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Weekend Website #54: 20 Great Research Websites for Kids

Posted by on July 16, 2011

Here are quick, safe spots to send your students for research:

  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/com/L3?Area=LabelMaps
  12. Research—chapters on subjects http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/
  13. Videos on so many topics www.woopid.com/
  14. Research—for kids libraryspot.com/
  15. Research—history www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.htmlWorld Almanac for Kids
  16. School Tube—learning videos from YouTube. Organized by topics http://sqooltube.com/
  17. Science headlines—audio science.nasa.gov/headlines
  18. Search the internet www.google.com
  19. Thesaurus—a great one www.thesaurus.com
  20. World Book Online (subscription required)www.worldbookonline.com/kids

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and author of two technology training books for middle school. She wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

2 Responses to Weekend Website #54: 20 Great Research Websites for Kids

  1. Michael Bell

    Infotopia ( http://www.infotopia.info ) for grades 4-12 and Kidtopia
    ( http://wwwkidtopia.info ) for grades K-3 are two research portals for students that retrieve only websites recommended by teachers and librarians. Created and maintained by two retired librarians, they are both kid-friendly and kid-safe.

    We also offer Infotrek – http://www.infotrek.info .

    Recently a user had this to say about Kidtopia:

    “‘Students in all grades would be able to navigate this site and with support find the research necessary for research completion. I quite enjoyed exploring the Adventure Island where hovering, clicking, and scrolling catapulted me into unknown topics, appropriate videos, and articles. Kidtopia and its partners provide instruction, ideas, and information for all learners. Definitely a WIN-WIN for teacher and student!”

    We also offer Infotrek – http://www.infotrek.info – for high school students..
    A user recently said about the site:

    “Try a new search engine :infotrek! I haven’t tried a new search engine for a long time, but I recently learned about infotrek and seeing it makes me want to use it regularly. You might want to give it a try the next time you want to do some scholarly research. All the sources are vetted (looked at by a real person and recommended) and selected with high school students in mind. I don’t think you’ll get so many junk results when you search and your teachers will appreciate your reliable, quality resources!”
    Linda Hightower, Cashmere High School

    Sincerely,
    Michael Bell

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