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Archived version of the site:

ERIC Web Links 2002/2003

Internet Resources for Children and Teens

By Blythe Bennett

Here teachers, parents, and students in grades 3-12 will find some of the best educational Web sites for use during the 2002/2003 school year and beyond. Each annual ERIC Web Links, published every September, describes and links to over 50 additional sites, covering not only the core curriculum of math, science, language arts, and history/social studies, but also art, health, music, and more. Last school year the Scout Report recommended ERIC Web Links 2001/2002: Internet Resources for Children, hundreds of schools and public libraries linked to it from their own Web sites, and tens of thousands of teachers, parents, and students from across the country used it.

ERIC Web Links are available at ericit.org in both an html version, with links, and a pdf version for ease in printing and photocopying. All ERIC publications are in the public domain and may be freely reproduced and disseminated.

Art | Health | History/Social Studies | Language Arts | Math | Media/Information Literacy | Music | Science


    National Museum of African Art
    Exhibits house collections of paintings, currency, masks, ceramics, everyday household objects, and furniture.

    Art Safari
    An interactive adventure for analyzing and writing about famous works of art.

    The Pizza Explorer
    Food chemistry, food processing, nutrition, and health benefits of pizza’s ingredients.

    TEAM Nutrition
    Learn to make healthy food and physical activity choices, including healthy eating at school, plus nutrition-related activities for the whole family.

    USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
    Contains data for over 6,200 foods and 82 nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, lipids, and amino acids.

    National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
    World’s largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse.

    National Institute of Mental Health: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    Provides information on mental illnesses in children, mild to severe, including learning disabilities, clinical depression, eating disorders, autism, and suicide.

    Atlas of the Body
    Everyday health information for everyone. Illustrations of the nervous, circulatory, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, skeletal, muscular, lymphatic, respiratory, and urinary systems.

History/Social Studies Language Arts
    A guide to children’s books for PreK through 12 years, with hundreds of book reviews in different reading levels and interest areas.

    Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee
    Explore word elements and learn various ways to study and practice spelling.

    Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book
    An introduction to the basic syntactic structure of Modern English and the most common errors in formal writing.

    Big Dog’s Guide to Grammar: A Bare Bones Guide to English
    An advanced grammar site for older students, a quick guide to the MLA guidelines for proper citations, and information on how to avoid plagiarism.

    The Building Blocks of Language
    Introduces the eight parts of speech, with clear definitions and examples.

    Online Writing Lab (OWL) from Perdue University
    Over one hundred “handouts” on topics related to the writing process.

    A visual sign language dictionary of keywords and short video files that demonstrate the movement of each sign.

    Conjugate regular and irregular verbs in modern and extinct languages in all tenses.

    Braille Bug
    Designed to teach sighted children about Braille.

    Maths Thesaurus
    Over 4000 definitions of mathematical concepts, with cross-references.

    Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
    Math’s everyday applications related to health, transportation, and food.

    Math in Daily Life
    Introduces students to the multiple applications of math in everyday life including cooking, finance, and population growth.

    Powers of Ten
    A visual journey of 42 powers of ten, from as large as the universe to quarks within a proton.

    Zillions--Consumer Reports for Kids
    Consumer math and consumer education including allowance, savings, and spending habits.

    Convert It!
    Common units of length, volume, and area as well as less familiar energy/work, pressure, and power units.

    Interactive mathematics encyclopedia and recreational mathematics topics.

    Aunty Math
    Challenging math problems in story form for K-3 students.

    Math Stories
    Applies math skills to hundreds of word problems and encourages critical thinking skills.

    Purple Math
    Algebra modules on over fifty topics; includes math homework guidelines.

Media/Information Literacy
    TILT Texas Information Literacy Tutorial
    A tutorial focusing on fundamental research skills and information literacy skills.

    Graphic Organizers
    Provides guidance in using different types of graphic organizers: webs, concept maps, matrices, and flow charts for various purposes.

    KidsClick Worlds of Searching
    Provides help in learning to navigate the Web in an efficient way.

    Essentials of Music
    A basic education in classical music, providing a glossary of musical terms, biographies, and audio clips.

    Lift Every Voice: Music in American Life
    Ballads, hymns, spirituals, patriotic odes, minstrels, musicals, and protest songs that reflect music in American life.

    Melbourne Symphony Encounter --From Silence to Symphony
    Provides a visual and aural stimulus to assist in exploring the various facets of a symphony orchestra.

Science About the Author
Blythe Bennett is Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) Coordinator at the Information Institute of Syracuse, Syracuse University, where she manages a network of collaborating Question-and-Answer services and a team of volunteer librarians to answer K-12+ questions. Before joining the VRD project, she coordinated the KidsConnect project, an Internet-based Q&A service for K-12 students, taught both high school Spanish and sixth grade, and served as an elementary school librarian. She recommends educational Web sites for PBS TeacherSource and Web Feet.

Published September 2002 by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology at Syracuse University

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

This publication is funded in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education under contract number ED-99-CO-0005. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government. Visit the Department of Education's Web site: http://www.ed.gov