Cyberspace for Kids

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Welcome to the Cyberspace for Kids page.  C'mon in!  Take your shoes off and leave everything you think you know at the door.  You're about to embark on a wonderful journey through a world without boundaries.  

Traveling through cyberspace is an exciting adventure with no speed limits.  Soon you'll be a veteran traveler and be able to enjoy all the sights and sounds of this new frontier.  And don't be surprised if you get lost.  Sometimes, that's half the fun!

Below are websites kids (and parents, too) will find fun and interesting!  

 

Have more fun than you could possibly imagine!  Click on a category or visit the teacher & staff-recommended websites below.

 

Oh, and please email us if you notice a website that is obsolete.  Thanks!

 

Animals

Arts

Clubs

Computers

Food & Nutrition

Fun & Games

Health & Safety

History

Human Body

Math

Planet Earth

Reading & Writing

Research

Science

Social Studies

Space

Sports

Television

Virtual Tours

 

The following are websites teachers & staff  have recommended . . . 

www.classbrain.com  
www.Funbrain.com
www.brainchild.com (go to online assessment for reading and math)
www.coolmath.com
www.yahooligans.com
www.rebeccacaudill.org
www.DiscoverySchool.com 
www.netstate.com/states 
www.nationalgeographic.com 
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/kids/index.html 
www.kidskonnect.com

Prairie Central Upper Elementary ~ 312 N. Center Street POB 496 ~ Forrest, IL 61741


 

 

 

 

 

 

ANIMALS

Brevard Zoo

www.brevardzoo.org  

Go on a virtual tour and see the lemurs and the gibbons.  Check out the big collection of animal photographs as well.

The Butterfly Web Site

www.butterflywebsite.com

Flitter among the flowers with the beautiful butterflies - caught for you on this page.  Did you know there are many types of butterflies?  Find out just how many and why they do the things that they do.

Curse of T. Rex

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/trex/

The dinosaurs weren't alone!  Who else was here when the dinosaurs ruled the earth?  Did they really rule?  This PBS special reveals it all.

Crocodiles

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/crocs/

Find out about a creature that's been living on the earth for at least 240 million years.  No, not the dinosaur - the crocodile.  See how these reptilian kings outlived the dinosaurs to become some people's pets!  But you just may think twice before taking one for a walk!

ARTS (Fine arts, music and crafts)                                    back to top

Art Resources

www.educationindex.com/art/

Looking for a favorite painting, museum, or artist?  You'll find it here in this immense collection of links to everything art.  See masterpieces up close, learn how to improve your techniques, or find out how gorillas are getting into the act.

Children's Music Web

www.childrensmusic.com

Looking to put some music into your life?  Sing, listen, create, and play music - all at this site.  Talk about the music you love, hear what other people have to say, and jus t take some notes for yourself.

Piano on the Net*

www.PianoNanny.com

A working composer and studio musician has created this site where Beginning, Intermediate, and even Advanced students can learn piano.  Easy to follow.  A piano keyboard is required.

CLUBS                                                                                   back to top

Kids F.A.C.E. Homepage

www.kidsface.org

Kids For A Clean Environment (Kids F.A.C.E.) is a children's environmental organization started in l989 by a 9-year old child.  The club, with a current membership of over 300,000 worldwide, is dedicated to helping children learn more about the world in which they live and helping them to be more involved in the protection of nature.

Kid Sites

www.kidinfo.com 

Click here and find sites designed for kids and teachers.  Almost every academic subject plus Hobbies and Games.


COMPUTERS                                                                          back to top

Kids Domain

www.kidsdomain.com

The kids' computer site.  Read reviews of software, download FREE programs and games, learn to program, build web pages, find teaching and parenting resources, and best of all, play on-line games, puzzles, crafts, and more.  You will want to stay a kid forever.


FOOD & NUTRITION                                                              back to top

Meals for You

www.mealsforyou.com 

If only they made virtual food, you'd never have to leave this site.  With thousands of recipes and meal plans and complete nutritional information, you're in for a tasty treat.


Healthy Refrigerator

www.healthyfridge.org 

Open the door to a healthy heart.  You are what you eat, so you'd better learn to eat healthy and strong by checking out these tips and guidelines that get to the heart of the matter.


FUN & GAMES                                                                      back to top

Read Across America - March 2006

www.seussville.com

Click on "Playground" for fun!


4Kids

www.4kids.org 

How do you find fun and safe sites for kids on the Web?  Right here, of course.  An updated selection of the newest offerings for kids on the Internet.


HEALTH & SAFETY                                                               back to top

 

 

 

General Wellness

www.webmd.com

For basic facts on any condition.  Type in "pinkeye," for example, and you get a symptom overview and links to possible causes and treatments.


 

 

 

Children's Health

www.kidshealth.org

Three levels of advice - for parents, children and teenagers.  Answers to some common kids' questions, such as "What's a coma?" and "When will my voice change?"


 

 

 

FEMA for KIDS Homepage

www.fema.gov/kids/ 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will teach you just what causes disasters and how to prepare your family for one.  It offers games and real stories from kids who've been through actual disasters.


Healthy Choices for Kids Online

www.healthychoices.org 

Wait!  Is your snack healthy for you?  Get the nitty-gritty details on your food through information and fun activities.  Find out why the saying, "You are what you eat" really rings true.


 HISTORY                                                                              back to top

Egypt - Guardian's Egypt - Main Gate*

www.guardians.net/egypt   

Take a cyber journey to Egypt (no passports required).  Explore the mystery and splendor of Egypt - from the ancient pyramids to the rich and colorful culture.  Click on the kids/ section for a guided tour.  Even make your own mummy.


Mysterious Mummies

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/chinamum/ 

A mummy is, simply put, an old dead body.  Somehow, it has been preserved.  What you get is a dead person that still has some tissue, skin, and certainly, its bones.  Kind of creepy, huh?


 HUMAN BODY                                                                       back to top

How the Body Works

www.kidshealth.org/kid/

Check out this site to find out about the human body.  Topics covered:  Dealing with feelings, My Body, Growing Up, Kids' Talk, Getting Braces and more!


Human Anatomy 

www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html 

Explore every system of the body - skeletal, digestive, muscular, lymphatic, endocrine, nervous, cardiovascular, reproductive & urinary.


MATH                                                                                   back to top

Sovereign Bank Presents 

www.kidsbank.com

This site says it's a fun place for kids to learn about banking and money.  And it is!  A great site by a commercial bank where you can explore and explore.


Cool Math for Kids 

www.coolmath4kids.com

An amusement park of math and more!


PLANET EARTH                                                                    back to top

Desert Life in America's Southwest

www.desertusa.com/life.html 

The Desert Life in America's Southwest site is a great introduction to the ecosystem of the desert.  Learn about the important roles that humans play in the life of the desert.


Fantastic YELLOWSTONE

www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/yellowstone 

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most famous parks in the World.  National Geographic has produced a great web site that allows you to Catch a Geyser and Plumb the Depths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READING & WRITING                                                        back to top




RESEARCH                                                                            back to top




 SCIENCE                                                                             back to top




SOCIAL STUDIES                                                                 back to top




 SPACE                                                                                back to top




SPORTS                                                                              back to top




TELEVISION                                                                        back to top




 VIRTUAL TOURS                                                                 back to top




Prairie Central Upper Elementary ~ 312 N. Center Street POB 496 ~ Forrest, IL 61741