Fun Sites and Games

Upper Elementary: Fun Sites and Games
Information retrieved from: Common Sense Media and Great Websites for Kids

4kids_web4Kids
This is the online component to the weekly newspaper feature includes games, a “scavenger hunt” quiz, and links to “cool spots” for kids to use for homework, information or fun.

aplusclick_web
A + Click
More than 1000 challenging math problems and illustrations for grades 1st to 12th.

airspacemuseum_webAir and Space Museum
Here, in virtual space, are the objects that made the dream of flight a reality.

brainpop_webBrainPop
Learn all about the world around you, from health, science, arts and music to mathematics, technology and even English grammar, by viewing the educational films on this site.

dinodictionary_webDino Dictionary
This site offers a searchable database, discussion of current theories, a listing of dinosaur sites and clip art.

ecokids_webEcoKids.ca
This is part of Earth Day Canada’s environmental education program for kids. There are Earth-related games, quizzes, activities, printable pages, and more, each broken down by topic.

howstuffworks_webHow Stuff Works
HowStuffWorks explains thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking to ESP, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works.  Learn how everything works.

KidsReads
Booklists, author interviews, puzzles, trivia and more kids ages 6-12. kidsreads_web

meetmeatthecorner_webMeet Me at the Corner
Interactive site includes virtual field trips for kids. Founded by children’s author Donna Cuthrie.

nasakidsclub_webNASA Kids Club
NASA Kids’ Club is a new offering from NASA that features games, interactive activities, and images for students to explore, play, and learn.

readkiddo_webReadKiddoRead
James Patterson’s site full of great books and more for kids of all ages.

Sidekicks
A cool graphic novel review site for teens, plus Sidekicks (for kids).

seussville_webSeussville
This is the official home of Dr. Seuss on the Web.  There are games, you can chat with the Cat in the Hat, win prizes, find out about new Dr. Seuss books and CD-ROMs, and much, much more!

worldofgoo_webWorld of Goo (on our AWE Early Literacy Stations)
This is for kids interested in building and having great fun with physics-based puzzles.  It will get them thinking about basic construction concepts.

For other great sites, have a look at Great Websites for Kids, sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children a division of the American Library Association.


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