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OK, so you like surfing the Internet for homework help or just for fun. It's pretty easy to click your way to
a web site that looks great and very real, but all too often turns out to be bogus. Thatís where we can help! Check out our web site picks for homework help, research and safe entertainment you can count on.

Arts & Entertainment

Arts Connected Search over 100,000 resources including works of art, texts, audio, video, and interactive resources

Common Sense Media SUPER guide to movies, TV, music, games and web sites, including reviews and ratings for parents and kids.

Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index HUGE political cartoons web site. Great fun with something for all political persuasions. Minor amount of advertising.

NGA Kids The National Gallery of Art's FANTASTIC web site for young people! Interactive art history and online art activities that are fun and inspirational.

Philadelphia Museum of Art One of the world's great art museums.

PHOTONHEAD Beginner's Guide to Photography Film or digital camera, the basics of photography stay the same. Good starter guide to cameras, exposure and photographic concepts; has some text ads.

Environment & Ecology

The Appalachian Mountain Club AMC promotes protection, enjoyment, and stewardship of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. Claims to be nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization.

Earth 911 Just about everything you need to know to "go green" at home and at school


Eco Fabulous Sustainable materials fashions, home decor and cool products guide

National Wildlife Federation Inspiring Americans
to protect wildlife for our children's future.

Recycle City Totally COOL interactive recycling info site that includes a great SimCity-like online game.

Fitness, Health & Sports

BAM! Body & Mind Cool and colorful web site that answers kid's questions about fitness, nutrition, safety, disease, peer pressure and more!

Kidnetic A cool site for kids who like to play hard and have fun. lets you tap into your own energy so you can feel great all day long.

NIDA for Teens Science-based facts about how drugs, including steroids, affect the brain and body. Get the truth and make healthy decisions.

Sports Illustrated for Kids Very COOL e-zine version of the legendary sports publication.

Teen Fitness Connection Teen Fitness Connection is about opportunities for teenagers. Whether it’s referrals to martial arts clubs, dance studios, pageant organizations or any of a dozen new career building and healthy activities, the connections they make may provide the door a teen walks through to get off the streets, out of trouble, away from boredom and into a healthy, productive lifestyle.

Teens Health web site

TeensHealth TeensHealth offers teens "honest, accurate information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up".From the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.

General Teen Interest

Smart Girl Providing girls with a safe, entertaining and educational online community

Teen Ink Teen Ink magazine offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work on a variety of subjects, generated by teens for teens. "Get the truth about rumors, inspirational stories, virus warnings, hoaxes, scams, humorous tales, pleas for help, urban legends, prayer requests, calls to action, and other forwarded emails." Check out eRumors, viruses, Internet hoaxes and more.

Homework Help & Reference

America's Story "America's Story from America's Library" wants you to have fun with history while learning at the same time. AWESOME web site!

Bartleby Web publisher of freely accessible literature, reference and verse. Includes Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body, Harvard Classics & Shelf of Fiction, Bartlett's Quotations, King James Bible and many more.

Cool Math "An amusement park of math designed for fun!" Excellent and helpful site, but with some advertisements.

Cool Science for Curious Kids Invites curious kids to explore biology, on screen, off screen and in between. Science can be great fun!

The Internet Public Library Huge categorized web guide to online information on just about everything!

Merriam-Webster Online Free online dictionary, but OVERLOADED with advertising.


Mythbusters Did you know that if you dropped a penny from the Empire State Building, it would penetrate someone's skull? Or that a daddy long-legs spider is the most venomous arachnid, but its fangs aren't large enough to pierce human skin? Or that if you swallowed Pop Rocks candy with soda, your stomach would explode? Get to the bottom of it all on this entertaining and VERY COOL site (although heavily peppered with advertising) from the Discovery Channel.

National Geographic SUPER web site with great articles, photos, videos, games, activities and much, much more. Don't miss it!

Science a GoGo TOTALLY entertaining and informative online science resource. A must!

The Why File Science, math & technology behind the news! The Why Files produces new stories each week, alternating longer features with shorties. Includes series of interactive science animations, “Cool Science Images,” and a series of Teacher Activity Pages linked to the national science teaching standards.

Literacy, Books & Authors

Readergirlz Award-winning, online book community where members read, reflect, and reach out! Run by teens, for teens.

Reading Rants web site

Reading Rants
Book reviews and recommendations for teens by very hip NYC Greenwich Village school librarian. Includes interactive space for teens to comment or write their own reviews. Extensive teen guide to authors, books, and book clubs. Includes an "Ultimate Teen Reading List" with more than 300 titles, reviews and a newsletter, but also has some advertising.

Web Safety

NetSmartz Thorough, super-informative and very entertaining internet safety site, for parents and kids, from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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