One of my new favorite websites is from National Geographic. There is so much too it. Here’s just a little of what you will find:
Games - There are plenty of games which work on a variety of science and social studies topics. My son was especially excited to see a bunch of ecology games available.
Videos – The videos available are just great! There are tons of animals, birds and reptiles, plus there are some great videos with a cartoon character named Iggy Arbuckle who make science and social studies topics fun for kids.
Country Information – This great section gives kids quick facts, a video, a map and a news article on a ton of different countries around the world. It would be great for research projects for grades 2-5!
News – This section is basically an e-version of the National Geographic Kids magazine. There are great topics covered that link into science and social studies topics.
Blogs & Photos – One of the best parts of this website is that kids can actually get involved with other kids. There are a ton of kid bloggers from around the world, and your kids can not only read their blog posts, but they can respond by adding comments to their blog posts. (In order to respond, they must create a free log in.) Kids can also upload photographs they have taken and view photographs taken by other children.
Stuff for Younger Learners – There is a whole section with games, activities and videos for younger students, so if you have K or pre-K aged kids, this is a great addition to this site.