Websites are valuable tools for reference materials you may need for projects, classwork, homework and your own personal interests. Below, you will find websites that have been evaluated and selected for quality information that you can trust. They are organized by grade level. Remember, if you need help finding information or using the sites, ask your media specialist.
Central Intelligence Agency Kids’ Zone
Kids’ Zone. Central Intelligence Agency, 10 July 2014. Web. 20 Mar. 2016. https://www.cia.gov/kids-page
The CIA’s mission is to provide reliable, current intelligence information and counterintelligence (protecting U.S. secrets and/or spreading disinformation) activities, to the president and other divisions of the government. Learn about these topics and more.
Energy Kids. U.S. Energy Information Administration, 07 Mar. 2016. Web. 24 Mar. 2016.
Recycling, energy calculators, using and saving energy, careers in energy and biographies are examples of the broad range of information available. Site is easy to navigate with information broken down by grade level ranges.
KidsHealth. The Nemours Foundation, 2016. Web. 15 Apr. 2016.
This engaging and informative website provides comprehensive information about anything “Health” for students of all grade levels and ages. Multimedia formats will appeal to a diverse student body. Separate sections for kids, teens and adults.
NASA for Kids
NASA For Kids. NASA, 16 Mar. 2016. Web. 22 Mar. 2016.
Video chats with the space station, mission news and information, pictures and video of our universe are a few resources available. Multimedia content, updated daily, about space, engineering and research is accessible to all learners.
StopBullying.gov - Kids
StopBullying.gov - Kids. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 02 Jan. 2015. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.
Facts on bullying, information on how kids who are bullied may feel, why kids bully others, strategies for handling bullying and avoiding cyberbullying included. Written, video and animated information allow accessibility for all.
Academy of Achievement: The Achiever Gallery, Gr. 6-12
Academy of Achievement: The Achiever Gallery. American Academy of Achievement, 2016. Web. 14 Apr. 2016.
Motivational site offers an opportunity to “meet” people, through biographies, video interviews, podcasts and photographs, who have changed our world. Achiever gallery is organized by categories including Arts, Business, Public Service, Science, Exploration and Sports. nbi8
Biography, Gr. 5-12
Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 2016. Web. 17 Apr. 2016.
Celebrities, political figures, and the greatest achievers of our time are profiled. Links to other biographies that are similar to what has been selected are helpful. Information available on people from long ago through today.
Consumer Jungle. University of Arizona, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2016.
Interactive website offers reliable information on personal financial. Main subjects include Making Money, Managing Your Money, Protecting Your Future, Connecting to Your World, and a Financially Healthy Life.
Newsela, Gr. 3-12
Newsela. Newsela, 2016. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.
Created specifically for students, Newsela is organized by broad subject areas including War and Peace, Money, Science, Arts, and Sports. With information presented at varying grade and reading levels, news articles are accessible for all.
Smithsonian Education Students, Gr. 6-12
Smithsonian Education - Students. Smithsonian Institution, 2013. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.
Prehistoric climate change, African American pioneers in aviation, and famous women of the twentieth century are examples of subjects available to research. Suitable for all content areas, this is a highly engaging site
Federal Trade Commission, 9-12
Federal Trade Commission: Protecting America's Consumers. Federal Trade Commission, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2016.
This US consumer protection agency, site provides information related to money and personal finance. Registration for the nation's do not call list and information about and access to credit reports offered.
Sparticl, Gr. 9-12
Sparticl. Twin Cities Public Television, 2016. Web. 16 Apr. 2016.
Alternative Energy, Climate Change and Green Building exemplify the very best web offerings in STEM content. Created specifically for teens, content is curated by experts. Teens also rank, share and recommend content supporting diverse curriculum.
Never Again: US Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Gr. 9-12
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.
Information regarding the Holocaust, World War II, pre and post World War II, racism and current day genocide available. Stories told through artifacts, photographs, personal accounts, and period maps help bring history alive.