Merriam-Webster Online: This site features both a dictionary and a thesaurus, as well as word games and a "word of the day." There's also a link to Merriam-Webster's "Word Central," which is specifically designed with children in mind.
National Geographic Society: As one would expect, this site is chock-full of maps and nature photography. In addition, there are interactive learning projects (including a 3-D solar system that you can navigate through your Web browser), news features, and educational games for kids.
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper: 13-year-old B.J. Pinchbeck has spent many, many hours combing the Internet for sites that can be of help to students, and he's compiled them on his own Web site. There are more than 600 sites listed in more than a dozen categories.
Yahooligans! Homework Help: Yahooligans! is Yahoo's Web guide aimed at children. The "Homework Help" category lists Web sites that may be of assistance in a variety of subjects.
KidInfo: There's information here for students of all ages, but there's a wealth of links specific to younger children. There are also resources for teachers and parents.
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