Search Engines and Directories

Directories are larger, more general sites organized by subject to help you sort through the tons of information available on the Internet as friendly and efficiently as possible.


Art and Music


Health and Nutrition

Holidays and Celebrations



  • Mathematics Worksheets — Print out a variety of math worksheets – answer keys are available so you can check your work.


New Jersey

New Jersey County websites:

Atlantic Gloucester Ocean
Bergen Hunterdon Passaic
Burlington Hudson Salem
Camden Mercer Somerset
Cape May Middlesex Sussex
Cumberland Monmouth  Union
Essex Morris Warren

New Jersey Newspapers

General Science Websitea

Astronomy and Space

  • Astronomy for Kids — Explore the planets, sky facts, stars and more
  • NASA KIDS —  “…an on-line printable resource designed for kids aged 5 to 14.” Learn about space, rockets, astronauts, and more. You can also play games and solve puzzles.
  • Exploring the Planets — Compare the planets and find out what planets have wind and storms. If you want a fun, easy way to get information about the planets and other things that deal with space, then you must visit this site.
  • The Nine Planets Just for Kids
  • Views of the Solar System
  • Welcome to the Planets — pictures of the planets and other space objects, like moons, asteroids, and comets


Earth Science

  • Biomes of the World — Discover land ecosystems at this site
  • The Learning Web — United States Geological Survey (USGS)  –Explore things on, in, around and about the Earth
  • Earth Observatory — NASA’s Earth Observatory is a site where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. Its focus is on Earth’s climate and environmental change.
  • Earth Science Explorer —  These pages explain plate tectonics, biomes, the earth’s sphere, geologic time, rock and water cycles. Includes an earth puzzle! 
  • Earthquakes for Kids
  • Global Warming —  From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Savage Earth —  From PBS Online, this site covers the Earth’s crust, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. You can also send your questions to an expert.
  • Volcano World — An excellent source for information on volcanoes
  • The World’s Biomes — A great introduction to the world’s major biomes


American History – General

  • American Memory — Search, browse and learn from the Historical Collections for the National Digital Library at the Library of Congress. Includes thousands of historical documents, maps, photographs, movies, and prints.
  • America’s Story — From the Library of Congress. Read about Buffalo Bill, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Edison, Duke Ellington, Harry Houdini, and more. To go back in time click on the time period you want to learn more about. Learn short facts about each state. Watch videos and listen to audio here. 
  • An Outline of American History (1994) — Brief descriptions of early American life, colonial times, American government and politics up through the early 1990s

American Revolution

Civil War

  • The American Civil War — Learn about the surrender At Appomattox, the battle at Antietam and Gettysburg, and the death of Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth
  • A Nation Divided — From The History Place site. The Civil War is one of a number of topics
  • The American Civil War Homepage —  View the timeline of Civil War events or click to specific battle links and other historic events such as “Lincoln Shot”

Colonial Times

  • The Story of the Pilgrims — Who were the pilgrims? What were they looking for? What did they find? How did they survive winter? Find out here
  • Colonial Williamsburg History — Find information about people, places, events and life in colonial America. The section on food includes recipes

Countries and Flags

  • — This site has lists ranking countries by criteria such as largest, most expensive, most populous, most polluted, etc.
  • Atlapedia Online — Country information and facts
  • Culture Quest World Tour — From the Internet Public Library. Sample the delicious cuisines, play the games, see the museums full of arts, crafts and history, hear the folktales and learn about the holidays & festivals of many of the world’s cultures
  • World Factbook — Useful and concise information on every country in the world from the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Xpeditions — National Geographic for Kids site provides an atlas with over 1800 navigable and printable atlases, and visit Xpedition Hall to tour and learn about the world


Pilgrims and Puritans


United States Government

What Happened On

World War II and the Holocaust

  • World War II — BBC Education online explores secret service, presents radio reports the days before Britain claimed war and sound clip memories of evacuees, and various photos from the war
  • A People at War — From the National Archives and Records Administration, this site “highlights the contributions of the thousandsof Americans, both military and civilian, who served their country during World War II,” including sections on women who served, the war in the Pacific, the war in Europe, and science’s role in military arms power
  • World War II in Europe — The History Place provides a timeline of World War II events. Many of these are links to more detailed information and photographs. This site provides a quick and easy overview of the war
  • Learning About the Holocaust — Produced for the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, this site has resources for teachers and students. The section for students includes information on the camps, resistance and rescue, the nazis, the SS, and more
  • Holocaust Timeline — This site from the History Place features textual information arranged by year and over 150 photographs
  • The Holocaust Chronicle — This is a companion site to the book of the same name. The site states the entire book’s content is on this site and one can keyword and date search or browse the index and table of contents of the online book