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17 Great Research Websites for Kids

Posted by on August 19, 2010

Quick, safe spots to send your students for research. Bookmark this post and keep it handy this year for your kids. Or, copy the sites onto your internet start page for easy reference:

  1. All-around research site libraryspot.comLibrary Spot
  2. Dictionary www.dictionary.com
  3. Edutainment site—requires subscription www.brainpop.com/
  4. General info research www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.html
  5. Internet research sites for kids http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html
  6. Kids search engine for the internet kids.yahoo.com
  7. Math, reading, arcade edutainment www.funbrain.com
  8. National Geographic for kids kids.nationalgeographic.com/National Geographic for Kids
  9. Nova video programs www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs.html
  10. Research for kids www.factmonster.com/
  11. Research—by grade level www.iknowthat.com/
  12. Research—chapters on subjects http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/
  13. Research—for kids libraryspot.com/
  14. Research—history www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.htmlWorld Almanac for Kids
  15. School Tube—learning videos from YouTube. Organized by topics http://sqooltube.com/
  16. Thesaurus—a great one www.thesaurus.com
  17. World Book Online (subscription required) www.worldbookonline.com/kids

–Reprinted with permission of Ask a Tech Teacher © 11-2-09

–Click for a lesson plan in Internet search and research


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, anAmazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

updated 5-18-16

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