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Art & Music
Ancient Civilizations
Animals
   Butterflies
   Endangered Animals
   Frogs
   Insects
Archaeology
Architecture
Astronomy
Child Labor
China
Civil Rights
Colonial Living

 

Dinosaurs
Environment
Flight

Fun Stuff
Geology
Great Lakes
Health & Nutrition
History
Internet Contests
Inventions
Just for Girls
Literature & Language
   Award-winning Books & Authors
   Poetry

Math
Native Americans
News

Quilting
Politics & Government
Science
    Cells
Sites for Preschoolers
Sports
Underground Railroad
Weather
Westward Expansion of the U.S.
World War I

Art
Hands on Crafts Animated pottery, weaving, quilting, and basketry demonstrations and games. 

National Gallery of Art Kids Page  This site presents mini-tutorials on art history and appreciation using multimedia renditions of certain works. It is also lots of fun.

The New York Philharmonic Kidszone  This is a useful interactive site. "Users can hear instruments, watch interviews with musicians and follow the orchestra around the world" as well as learn about composers, create their own music, and read about the symphony's conductors. 

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Ancient Civilizations
Greek Mythology
Guardian's Egypt
Rabbit in the Moon: Mayan Glyphs and Architecture
The Maya Astronomy Page
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Encyclopedia Mythica

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Animals
All About Animals

Animal Planet  Encyclopedic references on cats and dogs, animal and pet news and features, animal cams, and more.  Click on Yelpline for expert advice on dealing with animal behavior problems.
Bugbios   The first section, entophiles, allows users to view a collection (currently only 98) of high-quality insect photos accompanied by name information and a one-paragraph description.
Dino Russ's Lair
Dinosauria
Dinosaur Guide
Endangered Species
Fossil Horse Cybermuseum  Study the evolution of the horse at this virtual exhibit.
Indianapolis Zoo
Kratt's Creatures
National Wildlife Federation Kids' Page
Net Vet's Care for Pets
Net Vet's Electronic Zoo
Orkin Insect Zoo
The Penguin Page  This site contains detailed information on all types of penguins. See the different species, with background data, photographs, video clips and sound bites.
Sea World: Busch Gardens Animal Information Database
Sharks
Toledo Zoo
UC Museum of Paleontology
Walking with Dinosaurs
WhaleNet
ZooNet
Zoonet for Kids

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Butterflies
    Butterflies At the Field Museum
    Butterflies of North America
    The Butterfly Website
    Butterfly Zone
    Monarchs and Migration
    Monarch Watch
    A Student's Guide to Butterflies.
    

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Endangered Animals
    American Museum of Natural History: Endangered Animals
    Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation
    The Endangered Animals of the World Project
    EndangeredSpecie.com
    Sea Turtle Survival League
    Watchlist

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Frogs
    Exploratorium: Frogs
    The Somewhat Amusing World of Frogs
    A Thousand Friends of Frogs
    Welcome To Frog Land

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Insects
    The Bug Club
    Honey Bee Facts
    Entomology Youth Facts

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Archaeology
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Mysteries of Catalhoyuk
NOVA Online-Ice Mummies

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Architecture
Virtual Palenque: A Virtual Tour of Ancient Maya Ruins
Castles for Kids
Ghosts in the Castle
Washington National Cathedral
The White House for Kids

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Astronomy
Cambridge Astronomy
Constellation Page
Earth & Moon Viewer
Liftoff to Space Exploration
NASA is My Playground
National Air and Space Museum
Spacekids.com
Space Place
Space Weather Today
Starchild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
Welcome to the Planets
Windows to the Universe
Windows to the Universe

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Child Labor
Child Labor in America
Child Labor in Britain, 1700-1900
Free the Children
Story of my Cotton Dress

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China
China Today  You can learn about Chinese women in society, education, the army and entertainment, like the Beijing Opera.  The picture showing the Beijing Opera is a good example of the colorful graphics that load quickly.

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Civil Rights
Baseball, the Color Line, and Jackie Robinson
CHICANO!
National Civil Rights Museum
Seattle Times: Photo Tour of the Civil Rights Movement

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Colonial Living
Archiving Early America  What happen long ago in Early America on today's date?  This site not only gives you this information but it also has many other good facts about Early American life. You can explore maps, everyday living in the early Americas, important documents, and an abundance of information you probably did not know.
Life On A Colonial Farm  This site has not only good information but also many pictures to help you understand what life was like in colonial times. You get an insider’s view of specific families. You can learn how they celebrated major holidays at the time and how they handled everyday living. This site gives a substantial amount of information about colonial children including the games that they played, their entertainment and jobs. You can get a feeling of the difference of living in cities such as Philadelphia compared to the country. It also gives you an idea of how it was to live back in the late 1700s and how the Revolutionary war might have effected you.
Virtual Jamestown  When you visit this site you will be working with one page only; as you click on objects in the drawing you will receive short, well-written pieces of information about life on a colonial farm. The picture helps you to
understand how complex their lives were even though we often think it was a simple life.

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Dinosaurs

Fighting Dinosaurs  From the American Museum of Natural History, this site exhibits recent discoveries from Mongolia, including one of the most famous finds ever: a Velociraptor that was apparently buried alive by a sand flow while attacking a Protoceratops.

Sue at the Field Museum Sue is the most complete and best preserved T. Rex skeleton ever found. Discovered in South Dakota in 1990, Sue was purchased by the Chicago Field Museum in 1997. At the site, visitors can learn about Sue and her history, how the skeleton was prepared for display, some quick facts, a FAQ, and an image gallery.

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Environment
Backyard Habitats
Earth's Birthday Project  Offers activities and materials for hands-on science and conservation projects.
Eddy the Eco Dog   Play cool guessing, puzzle and interactive games. Go on a scavenger hunt to discover clues to crack the secret password and other fun stuff.
Environmental Education Link
EPA Environmental Education Center
EPA Explorer's Club  Get ready to explore your environment and learn about the neat things you can do to protect it.  There are games, pictures, and stories and other fun things.
EPA Wetlands
Fresh Water
Give Water a Hand
The Globe Program
Imagination Factory  Learn responsible trash management with fun projects.
Kid's Domain: Earth Day  Includes information on the history of Earth Day,  'Adopt' a Rainforest Animal, online games,    earth songs, Earth Day activities, coloring pages, word searches, crafts and recipes, and other Earth Day sites and ideas .
Planet Pals Clubhouse  Offers coloring pages, games, craft ideas, reusing and recycling tips, Earth Day information, and a weather quiz.
Recycle City   Just click on any section of Recycle City that you want to explore, or click on the Dumptown Game. Create your own Recycle City scavenger hunt or go to the Activities area and see other ways you can put Recycle City to use.  When you leave this place you'll leave knowing much more about what you can do to help protect the environment.
Water Science For Schools
Watershed: Game
You Can Help the Earth

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Flight
Air Force Museum
First Flight
The National Air and Space Museum
PBS Online  (Running a search for "flight" brings up over 1300 educational pages)
Starchild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
Women In Aviation Resource Center The site provides: "Educational, historical, and networking resources to empower women involved in all aspects of aviation." Also includes links to information about weather, air museums, publications, employment, and NASA; live transmissions from the Air Traffic Controls of New York's JFK Airport and Chicago's O'Hare Airport; and Hubble Space Telescope's aviation and cyberspace images.

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Fun Stuff
ALA Cool Sites for Kids
ALFY, The Kids' Portal Playground
American Girl
American Experience- Wayback History
Bonus.com - The Supersite for Kids
Children's Television Workshop Family Workshop
Cyberkids
The Discovery Channel
Exploratorium
Freezone
Kathy Schrock's Guide - Kids' Stuff
Kid City
Kids @ National Geographic
Kids' Clubhouse
Kids' Domain
Kids Web - The Digital Library for K-12 Students
LycosZone

Virtual Field Trips
Zeeks
Zoom School  A searchable classroom with information in geography, biology, language arts, and early childhood activities.

ZOOM: PBS Kids  Already home to hundreds of ZOOM activities such as science experiments, recipes, trivia, games, and viewer submissions (Z-mail), the site has added new features, including ZOOM Into Action, an updated cast area, ZOOM music, a virtual tour of the television control room, and instructions to over 85 new activities from the show.

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Geology
Rocks and Minerals from the Franklin Institute
Rocks and Minerals from the Kentucky Geological Survey
Rocks and Minerals
Rock Hound
Ruby Falls
Savage Earth
Virtual Cave
Welcome to Cape Cod Rocks

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Great Lakes
Great Lakes Information Network
Great Lakes Lighthouses
Great Lakes Radio Consortium
The Quality of our Nation's Water

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Health and Nutrition
American Dietetic Association
Family Food Zone
Food and Drug Administration Kids' Page  Yorick is the  FDA's "favorite skeleton" which allows users to see the various medical devices and implants that can replace real body parts.  Included are such items as a glass eye, a silicon cochlear implant, a hip and a knee, among others. In addition, there is a kids quiz on food safety, a medicine cabinet word find, a tobacco quiz, information about vaccines, and a food safety coloring book, among other features.
HealthFinder for Kids  This site has lots of games, contests and information about being safe and healthy.
Infection Detection Protection  "Microbes are the oldest form of life on Earth ... Right now, billions of microbes are swimming in your belly and crawling on your skin. Don't worry, over 95% of microbes are harmless."
International Diabetes Web Site

KidChef "Where kids rule the kitchen." This site is designed to "to promote food appreciation and culinary education

among young people and anyone new to cooking."  
Kids Health
Kids Health: Staying Healthy
Obesity and Weight Control
Yahoo Nutrition

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History
 America's Story from America's Library  This site "wants you to have fun with history while learning at the same time."  Includes letters, diaries, records and tapes, films, sheet music, maps, prints, photographs and digital materials.
Black History: Exploring African-American History on the Web
Conner Prairie
Eyewitness
History Channel
History in your Pocket Change
The History Place
HyperHistory Online
Pirates of the High Seas  Find facts about piracy from ancient times to the present. 

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Internet Contests
ThinkQuestThe award-winning ThinkQuest web site gives students of all ages a chance to show off their HTML and web design skills. ThinkQuest is an international contest where student teams comprised of 2 or 3 individuals from all over the world collaborate via the Internet to create educational web sites.  An enormous library of more than 2500 student- authored previous entries is searchable and will give you an idea of the quality of student work at this site.
ATT Virtual Classroom   The contest involves students from three separate schools from around the world in one
virtual classroom collaborating to create one website on a topic of their choice. Colorful graphics and eye-catching designs grace this website, and give a clean, neat appearance.
Kids Mysteries - The Case for Kids  This website is a mysteriously small site of mysteries for elementary kids.
This site contains magic tricks, mysteries to solve, mystery stories to rate, a writing contest, and TV listings for your favorite mystery TV shows.  For the Kids Mystery Writing Contest you need to be 12 years of age or younger.
CyberFair  The CyberFair is about communities and schools using the Internet to share resources and form partnerships. The international competition is to create a web site about some aspect of your community. There is a reasonable amount of information on every page - it is organized and very easy to find your way around.
Youth Voice  This page is part of the state of Indiana's Youth Voice web site. It contains a good deal of information about educational contests online.  The web page is divided into each major subject in school such as: Science,  English/ Language Arts, History/Geography, Math, and other interesting contests designed for children of ages 7-18. Each subject area has several links to contests that all work, and each in turn are very interesting and informative.
Surfing the Net with Kids: Calendar, Factoid & Contests  The Surfing the Net With Kids site's "Surfnet Calendar" is very helpful when looking for happenings that concern kids.  It gives a listing of many current kid-related contests such as poetry and/or Internet contests. Also, if you are looking for a good calendar of both holidays and events that would interest younger children, this is the site for you.
Tessellation Contests   This is a contest to find the best tessellation. The symmetry art works of M.C. Escher are to serve as the model for all entries. Acceptable materials for the entries: watercolor; color pencils; pen & ink; marker; computer-generated.

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Inventions
Exploring Leonardo
Il Museo Leonardiano di Vinci
Inventor World
Inventure Place, The National Inventors Hall of Fame
Official RUBE GOLDBERG Web Site
Thomas Edison and his Menlo Park Laboratory

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Just for Girls
American Girl Online
FeMiNa
Girl Power! for Girls
A Girl's World Online Clubhouse
PlanetGirl.com

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Literature & Language
Beverly Cleary
Book Adventure  Book Adventure is a FREE, reading incentive program dedicated to encouraging kids in grades K-8 to read.

Books for Kids
Children's Literature Web Guide
Brett, Jan
Eric Carle
Harry Potter This is a fun site for fans of the popular Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. It has information on the books and sample chapters, interviews with the author, a discussion forum for comments, pronunciation guide (try Voldemort"!), a chance to play "Wizard Trivia" (Macromedia Flash plug-in is needed), a screen saver, and a chance to send an "owl post" e-mail to a friend.
Peter Rabbit Homepage
Dr. Seuss's Seussville
The Story Place: The Children's Digital Library
Wacky Web Tales
A Word A Day

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Award-winning Books & Authors
    Authors and Illustrators on the web
    Bookworm at www.kidsreads.com
    Caldecott Medal Home Page
    Children's Literature Web Guide
    ISLMC Children's Literature and Language Arts Resources
    Newbery Medal Home Page
    The Reading Corner
    World of Reading Site

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Poetry
    A Pocketful of Rhymes  Easy to understand, these fun-filled poems are for all ages.
    Cartoon Corner  If you want to learn the secrets of how to draw cartoons and read the poems that go with them, you will want to visit this site.  Click on Art Studio to learn what it's like to be a cartoonist, and how to create your own cartoon.
    Games Kids Play - Jump Rope Rhymes  This poetry site has playground rhymes that you can move to and they are really fun!
    Shakespeare Magnet Poetry  To be or not to be, that is the question; and if you want to be William Shakespeare, this is the site to visit.  You get to fix up his poems.  They put them in a jiggled up form, and then you can put them together.  There is also a spot where you can see what was happening 400 years ago when William Shakespeare was alive.
    Sunnie BunnieZZ
 

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Mathematics
Math Baseball
Math Goodies
Mathematics Center  "Math-related resources that include Data Place, Brain Teasers, textbook support, math links, and projects."
Stanley Park Chase  Help Dexter find his buried treasure!

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Native Americans
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
A History of the Northwest Coast
National Museum of the American Indian
Native Web
Other Native Sites Listed by Cultural Group
South Dakota: A Guide to the Great Sioux Nation

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News
Children's Express
Midlink Magazine

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Politics & Government
Abraham Lincoln for Kids
Abraham Lincoln Online
Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids
George Washington
Historic Mount Vernon
Kids Voting USA
President's Day Website
Stately Knowledge  "Just the fact" information about the 50 states, including flags, symbols, motto, history, and governor.

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Quilting
Beginner's Corner  Do you need some tips on getting started with quilting?  Have you heard of the word "applique?"  Do you know what Prairie Points are?  The Beginner's Corner is a site where you can find out quilting terms, tools, ideas,
patterns and examples to help explain everything about quilting.
A Quilter By Design  This site was created by a quilter. She shows you many of her quilts in the
Gallery and she tells stories about some of the quilts.
Quilts, Counterpanes, and Throws  If you want to know more about the quilt history, this is the site for you.  Many different quilts from the 18th and 19th centuries are shown at this site. These quilts are from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History collection.
Quilting With Children  This site has a lot of information about quilting for both teachers and students.
The Quiltmaker's Gift  The Quiltmaker's Gift is a book written by Jeff Brumbeau. It is the story of a quiltmaker and a king.  The illustrations are full of quilt designs and quilt blocks.  This site is a very colorful and fun site about the book, the illustrator, and quilting.

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Science
Chem-4-Kids  Developed to make chemistry interesting. Four sections are used to convey basic information for each element: How to Say it, What's Inside?, Where to Find it?, and What Does it Bond With?.
Energy Quest
Franklin Institute Science Museum
Museum of Science and Industry
Learning about Photosynthesis An annotated collection of links about the photosynthesis process.
Science Learning Network
Virtual Science Center  Includes the Virtual Science Center, featuring multiple and changing exhibits at Chabot; curriculum support materials for K-12 science teachers; a virtual planetarium offering quick information and links to data tables for various celestial topics; a collection of links to authoritative space science and technology Web sites around the world; and an online glossary for space science learners.
Volcano World

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Cells
    Biology 4 Kids - Cells  Provides basic information about cell parts and functions.  This site includes great graphics and diagrams that illustrate hard-to-understand concepts. The information is written in a fun, concise, easy-to-read style.
    I Can do That - Cells  This site covers bacteria, plant and animal cells as well as many other science topics.
    Cells Alive!  This site contains animated GIFs showing a variety of cell processes from T cell action, to the effects of penicillin on bacteria, to cell suicide and antibody production.
    The Cell  The site is broken down into small areas of information, starting with basic lessons on DNA and ribosomes and then getting progressively more complex.
    Cells Are Us  How did you grow from one cell?  This site explains how we developed from one cell and how our bodies are made of billions of cells.  The authors use fun cartoon animations to explain topics such as fertilization and cell division.
    Virtual Cell  This is better than looking through a microscope! The Virtual Cell is an exciting and versatile way to view a plant cell. You can cut it, turn it, and zoom in without having to focus a microscope!  3D diagrams as well as real electron microscope photos provide excellent pictures.

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Sites for Preschoolers
CaillouThe Caillou Website invites visitors to play a bedtime counting game, print out a picture storybook, dress Caillou, sing along, and play a magic keyboard.
Children's Television Workshop
Clifford the Big Red Dog  At Clifford's site, visitors can play a matching game, read a story, print a cut-out dog house, and print out pages to color. The site also offers some Clifford video clips.
Enchanted Learning
KidSource Online - Preschoolers
KidSource Online - Toddlers
World Village's Idea Box

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Sports
National Baseball Hall of Fame
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Sport Science @ the Exploratorium

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Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
EyeWitness - Frederick Douglass Escapes From Slavery - 1838
The Underground Railroad - by National Geographic

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Weather
Hurricane Storm Science
National Severe Storms Lab (NSSL) Home Page
What Forces Affect Our Weather

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Westward Expansion of the United States
America's West: Development and History
Discovery of Gold by General John A. Sutter
End of the Oregon Trail
New Perspectives on the West
PBS Online: Lewis & Clark
The Gold Rush
Women of the West Museum

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World War I
World War I Trenches on the Web  This site offers a comprehensive look at the Great War. You will find information written in a pleasant tone about the causes, battles, leaders, armory, casualties, and much more. This site is visually interesting containing many links that have photos, artwork, documents, maps, and posters from World War I. They even have a page of VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language), that if installed you can view World War I weaponry, airplanes, Zeppelins, and battle cruisers.
Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War  . From this homepage you can link to archives, major wars, and games you can download for free.  There is a wide variety of links that take you to many wars and military history links and they are all active.
The World War I Document Archives  The site has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List and has been recommended by the History Channel. If you would like to find experiences of what happened to people during this war, read this site. You can link to treaties, official papers, biographies, and much more. A neat
image archive is available that shows photos of before and after towns and buildings were destroyed.  Memoirs are arranged by year.
The Aerodrome: Aces and Aircraft of World War I  This web site has plenty of information about aces (pilots who are credited with 5 or more victories), aircraft, medals, and much more.  These facts cover such topics as nationality, rank, training, and statistics.

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