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Aesop's Fables

Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. Come on in and enjoy the ageless and timeless wisdom of Aesop and his Fables - the truest family fun on the Internet.

Age Calculator

How old are you? Learn your age, to the day, hour, minute or second with this Age Calculator by Math Cats.

Animal Fact Guide

Here at Animal Fact Guide you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about the animals roaming our planet. You can also download free coloring pages, word searches, mazes, and desktop wallpapers; or check out cool animal videos, photos, and news.

Animal Planet

Animal Planet online lets you explore cat breeds, dog breeds, wild animals and more. Plus exclusive animal news, videos and info about your favorite TV shows.


Here's where kids can learn more about the ARTHUR television series and Web site, and access lots of useful resources and activities.

Beyond Penguins & Polar Bears

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is an online professional development magazine which focuses on preparing elementary teachers to teach polar science concepts while also integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction. The project draws on research showing that an integrated approach can improve student achievement in science.

Big Cats

Lions, tigers, and other big cats occupy a special place in the human imagination as beautiful, graceful, and dangerous. But these top predators have more to fear from humans than humans do from them. Many of these once-prolific species are endangered from poaching, territory loss, and climate change. Learn about these vital creatures through the resources in this collection.

Bill Nye: The Science Guy

Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work . Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life.


Biology is the study of life and the changes that take place with and around all living things. The study of life extends far beyond Earth. Let's get started and look inside cell structure.

Butterfly Conservatory

The Butterfly Conservatory draws thousands of visitors each year, transporting them to a tropical ecosystem lush with vivid, live flowers and filled with hundreds of spectacular butterflies and moths. But while the flora and fauna are quite real, the conservatory is the product of careful planning and design by the Museum’s Exhibition Department, which creates a “natural” garden using artificial lighting, precipitation, and climate control.


If you are looking for basic chemistry information, Chemistry for Kids is the right site for you. It's not just for kids, it's for everyone. There's information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.

Come to Your Senses

Without us even knowing, our sense organs (nose, eyes, ears, tongue, and skin) are taking in information and sending it to the brain for processing. If we didn't have them, we would not be able to smell, see, hear, taste, or touch anything! Talk about a boring life.


Teaching even our youngest children how to use devices and interact with digital content in a healthy way has become an important part of parenting.


Astronomy is the study of that universe and as you learn more, you will discover how each part is connected to the others. But where do you start? There are moons, planets, stars, systems, and galaxies. We'll start with the big picture and a general overview of the universe.


This site from National Geographic Kids is a wonderful site for learning about countries all over the world.

Elapsed Time Calculator

Count down the time to a date in the future, or find the Elapsed Time since a date in the past.

Fact Monster

Fact Monster is a tween destination for homework help and facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health. Highly ranked in search engines, Fact Monster contains an encyclopedia, almanacs, games, quizzes, research tools, holiday features, lots of self-made micro-sites for books, and more.

FBI Kids

The FBI Kids page is designed for children and their parents to learn more about the FBI through age-appropriate games, tips, stories and interactives. We also introduce you to our working dogs and show how FBI special agents and analysts investigate cases


Brilliant orange, bright blue, dazzling red—Frogs come in an astonishing array of colors. This vivid assortment of hues hints at the remarkable diversity that exists among the frog species inhabiting the globe. From lush rainforests to parched deserts, frogs are found in nearly every environment on Earth, and their survival strategies range from surprising to bizarre.


Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.


Physical geography is all about the Earth and the things that happen on Earth. Humans are only one part of the overall equation.

Grammar Gorillas

Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our friends get a banana. And you know, a gorilla with a banana is a gorilla with appeal.

History for Kids

Enter ancient worlds, meet famous people and discover fascinating facts by exploring a wide selection of historical games and activities.

History of the Holidays

Holidays, whether somber or jovial, are a time for families and communities to come together, commemorate historic events and usher in the seasons. Holidays are often a time to reconnect with friends and family. Did you know that Americans send over 1.5 billion Christmas cards and 150 million Valentine's Day cards annually? Whether sacred or secular, every celebration has its own unique story. Discover the history behind the holidays.

How Many Animals Are There?

There is something amazing about being outside and seeing how many different animals, insects, birds, fish, and more are actually present in our world.

How the President is Elected

This Social Studies site is a resource for K - 8 students, teachers, and anyone else who wants to learn about How the President is Elected and other government related issues.

International Children’s Digital Library

The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.


LittleClickers is a safe and fun collection of educational web sites for children in the 3- to 12-year age range.

Nature: Interactives and Games

At NATURE Interactive Online, visitors can stream full episodes of NATURE programs, watch behind-the-scenes video exclusives, view program excerpts and find fun interactive content, teacher lesson plans, and more.


This site offers an introduction to mathematics and its variety of topics. It's not just for kids, it's for everyone (even if you aren't a number nut).


On Oddball, one of the animals pictured is different. Can you pick which one?


OLogy means "the study of." And here on the American Museum of Natural History's OLogy Web site, you can study and explore many cool OLogies.


Explore the exotic world of bugs, arachnids and little critters. What do they look like up close, what do they eat, and what makes these fascinating creatures such pests?


Everything on Earth, everything in our solar system, everything in our galaxy, and everything in the Universe moves and interacts, and forces play a big part in that. Physics studies those forces and interactions.

Proton Don

FunBrain's Proton Don will show you a periodic table that contains the elements' symbols and their periodic numbers . You are given an element's name, you must click on the element's symbol.


Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

Sea and Sky

Sea and Sky brings the splendors of the seas and the wonders of the universe to members of the Internet community.

Shakespeare for Kids

Welcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art, the Folger serves a wide audience of researchers, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater- and concert-goers.


Around the world and throughout history, Sharks have inspired stories, art, traditions and rituals. In this award-winning exhibit, visitors took a "world tour"—from Africa to the Amazon—seeing more than two dozen sharks and rays with their own eyes—and also through the eyes of the many different cultures that have been shaped by them.

Sports Illustrated Kids

SIKIDS.COM is the online counterpart to Sports Illustrated For Kids magazine. The site changes from day to day, and even from minute to minute, but our goal stays the same: We aim to create a fun, safe environment for kids, filled with some of the best news, games, and interactive features on the internet. If it's not cool, it's not on our site. If it is, we've included plenty of places where you can click to tell us about it.

Squirmin Herman

Hey kids - I'm Squirmin Herman! I don't really have a head like yours. But I do have a head end, the fancy word is anterior. Please remember that it is really different from the tail end, called the posterior. Just imagine how you would feel if someone said they could not tell the difference between your head and rear end (it's so embarrassing, and I get a little sensitive about that).

Visual Dictionary

The Visual Dictionary is different from an encyclopedia or from a traditional online dictionaries, thesauri and glossaries because the images replace the words.

Vocabulary Can Be Fun

Vocabulary Can Be Fun is a leading vocabulary website worldwide with the best flash online word games. The vocabulary games include an online word search, an online crossword puzzle, and hangman online (our version is called HangMouse). Users choose the vocabulary list that the online word game will use in the word game. The vocabulary games are popular for use on smart boards for word games to build vocabulary skills in classrooms.

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