Internet Resources for Students

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For students who choose to use the Internet for general information, as they would a magazine, there are some useful sites in a magazine format. A magazine, for all ages, is Discover Magazine:

There are many sites sponsored by museums and zoos. The Oakland Museum of California maintains a Web site linking museums in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Here is a partial listing:

American Association of Zoo Keepers

California Academy of Science

Cat House

Charlotte the Vermont Whale The Electronic Zoo

Exploratorium (San Francisco)

Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago)

The Franklin Institute

Miami Museum of Science

Mt. Wilson Observatory

National Air and Space Museum

Sea World and Busch Gardens Animal Data Base

The Smithsonian Institution

London Science Museum

University of California Museum of Paleontology

Sites for students can be accessed through the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (, the information source for K-12 mathematics and science teachers:

ENC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Accessible sites include Fractal Lesson for Elementary and Middle School Students, Mathematics Problem Solving Activities, Elementary Science This Month, Virtual FlyLab, Puzzle Corner, SimSurface (changing variables and seeing what happens), Virtual Polyhedra, Virtual Cave, Virtual Earthquake, Volcano World, Virtual Heart Tour, and Electronic Prehistoric Shark Museum, Planetary Tour Guide, and Welcome to the Planets, among others.

The following sites are illustrative of other sites specifically for students and children. As the Internet develops, more and more sites of this kind will come on-line.

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There is a lot of information here on selected topics. For example, see this one on the age of dinosaurs: The Age of Dinosaurs


Australia's National Science and Technology Centre sponsors this site, which includes illustrated activities, including taking a virtual tour of the centre's galleries, visiting Kidspace, Hands-On Zone, and Comet Central, and discovering the excitement of model solar car racing.

Internet Educational Workbook. The Internet Educational Workbook provides a large mathematics database that is useful for practicing various skills for k-4 students.


The Abacus. Users with Java-capable browsers are able to use an abacus online at this site.

Brain Teasers. Puzzles are posted anew each Thursday along with the answer to the previous week's puzzle. For grades 3 and up.

Kid's Com is at

The site "Kids On The Web" is a nothing-but-links site, but it is a good place to start when searching for good student sites.

These lists are formidable for an adult, let alone a child. Therefore, for a child not to be overwhelmed, he or she probably shouldn't have to shift for himself or herself among all this wealth. For the sake of simplification, an adult's direction is needed.

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