Kids After School Clubhouse: http://www.eduplace.com/kids http://www.eduplace.com The people at the Houghton Mifflin Company know how to put together a content rich, easy to follow website. It is actually two websites in one. The education place link is a great place for parents and teachers to find great sources of math, language arts, and social studies activities, projects and other links. The afterschool clubhouse site has great educational games, book reviews, brain teasers, word finds and scavenger hunts, which also gives kids the chance to win prizes. There are a lot of contests, goodemphasis on authors and books and a great geography game called GeoNet that lets you compete with other kids on the Internet.
Ask Jeeves for Kids: http://www.ajkids.com This is a quick, easy and fun way to search for answers online. Just type in a question in plain English like "who's the Prime Minister of Canada". Ask Jeeves for Kids will confirm your question then take you to only one website that answers your question. That's all there is to it.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government: http://bensguide.gpo.gov Divided by grade level, this is an excellent overview of the U.S. government, its branches, its people, its historical documents, and how it all works.
Bonus.Com: http://bonus.com This site is billed as a Super Site for Kids. It is well designed and easy to follow with lots of activities ranging from preschooler to the teen. Bonus has hundreds of activities.
Club Girl Tech: http://www.girltech.com This site is a great site for girls ages 12 - 18. It is a place for them to interact with other girls, learn about women inventors, sports figures and girl views. One interesting feature is the ability to send a letter to a foreign friend in their own language. This site translates for you.
Cyberkids/Cyberteens: http://www.cyberkids.com http://www.cyberteens.com/ctmain.html Are you a budding composer, writer or artist looking for a place to publish your masterpiece? This site, created by Mountain Lake Software, Inc. offers kids and teens the opportunity to submit their work online and also the chance to enter writing and art contests and chat with other teens.
Fact Monster Almanac: http://www.factmonster.com This reference tool is great for all children to find information about the world, U.S., sports, people, life and science. You can also find the latest news facts and what happened in history today. A homework center is available.
Funbrain.com: http://www.funbrain.com/ Give your brain a fun workout. Use your math skills to score runs in math baseball or field goals in power football. Need to fine tune your spelling? Then check out the Spellaroo and the Spell Check games. Think you know your way around the world? "Where is that?" will test those brain cells. These games and more will give your brain the workout it needs.
Yahooligans! http://www.yahooligans.com/ Yahooligans! is the kid friendly search engine of the popular Yahoo! web site. Eight main subject categories and sub categories are easily and quickly searchable by clicking on their links or entering a key word search box. Check out Yahooligans' Cool, What's New and Club Yahooligans! buttons. Here you'll find the latest websites, latest news, contests and what's really cool on the web.
50 States and Capitals: http://www.50states.com Encyclopedia-style entries for each of the 50 U.S. states. Look no further for state songs, flowers and trees, birds, maps (including outline maps), parks, licenses plates, motto and nicknames. Entries also include climate, bordering states, county profiles, population and state representatives.
FirstGov for Kids: http://www.kids.gov/ This is an inter-agency website that provides kids a gateway to U.S. government information. It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.
Science Fair Project Guide: http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/projectguide/ This site provides information about how to do a project, sample science fail projects and ideas for science fair projects. Each site indicates appropriate grade levels. This is a fairly comprehensive list of science fair project web sites.
How Stuff Works: http://www.howstuffworks.com Millions of people have described HowStuffWorks content as reliable, accurate and enteraining. Originally founded as a Web site for curious people, the award-winning company now offers clear and fascinating content through various media channels to millions of readers every month. Recognized internationally as the leading provider of information on how things work, HowStuffWorks content explains the world from the inside out!"
HomeworkSpot.Com: http://www.homeworkspot.com/ Divided by grade level, this directory organizes and links to useful and reliable websites to help with homework topics, common assignments and projects.