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Rocks for Kids
Info and pictures about rocks and minerals
Rock Hounds
More great info and pictures on rocks and minerals
Savage Earth
With stunning visuals and a focus on volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, students learn just how fragile the earth and its crust are
Earth and Moon Viewer
“Presents an earth map—you can see where it is day, or night, right now. You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.”


Build a Prarie
Create a tallgrass or shortgrass prairie
About Grasslands
Great info and pictures of grasslands
Botanic Garden
Learn about our Chicago Botanic Garden
Window to the Earth
Pictures from space and information on different environments like deserts, coral reefs, and more. Published by NASA Kids Club
National Geographic
Environment news and more
Earth Day Quiz
Take an Earth Day quiz on
CNN Earth Day Quiz
Take an Earth Day quiz on
Ecological Footprint
Calculate the impact your resource use has on the Earth. Site:
Earth 911
This is an organization that connects people with information about helping the Earth
Pacific Garbage Patch
Images and info about the huge trash vortex in the Pacific Ocean.  This is part of National Geographic's web site.
The Plastic Patrol
Ways kids can help the problem of the Garbage Ptach - a huge mass of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean.  This web site and blog is by 2 kids.
Kids' Recycling Guide
Lots of great info and resources on recycling for kids.


Plum Landing
Fact sheets of over 50 species
National Geographic for Kids
Information and activities about animals from National Geographic for Kids
Animal Facts
Fact sheets of over 50 species
National Geographic for Kids
Information and activities about animals from National Geographic for Kids
Chicago Wildlife
Information on wildlife in our backyards. Has information on animal problems in Chicago.
Prehistoric Life
Information on prehistoric life. Published by the BBC.

Human Science

Scholastic Study Jams
Videos about the human body and its systems
Mr. Bones
Put together a skeleton and learn the names of important bones in the body

Science Fair

PBS Dragonfly
PBS Kids science project guide and ideas
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Home Demos on life science, physical science, and planetary science by Bill Nye, the Science Guy

Space And Astronomy 

Kids Astronomy
Information about the Solar System, deep space, space exploration, and more
Moon Olympics
Learn science about the moon while playing a game
NASA Kids Club
Info, stories, pictures and games about rockets, astronauts, space exploration, space shuttles, solar system, and galaxies
Resources for K-4 educators


Dan's Wild Weather
Published by Meterologist Dan Satterfield
All About Snow
Published by the National Snow and Ice Data Center. This website provides a wealth of information about snow.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Wilson Bently
A detailed biography of Wilson "Snowflake" Bently is provided
NOAA Activities
Weather information and activities
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Periodic Table of Elements
Maintained by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, this site provides basic information about chemical elements and the periodic table
The Bubblesphere
Everything you ever wanted to know about bubbles is presented here. Sections include answers to bubble questions, bubble history, bubble games, and more. Professor Bubbles also shares his adventures around the world. A fun site to explore!

Engineering and Design

Jason Coaster
Design a roller-coaster and then make adjustments if it is has too much energy (crashes) or too little energy (gets stuck). Finally, your roller-coaster will be successful!