19 Great Research Websites for Kids

5880711 process cycle diagramHere are quick, safe spots to send students for research:

  1. BrainPop
  2. Citation Machine
  3. CoolKidFacts–kid-friendly videos, pictures, info, and quizzes–all 100% suitable for children
  4. CyberSleuth Kids
  5. Fact Monster
  6. Fun Brain
  7. How Stuff Works
  8. Info Please
  9. Insta-Grok
  10. Kid Rex
  11. KidsConnect–Kids research
  12. Library Spot
  13. National Geographic for Kids
  14. Nova video programs
  15. Smithsonian Quest–sign up your class; student research/explore with the Smithsonian
  16. SqoolTube Videos
  17. TagGalaxy–search using a cloud
  18. World Almanac for Kids
  19. World Book

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Updated 11-16-21

Author: Jacqui
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