Kids.gov http://www.kids.gov/ Organized by grade levels Highlights good government science websites for kids
Montana Kids http://www.montanakids.com/ Fun facts about Montana Good information about agriculture & business in Montana
Federal Kid-friendly sites Most agencies have a student-oriented site Example: EPA Student Center (http://www.epa.gov/students/)
Ocean Explorer http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/ Media-rich, includes lesson plans & details of explorations
NASA for Students http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html Detailed information on space exploration Kid-friendly interface, media-rich Teaching tools
Ben’s Guide http://bensguide.gpo.gov/ Working on a redesign Classic source for civics information
America’s Library http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi Library of Congress site with a focus on history and famous Americans Games, stories, & media files
Smithsonian Kids Zone http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/ Online exhibits, games, & activities in art, science, & history
BLM Learning Landscapes http://www.blm.gov/education/LearningLandscapes/students.html Classroom activities, homework helpers, about the BLM
Ready Kids http://www.ready.gov/kids/home.html Kid-oriented information on planning for emergencies Making “just-in-case” family plans What should go in an emergency kit Facts about different kinds of emergencies
Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/k12 Aimed more at teens: career guidance Links to the Occupational Outlook Handbook for more information
GirlsHealth.gov http://www.girlshealth.gov/ Merges health information with social information Self-esteem tools
National Security Agency (NSA) Cryptokids: http://www.nsa.gov/kids/
CDC Data & Statistics: http://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/
Quick links to core tools like Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System & Health, United States
Historical Census Browser http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus A University of Virginia project State and county data for common topics, 1790-1960
Environmental Protection Agency EPA website: http://www.epa.gov/ Always a good place to start for environmental topics “My Environment” functions are powerful Data on air, water, Superfund sites, etc.
Climate Science Resources National Climatic Data Center (NCDC): http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov Free access to detailed climate data for users from .gov, .edu, .k12, .mil, and .us domains U.S. Climate Change Science Program: http://www.climatescience.gov/ Key climate change reports EPA : http://www.epa.gov/climatechange Links to policy documents Information on climate factors
National Park Service Nature & Science: http://www.nature.nps.gov/ Terrific site with biological, geological, and general environmental information Air & water quality data Noise monitoring information Wildlife management
Consumer-oriented Health Information MedlinePlus: http://medlineplus.gov/ Consumer-oriented side of Medline Overview information on conditions Medical encyclopedia & dictionary Descriptions of drugs, supplements, and herbal remedies Healthfinder: http://www.healthfinder.gov/ Health library describing illnesses and treatments Drug interaction checker
Nutrition & Wellness Nutrition.gov: http://www.nutrition.gov Quick links to dietary guidelines & other nutrition info Health.gov: http://www.health.gov/ Portal to multi-agency health initiatives HealthierUS: http://www.healthierus.gov/ Tips for nutrition, physical activity, & prevention Aggregates best practices info from several agencies Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html
American Memory http://memory.loc.gov Wonderful digital collections of manuscripts, photos, scores, oral histories, music, etc.
Montana Historical Society A Student Guide to the Study of the Statehttp://mhs.mt.gov/education/studentguide/default.asp Montana History wiki: http://montanahistorywiki.pbworks.com/
Making of America Making of America: http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/ The Cornell site has the War of the Rebellion series for the Army and Navy.
Bureau of Land Management General Land Office records: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Land Patent search for all available states Plat maps for some states (not Montana) Montana plat maps: http://glo.mt.gov/
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Electronic Reading Room: http://www.foia.cia.gov/ Family Jewels UFOs Psychological warfare Space weapons Memos about other countries
American Presidency Project American Presidency Project: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu Public papers of the Presidents: Washington to Obama Speeches: Inaugural addresses, Fireside Chats, debates
Senate Library http://www.senate.gov/ Virtual Reference Desk produced by Senate Library Interesting facts about Congress & helpful glossary
Core sites for Civics/Government Projects White Househttp://www.whitehouse.gov THOMAShttp://thomas.loc.gov GPO Accesshttp://www.gpoaccess.gov Supreme Courthttp://www.supremecourtus.gov
Sites for Government Projects Follow the Money http://www.followthemoney.org Open Secrets http://www.opensecrets.org
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Open CRS: http://opencrs.com/ Surprisingly difficult to get CRS reports Government-funded “think tank” analysis of policies, issues, trends
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