazing Micronautic Adventures - http://www.rmcain.com/mcama/
Multimedia lessons on using microscopes and making your own.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
MedMan - http://library.thinkquest.org/2824/
A brief description of the biological systems, their organs, and other facts. Systems covered include circulatory, respiratory, muscular & skeletal, nervous, digestive, reporductive and excretory systems.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
Mitosis Page - http://www.life.umd.edu/CBMG/faculty/wolniak/wolniakmitosis.html
Mitosis is the process that facilitates the equal partitioning of replicated chromosomes into two identical groups. Before partitioning can occur, the chromosomes must become aligned so that the separation process can occur in an orderly fashion. The alignment of replicated chromosomes and their separation into two groups is a process that can be observed in virtually all eukaryotic cells.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
The Nanoworld Image World - http://www.uq.edu.au/nanoworld/
View all kinds of organisms magnified hundreds of times. Choose what to view.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
The Vaccine Page - http://www.vaccines.com/
The Vaccine Page has established itself around the world as the first stop on the Internet for news and information about vaccines.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biology ]
The World of Parasites - http://martin.parasitology.mcgill.ca/JIMSPAGE/WORLDOF.HTM
This site offers a clickable map of the globe. The information contained is a list of parasites for that region of the world, pictures of the parasite, how it can be caught, and numbers of cases reported each year.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biology ]

Cell Science

Cells Alive! - http://www.cellsalive.com/
Animated pictures of microbes, bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic heroes and villains. The pictures are accompanied by links to more complete texts.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Cell Science ]
Life Science Safari - http://vilenski.org/science/safari/index.html
An interactive lesson in cell structure and the classification of living things intended for a middle school aged audience.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Cell Science ]
Virtual Cell - http://www.life.uiuc.edu/plantbio/cell/
Zoom in and out, turn, and cut into and view a plant cell. From the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Cell Science ]

Dinosaurs

The Age of the Dinosaurs - http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/dinosaurflr/meet.html
Timelines, extinction and more with colorful and crisp graphics and images.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
The Art of Tyrannosaurus and other Dinosaurs - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/trex/artpage.html
This University Of California Museum of Paleontology page is an exhibit of K-5 student artwork featuring Tyrannosaurus Rex and other dinosaurs. Includes links to the 1995 UCMP T. Rex Expo website, and other UCMP resources.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Art by Children ]
Children's Museum of Indianapolis for Kids - http://www.childrensmuseum.org/kids/kids.htm
Information on the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, including their calendar of events, hours, and travel information. Online exhibits on Calder, African art, dinosaurs, flight. etc.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Museums (general) ]
Danielle's Place of Crafts and Activities - http://www.daniellesplace.com/
You will find hundreds of inexpensive and original Bible-based craft projects for children -- Christmas crafts, dinosaurs, animals, space, birthday party ideas, and crafts using all kinds of recycled materials. This site is a great teacher's resource for quick and easy crafts that can be made with large groups of children.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Crafts ]
Dino Russ's Lair - http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/dinos/dinos_home.html
DINO RUSS's LAIR primary purpose is to promote information about dinosaurs and vertebrate paleontology. I am always on the lookout for new links. Includes information on dinosaur art, sigs, eggs, exhibits, sites to visit, news, books, organizations, software, tracks, and dinosaurs of Illinois.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Dinosaur Eggs @ national geographic - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/96/dinoeggs/
This story takes you behind the scenes of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine’s May 1996 article, “The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt.”
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Dinosaur Interplanetary Gazette - http://www.dinosaur.org/frontpage.html
We will try to publish just about everything we can find that has a dinosaur in it. We will also try to point you at lots of other things that explain how somebody found out about, or figured out about, or imagined something about dinosaurs. We will do our very best to tell you the difference between imaginary things and things that have been verified.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Dinosaur State Park - http://www.dinosaurstatepark.org/
Located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, we are one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Dinosaur! National Monument - http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/dino
This web site tells all about Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. It includes multi-media exhibits of the fossils that have been found there, and lots of information on Jurassic era dinosaurs.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Dinosauria On-Line - http://www.dinosauria.com/
List of hot links, photo gallery, online ordering of dinosaur merchandise, and a dinosaur encyclopedia. The feature of special note is the search engine built over the top of the entire site.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
The Dinosauria - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinosaur.html
What is the truth about dinosaurs that underlies the popular awe and mystique that shrouds them? What does modern science have to say about the dinosaurs? Examine the fossil record, learn about dinosaur life and ecology, specific dinosaur groups, and early dinosaur finds in North America.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Dinosaurs At The Smithsonian - http://photo2.si.edu/dino/dino.html
Photographs of skeletons and exhibits at the Dinosaur Hall of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Diplodocus - http://www.zoomwhales.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinos/Diplodocus.shtml
Diplodocus was a long-necked, whip-tailed giant, measuring about 90 feet (27 m) long with a 26 foot (8 m) long neck and a 45 foot (14 m) long tail, but its head was less than 2 feet long. It was among the longest land animals ever. Its nostrils were at the top of its head and it had peg-like teeth, but only in the front of the jaws.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Download-a-Dinosaur - http://www.rain.org/~philfear/download-a-dinosaur.html
Easy-to-make paper dinosaurs designs that you print from this site, cut, fold, and paste.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Paper Crafts ]
FactMonster - http://www.factmonster.com/
Fact Monster combines essential reference materials, fun facts and features, and free individualized homework help. From the dinosaurs to the stockmarket to the latest on Harry Potter, Fact Monster has the information kids are seeking, all in one easy-to-use, searchable site.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Encyclopedias ]
Field Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Exhibit - http://www.fmnh.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/dino/Triassic.htm
Dinosaurs get their start about 235 million years ago, sharing the world with all kinds of other giant reptiles, and even the earliest mammals! Trace the history of dinosaurs period-by-period by taking this online tour of the exhibits at the Field Museum of Natural History.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Hadrosaurus.com: Finding the World's First Dinosaur Skeleton - http://www.levins.com/dinosaur.shtml
In the summer of 1858, Victorian gentleman and fossil hobbyist William Parker Foulke was vacationing in Haddonfield, New Jersey...he found the bones (above, right) of an animal larger than an elephant with structural features of both a lizard and a bird...Foulke had discovered the first nearly-complete skeleton of a dinosaur--an event that would rock the scientific world and forever change our view of natural history.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Life Over Time - http://www.fmnh.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/lot/LOT1.htm
Life Over Time is an On-Line Exhibit from the Field Museum of Natural History. The tour is divided into three parts: Life Before Dinosaurs; Dinosaurs; and Teeth, Tusks, and Tarpits (Life After Dinosaurs). Included are descriptions of the fossil evidence of prehistoric life.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Fossils ]
Middle School Earth Science Explorer - http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/explorer.html
In the Earth Science section of this site, you can find out about: diversity, adaptation, plate tectonics, geologic time, spheres & biomes, and cycles. On the Dinosaur floor, you look at the theories on what killed the dinosaurs: a giant impact, volcanoes, orbital changes, supernova, or disease.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]
Museum of Unnatural History - http://www.unmuseum.mus.pa.us/unmuseum.htm
Welcome to the Museum of Unnatural Mystery, a slightly bizarre, cyberspace, science museum for all ages. Are there really flying saucers? What killed the dinosaurs? Is there something ancient and alive in Loch Ness? The Museum takes a scientific look at these, and other, questions. Feel free to wander our halls and make some serendipitous discoveries.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: UFOs ]
Museum of Western Colorado - http://www.wcmuseum.org/
The Museum of Western Colorado's interests range from natural history and paleontology — dinosaurs! — to cultural and social history, Native American pottery, and western firearms. We hope that our Web site, like our Museum sites here in western Colorado, will be a learning experience that is fun!
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Colorado ]
The Natural History Museum's Dino Directory - http://internt.nhm.ac.uk/jdsml/nature-online/dino-directory//
Guide to 325 dinosaurs is searchable by name, time period, country, or body type. Includes more than 1000 images. Sponsored by the Natural History Museum in London.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Questacon - http://www.questacon.edu.au/
Welcome to Questacon, Australia's National Science and Technology Centre. Have fun with dinosaurs in Kidspace, enter a new dimension in 3D zone, try the activities in Hands-on zone, experience the challenge of Puzzlequest, venture into deep space at Comet central and discover great places to visit in Cool science.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Science Museums ]
Rex Files - http://www.newscientist.com/hottopics/dinosaurs/
Beyond all the fun and the hype, there's a lot of science out there. And the past decade has been especially good for dinoresearchers who've come up with no end of theories on everything from dinosaur DNA to weird illnesses they suffered from to the chances of reconstructing a real one in your garden.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Royal Tyrrell Museum - http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a world-famous paoleontology museum. Their webpage includes photographs of some of the exhibits at this amazing dinosaur museum.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Science and Nature : Prehistoric Life - http://www.bbc.co.uk/dinosaurs/
Investigate a world full of dinosaurs! Tyrannosaurus comes to blows with an Ankylosaurus and meets her demise, leaving her young to face the end of the dinosaurs world alone. Take part in the last interactive adventure below, full of dino-sounds and activity.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Scrambler Puzzles - http://www.edbydesign.com/scrambler/index.html
Scramble the puzzles over and over again. Each Scrambler puzzle has five pictures in it for you to enjoy! Includes: Animals, Dinosaurs, Outer Space, Pokemon, Rugrats, Nature, and Kids.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Online Puzzle Games ]
University of California Museum of Paleontology Tyrannosaurus Rex Exhibit - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/trex/trexpo.html
The tyrannosaurs were a group of large carnivorous dinosaurs that roamed North America and Asia during the last part of the Cretaceous, 85 to 65 million years ago. The most famous tyrannosaur, of course, is Tyrannosaurus rex, known to every schoolchild, and one of the last non-avian dinosaurs to walk the earth before the great extinction.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Tyrannosaurs ]
Welcome to the Dinobuzz! - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinobuzz.html
The unfortunate result of the popularity of dinosaurs is that science gets obscured by fantasy. Dinobuzz brings you the latest in current dinosaur topics to help you differentiate popular myths from real science. Could we really bring back the dinosaurs like they did in the movie Jurassic Park? Did the dinosaurs actually travel at speeds of 50 mph, as depicted in the movie? This excellent resource is part of the outstanding Dinosauria website, created by the The Museum of Paleontology at UC Berkeley.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]
Zoom Dinosaurs - http://www.ZoomDinosaurs.com/
A great site for younger youth. "A comprehensive on-line hypertext book about dinosaurs. It is designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic, and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply by clicking on links."
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Dinosaurs ]

Evolution

BBC Human Evolution - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/human/human_evolution/
Read the full-text of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, play an evolution game, and learn about the life of Darwin.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Evolution ]
Becoming Human - http://www.becominghuman.org/
The main content of this site is a feature length documentary that includes links to exhibits about the scientific method, hominid profiles, an interactive fossil discovery map and more. The site also contains a glossary, links to other resources, and recent articles related to evolution.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Evolution ]
Evolvovision - http://www.trollart.com/evo.html
"Click on the [t.v.] image to witness the evolution of a single cell...into a human being." Then click on the image map to find out more about evolution.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Evolution ]
Galapagos Islands - http://www.rit.edu/~rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/NewGalapagos.html
The Galapagos Archipelago is a cluster of some 13 volcanic islands and associated islets and rocks located just under the equator, about 600 miles west of Ecuador in South America. The oldest of the islands are about 4 million years old and the youngest are still in the process of being formed.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Evolution ]
NSTA Galapagos - http://pubs.nsta.org/galapagos/
Looking for educational activities about the Galápagos Islands? Need an entertaining option for teaching students about ecology and evolution? Planning a class trip to the Imax® film Galapagos? You're in the right place!
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Evolution ]
The Origin of Life - http://www.fi.edu/qa97/biology/biopoint2.html
Biology is the study of life, and this site examines "What is life?", the origin of life, and evolution.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Evolution ]
Understanding Evolution - http://evolution.berkeley.edu/
This site offers links to the history of the theory of evolution. It also offers a link to Charles Darwin's orignal book with his theory was first proposed.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Evolution ]

Fossils

Fossil Horse Cybermuseum - http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/vertpaleo/fhc/firstCM.htm
Learn about paleontology and evolution by exploring the rich fossil record of horses. From the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Fossils ]
Fossils! - http://www.rom.on.ca/schools/fossils/index.php
Learn how fossils are formed and who studies them. Discover how and why fossils are prepared. See how and where fossils are collected. Find out how scientists identify and classify fossils. Play a game with fossils.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Fossils ]
Life Over Time - http://www.fmnh.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/lot/LOT1.htm
Life Over Time is an On-Line Exhibit from the Field Museum of Natural History. The tour is divided into three parts: Life Before Dinosaurs; Dinosaurs; and Teeth, Tusks, and Tarpits (Life After Dinosaurs). Included are descriptions of the fossil evidence of prehistoric life.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Fossils ]
Paleontological Research Institute - http://www.priweb.org/
The Paleontological Research Institution is home to one of the largest fossil collections in the Unite States: the 7th largest by our last reckoning. We have over 2 million specimens in our collection, from every major invertebrate phylum. Among those specimens are over 30,000 type and figured specimens, which is the 5th largest collection of types in the United States.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Fossils ]
The Search for Ancient Sharks - http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/prehistoricsharks/
Go on a virtual tour of the ancient seas. Then head to the shark gallery for a peek at the modern-day shark's frightening ancestors. Has an interactive make your own shark feature. Useful as a homework resource for students studying evolution or sharks. Also useful for science, evolution, or shark research papers.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Fossils ]
Explores the "weird ideas" of paleontologists and biologists during the evolution of "the knowledge we take for granted today." Contains a gallery of information and images of mistaken dinosaurs, dragons, mammals, sea monsters, hominids, fossils, and monsters; frauds; a timeline of events; and profiles of related scientists, artists, and collectors (including women in paleontology)
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Fossils ]
Texas Natural Science Center - http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/
In addition to the collections amassed by its own faculty, staff, and students over many years of active collecting, the laboratory also holds collections originally made by various other units of the UT, adopted collections from three other Texas universities, and collections made by several state and federal projects.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Fossils ]

Genetics

The Basics and Beyond: Genetics - http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/
The Genetic Science Learning Center helps people understand genetic science and how it relates to their lives and society.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Genetics ]
The Gene School - http://library.thinkquest.org/28599/
The site provides an overview of the field of genetics, its history, and its applications in various areas. It includes interactives quizzes and games, as well as a glossary of terms.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Genetics ]
Genetics Kids Style - http://library.thinkquest.org/3696/
The history of genetics, chromosomes and DNA, a quiz and games. From ThinkQuest Junior whose focus is for grades 4 to 6.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Genetics ]
The Genetics Source - http://library.thinkquest.org/3037/
Mitosis and meiosis, genes, Mendel's Principles and more.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Genetics ]
Gregor Mendel - http://library.thinkquest.org/20465/mendl.html
This site features a biography on Gregor Mendel. Gregor Mendel who is often called the "Father of Genetics" was born on July 22, 1822 to a relatively poor peasant family. As an adult he entered the Augustinian monastery in Brunn, which at that time was known for being one of the best centers of learning in the scientific field. This site also features biographies on other important scientists in the field of genetics.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Genetics ]
Humane Genome Project Information - http://www.ornl.gov/TechResources/Human_Genome/home.html
Begun in 1990, the U.S. Human Genome Project is a 15-year effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health to: Identify all the estimated 80,000 genes in human DNA; and determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical bases that make up human DNA, store this information in databases, and develop tools for data analysis.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Genetics ]
I Can Do That! - http://www.eurekascience.com/ICanDoThat/index.htm
Eureka ! Science offers the I Can Do That! web pages as a painless way to find fun facts about DNA, RNA, cells, protein and cloning.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Genetics ]
Morgan: A Genetics Tutorial - http://avery.rutgers.edu/WSSP/Tutorials/indexNew.html
Lessons on genes and chromosomes, alleles and mutations, probability, linked genes, recombination, and chromosomes and sex determination and includes quizzes at the end of each lesson.Clear and detailed graphics complement the text.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Genetics ]
Mutant Fruit Flies - http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/mutant_flies/mutant_flies.html
Look at genetic mutations and how they can effect physical attributes.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Genetics ]

Microbes

The Big Picture Book of Viruses - http://www.tulane.edu/~dmsander/Big_Virology/BVHomePage.html
The Big Picture Book is intended to serve as both a catalog of virus pictures on the WWW and as an educational resource to those seeking more information about viruses.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Microbes ]
Introduction to the Bacteria - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/bacteria/bacteria.html
Bacteria are often maligned as the causes of human and animal disease (like this one, Leptospira, which causes serious disease in livestock). However, certain bacteria, the actinomycetes, produce antibiotics such as streptomycin and nocardicin.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Microbes ]
Microbe Zoo - http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/
Explore the microbes that live in nature by wandering through the Microbe Zoo. Different areas of the zoo will take to the homes of microbes: food, animals, and dirt.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Microbes ]
Microbe.org - http://www.microbe.org/
Are microbes just germs? Join microbiologist Sam Sleuth to learn more about microbes like bacteria and viruses. Find out what microbes look like, how they evolved and where bacteria and viruses live.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Microbes ]

Nature Study

Animals in Our Backyard - http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/trail/trail.htm
Behind our school there is a trail. We studied the animals that live on the trail. On our first trip on the trail we saw deer footprints, animal hair, frogs and toads. Our teacher had lots of equipment for us to use. We had fanny packs for us to hold different books on animals and magnifying bug boxes, binoculars, tweezers, flower presses and magnifying bug boxes.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Nature Study ]
Atmospheric Optics - http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/phenom.htm
Light playing on water drops, dust or ice crystals in the atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles - rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and many more. Some can be seen almost every day or so, some are once in a lifetime sights. Find out where to see them and how they form. Then seek and enjoy them outdoors.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Nature Study ]
Backyard Wildlife Habitat - http://www.nwf.org/backyardwildlifehabitat/
The National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat program can help you save a place for wildlife right in your own backyard and community, while opening your eyes to the natural world around you, to be nourished by its wonders.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Nature Study ]
Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den - http://www.bear-tracker.com/
My name is Beartracker. I invite you to explore the world of tracking with me. I am interested in both animal and SAR (Search and Rescue) tracking. When you explore this site, you will find information on animals and their tracks. I have also included links to my favorite tracking sites.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Nature Study ]
Journey North - http://www.learner.org/jnorth/
The Annenberg/CPB Math & Science Project is pleased to present Journey North, an Internet-based learning adventure that engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. We think it's one of the best uses of the Internet and a great way to improve science teaching and student understanding of interdependent, global ecological systems.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Nature Study ]
The National Wilflife Federation sponsors this page of games; virtual tours of water, endangered species, wetlands, and our public lands; nature activities; and a look at their publication for children, Ranger Rick.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Nature Study ]
Ology - http://ology.amnh.org/
Ology is a new Web site for kids -- at home, at school, and whenever and wherever kids are curious. Ology is a place to play games, meet real ologists, ask questions, and find Ology cards. It is real science based on a couple of simple propositions -- everyone wants to know something, and science doesn't have to be made silly to be fun.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Nature Study ]
One World Journeys - http://www.oneworldjourneys.com/
Step into the world of nature photography and travel the Earth through the eyes of master nature and wildlife photographers.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Nature Study ]
Pinecone Bird Feeders - http://www.cp.duluth.mn.us/~sarah/rdr010.html#anchor232780
This bird feeder has peanut butter spread on it. The birds would really enjoy this on a cold winter day.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Nature Study ]
Schoolyard Habitats - http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/index.cfm
Your school campus can provide unique, hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities by turning it into a habitat-based learning site. In fact, your schoolyard can become an important part of a functional ecosystem that not only provides essential wildlife habitat, but provides inspiration for learning for students, teachers, and the community.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Nature Study ]
Tracking and Stalking North American Wildlife - http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/9152/wildlife.html
One of the earliest, fundamental aspects of Scouting was the art of tracking and stalking. In this spirit, these pages offer Scouts tips on tracking, identifying the "quarry", and stalking it. Also included are tips on safety around wildlife, animal track images, wildlife data, and when possible, sound files.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Nature Study ]

Oceanography

Cool Kid's Fishin' - http://www.ncfisheries.net/kids/index.html
Features a number of activities related to fishing, crustaceans, and shellfish including: food chains, a fish quiz, fishfinder, fish clock, a fishtale to read, and fun facts about fishing.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Oceanography ]
Coral and Coral Reefs - http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/coral/sciclasscr.html
Habitat, senses, diet and more on coral animals. Sea World strives to provide an enthusiastic, imaginative, and intellectually stimulating atmosphere to help students reach their academic potential. Specifically, our goals are.. To instill in students of all ages an appreciation for science and a respect for all living creatures and natural environments.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Oceanography ]
Fisheye View Cam Home Page - http://www.FisheyeView.com/
The Fisheye View Cam, from Coral Gables, Florida, is used by marine biologists to study coral behaviors. The cam captures a picture of the 125-gallon tank every three seconds. To better understand these unusual slow-moving marine animals, the scientists are creating time-lapse motion studies by viewing the frames at 100 to 1,000 times normal speed.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Oceanography ]
Get to Know our Ocean Planet - http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/aviso/graphics/general/discover/planet/planet.htm
Since its launch into orbit in August 1992, the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite has mapped 95% of the ocean's surface topography, noting liquid hills and valleys. From its vantage point 826 miles above us, TOPEX/Poseidon can measure sea surface height within two inches. The birth of El Niño can be seen in Pacific Ocean snapshots from the fall of 1994 that show both increases and decreases in normal sea height.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Oceanography ]
International Year of the Ocean Kids' and Teachers' Corner - http://www.yoto98.noaa.gov/kids.htm
Includes fact sheets and activity books on: marine debris, Northwest salmon, endangered whales, the ocean, seals and sea lions, and neat photos. Also has coloring pages, 25 things you can do to save coral reefs, and information about the NOAA.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Oceanography ]
Marine Biology - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/topic/marinebio.html
University of California-Berkeley provides marine life information and links.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Oceanography ]
Marine Organisms Database - http://www.mbl.edu/marine_org/marine_org.php?func=browse&myID=D1
View photos and learn the family, order, class, and phylum of about 210 invertebrates and fish.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Oceanography ]
Montery Bay Aquarium: Kelp Forest Exhibit - http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/efc_hp/hp_kelp_cam.asp
This live image from the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Kelp Forest exhibit is updated every three minutes. The sunlight streaming in the open roof helps the kelp grow, and changes the look of the tank throughout the day. Natural currents are simulated by pumps pushing more than four thousand gallons of seawater a minute through jets. In addition, a special wave machine creates the natural-looking sway of the kelp. Like the wild kelp forests, the kelp grows in spring, and dies back in winter.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Oceanography ]
Neptune's Web : Oceanographer of the Navy - https://pao.cnmoc.navy.mil/educate/neptune/NEPTUNE.HTM
The Department of the US Navy's site full of resources related to oceanography, including Navy-owned oceanography vessels, Mysteries of the Deep, and Sailing Directions.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Oceanography ]
SEAWEB - http://www.seaweb.org/
Everything you'd want to know about the ocean is here.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Oceanography ]
Secrets at Sea - http://www.secretsatsea.org/
Shock wave required for this intercative trip to the ocean. Solve the mystery while getting your questions answered.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Oceanography ]
Take a virtual tour of Vancouver BC's Vancouver Aquarium and learn recent discoveries and animal happenings at the aquarium. Updated weekly!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Oceanography ]
Venture Into Hawaii's Coral Reefs - http://library.thinkquest.org/J002237/
Our site is interactive and has both photos and videos. It has information about the coral reefs and the organisms that live there and it tries to show the way the different organisms living in coral reefs are dependent on each other.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Oceanography ]

Energy

Alternative Fuel Vehicles - http://www.energy.ca.gov/afvs/index.html
This site from the California Energy Commission provides information on fossil fuel alternatives like biodiesel, natural gas, and ethanol. To view the information linked on this site, you need a pdf viewer.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Energy ]
The Atoms Family - http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/
Contains activities about energy concepts, the power of the sun, energy conservation, energy transformation, electricity and fossil fuels being presented by famous gothic horror characters.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
Beyond Batteries - http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000103AE-74A1-1C76-9B81809EC588EF21&catID=4
Exploration of fuel cells from Scientific American.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Energy ]
Biofuels for Transportation - http://genomicsgtl.energy.gov/biofuels/transportation.shtml
Facts, stories, and a coloring book about the environment, including electric cars. From the Office of Transportation Technologies.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
Blustery Beginnings - http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/units/energy/blustery.html
Explore the many faces of the wind in this gallery of windy images, videos, and windy words. The best click is the Windy Things to Make section, for instructions on making a wind vane (also known as a weather vane) from cardboard and an empty soda bottle, or a wind direction indicator from a plastic straw and pencil.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Wind Energy ]
Energy Arcade - http://www.sdge.com/kids/
From San Diego Gas and Electric there are online games that also teach you about energy. You can also take a virtual tour of the power plant.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
Energy Quest Room - http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/index.html
This is a fun site to learn about electricity and the impact it makes in our lives. This site includes a list of energy-related science projects, information about famous scientists, and movies you can watch, plus more.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
Focus on Fusion - http://www.fusion.org.uk/focus/index.htm
FUSION power offers the potential of analmost limitless source of energy for future generations but it also presents some formidable scientific and engineering challenges. It is called 'fusion' because it is based on fusing light nuclei such as hydrogen isotopes to release energy. The process is similar to that which powers the sun and other stars.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Nuclear Energy ]
Frontline: Nuclear Reaction - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/
This PBS site offers readings on the issue of nuclear power, such as how it works, and why Americans fear it. There are also other links to other nuclear sites and some useful maps realted to the topic.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Nuclear Energy ]
International Geothermal Association Picture Gallery - http://iga.igg.cnr.it/geoworld/geoworld.php?sub=gallery
Pictures are required for this spot please. We also want to build an on-line picture library; I have put some of my pictures here just to get going; the overall objective is to have comprehensive world wide coverage.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
International Windmillers' Historic Web Site - http://www.vintagewindmills.com/
Dedicated to the preservation and history of the "American" style windmill used for pumping water and powering machinery on farms, ranches, and stations, throughout the World. (With links to "European" style windmill sites, water mill sites, and related wind devices)
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Energy ]
Learning about Renewable Energy - http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/learning_renewable.html
Can you imagine life without television, cars, or computers? What if you had to cook your dinner over a fire or fetch water from a river? It might be fun for a camping trip, but you probably would not want to do it every day. But that's how life was before scientists and inventors discovered ways to use energy to make our lives easier
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
Learning About Saving Energy - http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/learning_saving.html
Energy is the ability to do work. It can come in the forms of heat and light. There are two types of energy: working energy and stored energy. Stored energy becomes working energy when we use it.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
Newton's Apple - Riverboats - http://www.ktca.org/newtons/14/riverboats03.html
From Newton's Apple, find out all about steam power and then try to make your own energy.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
Nuclear Fusion - http://library.thinkquest.org/26026/Science/nuclear_fusion.htmlerms=fusion
Nuclear fusion is an alternative energy source of tremendous potential. If properly developed, it could solve all of the world's energy problems.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Nuclear Energy ]
Powering a Generation of Change - http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/powering/
Powering a Generation of Change is a project to document the restructuring of electrical power in North America as it occurs over the coming years. The project is co-sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and American Ideas.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Energy ]
Radioactive Waste - http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/students/waste.html
Nuclear power plants generate two types of waste: High-level and Low-level.High level waste consists of spent - or used - nuclear fuel. This type of fuel is highly radioactive because it contains the fission byproducts that were created while the reactor was operating. Low-level waste can come from nuclear reactors or other users of radioactive material, like hospitals or research institutes.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Nuclear Energy ]
Renewable Energy: An Overview - http://www.azsolarcenter.com/education/renewable011199.html
Renewable energy is the term used to describe energy that comes from sources whose supplies are regenerative and virtually inexhaustible. Among these sources are sunshine, wind, water, vegetation, and the heat of the earth.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Energy ]
Roofus' Solar Home - http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/roofus/
Join Roofus on a tour of his solar powered dog house.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Solar Energy ]
Solar Energy Notes and Links - http://www.web.net/~sunwind/solar/solar_energy_education.html
We can also use the Sun's energy directly to cook food, purify water, heat water and air, and warm (or cool!) our buildings. Further, we can produce electrical energy from solar cells.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Solar Energy ]
Solar Heating and You - http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/solar_heating_and_you.html
The sun gives us energy in two forms: light and heat. For many years, people have been using the sun's energy to make their homes brighter and warmer. Today, we use special equipment and specially designed homes to capture solar energy for lighting and heating.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Solar Energy ]
Solar Now Project - http://www.solarnow.org/
Solar Now is dedicated to renewable energy advocacy and education, as well as research about renewable energy resources around the world, with particular emphasis on solar photovoltaics. Photovoltaics is the science which deals with materials (semiconductors) which produce electricity when light falls upon them.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Solar Energy ]
Static Electricity - http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html
"Static electricity is the imbalance of positive and negative charges" explains the January issue of the "Curious Kids' Science Newsletter." A wonderfully in-depth analysis of static electricity for middle and high-school students, along with an "I CAN READ" section for early elementary students. Terrific illustrations and at-home experiments make this a great site!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
Theater of Electricity - http://www.mos.org/sln/toe/toe.html
The Museum of Science is home to the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator. The generator was generously donated to the Museum by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Designed and built by Dr. Robert J. Van de Graaff, who was a professor at MIT, this generator was originally used as a research tool in early atom-smashing and high energy X-ray experiments. As newer methods of atomic acceleration became available, the machine was used for instructional purposes only. Finally, it was donated to the Museum, where it now stands on public display in the center of the Thomson Theatre of Electricity and is demonstrated daily.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Energy ]
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission - http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/students.html#nuclear_energy
Nuclear energy is a way to generate heat using the fission process of atoms. A nuclear power plant converts the heat into electricity. The main difference between a nuclear power plant and other kinds of power plants (coal, oil, gas) is that at a nuclear power plant, the heat used to make the steam is produced by fissioning atoms.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Nuclear Energy ]
Wind Energy with Miller - http://www.windpower.org/en/kids/index.htm
Learn more about wind energy in more than 100 animated pages on wind resources, wind turbine technology, economics, and environmental aspects of wind energy in the Guided Tour section.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Wind Energy ]
Wind Power - http://www.crest.org/wind/index.html
For middle- and high-school students, this overview of wind power presents the history, theory and application of wind power today.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Wind Energy ]
Windmills - http://www.windmillworld.com/
Since the seventh century, man has built windmills to grind flour and pump water. As steam power developed, however, it became less and less economical to rely on the fickle wind. Today we are left with a "tiny fraction of the elegant structures that once extracted power from the wind. These remaining windmills, scattered throughout the world, are a historic, and certainly very photogenic, reminder of a past technological age." Although this site focuses primarily on the windmills of England, it includes extensive links to windmills around the world.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Wind Energy ]

Geology

About Geysers - http://www.uweb.ucsb.edu/~glennon/geysers/
A geyser is a hot spring that periodically erupts throwing water into the air. Seems simple and common enough, but in fact, geysers are extremely rare. In all of the world, there are only a total of seven hundred geysers. From Alan Glennon, Ph.D. Student
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geology ]
Ask an Earth Scientist - http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/ASK/askanerd.html
Ask an Earth-Scientist is a service of the Dept. of Geology and Geophysics of the Univ. of Hawaii. They do not answer overly general questions or questions submitted by students who are attempting to skip over the normal process of studying/library research (i.e., we will not do your homework for you or provide "last-minute" information for class exams)
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]
Ask A Geologist - http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/ask-a-geologist/
Do you have a question about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks,maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers? You can email earth science questions to:Ask-A-Geologist@usgs.gov Each message goes to a different USGS earth scientist. Please include a return address in the body of your message. You should receive a reply in a few days.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]
Ask the Answer Worm - http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/education/squirm/skworm.html
An explanation, in a question and answer format, about the basics of soil. U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]
The Dynamic Earth - http://www.mnh.si.edu/earth/text/index.html
Introduction to Gems and Minerals, Plate Techtonics and Volcanoes, Rocks and Minerals, and the Solar System. From the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geology ]
Grand Canyon Geology - http://www.edu-source.com/GCpages/CVOpage1.html
This site presents the geology of the Grand Canyon including its formation, views from space, its many layers, the landforms of the area, and prehistoric life.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]
Hot Springs Enthusiast - http://www.hotspringsenthusiast.com/
Information on US Hot Springs, spring location info with links to topological maps, and related articles and links to sites of interest.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geology ]
Image Gallery for Geology - http://www.geosci.unc.edu/faculty/glazner/Images/gallery.html
A collection of images of geologic phenomena designed to "to supplement introductory geology classes." Photographs of volcanoes, volcanic and sedimentary rocks, folds and faults, weathering, and coastlines are included. Each entry has a brief explanation.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]
Middle School Earth Science Explorer - http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/explorer.html
In the Earth Science section of this site, you can find out about: diversity, adaptation, plate tectonics, geologic time, spheres & biomes, and cycles. On the Dinosaur floor, you look at the theories on what killed the dinosaurs: a giant impact, volcanoes, orbital changes, supernova, or disease.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]
Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom - http://www.minerals.net/
Describes gemstones in general, and gives some gemstone lore and legend.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]
Powder River Coal Company - http://web.ccsd.k12.wy.us/mines/PR/PR.html
This site describes the coal found in Powder River Basin. It includes information on equipment used to mine coal and environmental issues. Created by 6th grade students.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]
The Precambrian - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/precambrian/precambrian.html
Nearly 4 thousand million years passed after the Earth's inception before the first animals left their traces. This stretch of time is called the Precambrian. To speak of "the Precambrian" as a single unified time period is misleading, for it makes up roughly seven-eighths of the Earth's history. During the Precambrian, the most important events in biological history took place.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geology ]
The Precambrian - http://www.gpc.edu/~pgore/geology/geo102/precamb.htm
The Precambrian is not well known or completely understood. Why? Rocks are poorly exposed; Many rocks have been eroded or metamorphosed; Most are deeply buried beneath younger rocks; Fossils seldom found. Most information is from cratons - large portions of continents which have not been deformed since Precambrian or Early Paleozoic time.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geology ]
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics - http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html
This online booklet gives a brief introduction to the concept of plate tectonics . The booklet highlights some of the people and discoveries that advanced the development of the theory and traces its progress since its proposal. Although the general idea of plate tectonics is now widely accepted, many aspects still continue to confound and challenge scientists.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geology ]
VolcanoWorld's Kid's Door - http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/kids/kids.html
Read about volcano legends, take virtual field trips to volcanoes and play games about volcanoes at this kid's site from Volcano World.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]
WebDoGS - http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Geology/webdogs/
Welcome to WebDogs. Our web page is intended as a resource page for earth science information available on the Internet. We hope it is both simple to navigate and packed full of useful and interesting information.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geology ]

Physics

ABC's of Nuclear Science - http://www.lbl.gov/abc/
The ABC's of Nuclear Science is a brief introduction to Nuclear Science. We look at Antimatter, Beta rays, Cosmic connection and much more. Visit here and learn about radioactivity - alpha, beta and gamma decay. Find out the differencebetween fission and fusion. Learn about the structure of the atomic nucleus.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Physics ]
About Temperature - http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/tmp.html
What is temperature? Learn about the development of thermometers and temperature scales, heat and thermodynamics, the Kinetic Theory, thermal radiation, and 3K - the temperature of the universe.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Physics ]
Albert Einstein Home Page - http://www.humboldt1.com/~gralsto/einstein/einstein.html
This site was created by a student. Site sections include: Early Life, Scientific Works, and Timeline.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Physics ]
Albert Einstein Online - http://www.westegg.com/einstein/
An Internet resource guide to materials on Albert Einstein: his writings; general biographical material; physics concepts; quotes, and pictures.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Physics ]
All About Atoms - http://education.jlab.org/atomtour/index.html
A basic overview of atomic structure. Students can click on particles to learn more about them and even discover some fun facts about atoms!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
Bill Nye Episode Guide: Friction - http://www.billnye.com
From Bill Nye the Science Guy, what is friction and what effect does it cause?
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
The Discovery of Radioactivity - http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/CC/radioactivity.html
One hundred years ago, a group of scientists unknowingly ushered in the Atomic Age. Driven by curiosity, these men and women explored the nature and functioning of atoms. Their work initiated paths of research which changed our understanding of the building blocks of matter; their discoveries prepared the way for development of new methods and tools used to explore our origins, the functioning of our bodies both in sickness and in health, and much more.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Physics ]
Electricity Online - http://library.thinkquest.org/28032/
Welcome to Electricity Online, an educational internet resource promoting student understanding of the theory and practical applications of electricity. Electricity is a uniquely all-pervasive topic, relevant to both theoretical and applied sciences, and Electricity Online gives you the opportunity to explore this subject with the unparalleled degree of interactivity afforded by the internet.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
Fizzics Fizzle! - http://library.thinkquest.org/16600/
Welcome to Fizzics Fizzle: Your Interactive Guide to Physics! Sections on Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced physics with Cool Topics and a Reference section.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
From Apples to Orbits : The Gravity Story - http://library.thinkquest.org/27585/
Gravitation (or gravity) is a force of attraction. It is produced by all pieces of matter in the universe and pulls on all pieces of matter in the universe, regardless of matter type. Galaxies produce gravity. The Sun and the planets produce gravity.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
The History of Electricity - http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/6064/history.html
In 1660, a German experimenter named Otto Von Guericke built the first electric generating machine. He showed that electricity could be transmitted by using a wet string to conduct electricity several feet. In the early 1700s, several Englishmen published works that described interesting experiments with electricity.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
This module will introduce you to many of the basic concepts involved with Electricity and Magnetism. We will introduce you to static charge, moving charge, voltage, resistance, and current. Magnetism and how it relates to electricity will also be presented. Requires Shockwave.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
Isaac Newton in the Virtual Classroom - http://www.mrdowling.com/705-newton.html
Isaac Newton was a great English scientist who was the first to explain the laws of gravity.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
Marie Curie - http://www.aip.org/history/curie/
Detailed biography of the life and work of this physicist. From the American Institute of Physics.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
Michael Faraday - http://www.phy.hr/~dpaar/fizicari/faraday.html
Biography of this English chemist and physicist.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Physics ]
NOVA Online/Einstein Revealed - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/
NOVA Online presents information about Albert Einstein's life, his work and his theories.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
The Particle Adventure - http://particleadventure.org/particleadventure/
The Particle Adventure introduces the theory of fundamental particles and forces, called the Standard Model. It explores the experimental evidence and the reasons physicists want to go beyond this theory. In addition, it provides information on particle decay and a brief history section.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
Secret Worlds: The Universe Within - http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/
This web site is one feature of a larger site by Florida State University, "Molecular Expressions", that offers graphic, online tutorials in scientific subjects. This site features a photo-animated rendering of the Powers of Ten. The various views can either be seen unfolding automatically, or manually controlled by the user's mouse.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Physics ]
Shocking Truth About Electricity - http://library.thinkquest.org/6064/
Have you ever wondered how much we depend on electricity? Where does electricity come from? What are those volts, amps and watts anyway? If you have ever thought about any of these questions, then you've come to the right place. This page will tell you the amazing story of electricity. You'll be shocked by how hot it is.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]
Slinky Home Page - http://www.slinky.org/
This site offers information on the Slinky toy, as well as physics experiments that can be done and that have been done with the Slinky.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Physics ]
The Wizard's Lab : Magnetism - http://library.thinkquest.org/11924/emagnet.html
Every natural magnet has both a North pole and South pole - a lot like the Earth. A characteristic property of the area around the magnet where it has a magnetic force (magnetic field) is that the magnetic field, or field lines travel from North to South - much like electric current flows from negative to positive. Another characteristic of magnets is that when two magnets attract, the magnets only attract when the North pole of one magnet is beside the South pole of another magnet, or vice-versa.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Physics ]

Computer & Information Technnology

Internet general

Activity Village - http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/
Activity Village is full of free activities for kids under 10: crafts, printables, fun worksheets, coloring and puzzles, jigsaws and wallpaper to download, and hundreds of recommended links.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
A Brief History of the Internet - http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml
This site contains a history of the Internet authored by several experts in the field. The history covers the origins, development, and future of the internet. The site is maintained by the Internet Society.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Card Boulevard - http://www.cardblvd.com
Hundreds of family-friendly, free, animated, musical greeting cards in categories including birthdays, holidays, sports, pets, school, travel, and more!
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Internet (general) ]
CBC4Kids - http://www.cbc.ca/kids/
CBC4KIDS contains up-to-date news, sports, drama, science and music pages assembled from the resources of CBC Radio, CBC Television and NewsWorld. The pages are regularly updated by CBC staff so that the site can stay on the leading edge of an increasingly popular medium.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Da Komputer Kidz - http://www.dakidz.com/main.htm
The sections in FUN-DAmentals are designed to help you learn more about the world of computers. DA Kidz want to share their input with you. So, just connect to the topics you like and let the data flow in.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Exploratorium Teen Cool Sites - http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/sciencesites.html
Monthly list of the best websites for teens. You can recommend a site, read reviews of sites, and see where the best places are to spend time online.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Funology - The Science of Having Fun - http://www.funology.com/
Funology.com is the best place on the Web to find things to do. Not just while you’re sitting at the computer, but anywhere. Things to do by yourself or with your friends, your parents, your pets, anyone.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Great Web Sites for Kids - http://www.ala.org/greatsites
Librarians are experts at selecting, organizing and categorizing information so it is easy to find and use. Find some of the best websites for kids, chosen by the American Library Association.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
iKnowthat.com - http://www.iknowthat.com/com
iKnowthat.com activities encourage kids to be creative and to learn by doing. In the spirit of constructivist approaches to education, our activities are designed to provide kids with opportunities to actively explore concepts in a multi-modality scenario where they can guide their own learning experience. Throughout their explorations at iKnowthat.com, kids are exposed to educational material which they can learn and apply.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
International Schools Cyberfair - http://www.gsn.org/cf/
International Schools CyberFair encourages schools and their communities to use the Internet to share resources, establish partnerships and work together to accomplish common goals. Children participating will learn what it means to be part of a global community. They'll work with groups of children located around the world, each group putting their local community on-line.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Internet for Kids Class - http://www.burlco.lib.nj.us/Classes/Intforkids/
Stop here for a quick lesson on how to use the mouse. Find out about scrolling, then click on out to the Web.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Kids' Space - http://www.kids-space.org/
Includes: Kids Gallery ,To show pictures on the net; StoryBook, To read and to send stories; Beanstalk Project, To create a picture book while cooperating with other children on the net; On Air Concert, To share musical works played by children; and Guide Bear's Guide Tour, an integrated help section for using the Internet and using Kids' Space.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Internet ]
KidsCom Grafitti Walls - http://www.kidscom.com/chat/kidschat/kidschat.html
The Graffiti Wall is a big chat room for kids and teens. You can type stuff that KidsCom Kids all over the world can see almost as fast as you post it. To keep the Wall safe, only registered KidsCom Kids can Climb on the Wall. If you haven't registered yet, head there now. Then you can come back and start chatting
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
The Kidz Page - http://www.thekidzpage.com/
music - games - game links - cyberpets - cyberpet directory - learningcool links - safe-surfing - freeware download links - crafts - colouringinformation - free kids clipart
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Looney Tunes Teach the Internet - http://www.warnerbros.com/ltti/index.html
It's not just for kids. Learn Internet basics and get inside tips from your favorite Looney Tunes characters. To begin, either take our quiz or click on the topic you're interested in learning about.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
MaMaMedia - http://www.mamamedia.com/
MaMaMedia is creating a family of Internet-centered products for young children and their families. MaMaMedia products enrich children's learning by integrating Constructionist principles and new technologies/media into children's lives.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet ]
Paw Island - http://www.pawisland.com/
The purpose of TEK Camp for Kids is to provide a safe place for children to learn about and explore the World Wide Web. To help ensure childrens' encounters are positive, we have recreated the Web experience within a contained environment.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Room 108 - http://www.netrover.com/%7Ekingskid/108.html
Room 108 is an educational activity center for kids. The kids stories make this site unique. The stories have sound and animation. There is lots of fun for children but all with an educational focus. The children's stories have animation and sound. All the games are fun but educationally based. There's songs, art, math, kids games, children's stories and much more.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Uncle Sam for Kids - http://www.win.org/library/matls/govdocs/kids.htm
Welcome to the Government Information Page for Kids Only!The Internet Can Be Fun and Informative at the Same Time. Includes sections on: Our Government; American History; Information on Individual States; World History; Endangered Species; Geography, and more.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet ]
wicked 4 kids - http://www.wicked4kids.com/
wicked4kids is designed to be a fun, interactive site for middle to upper primary (elementary) school children. Include: Games, jokes, puzzles, quizzes, riddles and more!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet ]
World Kids Network, Inc. - http://www.worldkids.net/
Online stories, key-pal clubs, web pages designed by kids, reports on animals, children's art, poetry, chat rooms, and other Internet features designed by children.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet ]
Youth Online Club - http://www.youthonline.ca/
This is the official site of the Youth Online Club (YOC). A wealth of games, crafts, recipes, clip art, coloring, and other resources are offered. Areas for parents and teachers are available.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
Zeeks - http://www.zeeks.com/
Zeeks.com is an all-in-one safe destination site for kids growing up online. Here they can play with games and learning activities, do school research, chat with their friends in adult-monitored rooms, create Web reports and projects, and have their own personalized email and calendar. Zeeks' activities have been carefully balanced between those that are purely fun for kids to do and those that are educational.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet (general) ]
ZParadise.com - http://www.zparadise.com/
Because kids spend more and more time on their computers and the Internet, we decided to create the greatest world for them “online.” Such is ZParadise.com, a place where kids & teens can always feel at home, welcomed and inspired. Here they can dream, ask advice, read, connect safely with others andexpress themselves. Here, they can find evvverrrything they need in one place.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Internet (general) ]

Online Magazines

Adventures in Writing Web-Zine - http://www.jlpanagopoulos.com/
Visit me joke page, History Quiz, mystery page, word search, PUZZLER, Teacher's Page, Mentor Page, TRICKS OF THE Writer's, TRADE page, NEW PUBLISHERS AND SCHOOL PICTURE PAGE. If you have any more ideas send them along!
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Online Magazines ]
Antique Toy Internet Magazine - http://www.antiquetoy.com/
The Internet magazine for toy collectors worldwide. Dealer showcase, classified ads and toy links.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Online Magazines ]
Dimdimna - http://www.dimdima.com/
It is an online children's magazine updated on every 1st and 15th. It contains Quiz, brain teasers, word play, Complete the story, Jigsaw Puzzles, Match stick puzzles, Work it out Items, magic, Science experiments, folktales, Hodja, Birbal and Raman stories, Major events of the twentieth century, Learn to draw items, This day in History, Journey through Kaveri river, and more.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Online Magazines ]
Exploratorium Magazine - http://www.exploratorium.edu/exploring/
The Exploratorium Magazine is produced by the Exploratorium, a museum of science, art, and human perception. Each issue takes an in-depth look at a single topic, explaining the underlying science of the everyday world. From each issue, a key article is selected for Exploratorium Magazine Online, which includes multimedia features and an at-home activity.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Online Magazines ]
Fundango - http://www.fundango.com/
Fundango, our weekly ezine, written in close consultation with teachers and educators, is designed to appeal to children both in and out of school. Its principal aim is to make it fun to learn. Jokes, puzzles, stories, etc.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Online Magazines ]
MidLink Magazine - http://longwood.cs.ucf.edu/~MidLink/
An online magazine with technology projects for students and teachers. MidLink Magazine's Mission: To highlight exemplary work from the most creative classrooms around the globe.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Online Magazines ]
Scientific American - http://www.sciam.com/
Feature articles, online exhibits, bookmarks, interviews, special topic explorations, and ask the expert are features on this companion site to Scientific American magazine. Many of the magazines articles from past issues are archived here.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Science (general) ]
The Smithsonian Magazine - http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/
Smithsonian electronic magazine of current events, organizational projects and personnel profiles.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Online Magazines ]
Weekly Reader - http://www.weeklyreader.com/
Games, activities, and articles that compliment and supplement material from My Weekly Reader, the newsletter for schoolkids. Material on this site is arranged by grade level, with special sections for parents and teachers.
[ Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Online Magazines ]

Web Page Design

Total Number of Sites Matching Your Search: 6.
Art Rights and Wrongs - http://library.thinkquest.org/J001570/
Helps kids understand the importance of getting permission to use copyrighted material on their websites. We think that teachers and students will learn a lot about copyrights, trademarks, licenses, counterfeiting and valuing their ownart rights as well as the rights of others.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Web Page Design ]
HTML tutorial - http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp
This is a primer for producing documents in HTML, the hypertext markup language used on the World Wide Web. This guide is intended to be an introduction to using HTML and creating files for the Web.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Web Page Design ]
HTML: An Interactive Tutorial for Beginners - http://davesite.com/webstation/html/
Through the use of text input forms, this very clever interactive tutorial allows you to test your new found HTML skills within your browser, without having to create files in a separate text editor. To take advantage of this interactivity you will need at least version 2.0 of either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. This complete tutorial will take you from ground zero (what is HTML?) to uploading your page to the Net. Advanced topics such as adding sound and using frames are covered in a separate section.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Web Page Design ]
Lissa's HTML Help for Kids - http://www.lissaexplains.com/
Hi! My name is Lissa and I'm 12 years old. I live in Florida, and I am in 7th grade. I love to make web pages, and have even made some commercial web sites!! I made this page because I have had a lot of kids ask me about how to do this or that on their web page. I figured, why not make a page just for kids about HTML?
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Web Page Design ]
MatMice : Free Homepages for Kids - http://www.matmice.com/
This website gives kids the chance to make their very own homepage on the web - and it's free! With the easy to use homepage builder, kids can make a page with pictures, counter and guestbook!
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Web Page Design ]
Webmonkey for Kids - http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/kids/
Learn everything you need to know about building your own homepage. Make an online birthday invitation, slide show, self-portrait, and more. Can't take any more learning? Then sit back and watch some noneducational stuff. Get help with writing code, creating pictures, and putting your site online.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Web Page Design ]

Biography General

Alton Museum of History and Art - Robert Pershing Wadlow - http://www.altonweb.com/history/wadlow/
This site tracks the growth and life of Robert Pershing Wadlow, the world's tallest man.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
American Life Histories - http://rs6.loc.gov/wpaintro/wpahome.html
These life histories were written by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. The histories describe the informant's family education, income, occupation, political views, religion and mores, medical needs, diet and miscellaneous observations.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Astor House Museum - http://www.astorhousemuseum.org/
Site includes a short history of the house, location and contact information, upcoming events and membership information for the Astor House Museum in Golden, Colorado.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Bill Gates : Microsoft Chairman - http://www.microsoft.com/billgates/
A short biography and information about the history of Microsoft. Speeches, writings, news and who they give some of microsoft's money to are also available.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Biographical Dictionary - http://www.s9.com/biography/
This dictionary includes more than 21,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. The dictionary can be searched by names, birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary andartistic works, achievements, and other keywords.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Biographies for Kids - http://gardenofpraise.com/leaders.htm
These stories of presidents, inventors, educators, scientists,business men and women etc. are presented to inspire the student to follow their examples of courage, determination, honesty and willingness to work.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Biography.com - http://www.biography.com/search/
They're all in here... Just waiting to be found! Search the Biography.com database for over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Catholic Encyclopedia: Amerigo Vespucci - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15384b.htm
An entry in Catholic Encyclopedia describes the life of this well-known Italian navigator. Also examines Vespucci's role in the discovery of the New World.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Colonial Punic Wars and Hannibal - http://phoenicia.org/punicwar.html
Hannibals life is explained with emphasis on the wars and his famous Alpine crossing.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Explorers of the World - http://www.bham.wednet.edu/bio/explore.htm
This site provides links to biographies of explorers in the realms of land, idea, sky, and art. It also has links to other comprehensive biography sites.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Famous Hispanics in the World and History - http://coloquio.com/famosos/alpha.html
Short biographies of over 200 famous Hispanics, arranged by name. Sources for the information are indicated.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Founding Fathers : Delegates to the Constitutional Convention - http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html
In all, 55 delegates attended the Constitutional Convention sessions, but only 39 actually signed the Constitution. The delegates ranged in age from Jonathan Dayton, aged 26, to Benjamin Franklin, aged 81, who was so infirm that he had to be carried to sessions in a sedan chair. You can also read a general biographical overview of the delegates.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Gallery of Achievers - http://www.achievement.org/galleryachieve.html
In the Gallery of Achievers, we focus on individuals who have shaped the twentieth century by their accomplishments. Through interviews with Academy inductees, we believe that these great achievers can motivate and educate others by serving as inspiring role models for us all.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
History of the Trapp Family - http://www.trappfamily.com/familystory/index.php
The history of the family from Austria that the musical "The Sound of Music" is based on. Includes information about the Broadway production and the film, and what happened to the family in later years after they fled Austria during World War II.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Infoplease Biography - http://www.infoplease.com/people.html
More than 30,000 biographies from our almanacs, dictionary, and encyclopedia.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Johnny Appleseed Day - http://www.enc.org/features/calendar/unit/0,1819,32,00.shtm
Brief into to Johnny Appleseed with links to more information and activities.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Ludwig Von Beethoven The Magnificant Master - http://www.raptusassociation.org/
Information about the life of Beethoven and his music.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Meet Amazing Americans - http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa
Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today. Includes information on Buffalo Bill Cody, Frederick Douglass,Thomas Alva Edison, Duke Ellington, Harry Houdini,Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln,Theodore Roosevelt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Harriet Tubman, and George Washington.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Virginia Apples - Johnny Appleseed - http://www.virginiaapples.org/kids/appleseed.html
A Pioneer Short biography of John Chapman, usually known as Johnny Appleseed, from the National Apple Week Association.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography (general) ]
Wilson A. Bentley: The Snowflake Man - http://www.snowflakebentley.com
This site is dedicated to the Vermont farmer who discovered that "no two snowflakes are alike." View original images of snowflakes photographed by Bentley. This site features articles, a FAQ, a message board, and links. Bentley also inspired Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal for illustration.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography (general) ]

Biography Scientists

Charles Goodyear and the Strange Story of Rubber - http://www.goodyear.com/corporate/history/history_story.html
This is the story of how Charles Goodyear invented useful rubber products.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
Charles Goodyear - http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/68.html
A short biography of Charles Goodyear from the Invent.org Hall of Fame.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
Einstein Revealed - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/
Welcome to the companion Web site to the NOVA program "Einstein Revealed," scheduled for re-broadcast on September 21, 1999. This two-hour special presents a penetrating profile of Albert Einstein, who contributed more than any other scientist to our modern vision of physical reality.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
Eric Weisstein's World of Biography - http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/
Biographies of noteworthy people in physics, astronomy, chemistry, and math.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
Goddard, Robert Hutchings - http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=37898
This encyclopedia articles profiles the father of modern rocketry, and offers several sources for further reading.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
History of Science, Technology, & Medicine Biographical Sources - http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/asap_resources.htm
An Internet resource guide that lists links that contain biographical material on scientists, inventors, and doctors. The links are listed alphabetically by the Title of the web site, so searching for a particular name requires some digging.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]
Professor Stephen W. Hawking - http://www.hawking.org.uk/home/hindex.html
Everything you could ever want to know about Stephen Hawking. Avaiable in text only or graphic formats.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Biography, Scientists ]

Geography

About.com Guide to Geography - http://geography.about.com/
Includes weekly articles about geography, annotated links to hundreds of the best sites for maps and geographical information, an online world atlas, a glossary, weekly quizzes, a forum and chat room for geographical discussion, a free email newsletter, and much more.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geography ]
America's Roof - http://americasroof.com/
This blog site is a collection of news and links about mountains and high places in the US and in the World. Also includes links to other forums and resources for people interested in mountain climbing and hiking within the US.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geography ]
GeoBee Challenge at NationalGeographic.com - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/geobee/
Test what you know about geography at this interactive National Geography site.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geography ]
Geography World - http://members.aol.com/bowermanb/101.html
This site is maintained by Mr. Bowerman, a high school geography teacher. It contains hot links to cultures from around the world, maps from around the world and more. This site seems to have everything anyone might need in the way of geography.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geography ]
Greatest Places Online - http://www.greatestplaces.org/
This website is intended to extend inspiration and education about the geographically diverse regions and cultures related to the film, The Greatest Places. Included are looks at: Amazon, Greenland, Tibet, Iguazu, Madagascar, Namib, and Okavango.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geography ]
Helping Your Child Learn Geography - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Geography/index.html
With this online book, we hope you, as parents, will get ideas for activities that will use your children's play to help them learn more geography--the study of the Earth. Most of the suggestions in this book are geared to children from 5 to 10 yearsof age. Keep in mind, however, that youngsters vary widely in their development,and others--younger and older--may find the activities appropriate.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geography ]
Mr. Dowling's Virtual Classroom is a resource for anyone who loves to learn. Discover different people and cultures and further your study by following links. Browse the world in an online geography book. You can now download study guides, homework assignments, tests, and more.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geography ]
National Geographic Kids - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
Regular features include Amazing Facts, Pen Pal Network, Cartoon Factory, Opinion Board, and Talk Board. Also includes several current feature articles, which are eventually moved to the online archives.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geography ]
The Seven Wonders: Natural Wonders - http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/natural/index.html
Natural wonders of the world, including waterfalls, volcanoes, mountains, and shorelines.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geography ]
What Do Maps Show - http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/teachers-packets/mapshow/mapshowindexpdf.html
A map is a picture of a place. Different maps show different information. No one map can show everything. Look at the legend on a map. The legend is the key to unlocking the secrets of maps. Several activities are presented to assist in teaching the concepts of reading maps, locations, places, relationships, movement, and regions.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Geography ]
Yahooligans Geography - http://www.yahooligans.com/School_Bell/Social_Studies/Geography/
There are maps of almost everywhere on earth available through this site.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Geography ]

Maps

Blank and Outline Maps - http://geography.about.com/cs/blankoutlinemaps/
Collections of blank and outline maps to print out for educational or personal use at home or in the classroom.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Maps ]
Color Landform Atlas of the United States - http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html
Landform maps of every state in the US.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]
Geographic Nameserver - http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/
Enter the name of the place you want to look up; For example, enter "cambridge, ma" to look up Cambridge, Massachusetts. If you enter just "cambridge", you will get information on all towns called Cambridge. This server contains mostly information on locations within the US. Much of the data is not current, but we do not have anything newer.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]
Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection - http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/maps.html
The Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at the University of Georgia maintains a collection of about 800 historical maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. The Hargrett Library collection provides scholars with a graphic resource for researching this time span. These maps include works of the early cartographers such as Sebastian Munster, Gerard Mercator, and Willem Blaeu. All of our maps are available in this Library in digital format, but only a subset of them are on this site.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Maps ]
Longitude and Latitude - http://www.mrdowling.com/601-grid.html
Brief description on longitude and latitude, the international date line and the hemispheres.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]
Map Adventures - http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/teachers-packets/mapadventures/mapadven.html
Students will learn basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand and use maps.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 0-2 | Subject: Maps ]
Map Projections - http://www.mrdowling.com/601-projections.html
Discusses how maps are made by represention a sperical globe on a flat piece of paper. Includes information on the Mercator Projection.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]
Map Projections - http://www.mikton.net/student/st_map8.htm
During this activity you will be learning about some of the more common map projections and their relative advantages and disadvantages.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]
Mathematics of Cartography - http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/pres/map/mapdef.html
An overview of maps and mapmaking, focusing on the math needed to produce maps. A short history of mapmaking is included.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Maps ]
NASA Multimedia Gallery - http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/highlights/index.html
Have you ever wondered how things look from outer space? Check out this gallery of photographs and movies from NASA.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]
National Geographic Xpeditions - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
You?ve got the whole world in your hands?and nearly 600 National Geographic maps at your fingertips. Just click to a state, province, country, or continent; choose your settings; and print away!
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]
Odden's Bookmarks: Maps & Atlases - http://oddens.geog.uu.nl/index.php
Includes: the electronic map resources with more than 1,000 links - probably - WWW's most complete resource for clickable maps and atlases; the Map Collections Section - with more than 180 collections all over the world - the most comprehensive resource for information about map collections; and don't forget to visit the: Miscellaneous Section with great and amazing resources.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Maps ]
PCL Map Collection - http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html
This site contains many digital version of the special maps collection at the University of Texas. Included in the collection are maps of Texas, the world, specific areas of the world, and historical maps.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]
The Peters Projection: An Area Accurate Map - http://www.petersmap.com/table.html
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map of the world is worth a thousand pictures. Maps help create our world view. They tell us who we are in relation to the other peoples of the earth. In trying to understand the world we live in, it's important that we use a map whose purpose is to give us a geographically accurate image of the world. The Peters Projection map is that map.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]
USMA Military History Atlases - http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/web03/atlases/great%20war/great%20war%20index.htm
The United States Military Academy Department of History has produced six atlases and nearly one thousand maps, encompassing not only America?s wars but global conflicts as well. In keeping abreast with today's technology, the Department of History is providing these maps on the World Wide Web.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Maps ]
World Interactive Map Project - http://iga.igg.cnr.it/geoworld/geoworld.php
Currently in the beta stage, An interactive map giving you huge amounts of information on each of the continents of the world.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Maps ]

Nobel Prize

Educational Games - Nobel Prize - http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/
Games to help you learn about the Nobel Prize in Physics, Literature, Peace, Chemistry, Medicine, and Economics.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject: Games (general) ]
The Internet Poetry Archive - http://www.ibiblio.org/ipa/
The archive includes the work of living poets from around the world. The initial unit, as proposed, will feature eight poets, including Philip Levine and Nobel Prize winners Seamus Heaney and Czeslaw Milosz.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Poetry ]
The Marshall Plan - http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/marshall_plan/
Marshall first called for American assistance in restoring the economic infrastructure of Europe. Western Europe responded favorably, and the Truman administration proposed legislation. The resulting Economic Cooperation Act of 1948 restored European agricultural and industrial productivity. Credited with preventing famine and political chaos, the plan later earned General Marshall a Nobel Peace Prize.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Europe ]
Nobel Foundation - http://www.nobel.se/
The Nobel Foundation is entrusted with protecting the common interests of the prize-awarding bodies appointed in the will and with representing the Nobel institutions externally. This includes, for instance, informational activities and the arrangements surrounding the presentation of the Nobel Prizes.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Nobel Prize ]
Nobel Prize - http://nobelprize.org/
There is a world-wide interest in the discoveries, cultural and political achievements recognized by the Nobel Prizes, as well as in the Laureates and in the donor, Alfred Nobel. To celebrate this occasion, the Nobel Foundation is examining the possibilities of building a Nobel Museum in Stockholm and a Nobel Peace Prize Museum in Oslo.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Nobel Prize ]
Women Nobel Prize Laureates - http://www.almaz.com/nobel/women.html
This site features short biographies as well as links to other sites about each particular Nobel Prize laureate. Entries are arranged by prize won: Physics, Chemistry, Physiology and Medicine, Peace, and Literature.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Nobel Prize ]

Archaeology

Archaeological Adventure - http://library.thinkquest.org/3011/indexg.htm
This site allows visitors to explore past archaeological expeditions, news about current archaeological discoveries, and more. Constructed by active and retired professionals in computer science and educators.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject:Archaeology ]
Archaeological Analysis: Pieces of the Past - http://www.rom.on.ca/schools/pieces/index.php
Historic Archaeology is the study of people who lived during the past 200 years or so by looking at the artifacts they left behind. An artifact is anything made or used by people. An artifact can be anything from a 10,000 year old stone tool, to the pop can you recycled after yesterday's lunch.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject:Archaeology ]
ArchNet - http://archnet.asu.edu/
ArchNet serves as the World Wide Web Virtual Library for Archaeology. This server provides access to archaeological resources available on the Internet.Information is categorized by geographic region and subject.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject: Archaeology]
Decoding the Past: The Work of Archaeologists - http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/decoding_the_past/
Archaeology and its potential to increase our understanding of the distant and the recent human past have long been cornerstones of the research done at the Smithsonian Institution. The photographs of Smithsonian archaeologists and activities that follow encourage your students to think about how human-made objects and other indicators of human life can enrich our understanding of peoples both past and present.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject:Archaeology ]
Dig The Archaeology Magazine for Kids - http://www.digonsite.com/
Test your knowledge about archaeology with their quizzes, or learn more in their new and improved Glossary.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject:Archaeology ]
Florida's Underwater Archaeology - http://www.flheritage.com/archaeology/underwater/
The State of Florida has set aside the sites of many shipwrecks as archeological preserves. People can scuba dive to the sites to explore these fascinating locations. The web site gives a history of each shipwreck and includes diagrams and maps.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject:Archaeology ]
In Hand Museum - http://www.inhandmuseum.com/
Welcome to the InHandMuseum's virtual Museum of Natural History and Archaeology. The In Hand Museum brings the museum experience home--by combining a web site full of detailed information with museum-quality products you can hold in your hand to study.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject:Archaeology ]
Is the Past in Your Future? - http://www.sha.org/unlockingthepast/intro.htm
It is never too early to think about a career in archaeology. Like most other professionals, an archaeologist must be able to read and write well, understand and appreciate history, and be comfortable using scientific methods and equipment. Getting "hands-on" experience is a very good way to begin. Many archaeologists start in high school as volunteers with their local non- professional archaeological societies.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 7+ | Subject:Archaeology ]
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology - http://www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/
Welcome to the Kelsey Museum's on-line information source. Whether you are planning a visit to the galleries or are a student looking at objects from the Roman site of Karanis, Egypt we hope the information provided here improves your understanding of the material in our collections.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject:Archaeology ]
Games, artifact gallery, and history of the Reed Farmstead in West Virginia. Watch the movie and learn how archaeologists survey sites. The land was purchased by William Reed in 1803 and some of the artifacts are from the Civil War.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject:Archaeology ]
Newton's Apple - http://www.ktca.org/newtons/11/archeogy.html
How do archeologists know where to dig? How do archeologists learn about people of the past? How can they turn bits and pieces of evidence into a big picture of the past? Using a local park or vacant lot, test your own ability to unravel past events.
Illustrations: no | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject:Archaeology ]
SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Young Adventurers- http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/museum/childrens.htm
The Simon Fraser University Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology presents Adventures in The Land of Archaeology; Be an Archaeological Detective; The Inca/Les Incas; Did Our Ancestors Murder the Mammoths?; Teacher's Guide to Archaeology.
Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 | Subject:Archaeology ]

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