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American Association for the Advancement of Science  (AAAS) works hard to encourage children from all types of backgrounds to take and interest in science. You can get involved with your child to encourage the love of learning.

Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids  (GPO)
With Benjamin Franklin as a guide, the kids' pages cover topics such as the U.S. Constitution, how laws are made, the branches of the Federal government, and what it means to be a U.S. citizen. Ben's Guide also includes games and links to other U.S. Government Web sites created for kids.

BrainPOP Jr.  provides educational movies for K-3 learners. Through the adventures of Annie and Moby, BrainPOP Jr. addresses a wide range of grade-appropriate topics, such as the food pyramid, soil, and shapes. The movies encourage active viewing and are easily paused for students to make predictions and form their own ideas. Each animated movie has leveled quizzes, games, activities, and lesson ideas that develop students' critical thinking and inquiry skills. Designed specifically for early learners, BrainPOP Jr. is easy to navigate and all the content is read aloud so young students can browse the site on their own.

Building Blocks for a Healthy Future! 
An early childhood substance abuse prevention program developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that educates parents and caregivers about the basics of prevention in order to promote a healthy lifestyle. Designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 3 to 6, Building Blocks will help you open up the lines of communication with young children—and make it easier to keep those lines of communication open as they grow older.

Cells Alive 
See the latest graphics and information on everything from splinters to parasites. Subjects include Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Microscopy.

Class Brain! 
An educational resource site for students, parents, and teachers -- they have brain games, homework help, and cool information to help you become a "class brain" too.

Color Me Safe (CDC)
Children can have fun coloring the pictures and reading about the Safe Family in this coloring book. Throughout the book, the Safe Family takes simple steps to prevent injuries.

Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book  
This coloring book is designed for adults and children to work on together. Children can learn about fire, earthquakes, floods, tornados and other disasters, as well as how to protect themselves—all while having fun coloring.

Education Atlas 
A comprehensive guide to over 8000 education websites sorted by Index/Subject and lifestage, so you can find exactly what you're looking for quickly and easily; useful for home schooling resources, college research, teachers in need of new lesson ideas, or career professionals seeking continuing education opportunities.

Education Portal 
The education portal is a directory of colleges, career schools, and universities that may be useful for prospective students who are trying to decide which school to attend.

Educhoices searches online programs and over 1000 campus locations nationwide. The three step process helps you quickly find the local campuses which are offering your desired subjects, or you can browse a list of all categories, or browse schools by region.

Environmental Health Perspectives Journal An NIEHS resource for the serious scientists out there.

Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) Science Education Program promotes environmental health literacy, using the scientific literature to teach students the principles of environmental health science. EHP resources enable teachers to provide students with current and credible environmental health information. The lessons published through the EHP Science Education Program encourage students to learn about their health and their environment through cooperative hands-on and critical thinking activities and real-world examples.

EPA Drinking Water and Ground Water Kids Stuff 
Activity books and lessons for kids and teachers, grades K-12.

EPA Region 9 Environmental Education Programs 
A competitive grants program, environmental education publications for classroom use, and a youth awards program.

Foundation for Biomedical Research  
Dedicated to improving human and veterinary health by promoting public understanding and support for humane and responsible animal research..

Franklin Institute Resources for Science Learning 
The Frankin Institute offers tools for educators and program support resources. Plan your trip to The Franklin Institute and see how it can support student learning. 

FT Exploring 
A fun award-winning site that explores energy and other basic science principles and shows how the same fundamental principles control how things work in nature, living organisms, and human technology. The articles are carefully researched, accurate, and easy to understand.

From Genetics to Genomics for Teachers 
This site is designed to help teachers develop a curriculum that reflects the advancements in science as well as the needs of your students when making the transition from genetics to genomics.

Girlshealth.gov  was created by the National Woman's Health Information Center (NWHIC), US Department of Health and Human Services and the Office on Women's Health, to help adolescent girls (ages 10-16) learn more about some of the unique health issues and social situations they will encounter in the upcoming years. The Parent/Caregiver section provides resources and links to extremely helpful information for you, as a parent/caregiver, to be prepared to deal with some of the issues that face adolescent girls.

HHS for Kids-Let's Move! 
A list of Kids Pages available throughout the Department of Health and Human Services.

Home EDucators Resource Directory 
Provides a comprehensive listing of homeschool resources, including classes, subjects, services, directories, suppliers, support groups, and community opportunities.

How Stuff Works—Green Science 
Green Science is the application of eco-friendly thinking to scientific disciplines. Learn about global warming, pollution and other impacts on nature and the planet, plus what we can do to combat them.

Journey to Planet Earth  
The programs in the Journey to Planet Earth PBS series explore the fragile relationship between people and the world they inhabit. A common thread runs throughout all the programs — the necessity to achieve a balance between the needs of people and the needs of the environment.

Kaboose 
Crafts, holidays, games, recipes, parenting and health information. Demos, reviews, programming for kids, and graphics. Holiday pages with mazes, puzzles, software, and crafts.

Kids 4 Research  provides information to students, teachers, and parents on responsible laboratory animal care and use in biomedical/biological research, testing, and education. The site also provides information on the benefits of such research to animals, humans, and the environment.

Kid’s Air 
EPA's Kids Air provides Air Quality Index information and resources for teachers and parents, and websites for kids.

Kids.gov 
Provides links to popular kids sites around the federal government, including a search engine that searches kids related sites

KidsHealth 
Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

Lesson Plans 
Free lesson plans sorted by age group by the "Local School Directory" site.

Lessonsense.com 
Free lesson material and ideas for preschool and elementary age children; loads of suggestions,and downloadable materials that can be used to create your lesson plans.

Math and Reading Help for Kids  is a comprehensive directory of hundreds of original articles and resources centered on the topic of children's education.

Monica's Gang, Healthy Environments for Children 
From the Pan American Health Organization

Museum of Science 

National Weather Service Playtime for Kids 
Forecasting, Hurricane Hunters, Space Place, and more!

Neuroscience for Kids  has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn more about the nervous system. Enjoy the activities and experiments on your way to learning more about the brain and spinal cord.

NIEHS Curricular Material

NIEHS Brochures & Fact Sheets

NIEHS Environmental Health Science Education

NIEHS Library and Information Services
Reference resources and publications.

NIEHS News Releases

NIEHS Teachers
This site provides a list of links to NIEHS Teacher/Education Resources.

NIEHS Videos

NIH National Library of Medicine  
Free MEDLINE access and more!

NIH Office of Science Education 
There's something here for everyone, including teachers, students, and the general public.

Office of National Drug Control Policy  
The principal purpose of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program, the goals of which are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences.

Peace Corps Challenge Game Resources  
Resources and teaching suggestions from World Wise Schools to enhance the Peace Corps Challenge Game.

Science NetLinks  
Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.

Ready Kids, Parents and Teachers 
Great resources from FEMA on being prepared and talking to your kids about challenging subjects.

School Health 
This website from the California Environmental Protection Agency contains information on the Children's School Bus Exposure Study and the study on Environmental Health Conditions in Classrooms. Information on the study findings and on simple low-cost actions schools can take to reduce exposure is included on the web page. All materials, including the videos, have also been translated into Spanish.

Schoolzone 
A UK education site with free education resources. Teachers find independent reviews of learning resources. 

Science Theater is an organization run by student volunteers at Michigan State University that go out into the community to teach children and adults alike about the wonders of science.

Sheppard Software  offers a variety of great educational online games and quizzes for all ages to make learning fun, including geography (states and capitals too!), math, science, vocabulary, chemistry, animals, and more!

Sites for Teachers 
Hundreds of educational websites rated by popularity

Songs for Teaching 
Using music to promote learning.

Space Weather 
A NOAA site with science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment; provides current "weather" status on our Solar System, plus a lot of good information about sunspots, solar flares, auroras, and more!

The Whole Frog Project  
The goal of the Whole Frog Project is to provide high school biology classes the ability to explore the anatomy of a frog by using data from high resolution MRI imaging and from mechanical sectioning, together with 3D surface and volume rendering software to visualize the anatomical structures of the intact animal.

US Department of Agriculture Sci4Kids Teachers’ Desk   
A variety of teacher-ready activities to accompany the stories and other features on the Sci4Kids website.

USGS Education 
Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level inquiry and research.

Volcanos 
USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory

Weekly Reader 

Whale Net 
Educational website focusing on whales and marine research.

What's Up With Our Nation's Water? 
A status report on the quality of our waters and what you can do to make a difference.

White House 101 
Facts and Fun for All Ages

Women Are Scientists  is a free video series that showcases successful female scientists in their specialties. Each video presents three women scientists with various backgrounds who discuss the rewards and challenges of their careers and their unique pathways to success.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 
The ocean covers more than 70 percent of Earth, yet it is the least understood ecosystem on the planet, and it remains largely unexplored. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a world leader in the field of oceanography, have been probing the mysteries of the oceans for more than 75 years. You can explore with them!

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