Nine cameras in the Lowveld region of South Africa, situated in the north-east corner of the country as well as Kwa Maritane and Bakubung Cams in the Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa's North-West Province.
Track animal happenings around the globe
National Zoo Web Cams
National Zoo still and Video Web Cameras
Wild Birds Unlimited
The rules for playing a chat room story game are simple. The idea is to prolong the game for as long as possible, adding a gazillion twists and turns. Anyone in the chat room can add to the story at any time.
Disney Chat Studio
Disney's celebrity chats cover lots of territory with guests such as Disney Chairman Michael Eisner, award-winning authors, famous pop musicians and animated characters such as Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland's White Rabbit. Special activities include video-based drawing lessons given by Disney animators.
Free Zone Chat
Continuously monitored by adult Chat Jockeys (CJ's), FreeZone has five kids-only chat rooms. In addition to the open topic chats, speciality chats (such as Pet Chat, Writers and Readers, Comedy Club and Music Chat) are scheduled throughout the week. Registration is required for both kids and parents.
This site is for kids like me who like to chat. It is safe because in the chat room, there is a monitor, so you can't give out personal info.
Nasa Quest Chat
This is not your run-of-the-mill chat, but rather something quite out of this world — an opportunity to chat with NASA experts.
From Board Games to Sand Art
What can I say but...it's extensive and must have been expensive?
Games, counting, animals, etc. Kids can get their own email address, but choose a password for people to put in the subject line in order to get the email.
A very pretty site with things to do
Howdy partner! The cowboy is online and ready to color!
Welcome to the applet that makes it easy for anyone to be a painter. Just drag the mouse, and watch what happens.
Radical Man (Requires Shockwave)
Much more fun than a box of Crayons.
Racoons From Mars
War is a horrible thing. But the war with the Raccoons from Mars was the most horrible of all. Mostly because no one is quite sure what really happened ... or if it happened. This illustrated science-fiction fantasy for middle-schoolers is not linear, but full of hyperlinks that lead you to meander through the story line.
Secrets at Sea
In this educational adventure story for grades four through seven, the reader steps into the 'starring role of Ace, assistant investigator to Paula Pacific, who is assigned to examine unusual behaviours noticed in killer whale populations in the Alanamorris Strait.'
This is a treasure trove for pre-schoolers and early readers. Storybook Station houses customized stories for reading-aloud and printing out. Answer a few questions ('My first name is ...' 'I am a ..' 'Two of my neighbourhood friends are ...') and you'll be treated to an illustrated story, personalized just for you. )
Wacky Web Tales
To complete a Wacky Web Tale, fill in the blanks as requested (a noun, an adjective, a boy's name, a verb ending in -ing.) In addition to tales created by the publisher Houghton Mifflin, there is also a ninety-day archive of tales written by readers like you.
Bonus.com has created a protected environment for kids by taking control of the browser window and eliminating all links to the rest of the Web. Their NetScooter software hides your browser' s control icons, replacing it with their own buttons to move forward, backward, print, and save a favourite link. Registration is optional, but if you do register you can save your game scores and rank.
FreeZone's most popular features are the free home page construction kit, monitored chat rooms (both open chats and those devoted to topics such as Music & Movies or Homework Help) and their e-pal program. But unregistered users can only look around. In order to participate, you must register. twelve set.
Articles, consoles and contests
This very creative site has a barrelful of fun, noisy, interactive activities. You will need to register if you want to save your digital signature and favorite surfing links.
Want an introduction to searching techniques? Need to understand the difference between the Boolean operators "AND" and "OR"? Looking for a definition of "keyword?" Look no further. This guide to searching the Net covers all the basics, introduces a few search engines and concludes with a virtual Internet scavenger hunt.
The first Internet directory just for kids is possibly still the best. Created by the folks at Yahoo!, Yahooligans! is strictly speaking not a search engine, but a searchable, browsable Internet index. Each listing is handpicked by a human (not an automated computer program) and placed in their hierarchy under one of eight main categories (such as Around the World, Art Soup or School Bell).
Magic Over The Web
I have a deck of cards in which all the Tens, Jacks, Queens, Kings, and Aces have been removed. The remaining deck was shuffled and I pulled out a card, which you can see face down. I want you to think of one the remaining thirty one cards...
Hocus Pocus Palace
Welcome to Hocus Pocus Palace, residence of the Great Mysto and his Internet Magic Tricks.
YES, Diamond Jim can even perform miracles for you across the Internet. Click a card, any card below, to be amazed!
Cave of Magic
Welcome to Simeon's Cave of magic.
Pieces and Creases
A wonderful Origami site
Donovan's Templates - templates to print out, cut up and fold...everything from envelopes to castles
Discovery Online Pirate Ghosts
Some of the most feared pirates of all time are coming back to life. Blackbeard is back, and Black Sam Bellamy, who raided ships throughout the Caribbean, is probably more famous now than he was in his heyday. Both have been revived through sunken ships.
National Geographic Pirates
'Ahoy! Have ye heard the secret of this ramshackle inn where ye'r lodgin? They say it's full of booty but nobody's been able to find it.' Join this interactive adventure, and while looking for the loot, you'll unearth tales of real pirates woven into the story line.
This pirate potpourri, from the second and fifth grade students of Rochedale State School in Queensland Australia, includes reports on famous pirates such as Bartholomew Roberts and Anne Bonny, pirate limericks, pirate stories, pirate book reports, and pirate treasure maps. Do not miss the fun Pirate Treasure Hunt, complete with a certificate to print when you find the booty.
Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers
Although the word 'pirate' is the one most commonly used today, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, many additional and more specific terms were used. For example, a privateer also plundered ships, but carried with him a letter of marque signed by a king or other head of state, granting him the right to attack enemy ships. And a buccaneer was a non-Spanish European sailor who settled in the West Indies and raided Spanish ships. For an interesting view into the pirate's life, read the Pirate Rules of Conduct -- which include formalized workers' compensation (see rule VIII.)
This student-created site is cleverly divided into Fact (where you'll find history, a time line, vocabulary and even a section on modern software piracy) and Legend (with lists of books, movies and pirate poetry.)
Treasure Pirates of the Whydah
Barry Clifford searches for the true story of pirate Black Sam Bellamy and his sweetheart Maria Hallett, and the location of Bellamy's sunken treasure ship with her cache of gold and silver.
A Space Library - A virtual library of wonderful space related resources
NASA Calendar of Live Events
A wonderful resource of live webcasts relating to science, space and technology explorations.
NASA Kids brings reference topics divided into Space & Beyond, Rockets & Airplanes and Pioneers & Astronauts. Activities are listed under Projects & Games.
Space Kids is the younger sibling of Space.com. Great for younger readers, but Middle-schoolers (and older) perhaps should visit Space.com (look for the link on the left-hand menu) for in-depth space news and science.
Space Place is the place for hands-on elementary-age space crafts, space activities and space experiments.
The Solar System
Use the Internet to learn more about the solar system. Contains activities for three different age levels: 3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10 years or older. Each activity guides kids through the process of answering specific questions about the solar system using information available on the Web.
Virtual Journey into the Universe
If you have Shockwave and Java capabilities, take this exceptional virtual tour of our solar system. Starting in the cockpit, you have your choice of ten destinations: from the Sun to Pluto and Neptune.
View of the Solar System
Views of the Solar System presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendour of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos.
The yuckiest site on the Internet
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