Resources - Kids
These internet sites are well-suited to children and most have an educational focus. If you know of a web site that should be included in this list, please share it with us.
- Atheist Frontier - Books for Kids
- The Atheist Frontier presents, within its online library, a small collection of books that are specifically suitable for kids. (These are mostly books that can be purchased from Amazon.com over the internet.)
- Kids Farm
- Kids Farm is about animals and people that live and work on a ranch in Colorado, USA. It is a place for young children to learn about farm and wild animals, animal sounds, what grows, farm equipment, and a wildlife rehabilitation centre. The web site also features educational and informational activities that focus on spelling, puzzles, horses, cows, chickens, sheep, goats, elk, kids rodeo, and guest pets, and is also a tool for teachers who teach farm units.
- Kids on the Net (KOTN)
- Kids on the Net is a free website which encourages children's writing. It features writing by children working at home and at school, providing a safe and supportive environment for them to work in. It was founded in 1997 as part of the trAce Online Writing Community.
- Kids without God
- Kids Without God is an internet site for the hundreds of millions of young people around the world who have embraced science, rejected superstition, and are dedicated to being Good Without A God.
- NASA Kids' Club
- NASA brings you images, videos, and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency. Read the latest updates on NASA missions, subscribe to blogs, RSS feeds, and podcasts, watch NASA TV live, or simply read about NASA's mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research.
- National Geographic
- National Geographic, the famous publication best known for its amazing photography, features a fully-interactive web site to spark an interest among those who are younger. This web site focuses mainly on topics about different people, animals, and places, and features education facts, games, activities, etc.
- Particle Adventure - the Fundamentals of Matter and Force
- An award-winning interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, anti-matter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors from the Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with support by the USA Department of Energy (DOE) and the USA National Science Foundation (NSF).
- Philosophy Slam for Kids
- The Kids Philosophy Slam is an annual program designed to make philosophy fun and accessible to all kids in grades K-12, as well as to help promote critical thinking skills and encourage dialogue with other students and adults. The Philosophy Slam asks kids to answer a philosophical question such as "What is the meaning of life?" Depending on their age, kids can express themselves in words, artwork, poetry, or song.
The Kids Philosophy Slam is much more than an academic competition. It provides resources for teachers and students, internship opportunities for younger kids and volunteer and mentoring opportunities for high school students, college students, parents and teachers.
- Stardust Science
- When Bailey, the author of this book series, was eight years old, she was watching the TV program "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with her family. In that evening's episode, the host and narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson said, "The planets, the stars, the galaxies, we ourselves, and all of life -- the same star stuff." Bailey was so excited by this idea that she immediately went up to the family computer, opened a new document, and started writing what eventually became her first book so that she could share what she had learned with children everywhere.
- TIME for Kids
- TIME for Kids is a news magazine geared toward students in grades K-6. This web site offers age-appropriate news stories and features about children's books, movies, the environment, science, world cultures, and other high-interest topics. Students can find easy-to-use homework help, grammar and punctuation practice, writing tips, and a flash-card maker. Educators and parents can view teaching resources, printables, interactive classroom materials, and a teacher community board where they can connect with each other.