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Award Winning Books

Award Winning Children's Books
A database on the web collecting several lists of award winning children's books.

Database of Award Winning Children's Literature
Lets you customize a search based on specifications such as age level, gender, language, and ethnicity.

Homework Help

Ask For Kids!
Ask for Kids allows you to ask a question and provides web sites that answer your question.

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Hosted by Discovery, this site actually started with B.J. and his father. Over 700 links to different school subjects.

Fact Monster
Find fun facts and information about almost everything, using this on-line almanac-dictionary-encyclopedia combination from Information Please.

Homework Spot
Homework Spot is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites. This site brings you the best resources for English, math, science, history, art, music, technology, foreign language, college prep, health, life skills, extracurricular activities and much more.

Homework Tools
Kids on the Web - Homework Tools has links for Homework Tools, Educational Sites and much more. You could spend days exploring all these links, and new ones are added every month.

Khan Academy
Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. All of our resources are completely free forever, regardless of whether you're a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology.
 

KidsClick! Web Search

A web search engine for kids created by librarians.

National Geographic Kids!
A good resource for kids about the world, its people and its wildlife.

RefDesk.Com Daily Almanac
This site provides almanac-type information related to the current date. The links range from factual sites to fun sites to "Today's Comics" and "Joke of the Day."

World Almanac For Kids Online
This site makes it easy to find facts on hundreds of topics with the online companion to its best-selling annual book. Explore this virtual world of facts about subjects ranging from aardvarks and other animals to Zulus and other peoples of the world.

Yahooligans!
The kid friendly version of the popular search index, Yahoo!.

Zoom School
This part of the Enchanted Learning site is called Zoom School and offers links to subjects like geography, science/biology, language arts and more.

Current Events

CNN For Kids
News stories and features are presented for a number of subject areas. Includes a special section full of homework resources.

Role Models On
The Web

This site presents individual profiles of an increasing number of role models from a wide range of fields and occupations.

TimeForKids.com
News site for kids by the creators of Time magazine. Available in 3 different editions according to grades.

Explorers

Eduscapes Explorer Page
Includes annotated lists of explorers and exploration-related topics.

The Oregon Trail
See how the men and women of the Oregon Trail blazed their way to the West.

Zoom Explorers
One of the more comprehensive overviews of explorations including expeditions beneath the sea and into outer space.

Inventors

African American Inventors
A small list of African American inventors with extensive biographical information provided for each.

Black Inventor Online Museum
This site looks at the great and often unrecognized pioneers in the field of invention and innovation.

Inventors And Innovation
At the bottom of the page, click on the image that represents the invention that interests you. Among those profiled are the telephone, telegraph, light bulb, artificial hear and Altair computer.

Native Americans

Native American Crafts, Food, And Games
This gateway site has many links to web sites about these 3 aspects of Native American culture. The crafts section offers information on architecture, beadwork, masks, dolls, and more. Learn Native American recipes, although many of the ingredients are hard to find in today's culture. The games section offers instruction on playing easy Native American games, such as doubleball.

Native American Indian Resources
A huge collection of informational sites about American Indian culture and history.

NativeTech
Special features on NativeTech include information on Native American games, toys, food, recipes, poetry and stories.

The Rainforest

Amazon Interactive
Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest, the people who call it home, and much more.

Rocks & Minerals

Mineral Galleries
This site provides loads of mineral descriptions, images and specimens online. Search by name, keyword, class or groups.

Mineralogy Database
This mineral database contains 4,255 individual mineral species descriptionswith links. Visit the "What's New" section for details.

Science Fair Projects

BCPL Kid's Pages Science Fair Projects
Presented by the Baltimore Public Library, this site helps you get started on your project, provides references to project idea sources, and links to other science fair project sites on the Internet.

IPL Science Project Resource Guide
The Internet Public Library will guide you to a variety of web site resources, leading you through the necessary steps to successfully complete a science experiment.

Science Fair Central
Includes a long list of project ideas and experiments.

Science Fair Project On The Web
Great ideas for science fair projects for elementary, intermediate and senior level students. The site walks you through creating a science fair project based on the scientific method.

Successful Science Fair Projects
Read about how to make a great project.

Surfing The Net With Kids: Science Fair Projects
This site gives ideas for where to find a science fair topic and how to start your project. There are games to introduce the concept of the scientific method and tips on what makes a good project.

Space Exporation

StarChild
A colorful introduction to the wonders of the solar system including animations, video clips, and activities to make the learning experience fun.

States & Capitals

Fifty States and Capitals
Easy to use list of state facts, including state songs (words only.) There are also links to state and city Web pages, information on newspapers, nicknames and trivia.

Netstate.com
NETSTATE.COM is your one stop shop for information about the fifty states. They have information on the people, flags, seals, geography and symbols for each and every state.

U.S. Government

Ben's Guide To US Government For Kids
Organized by grade level with text and diagrams to illustrate how our government works.

FirstGov For Kids
An easy-to-navigate site providing an extensive array of information on the US government.

Welcome Students!
Contains links to numerous kids' pages of many different governmental agencies.

White House For Kids
A special wing of the White House Web site is designed especially for kids. Meet the first family including the animal members and take a tour.

Whales & Dolphins

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises (Order Cetacea)
Site on marine mammals created by the National Marine Mammal Laboratory.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Jobs For Kids Who Like...
This site presents a collection of jobs that may interest them based on their favorite school subject.

Occupational Handbook Online
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

Role Models On The Web
This site presents individual profiles of an increasing number of role models from a wide range of fields and occupations.

English & Grammar

2 Bee Or Nottoobee
From the people who made the Funbrain web site, here is a verb game in which students test their knowledge of verb tenses.

Elements of Style Writing Guide
This site is the electronic version of the reference book, The Elements of Style by William Strunk. It gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.

The Grammar Gorillas
Help the Grammar Gorillas identify different parts of speech. This site is good for both beginners and advanced grammarians.

How To Write
Ever wonder how to start on your writing assignment? Here's a site that will walk you through the writing process, one step at a time.

Online Grammar
Discusses all parts of grammar with description and examples.

Spelling Game
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.

Wacky Web Tales
Complete these wacky web tales by inserting your choice of noun, verbs and adjectives to create fun and interesting stories online.

Wordcentral Dictionary
A wild and wacky online dictionary for kids with lots to do besides looking up words.

History

4th & 5th Grade Student Research Page - The American Revolution
Links to essays on most of the key events of the American Revolution.

African American History
This site explores African-American issues on the web through a full range of activities.

American Memory By The Library Of Congress
Documents and historical materials that portray the people and events that have made our nation what it is today.

America's Story From America's Library
This site provides an excellent introduction to the collections of the Library of Congress.

Explorers Galore
Looking for a list of historical world explorers? This is the site for you. Find information on explorers from A to Z, or by time period. Great place to start your fact finding activities.

History Link 101
Currently the cultures/time periods of Prehistory, Africa, China, Egypt, Greece, Aztec, Mayan, Olmec, Native Americans, Mesopotamia, Middle Ages and World War II are completed with the aim to cover the entire scope of World History. Find information on art, biographies, daily life, maps, and pictures for each culture/time period.

On This Day
A daily almanac where you can discover important moments in history every day.

The White House: Presidents' Hall
Find a brief profile of every president and first lady including interesting trivia, too.

Math

A+ Math: Homework Helper
Homework Helper will allow you to input a problem and your answer. It will then figure out if your solution is correct.

All Math, All the Time
This site focuses on basic math principles such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Practice your arithmetic with the handy Flashcards! option or try and complete the magic square.

Cool Math: An Amusement Park Of Mathematics
A fun math site with all sorts of interactive math games for kids of all ages.

Reading & Phonics

Alphabet Fun!
This site uses games to make learning the alphabet easier and more enjoyable for children in grades K to 8 and consists of 4 levels of lessons, each of which offers a variety of interactive alphabet games. Among the types of games included are matching words with letters of the alphabet, recognizing and finding letters on a keyboard, and identifying and filling in missing letters from words to make them complete.

Bembo's Zoo Alphabet Site
Based on the children's book, Bembo's Zoo, a stylish animal alphabet book with illustrations created from the letters in each animal's name, this unique site presents the alphabet book that will appeal to readers of all ages. From antelope to zebra-with such exotic beasts as iguanas and narwhals in between-this menagerie of animals has been created with only the shapes of the letters in each animal's name.

Jazzles
Expand your reading skills with Tazzle the Tiger by learning letters, words, sights, and sounds. Entertaining learning activities include animal animations, printable alphabet coloring pages, songs, and rhymes.

PBS Kids Stories
This online companion to the popular PBS series offers numerous stories that each lead into an adventure of related games.

Phonics Fun
An interactive site to help young readers to learn basic sound patterns so they can identify the patterns in words.

Reading Games For Young Kids
A series of games reinforce reading-related abilities, including an alphabet game, writing games, a rhyming game and more.

Sesame Street Central
This online companion to the popular TV show presents animated stories with related games, tips for parents, music and more. The ABC game offers letter searches in pictures of Sesame Street characters.

Science

Biology Reference Web Site
This site provides a gateway to more than 6,500 sites in 13 different areas of biology, from biology basics to more specialized subjects.

Biology4Kids
Cells are the basic building blocks of all living organisms. This site provides a detailed look at the biology of living things, starting with the cell and its structure. From cells, launch a biology learning adventure into microbes, plants, vertebrates, and invertebrates.

Biomes & Habitats
This site provides information on a number of Earth's biomes including the desert, the tundra, grasslands, tropical rainforests and many more. Find out about the complex community of plants and animals in each different environment.

Habitats
This site offers numerous links to habitat-related life science sites on such topics as ecosystems and photosynthesis. The Activity Center includes information on animals, endangered species, insects, and plants.

KidsHealth - My Body
This site offers a comprehensive overview of the body by investigating its parts from bone composition to body systems to organs and more. Each section provides an illustrated article along with links to vocabulary and related topics.

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