Internet Search Engines for Kids | General Homework Help | Animals | Health & Life | Math

History & Social Studies | Reading & Literature | Science


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Internet Search Engines for Kids

Kiddle | Safe visual search engine for kids powered by Google.

KidzSearch | Uses Google safe search and highlights appropriate games, videos and more in the sidebar.

Safe Search Kids | Powered by Google for safe search results, images, wiki, and video.

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General Homework Help

Access Video on Demand: Just for Kids | Features books and stories brought to life, resources for early learners, exploring our world, homework help, TV shows, and all about nature, all from well-known and respected producers like Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow and PBS.

 Encyclopedia Britannica | Full articles from the complete encyclopedia. From home: Click on this remote link.

 Facts on File Reference Suite | Brings together a number of reference resources on history, science, literature, world news, health, and more.

Scholastic Go! | Contains an extensive encyclopedia perfect for elementary school students and up. Browse videos, an atlas and more! From home: Click on this remote link

World Almanac for Kids Elementary | Features a variety of topics to research, videos, games, projects and much more. This is a great first research resource, perfect for younger elementary students.

BrainPOP | BrainPOP has educational lessons covering a variety of topics. Each topic also comes with related videos, quizzes, and activities!

Fact Monster | Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Homework Center Lots of great information in different subjects. Also includes information to help with research and studying skills, games, and more.

Khan Academy | Video library, practice exercises, and assessments for many topics for all ages. Includes K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry and physics, and history. Each video is approximately 10 minutes long.

Parent Toolkit| Produced by NBC News' Education Nation and sponsored by Pearson, Parent Toolkit gives you a grade-by-grade look at academics in preschool through high school.


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 Scholastics's Amazing Animals of the World | Wild animals and their habitats for elementary and middle school. From home: Click on this remote link. Enter your library card number for the user name; no password is needed.

National Geographic for Kids | Find games, fun activities, and lots of information about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Special section for "Little Kids."

ASPCA Kids | This child-friendly site offers interactive information on pet care, animal issues, poster and essay contests, games, cartoons, and more.

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Health / Life

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KidsHealth | Accurate, up-to-date information about growth, food and fitness, medical and surgical conditions and the latest treatments. You'll find health games, How the Body Works animations, the KidsVote health poll and tons of surprises. Special sections for parents, kids and teens.

It's My Life from PBS Kids | You can read, share, play games, take quizzes, watch videos, and more about Friends, Family, School, Body, Emotions, and Money.

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Language Learning Center

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 Mango Languages | Are you traveling abroad? Struggling with a language course at school? Trying to improve your English? Try Mango Languages! McHenry Public Library cardholders can access an online language-learning system that teaches conversational skills for 12 different languages, including Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. There are also ESL courses for those learning English and a translation tool for written text. Create a Mango account to keep track of your progress in the lessons today!

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A+ Math | This website helps students improve their math skills interactively with games, flashcards, and math word puzzles. Try the Homework Helper to check your homework answers!

Cool Math | Many games and puzzles to make math fun!

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History & Social Studies

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 Culturegrams | Experience cultures, geography, maps, reports & statistics from around the world & all 50 states. Includes a Photo Gallery, Famous People section, and Recipe Collection. From home, click on this remote link.

 American History Online | Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience

 Modern World History Online | Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history—from mid-15th century to the present

 World News Digest | Brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print

 Issues and Controversies on File | Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture

Library of Congress for Kids | American history and culture, veteran's history: Kids can meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, explore the states, join Americans at play, watch movies and listen to songs from America's past.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids | Learn all about the United States' government and history. Includes sections for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

The History Place | This site includes timelines of major events in U.S. and World history, information about historical topics and U.S. Presidents with photos.

The 50 States of the United States | Find a variety of state facts and other useful information! | Find links to government and other kids' sites on all subjects. Choose either grades K-5 or 6-8.

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Reading and Literature

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 NoveList K-8 Plus | A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. It has a fun design for younger readers.

 TumbleBooks | "eBooks for eKids" Find story books, read alongs, Tumble TV, puzzles & games, and bilingual and foreign language books

Starfall | "Where children have fun learning to read!" A free public service to teach children to read with phonics. For children at all levels, from learning the alphabet to reading on their own

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 Science Online | Includes various areas of science with in-depth definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, videos, and science experiments.

 Scholastics's The New Book of Popular Science | Reference and current events for elementary school and higher.
From home: Click on this remote link. Enter your library card number for the user name; no password is needed.

NASA for Students | Explore and experience unique space and aeronautics content! Includes separate sections for grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and the NASA Kids' Club.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide | If you’ve never done a science fair project before, DON’T PANIC! The Internet Public Library’s Science Fair Project Resource Guide will help you through the whole project by guiding you to a variety of excellent web resources.

Science Net | Features information about science subjects including biology, chemistry, physics, zoology, geology, botany, paleontology, and astronomy.

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