Internet Resources for Science and Mathematics Education, collected by Tom O'Haver.
[New and Notable]
[Integrated Science and Mathematics]
[Physics and Astronomy]
[Biology, Biochemistry, and Natural History]
[Earth Science and Paleontology]
[Computers and Technology]
[Pages by and for K-12 schools]
[History of Science]
[Subject Catalogs and indices]
[Family and personal interest]
[State of Maryland and the Local Area]
Pages by and for Kids
Last updated and all links checked February 27, 2001.
- Harry Potter
Contests; About the books; Meet J. K. Rowling; discussion chamber; Owl Post; Wizard Trivia; Harry Potter screen saver.
- Ask Jeeves for Kids
Kid-oriented search engine: fast and easy.
- Web Weather for Kids
Make a thunderstorm; Make lightning; Measuring distance; Make a tornado; How do
thunderstorms build?; How does lightning suddenly zap down out of a cloud?; How can you tell
how far away a thunderstorm is?; How is a tornado formed?
- For Kids Only: Earth Science Enterprise
Air Spray; Graphing Atmospheric Ozone; Atmospheric Pressure; Continental Drift and Plate Techtonics; Color Me!; Tropical Twisters; SeaWiFS; Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission; El Nino; How People Affect the Earth; Earth Science Careers; Drag 'n Drop Puzzles; Air; Water; Land; Natural Hazards; What on Earth?; Pangaea Map Game; Techtonics Quiz Game.
Matter, elements, atoms, math, reactions, and chemistry quizes.
Chemistry of Biology, how Biology is studied, cell structures and ecology.
- Lycos RhymeZone
Searchable rhyming Dictionary; works of Shakespeare; American History documents; Mother Goose; Famous Quotations; Holy Books. Also Boxcar Blockade game, Vocabulary quizzes, Valentine Slam.
- The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard
How to write an essay. Writing prompts to help you develop skill. Structure of the Essay; Getting Started; How to Write the Essay; Editing, Revising, and Evaluating; Expository, Narrative, and Persuasive Essay and Prompts; General Writing Prompts for Your Use; Tips and Techniques for Effective Essays.
Math Flashcards for Kids (K-8), Math Square Math Game (4-12), Math Tables Drill (4-12),
Time Experience Drill (2-6), Money Experience Drill (2-6), US Presidents (10-12),
US Geography (5-9), AlphaBits (Pre-K), Vocabulary I (6-10), chemistry drill.
- Primary Games
Educational games for elementary students. Language arts, science, math.
social studies. Print out Activity Pages, Coloring Pages, Stationery, Bookmarks, Award Certificates.
- Learning Planet
Web site with K-6 math practice activities, by grade level. 123 Order; ABC Order; Alphabet Action; Count Your Chickens;MrE's Memory Game; Number Train; Rats!; Crossword Puzzles; SpaceyMath; Word Search; Fraction Frenzy; Geography Quiz; Lunar Adventure; Math Mayhem
- Barney and Friends
Various kid's activities from the (in)famous purple dinosaur that little kids love.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Home Page
From the beloved master of children's shows. Online activities include: Traffic Light; Build a Neighborhood; Picture Picture; A Neighborhood Story; How Do You Feel?; Peek a Boo.
- Family Games
Non-violent games: freeware, shareware, online quizes, etc. African Geography Tutor, All Aboard For Santa, Alphen, European Geography Tutor, Hierophant, I Live at Santa's House (ages 3-7), Jumble, NoteCard, Pic-Tac-Toe, Santa's Secret Valley, Sean's Magic Slate (ages 3-7), Spell-Mell, Twisted Tails (ages 6-10), Uncle Julius and the Anywhere Machine, United States Geography Tutor, Valvo, Venables, Whirlwords.
- Trivia games
Trivia games on geography, sports, computers, science, history, TV and movies, music.
- The Last Word: science questions and answers
Why is the sky blue? Why don't penguins' feet freeze? A collection of 600 everyday science questions and answers drawn from the pages of New Scientist.
Educational games and quizes:Math Baseball, Stay Afloat, Tic Tac Toe Squares,
Grammar Gorillas, Fun Match, Dare to be Square, MathCar Racing, Where Is That?,
Connect the Dots, One False Move, Take Your Teacher's Quiz, Take A Practice Quiz.
- Make your own Lasershow
You can create your own "lasershow" by changing the number of horizontal cycles, the number of vertical cycles, the number of hue cycles, and the number of line segments for each frame of the plot.
- The clock in Serravalle
A really curious tale of one of the first belltowers with a clock,
erected in Italy between 1200 and 1300 and "rediscovered" in 1993. Children's version.
- The Oz Encyclopedia
A tour of the fantasy land of Oz and its inhabitants, as created by L. Frank Baum, and the illustrators and writers and movie makers who have contributed to it through the years.
Puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists. Build your own maze or print our specialty hand-drawn mazes created around holidays and classroom topics.
- Cory's PaintBox
Small but gentle learning site for children.
It is an original cartoon strip especially intended to entertain and
support those with self esteem,
social skills and special needs issues.
- The Adventures of Quitsie Dog
A series of simple illustrated children's stories. Students could write their own
stories like this for
creative writing and art.
- Things for Me to Do
Games, stories, puzzles and other kid's activities.
- For Kids Only: drug and alcohol prevention
Freebies · Be Smart, Don't Start · How Can I Say No? · Wally Bear and the Know Gang
How Can I Help Someone? · Are You Curious? · Fun Stuff! · Internet Safety
- Science sites for kids
Sites recommended for children from preschool through age 14, their parents and
other caregivers. Science, mathematics, computers and technology.
- Science is fun
The master of chemical demonstrations, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor
Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, shares the fun of science through home science activities, demonstration
shows, videos, and books. Information about these and other science fun stuff is available here.
- Science Fair Central
Science fair ideas and help for students and parents. Examples of great projects.
- MAD Scientist Network
Scientist Network is a collective cranium of scientists
providing answers to your questions. For good measure we
provide a variety of oddities and other ends as well..
Health, science and technology animations and educational site for kids. The site features a wide variety of fast-paced animated cartoons.
- Kid's Project Gallery
Dozens of projects by kids of Highland Park Elementary, Austin, Texas.
- Kids Did This! Hotlist
Links to kid-created projects in science, Art, Social Studies, Mathematics, Language Arts.
- Project pages by Middle Schoolers
Projects created by students as part of their subject classes:
8th Grade Portfolios; Electric Circuit Drawings; Science Research Reports; Mission Models.
- Yahooligans Web Guide for Kids
Big catalog of links: Cultures, Politics, History, Programs, Homework Answers,
Museums, Dramas, Dance,Space, Environment, Dinosaurs,
Shareware, Games, Web, Software, Events, Hobbies, Trivia,
TV, Movies, Music, Magazines, Comics, Daily, Weather,
- Berit's Best Sites for Children
These sites have been selected and given a rating out of 5 based on the following criteria: appearance,
content, ease of use, organization, relevance, suitability for a young audience.
- The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
Cockroachs, Worms, Zits -- yep, it's yucky! Slick pages geared mostly
towards elementary/middle school students.
An educational and entertaining
electronic playground for kids 4 to 15.
- Free Zone
Online community where kids come to interact with other kids. In our fully
monitored environment, they can chat, build home pages, write stories for
our online newsletter, and take on a variety of "jobs" like Ask Us advice
team member, Sport Squad member and Junior Chat Monitor.
- Bess, the Internet Retriever
Nice links to other kid sites.
Links are divided into the following categories: School Resources, Books and Theater, Parent Resources,
Science & Nature, Government & Politics, Entertainment, Reference, Sports, and News & Weather. A nice
and safe place to find other kid sites. (You need to have a pretty fast modem since there are lots of graphics)
Nice site for pet lovers. Lots of information on finding a pet, training your pet, breeding
your pet, and even rescuing a pet. Cyberpet is colorful and fun to use.
- WWW Women's Sports Page
An index of links to
women's and girls' sports pages
around the WWW
- International Kids' Space
Kids can use each other's stories and artwork to inspire their own
creative works. In the Beanstalk section, for instance, readers are invited to select a story that's
been posted by another child, then submit a picture to go along with it, or, conversely, select a
picture and write a story for it. Children
visiting the site can also explore the Gallery, which displays artwork from kids around the world
-- young writers choose a picture, then write a story around it. Once the story is uploaded, the
webmasters incorporate the pictures as inline graphics. Your young authors will get a kick out
of seeing their work published and illustrated.
- Kid's Window on Japan
Kid's part of the Japan Window Project at Stanford
Learn Japanese here using clickable pictures and sounds! Visit the Kid's
Restaurant and start your day with a Japanese breakfast -- rice, soup,
pickles and raw eggs. You'll also learn how to write
Kanji characters for words like "sun" and "child." At the Library, read a
story called "Momotaro" ("Peach Boy") with text and audio narration in
both Japanese and English.
- Children's Literature Web Guide
archive of WWW pages about children's literature. Teachers and parents
can find great books for kids here, and there are eye-opening lists: Little
Red Riding Hood made the list of Most Frequently Banned Books in
U.S. from 1990-1992, for instance. Check out a list of Favorite Teenage Angst Books, find out what
authors like John Updike and Joyce Carol Oates would recommend as
literature for teens, and uncover Brave, Active & Resourceful Females in
Picture Books. This page also has links to children's literature that you
can read online
- Marilee's Pages
For primary grades: word puzzles, easy computer projects for K-1, 1st and 2nd grade book lists. etc
- Virtual Zoo
Look at a picture, get a detailed description and even listen to the animal of your choice.
- Oceanography ABC Book
Lesson plan incorporating literature and oceanography. Children use the books "The Ocean Alphabet" and "Swimming Through the Alphabet" as a starting point toward creating their own oceanography alphabet books. The children use a variety of references to research oceanography topics. They become researchers, authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers of a children's ABC book.
- Amateur Science
Wild and wacky science experiments: Telsa coils; "Dangerous experiments with a big capacitor
bank", crazy energy and gravity inventions.
- The Compleat Bellairs
The works of John Bellairs, author of "The Face
in the Frost," "The House With the Clock in Its Walls," and other
spooky and magical books for young readers. A beautifully designed tribute,
filled with Edward Gorey illustrations.
CyberKids is a place for kids' creativity to flourish while getting feedback from others;
a space to read stories, to listen to kids' musical compositions, to view artwork, to meet
keypals from all over.
Art Gallery; Reading Room; Young Composers; CyberKids Connection;
Games; Multimedia; Launchpad; CyberKids Bookshop; Register for Gift
- Theodore Tugboat
Cute children's site based on popular Canadian television
show Theodore Tugboat.
- "All the Arts for All the Kids" Art Gallery
In this gallery you will find a number of virtual
rooms in which to explore the art work of resident and visiting student artists. Images in the Art Gallery
are presented as JPEG graphics files. Computer-Based Art;
Endangered Species; Missions of California;
Visiting student artists
- Sports Cards Shop
[ Autographed Cards][Baseball Cards ][ Basketball Cards ][ Bowling Cards ][ Football Cards ][
PSA Graded Cards ][ Golf Cards ][ Hockey Cards ][ Other Sports ][ Assorted Card Lots ][
Non-Sports Cards ][ Specials ][ Links to Other Sites ][ New Purchases ][ Photo Gallery ][
Order Form ]
- Sports Illustrated for Kids
Magazine | Space Jam | Girls' Zone | Hoop-O-Matic | Games
Halloween Special | Tips | Buzz Beamer | Morph Madness | Poll
Inside Scoop | Kids' Ask | Kids' Art | Mail | Home Run Fever
Cd-Roms | Subscribe
- Sandra Loosemore's Froggy Page
This corner of the net is home to all kinds of virtual frogginess,
from the silly to the scientific: Froggy Pictures | Froggy Sounds | Froggy Tales | Songs of the Frog
Scientific Amphibian | Famous Frogs | Net.Frogs | Other Froggy Stuff
Electronic Magazine for Kids in the Middle Grades, with contribution
from kids all over.
- Vocal Point
The Vocal Point is a unique, student-driven, collaborative electronic newspaper. It
is designed, managed, created, and maintained entirely by student volunteers.
- Kellogg's ® Cereal City
Commercial site with kid's activities and Java-based games.
- LEGO home page
The official LEGO WWW site, incudes information about LEGO
Dacta, interactive Internet games, etc. Lots of cute animated GIFs.
- Crayola Crayons kid's page
Learn how Crayola Crayons are made, test your knowledge by taking the
Crayon Quiz, and much more. A fun site for kids by the makers of perhaps
the most famous drawing tool ever invented!
Some Schools in Maryland with Student Projects Online
- Fairland Elementary Student Projects
- Cromwell Valley Elementary
- Patti Weeg's Global Classroom
- William Paca Elementary Student Projects
- Buck Lodge Middle School student projects
- Forest Oak Middle School student work
- Piney Branch Elementary student projects
- Galway Elementary School Student Projects
- Broad Acres Elementary School student projects
- Web 66 list of Maryland Schools
- Other school links