FUN AND GAMES
Little Director – Children create animated movies from their drawings online
PBSKids – Offers games and activities based on popular PBS television series
Funbrain – Offers a collection of online math and grammer-based activites and games
Factmonster - Provides a comprehensive set of facts, definitions and statistics for a variety of categories, including sports, science, math, government and the world for ages 6 to 14.
Awesome Library – Organizes 16,000 education resources, including the top 5 percent for teachers, students, parents, and librarians. Includes a search engine.
Kids.gov – “The Official Kids Portal to the U.S. Government” – Provides a gateway to hundreds of Federal and other websites for use by kids. Each homework category is divided into Government, Organizations, Education, and Commercial sub-categories.
Education 4 Kids – Practice drills in math, language, social studies, and science.
Think Quest – Provides tutorials on all areas of math, arts, science, technology and more.
“Ask Dr. Math” - Provides math help for all levels of study, including elementary, middle, high school and college. Topics range from arithmetic to algebra to geometry and more.
WebMATH – Provides more than 100 instant-answer, self-help, math solvers, that provide with instant help on math problems from addition to calculus.
NASA for students – Provides information on space-related topics, as well as games, Web quests, and even chats with NASA experts.
Astronaut Information – Facts about living and working in space, human spaceflight program resources, and biographies of current astronauts.
Astronomy Picture of the Day – Each day a different image or photograph is featured.
Big Bear Solar Observatory – Images of the sun from a telescope in California. Big Bear is operated by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
NASA Human Space Flight – This is the place to find details on Space Shuttle missions and the International Space Station.
MadSci Network – A collection of science questions, answers and tutorials for grades 4 through college, including zoology, earth science and physics.
The Yuckiest Site on the Internet – Features information and games on a variety of “gross” science topics, including roaches, worms and mad science.
United States Patents Office Page for Kids – Provides information on inventions through an interactive site filled with games, lessons, and contests.
Why Files? – “The science behind the news.”
Chemical Elements.com – An online interactive Periodic Table of the Elements.
CHEM4KIDS! – Gives an overview of many chemistry related topics. Also has links to physics, biology, and geography.
Healthy Teeth – Details the various aspects of oral health, including cavity prevention, braces, and teeth and gums.
Kids Health – Explores all genres of health issues that affect children, including everyday illnesses and injuries, growing up, and staying healthy.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Scholastic – Provides games, contests and books, homework help and more.
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know – A list of 100 top picture books with special thanks to the New York Public Library!
KidReads – Features Booker T. Worm and great books for kids 6-12 plus author bios, interviews, games, and cool stuff.
World of Reading - Enables kids to submit and read book reviews written by kids – special thanks to the Ann Arbor District Library for bringing us all this service!
Tumblebooks – Offers an online collection of animated, talking picture books for young children. (REQUIRES PAID SUBSCRIPTION – but free trial on site)