April 29, 2011

Weekend Website #54: 20 Great Research Websites for Kids

Here are quick, safe spots to send your students for research:

  1. All-around research site libraryspot.comLibrary Spot
  2. Dictionary www.dictionary.com
  3. Edutainment site—requires subscription www.brainpop.com/
  4. General info research www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.html
  5. Internet research sites for kids http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html
  6. Kids search engine for the internet kids.yahoo.com
  7. Math, reading, arcade edutainment www.funbrain.com
  8. National Geographic for kids kids.nationalgeographic.com/National Geographic for Kids
  9. Nova video programs www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs.html
  10. Research for kids www.factmonster.com/
  11. Research—by grade level www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=LabelMaps
  12. Research—chapters on subjects http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/
  13. Videos on so many topics www.woopid.com/
  14. Research—for kids libraryspot.com/
  15. Research—history www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.htmlWorld Almanac for Kids
  16. School Tube—learning videos from YouTube. Organized by topics http://sqooltube.com/
  17. Science headlines—audio science.nasa.gov/headlines
  18. Search the internet www.google.com
  19. Thesaurus—a great one www.thesaurus.com
  20. World Book Online (subscription required)www.worldbookonline.com/kids

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and author of two technology training books for middle school. She wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.