Fun and Learning

About The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

(COPPA) was passed to give parents increased control over what information is collected from their children online and how such information is used. The law applies to websites and services directed to, and which knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13. Newton Federal Bank's websites and online services are not directed to children under the age of 13, nor is information knowingly collected from them.

For further information, the FTC has resources aimed at educating both parents and children about the dangers of the Internet and how to browse safely. Go to the FTC site now.

Art

A Timeline of Art History

An active timeline of art from all over the world, dating from 30,000 B.C. to the present.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/

A. Pintura Art Detective

Learn about great painters to solve the mystery and win the game!

http://www.eduweb.com/pintura

Inside Art

An interactive game about great works of art.

http://www.eduweb.com/insideart

World Art Treasures

A collection of slides, history, and commentaries about art masterpieces.

http://www.bergerfoundation.ch/

Art Museums and Galleries

Metropolitan Museum of Art

http://www.metmuseum.org/

The Smithsonian

http://www.si.edu/

The Virtual Smithsonian

http://2k.si.edu/

MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art

http://www.moma.org/

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

http://www.nmafa.si.edu/

Heard Museum of Native American Art

http://www.heard.org/

Authors and Writing

Harry Potter Books

Learn about the books, browse the glossary of magic spells, and find out how to pronounce those hard words with the audio dictionary.

http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/

International Kid's Space

A gallery of art, stories, and music created by kids just like you.

http://www.kids-space.org/

Biographies

Famous Birthdays

Which famous people were born on your birthday?

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/

Astronomy and Space

Astronomy for Kids

View sky maps, send postcards, and learn all the basics of astronomy.

http://nineplanets.org/

Basics of Space Flight Learners' Workbook

Learn about how to navigate through the solar system.

http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics

Science Master

Tons of information about our own planet and how it relates to the rest of the universe.

http://www.sciencemaster.com/

Overview of the Solar System

Great photos and profiles of each plant.

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets

NASA Space History

A tour through the history of space exploration.

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/

Kids Health

Play games, get healthy recipes, and read journals written by kids with asthma, diabetes, or broken bones.

http://kidshealth.org/

Environment

Children of the Earth United

Learn amazing things about plants and animals from a Native American perspective, and get a chance to show off your knowledge, too!

http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/

Fun Stuff

Ask Jeeves for Kids

An answer for virtually any question you will ever have.

http://www.ajkids.com/

The Comic Strip

A place to read all of your favorite comic strips each day.

http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics

Crayola

Make your own greeting cards, learn about how Crayola Crayons are made, and find out which famous people share your favorite color.

http://www.crayola.com/

Nye Lab

Home of Bill Nye, The Science Guy.

http://www.nyelabs.com/

Good Nutrition

Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Center

Find out about the five color groups of fruits and veggies, download a comic book, and create your own recipes.

http://www.dole5aday.com/

Nutrition Explorers from the Dairy Council

Enter contests, take polls, and feed Mungo the Monster.

http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids/

Government and Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court

The official website of the Judicial Branch of our government.

http://www.supremecourtus.gov/

Learn about the House of Representatives

Find out what's being debated on the House floor, get information about bills or laws, or send mail to your representative.

http://www.house.gov/

Learn About the Senate

Learn about different Senate committees, view historic art in the archives, or contact one of the Senators from your state.

http://www.senate.gov/

History

4000 Years of Women in Science

Biographies, photographs, and references.

http://www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport

Search for interesting historical facts by era, subject, or geographical region, all while listening to Mr. Dowling doing his nutty voices!

http://www.mrdowling.com/

American Memory

Historical collections from the National Digital Library at the Library of Congress.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Personal stories, maps, and online exhibits about the Holocaust and related current events.

http://www.ushmm.org/

Library

Internet Public Library

Look through tons of books and magazines on your own, or enjoy the story hour.

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/

Fairrosa's Library of Children's Literature

Links to information and online versions of classic children's stories.

http://www.fairrosa.info/

Mathematics

Ask Dr. Math

Everything you will ever need to know about formulas, measurements, and numbers for math students from kindergarten to college and beyond.

http://mathforum.org/dr.math

A Kid's Guide to Accounting

Accounting games and activities can also help you explore the world of debits, credits, revenue, and expenses.

http://www.ignitespot.com/kids-guide-to-accounting

Math in Daily Life

Why do I need to know this stuff?

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath

Brain Teasers

Weekly math stumpers for children of different ages.

http://www.eduplace.com/math/brain/

Money

Kids Bank

Learn the basics of saving, borrowing, interest, and checks.

http://www.bankingkids.com/index_m.html

U.S. Treasury Department Kids Page

See how money is made, learn about different money from all over the world, and find out how to tell the difference between real and counterfeit money.

http://www.treasury.gov/about/education/Pages/kids-zone.aspx

Animal Kingdom

Sea World and Busch Garden's Animal Resources

Learn about the ecosystem, download coloring pages and hear a whole library of the sounds different animals make.

http://seaworld.org/

The Fishy FAQ

A bouillabaisse of fascinating facts about fish!

http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/faq/

Fish Information Service

A ton of fish information from the Fish Information Service.

http://fins.actwin.com/

Penguins, Seals, Sharks, and Whales

Learn how all of these very different animals survive together in the sea.

http://www.whaletimes.org/

Music

How to Read Music

Learn all of the basics of reading music; notes, clefs, symbols, and counting.

http://datadragon.com/education/reading

Physical Education

Olympics Past and Future

Read about the history of the Olympics, little-known Olympic events, and the champion athletes who have won medals.

http://www.olympic.org/uk/

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Play fantasy sports, send e-cards, and read about current news events about sports.

http://www.sikids.com/

References

World Book

http://www.worldbook.com/

Elements of Style

Basic rules of grammar, form, word usage, spelling, and expression.

http://www.bartleby.com/141

Science

Field Museum of Natural History

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

http://www.msichicago.org/

The Center for Science and Industry

http://www.cosi.org/