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Screenshot of the NGA Kids website.

NGA Kids (January 2009)

This is a cool, interactive site from the National Gallery of Art. There are lots of things to do, like visit the Art Zone, where you can play with their brand new feature Photo Op. You can also learn about famous works of art, view videos, and meet Lizzy and Gorden as they visit the Sculpture Garden. (Shockwave is required for the Art Zone Interactives.)

Screenshot of the MyPyramid Blast Off Game website.

MyPyramid Blast Off Game (December 2008)

Here’s a fun, interactive game where you can reach Planet Power by fueling your rocket with food and physical activity. "Fuel" tanks for each food group (grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, meats and beans) helps you keep track of how your choices fit into MyPyramid. You can also print your certificate and menu you created. You can also check out MyPyramid for Preschoolers for your little brother or sister.

Screenshot of the You Are Here website.

You Are Here (November 2008)

Meet Emily and Isaac at a virtual mall and interact with shopkeepers and other customers. This site helps you think like a consumer and find out things like how advertising influences your decisions. You can design and print advertisements for a shoe store, uncover the suspicious claims in a vitamin ad, and guess the retail price of various candies based on their supply, demand, and production costs.

Screenshot of Career Voyages' Elementary Students Page website.

Career Voyages – Elementary Students Page (October 2008)

It's hard to pick a career path when there are so many choices. This site has great information on what fields of work are growing, what particular jobs are paying, and what areas are just emerging. This can help you research careers you might like, and discover some you never even knew about. There are even videos available for different jobs--from Aircraft Mechanic to Personal Finance Advisor.

Screenshot of Ready Kids website.

Ready Kids (September 2008)

Create a plan that will help you and your family be ready for unexpected situations. You're already a great planner! Every day you get your homework done, get to music or sports practice on time, and plan where and when you'll meet up with friends. But how do you get prepared for emergencies? It just takes planning and practice, and these fun activities from Ready Kids can help!

Screenshot of EPA's Fish Kids website.

Fish Kids (August 2008)

Fish are a healthy food, but some fish may not be safe to eat because they are contaminated with chemicals. Before you go fishing or go to the market, look for fish advisories that tell you which fish are safe to eat. (Flash Player required)

Screenshot of CryptoKids website.

CryptoKids™ (July 2008)

America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers. You can learn all about codes and ciphers, play lots of games and activities, and get to know each fun character, including CSS Sam. You can also find out about the National Cryptologic Museum. Pop quiz: What does a Signals Analyst do?

Screenshot of Peace Corps Challenge website.

Peace Corps Challenge (June 2008)

Take the opportunity to work in the fictional village of Wanzuzu as a Peace Corps Volunteer. You must work with local villagers and Peace Corps members to solve eight different challenges facing Wanzuzu, including water contamination and microfinance. (Flash Player 9 required.) Pop quiz: What is agroforestry?

Screenshot of Department of Veterans Affairs' VA Kids website.

VA Kids (May 2008)

Remember to thank a veteran on Memorial Day, May 26. Learn about the Department of Veterans Affairs and how they provide many services and benefits for veterans. You can also find out about History of the American Flag. Check out the Games & Activities page for more fun (Flash 6 is required). Pop quiz: Which president signed a bill creating the Veterans Administration?

A screenshot of the Environmental Kids Club web site

Environmental Kids Club (April 2008)

Celebrate Earth Day April 22. Visit this site to explore your environment and learn how to protect it. You’ll find many links to topics about air, recycling, water, plants and much more. You can also join the EPA Kids Club (remember you need your parent’s / guardian’s permission). Kids Club members have access to the “Members Only” Club House and can complete environmental projects; entire classrooms are welcome. Pop quiz: Name the four parts of The Water Cycle.

Screenshot of Tox Town's website.

Tox Town (March 2008)

Learn about toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life. Within each neighborhood, you can click on a location or environmental health concern, like a landfill. This site is also available in Spanish. Pop quiz: What are algae blooms?

Screenshot of African American World for Kids' website.

African American World for Kids (February 2008)

Celebrate Black History Month! Meet kids just like you and find out what they think about their African American heroes like Rosa Parks. Learn about the Wonders of the African World, listen to a thumb piano and take a civil rights quiz. You can also play a fun memory game. Pop quiz: Who wrote poems, novels, essays, articles, a newspaper column, and a Broadway play during the 1920s?

Screen shot of's home page.

BAM! Body and Mind (January 2008)

Bam! Body and Mind will tell you all you need to know about all the stuff that matters. Got a question about fitness, disease or peer pressure?  Find your answers here. There are fun, interactive features that help you make healthy lifestyle choices.

Screen shot of USA Freedom Corps for Kids home page.

USA Freedom Corps for Kids (December 2007)

Get ready for the holidays by giving back.  This site has great ideas to help you find a way to start helping your community. You know the things you would like to do to help - like working with animals at an animal shelter, helping your neighbors or keeping our environment clean. So check it out, talk to your family and friends, and get started!

Screen shot of H.I.P. Pocket Change's home page.

H.I.P. Pocket Change (November 2007)

A great place to check out the "History In your Pocket" (H.I.P.)! H.I.P. Pocket Change is a fun tool for anyone interested in coins, the U.S. Mint, and U.S. history. Games, stories, and other interactive activities bring to life the extraordinary individuals who appear on U.S. coins and all the millions of people who’ve carried change throughout history.

Screen shot of NOAA's Ocean Explorer home page.

Ocean Explorer (October 2007)

Ocean Explorer gives you the opportunity to learn and explore the ocean virtually. Get access to a series of NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) scientific and educational explorations and activities in the marine environment. And listen to podcasts and view videos on You Tube.

Screenshot of the Smithsonian Education for Students home page

Smithsonian Education for Students (September 2007)

A place for kids to explore, discover and learn. This fun site has tons of cool information; it's divided into four topics: Everything Art, History and Culture, People and Places, Science and Nature. You can design your own sculpture online, take a virtual trip to the Galapagos, and play the Viking board game.

Screen shot of NASA Kids' Club's home page.

NASA Kids' Club (August 2007)

Bring the world into your playroom with this NASA kids site. Listen to an earthquake rumble. Look in the the eye of a hurricane. Find out why the wind blows. Make complicated science fun. Guarantee: If you spend some time at this site, you'll learn some things most adults don't know.

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