Fun and Educational Websites for Grades K - 5
 

These Educational Websites provide a wealth of information and educational experiences for students. Please remember that the Geneva Area City Schools Website is not  responsible for non-Geneva Area City School websites. Sites maintained by outside organizations may be changed without notice to the Geneva Area City Schools Website. When last reviewed, the websites linked from the Geneva Area City Schools Website were suitable to visit, but that may have changed. If you have any difficulties or concerns with any linked materials, please let us know.

Science
NASA offers the "NASA Kids Club," an interactive section of the NASA website where you can learn about space and what it's like to be an astronaut. The games are actually fun and you learn about science. Even Buzz Lightyear makes an appearance in a game where you help him prepare to head out into space.
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/index.html

Nature and Animals
This website has amazing images and explanations of animals and places on earth for you to explore. They also have interactive sections like an online coloring book and a games section. The games section is very cool, with one game where you race a turtle in a scene that will remind you of the movie, Finding Nemo.
And when you are done playing games, you can go back to reading stories or learning about animals on the other sections of National Geographic kids site.
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

Early Childhood Development
PBS for kids is PBS Kids Go! for you older kids and  PBS also offers "PBS Kids" for you younger kids. Both websites provide content that's both entertaining and educational.
The wide collection of really cool games on the PBS Kids site will keep you learning for hours. You will learn about living green, history and just about every other subject.
http://pbskids.org/
http://pbskids.org/go/

Music
San Francisco Symphony has an impressive website, SFS Kids Fun With Music. There are all kinds of really cool activities for you at this site. An example is the "The Music Lab,"  where you can learn about tempo, rhythm, pitch and other aspects of music through an awesome interactive game. As you adjust the music, you can watch the metronome and listen to the music being played to learn about how the various elements of sound come together to make beautiful music.
http://www.sfskids.org/templates/musicLabF.asp?pageid=23

Reading/Math
Funbrain
At Funbrain you will have fun learning through interactive games like Grammar Gorillas and Math Baseball. You’ll also find Web books and comics, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid (nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award) and Amelia Writes Again. If you want to build you brainpower, go to Funbrain.
http://www.funbrain.com/

Reading
Starfall
If you are beginning to read or want to brush-up on your beginning reading skills Starfall.com is full of fun activities. Interactive, dancing ABC's sing about their names and phonetic sounds while colorful creatures act out online stories. Many stories and activities are arranged by theme, such as holidays, animals, seasons, and family. Multiple choice story wizards provide opportunities fro you to make hundreds of interesting stories.
There are also activities, lessons, and online books for established readers. You'll find plays, comics, Greek myths, Fables, fiction and nonfiction.
http://www.starfall.com/

Social Studies
Time for Kids
If you love reading the news, or if you'd like to read current events for kids, you must visit Time for Kids. Sponsored by Time magazine, this site offers two versions, one for kids and one for parents or teachers. You can read entertaining interviews with kid celebrities as well as informative pieces on the environment and other countries.
http://www.timeforkids.com/

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