Kids' Stuff

Energy Kids

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: July  2010
Recommended 6 times
This website from the U.S. Energy Information Administration is chock full of information about energy; from energy basics to forms of energy, and from using to conserving. Visitors can go on virtual field trips across the country with Energy Ant through engaging photo journals, and teachers can find lesson plans, guides, links, and suggested ways of using the website in the classroom.

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Genna's World

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: June  2010
Recommended 4 times
There are so many blogs, but this one I think really captures the collaborative environment the Web can be. The brainchild of ten-year old Genna, this website hosts a "collaborative story" where visitors' suggestions are used to write stories. Kid visitors can also post stories, book reviews, and comments on children's writings. All submissions are reviewed prior to posting.

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AboutKidsHealth

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: June  2009
Recommended 2 times
A teaching tool with age-appropriate animations for kids on many different health topics including nutrition, how the body works, diseases, and more. AboutKidsHealth is an initiative of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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Education.com

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: June  2009
Recommended 1 time
One section of the larger education.com site, this specific area provides free activities and craft ideas for pre-K through high school. Includes math, science, and many other topics, sorted by both topic and grade level.

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Whatta Blast!

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: June  2009
Recommended 3 times
http://www.whattablast.com/

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ASPCA, Henry's Book Club

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: December  2008
Recommended 2 times
Online book club named in honor of ASPCA founder Henry Bergh. Two books are featured each month. Henry's Book Club aims to help children (ages 5 and up) develop literary and language skills. Through the club, they meet new people, are exposed to other's ideas and perspectives, gain a deeper understanding of books and learn to analyze what they read.

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KinderSite

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: February  2008
Recommended 6 times
Offers preschool and kindergarten age children and English learners a safe and engaging environment where they can find and use appropriate content on the Internet, in the form of games, stories and songs.

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ForgeFX: Interactive 3D Simulations

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: April  2006
Recommended 2 times
A set of fun, interactive, and educational 3D simulation “games.” You’ll need the free Flash player.

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PEEP and the Big Wide World

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: April  2006
Recommended 1 time
This site, which features Flash-based games starring Peep and his friends, entices three-to-five-year-olds to explore science. While kids may be having too much fun to realize it, these games will help them learn to estimate distances, mix colors, exercise their memory, and explore basic physics. The site also includes a collection of science resources. You’ll need the free Flash player.

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Molecularium: Kid Site

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: December  2005
Recommended 4 times
What lives in the nano world? You'll find out here through interactive activities, a gallery, and more! By Rensselaer’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures. You'll need the free Flash Player.

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Scienceworld Play Online Bodywork Games

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: December  2005
Fun online games you can play to learn about a variety of topics related to how the human body works. You'll need the free Flash Player.

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The Great Plant Escape

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: November  2004
"Help Detective Leplant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life." A teacher’s guide is also available. Another great site from the University of Illinois Extension.

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The Science Toy Maker

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: May  2004
Recommended 1 time
This non-commercial site features projects that use easily-available, inexpensive materials, and don't require special skills, tools materials or facilities. Activities are thoroughly tested to work, yet also have the potential to be improved by creative inventors and tinkerers.

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Mystery of the Poison-Dart Frog

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: May  2004
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Discover the art and biology of the Costa Rican rainforest and "solve a mystery with clues from ancient treasures." From the North Carolina Museum of Art. You will need the free Flash Player.

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Count Us In

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: March  2004
The games on this Web site are geared to younger children, with fancifully-illustrated exercises to help them grasp basic number concepts. Addition, subtraction, and number recognition are conveyed through cartoons of everyday activities such as bowling, boarding a bus, and visiting the beach. (This site uses Flash.)

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ProtoZone Interactives

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: January  2004
A fun collection of web-sized drawing interactives that are are excerpts from larger software programs designed by Al Jarnow.

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In Search of the Ways of Knowing Trail

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: June  2003
Your jeep breaks down on your way to the remote village of Epulu in central Africa. You along with four youths from different local cultures are forced to walk through the Ituri Forest to get there. Together you'll have to navigate the forest by foot to arrive at Epulu. In the process you'll learn about plants, animals, and survival. You'll need the free Flash Player.

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Burarra Gathering

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: June  2003
Recommended 1 time
Go fishing and crab hunting with the Burarra people of Australia! You'll also learn how to navigate using stars and how to read animal tracks in this wonderful interactive adventure. Brought to us by Questacon, Australia's National Science and Technology Center. You'll need the free Flash Player.

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Children's Museum of Indianapolis: Games and Activities

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: February  2003
Have fun while you learn with these online games and activities! You'll learn about lots of things, from the bones inside us to how to make sculptures.

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Switcheroo Zoo

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: May  2002
Create crazy animals that could never exist at this surrealistic virtual zoo!"

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Kidsgardening

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: December  2001
Recommended 1 time
At this site you will find fun classroom and home activities for teaching science to children through gardening.

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Michigan 4-H Children's Garden Kids' Tour

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: December  2001
Take a virtual tour of a very cool garden! While you're there you can make music with dance chimes, hide in the secret garden, and learn a little American Sign Language. Teachers will find useful activities at: http://4hgarden.msu.edu/kidstour/credits.html You will need the QuickTime Player.

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Cool Science for Curious Kids

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: November  2001
Fun interactive pages for kids on such topics as "Airjunk," "Classifying Critters," and "Plant-Parts Salad."

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Thinking Fountain

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: August  2001
Learn how to grow your own mold, find out why a spider is not an insect, and make your own Shrinky Dinks from clear plastic cup lids!

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Mexico Para Niños: En Espanol Mexico for Kids: In Spanish

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: August  2001
Explore Mexico through its culture, government, history, states, and wildlife! This site is in Spanish.

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My First Garden

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: August  2001
Learn how to grow your own food! This terrific site for kids will help you plan your garden and teach you the gardening basics. A teacher's guide is also available for each section.

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Ology

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: June  2001
Fantastic, fun and educational site! Interactive games teach about astronomy, paleontology, and other "ologies." You will need the Shockwave Player to play some of the games.

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NGA Kids

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: October  2000
This terrific site features lots of fun online activities and projects. You can take a virtual tour of the sculpture garden through an online animated story. You can also learn about the use of shapes, lines, different brush strokes, color, and more through activities that involve analysis of famous paintings. This site is best viewed using the Flash Player and the QuickTime Player.

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GameGoo: Learning That Sticks

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: October  2000
At this site, kindergarten, first, and second graders will find fun, age-appropriate games that reinforce their developing reading and writing skills. (You'll the Flash Player Player to view this site).

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Enchanted Learning

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: September  2000
This fun site for kids is packed with educational tidbits. The topics covered range from dinosaurs to explorers. You will also find lots of ideas for making crafts using household items.

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Planetpals Earthzone

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: March  2000
Recommended 3 times
Suitable for young children, this site features Planetpals, "characters that help kids learn about the earth in a fun way." You'll find activities, games, crafts, and information about earth science, ecology and Earth Day. There are also recycling kits, facts, lists and teacher/parent pages.

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Kids' Space

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: February  2000
Recommended 3 times
At this excellent kids' site you can view artwork from children around the world and submit your own (as long as you're a kid). You can also read and submit stories by children, hear music composed and performed by children, or search for a pen pal.

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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis: Fun Online

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: February  2000
This site is loaded with fun activities and exhibits. You can watch videos of how Kinetosaurs (giant metal sculptures of dinosaurs that move) are made and see them in action. At the Arts Workshop you can make your own multimedia puppet show. Check out the Cosmic Quest section where you can design your own space station online and learn about our solar system.

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ArtSafari

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: September  1999
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has created this nifty art activity for kids ages 5 to 12, in which kids get to explore and write about art.

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Thunk.com

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: August  1999
A kids' site looking at the fun and mystery of cryptography, the science of secret codes, with lots of activities.

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SuperKids

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: August  1999
A good site for parents seeking non-commercial reviews of educational software and games.

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The Terriers Satellite Project

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: June  1999
This site offers some excellent material about this satellite, which was designed and built to observe earth?s ionosphere. Check out the video of the satellite being launched from theback of a jet plane!

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Haring Kids

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: February  1999
aking use of cutting-edge animation plug-ins like shockwave and flash, this site creates a colorful and compelling whirlwind of art, with beautiful images from artist Keith Haring.

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Hamsterscope

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: December  1998
This beautiful site, with illustrations by children's book artist Peggy Rathman, offers step-by-step instructions to make a visual illusion called a Phenakistoscope.

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Professor Bubbles; Official Bubble Homepage

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: March  1997
Don't be fooled by those "unofficial" bubble homepages. This is the "official" one and with a name like "Professor Bubbles" we believe him.

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The Science Club

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: January  1997
A great resource for kids, teachers and parents with answers to general science questions and suggestions for science projects.

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Little Explorers

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: December  1996
An alphabetic exploration for the youngest web surfers. Links are carefully choosen, so the content is approriate for small children.

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Animals, Myths & Legends

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: October  1996
A cool site for our youngest visitors. I found the legends area the most interesting. Ever wonder how the kangaroo got its tail?

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A Girl's World

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: August  1996
A great site just for girls. The site includes activities, "meet incredible women," and even secret diaries.

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Kid'n Around

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: August  1996
A well put together site with plenty of activities for kids (and parents). Kid'n Around includes sections on sports, science, books, and more.

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World Surfari

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: July  1996
Each month World Surfari takes you to a different country. This site has colorful images and lots of information on the country they are focusing on. There is even a message board just for kids.

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NPR Science Friday Kids Connection

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: July  1996
Information about the popular NPR radio show designed just for kids. There are activities, home experiments and more.

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Aunt Annie's Craft Page

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: June  1996
A cool place for kids. A different project posted every week. Past projects are archived.

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Children's Literature Home Page

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: January  1996
This cool site helps parents find the best children's books available. There are lots of book reviews and other helpful information.

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The Yuckiest Site on the Internet

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: January  1996
Recommended 1 time
This site calls itself "the grossest family site on the Net." With areas like Cockroach World, it's easy to agree. This site is well presented and a lot of fun.

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KidsWeb! Homepage

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: November  1995
A World Wide Web digital library for schoolkids. Learn about art, astronomy, chemistry, geography, and physics.

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KIDLINK: Global Networking for Youth 10-15

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: August  1995
A great site aimed at getting children ages 10-15 involved in a global dialog. Kids from 72 countries have participated.

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Electronic Zoo

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: July  1995
An amazing list of animal-related computer resources. Check and see if your favorite animals have been digitized!

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Rainforest Action Network Home Page

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: June  1995
Loads of information on the rainforest and what we can do to save it. Includes a section just for kids.

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