Other cool sites with
Exploratorium has a great list of cool kids'
sites -- http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cool/kids.html
Check out some of their finds:
-- international site -- great games and info on the web; storybooks,
kids' art gallery
KidsCom -- supervised
chat with other kids
create your own home page, calendar, message boards, etc.
-- kids 6 - 11
-- kids 9-14 -- has games, chatrooms, and a great "Meet the
-- kids can design and animate characters, make their own digital
cards, invent games, and more. Free membership lets kids save, publish,
and e-mail their creations to friends.
-- http://www.agirlsworld.com/ -- web sharing and content for
girls and teens
Guide: U.S. Government Sites for Kids --
Claws, Scales, & Tales -- Librarians' Internet Index info
on critters and pets galore
Claws, Scales, & Tales, Part II -- California's Summer
Reading Program --
How does a Zamboni
(Ice machine) work?
Activities from the ZOOM
TV show on PBS -- games, science, puzzles, and fun
Check out bios and details
about your favorite characters in the
Outer Space with the Jet Propulsion Lab's Cassini-Huygens Mission
to Saturn & Titan -- build a model of the Cassini
spacecraft and find Saturn in the night sky
Armor and Arms -- Check
out video and pictures of old armor and weapons at New
York's Metropolitan Museum
My Hero Project --
Kids create web pages about their heroes and submit them to http://myhero.com/myhero/
Check out WebQuests
-- cool search-based learning projects on the web. Here's a few:
from space -- http://www.earthfromspace.si.edu/
-- care of the Smithsonian
Trail at the National Zoo -- http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AsiaTrail/
Legal Pictures for Projects! Check
out this great search engine of photos online -- even by color --
at Yoyophoto at http://yotophoto.com/
about Podcast stories? Check out http://www.summerreading.cla-net.org/srpgpodcast.html
Stamps can be cool! Check
out the Kids' Page on the world of stamps at http://www.stamps.org/kids/January/Beginner_intro.htm
Books for Kids -- http://www.monsterlibrarian.com/horrorfictionlistkd.htm
tour of Harlem from an artist's point of view -- http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/the_block/guide.html
Endangered Species Information -- http://www.fws.gov/endangered/kids/
-- Lots of cool stuff, games, info on shows
-- Great stuff for bigger kids
Express -- Interviews with experts and the cool Autopsy
section, showing how you can take things apart and what they
are made of
Nations -- for kids! -- the UN has a site with all sorts
of stuff about it as a Cyberschoolbus
Jake -- -- Check out Jake, a 7 year old runner raising money
for kids in need in other countries
Make an e-card to send to
a friend at Crayola
Did I just feel an earthquake?
Check it out at the US Geological Survey site and log on what you
felt to help them collect data.
Story -- Library of Congress has created this fascinating
interactive web site about famous Americans and history.
Kids -- check out all things space-y at this site
-- they have assembled a great group of links all about magicians
Look at a "live"
diary of the original King Tut excavation on National
Check out projects, games,
and critters at the Monterey
Bay Aquarium website
Interested in Space?
Observatory has a great list of links to all sorts of space-related
Factbook from the CIA -- how can you get cooler than that?
Cable Channels' Sites
Publications -- usually
National Geographic for Kids
Magazines for science
Toy Oriented -- Commercial oriented
Lego -- http://www.lego.com