ALA's Great Websites for Kids
  • Animal Corner!
    http://www.animalcorner.co.uk
    This United Kingdom-based site includes information on all kinds of animals from elephants and wolves in the wild to hamsters and goldfish in your house.
  • Animal Diversity Web
    http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/index.html
    A collection of pictures and information about animals. Accounts of individual species include information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance, along with pictures and sounds if available. There are even short movies.
  • Bat Resource Area
    http://www.batcon.org/
    Maintained by the Bat Conservation Society, this site includes bat facts, photos, pictures, and fascinating bat trivia, such as how to exclude bats from buildings.
  • Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database
    http://www.seaworld.org
    Designed especially for students and teachers, the Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database brings the world of wildlife to classrooms! Download cool animal facts, teacher’s guides, quizzes, activities . . . even check out live animal cams!
  • Yuckiest Site on the Internet
    http://www.yucky.com/
    If you like cockroaches, visit it! Ask Wendell any yucky question in science.
  • National Zoo, Washington, D.C.
    http://natzoo.si.edu
    Opportunities to play puzzle games, encounter new births in the zoo, and read about the language learning of orangutans. Permits following, through satellite tracking, the movements of trans-located elephants in peninsular Malaysia to save crop damage. Requires plug-ins.
  • Virtual Science Center.
    http://www.chabotspace.org/vsc
    The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California, offers a virtual tour of selected exhibits and programs, a virtual planetarium, and space photographs taken by their telescopes. Try your hand at a lunar landing.
  • Major League Baseball.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/index.jsp
    The official site of Major League Baseball has an enormous amount of information, including details on both the National and American Leagues as well as statistics, photos, and league leaders.
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids.
    http://www.sikids.com
    Click here to get the latest issue online.
  • National Hockey League (NHL).
    http://www.nhl.com
    Official site of the National Hockey League has statistics and information on players and games
  • National Gallery of Art for Kids.
    http://www.nga.gov/kids
    Explore stories in art, take a post card tour of one of the galleries, get directions for art activities and projects, and more.
  • The Exploratorium, San Francisco.
    http://www.exploratorium.edu
    An online version of a hands-on museum in San Francisco that permits you to do your own cow’s eye dissection or learn the science behind a home run. Be sure to visit the “Learning Studio.”
  • National Geographic.
    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/main.html
    Maps, cultures, and facts from around the world. Includes a special section for kids.
  • National Geographic My Wonderful World: Maps - Tools for Adventure
    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/toolsforadventure
    Maps are a part of every great adventure. They help you find your way, share information, look at patterns, and solve problems. This website offers lots of cool map activities from exploring a pyramid to collecting rocks on Mars.
  • Time for Kids
    http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/
    Time Magazine for Kids offers news articles about many topics, including the country, the world, animals. and trends in schools. Also features games, polls, and a homework help
  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
    http://www.un.org/pubs/cyberschoolbus/
    View information about member nations, take a virtual tour, explore issues of human rights relating to children or take quizzes and play games to help you learn about the countries of the world. Interactive and well designed for school-age children. section.