ONLINE GEOGRAPHY SITES FOR KIDS

ONLINE GEOGRAPHY SITES FOR KIDS:

Africa – A site with extensive travel information on Africa, with photos.

Asia – Comprehensive travel information on Asian destinations.

Bermuda Triangle, The – Classroom activities focused on myths, legends and folklore surrounding the Bermuda Triangle.

Caribbean, The & The Bahamas

CIA World Factbook 2000 – The Official Central Intelligence Agency Web site for The World Factbook.

Country Studies: Area Handbook Series – A continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army.

Europe – A comprehensive, on-line travel guide to a growing variety of European countries.

GeoBee Challenge Online – Each day we’ll post five new questions from the National Geographic Bee.

Geography4Kids.com – Learn about earth energy, earth structure, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the biosphere, climates, and BGC cycles (biogeochemical).

Geographia Homepage – In-depth destination guides to over 75 countries, on-line tourist offices, travel stories, and more.

Geography IQ – An online world atlas packed with geographic, economic, political, historical and cultural information.

Geography World – An award winning educational and entertaining website covering many aspects of geography, such as Geography News and Quizzes; Geography Homework Help; Geography Games; and more!

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names – Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesT (TGN), is a structured vocabulary of geographic names for indexing art and architecture.

 

How Far Is It? – This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies).

Kids at Nationalgeographic.com – Games, contests, articles, and activities.

Latin America – This site features in-depth travel information on Latin America; everything from ancient history to where to stay.

Royal Observatory and Planetarium: A glance at its history and work by E. Walter Maunder F.R.A.S.

Quia! Geography World – Geography World – Plate Tectonics / Continental Drift.

Types of Land – Explore the different land forms that comprise the United States.

UN CyberSchoolBus: Elementary Planet – Stories, games, coloring activities, questions, and an online story to help kids learn about their world.

U.S. Gazetteer – This gazetteer is used to identify places to view with the Tiger Map Server and obtain census data from the 1990 Census Lookup server.

World Monuments Map Puzzle – Learn world geography with a map that teaches. Free educational map puzzle. Cultural Monuments of the world.

Xpeditions @ nationalgeographic.com – Contains activities, an outline map atlas with more than 1,800 maps, and a 3-D virtual museum of geography.

Zoom School – An on-line elementary school classroom with lessons in geography, biology, language arts, and early childhood activities.

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