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Kids' Connections

Below are many educational links that may be helpful with homework and many other schools projects. If you know of any links that you would like us to add please let us know.

 

Money

Kids Bank
Learn the basics of saving, borrowing, interest, and checks.

http://www.kidsbank.com 

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Art

A Timeline of Art History
An active timeline of art from all over the world, dating from 30,000 B.C. to the present.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ 

A. Pintura - Art Detective
Learn about great painters to solve the mystery and win the game!

http://www.eduweb.com/pintura 

Inside Art
An interactive game about great works of art.

http://www.eduweb.com/insideart 

World Art Treasures
A collection of slides, history, and commentaries about art masterpieces.

http://www.bergerfoundation.ch/ 

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Art Museums and Galleries

Metropolitan Museum of Art

http://www.metmuseum.org 

The Smithsonian

http://www.si.edu 

The Virtual Smithsonian

http://2k.si.edu 

MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art

http://www.moma.org 

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

http://www.nmafa.si.edu 

Heard Museum of Native American Art

http://www.heard.org/ 

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Music

Essentials of Music
Learn about composers and eras of classical music - includes a glossary of musical terms.

http://www.essentialsofmusic.com 

How to Read Music
Learn all of the basics of reading music; notes, clefs, symbols, and counting.

http://datadragon.com/education/reading 

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Authors and Writing

Kidsreads.com
Information about kids' books, series and authors with trivia games, word scrambles and contests.

http://www.kidsreads.com 

International Kid's Space
A gallery of art, stories, and music created by kids just like you.

http://www.kids-space.org 

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Development and Anatomy

Visit the Brain Explorer
View a brain atlas and learn about how your brain works.

http://www.brainexplorer.org 

Kids Health
Find out how your body works.

http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/ 

Kids Health
Play games, get healthy recipes, and read journals written by kids with asthma, diabetes, or broken bones.

http://kidshealth.org 

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Good Nutrition

Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Center
Find out about the five color groups of fruits and veggies, download a comic book, and create your own recipes.

http://www.dole5aday.com/ 

Nutrition Explorers from the Dairy Council
Enter contests, take polls, and feed Mungo the Monster.

http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids/ 

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Physical Education

Olympics Past and Future
Read about the history of the Olympics, little-known Olympic events, and the champion athletes who have won medals.

http://www.olympic.org/uk/ 

Sports Illustrated for Kids
Play fantasy sports, send e-cards, and read about current news events about sports.

http://www.sikids.com/ 

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Fun Stuff

Crayola
Make your own greeting cards, learn about how Crayola Crayons are made, and find out which famous people share your favorite color.

http://www.crayola.com 

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References

World Book

http://www.worldbook.com 

Elements of Style
Basic rules of grammar, form, word usage, spelling, and expression.

http://www.bartleby.com/141 

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Biographies

Notable Citizens of Planet Earth
Biographical information on over 28,000 people from ancient times to the present.

http://s9.com/biography 

Famous Birthdays
Which famous people were born on your birthday?

http://www.famousbirthdays.com 

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Library

Internet Public Library
Look through tons of books and magazines on your own, or enjoy the story hour.

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/ 

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History

4000 Years of Women in Science
Biographies, photographs, and references.

http://www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS 

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport
Search for interesting historical facts by era, subject, or geographical region, all while listening to Mr. Dowling doing his nutty voices!

http://www.mrdowling.com 

American Memory
Historical collections from the National Digital Library at the Library of Congress.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ 

Civil War
A catalog of resources and information about the American Civil War Era.

http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war 

Links to the Past
The virtual museum of the National Park Service.

http://www.cr.nps.gov 

This Day in History
The History Channel's compilation of what happened in history on this day, your birthday, or any other day of the year.

http://www.historychannel.com/today 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Personal stories, maps, and online exhibits about the Holocaust and related current events.

http://www.ushmm.org 

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Government and Politics

White House
The official website of the White House and the President.

http://www.whitehouse.gov 

White House for Kids
A special kid-friendly version of the official White House website with games, quizzes, and information about the President's pets.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids 

The Constitution of the United States
A complete database of information about the Constitution and the Amendments from the National Archives.

http://www.archives.gov/national_archives_experience/constitution.html 

The U.S. Supreme Court
The official website of the Judicial Branch of our government.

http://www.supremecourtus.gov 

Learn about the House of Representatives
Find out what's being debated on the House floor, get information about bills or laws, or send mail to your representative

http://www.house.gov/ 

Learn About the Senate
Learn about different Senate committees, view historic art in the archives, or contact one of the Senators from your state.

http://www.senate.gov 

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Mathematics

Ask Dr. Math
Everything you will ever need to know about formulas, measurements, and numbers for math students from kindergarten to college and beyond.

http://mathforum.org/dr.math 

Math in Daily Life
Why do I need to know this stuff?

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath 

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Science

Field Museum of Natural History

http://www.fieldmuseum.org 

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

http://www.msichicago.org 

The Center for Science and Industry

http://www.cosi.org/ 

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Animal Kingdom

Sea World and Busch Garden's Animal Resources
Learn about the ecosystem, download coloring pages and hear a whole library of the sounds different animals make.

http://seaworld.org 

Yahoo Kids
Learn about everything from animals to science.

http://kids.yahoo.com/learn/ 

The Fishy FAQ
A bouillabaisse of fascinating facts about fish!

http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/faq/ 

Fish Information Service
A ton of fish information from the Fish Information Service.

http://fins.actwin.com 

Butterflies
The essential butterfly guide.

http://www.butterflies.com/

Penguins, Seals, Sharks, and Whales
Learn how all of these very different animals survive together in the sea.

http://www.whaletimes.org 

Fossil Halls
On line tours of the exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History in New York .

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/Fossil_Halls 

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Astronomy and Space

Astronomy for Kids
View sky maps, send postcards, and learn all the basics of astronomy.

http://www.kidsastronomy.com 

Basics of Space Flight Learners' Workbook
Learn about how to navigate through the solar system.

http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics 

Science Master
Tons of information about our own planet and how it relates to the rest of the universe.

http://www.sciencemaster.com 

Overview of the Solar System
Great photos and profiles of each plant.

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets 

NASA Space History
A tour through the history of space exploration.

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/ 

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Environment

Children of the Earth United
Learn amazing things about plants and animals from a Native American perspective, and get a chance to show off your knowledge, too!

http://www.childrenoftheearth.org 

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