Helpful Websites for Kids


KidsClick Web search for kids by librarians

Internet Public Library for Kids

PBS Games for Kids

Nickelodeon Online

Jan Brett’s Home Page

ALA Great Websites for Kids

100 Best Books from TeachersFirst

Bookhive from The Charlotte Mecklenberg (NC) Library

Cornerstones of Science

NASA – The Space Place for Kids


MATH Learning

Enviro-Games from from the State of Washington Department of Ecology

Cornerstones of Science Websites of the Month

Amazing Space (for kids and teachers) Online explorations for kids: get to know our vast universe by exploring its planets, galaxies, comets, black holes, and more.  Online resources for teachers:  Reveal the wonder of the cosmos to your students with this comprehensive listing of all of our interactive activities, graphic organizers, science content reading selections, and more.

American Museum of Natural History – Astronomy (for kids) The American Museum of Natural History’s online educational exhibit for kids – activities, games, images, videos and more will introduce novices to the wonders of space.

Astronomy Picture of the Day NASA invites us to discover the cosmos through their amazing picture of the day: each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.  Worth visiting every day.

Astronomy – Interactives (for teens, teachers & adults) These Interactives offer a fresh and dynamic method to teach the astronomy basics. Each Interactive will allow students to manipulate parameters and gain a better understanding of topics such as Blackbody Radiation, The Bohr Model, Retrograde Motion, and the H-R Diagram by watching the effect of these manipulations (McGraw-Hill).

The Hubble Site: Explore Astronomy (for teachers, teens & adults) Recommended by the National Science Teacher Association, this site received a 3 out of 3 star-rating for astronomy resources for teachers.  This site relies heavily on hypertext construction, animations, interactive Java applets, movie clips, images and podcasts to explore topics in astronomy.  

Why is the Sky Dark at Night? (for teens & adults) A fascinating explanation of the topic through this site that explains basic concepts in physics through interactive webpages, simple analogies and activities in your home.