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Educational Web Site Grades K-5

 

Educational Search Engines Learning Resources

 

California Instructional Technology Clearinghouse. CLRN have identified, reviewed and organized hundreds of Electronic Learning Resources (ELRs) in a searchable database. clearinghouse.k12.ca.us/

Recommended Literature. More than 170 K-3 children's books on this site are recommended only after having been screened and evaluated. www.proactiveparent.com/children.htm

Discovery Education. Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning. http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/

 

Kindergarten

Reading

Wired for Books. 
Audio Stories! Featuring Beatrix Potter, Lewis Carol, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, and Brothers Grimm. wiredforbooks.org/kids.htm

Grimm Fairy Tales.
 Read and hear interactive, animated stories. Children's literature and folklore classics featuring animals, princesses, magic, and fabulous creatures! Grimm Brothers cartoon characters present a biography of Jacob Ludwig Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm. Online books link to e-learning, coloring downloads, arts, flash games, and other kid stuff. www.grimmfairytales.com/en/main

Anderson Fairy Tales.
 Classic folk stories and fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Web-published children's books with Flash animation and narration. Featuring cartoons, e-learning, biography of Hans Christian Andersen, and links to the fairy tales. www.andersenfairytales.com/en/main

Learn to Read. 
Learning to read with Zac the Rat, Peg the Hen, and other friends is so much fun! www.starfall.com/n/level-a/index/play.htm

Between the Lions. 
Stories, games, things to print, and songs. Get wild about reading with Between the Lions! (you need shockwave to play some of these games). http://pbskids.org/lions/

Early Literacy. Play on-line games that support early literacy. www.starfall.com/

Kids and Nutrition

Food Guide Pyramid Game.
 Play the Dairy Council of California Food Guide Pyramid Game. www.dairycouncilofca.org/activities/pyra_main.htm

 

Math

A+ Math. This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively. www.aplusmath.com

Coolmath.com An amusement park of math designed for fun!
Come for the games... Stay for the lessons. coolmath.com

FunBrain.com Math Baseball. Play to learn! www.funbrain.com/math/index.html

Wildlife

Animal Planet. Information about animals include guides, stories, bulletin boards, expert information and games. http://animal.discovery.com/guides/animals/animals.html

Games

Dr. Suess Games
 Lots of games for you to play to keep you entertained 
all day! www.seussville.com/games

KidsPsych Games for Children Ages 6 to 9. This site was put together as a vehicle for you to spend quality time with your children, and to help them with cognitive thinking skills, deductive reasoning, and also just to have some fun! www.kidspsych.org/oochina.html

First Grade

Reading

Wired for Books. Audio Stories! By, Beatrix Potter, Lewis Carol, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, and Brothers Grimm. /wiredforbooks.org/kids.htm

Grimm Fairy Tales.
 Read and hear interactive, animated stories featuring animals, princesses, magic, and fabulous creatures! Grimm Brothers cartoon characters present a biography of Jacob Ludwig Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm. Online books link to e-learning, coloring downloads, arts, flash games, and other kid stuff. www.grimmfairytales.com/en/main

Anderson Fairy Tales
 Classic folk stories and fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Web-published children's books with Flash animation and narration. Featuring cartoons, e-learning, biography of Hans Christian Andersen, and links to the fairy tales. www.andersenfairytales.com/en/main

Play on-line games that support early literacy. www.starfall.com/

Learning to read with Zac the Rat, Peg the Hen, and other friends is so much fun! www.starfall.com/n/level-a/index/play.htm

Nutrition

Food Guide Pyramid Game. Play the Dairy Council of California Food Guide Pyramid Game. www.dairycouncilofca.org/activities/pyra_main.htm

 

Math

Teach R Kids Math. Interactive math worksheets that are creative and challenging to help you master the fundamentals! www.teachrkids.com/

A+ Math. This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively. www.aplusmath.com/

Teaching Treasure. Interactive Mathematics. http://teachingtreasures.com.au/maths/Maths_more.html

Snapdragon-Tell the Time. Try to make the hands on the clock match the time the dragon give! www.bbc.co.uk/wales/snapdragon/yesflash/time-1.htm

Telling Time Excellent interactive website with fun clock games. www.teachingtime.co.uk/index.html

Coolmath.com An amusement park of math designed for fun!
Come for the games... Stay for the lessons. http://coolmath.com

Math Baseball. Play to learn! www.funbrain.com/math/index.html

Kidnumbers.com The Exciting Math web site For Kids. www.kidsnumbers.com/

Oceans

SEA Shedd Educational Adventures. Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA) contains a treasure trove of aquatic science resources for K-12 teachers and students. SEA brings the Philippines to life with fact sheets and multimedia interactives based on the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium. Dive into the SEA today! www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/

Wildlife

Animal Planet. Information about animals include guides, stories, bulletin boards, expert information and games. http://animal.discovery.com/guides/animals/animals.html

Games

KidsPsych Games for Children Ages 6 to 9. This site was put together as a vehicle for you to spend quality time with your children, and to help them with cognitive thinking skills, deductive reasoning, and also just to have some fun! www.kidspsych.org/index1.html

Dr. Suess Games 
Lots of games for you to play to keep you entertained 
all day! www.seussville.com/games/

Second Grade

Math

Teach R Kid Math. Interactive math worksheets that are creative and challenging to help you master the fundamentals! www.teachrkids.com/

Telling Time. Excellent interactive web site with fun clock games. www.teachingtime.co.uk/index.html

Snapdragon-Tell the Time. Try to make the hands on the clock match the time the dragon give! www.bbc.co.uk/wales/snapdragon/yesflash/time-1.htm

A+ Math. This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively. www.aplusmath.com/

Coolmath.com An amusement park of math designed for fun!
Come for the games... Stay for the lessons. http://coolmath.com

FunBrain.com Math Baseball. Play to learn! www.funbrain.com/math/index.html

Kidnumbers.com The exciting math web site for kids. www.kidsnumbers.com/

Reading

Wired for Books. Audio Stories! By, Beatrix Potter, Lewis Carol, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, and Brothers Grimm. wiredforbooks.org/kids.htm

Learn to Read. Learning to read with Zac the Rat, Peg the Hen, and other friends is so much fun! www.starfall.com/n/level-a/index/play.htm

Grimm Fairy Tales. Folk and fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. Read and hear interactive, narrated, animated stories. Children's literature and folklore classics featuring animals, princesses, magic, and fabulous creatures! Grimm Brothers cartoon characters present a biography of Jacob Ludwig Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm. Online books link to e-learning, coloring downloads, arts, flash games, and other kid stuff. www.grimmfairytales.com/en/main

Anderson Fairy Tales. Classic folk stories and fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Web-published children's books with Flash animation and narration. Featuring cartoons, e-learning, biography of Hans Christian Andersen, and links to the fairy tales. www.andersenfairytales.com/en/main

Oceans

SEA Shedd Educational Adventures Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA) contains a treasure trove of aquatic science resources for K-12 teachers and students. SEA brings the Philippines to life with fact sheets and multimedia interactives based on the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium. Dive into the SEA today! www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/

Nutrition

Kids and Nutrition. Excellent links to web sites with fun nutrition games. www.ext.nodak.edu/food/kidsnutrition/kids-2.htm

Computer

Surf Swell Island, Adventures in Internet Safety Start at Privacy Falls, visit the Virus Cave, enter the Temple of Tact, pass through the Challenge of Doom and finish your visit in the Treasure Palace. http://disney.go.com/surfswell/index.html

Games

KidsPsych Games for Children Ages 6 to 9. This site was put together as a vehicle for you to spend quality time with your children, and to help them with cognitive thinking skills, deductive reasoning, and also just to have some fun! www.kidspsych.org/index1.html

Dr. Suess Games.
 Lots of games for you to play to keep you entertained 
all day! www.seussville.com/games/

Wildlife

Animal Planet. Information about animals include guides, stories, bulletin boards, expert information and games. http://animal.discovery.com/guides/animals/animals.html

Third Grade

Astronomy

Astronomy for Kids. Basic Astronomy. Clear, concise, nice pictures. http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/astronomy.html

Star Child. "A learning Center for Young Astronomers." http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Astronomy. This site offers crafts, puzzles, and coloring pages! www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/

NASA, Mars 2004. Learn all about Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. www.nasa.gov/externalflash/m2k4/index1.html

Mars Rover Update. Message/diary update from, Steve Squyers, the lead scientist of the Mars Rover. http://athena.cornell.edu/kids/index.html

History

Shakespeare for Kids. Activities for children and families! Fun, fun, fun! www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=588

Educating Shakespeare. Learn about the King's New School School and what it was like to go to school in William Shakespeare's time. www.likesnail.org.uk/welcome-es.htm

World Flag Database. This is a complete list of all the countries, territories and sub-national regions covered by the database. www.flags.net/mainindex.htm

Fifty States. Detailed maps and information about the beautiful United States of America. www.50states.com/

Reading

Wired For Books. Audio Stories! By, Beatrix Potter, Lewis Carol, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, and Brothers Grimm. http://wiredforbooks.org/kids.htm

Math

Telling Time.  Excellent interactive web site with fun clock games. www.teachingtime.co.uk/index.html

Snapdragon -Tell the Time. Try to make the hands on the clock match the time the dragon give! www.bbc.co.uk/wales/snapdragon/yesflash/time-1.htm

Elapsed Time. Figure out how many hours and minutes pass with this activity. www.harcourtschool.com/activity/elab2002/grade_3/018.html

A+ Math This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively. www.aplusmath.com/

X-treme Multiplication.  Test your multiplication knowledge!! http://home.earthlink.net/~boytan/math/index.htm

Fun Brain Measure It!  You can play with centimeters or inches! www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html

Revise Wise Maths.  Activities on shapes, space and measurement. www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/maths/shape/

Coolmath.com An amusement park of math designed for fun!
Come for the games... Stay for the lessons. http://coolmath.com

FunBrain.com Math Baseball. Play to learn! www.funbrain.com/math/index.html

Kidnumbers.com The exciting math web site for Kids. www.kidsnumbers.com/

Brain Teasers. Each week new Brain Teasers are posted at each of three grade ranges: 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. www.eduplace.com/math/brain/index.html

Oceans

Wonders of the Seas The Oceanic Research Group "Wonders of the Seas" page highlights different animals with text and images. www.oceanicresearch.org/lesson.html

SEA Shedd Educational Adventures Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA) contains a treasure trove of aquatic science resources for K-12 teachers and students. SEA brings the Philippines to life with fact sheets and multimedia interactives based on the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium. Dive into the SEA today! http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/

National Geographic for Kids This site has experiments, activities, creature features and more! http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

Wetlands Game The goal of the game is to help populate the three habitat regions by correctly answering the questions in each habitat. www.greenwing.org/greenwings/fun/fun5.html

Wildlife

Animal Planet. Information about animals include guides, stories, bulletin boards, expert information and games. http://animal.discovery.com/guides/animals/animals.html

Games

Welcome to KidsPsych Games for Children Ages 6 to 9 This site was put together as a vehicle for you to spend quality time with your children, and to help them with cognitive thinking skills, deductive reasoning, and also just to have some fun! www.kidspsych.org/index1.html

Dr. Suess Games Lots of games for you to play to keep you entertained 
all day! www.seussville.com/games/

Computer

Surf Swell Island, Adventures in Internet Safety Start at Privacy Falls, visit the Virus Cave, enter the Temple of Tact, pass through the Challenge of Doom and finish your visit in the Treasure Palace. disney.go.com/surfswell/index.html

Click and Learn Click and learn what is inside your computer. www.kids-online.net/learn/c_n_l.html

Fourth Grade

California History

California History Online Excellent timeline of California history. www.californiahistory.net

Virtual Exhibit of the Gold Rush Go back into 1849 and visit the days of the California Gold Rush with the Oakland Museum virtual tour. www.californiahistory.net/

The Gold Rush, PBS A complete compendium on the great quest for gold. Activity ideas and fun facts. www.pbs.org/goldrush

The Virtual Museum of The City of San Francisco Major online exhibits of the Gold Rush, the Golden Gate Bridge, the 1906 fire and earthquake. This site is an awesome source for San Francisco history. www.sfmuseum.org

California Missions-A Virtual Tour Travel through the missions with Brother Cornelious! Read mission history, view photos, sketches, and listen to music! www.californiamissions.com/menu.html

California Missions Interactive In 1995 two bicyclists embarked on a self contained tour of twelve of the California Missions. Join them on their tour. www.rawbw.com/~cmi/index.html#Buttons

California Missions A Map shows the 21 missions along El Camino Real ("The Royal Highway"). missions.bgmm.com/index.htm

Annie's Mission- An Interactive Historical Adventure In this simulation you play the role of Anne Biggs, the ten year old daughter of an American sailor. http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/annie/index.html

Life on a Spanish Galleon Information and photos of galleons. www.nhm.org/education/cahistory/galleon/

California State Railroad Museum Located in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum is a complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. http://www.csrmf.org/

History

Freedom Trail Online Take a virtual trip to the Freedom Trail. t’s fun, it’s entertaining, it’s really interesting — it’s American Revolutionary history but not the same old story. www.thefreedomtrail.org

Language Arts

Island of the Blue Dolphin Online Study A thematic exploration of this historical fiction novel by Scott O'Dell. http://rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/dolphin/

Oceans

Wonders of the Seas The Oceanic Research Group "Wonders of the Seas" page highlights different animals with text and images. http://rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/dolphin/

SEA Shedd Educational Adventures Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA) contains a treasure trove of aquatic science resources for K-12 teachers and students. SEA brings the Philippines to life with fact sheets and multimedia interactives based on the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium. Dive into the SEA today! http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/

Monterey Bay Aquarium Learn about conservation and research in Monterey Bay. View live pictures of sharks, penguins, otters, kelp forests and Monterey Bay. www.mbayaq.org/

Art

A. Pintura, Art Detective An online game about art history and art composition. You play a 1940's noir detective with a degree in art history. You must examine paintings by famous artists from Gauguin to Van Gogh. Have fun! http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/

Inside Art In this game you explore a painting from the inside out. During an art museum tour, you're sucked into a vortex and find yourself inside a mystery painting.www.eduweb.com/insideart/index.html

Health/Nutrition

Nutrition Explorations  Fun integrative games and activities. www.nutritionexplorations.org/

Nutrition Cafe Very fun games: Nutrition Sleuth, Grab a Grape, Have-a-Bite. Click on a game and get started! www.eatsmart.org/games/game.htm

Astronomy

Star Child "A learning Center for Young Astronomers." http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Astronomy This site offers crafts, puzzles, and coloring pages! www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/

NASA, Mars 2004 Learn all about Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. www.nasa.gov/externalflash/m2k4/index1.html

Mars Rover Update Message/diary update from, Steve Squyers, the lead scientist of the Mars Rover. http://athena.cornell.edu/kids/index.html

Stanford Solar Center An excellent site all about our star, with lots of interesting things to do. http://solar-center.stanford.edu/

The Space Place Hours of fun from JPL and NASA-Activities, facts,....totally fun! http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/index.shtml

Computer

Surf Swell Island, Adventures in Internet Safety Start at Privacy Falls, visit the Virus Cave, enter the Temple of Tact, pass through the Challenge of Doom and finish your visit in the Treasure Palace. http://disney.go.com/surfswell/index.html

Click and Learn Click and learn what is inside your computer. www.kids-online.net/learn/c_n_l.html

Math

Math Forum: Elementary School Student Center online resource for improving math learning, http://forum.swarthmore.edu/students/elem/

Multiplication Game See how many problems you can solve in sixty seconds! www.fs.fed.us/npnht/mathgame/

Coolmath.com An amusement park of math designed for fun! Come for the games... Stay for the lessons. http://coolmath.com/

Brain Teasers Each week new Brain Teasers are posted at each of three grade ranges: 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. www.eduplace.com/math/brain/index.html

Fifth Grade

Astronomy

NASA Kids A fantastic site hosted from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/

STARChild An award-winning learning center for budding astronomers. http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Stanford Solar Center An excellent site all about our star, with lots of interesting things to do. http://solar-center.stanford.edu/

The Space Place Hours of fun from JPL and NASA-Activities, facts,....totally fun! http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/index.shtml

NASA, Mars 2004 Learn all about Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/m2k4/index1.html

Zoom Astronomy This site offers crafts, puzzles, and coloring pages! www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/

Social Studies

Ellis Island, Through America's Gateway. Historical overview, the journey, through America's gate, Ellis Island today, oral history, and an Ellis Island Cookbook. www.internationalchannel.com/education/ellis/index.html

Colonial Era Timeline. 13 original Colonies, Mapping, Jamestown, Pilgrims, Mayflower, Early Homes, Fort Life, Occupations, Food, Clothing, Artifacts, Children's Literature. www.scarborough.k12.me.us/wis/teachers/dtewhey/webquest/colonial/colonial era timeline.htm

World Flag Database. This is a complete list of all the countries, territories and sub-national regions covered by the database. www.flags.net/mainindex.htm

Fifty States. Detailed maps and information about the beautiful United States of America. www.50states.com/

California State Railroad Museum. Located in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum is a complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. www.csrmf.org/

Freedom Trail Online. Take a virtual trip to the Freedom Trail. t’s fun, it’s entertaining, it’s really interesting — it’s American Revolutionary history but not the same old story. www.thefreedomtrail.org

Oceans

Wonders of the Seas The Oceanic Research Group "Wonders of the Seas" page highlights different animals with text and images. www.oceanicresearch.org/lesson.html

SEA Shedd Educational Adventures Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA) contains a treasure trove of aquatic science resources for K-12 teachers and students. SEA brings the Philippines to life with fact sheets and multimedia interactives based on the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium. Dive into the SEA today! www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/

Health and Nutrition

Healthy Kids Dealing with feelings, staying healthy, recipes, illness injuries, your body, growing up, people places and things that help you, the game closet, and much more! www.kidshealth.org/

Nutrition Explorations Fun integrative games and activities. www.nutritionexplorations.org/

Math

Multiplication Game See how many problems you can solve in sixty seconds! www.fs.fed.us/npnht/mathgame/

Math Forum: Elementary School Student Center online resource for improving math learning, http://forum.swarthmore.edu/students/elem/

Coolmath.com An amusement park of math designed for fun! 
Come for the games... Stay for the lessons. http://coolmath.com

Brain Teasers Each week new Brain Teasers are posted at each of three grade ranges: 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. www.eduplace.com/math/brain/index.html

Computer

Surf Swell Island, Adventures in Internet Safety. Start at Privacy Falls, visit the Virus Cave, enter the Temple of Tact, pass through the Challenge of Doom and finish your visit in the Treasure Palace. http://disney.go.com/surfswell/index.html

Click and Learn Click and learn what is inside your computer.www.kids-online.net/learn/c_n_l.html

Web Sites by Subject

Social Studies

Colonial Williamsburg Explore US History on Colonial Williamsburg’s web site for kids. www.history.org/kids/

The National Archives. Learn US History and explore our nation’s most precious documents on the National Archives’ web site for teachers and students. www.archives.gov/education/

White House Kids. Tour the White House and learn about our first families on the White House’s web site for kids. http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/

Scholastic News Online. Learn about what it is like to be the President of the United States by playing Scholastic.com's on-line game: "If you were the President, how would you run the country?" http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/games_quizzes/electiongame/game.asp

Scholastic.com's Presidential Election 2008 web site for kids http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/election2008.htm

Elementary social studies link. You need a user name and password that is you can get from your teacher. www.ca-hss.com

Science Links

Exploratorium. Discover science on Exploratorium’s web site for kids. www.exploratorium.edu/

Educational Games and Activities

Educational games for kids on-line.  Games to help kids learn the states, capitals and countries of the world.  Vocabulary, chemistry and math games on-line. http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/

Explore the Smithsonian Institution’s web site for kids. www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/

The Library of Congress' web site for families and kids. Play around, learn something. http://www.loc.gov/families/

On-line games and books for kids at Scholastic.com. www.scholastic.com/kids

Nutrition

Producepedia Fun for kids adults with loads of nutrition information. You will find history, fun facts and nutritional information www.producepedia.com/

Brownbagblues.com Lost of great snack and recipe ideas.www.brownbagblues.com/

Art Sites

Artcyclopedia. A Guide to Great Art on the Internet. www.artcyclopedia.com/

Cartoonster. 
Cartoonster features a collection of fun and interactive tutorials, which teach children and young people how to create their own animations! www.cartoonster.com/

ArtPad
. A fun flash-based paint program from art.com. Have fun creating art! http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/

Art Tales - Telling Stories with Wildlife Art
Discover the world of wildlife art. Create a story, write a wildlife field guide, or curate a museum exhibit with these artworks. Add excitement with music and sound effects, and then publish your creation on the web site. 
www.wildlifeart.org/ArtTales/index.html

From Cave Art to Your Art 
In this Art Edventure, you will explore the way artists use art media, then make a video showing what they’ve inspired you to create. 
www.alifetimeofcolor.com/play/caveart/

GettyGames. 
Test your memory, play detective, or solve a puzzle in online games with Getty art! 
www.getty.edu/gettygames/

Inside Art. 
Explore a painting as an art historian would. This interactive web site takes you on an adventure, discovering secrets about paintings. 
www.eduweb.com/insideart

Learning About Health

KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents — each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources — all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens. www.kidshealth.org/index.html

Producepedia, your one stop shop for information on California and Arizona fruits, vegetables and nuts, brought to you by Western Growers. Here you will find history, fun facts and nutritional information. Meet the family farmers that grow your favorite fruits, veggies and nuts. Fun activities for kids too on this website. www.producepedia.com

Gardening With Kids. Common sense advice to help make the most out of you your child’s garden experience. www.gardening-with-kids.com

Kids Gardening. This is a one-stop shopping site for Kid’s size GARDEN tools, equipment, advice, and more www.kidsgardening.com

 

Study Skills for Students

How-to-study.com Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources Resource Site site on how to study. Focus 6-12. www.how-to-study.com/