20 Great Research Websites for Kids

Quick, safe spots to send your students for research:

  1. BrainPop–with the BrainPop characters, a launchpad to curiosity
  2. CoolKidFacts–kid-friendly videos, pictures, info, and quizzes–all 100% suitable for children
  3. CyberSleuth Kids–free kid-friendly graphics
  4. Dimensions–academic research geared for college-level
  5. Fact Monster–help with homework and facts
  6. History Channel–great speeches
  7. How Stuff Works–the gold standard in explaining stuff to kids
  8. Info Please–events cataloged year-by-year
  9. Kids Picture Dictionary
  10. KT Dictionary–English Chinese
  11. Library Spot–extensive collection of kid’s research tools
  12. National Geographic for Kids
  13. Smithsonian Quest–sign up your class; student research/explore with the Smithsonian
  14. SqoolTube Videos–educational videos for preK-12
  15. TagGalaxy–search using a cloud
  16. Talk to Books–research your topic based on books
  17. TED app–TED’s official app presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people
  18. Wild Wordsmyth–picture dictionary for kids
  19. World Almanac for Kids
  20. World Book–requires membership
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37 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.


    • 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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  5. awsome list

    • 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. For image processing research http://www.iprg.co.in

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  11. Nina H.

    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

  12. altaxpintu

    Very informative!!! You missed out miniclip, education .com, http://www.jumpstart.com/jumpstartmoms etc. These have lot of worksheets, activities and all educational learning games for kids. I really love it.

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  15. Teresa Campos

    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.

  16. connor

    great site

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  18. Great list! You may also include the following kids website to your list: http://mocomi.com/

  19. 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.

    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!”

  20. Sup gr8 website i not teacher

  21. Brooklyn Richardson

    is gogel a good web for kids no

  22. lucia lince k.

    awesome list! however I need find information about ” Why we sometimes like objects than family” is my science teme
    can you help me please?

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  26. jessica

    love the list helped my students alot

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