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Art and Music

  • America's Story from America's Library: See, Hear and Sing
    Watch a movie, play a song, and play a tune from America's past.
  • Archkidtecture
    A great introduction to different types of buildings around the world.
  • Beginning Instrumental Techniques and Advice
    Do you play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, or a brass instrument? This page offers some tips on how to play and take care of your instrument.
  • Crayon Fun
    You can color, play games, find fun craft ideas, and get your creative juices flowing on this page.
  • Exploring Leonardo
    Learn all about Leonardo da Vinci, the famous artist and inventor who lived during the Italian Renaissance.
  • Haring Kids
    Learn about the art of Keith Haring, play games, color pictures, and more.
  • Kididdles
    Search a music index, choose your own adventure story, play some music games, send in your own songs to share with other kids, and take a peek at the Song of the Day.
  • Puzzle Maker
    Print lots of different mazes or puzzles for lots of brain-teasing fun.
  • The Imagination Factory
    This site provides art activities using recycled materials. Ideas and clear directions can be found for painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, fiber arts, and crafts from recycled media.

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  • A+ Math
    In this site you can design your own Flashcards, visit the Game Room, use the Homework Helper, and print out some helpful worksheets.
  • Cool Math
    An amusement park of math and more!
  • Fact Monster
    Click on the Math Link to send you to a page where you can check out sections like Special Features with math-related news, Almanac Sections on money and arithmetic, and Games and Quizzes like Math Baseball.
  • Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
    Figure This! Mathematical challenges for families provide interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families.
  • Learning Planet
    Games and activities on this site are broken down by categories like math, shapes and colors, letters, numbers, or developmentally by grade or age. Be sure to play Brickball!
  • Math Cats
    Math Cats provides playful explorations of important math concepts through games, crafts and interactive projects. Includes a magic chalkboard and an art gallery.
  • Math Playground
    An action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have some fun!

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Reading and Writing

  • America Writes for Kids
    Search for information about authors and their books alphabetically or by state.
  • Between the Lions
    Perfect for anyone learning to read. Your favorite Between the Lions characters are all here with songs, stories, games, and coloring.
  • Book Adventure
    Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is sponsored by Sylvan Learning, Inc.
  • Find a book with Lexiles
    Try the new "Find a Book" feature on the Lexile Framework site. Choose the reading that you like most - adventure, humor, comics and more. "Find a Book" will help you find the perfect read.
  • KidLit: The Children's Literature Character Database
    Anytime you can't remember the title or author, this is the place to look.
  • Missouri Writes for Kids
    Features a list of Missouri authors, like Sandy Asher and David Harrison, with links to their personal web pages.
  • RIF Reading Planet
    Write and illustrate your own stories, play reading games, or express yourself through poetry.
  • Spaghetti Book Club
    Excellent book reviews by kids, for kids.
  • Word Central
    Look up words in the Student Dictionary or even customize your very own dictionary and check out the Daily Buzzword.
  • Kid Reads

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  • All Science Fair Projects Site
    Science Fair Projects for all levels. Hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology!
  • BAM! Body and Mind
    Designed for kids 9-13 years old, this site gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
    The official site for the popular scientist.
  • Bubble Sphere
    Everything you wanted to know about bubbles plus some cool bubble recipes.
  • Dino Dictionary is your resource for hunting dinosaurs. With profiles of over 300 known dinosaurs, immerse yourself in a wealth of knowledge about the giants that roamed the earth so long ago!
  • Discovery Center of Springfield, Inc.
    Interactive hands-on museum.
  • Hubble Telescope Fun and Games
    Looking for something cool to do? Make the universe your celestial playground in Fun & Games.
  • Museum of Paleontology
    Online exhibits on paleontology.
  • Nasa Kids
    There are projects, games, stuff about rockets and airplanes, cartoons, and what it's like to live in space.
  • NASA Quest
    Learn about the future of flight design, become a satellite assistant, go on an astro-adventure, or learn about astro-biology.
  • Science Fair Projects
    Science Fair projects on the website
  • The Weather Channel Kids
    The Weather Channel Kids provides interactive weather games, maps, and activities
  • Yuckiest Site on the Internet
    Ask Wendell the worm any of your yucky science questions, meet the worm lady, and blast some cockroaches into oblivion!

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Social Studies

  • 50 States and Capitals
    Encyclopedia-style entries for each of the 50 U.S. States. Look no further for state songs, flowers and trees, birds, maps, parks, license plates, mottos and nicknames.
  • American Indian Library
    This link takes you straight to the listing of Native American Nations, but you can surf the rest of the page and find information about languages, festivals, and more.
  • America's Story from America's Library
    Fun and educational. You can explore topics like Meet Amazing Americans, Jump Back in Time, Join America at Play, and See, Hear Sing.
  • Ben's Guide to the Government
    Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is brought to the World Wide Web as a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). It's a fun, effective way of showing kids how they can utilize the GPO's publications.
  • Famous Missourians- The State Historical Society of Missouri
    The State Historical Society of Missouri has specifically created the Famous Missourians Web site to assist elementary school students in their study of Missouri history and famous Missourians during the fourth-grade year of instruction.
  • Kids
    This is an inter-agency site that provides links to Federal kid's sites along with sites form other organizations all grouped by subject.
  • Missouri Kids
    A website created by the office of Missouri's Secretary of State. Learn about the history of our great state, the symbols, and government through fun games and informative facts.
  • Native American Facts for Kids
    Native American Facts for Kids is a non-profit organization working to preserve and promote American Indian languages, and provides simple online information about American Indians in an easy-to-read question and answer format.
  • Smithsonian Kids
    An educational site from the popular museum.
  • Wayback: U.S. History for Kids
    Created by the PBS series American Experience, this site provides an entertaining and informative look at American history.

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