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Parents and kids can begin to explore the web by checking out these sites which include some electronic library home pages for kids.

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Web Sites for Students  

American Museum of Natural History Science Bulletins. Gr. 5-8 Examine "the natural world" via video, photographs, multimedia, and other interactive choices here that cover topics relating to astrophysics, astronomy, biodiversity, and earth science.

Crittercam Chronicles.  Gr. 4-6 Explore animals living in Antarctica, the artic, and the deep sea. Learn about the evolution of "crittercams" and observe habitats from the animals' point of view.

e-nature: America's Wildlife Resource. Gr. 4-7 Operated by the National Wildlife Federation, this site contains the "sights and sounds" of 5,500 species.  Here as well is a park-finder feature, special options for bird watchers and gardeners, screen savers, contests, quizzes, and e-cards.  Kids can enter their zip code to locate dangerous and poisonous animals native to their area.

Live@Exploratorium. Gr. 4-7 Sponsored by the Children's museum in San Francisco, these Web casts present "live video or audio broadcasts over the Internet." Learn about Einstein's theory of relativity, see views from the Hubble telescope, and celebrate 100 years of physics.  Users need multi media access, ranging from Real Audio and Real Player to Quick Time.

Museum of Science and Industry. Gr. 6-9 Kids can take a virtual tour of the U-505 submarine, learn about genetics via a chick hatchery, and visit a coal mine.  Check out the archives of former exhibits at this premier Chicago museum.

Shedd Aquarium. Gr. 5-8 Visit the "world's largest indoor aquarium" and and explore the oceanarium and wild-reef exhibits. Interactive learning activities, well written FAQs, lesson plans, bilingual fact sheets, and superb photographs abound.

WatchKnow. Gr. Pre-K-12 Educational videos for kids organized by subject.

The Why Files.  Gr. 7-10 This site explores the science behind today's news. A gallery of "cool science images" and interactive options engage learners of all ages.  Check out articles on the science of hurricanes, the recent earthquake in Pakistan, and intelligent design among other topics.

 

 

Finding Out About the World

Parents and kids can begin to explore the web by checking out these sites which include some electronic library home pages for kids

Fun for elementary students

 

Fun for pre-schoolers