The Ultimate List of Research Websites for Kids

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The Ultimate List of Research Websites from Muse of the Morning

I love the spirit of sharing that is out there in the online homeschooling community. You can make a whole curriculum pretty much for free with just online resources. It’s a pretty awesome thing. I love sharing these Ultimate Lists- I try to make them as comprehensive as possible. Remember you can always tell me if you know of any more resources for any of the topics.

The idea behind this post is to put as many resources in one place for kids to research the different topics that they are interested in. If you like, you can even direct them to this post to give them a starting point for their research.

* Please note that I cannot vouch for the safety of these sites, nor for your child’s safety when using these sites. Please use your best judgement.

Google – All Purpose, but may be hard to
narrow down.Be as specific as possible.

General Topics


National Geographic Kids



Encyclopedia of Earth

Encyclopedia of Life

National Geographic


The Smithsonian

American Museum of Natural History

Dictionaries & Thesauri

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Cambridge Dictionary

Roget’s Thesaurus

Forvo: All the words in the world. Pronounced

Science Topics


Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution



Documentary Haven



History & Culture


BBC – very kid friendly

The British Museum

Library of Congress

Great Websites For Kids – list of history and biography websites

Historical Maps Index


New England Aquarium

Animal Planet

Great Websites For Kids – list of animal websites

A-Z Animals

Art Topics

Google Art Project – more than 1000 works of art with information

Images (directories of images for educational or free use)

Heritage History Image Directory

Do you know of more kid-friendly research links? Please share them in the comments and I will add them to the list!

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