Monday, March 30, 2009

28 Fun Educational Websites for Tween Girls

I was searching for safe, educational resources for a nine year old girl today and since I could not find one I have compiled this list.

My requirements: age appropriate, educational, fun, aimed at girls

Nasa Quest
NASA Quest Challenges are FREE Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. The solutions relate to issues encountered daily by NASA personnel.

The Butterfly Website
The Butterfly Website is the world's oldest and largest website dedicated to butterflies and moths. Here you'll find hundreds of articles about butterflies and moths, an extensive clipart collection, many photographs, videos, butterfly gardening tips, links to purchase butterflies, etc.

Nobody's Perfect
The making of a musical.

Engaging Science Online Games

Science World

The Adventures of Josie True
The Adventures of Josie True is a web-based historical adventure game for girls.The hero of the game is Chinese-American Josie True, a regular girl who becomes involved in intrigue across time and space as she tries to find her inventor-turned-teacher Ms. Trombone. She time travels with one of Ms. Trombone's inventions,the Intellicat .

Women in Science
The Women In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ON THE AIR! website is an audio resource for young girls, young women, parents, middle and high school teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, researchers, organizational leaders, and anyone interested in learning more about the past, present and future role of women in science and technology education, fields and careers.

Science Fair Project Ideas

DragonflyTV SciGirls is a collaborative program funded by the National Science Foundation that empowers PBS outreach professionals and science museum educators-often partnering with local youth organizations, educators and parents-to deliver hands-on science encouragement and career guidance to girls in their communities.

Science Entertainment
Science Entertainment is a multimedia science content company owned by the physicist, entertainer and producer, Lynda Williams. Our philosophy is that Nature is the most entertaining show in the Cosmos!

Kids Click
Web search for kids by librarians

National Museum of Women in the Arts
the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists.

Extreme Science

Arty Astro

Nasa Kids Space Placed
games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology

ASPCA AnimalLand

Exploratorium's Online Exhibits
collection of online science exhibits is comprised of informative and fun little science bites

Math Cats

Mancala Snails
based on the ancient game of counting and strategy. Enjoy single or multiplayer modes.

Figure This Math Problems/Games
Helping families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging, high-quality challenges
various levels/games

Women's Adventures in Science
project of the National Academy of Sciences intended to showcase the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and to highlight for young people the varied and intriguing careers of some of today's most prominent scientists

Science News for Kids
is a web site devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 14.
Our goal is to offer timely items of interest to kids, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, Web resources, and other useful materials

Carnegie Hall Animated History
Gino, the Carnegie Hall cat, leads an adventure through Carnegie Hall’s history from its founding in 1891 to the present day. Includes a game featuring important figures from Carnegie Hall’s past

Human Anatomy Online
Study the anatomy of the human body. It’s fun, interactive, and an ideal reference site for students or those who just want to know more about the medical descriptions used by doctors and nurses.

Kids Go Wild
The Wildlife Conservation Society teaches animal facts, via fun & games

Ology - The American Museum of Natural History
Learn about astronomy, paleontology, and the definitions of other ologies on this site

Interactive Weather for Kids

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