Internet Resources for K-8 Students
Blythe A. Bennett
Although there are many content-rich resource sites for elementary and middle school students on the World Wide Web, finding such sites can often be difficult. This Digest describes K-8 curriculum related Web sites that will be of interest to students, teachers, parents and librarians.
Collections of Sites
Berits Best Sites for Children
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators-Home Page
Kid Info/School Subjects
KidsConnect Favorite Sites
KidsConnect Frequently Asked Questions
- Collections of questions that are frequently asked of KidsConnect and in school and public libraries around the world. Includes science fair re- sources and animal web sites.
700+ Great Sites from ALA
Science Related Sources
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.
Nine Planets: Multimedia Tour of the Solar System
Partnership for A Drug-Free America
Smithsonian Institution Frequently Asked Questions
Science Fair Project Guide
Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Resources
United States Geological Survey
- The best resource for volcano information on the Web. Images, answers to questions, and factual data from real volcanologists. Written for students and teachers.
- The best collection of math-related materials online. Check for math re- sources 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.
American Civil War Homepage
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 once a year, is one of the most authoritative sites on countries of the world.
- 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.
- The Internet Public Library's collection of information about United States presidents. Includes election results, cabinet members, and other presidential facts.
- Link to the White House for Kids. See biographies of U.S. presidents and first families, press releases, and hot topics.
50 States of the United States
- Read the latest news. Search the archives for information about past events. Choose links to top stories, hot topics, sports, weather, and more.
Children's Literature Web Guide
Learning About the Author and Illustrator Pages
- One stop shopping for information about authors and illustrators.
Reference Materials Online
- Search a database of biographies of over 20,000 notable people. Uses the Cambridge Encyclopedia Database and the Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography.
Information Please Home Page
- Ready reference combination. Includes Information Please Almanac, Co- lumbia Encyclopedia, and Random House Webster's College Dictionary.
Research and Web Citations from Nueva School
Search Directories for Kids
Yahooligans! The Web Guide for Kids
Web Sources for Information on New Sites for Kids
Classroom Connect "World Wide Web Gallery" and "Kids Corner"
Multimedia Schools "CyberBee" by Linda Joseph
Online-Offline Themes and Resources
School Library Journal "Surf For: A Thematic Guide to Internet Sites"
- by Gail Junion-Metz
Technology Connection "Cool Stuff on the Net" by Sharron McElmeel
Listservs for Information on New Sites for Kids
Books Useful for Finding More K-8 Internet Sites
Polly, J.A. (1997). Internet kids & family yellow pages. Berkeley, CA: Osborne McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0-07-882340-4
Miller, E.B., (1997). The Internet resource directory for K-12 teachers and librarians. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, Inc. ISBN: 1-56308-617-4 (ED 413 882)
This ERIC Digest was prepared by Blythe Bennett, email@example.com KidsConnect Coordinator.
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