The Family Friendly Educational Data Base
A Directory of Educational Web Sites
Updated May 22/2011
Young people will find much of interest here. Parents will find this something they can do together with their children in the evenings. You will probably find the biology and science sections to be especially interesting. Sites were selected because they were for young people and their parents, and fitted into one or more of the following categories (in the order of importance):
Photos - The site had nice, full-color photographs your family could enjoy.
Database or links - The site had a good database of links to similar sites, or it had a few worthwhile links to them.
Children - The site had photos and arrangement especially suited for children.
Information - In some instances (for example, in Archaeology), advanced information was provided for the serious young person or adult. We tried to avoid technical data, but our databases sometimes refer to it. If you cannot locate a given web site, try again later. We found that we cannot connect with some sites while friends elsewhere can, and vice versa. And some days we can connect, while at other times we cannot. So be patient.
ARCHAEOLOGY / 2
ASTRONOMY AND SPACE / 3
BIOLOGY / 4
BOTANY / 5
CHEMISTRY & ELECTRICITY / 6
COMPUTERS / 7
CURRENT NEWS / 8
DISASTERS / 9
EARTH SCIENCE / 10 GARDENING / 11
GEOGRAPHY / 12 GOVERNMENT / 13
INVENTIONS AND PATENTS / 14
CHILDREN ONLY / 15
HEALTH / 16
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS / 17
PHOTOGRAPHS / 18
REFERENCE AND GENERAL / 19
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUMS / 20
SCIENCE IN GENERAL / 21
SOCIAL STUDIES / 22
STUDENT HELPS / 23
TRANSPORTATION / 24
TRAVEL / 25
HISTORY / 26
27 ZOOLOGY / 28. CREATIONISM / 29. CHRISTIAN CONTENT
Perseus Project :
collection of information about ancient objects, buildings, vases, coins,
and archaeological sites.
Information on shipwrecks, articles, objects, and links to related sites.
NASA’s new home for manned mission information: both the space shuttle and International Space Station. Outstanding: SkyWatch, which tells you when and where the shuttle and station can be seen overhead with the naked eye. You can link directly to NASA TV from this site.
The NASA Shuttle Web & International Space Station:
All about the space station, Updated weekly.
Solar and Lunar Eclipses:
Photos and discussion:
HST’s Greatest Hits 1990-1995: Photo gallery of spectacular images taken by Hubble Space Telescope.
A collection of astronomical resource sites. Go to the images section to see all the photos.
NASA Home Page:
Photos, historical data, etc.
Solar System Simulator:
Simulator color renderings of any planet at any phase or time, prepared by science labs.
Welcome to the Planets:
Some of the best images from NASA’s planetary exploration program, plus information.
More Planet Sites:
Planetary Fact Sheets
The Planet Mars:
Mars News: Older and the latest news from or about Planet Mars.
Information and pictures of the several types of constellations, each of which contains millions to billions of stars.
The internet site which has master links to all sites about astronomers and astronomy.
The Star Trails Society:
NASA-sponsored program to help you become involved in scientific research projects in astronomy, and other natural sciences.
All About Insects:
Insects: Incredible & Inspirational!
The Cat House: Endangered felines.
Tiggywinkles; The world's busiest wildlife hospital.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens:
All about how zoos operate
Animated graphics of real cells, moving around the screen.
Natural Resources of Canada:
All about the forests of Canada (which has 10% of all the forests in the world).
Photos of African wildlife.
Rain Forest Adventures:
Thousands of pictures of plants, flowers, trees, fungi and other vegetation.
Missouri Botanical Garden:
Information about the MBG, plus research information on flowering plants throughout the world. Many photos. Begin by going to "Plants in Bloom."
Database of gardens and aboreta of U.S. and Canada.
Resources, data, and images.
Science Projects and Information
Computer History :
World Wide Web:
The people who make the rules for the internet!
Boston Globe Online:
Boston Globe newspaper: breaking news stories updated every 30 minutes from Associate Press.
Updated hourly. Banner at top lists latest stories.
Discovery Channel Online:
Online news updated daily, in categories of history, technology, nature, exploration, and science.
London Daily Telegraph newspaper: News stories with British and European slant, most popular site in Europe.
Time magazine: Much of the weekly content, without pictures. Stories from Time International also included. Archival data helpful. Not best source for daily news.
How to Prepare for Disasters:
How to prepare for various types of disasters.
Information on earthquakes and recent ones. Updated every half hour.
Global Map of Earthquakes:
Location of fault lines and strike points everywhere on the planet.
A large collection of links.
Before you relocate, learn the areas where floods tend to occur.
Information on current hurricanes, and how to prepare for them.
Where they are happening, plus other information.
The current wildfire situation in the U.S.
A variety of information and data links to geological materials concerning the U.S.
Learn with Geography Quizzes
Color Landform Atlas of the U.S.
Color landform maps of each of the 50 states, plus information about them. Three links (USYahoo, City Net, and Virtual Tourist) enable you to research about each state.
Encyclopedia of the Nations:
The Encyclopedia of the
Nations is a complete source for detailed
information about one hundred ninety three countries in the world,
information about the United Nations and the associated agencies, and World
Taking the Long View
About 4,000 images of a wide variety of things in the U.S., from 1851 to 1991. Some foreign countries included.
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
Color maps from throughout the world, over 300 U.S. maps, plus historical maps of all the continents, and links to other map sites.
More Localized Maps:
Local maps in cities and towns, plus cross-country ones—all customized to what you want.
GORP: Great Outdoor Recreation Pages
Information about most any U.S. or foreign park you might wish to visit.
Nice Geography Sites:
List of geography servers throughout the world.
This Central Intelligence Site includes the World Factbook, which is filled with data on foreign countries.
Complete Congressional directory, today’s schedules, and more.
See what is happening in Congress this week. Review the
full text of recent House and Senate bills, summaries of pending
legislation, daily updates to Congressional Record. Find e-mail addresses
for all members and committees, and all C-SPAN transcripts.
( http://www.house.gov has a similar site; this one only about the House of Representatives.)
A large site, which can be browsed from a catalog or keyword searches.
Legal Information Institute:
Supreme Court decisions, plus current calendar. Too technical for most people.
Library of Congress
Documents, photos, sound recordings, plus new exhibitions and features. Can be searched. You will never see it all!
Everyone in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Information about issued patents and patent applications. You can search its vast data base to see if your patent or trademark is already taken.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Intellectual Property Network
Search and see patent applications from the U.S. and other nations. Especially interesting: Gallery of Obscure Patents.
TEMKIT for Children Books to read and hear, art projects and nature study for school-aged folk.
Cool Science for Curious Children:
Interesting biological questions, answered by explanations, illustrations, animations, and projections based on children’s science museums across the nation.
Earth Science Enterprise:
Here is the NASA site for children! Something for all ages; so there is also data here for older youth and adults.
Where you can go to learn more about your pet, and talk to others who have one.
Pet of the Day:
Send in a photo of your pet, and he might become the pet of the day!
Birds and Bird Songs:
Bird and other nature songs are at this site.
Other bird sites:
Rats and Mice:
Learn about Health
Natural Health Sites
A Special Link - Insights & Confessions of an English Hypnotist. The inside story from one who has been there and knows the facts.
Anti-Abortion (not all sites suitable for young children)
Thomas Strahan - abortion side-effects
Joel Brind (PhD) - foremost abortion-cancer researcher
Radio Liberty - Dr. Stan Monteith
Endeavour Forum (Australia) - pro-life & 'ABC' info.
the following sites recommended by Steven Ertelt:
Sites on RU-486
The RU-486 Files
Abortion to go? (October 1994) Abortion pill debate: is there a hidden
agenda? (Aug. 16, 1994) The Abortion Cocktail (Methotrexate abortion)
National Right to Life: RU-486 News
RU-486: The Anti-Human Pesticide
Natural History Museum
Another large museum, this one in London. Download all the plug-ins, and start in.
Oriental Institute Museum
Photographic archives and cultural information on temples, tombs, animals, clothing, etc., from the Far East.
Treasures of the Louvre
Antiques from Egypt, the Orient, Greece, and ancient Rome.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Much to see, and much to think about.
Scrolls from the Dead Sea
This Library of Congress exhibit was organized from a special exhibit, and provides historical data plus views of some documents.
Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum
Joe Taylor, world renowned fossil hunter and restorer has put together this web site highlighting the work of his fossil museum.
Smithsonian Photographs Online
A very large collection of photographs of people and events.
National Geographic Online
Updated daily, there is always something new. Fabulous archive of pictures and information.
Study Sphere provides fast, easy and free access to a wide variety of research-quality child-safe websites organized for education online from home, school, study abroad and home school.
An outstanding collection. The entire encyclopedia--free!
Provides reference links to a variety of web encyclopedias. A number are devoted to specific topics (African wildlife, etc.)
My Virtual Reference Desk
Hundreds of sites to reference books are listed here.
The most helpful and comprehensive book of synonyms and related words.
Museums on the Web
California Academy of Sciences
A large site. Take an online tour of this large science museum, or select the topic or creature of your choice. Something new each week.
You can work with some of the 650 interactive, hands-on exhibits in the Exploratorium. Ten special sites selected each month, which you may want to start with.
American Museum of Natural History
Museum of Science and Industry
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Boston Science Museum
London Science Museum
Discovery Begins Here
Explore six science/social studies discovery sites.
The latest news from the world of science. If it is news about science, you are likely to find it in the Why Files, along with some in-depth analysis.
The Mad Scientist Network
Come with your science questions—and find the answers! The site’s Q&A archives have thousands of answres you can search through by keyword, subject, or date. Or ask a new one. More than 500 scientists provide answers.
How Stuff Works
How things work (batteries, engines, cellphones, etc.), with illustrations, explanation.
The Cornell Science Gateway
Future scientists will love this one. All about labs and resources in a dozen different fields. Plus scientific field trip links.
Stories, illustrations, and videos about science topics.
Pictures, 3-D graphics, explanation of possible future developments in software.
California Institute of Omniology
The California Institute of Omniology is dedicated to Academic Freedom in Science. They research discoveries rejected by orthodox scientific communities.
American Sign Language
An interesting study, which might help you help another.
Ask Dr. Math
Students and teachers: Send your math questions in an e-mail.
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Tour the museum and village. It is full of automobiles. It is the largest indoor/outdoor museum in the U.S.
Source of information for car buyers and owners, links to car reviews. Also search for car sales.
What it is like in the Caribbean
U.S. National Parks
Information on all the National Parks in America.
Abraham Lincoln Online
Lincoln’s speeches and writings, comments about him, links, and more.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
All about the first two nuclear bombs dropped on Japan in August 1945.
The Titanic Disaster
All about the April 14, 1912 disaster of this British passenger ship.
Colonial Williamsburg was where much of the forming of the United States was debated.
Travel through Jerusalem. A very interesting site.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Details and pictures about each of these ancient structures, only one of which exists today.
An "observation deck" on a satellite lets you look down on Earth, so you can investigate changes—taking place right now—for yourself.
Fly into the eye of a hurricane with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. Words and stills; no videos. Latest activities!
El Nino and La Nina
Primarily about El Nino, and plenty about it.
Other Weather Images
International Weather Reports
Weather reports for most areas in the world.
Sea World: Information and photos of animals and plants in the ocean.
A very great deal of information about animals, some of it technical.
Very interesting material, but pictures somewhat slow to load. Educational activities classified by grade level.
The San Diego Zoo
Information and pictures about America’s greatest zoo,
Wildlife Conservation Society
The Bronx Zoo takes you on an adventure with animals.
The branch of zoology which deals with reptiles and amphibians (snakes, lizards, frogs, etc.)
The Interactive Frog Dissection
Virtual frog dissection program.
Said to be the best site on insects and their relatives. Beautiful pictures.
Welcome to the Bug Club
Lots of information for those interested in insects, plus links. All of it interesting to bug-lovers.
Bee Research Center
All about spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks.
Frequently asked questions about oceans, plus excellent photos.
Catalog of Marine Fish and Invertebrates
All about sharks.
Alien And UFOs http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/alien.asp
Wrong Arguments http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/dont_use.asp
Communism and Nazism http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/communism.asp
Countering the Critics http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/critics.asp
Creation Compromises http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/compromise.asp
Creation Scientists http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/bios/default.asp
Creation: Why It Matters http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/creation-matters.asp
Darwin, Charles http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/darwin.asp
Design Features http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/design.asp
Embryonic Recapitulation http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/embryonic.asp
Family And Marriage http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/family.asp
Galileo, Geocentrism http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/geocentrism.asp
Information Theory http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/infotheory.asp
Morality and Ethics http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/morality.asp
Natural Selection http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/selection.asp
Origin of Life http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/origin.asp
Plate Tectonics http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/tectonics.asp
Radiometric Dating http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/dating.asp
Religion, Humanism, etc. http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/religion.asp
‘Vestigial’ Organs http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/vestigialorgans.asp
Young Age Evidence http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/young.aspThe Foundations and Pillars Ministry Purchase interesting Books, Audio Books, & CD-ROMs.
Camino al cielo Free e-Books in Spanish and online reading.
World In Crisis Free eBooks to Download!