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20 Great Research Websites for Kids

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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25 thoughts on “20 Great Research Websites for Kids

  1. Great list! Was looking for this. Will added some to our site soon. Thanks for the sharing! As for number 18, Google is for public and occasionally the results are inappropriate for kids.

    Regards

    • I’m glad you like the list. I use it in my tech classes with great results. I agree about Google–any search engine. I haven’t seen Kigose before. I’ll have to try it with my students.

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    • Thanks, Ikeria. Great research websites are the ones that will keep students engaged long enough to uncover their truths. Schooltube and these 19 others I’ve found are able to do that. Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. Do you have any good sites for researching countries a good website that has climate,physical characteristics,Type of goverment and political factors,economy,imports,exports,nateral resourses,agriculture,manafracture goods,culture,social and economic factors and imports and exports to canadaand what canada exports and imports PS: the country i am doing is netherland
    THANK YOU

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  12. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exactly what I would love to offer to my students. We are a 2nd year Charter School in Texas where Technology was just added on this school year. My biggest challenge is finding a quality curriculum (k-6th) that meets the ISTE NETS (21st Century Learning). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also where do you find all you resources?? Thank you so much for sharing!!! Teresa Campos tcampos@lpsfrisco.com.

    • Hi Teresa, the one I use is Structured Learning’s curriculum. It’s aligned with ISTE and takes students from mouse skills in kindergarten to Photoshop and Web 2.0 tools in 6th grade. Here’s the link. You want to talk to Zeke Rowe (zeke.rowe@structuredlearning.net) over there. He’s great.

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