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The Learning Network Website Poster Image
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age 12+
NYTimes blog gives young people fluff-free news, discussion.
URL: https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning
(2011)
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Whyville Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Social site with good edu value needs supervision.
URL: http://www.whyville.com/
(2007)
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Science Bob Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Experiment-packed site with some seriously fun science info.
URL: http://www.sciencebob.com
(2011)
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Counties Work Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Free county sim teaches civics via wacky citizen requests.
URL: https://www.icivics.org/games/counties-work
(2012)
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InnerBody Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Have fun with anatomy using 3-D images, interactive tools.
URL: http://www.innerbody.com
(2012)
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Coaster Crafter: Build. Ride. Scream! Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Learn physics while designing your own roller coaster.
URL: https://s.ncta.com/CoasterCrafter/Default.aspx
(2012)
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iCivics Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Engaging games give kids safe, smart civics lessons.
URL: http://www.icivics.org/
(2012)
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AsktheJudge.info Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Retired judge talks kids' rights and the law.
URL: http://www.askthejudge.info
(2012)
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Wolfram Alpha Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Storehouse of data answers kids' questions -- if specific.
URL: http://www.wolframalpha.com
(2013)
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CNN 10 Website Poster Image
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age 12+
News site for kids has access to adult articles and topics.
URL: https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
(2013)
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Museum Box Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Curate collections, history with nifty archive tool.
URL: http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
(2013)
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That Quiz Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Free quiz site is simple but effective -- and customizable.
URL: http://www.thatquiz.org/
(2013)
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Lingro Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Crowdsourced language-learning tool translates websites.
URL: http://www.lingro.com
(2013)
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YouthSpark Hub Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Microsoft's youth programs offer vast tech opportunities.
URL: https://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/youthspark/youthsparkhub/
(2014)
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SciStarter Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
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Center for Civic Education Website Poster Image
age 12+
Good political-awareness resources limited by dated content.
URL: http://www.civiced.org/home
(2015)
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BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper Website Poster Image
age 10+
Vast library of links a boon for kids doing online research.
URL: http://www.bjpinchbeck.com/
(2011)
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United Nations Cyberschoolbus Website Poster Image
age 10+
Award-winning resource tackles tough subjects.
URL: http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/
(2007)
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Kidipede: History For Kids Website Poster Image
age 10+
Dig into the fun history, but ignore strange ads.
URL: http://www.historyforkids.org
(2011)
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Smithsonian: TweenTribune Website Poster Image
age 10+
Trustworthy tween news site has cool classroom component.
URL: https://www.tweentribune.com
(2012)
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