Memory & the brain
A list of fun games kids can play online to improve and test their memory skills - thanks to Leila's kids for this one!
"for students and teachers who want to learn more about the nervous system". Information, games and activities, links to resources.
Connected to the Neuroscience for kids' site, this has lots of activities and games to teach you about and test you on your memory
A few memory training games from the Exploratorium (the "museum of science, art, and human perception")
Games and information to help you learn about your brain
A useful resource if you're looking for activities for elementary (primary) school children.
homework help, activities, "learning adventures"; also lesson plans for teachers, and tips for parents on how to support their child's learning.
activities in many subjects, mostly for younger children, but some for older elementary students (lots of good stuff in the geography and science sections - information sheets and quizzes) - and note too, that many of the activities are available in several different languages
lots of printable worksheets and other resources, in several different languages. Look in particular at their:
great resource! links to lots of really good sites on a variety of topics.
interactive lessons, exercises, printable worksheets, in Maths and Language, for K-8 students
a directory of resources, for all levels
a variety of interactive learning games, puzzles, and quizzes for elementary and middle school students. There's also a hub for high school students: High School Hub
A multimedia presentation explaining the Dewey Decimal System
More on the Dewey decimal system. Teaches elementary school children about the Dewey decimal classification system through an illustrated series of stories featuring "Dewey and the Alien." A class project, nicely done.
Some word searches in a variety of categories
More word searches
an extensive directory of education sites, covering early childhood through to college
The New York Times offers a good training ground for newspapers with its Student Connections, for students from grade 6 - 12.
Includes a kids section that looks quite attractive, but several parts of the main site could be of interest to children - check out the Map Machine.
Not specifically for children, but if your child, like mine, is keen on mythology, this is a useful resource.
Quite a good site for history and social studies information for children, although very US-centric.
From the Smithsonian. You can see images of various items in their exhibition, but also there's a Learning Center and a virtual Viking voyage.
Scroll down the page to the section on games, puzzles, etc. Lots of links to interactive geography games here.
A great way of learning countries - scroll down the page to the interactive map puzzles.
Practice your capital cities here
An online, one-two player geography based game. Play alone or compete against an online opponent to locate cities as quickly and accurately as you can.
ArtSnacks is described as a social learning network where children can share their artwork and learn how to support each other, as well as getting some art instruction.
terminology, wacky stories, build-it-yourself projects, information about what an architect is and how to become one, information about structures and materials. Nicely done.
a variety of quizzes and games to help expand your wordpower
has an extensive list of algebra resources (Recommended by Samantha’s math group in Colorado Springs)
has a number of links to a variety of fun math sites for kids (scroll down the page to get to it)
Practice the basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
games, puzzles, lessons ... produced by an artistic mathematician. Visually exciting, its aim is to make maths fun.
brush up your skills with this site - explanations of how to do things, interactive practice, and challenge games, all sorted by grade level
find out some tricks with numbers
Make your own math drill worksheets
lots more sites listed here on the Open Directory
Math challenges for families
site designed to promote the Googol Power Math Series; basic maths
A librarian tells me that the math puzzles listed on this page have been quite popular
Some nice math interactives at http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html
Lessons on sponges, cnidarians, mollusks, echinoderms, arthropods, sprem whales, manatees, and sharks
An "animal information database" from SeaWorld / Busch Gardens Adventure Parks. There's fast facts about various animal species; stories from their parks; a live video from the chimpanzee habitat at one of their reserves, and more.
For those who enjoyed Sir David Attenborough's TV programme, or attendant book, here's the website. Nicely presented.
The American Museum of Natural History website for kids
If you need help or inspiration for your science fair, try this site
The Exploratorium is described as a museum of science, art and human perception, and is part of the San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts. Check out the activities.
Field trips, experiments, adventures; in several languages
On the Science Hobbyist site, which is worth a look in its own right. The Science Club section has a variety of science projects, from simple to advanced, and links to other science sites.
Science activities from the Australian science magazine for children
Fun science activities you can do at home
"Discover the secrets of everyday stuff"
Good, fun explanations of various physical principles
interactive biology learning activities, such as cartoons explaining intestinal gas, and and an evolution lab
NASA's kids site, with pages on air, natural hazards, land, water, and how people affect the earth; multimedia "adventures", games and activities.
Another site from NASA, this time on the exploration of our solar system
A portal to the world of infrared and and other wavelengths
This is the site of the Hubble telescope, and it's presented beautifully, with lots of exciting images. The information is presented simply. There are several sections, including one of "Fun & Games". A great one to interest a child in astronomy and science.
Another great site about astronomy and science. It's funded by NASA but seems to be produced by people at the University of Michigan. It has more information than the Hubble site, and also has a Fun & Games section. It aims to be a resource for students as well as the general public, so the information is presented at a suitable level. Indeed, you can pick your level - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Well, I have to say, the space people really seem to have their act together, as far as presenting their stuff goes! Another great space site, this one specifically on the program to explore Mars. There are a number of classroom resource materials, and some activities just for kids.
A very comprehensive site for elementary / primary children. The texts are available at a range of reading levels, and in Spanish; and there are quizzes on each section of the text (look under "activities").
"How stuff works" is not a site specifically aimed at children, and offers a lot of different types of explanations. For some reason the Earth Science section seemed to me of most interest to children (How volcanoes work; How quicksands work, etc)