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ERIC Web Links 2001/2002

Internet Resources for Children

By Blythe Bennett

Although there are many educational Web sites on the Internet that are great for children in elementary and middle school, finding them can often be difficult. Offering a sampling of such sites, this ERIC Web Links describes more than fifty that will be of special interest to children in grades K-8, teachers, parents and librarians during the 2001-2002 school year and beyond.*

Collections of Sites

    An impressive group of Web sites and book suggestions for artists and schools of art including Impressionism, Cubism, Photography, and Abstract Expressionism. Try one of the tours.
Current Events
    CNN Interactive
    Read the latest news. Search the archives for information about past events. Choose links to top stories, hot topics, sports, weather, and more.
Health History/Social Studies
    American Civil War Homepage
    This collection of online resources about the Civil War includes graphics, letters, information about specific battles, and more.

    American Memory from the Library of Congress
    Browse or search for events, people, places, or time periods in American history. Includes rich visual resources.

    Ancient World Web
    Collection of links to sites about ancient civilizations, including Aztec and Egyptian. Search by geographical area or subject.

    CIA World Factbook
    This site, updated every year, is one of the most authoritative sites about countries of the world.

    Encyclopedia Mythica
    Mythology and folklore collection. Contains over 4,000 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings, and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.

    POTUS (Presidents of the United States)
    The Internet Public Library’s collection of information about United States presidents. Includes election results, cabinet members, and other presidential facts.

    Find out what happened on a particular day in history.

    White House for Kids
    Biographies of U. S. presidents and first families, press releases, and hot topics.

    50 States of the United States
    Facts about all U.S. states including mottos, flags, and songs.

Literature Math
    Math Forum
    The best collection of online math-related materials. Check for math resources by subject for your special interest. Search the archives to see if your question has already been answered. Special sections for students and for teachers.
    Ask-a-Scientist Archive
    The information found in this archive is outstanding. Covers many science topics, including astronomy, biology and chemistry.

    Encyclopedia Smithsonian
    Images and information about the solar system, planets and their moons, and other celestial systems.

    How Things Work
    A physics professor’s compilation of his students' frequently asked questions. A rich resource for students explaining why and how things work.

    MAD Scientist Network
    Great “library” collections. Search the archives for previously asked questions. Try the labs!

    Visit this site when you have a question or research topic about space. Link to pages about Mars, the space shuttle, and the MIR space station. Search NASA’s hot topics.

    Neuroscience for Kids
    Resources about the brain and spinal cord. Written with kids in mind.

    Periodic Table of the Elements
    Los Alamos National Lab provides chemical information including uses, sources, and history of elements.

    Science Fair Project Guide
    A collection of sites, resources, and project ideas for science fairs from the Internet Public Library.

    Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Resources
    Animal Information Database. Presents reliable information about marine and land animals and conservation.

    Smithsonian Institution Frequently-Asked Questions
    Provides the answers to students’ questions about common research topics, including science and social science.

    United States Geological Survey
    News, fact sheets, and other resources about biology, geology, mapping and water.

    Volcano World
    The best resource for volcano information on the Web. Images, answers to questions, and factual data from real volcanologists. Written for students and teachers.

Reference Search Directories for Kids Electronic Postings of New Sites for Kids Books with Web Sites for Kids
    The Internet Resource Directory for K-12 Teachers and Librarians, by Elizabeth B. Miller. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2000.

    Net-mom’s Internet Kids and Family Yellow Pages, 6th ed., by Polly Jean Armor. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

This ERIC Web Links was prepared by Blythe Bennett, Virtual Reference Desk Coordinator, ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, Syracuse University blythe@ericit.syr.edu.

*Please note that the resources and their Internet addresses above are subject to change.

This publication is in the public domain and may be freely reproduced and disseminated.

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