Student Websites

Elementary Student Web Sites for the Classroom:

  • Amazon Interactive. Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest, the people who call it home, and much more. 
    American Memory. From the Library of Congress, this website provides collections of documents and historical materials that portray the people and events that have made our nation what it is today.
  • Ask for Kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to search online. Designed to be a fun destination site focused on learning and "edu-tainment," this website uses natural-language technology that allows kids to ask questions and perform web searches in the same way they would ask a parent, friend or teacher.
  • Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, is a network of more than 4,200 librarians, children's literature experts, publishers, educators and school faculty members combined for the purpose of creating a better future for children through libraries.
  • At the Tomb of Tutankhamen. The National Geographic’s Web site is a “you-are-there” look at the unearthing of the boy pharaoh’s tomb.
  • Audrey Wood’s Website. Author/illustrator Audrey Wood and her husband Don have created an interactive look into the many books they’ve created. A great site for the Woods’ many fans.
  • Black History. This Black History website explores African-American issues through a full range of activities on the web.
  • The BoomerWolf. Join the BoomerWolf Detective Agency and help solve a case. Designed for children, this site offers amusing characters, adventures and sound science.
  • Brian Jacques Website. Created for fans and friends of the Redwall books by David Lindsay, age 13. The stories are written for young people aged 9-15, but many "not-so-young" people also enjoy them.
  • Sesame Workshop. Sesame Street in cyberspace, home of the Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and other characters of the popular children's television program.
  • Coretta Scott King Book Award. List of award-winning books presented by the Coretta Scott King Committee of the American Library Association's Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table to the best African-American writer and illustrator of books for young people.
  • Great Websites for Kids!. The largest collection of children’s sites in cyberspace, this site includes links to online resources for fun and learning reviewed and organized by children’s librarians. Compiled by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
  • The Exploratorium. Discover the science behind the stuff you do every day with more than 18,000 award winning web pages exploring hundreds of different topics like exploring the science of hockey, tracking severe storms, and dissecting a cow’s eye.
  • FEMA for Kids. This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website teaches children, parents and teachers how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum. A wealth of fun, educational, and exciting information from the famed Philadelphia museum. Visit the online exhibits or check out the “today's braindrop” feature.
  • Fun Brain. Great fun! These learning games are divided into age categories and are the Internet’s more advanced cousin to old-fashioned flash cards.
  • Net-mom's Internet Safe House. Jean Armour Polly, a professional librarian, is Net-mom® and the author of six editions of Net-mom's Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages, a family-friendly directory to 3,500 of the best children's resources the Internet has to offer.
  • Kris Carroll’s Horse Country. The ultimate site for equestrians and other horse lovers. Topics include the horse in history, the horse in art, breeding, racing, and horse shows.
  • Smithsonian Education. The Smithsonian Institution’s site for students offers an interactive look at the museum’s treasures and educational program. It’s bright, colorful, and lots of fun.
  • KidsClick! This internet search engine of 600+ subjects for kids was created by the Ramapo Catskill Library System of Middletown, NY.  Try looking at the site through "Librarian's Eyes"
  • KidsHealth. Accurate, up-to-date information about growth, food and fitness, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments presented by the professionals of Nemours Childrens Hospitals. Find health games, How The Body Works animations, the Kids Vote health poll, and tons of surprises.
  • Kinetic City is an amazing collection of science experiments, games and projects for everyone to enjoy both online and away from the computer.
  • Magic School Bus. Take a tour!  Explore on your own! Find out what Ms. Frizzle and her class are up to now.
  • PBS Kids Online. The leading provider of digital learning content for pre-K-12 educators, offers a broad array of other educational services that continue to be parents’ and teachers’ most trusted learning environments for children.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Find out how to get photos from space, see a launch, and more. Teachers can get a lesson plan.
  • National Museum of the American Indian The Smithsonian presents this beautiful site about the heritage of the American Indian with notes on current exhibitions, research links, publications, and more.
  • National Wildlife Federation. The Kids and Families website features articles from Ranger Rick, the environmental magazine for children; a homework help section; and briefings on such issues as the wetlands, endangered animals, water quality, and more.
  • New Moon. An advertising-free e-magazine for girls ages 8-14.   Find resources available including workshops as well as free curriculum for teachers.
  • Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN). Colorful gateway to a wealth of educational and fun online resources for “webtots,” "webkids," and “webteens.”
  • The Oregon Trail. The story of the trail and those who traveled it. A compendium on the great western journey includes Fantastic Facts.   Related to the PBS program on the Oregon Trail.
  • Reading Rainbow. Based on the award-winning PBS children’s television program, interact Reading Rainbow episodes and understand the themes behind them. You'll also find discussion ideas, a curriculum index, study guides and activities for children in the classroom and at home.
  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide. The KidSpace pages from the Internet Public Library links kids to all sorts of exceptional resources for their Science Fair projects.
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids. A busy, colorful site with articles about sports figures from Jackie Robinson to Jackie Joyner-Kersee, league standings, games, and more.
  • UNICEF Voices of Youth. Sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund, this site is a gathering place for children and educators to learn more about young people all over the world.
  • Virtual Frog Dissection Kit. A site made possible from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where no amphibians were sacrificed for this website.
  • Whelmers. A science site with activities that aim to catch the mind and eye of even the most indifferent students.
  • The Why Files explores science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and presents topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • World Flag Database. Sponsored by the United States Flag Store, find large, clear, printable flag graphics and basic country information can be found here.
  • Yuckiest Site on the Internet. A Discovery Kids website where young people who love yucky things will enjoy a visit to this site to learn about worms, roaches, and the gross and cool things in their bodies.
  • Zoom Dinosaurs. An “interactive online hypertextbook” about dinosaurs, this commercial site is good for younger children, their parents, and teachers.
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