Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum – The Adler opened on May 12, 1930, as the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, and continues today to interpret the exploration of the universe for the broadest possible audience.
Amazing Space – Learn about astronomy, space, telescopes, stars, discoveries. Includes “Tonight’s Sky” constellations, deep sky objects and planets.
Anne Frank Online – More than 1,000,000 children under the age of 16 died in the Holocaust. Anne Frank was one of them.
Aplus Math – Help students with their math skills while playing interactive games.
Bill Nye the Science Guy – Nye applies his entertaining approach to science to the Web, with a Demo of the Day, highlights from the day’s television episode, and a chance to e-mail your own query. Requires Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in.
B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper – One of the oldest and broadest directories of carefully chosen web sites for students, this father-son collaboration is a “go-to” destination for anyone with homework to do, a research or science project, or any other informational need.
Burlington County Library Kid’s Page – Activities grouped according to grade. Parent’s page containing information and sites on various topics.
CIA World Factbook – Extensive data, maps, and flags of all the countries in the world.
CitationMachine.Net – Create a Works Cited page using this resource.
Ck-12 – Get unlimited math and science practice with help for free.
Climate Kids – Climate Kids offers kids clear answers to questions on global climate change through sections on weather, air, the ocean, fresh water, carbon, energy, plants and animals and technology. Includes educational games, activities, crafts, videos and information on green careers.
CNN Interactive – News from CNN organized in a clear, crisp fashion with coverage in a wide number of areas.
Discovery Kids – Play games, solve puzzles, and learn about different topics.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present – These are women who were writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Search for biographies of distinguished women by name or by field.
Easybib.com – Create a Works Cited page using this resource.
Encyclopedia.com – A free online encyclopedia with entries, article, facts, images and more from authoritative and respected sources often used in libraries.
Engineer Girl – The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
EPA Environmental Kids Club – Whats the air quality index? How does the water cycle work? Find the answers to these questions, and many others related to pollution, global warming, and recycling, at this site from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Eyes on the Solar System – Control space and time with real NASA mission data. You can fly with NASA’s Voyager or even hop on an asteroid.
Fact Monster – Fact Monster provides entertainment and educational resources. It combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. A single search engine allows you to search all these sources at once.
Family Net – School District of Philadelphia’s FamilyNet allowing families to access their child’s progress data, report card grades, attendance, test scores and instructional resources. If you have never logged in before, click here to register with FamilyNet and receive your temporary credentials.
Free Library of Philadelphia – Search the online catalog, databases, or explore digital collections.
Fun Brain – Who ever thought learning math could be so much fun? Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games. Includes some teacher and parenting resources.
How Stuff Works – Want to learn how something works, then check here!
iCivics – ICivics allows kids to explore the fundamental concepts and responsibilities of representative democracy through games. Debate a political issue, be president for a day, or just cast your vote in an election….all from the comfort of your home computer!
Imagination Factory – This site provides art activities using recycled materials. Ideas and clear directions can be found for painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, fiber arts, and crafts from recycled media.
Internet 4 Classrooms – Help with skills from various subjects.
Journey North – Global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. Engaging stories, photos, videos and slide shows from the natural world. Viewers can read, view, track, graph, analyze, view migration maps, sigthing, and read the latest news on our ever changing natural world.
Khan Academy – Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
Kidsreads.com – This site offers a place for parents and children to explore books and their reviews.
Literacy Connections – Promoting literacy and a love of reading.
Merriam-Webster Online – Aside from the wonderful access to the dictionary, this site offers words games and a word for the day.
Multnomah County Library Homework Center – Live one-on-one free help for students in grades 4 and up. Help on various subjects.
MyGarbology – MyGarbology offers a wide range of resources for young people, parents, and educators to learn about recycling in action: what we can do everyday, and the global impact of our actions and waste. Features an interactive game, lesson plans, family activities, and more.
National Civil Rights – Take a virtual tour of the Civil Rights Movement.
National Geographic Kids – National Geographic’s site for young readers is one of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine on-line, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures.
National Park Service – This site provides information on the National Parks and their history.
Ology – American Museum of Natural History put together this wonderful website to help kids learn about all the cool creatures and natural elements that make up our world.
OwlsKids Online – At this site from the creators of magazines, you can play games, read stories, do puzzles, find jokes, or send e-cards to your friends.
PBS Kids – Games, music, coloring, and much more!
Periodic Table of Elements – A Periodic Table of Elements that contains more than 25 scientific truths about each element including density, state, atomic radius, etc.. Can be translated into 8 languages.
Dav Pilkey’s Extra Crunchy Website-O-Fun – Meet Dav PIlkey in comic book form! Explore his books, videos, games and book app! Be sure to check out “Fun Stuff” for more activites and silly facts.
Poetry for Kids – You will find lots of funny poems and poetry books for children, classic children’s poetry, games, contests,poetry lessons and activities, and journals, plus a rhyming dictionary, funny poetry podcast, videos,school visit information and lots more.
POPClock Projection – A daily update of the U.S. population by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more information go to the U.S. Census Home Page at http://www.census.gov/.
Presidents of the United States – List of internal links to each president of the United States. Includes photographs and links to other Web resources.
Purdue Online Writing Lab – Learn more about grammar and punctuation.
Quarked! Adventures in the Subatomic Universe – Quarked! provides an introduction to particle physics through videos and online games. Targeted to kids aged 7-12.
Reading is Fundamental – Children’s Literacy Organization; Information and activities for parents, students, and educators.
Ready Kids – Learn how to make an emergency supply kit, create an escape plan, and what to do in tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, or floods.
Scholastic Kids – Games, activities, books. This site is for students, parents, and teachers.
Scholastic News Online – The site includes interactive games about current events, geography, newsmakers, and more.
Schoolnet – To access progress data, report card grades, attendance, test scores and instructional resources
Science Buddies – Need help coming up with a science experiment? Visit this website to learn how to do a science experiment and to find many ideas for science experiments. All of the science experiments are rated on a scale of 1-10 according to difficulty.
Space Weather Center – The story of space weather effects. From the plasma state of matter and the Sun, to forecasting auroras and storms in Earths magnetic field.
State and Local Governments – Information about each state’s government, plus maps of states and information about local governments.
Thesaurus.com – Visit this site for help with vocabulary.
This Day in History – Select a date in history and learn what happened in that days headlines. Participants can narrow their focus to specific dates in Automotive, Civil War, Cold War, Crime, Entertainment, Literary, Old West, Vietnam War, Wall Street, and WWII history.
Tox Town – This site covers toxic chemicals and health risks in the various environmental settings of the city, the farm, a port, and those found on the US/Mexico border.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. Includes online exhibits of art and photos.
U.S. EPA’s RadTown USA – This EPA designed site provides ways to learn about sources and uses of radiation found in everyday life. Graphical RadTown neighborhoods illustrate the sources of radiation you may find in your community while RadTown A to Z lists facts about radiation.
Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War – This is the gateway into the story of the Civil War as seen by the people of two communities in the Great Valley of the United States: Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and Augusta County, Virginia. This project weaves together the histories of these two places, separated by a few hundred miles and the Mason-Dixon Line.
Washington Post – Read current events
Why Files – A project of the National Institute for Science Education, this site offers well-researched and clearly written investigations of current topics in science; a new story is posted every other week. The site also includes a small but worthy collection of scientific images.
Wikipedia – a free encyclopedia
Wordsmyth – Look up definitions online
You Are Here – Explore the virtual mall and learn about advertising and how it impacts your life. Learn about how to be a smart consumer, protect your privacy, and avoid scams and rip-offs. Parents and teachers, check out the parent and teacher pages, with activities and ideas for using this site to teach kids about advertising.
Youngzine – Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world — in a simple, engaging and interactive manner. In addition to providing interesting news, children and young people can also contribute their own information to the Youngzine community.