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Kids who love outer space will love this site.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
NASA Kids is a site developed at Marshall Space Flight Center to provide online and printable information on space exploration and astronomy to children ages 5-14. Although some sections of the site appear not to be up-to-date, most of the site offers fun and valuable resources for the designated age group. 04/30/03

Alphabet Soup
Early childhood site with lots to offer.
Grades: Pre-K-2, Professional
Alphabet Soup offers a variety of useful ideas and activities for teachers and parents of young children. Thematic units, holiday ideas, games, and activities are available here. The site also offers ideas for teaching each letter of the alphabet. 04/29/03

Uniquely Gifted
For parents and educators of gifted students with special needs.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Uniquely Gifted is a collection of resources for families with gifted/special needs children and the professionals who work with them. The site includes annotated lists of resources in many areas -- specific special needs, Special Education law, IEPs, support groups and much more. 04/28/03

The World of Beverly Cleary
The site with the most-est on this beloved author.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
Beverly Cleary is the author of award-winning books for elementary students. This site offers information about her, excerpts from her books, profiles of her many intriguing characters and some fun activities for kids. 04/25/03

New Horizons for Learning
Leading-edge journal on educational change.
Grades: Professional
New Horizons for Learning is an organization that serves as a resource for educational change. The Website contains its quarterly online journal, collections of articles and lists of related resources. 04/24/03

Activity Village
An online grab-bag from the UK for "under-10s."
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5
Activity Village has activities designed for children under ten. Coloring pages, crafts, games, worksheets and puzzles are available in pdf format. 04/23/03

Teacher Tools
An online swap-shop of teacher ideas and resources.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Teacher Tools is a collection of ideas and resources submitted by teachers. The site includes downloadable worksheets and other resources in pdf and html format. Content includes bulletin boards, lesson plans, forms and letters, and games and puzzles. 04/22/03

Info on the 50 states all in one place!
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
50States.com contains lots of information and useful facts about each of the fifty United States. In addition to links to state homepages, each state's information includes maps, weather, lists of colleges, city guides, tax forms, newspapers, and more. 04/21/03

Gigglepotz -- Teaching and Learning for Life
Robust, rich site for teachers.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Gigglepotz is a site filled with resources for teachers and students at all levels. It includes hotlists of resources by subject area, forum areas for teacher communication, links to school sites around the world, and links to classes interested in using video-conferencing, email, or snail mail to share cultures and traditions. 04/18/03

The Holiday Zone
Pleasant, practical site for teaching and celebration ideas!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8
The Holiday Zone offers ideas, activities, links, and resources to celebrate the holidays with children all through the year. 04/17/03

Archive of pre-jet aviation -- an elegant site.
Grades: 9-12
The archives and resources about flight on this site are useful to students, parents, and teachers. It includes articles, photos, and details of airplanes. 04/16/03

Student News Net
Free, commercial-free, online newspaper for kids!
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
Student News Net is a news site created especially for students that includes world news, U.S. news, and sports. 04/15/03

Kids Next Door
Community 101 from Housing and Urban Development.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5
Kids Next Door is HUD's site for children -- "where kids can learn more about being good citizens." The site provides information and activities geared toward teaching kids about communities and how they work. 04/14/03

BAM! Body And Mind
The CDC's answers to kids' questions about health and safety.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
BAM! is a site designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It offers information and answers to kids' questions about health and safety and activities that can be used to supplement educational curriculums in these areas. 04/11/03

Searchable database of reviews of educational materials.
Grades: Professional
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) provides this "searchable database that contains more than 7000 reviews of instructional materials," including computer software, audio/visual materials, CD-ROM-based reference databases, websites, and print materials. 04/10/03

Homework help based on major textbooks -- free until 2004!
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Hotmath was created by a group of college professors and high school teachers to provide homework help with actual problems from popular algebra, geometry, or calculus textbooks. 04/09/03

High-tech, commercial-free site from Nickelodeon for primary-grade kids.
Grades: PreK-2
Noggin.com is the companion site to Noggin TV, which is Nickelodeon's "commercial-free TV for pre-schoolers" channel. Activities and games are targeted at this preschool audience and have been developed with specific learning goals in mind. 04/08/03

FirstGov for Kids
The U.S. government's gateway to the Web for kids.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
FirstGov for Kids is a web portal to government websites for kids. In addition to the government sites, links are available to organization and commercial pages in each of the twenty categories. 04/07/03

Out On a Limb -- A Guide to Getting Along
Conflict resolution for kids.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5
A Guide to Getting Along offers online exercises dealing with conflict resolution. The teachers guide offers lesson plans and activities to supplement and enhance the online resources. 04/04/03

Energy.Gov KidsZone
Lessons for kids about science and conservation from the Department of Energy.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The KidsZone site provides information on energy and science education for students and teachers. It offers child-friendly games, contests, and information on energy resources and how to use energy wisely. 04/03/03

Nonviolent superhero serial story to promote reading.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
Libroman is an online super hero book for children. According to the site its mission is to "to create a non-violent superhero who uses his mind to solve problems." 04/02/03

Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draftsman
Section of museum site dedicated to an exhibit of Leonardo's drawings.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Created by Metropolitan Museum of Art, this site features the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and compliments the actual exhibit. It is a great resource for art teachers and students.04/01/03