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ARS Sci4Kids

www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/

On this fun website kids get to meet Dr. Watts, the Light-Headed and Lab-coated S4K Guide. This page features links that will help bridge the gap between science, agriculture, and you. Plants, insects, and aquaculture are just a few of the topics covered by Smiling Sun with Cool Shades, Friendly Bee Gathering Pollen, Dr. Watts, Space Satellite and Old Man in the Moon, Catfish in River, Futuristic Car and Bug-Eyed Cartoon Creature under Magnifying Glass.

www.bam.gov

From the Centers for Disease Control comes this graphic-like page for kids. Linked categories include Diseases, Food & Nutrition, Physical Activity, Your Safety, Your Life, and Your Body. The site has fun pages with the Immune Platoon, offers advice on cool treats and dining decisions. Bike helmets, sun safety, dealing with bullies and butterflies are just a few of the information sections aimed at kids. The site has bold colors and would be appealing to children.

www.fema.gov/kids/

Join Herman, the spokescrab on this site who will teach you how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. Also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid. There are resources for teachers and parents.

www.eere.energy.gov/kids/

Tinker Bell and her friends help kids in learning how to save energy on this site from the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program. There are games and information about renewable energy resources: geothermal, solar, biomass, wind. There are quizzes and K-12 lesson plans for teachers and parents.

marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/funzone_flash.html

This site from NASA has games of all kinds with a Mars theme, plus how to create a topographic map and print and cut out models of Pathfinder or the Odyssey, contests, e-cards, driving a Rover on Mars, and lots of images. For all age levels. There is also a section for educators and students with classroom resources and homework help.

www.photolib.noaa.gov

Thousands of photographs are linked from this National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) site. Hurricane Katrina, ocean exploration, coastal and satellite images, and photos detailing the nooks and crannies of our coastlines, as well as lighthouses.

mars.jpl.nasa.gov/rockworld/

Mars scientists are asking students from around the world to help them understand the red planet by sending in a rock they collected from their region of the world. NASA will use a special tool like the one on the rover to tell them what it's made of. Everyone can then compare their rocks to the ones found on Mars. A picture of the rock will be posted on the web along with a report tha ...

Science & Technology Focus, Office of Naval Research

www.onr.navy.mil/focus/ocean/default.htm

From the Office of Naval Research, this web page has four categories: Oceanography, Space Sciences, Blow the Ballast, and Teachers' Corners. Each of them has several subcategories covering topics such as ocean habitats (beaches, coral reefs, estuaries, kelp forests, etc.), ocean life (marine mammals, turtles, California sea lion), the solar system, observing the night sky, and submarines. Each of the categories has a resources link which includes experiments like how to make marbles float, b ...

spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/

From making spacey things (asteroid potatoes, a momentum machine, Blame El Nino pudding, etc.) to doing spacey things (space trivia game, get a space nose, fall into a black hole, etc.), this website explains everything spacey with games and fun projects. Elementary through secondary students.

starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Explanations of the solar system at two levels, one for the younger child and one for middle school and above. Included on both levels information on the Hubble Telescope and the space shuttle Columbia accident. Teachers' center with activities is included.

www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?navid=YOUTH_R

The Youth Resources page offers many different appealing sites: Food Guide Pyramid, 4-H, Backyard Conservation, FSA for Kids has games, puzzles, cooking tips and more, Smokey Bear and Weather.