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  1. 4kids.org - designed for kids (and their parents) to find fun, educational, and safe spots to visit on the World Wide Web.
  2. Ask the Experts
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  4. Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids - site introduces children to how the government works. It covers the U.S. Constitution, how laws are made, the branches of government, and citizenship. The site is divided into sections aimed at age groups K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, with a separate section for parents and educators.
  5. Biology Project, The
  6. Calculators - Online Center - over 18,400 online calculators
  7. Citing Electronic Resources
  8. Cliff's Notes - Complete Series
  9. Convert It! - Convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units, and 50,000 conversions.
  10. Conversion Factors
  11. Curious Math - tricks and rules for quickly calculating certain types of math problems. There's also some entertaining trivia and other math facts that are nice to slip into casual conversation. Some of it's Useful and some of it's Curious.
  12. Educational Hotlists - from the Franklin Institute
  13. Educational Index - an annotated guide to the best education-related sites on the Web.
  14. ElementarySchools.org - "Provides data and statistics on public elementary schools and private elementary schools to pick the best school in an area or for research."
  15. Elements of Style - William Strunk's classic on proper English usage.
  16. Explore Learning
  17. FactMonster.com - Site for young students with info on everything from dragons and giants to pets and proverbs.
  18. Facts Encyclopedia - Refdesk - Over 70 Subject Categories.
  19. Facts Subject Index - Refdesk - 24 Reference Categories
  20. Franklin's Forecast - Information for students about various weather phenomenon and forecasting.There is a simple experiment that demonstrates the causes of El Nino, instructions for building a weather station, and has links to related science projects to do either at home or online.
  21. From Stargazers to Starships - This high-school level tutorial focuses on three topics: Astronomy of the Earth‚s motion in space which includes information, and some experiments and projects that teach concepts about the calendar, seasons, Kepler‚s laws, building a sundial, and more; Newtonian mechanics has some projects for understanding Newton‚s laws and discussion of mass and motion; and Spaceflight and Spacecraft demonstrates the principle of the rocket, covers Goddard and early rockets, and moves on to discussions of future spacecraft propulsion efforts such as nuclear power and space sails.
  22. FunBrain.com - "The Internet's #1 Education Site for K-8."
  23. General Chemistry Online - An introductory, searchable guide to chemistry that includes hyperlinked notes and guides for first semester chemistry, as well as articles. There is also a searchable glossary of over 900 terms, over 400 FAQs and a trivia quiz.
  24. Guide to Geography - About.com - resources include online world atlas, weekly articles about geography, annotated links to hundreds of sites, weekly quizzes, chats, and a free email newsletter.
  25. Historical Documents - The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
  26. How Stuff Works
  27. How Everything Works
  28. Internet Public Library
  29. Kidinfo - A great way to find both fun stuff and information for completing your homework assignments.
  30. KidsClick! - "web guide and search tool for kids by librarians"
  31. LearningPlanet.com - Site for kids preschool through sixth grade to play free learning games online.
  32. LibrarySpot - a virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information
  33. Mad Scientist Network - Answers on everything from Anatomy to Zoology.
  34. Math.com - Free math homework help, math tutoring, math formulas and cool math stuff. Recommendations on books, calculators and products for students, parents, and teachers.
  35. The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library
  36. Math Help: Professor Freedman - a mixture of sound, humor, color, animation and graphics with lots of help for the "math anxious" student. Its aim is to give students a self-directed and entertaining way to learn basic math and algebra.
  37. Math in Daily Life - site shows how math helps us in our daily lives. It demonstrates math concepts such as probability, compounding, growth, geometry, and relationships in situations such as gambling, savings and investing, population growth, home decorating, and cooking.
  38. Mint, The - An economics and money management primer that addresses how to earn, budget, save, and invest money in today's society. Issues covered include the stock market, credit cards, inflation, income, expenses, interest rates, the relationship between higher education and earning potential, and more. Designed for middle school and high school students, with a section for teachers and parents
  39. MyVocabulary.com - "Vocabulary University participants learn English vocabulary in context (grades 2-12) with free word puzzles and activities. Vocabulary content includes lesson plans, word lists, vocabulary word games, top SAT/ACT words, SAT/ACT vocabulary puzzles, thematic exercises and crosswords for vocabulary building."
  40. NationMaster.com - a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Using the form above, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease.
  41. Neuroscience for Kids - Explore the nervous system, using experiments, activities, and games to learn about the brain, spinal cord, neurons, and senses. The site, which includes links to other sites and current events in the field, is appropriate to students of all ages.
  42. Nye Labs Online - Bill Nye the Science Guy's Web site is as lively and funny as his television show. Select Demo of the Day for a different daily science experiment you can do at home. In Home Demos are over 40 different demonstrations, complete with explanations of how things work.
  43. Old Farmer's Almanac
  44. OneLook Dictionaries - over 640,000 words in 109 dictionaries
  45. Periodic Table - WebElements
  46. Perseus Project, The - detailed searchable library of texts, translations, art and archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome.
  47. Peterson's Guide to Colleges - information on undergraduate and graduate education in the US
  48. Physics Classroom, The - Learn basic physics concepts and review them in the Physics Tutorial. Check Your Understanding quizzes let you know you got it.
  49. Pi Pages, The - Think you know everything there is to know about pi? Try this trivia game and test your knowledge.
  50. Quia Math - more than thirty math activities which include flashcards and a Concentration-style matching game. Topics range from basic addition to algebra terminology. Don't miss the Math Journey, where students can travel around the world as they practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and rounding at four levels.
  51. QuickMath - QuickMath is an automated service for answering common math problems over the internet. Think of it as an online calculator that solves equations and does all sorts of algebra and calculus problems - instantly and automatically!
  52. RHL School, The - subject areas are reading comprehension, math problem solving and computation, English basics, and reference skills. They are most appropriate for elementary through middle school students.
  53. Reference.com - searchable directories of newsgroups and mailing lists
  54. Roberts Rules of Order - simplified version of Robert's Rules of Order, the standards for conducting meetings
  55. Roget's Internet Thesaurus
  56. SAT Question of the Day
  57. School Express - an educational mall offering resources for schools, homeschools, teachers, parents and children. Links are given to hundreds of educational web sites. The Free Worksheets are especially popular for school and home use.
  58. Science News for Kids - This site is a resource for kids ages 9 to 14 and their teachers and parents.
  59. Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - a classified list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth
  60. Statistics - How accurate is polling? Find out about statistics concepts through the case study of a fictional election.
  61. Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links - guide links to over 7000 French language sites and French educational sites. Compiled by Bob Peckham, University of Tennessee-Martin.
  62. Visible Human Project, The - The US National Library of Medicine is creating complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the male and female human body.
  63. Webster Dictionary - the on-line version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition
  64. WebMath - the goal of this website is to provide you with an instant solution to the particular math problem you're having trouble solving.
  65. Weights & Measures
  66. Who Represents You in Congress? - Project Vote Smart
  67. Why Files: Science behind the news
  68. WorldClimate: Weather rainfall and temperature data - over 85,000 records of world climate data
  69. World Rulers
  70. Z39.50 Gateway - LOC

 

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