Useful Student Websites

Useful Websites

Student Resource Websites Check out the following websites for reference and research information for homework and school projects. 

 [ http://www.ask.com/(link is external) ]Ask.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page(link is external) ]Wikipedia

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/(link is external) ]National Geographics Kids

http://www.kidsclick.org/ksearch2.html(link is external) ]Kids Link

http://www.metacrawler.com/index.html(link is external) ]MetaCrawler

http://ca.yahoo.com/(link is external) ]Yahoo Canada

http://ca-en.altavista.com/?phcountry=k(link is external) ]Altavista Canada

http://www.mathplayground.com/speedy_sums.html(link is external) ]Speedy Sums

http://www.ehow.com/how_2097999_help-child-homework.html(link is external) ]Homework Helper

http://www.iknowthat.com/com(link is external) ]iknowthat.com

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/rainforestmaths/RFMC/RFMC.html(link is external) ]Rainforest Math

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/uptoyou/(link is external) ]Healthy Living

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/(link is external) ]Cool Math

http://www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html(link is external) ]Measure It Math

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/solid_liquids.shtml(link is external) ]Solids & Liquids

Internet Use / Safety

http://www.getnetwise.com/(link is external) ]Get Net Wise- a comprehensive web site that examines issue around internet safety and provides suggestions for minimizing the risks that children face online

http://www.webwisekids.com/(link is external) ]Web Wise Kids- an animated tour that provides information on the dangers of the internet and how to make good choices when surfing the internet. Uses the 'Missing' video as part of their delivery of information.

http://www.safekids.com/(link is external) ]SafeKids - tips, advice and suggestions for making your child's internet experience safe, fun and productive

Research and Reference 

http://www.yourlibrary.ca(link is external) ]Richmond Public Library - search for or renew library books, link to various research web sites, or link to various community resources

http://www.awesomelibrary.com(link is external) ]Awesome Library - a comprehensive site of reference materials and information sources for all subject areas

http://www.ajkids.com/(link is external) ]Ask Jeeves for Kids - just type in your questions and Jeeves will lead you to the answer

http://cln.org/kids_index.html(link is external) ]Community Learning Network - a site put out by Open School BC that has information and activities for just about everyone

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/(link is external) ]Internet Public Library For Kids - various sites, books, magazines and reference materials, all online, all for kids

http://joelheffner.com/studyology/(link is external) ]Studyology - tips and information for helping students study

http://www.resourceroom.net/index.asp(link is external) ]Resource Room - a site that provides ideas, links and ways of helping students who learn differently or who have 'learning difficulties' 

Search Engines [ http://www.google.ca(link is external) ]Google- the most comprehensive search engine, however does not have a kidfriendly version.  Click on the images option to search for pictures.

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick%21/(link is external) ]KidsClick - a great web guide and search tool for kids developed by librarians.

http://www.yahooligans.com(link is external) ]Yahooligans - a kid friendly jump page for various topics related to school and personal interests

Homework Recommended Websites:

[http://www.holliston.k12.ma.us/holliston/connections/index.html(link is external)

[http://www.holliston.k12.ma.us/holliston/connections/index.html (link is external) Big Chalk This is a great resource for teachers, parents and students, especially for  homework.

 [ http://www.bigchalk.com/(link is external) ]http://www.bigchalk.com/ ](link is external)

http://www.bigchalk.com(link is external) ]http://www.bigchalk.com(link is external) Ask-the-Expert  This site makes it easy for students to find appropriate places to get their  questions answered.

 [ http://www.askanexpert.com/(link is external) ]  Ask Jeeves for Kids  Lets students search for answers to questions. It is very child friendly. 

http://www.ajkids.com/(link is external) ] 

[http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/homework/(link is external) ] National Geographic A fantastic homework help site for students.

http://www.factmonster.com/(link is external) ]http://www.factmonster.com/ ] Fact(link is external) Monster A child friendly site that provides answers by curriculum areas.

 [http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/news/index.html(link is external) ] Time for Kids Keep up with current affairs around the world and at home.

 [ http://www.nwrel.org/sky/index.asp?ID=2(link is external) ]http://www.nwrel.org/sky/index.asp?ID=2 ](link is external)  Library in the Sky This is a useful resource for children.

http://www.geographic.org/(link is external) ]http://www.geographic.org/ ] Geographic(link is external)  Lots of facts and information about different countries and  people.

http://www.mrdowling.com/index.html(link is external) ] Mr Dowling's Site Social Studies resources for students.

Blue Web'n This is a great resource for students and teachers. [ http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/(link is external) ]

Educational game centre. [ http://funbrain.com/(link is external) ]http://funbrain.com/ ](link is external)

Online Encyclopedias [ http://www.bartleby.com/65/(link is external) ]http://www.bartleby.com/65/ ]Columbia(link is external) Encyclopedia "Containing nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics)...."  

http://www.factmonster.com/(link is external) ]http://www.factmonster.com/ ](link is external) Fact Monster Almanac (Kids' Infoplease) Contains same entries as Columbia Encyclopedia but offers categories to simplify searching: biographies, U.S. history, science, world history, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page(link is external) ] Wikipedia An interesting encyclopedia concept articles are written and edited by contributers from around the world. Articles can be accessed in numerous languages.

http://about.com/(link is external) ]http://about.com/ ](link is external) About Equal parts encyclopedia, almanac, how to guide, etc. 

http://encarta.msn.com/(link is external) ]http://encarta.msn.com/ ](link is external) Encarta Good free encyclopedia produced by Microsoft

 [ http://www.britannica.com/(link is external) ]http://www.britannica.com/ ]Britannica(link is external) Provides small articles if you do not subscribe. At the bottom of the article is a link to a "student" entry.

http://search.epnet.com/(link is external) ]http://search.epnet.com/ ](link is external) Electric Library This database accesses full-text from magazines, books, newspapers,and other sources. Username and password are needed for home use.

 [ http://www.atlapedia.com/(link is external) ]http://www.atlapedia.com/ ](link is external) Altapedia Online Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world      

General Reference Engines

 [ http://www.libraryspot.com/(link is external) ]http://www.libraryspot.com/ ](link is external) Library Spot "A free virtual library resource center for educators and students...."

 [ http://www.kplay.cc/reference.html(link is external) ] Know Play? Containsencyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, ryhming dictionary, books ofquotations and reference works covering a wide range of subjects    Student Appropriate Search Engines    

http://www.ajkids.com/(link is external) ]http://www.ajkids.com/ ](link is external) Ask Jeeves for Kids  

http://www.yahooligans.com/(link is external) ]http://www.yahooligans.com/ ](link is external)

Yahooligans  [ http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/kidsclick%21/(link is external) ]

Kids' Click  [ http://www.ipl.org/(link is external) ]http://www.ipl.org/ ](link is external)

The Internet Public Library [ http://www.awesomelibrary.org/student.html(link is external)]http://www.awesomelibrary.org/student.html ](link is external)

Awesome Library for Kids [ http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm(link is external) ]http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm ](link is external)

Kid's Search Tools  An index of child appropriate search engines     Educational Sites With a Broad Range of Activities 

 [ http://www.billybear4kids.com/(link is external) ]http://www.billybear4kids.com/ ](link is external)  Billy Bear 4 Kids # Educational games, puzzles, and activities for grades K - 2 

http://www.4kids.com/4kidshome.html(link is external) ]http://www.4kids.com/4kidshome.html(link is external)  ] Educational games on all levels pre-K to 5, math skills practice, word games, etc.

 [ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html(link is external) ]  Thissite contains many interactive activities that are tied to themes for K- 3. It also provides teacher resources for projects & ideas to gowith the themes. 

http://www.primarygames.com/(link is external) ]  Education games for lower elementary 

http://www.quia.com/(link is external) ]http://www.quia.com/ ](link is external) Activities, games, and resources in all subject areas 

http://www.funbrain.com/(link is external) ] Activities, games, and resources in all subject areas 

http://www.funschool.com/(link is external) ] Activities, games, and resources in all subject areas

http://www.kidspsych.org/index1.html(link is external) ] An interactive site for critical thinking and problem solving skills

 [ http://www.abcteach.com/(link is external) ] Broad range resource for lesson plans and activities K - 2

 [ http://www.starfall.com/(link is external) ]  A "Learn-to-Read" website, animated, students can click on words to hear pronounciation

 [ http://www.riverdeep.net/products/downloads/play_online.jhtml(link is external)  Fripple Place Grades1 & 2 Language and Critical Thinking; Early readers use theircritical thinking skills to synthesize information and practicedeductive reasoning

 [ http://eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bl/(link is external) ] Balanced Literacy An index of sites compiled at the East Meadow District Homepage

 [ http://members.tripod.com/k2web0/(link is external) ] Spinning the Web for K-2 Teachers A site developed for K-2 teachers by BOCES Professional Trainers Joanne Diskin and Jean Stanziale

 [ http://www.storyplace.org/preschool/preschool.asp(link is external) ]  Numerous pre-school activities and stories developed by the Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

 [ http://primarygames.com/(link is external) ] Many interactive activities for lower elementary

Mathematics

 [ http://www.kidsdomain.com/games/math1.html(link is external) ] Math games appropriate for children 3 - 6

 [ http://www.funschool.com/games.php?section=g1(link is external) ]Students can click on images and letters to hear the word and letter sounds.

 [ http://www.edu4kids.com/alpha/(link is external) ] Matching letters, finding missing letters, finding the missing letter in a sequence, etc

 [ http://library.thinkquest.org/50027/AlphabetSoup/MatchingBookends/index....(link is external) ] Matching upper and lower case letters Math  

 [ http://www.primarygames.co.uk/tiles/newtilesres.html(link is external) ]  A two player game using the Order of Operations to place pieces on a board

 [ http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/Graphing/(link is external) ] A website that enables students to make graphs and print them out.

 [ http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/vlibrary.html(link is external) ] Numerous math activities superbly presented

 [ http://www.best.com/%7Eejad/java/b10blocks/b10blocks.html(link is external) ] Base 10 manipulatives can be used to explore concrete examples of place value and math operations.

 [ http://math.rice.edu/%7Elanius/(link is external) ] Numerous elementary math activities can be found at this site.

 [ http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/index.htm(link is external) ] Math Mavens Mysteries On-line problem solving math activities with skills including: geometry, measurement, time, probability and more.

http://www.onlineschools.org/resources/elementary-math-games/(link is external) ] Thanks Ashley Henderson Site contains math activities, math links, and teacher resources

 [ http://illuminations.nctm.org/index2.html(link is external) ] Ready-to-use, online, interactive, math lessons, also a links page to other math resources

 [ http://www.saxonpub.com/(link is external) ]http://www.saxonpub.com/ ](link is external) Site provides math practice and activities for students Numeration

 [ http://www.learningbox.com/Base10/BaseTen.html(link is external) ] Base Ten blocks to the hundreds place

 [ http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm2/nav/frames_asid_152_g_2_t_2.html(link is external) ] Base Ten Blocks to the thousands place Calculation 

 [ http://www.fi.uu.nl/toepassingen/00203/toepassing_rekenweb.xml?style=rek...(link is external) ] Counting and simple addition with a time limit.

 [ http://www1.saxonpublishers.com/tech/basic_facts/javaFacts.html(link is external) ] A very user friendly flash card program for all four operations

 [ http://www.aplusmath.com/Flashcards/index.html(link is external) ] Select difficulty levels for all four operations and rounding

 [ http://multiplication.com/(link is external) ]http://multiplication.com/ ](link is external) A site dedicated to learning multiplication facts. Contains lessons, interactive games, learning strategies, etc.

 [ http://www.fi.uu.nl/toepassingen/00091/toepassing_wisweb.en.html(link is external) ] A math game for multiplication, addition, and subtraction Measurement

http://www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html(link is external) ] Practice using a ruler in inches and centimeters

 [ http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/clock/clockres.html(link is external) ] A large analog clock with hands that can be moved in 1, 5, 15, 30 or hour increments.

 [ http://www.kidsolr.com/earlychildhood/page4.html(link is external) ] A short quiz followed by a clock face with movable hands

 [ http://www.bornthinker.com/#(link is external) ] Go to "Smiley Clock." This is a quiz activity using 5 minute increments.

 [ http://www.kidscarnival.com/Time1.html(link is external) ] Move the clock hands and choose the time in words - "two twenty"

 [ http://fen.funschool.com/current/games/wtk_ds3,f,46,28(link is external) ] Clock faces have to be put in the right order - uses am and pm Geometry

http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap4/4.2/index.htm(link is external) ] Geoboards help students identify simple geometric shapes, describe their properties, and develop spatial sense.

 [ http://gingerbooth.com/shapegame/index.html(link is external) ] Studentscan explore the shapes, attributes, symmetry, tessellations, fractions,etc., i.e., square, triangle, trapezoid, rhombus, and hexagon shapescan be rotated and fit together.  

 [ http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/java/Kali/program.html(link is external) ]  A drawing program based on mirror and rotational symmetry

 [ http://www.fi.uu.nl/toepassingen/00249/toepassing_rekenweb.xml?style=rek...(link is external) ] Build shapes using 3 dimensional blocks.

 [ http://www.studyworksonline.com/cda/content/applet/0,,NAV2-21_SAP244,00....(link is external) ] Program a "mouse" to draw shapes. Uses LOGO commands. A good program to use in order to explore the properties of angles.

 [ http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap4/4.4/index.htm(link is external) ] This classic game is simple to use but quite challenging to solve.

 [ http://www.kidscom.com/orakc/Games/Tangram/index.shtml(link is external) ] Simple tangram puzzles using outlines to guide the creation of designs

 [ http://enchantedmind.com/tangram/tangram.htm(link is external) ] Another challenging tangram program

 [ http://math.rice.edu/%7Elanius/frac/(link is external) ]http://math.rice.edu/%7Elanius/frac/ ](link is external) Fractals This is a complete unit for beginners on these fascinating geometric figures. Estimation

 [ http://www.aplusmath.com/Flashcards/index.html(link is external) ] Rounding Flashcards for rounding 10s and 100s place plus flashcards for all math operations   Fractions

 [ http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/fraction/frac3/frac3.html(link is external) ] Fraction Help for Parents and Students This site contains a complete step-by-step tutorial on all aspects of fractions.

http://math.rice.edu/%7Elanius/fractions/index.html(link is external) ]  A simple guide to fractions with activities included

 [ http://www.visualfractions.com/(link is external) ]  Examples of fractions using number lines and pie charts, also drills and explainations

 [ http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap5/5.1/#applet(link is external) ] A two player game using fractions

 [ http://www.pierian.com/fractionator/default.html(link is external) ] An interesting fraction game Money

 [ http://www.state.tn.us/financialinst/java/game/game.html(link is external) ] Interactive money game for grades 2-4.

 [ http://fen.com/studentactivities/Piggybank/piggybank.html(link is external) ] Piggy Bank Good money games requiring adding of coins

 [ http://www.aplusmath.com/cgi-bin/flashcards/money(link is external) ] Students must find the total of the coins and bills shown

 [ http://www.aaamath.com/mny.html(link is external) ] The first unit is concerned with the value of coins.

Language Arts

 [ http://www.funbrain.com/cashreg/index.html(link is external) ] Practice making change at various levels of difficulty Language Arts

 [ http://eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bgreen/www/links/studlinks.html#Mag(link is external) ] Online Magazines [

http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/index.html(link is external) ] Puzzlemaker Thisis a Discovery Channel site that allows students and teachers to maketheir own crosswords, word searches, mazes and other games. Studentscan EASILY make their own puzzles, review, edit and print withinminutes.

 [ http://www.starfall.com/(link is external) ]http://www.starfall.com/ ](link is external) Starfall A "Learn-to-Read" website, animated, students can click on words to hear pronounciation

 [ http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/comconprac3.htm(link is external) ] Compare and Contrast Small articles to read and small quizzes asking readers to compare and contrast information.

http://www.writeexpress.com/online2.html(link is external) ] Write Express - Online Rhyming Dictionary A searchable rhyming dictionary

 [ http://www.rhymezone.com/(link is external) ] RhymeZone A searchable rhyming dictionary, synonyms, antonyms and more

 [ http://www.lil-fingers.com/(link is external) ] Lil Fingers Online stories for beginning readers

 [ http://www.riverdeep.net/products/downloads/play_online.jhtml(link is external) ] Fripple Place Grades1 & 2 Language and Critical Thinking; Early readers use theircritical thinking skills to synthesize information and practicedeductive reasoning

 [ http://www.learningplanet.com/(link is external) ] Interactive games to support language arts

 [ http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/6720/(link is external) ] The Idiom Connection English idioms and quizzes

 [ http://www.janbrett.com/(link is external) ] Jan Brett Forteachers and students, grades K-3. A monthly update of activities,books, tours about the author, etc. relating to Jan Brett.

 [ http://www.berenstainbears.com/(link is external) ] Berenstain Bears Country Grades K-2;  Visit the library, take in a movie, send an e-mail to the characters, or take a tour of the Bear's Tree House Online Magazines

 [ http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/(link is external) ] TIME for Kids

 [ http://www.weeklyreader.com/(link is external) ] The Weekly Reader

 [ http://scholastic.com/(link is external) ] Scholastic

Science

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/(link is external) ]The National Geographic Science

 [ http://www.explorescience.com/activities/index.cfm(link is external) ] Explore Science "...students visualize, experiment, and interact with many of the major concepts in science." Most  activities are on the secondary level but there are some that will interest elementary students.

http://brainpop.com/(link is external) ] BrainPop Fast downloading animated videos explaining topics in Health, Science,and Technology

 [ http://www.yucky.com/flash/index.html(link is external) ] The Yuckiest Site on the Internet Explains in simple terms many body functions that children often ask about Biology

 [ http://eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bgreen/www/links/studlinks.html#Biomes(link is external) ] Biomes

 [ http://eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bgreen/www/links/studlinks.html#Cells(link is external) ] Cells

 [ http://eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bgreen/www/links/studlinks.html#Dinos(link is external) ] Dinosaurs

 [ http://eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bgreen/www/links/studlinks.html#Plants(link is external) ] Plants

 [ http://eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bgreen/www/links/studlinks.html#Rainforest(link is external) ] Rainforest

 [ http://eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bgreen/www/links/studlinks.html#Wetlands(link is external) ] Wetlands Animals

http://www.enature.com/(link is external) ]http://www.enature.com/ ](link is external) ENature A site developed by the National Wildlife Federation. The "Field Guide" section is an animal encyclopedia.

 [ http://animal.discovery.com/(link is external) ] Animal Planet Contains an animal encyclopedia in the "Animals A to Zoo" section.

 [ http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/index.htm(link is external) ] Sea World/BuschGardens This section is an encyclopedia for sea animals

 [ http://birds.cornell.edu/(link is external) ] Birds A bird encyclopedia developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

 [ http://members.aol.com/bats4kids/index.htm(link is external) ] Bats 4 Kids A website designed for children about the about a fascinating creature.

 [ http://www.mesc.nbs.gov/butterfly/butterfly.html(link is external) ] Butterfly Site Forboth teachers and students, grades K-4. Site contains life cycles ofbutterflies as well as interesting facts and fascinating trivia.

 [ http://www.clpgh.org/cmnh/discovery/(link is external) ] Aninteractive site with dinosaur facts, books, games, puzzles, etc. fromthe Carnegie Museum of Natural History Online for students in grades2-4.

 [ http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/mon2.htm(link is external) ] Natural History Notebooks Fascinating facts about 246 animal species from the Canadian Museum of Nature

 [ http://www.sandiegozoo.org/(link is external) ] The San Diego Zoo Many features about animal life

 [ http://www.secretsatsea.org/(link is external) ] Grades 4 to 8; An interactive online game for students to solve mysteries while uncovering facts about ocean life Wetlands  

 [ http://mbgnet.mobot.org/fresh/wetlands/index.htm(link is external)  ]Wetlands Created by the Missouri Botanical Garden

 [ http://www.lethsd.ab.ca/mmh/grade5/wetlands/index.htm(link is external) ] Welcome to the Wetlands A wetlands website developed by Mike Mountain Horse School in Alberta Canada

 [ http://www.shelby-city.k12.oh.us/russell/wetlands/home_page.htm(link is external) ] The Wetlands Project A wetlands website developed by the 5th and 6th grade students at Russell Elementary School

http://www.brownmarsh.net/default.htm(link is external) ] The Dieback of Wetlands in Louisiana A site describing the dying of wetland grasses in Louisiana and efforts to restore them

 [ http://wetlandsfws.er.usgs.gov/wtlnds/launch.html(link is external) ] Wetlands Online Mapper A digital map of the the U.S. enabling investigation of wetland locations   

http://MBGnet.mobot.org/sets/index.htm(link is external) ] Biomes of the World Explanations of six major biomes, this site links to similar sites for marine and freshwater ecosystems

http://ths.sps.lane.edu/biomes/index1.html(link is external) ] Biomes These biome webpages were developed by approximately seventy 9th grade students at Thurston High School  in Springfield, Oregon in 1997.

 [ http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov:81/Laboratory/Biome/index.html(link is external) ] Mission: Biomes A biome section of the "Earth Observatory" website created by NASA

 [ http://www.world-builders.org/lessons/less/biomes/introbiomes.html(link is external) ] Introduction to Biomes Good data for young students about biomes Plants

 [ http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookPLANTANAT.html(link is external) ] Plants and their Structure A large site offering illustrations and pictures of the internal structures of plants

 [ http://www.thinkquest.org/library/site_sum.html?tname=3715&url=3715/seed...(link is external) ]Plants and our Environment A large student friendly site created by students for Think Quest

http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/geeta/Plants.html(link is external) ] About Plants A site created by Dr. Geeta at SUNY Stony Brook - college level but contains useful pictures and explanations Rainforest

 [ http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/rforest.html(link is external) ] The Rainforest An index of educational Rainforest sites collected by Kennesaw State University.

 [ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/(link is external) ] All About Rainforests Enchanted Learning's large Rainforest site designed for elementary students

 [ http://www.junglephotos.com/(link is external) ] Jungle Photos  Photos and data about Rainforests  

http://bsrsi.msu.edu/(link is external) ]http://bsrsi.msu.edu/ ]The(link is external) Rainforest Report Card  Excellent data about Rainforests hosted by Michigan State University   

http://rainforrest.manilasites.com/(link is external) ] Project Rainforest   Contains data, maps, and pictures of Rainforests

 [ http://www.rainforestweb.org/(link is external) ] Rainforest Web.org "World Rain Forest Information Portal"  

 [ http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/habitats/rain_forest/(link is external) ] ABCTeach - Rainforest   Information, pictures, and activities about the Rainforest

http://www.edhelper.com/rainforests.htm(link is external) ] edHelper - Rainforest Activities Information, pictures, and activities about the Rainforest

 [ http://www.pbs.org/tal/costa_rica/rainwalk.html(link is external) ] Rainforest Walk A virtual walk through the Rainforest Cells

 [ http://www.kapili.com/biology4kids/index.html(link is external) ] Biology for Kids This site discusses and illustrates the basics of biology and includes a large section on cells.

 [ http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5420/index.htm(link is external) ] Excell at Cells A Thinkquest site developed by students all about cells. 

 [ http://www.cellsalive.net/(link is external) ] Cells Alive! A large site containing illustrations, explanations, photos, and links all pertaining to cells.

 [ http://www.eurekascience.com/ICanDoThat/index.htm(link is external) ] Eureka Science - I Can Do That Sections on about DNA, RNA, cells, protein and cloning.

 [ http://library.thinkquest.org/C001464/cgi-bin/main.cgi(link is external) ] Vision- Sighting the First Sense This site provides a large amount of information related to sight within a simple, fun, and interactive environment.

 [ http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/index.html(link is external) ] Help Detective Le Plant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life. Dinosaurs

http://www.childrensmuseum.org/kinetosaur/e.html(link is external) ] Dinosaur Database Pictures and information on dinosaurs from the Indianapolis Children's Museum

http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/prehispg.htm(link is external) ] Prehistoric Life Pictures and information on prehistoric life from the Canadian Musem of Nature

 [ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/Dinotopics.html(link is external) ] Zoom Dinosaurs ZoomDinosaurs is a comprehensive on-line hypertext book about dinosaurs. Itis designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension.      

Earth Science 

 [ http://www.usatoday.com/weather/resources/basics/wworks0.htm(link is external) ] Weather "A Guide to the Science of the Atmosphere" from USA Today

http://volcano.und.edu/vw.html(link is external) ] Volcano World "The Web's Premier Source of Volcano Info"

 [ http://www.seasky.org/mainmenu.html(link is external) ] Sea and Sky An interesting site with data and pictures about the universe and our oceans

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/(link is external) ] Welcome to the Planets This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.

 [ http://space.com/(link is external) ]  Space.com An online magazine devoted to Space - contains articles on current events, a large archive of pictures, and many departments

http://www.frontiernet.net/%7Ekidpower/planets.html(link is external) ] Astronomy for Kids Information on planets, stars, the sun, and the universe, not very detailed but good for preliminary information

http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html(link is external) ] The Nine Planets A multimedia tour of the nine planets

 [ http://www.wsu.edu/DrUniverse/(link is external) ] Ask Dr. Universe Questions and answers on many topics

 [ http://place.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/index.htm(link is external) ] Magic School Bus Activity Lab Grades K-3, activities and adventures with Miss Frizzle and her students

 [ http://www.field-guides.com/(link is external) ] The Virtual Field Trips Site Students can go on virtual field trips to volcanoes, oceans, deserts,etc.

 [ http://www.onesky.umich.edu/(link is external) ] One Sky, Many Voices (Weather ) A student oriented weather site with maps, collaborative activities, live cameras around the world      

Technology 

 [ http://www.howstuffworks.com/(link is external) ] How Stuff Works Hundreds of articles about how things work such as: gas engines, cellphones, computers, etc.

 [ http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_0_0_hall_of_fame.asp(link is external) ]National Inventors Hall of Fame Contains a large biography collection of American Inventors

 [ http://www.inventorsmuseum.com/museum_map.htm(link is external) ] Inventors Museum Anotherlarge biography collection indexed by categories: African Americaninventors, Women, Colonial, Communication, Transportation, etc.

http://web.mit.edu/invent/i-archive.html(link is external) ] Inventor of the Week Archive An MIT site that contains a collection of inventor biographies including many from the 20th Century  Keyboarding  

 [ http://www.popcap.com/launchpage.php?theGame=typershark&src=gamestack(link is external) ] Word Shark  Excellent typing game with four levels of difficulty  

http://funschool.com/games_popup.php?g=arcade/typememenu,b&17&28(link is external) ]

 [ http://www.sunmoonusa.com/TryAl.htm(link is external) ]

  [ http://www.easytype.com/(link is external) ]  A complete online typing tutor      

The Arts 

 [ http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/java/Kali/program.html(link is external) ]  A highly imaginative art program using symetrical patterns

 [ http://www.explorescience.com/activities/activity_list.cfm?categoryID=4(link is external) ] Snowflake Designer # Choose from three different programs.

 [ http://artsafari.moma.org/safari_menu.html(link is external) ] Art Safari A site which presents art to the student and asks questions to encourage the student to write about the art work.

 [ http://www.artcyclopedia.com/(link is external) ] Artcyclopedia This is a fine arts search engine. Search by artist, title or museum.      

Music 

 [ http://www.acronet.net/%7Erobokopp/usa.html(link is external) ] American Folksongs Contains the lyrics to hundreds of folksongs and many with musical accompaniments

 [ http://www.playmusic.org/(link is external) ] Play Music Listen to, read, and learn about musical instruments, for teachers and students

 [ http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5116/orchestra.htm(link is external) ] The Orchestra Ashort but informative description and history of the orchestra. Severalexcerpts of famous orchestral pieces are included (at least 5 minutesin length) as well as an excellent lesson on how sound is producedincluding experiments on sound.

 [ http://www.carnegiehall.org/(link is external) ] Carnegie Hall Take a virtual tour of Carnegie Hall, see a bubble photo, learn about the Hall's history and even see program schedules.

http://www.aquarianage.org/lore/holst.html(link is external) ] Gustav Holst: The Planets Suite A description of the music and midi files for excerpts of the music.      

Educational and Thinking Games 

 [ http://eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bgreen/www/links/studlinks.html#Puzzles(link is external) ] Puzzles

 [ http://eastmeadow.k12.ny.us/bgreen/www/links/studlinks.html#simu(link is external) ] Simulations

 [ http://lsdweb.lethsd.ab.ca/mmh/games/top100.htm(link is external) ] 100 Thinking Games 100 educational games compiled by the webmaster at Mike Mountain Horse School, Alberta Canada Strategy Games

 [ http://www.classbrain.com/cb_games/cb_gms_strnboa.htm(link is external) ] Play Battleship against the computer or Connect 4 against another person.

 [ http://www.windarooss.qld.edu.au/Gomoku/gomoku_nf.html(link is external) ] Play the computer - get five in a row

 [ http://www.gamescene.com/game.cgi?thinkahead(link is external) ] Play the computer - you choose horizontal numbers, the computer chooses vertical numbers.

 [ http://www.mazeworks.com/hex7/index.htm(link is external) ] Hex 7 - Play the computer - build a path from one side of the board to the other.

 [ http://www.windarooss.qld.edu.au/Trap/trap_nf.html(link is external) ]  Trap the computer's pieces so they can't move.

http://popcap.com/gamepopup.php?theGame=sevenseas(link is external) ] Seven Seas - A puzzle about pirates and sailing ships

 [ http://www.fwend.com/(link is external) ] Fwend - Lots of thinking activities - Fish Race in the GAMES section is a form of backgammon.

http://thinks.com/(link is external) ] Thinks.com -  Excellent game site - click on FREE ONLINE GAMES on the menu to the right. Puzzles

http://www.jigzone.com/(link is external) ] Jigsaw Puzzles - Online jigsaw puzzles with an option for setting the difficulty of the puzzles.

http://puzzles.about.com/library/java/blrushhr.htm(link is external) ] Rush - An interesting puzzle using cars in a parking lot

http://clevermedia.com/game.cgi?skyscrapers(link is external) ] Skyscrapers - A puzzle about buildings in a city and your "point-of-view"

 [ http://www.windarooss.qld.edu.au/Penguin/penguin_nf.html(link is external) ] Penguin -  Figure out how to build a path to safety

 [ http://clevermedia.com/game.cgi?floodcontrol(link is external) ] Flood Control - To solve this puzzle you must dig ditches to prevent a flood, played against a timer.

 [ http://popcap.com/gamepopup.php?theGame=bookworm(link is external) ] Book Worm -  A word game similar to Boggle

 [ http://www.primarygames.com/puzzles/puzzles.htm(link is external) ] Primary Games - Puzzles and strategy games Simulations

 [ http://www.frontiernet.net/%7Eimaging/lunar_lander_game.html(link is external) ] Lunar Lander - A simulation of landing a space craft on the moon, earth, and jupiter.

 [ http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&Reso...(link is external) ] Golf Range - Try for a "hole-in-one" by exploring velocity, angle, and drag.