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Advancing Science, Serving Society (for Kids/Parents)
AAAS works hard to encourage children from all types of backgrounds to take and interest in science. You can get involved with your child to encourage the love of learning.
Adventures of the Leadbusters' Club (also, "Versión en Español" )
Agriculture Ideas for Science Fair Projects
Air Quality Index for Kids!
EPA's new Air Quality site discusses what makes air dirty and which people are most at risk for getting sick from air pollution. This site, probably best suited for elementary schoolers, is arranged so that "next" buttons turn the virtual pages, taking young readers through each lesson. The site also furnishes a dictionary, "What can I do?" section and games.
American Red Cross Interactive Zone for Kids
Emergency information for children, with games and coloring books.
America's Library, by the Library of Congress
Discover the stories of America's past ....jump back in time, meet amazing Americans, explore the states, join America at play, and see, hear, and sing!
Animal Tracks Kids Page
Games, Cool Tours, Ranger Rick, and more!
Answers to Environmental Health Questions
Archimedes Laboratory! (puzzles and optical illusions)
Asthma and Allergies, NIEHS Kids Page Hot Topics
Aviation Education Kids Corner, by FAA
Kids Corner includes aviation activities such as coloring books, word puzzles, and experiments.
Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids (GPO)
With Benjamin Franklin as a guide, the kids' pages cover topics such as the U.S. Constitution, how laws are made, the branches of the Federal government, and what it means to be a U.S. citizen. Ben's Guide also includes games and links to other U.S. Government Web sites created for kids.
Berkeley Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
This award-winning interactive program is part of the "Whole Frog" project. You can interactively dissect a (digitized) frog, make movies, and play the Virtual Frog Builder Game. The site is also available in a number of languages.
BrainPOP Jr. provides educational movies for K-3 learners. Through the adventures of Annie and Moby, BrainPOP Jr. addresses a wide range of grade-appropriate topics, such as the food pyramid, soil, and shapes. The movies encourage active viewing and are easily paused for students to make predictions and form their own ideas. Each animated movie has leveled quizzes, games, activities, and lesson ideas that develop students' critical thinking and inquiry skills. Designed specifically for early learners, BrainPOP Jr. is easy to navigate and all the content is read aloud so young students can browse the site on their own.
Building Blocks for a Healthy Future!
an early childhood substance abuse prevention program developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that educates parents and caregivers about the basics of prevention in order to promote a healthy lifestyle. Designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 3 to 6, Building Blocks will help you open up the lines of communication with young children - and make it easier to keep those lines of communication open as they grow older.
Scan down to the Table of Contents to see the latest graphics and information on everything from splinters to parasites.
Center for Disease Control's Health Odyssey for Kids
Learn about field investigation, hazardous waste, health promotion, and visit their laboratory!
Challenger Center Online
Tune in to the Challenger Center's educational space programs, bringing you the hottest space news, information, and educational activities. And don't miss the NIEHS Space & Earth Science site either!
Chemicals Around Your House
Select a room of the house, or go into the backyard to explore! How many chemical products can you find?
Chemicool Periodic Table!
Have you ever wished you had a quick reference for the Periodic Table? Chemicool has the whole table and will break each element down into a number of catagories, such as General, States, Energies, Oxidation and Electrons, Conductivity and others. All you need to do is click on an element or give the search engine a name.
An educational resource site for students, parents, and teachers -- they have brain games, homework help, and cool information to help you become a "class brain" too.
Find out more about how colors affect you every day! Certain colors and color relationships can be eye irritants, cause headaches, and wreak havoc with human vision. Other colors and color combinations are soothing. The appropriate use of color can maximize productivity, minimize visual fatigue, and relax the whole body! Do you know which color is the worst offender? Take a look!
(The) Cool Spot!
The young teen's place for information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure!
CyberTeens and/or CyberKids (for children and pre-teens)
Games, young composers, stories, Zeen Magazine, and an Art Gallery!
DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services) Kids Pages
A comprehensive list of Kids Pages available throughout the Department of Health and Human Services.
From the University of California Museum of Paleontology -- all about dinosaurs! Truth is Stranger than Fiction!
Discovery Channel Online
Feature stories, expeditions, mind games, and animal cams.
Dissect a Frog Virtually!
A Virtual Frog Dissection Kit!
The most comprehensive and easily navigated reference directory for locating live video cameras on the Internet. You can browse sites by category or by geographical region.
Earth Cam (non-NIEHS site)
The most comprehensive and easily navigated reference directory for locating live video cameras on the Internet. You can browse sites by category or by geographical region.
A comprehensive guide to over 8000 education websites sorted by Index/Subject and lifestage, so you can find exactly what you're looking for quickly and easily; useful for home schooling resources, college research, teachers in need of new lesson ideas, or career professionals seeking continuing education opportunities.
Free games, activities, and resources for students studying math, reading, social studies, and science.
The education portal is a directory of colleges, career schools, and universities that may be useful for prospective students who are trying to decide which school to attend.
Educhoices searches online programs and over 1000 campus locations nationwide. The three step process helps you quickly find the local campuses which are offering your desired subjects, or you can browse a list of all categories, or browse schools by region.
Environmental Education for Kids, an electronic magazine with games and activities for kids in grades 4-8 created by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) Science Education and Student Edition
The EHP Science Education Program and Student Edition provides news articles published in EHP and environmental health science lessons based on selected articles. Lessons are aligned with National Science Education Standards in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, and physical science, and are targeted at students in grades 9-12. The EHP Student Edition and corresponding lessons (as well as individual news articles) can be downloaded for FREE from this website, and educators are invited to use this resource and submit feedback.
EPA Drinking Water and Ground Water Kids Stuff
Activity books and lessons for kids and teachers, grades K-12.
EPA Explorers' Club
EPA has filled their Kids Pages with lots of things to see and do!
EPA Recycle City -- try the Dumptown Game !
EPA Region 9 Environmental Education Programs
EPA Student Center
Eureka Alert Kids News!
How to Answer Endless "Whys?" Pooch genetics, sea shells and blood cells, the geometry of M&M's, asteroids, and marsupials, and catapults. Getting engaged with science at a young age can lead to lifelong curiosity. Science for Kids answers many of the "whys" with an online series of weekly science stories that help advance science education and literacy.
Exploratorium -- All
The museum of science, art, and human perception!
Exploratorium -- Frogs
This new exhibit from the Exploratorium offers a peek into the world of Kermit's kin. Aimed at younger users, the site features several RealPlayer-enhanced feature stories on frogs, frog-researchers, and frog myths; a brief tour of Frog City USA; and interactive exhibits exploring frog calls and camouflage in nature. Additional features include instructions for making a rainstick, audio recordings of the rainforest, and a collection of annotated frog links.
FEMA for Kids (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
You can help your family prepare for a disaster. With this site, you can also learn about what causes disasters, play games and read stories from children
who have been through a disaster. You can also become a Disaster Action Kid!
The FETCH! website is patterned after the PBS television show with the "unreal" host named Ruff Ruffman (yes, he's an animated dog!). The website and features easy, hands-on activities geared for eight- to ten-year olds. It's science, engineering, problem solving, and fun all rolled into one. Each activity has step-by-step instructions and age-appropriate explanations of the main idea.
First Gov for Kids
Provides links to popular Kids sites around the federal government, including a search engine that searches kids related sites!
Footprints in the Desert
An interdisciplinary program that integrates classroom research,
hands-on field studies, and technology. students explore Arizona's natural
environments through field experiences at a variety of local life zones. They use scientific
processes to gather data on field studies, record samplings of plants and animals in a specific
area, analyze the field data by creating spreadsheets, and post the analyzed data on the World
Girls Health; Girlshealth.gov was created by the National Woman's Health Information Center (NWHIC), US Department of Health and Human Services and the Office on Women's Health, to help adolescent girls (ages 10-16) learn more about some of the unique health issues and social situations they will encounter in the upcoming years. The Parent/Caregiver section provides resources and links to extremely helpful information for you, as a parent/caregiver, to be prepared to deal with some of the issues that face adolescent girls.
Foundation for Biomedical Research , improving human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support for the humane and responsible use of animals in medical and scientific research.
(The) Franklin Institute Science Museum
A wonderful collection of sites to explore, including The Heart (an online exploration), Earthforce (earthquakes and volcanoes), Franklin's Forecast (weather) , Wind, Our Fierce Friend , Open ended Math Problem Solving for Middle Schools , Flights of Inspiration , Inquiry Attic (an online exploration of a particularly
interesting piece of scientific equipment), An Inquirer's Guide to the Universe (space, planets, and more), The Puzzler (puzzles and mazes of all types), and Science Activities for School
and Home Use!
Free Science Fair Projects Network, for high school, middle school, and elementary school!
FT Exploring is a fun award winning site that explores energy and other basic science principles and shows how the same fundamental principles control how things work in nature, living organisms, and human technology. The articles are carefully researched, accurate, easy to understand, and according to my e-mail responses, funny. In addition to providing good basic explanations, the creative thought-provoking approach
helps to generate an interest in science and technology.
A K-8 site with educational games and quizes for teachers and kids!
[From] Genetics to Genomics for Teachers
This site, supported by a cooperative agreement between the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is designed to help you develop a curriculum that reflects the advancements in science as well as the needs of your students when making the transition from Genetics to Genomics.
The national public education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help encourage and motivate 9- to 14- year-old girls to make the most of their lives. Girls at 8 or 9 typically have very strong attitudes about their health, so Girl Power! seeks to reinforce and sustain these positive values among girls ages 9-14 by targeting health messages to the unique needs, interests, and challenges of girls.
A website all about Antarctica and the part Antarctica plays in our global system of
weather and climate and oceans and geology! The GLACIER Web Site is intended to introduce you to the
Antarctic and the brave souls who are investigating that vast, frozen continent.
Global Environmental Change and Our Health
Are you wondering what's happening to our Earth? Then checkout the new website created by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that examines the changes that are transforming Earth and what this can mean to our health. The site is geared to middle-school students and educators and delivers scientific information in a kid-friendly, engaging and visually vibrant manner.
(The) Green Frog News
The Green Frog News is your place for FREE science and environmental student newsletters. The newsletters are designed to be downloadable and reproducible, and help reinforce science and environmental basics. Every issue is topic-specific; not time or geographically sensitive - so you can use them year after year.
A site for kids about looking after the planet. THE GREENS want to get kids thinking about the world and their place in it bu encouraging kids to make informed choices and meaningful changes. Through the animated episodic adventures, a blog, kids' mail, and regular updates, they nudge kids to research, challenge, discover, and take action re green living - sustainability, ecology, environmental care and social equity.
A games and fun page created by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to help kids learn about toxic chemicals in our environment. Why? Because YOU can help!
Aan interactive free games and fun site sponsored by Highlights for Children Magazine!
Holiday Lectures on Science
Submit questions to scientists, visit Bio-Interactive (virtual labs and other activities that tease the brain), and order tapes and CDs.
Homeschool Home Educators Directory
Provides a comprehensive listing of Homeschool resources, including classes, subjects, services, directories, suppliers, support groups, and community opportunities.
Homework Help from Discovery Kids
Homework Help from Discovery Kids
How Stuff Works -- the Earth
A search site with links to learn how to "go green" and save the Earth, and other links about how the Earth "works"; or use the search engine to look up many other subjects of interest!
Howard Hughes Medical Institute's
Student and Young Scientist Activities:
Ask a Scientist
(and get an answer);
(The birds come back);
Cool Science for Curious Kids
(Projects for K through 4);
(Virtual labs, animations);
Becoming a Scientist
(Learn what it takes)
Hurricane: Storm Science
Tells you everything you wanted to know about hurricanes, killer storms, weather instruments, survival stories, and more!
Jefferson Lab Science Education Games and Puzzles and Student Zone
Great site for science fun and education, including science, element, math, and word games, homework helpers, and internships.
Are you interested in nature and wildlife? Jungle Walk is a website for animal lovers which will give you quick access to animal information, such as a large compilation of links to animal movie and animal sound clips, and educational information about many different animals, big and small. Watch movies of protozoan animal cells and cheetahs hunting, explore bird sounds, and hear blue whale songs at JungleWalk - your virtual Animal Encyclopaedia.
Kids 4 Research
Kids 4 Research provides information to students, teachers, and parents on responsible laboratory animal care and use in biomedical/biological research, testing, and education. The site also provides information on the benefits of such research to animals, humans, and the environment.
Kids Action Kids Corner
All kinds of fun and games and information about rainforests and other environmental issues -- to help you change your world.
Kids Castle from the Smithsonian!
Smithsonian Magazine provides a safe, educational, free and fun place for kids ages 8-16 on the World Wide Web. Kids' Castle features articles written about the things that interest kids today: sports, history, the arts, travel, science and air and space, all with great photos. There are message boards filled with questions to get kids from all over the world talking to each other and thinking creatively. And, of course, Kids' Castle has lots of fun and challenging games and contests.
Kids for Saving Earth
The mission of KSE is to educate, inspire, and empower children to protect the Earth's environment. KSE Worldwide provides action-oriented educational materials to kids, families, groups, classrooms and schools.
Kids Health Organization
A wonderful Web site devoted to the health of children and teens, with trainloads of accurate, up-to-date games, animations, and other information about growth, food and fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments.
Kids' Home at the National Cancer Institute
Many young persons are treated for cancer, HIV, and other illnesses. This section is for them. NCI hopes you will visit here often and contribute your own art work, stories, poems, or ideas for this area.
Kids International Space
Show your art, write your ABC's, play music games, and make new friends. Kids' Space was created to foster literacy, artistic expression, and cross-cultural understanding among all the world's children.
PC and Mac Shareware and Freeware Programs for Kids recommended by families and teachers. Demos, reviews,programming for kids, and graphics. Holiday pages withmazes, puzzles, software, and crafts.
Kids Safety Links, Top Choices by Google
The Google Directory to kids and teens health and safety.
Lead Poisoning, NIEHS Kids Page Hot Topics
Lenntech Periodic Table
This chart is available in different languages! Each chemical element contains a link to a page that explains its chemical properties, health effects, environmental effects, application data, an image and also information of the history/inventor of each element.
Free lesson plans sorted by age group by the "Local School Directory" Site.
Free lesson material and ideas for preschool and elementary age children; loads of suggestions,and downloadable materials that can be used to create your lesson plans.
Math and Reading Help for Kids
Math and Reading Help for Kids is a comprehensive directory of hundreds of original articles and resources centered on the topic of children's education. The purpose of this site is to provide a centralized information portal to help parents and children make informed decisions about school related issues. Although the articles in this site are primarily written for a parent audience, there is also a Just for Kids section designed specifically for children.
Math is Fun
A web resource with many
K-12 math concepts explained in easy language; plus puzzles, games and worksheets.
A unique Web site of Microscopy (science and photography through a microscope) with stunning pictures of anything from viruses and bacteria to a kitchen sponge and velcro. Take a look at the 12 Most Wanted Bug Mug shots, full of scary looking creatures...it's hard to remember how small they are looking at these gruesome pictures.
Monica's Gang, Healthy Environments for Children
Mr. Martini's Classroom
Interactive math practice and classroom tools for the 4 basic operations, including a good long division tool, interactive addition and times table, online quick quizzes, flash cards that flip, fill-in-the-blank cards, fractions, decimals, and more!
Mr. Yuk Information
Poisons in the Environment, NIEHS Kids Page Hot Topics
Museum of Science
National Geographic World Online
They want YOUR input! Check out the Kids Network and Story Ideas pages.
National Mental Health Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN for short!)
Are you mad, glad, sad, or scared? What do you do about it?
Visit here to find out, and for fun and games like tic tac toe! And if you or someone you know needs help, KEN can give you names of experts and groups in your area.
National Weather Service Playtime for Kids
Forecasting, Hurricane Hunters, Space Place, and more!
Neuroscience for Kids
Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn
more about the nervous system. Enjoy the activities and experiments on your way to learning
more about the brain and spinal cord.
NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
NIEHS Answers Environmental Health Questions
NIEHS Curricular Materials and Other Educational Publications
NIEHS Environmental Fact Sheets & Pamphlets
NIEHS Environmental Health Science Education
NIEHS Kids Pages Main Index,
with hundreds of sing-along songs, games, jokes, riddles, storybooks, coloring books, environmental science hot topics, and more!
NIEHS Library Resources
Reference resources, News, and Publications.
NIEHS Press Releases
NIEHS Teacher Support Page
This site provides a list of links to NIEHS Teacher/Education Resources.
NIH National Library of Medicine -- Free Medline Access and More!
NIH Office of Science Education
There's something here for everyone, including teachers, students, and the general public.
NIH Snapshots of Science and Medicine
Science education information, including Research in the News, People Doing Research, and Cool Links. Advances in medicine and science affect all of us just about every minute of every day in one way or another. These colorfully presented articles will tell you about some of them. This site is growing, so return often to see what is new. Hands on activities will be added soon.
North Carolina Kids Page
Includes a "Homework Help" site.
Obesity and Your Environment
Health Risks of being Overweight, NIEHS Kids Page Hot Topics
Office of National Drug Control Policy (a White House site)
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program, the goals of
which are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences.
Peace Corps' Kids World
The Corps' Kids World is the site is designed for children in
middle school, but also features content and activities for
children in elementary school. It contains content, colors, graphics, games, and language designed to educate and entertain children about world geography and the cultures of other countries. It allows children of all ages to send electronic postcards, read folk tales from around the world, download coloring pages, and test their geography savvy with an interactive flash game. In addition, the children's section reinforces the importance of service, and how young people can make a difference in the lives of other people through service and volunteerism.
People-Pet Partnership's Learning and Living Together: Building the Human-Animal Bond
Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine Online Curriculum educates youth by promoting science and general education, encouraging the proper treatment of companion animals, and building leadership skills through relationships with companion animals. The project is composed of educational modules that organize learning around projects. The different modules involve complex tasks based on challenging problems. The activities of the website are aligned with the National Science Education Standards (NSES). You will need Flash 6 in order to see the curriculum.
Pfizer Fun Zone
The Pfizer FunZone is a science-related site for children ages 8 - 13. Learn about the science of medicine, play games, and do experiments at home.
This place is bright, fun, and squeaky clean, rated "G" for GREAT! Meet Earthman and his pals, and they will help you learn about the universe. You can take a quiz, be a star, color, play, or make something new today! What better way to enjoy learning about our environment than with the playful friends at Earthzone!
Quiz Club Net
QuizClub.net allows kids to perform multi-level timed quizzes. Questions for each quiz, and the multiple choices for each answer, are presented in a random sequence. The following subjects contain hundreds of questions, arranged within 5 Levels of difficulty: Math, Spelling, Geography, Music, History, and Science. Wrong answers (and the correct answer) are immediately identified for each question. At the end of each test, you are also shown your Best Score for that test subject, and the "World Record" (for all users), which allows you to strive for the World Record and continually improve your performance!
Radio for Kids
Monday through Friday 90-second radio programs broadcast across the U.S. and available online present current science research to school kids about every conceivable topic (such as Fish Ears, Lost Ants, Robot Farmers, Mission to Mercury!) One show each week is expanded into a lesson for classroom use through Science NetLinks, the leading online resource for science educators. The lesson expands the audio program by explaining the research, posing questions, and giving links for further information. Listen to current or past programs, submit your own "Why Is It?" question, and link to the lessons.
Ready Kids, by the US Department of Homeland Security
A disaster preparedness site for kids with Scavenger Hunt and Pack It Up games, coloring books, and other activities!
From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Vince and Larry, NHTSA's crash test dummies will be your tour guides!
Santa's Secret Village
No -- its not about science! But it is about fun and magic, and we hope you'll have a good time here!
School Health, by the California Air Resources Board
This website contains information on the recently completed Children's School Bus Exposure Study and the study on Environmental Health Conditions in Portable Classrooms. Information on the study findings and on simple low-cost actions schools can take to reduce exposure is included on the web page. Two videos, available for free, can to be viewed on the health effects of smog and the results of the Children's Health Study. All materials on the web page, including the videos, have also been translated into Spanish.
A UK education site with 30,000 free education resources! Students and Children receive help with studies, careers, life... and fun! Teachers find free resources, news,
worksheets etc. And parents get guidance on educational issues.
Science and Technology Sites of the Association for Library Service to Children
Science Fair Ideas
Science for Kids Weekly Stories
Science Made Simple
The science and technology network, where learning science just got easier! And the Learning Galleries portion of that site is a place to learn and explore science and nature, from the microscopic to the cosmic. Each Learning
Gallery contains a collection of images relating to one science or nature topic with text annotations. Great for students. Lots of information and links to other sites for further exploration. Ages: 6th grade to adult.
Science Theatre is a science outreach project comprised of a group of students, faculty and staff at Michigan State
University whose purpose is to bring their enthusiasm for and fascination with science to the general public and to
students of all ages.
Sheppard Software offers a variety of great educational online games and quizzes for all ages to make learning fun, including geography (states and capitals too!), math, science, vocabulary, chemistry, animals, and more!
Sites for Teachers!
Small Steps to Get Healthy (DHHS)
Get newsletters, tips, recipes and more that will help you get moving and start
reversing the ill-effects of being overweight or obese!
Smokefree Tips for Youth, a Center for Disease Control site dedicated to smokefree kids and adults!
Solid Waste Educational Materials Resource Guide by EPA
Solid waste issues are an important part of many science and environmental education classes. To help teachers and students identify resources for teaching and learning about solid waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's)
Office of Solid Waste compiled this guide of nearly 80 solid waste-related educational materials.
Songs for Teaching
This is a "must see" site for educators and parents, but also check out their Literacy Connections sites.
A NASA site for grade school children that demonstrates and explains scientific concepts related to astronomy in a fun, hands-on manner! Learn about such topics as stars, the earth, ions, and interferometry by baking cookies, navigating a maze, and solving space riddles. And don't miss the Space Science (NIEHS) Site !
A NOAA site with science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment; provides current "weather" status on our Solar System, plus a lot of good information about sunspots, solar
flares, bourealis and more!
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Games and sports information, and after all, involvement in sports can keep your body and mind healthy!
Star Sleeper for Kids
Garfield needs your help! The world's been robbed of sleep. Your challenge is this: solve Mission Z and tuck the world in for a good night's rest!
Teacher Support Page
This site provides a list of links to NIEHS Teacher/Education Resources.
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Interactive exhibits that explore the technology and science that are changing our world today!
The National Library of Medicine's new, interactive learning site for 7-10 year old kids. It provides a fun, game-like experience while introducing potential environmental health hazards sometimes found in the home. "Toxie" the cat helps find the hazards hidden in each room, and offers hints when needed. The objective is to find all the hazards. Players are treated to fun animations when they complete each area. When all the hazards in the house have been discovered, Toxie delivers an animated celebration, and players can print a personalized certificate. ToxMystery's "Parent Resources" page provides more detailed information about everyday environmental hazards that can be harmful to one's health. A "For Teachers" page contains more than ten downloadable activity pages that can be used in elementary school classrooms.
US Patent and Trademark Office's Kids' Pages
Lots of fun games, a contest, and answers to the most frequently asked kids' questions about patents, trademarks and
copyrights and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
USDA for Kids
Dozens of fun links for information about everything from the food guide pyramid to backyard conservation, including The Twig Walkingstick site with answers to all kinds of science and nature questions including "Why are slugs so slimey?" and "How does the goo get inside chocolate-covered cherries?"; a rather scary looking character appropriately named "Bac" that tells you about foodborne illnesses; Stanley Stat and Piechart Pam; Meet the Beagle Brigade, Rus the Surfing Squirrel; campground information; the Smokey the Bear Web pages; and more!
US Department of Agriculture Science 4 Kids
Aimed at kids ages eight to thirteen with an interest in science. Introduces ARS projects in a collection of short stories. The homepage uses graphics to link to the various sections -- clicking on the catfish takes users to the Aquaculture section, the bee to Insects, and so on. Science Project help is available, and students who wish to learn more about certain topics or find resources for school reports can follow links to special resources.
USGS Learning Web
The Learning Web, a portion of the USGS website, is dedicated to K-12 education and life-long
learning. Explore things on, in, around and about the Earth such as land, water, plants and animals,
USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory
Web Weather for Kids!
Try your hand at forecasting, learn what makes weather wet and wild, and do cool weather related activities.
Weekly Reader Home Pages!
Educational website focusing on whales and marine research.
What's Up With Our Nation's Water?
The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) new water quality website provides many educational resources for K-12 teachers. A recently posted one is the "What's Up With Our Nation's Water?" page, looking at how water quality is measured, what toxins are found in drinking water, and defining wetlands and groundwater. Highlights include a "What can I do?" section and suggested
science projects. Colorful artwork by young people accompanies the text.
White House Kids
White House Kids offers an appealing variety of information geared toward elementary and middle-school age students. Take the walking tour of the White House led by Spotty,
the President and First Lady's English Springer Spaniel; or enjoy numerous links to historical and biographical points of interest, with quizzes and self-correcting answer keys. The site stresses reading as its central theme. Thus, each featured figure, pets and humans alike, offers one or more favorite book references.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The ocean covers more than 70 percent of Earth, yet it is the least understood ecosystem on the planet -- and it remains largely unexplored. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a world leader in the field of oceanography, have been probing the mysteries of the oceans for more than 65 years. You can explore with them!
Yucky.com , including Your Gross and Cool Body
What makes the human body work? Follow Wendell the Worm to explore the gross body functions (like earwax, sweat, zits, and dandruff!) and to find out what causes them and how to deal with them.