Who is Sharon?

Sharon Colvin is the Teen Librarian here in Chelmsford. Come visit here in the library, email her at scolvin@mvlc.org or find her on Facebook.

What is Sharon reading?

Internet Resources

Research | Life | Organize | Science | Social Studies

Creativity Corner | Girl Stuff | Books | Fun Stuff | Ancient Civilizations

 

 

 

RESEARCH

ThinkQuest– a place to find good resources for homework and projects

http://www.thinkquest.org/library/

Kids Click

http://www.kidsclick.org/

Internet Public Library — a place to find good websites for homework and projects

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

Awesome Library — a place to find good websites

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/

Quoteland – a place to get fun and famous quotes

http://www.quoteland.com/

TERI — a place for college planning

www.tericollegeplanning.org

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LIFE

Do Something! – Rock the causes you care about

http://www.dosomething.org/

TextED — get the scoop on healthy texting

http://www.texted.ca/app/en/

It’s My Life – a place to get information on family, school and friends

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/

Teen health

http://kidshealth.org/teen/

Teen Growth

http://www.teengrowth.com/

Girls Health

http://www.girlshealth.gov/

Al-Anon / Alateen

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

The Cool Spot — All about alcohol

http://www.thecoolspot.gov/index.asp

Check Yourself — A place to learn about drugs and alcohol

http://www.checkyourself.org/

Teen Zeen — A place to learn about drugs and alcohol

http://www.teenzeen.org/

Livestrong.com — a place to learn about healthy living

http://www.livestrong.com/

Kids in Action — a place to learn how to be healthy

http://www.getkidsinaction.org/kids/#home

Cyberteeens — a place to play games, share creative projects and get information on work and school

http://www.cyberteens.com/cr/

TERI — a place for college planning

www.tericollegeplanning.org

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ORGANIZE

Library Thing — a place to find and organize books

http://www.librarything.com/home/sparklecookie

Delicious — a place to tag, share and organize your links

http://delicious.com/

Sharing Links — a place to tag, share and organize your links

http://www.sharinglinks.com/

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SCIENCE

Science Channel by Discovery

http://science.discovery.com/

NOVA – a place to find science and social studies information

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

Exploratorium – the museum of Science, Art and Human Perception

http://www.exploratorium.edu/

NASA for kids

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/

The Yuckiest Site on the internet – a place to learn about yucky science stuff

http://yucky.discovery.com/flash/

Earth & Sky – a place to learn about Earth Science

http://earthsky.org

ASPCA Kids — a place to learn about pets and animals

http://www.aspca.org/ASPCAKids.aspx

Plane Math – a place to explore math through flight

http://www.planemath.com/planemathmain.html

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/home.htm

Teen health — a place to learn about your body and health

http://kidshealth.org/teen/

NCES Kids’ Zone – a place for fun statistics and information

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/index.asp

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PBS

http://www.pbs.org/

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

The History Channel

http://www.history.com/

The Discovery Channel History Guide

http://dsc.discovery.com/guides/history/history.html

American Museum of Natural History

http://www.amnh.org/

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

http://www.carnegiemnh.org/

The Canadian Museum of Civilization

http://www.civilization.ca/home

The Food Timeline – a place to learn about the history of food

http://www.foodtimeline.org/

BBC History – a place for history around the world

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/

Odyssey Online – a place to learn about ancient civilizations

http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/

NOVA – a place to find science and social studies information

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

National Geographic Kids Page

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Ellis Island — a place to get information about immigrants, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

http://www.ellisisland.org/

United Nations — a place to learn about important issues around the world.

http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/

Kids.gov – a place to learn about the United States government

http://www.kids.gov/

The U.S. Mint

http://www.usmint.gov/kids/

FBI for kids

http://www.fbi.gov/fbikids.htm

CIA for kids

https://www.cia.gov/kids-page/index.html

The White House History Page

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/history

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CREATIVITY CORNER

Draw a Stickman! — draw a stick man and see him come alive!

http://www.drawastickman.com/

Amazing Kids! Magazine — an online magazine written by kids

http://mag.amazing-kids.org/

SMITHTeens — tell your life story in 6 words!

http://www.smithteens.com/

Youth OUT Loud — a place to publish and share your stories

http://www.youthoutloud.net/

Cyberteeens – a place to play games, share creative projects and get information on work and school

http://www.cyberteens.com/cr/

Stay Teen — a place to see, share and create your own videos about being a teen

http://www.stayteen.org/

The Poetry Zone — a place to read, write and share poetry

http://www.poetryzone.ndirect.co.uk/index2.htm

Merlyn’s Pen — a place to read and share creative writing

http://www.merlynspen.org/

Word Central – a place where you can have fun with words

http://www.wordcentral.com/

KidsCom — Create — a place to read, write and publish your writing

http://www.kidscom.com/create/write/write.html

Drawing Now – a place to learn about drawing cartoons, manga, etc.

http://www.drawingnow.com/

Teen Ink — a online magazine produced by teens

http://teenink.com/

Magnetic Poetry Online

http://www.magneticpoetry.com/kidspoetry/playonline.cfm

Youth Noise – a place to voice your opinion

http://www.youthnoise.com/

Do Something! – Rock the causes you care about!

http://www.dosomething.org/

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GIRL STUFF

Pretty Tough — a place to learn, share and meet other girl athletes

http://prettytough.com/

Girls Health

http://www.girlshealth.gov/

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BOOKS

NoveList - Wondering what to read next? Try this database. Search by title, author or even by plot details!

*(enter library card number (no space) as Patron ID)

Book Nuts Reading Club — a place to discuss books you’ve read

http://www.booknutsreadingclub.com/

Library Thing — a place to find and organize books

http://www.librarything.com/home/sparklecookie

Scholastic for Kids

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/home.htm

No Flying, No Tights – the home of manga and comics

http://www.noflyingnotights.com/

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FUN STUFF

Draw a Stickman! — draw a stick man and see him come alive!

http://www.drawastickman.com/

Mr. Picassohead

http://www.mrpicassohead.com/

Don’t Buy It — a place to learn about advertising tricks

http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit/

The Yuckiest Site on the internet – a place to learn about yucky science stuff

http://yucky.discovery.com/flash/

Braille Bug – a place to learn about the American Foundation for the Blind

http://www.afb.org/braillebug/

Word Central – a place where you can have fun with words

http://www.wordcentral.com/

Magnetic Poetry Online

http://www.magneticpoetry.com/kidspoetry/playonline.cfm

THUNK – a place for secret messages

http://www.thunk.com/

Fractals come alive!

http://www.zefrank.com/shelda/

Optical Illusions

http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/rotate-e.html

Do Something! – Rock the causes you care about

http://www.dosomething.org/

 

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