Kid's Internet Browsers   (CyberSleuth Kids_com Student Homework Helper)

Great Sites For Students (Reference, etc.):

The Ultimate Guide to: Conquering Distractions
Looking to go back to school but feeling nervous? Maybe you don't consider yourself the best student or you think there is just too much going on in your life to fit in college classes. We are hear to help you out! The guide below was developed to help all aspiring students with finding a program that will keep their interests, setting goals, and graduating top of their class.

NASA: -- News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids:

Science News for Kids:

Ham Radio (about the excitement of being a ham)  (this test gives immediate feedback -- i.e., right or wrong -- as you answer each question) (this test must be completed entirely before it will be scored) (The FCC's amateur radio home page) (different license designations and their privileges) (the American Radio Relay League -- ham radio organization)

Basic Electronics Courses


Self Defense -- Great Tips on How to Survive a Physical Attack:

Defending Yourself From an Angry Dog

Popular Mechanics: Science Articles

How to Prepare for Many Different Kinds of Worst Case Scenarios

Programming Links:

Free Basic compilers, IDE's and Basic developers tools:

Free C++ and C compilers and C++ developers tools:

DJGPP, complete 32-bit C/C++ development system for Intel 80386 and higher PCs running DOS:

The Most Important Video You'll Ever See.

Dr. Albert A. Bartlett's eight-part presentation on "Arithmetic, Population, and Energy" may be the most important video you?ll ever see. Few people understand the full implications of innocuous-sounding growth and consumption numbers. But those numbers, when examined, tell a disturbing tale.

Dr. Bartlett, professor emeritus, department of physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, believes that the greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function, and by the end of this video series, you?ll understand exactly why that is.

Educational Internet Resources for Kids

Eso's Internet Resources for Kids

Tech and Young Children

(Hat tip and thanks to Becky for the above three links, and for locating a broken link on this page.)

The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Paperback -- July 16, 2010 [There were some used versions of this book for $.01]
Paperback: 468 pages
Publisher: David R Godine; Centennial edition (July 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0879234490
ISBN-13: 978-0879234492

The American Boy's Handy Book Hardcover -- September 15, 2008
by Daniel C. Beard (Author) [Daniel's the co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America]
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (September 15, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0804839956
ISBN-13: 978-0804839952

Long before a "dangerous" book was all the rage there was The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard, a beloved classic for generations of youngsters. Specially designed to provide loads of ideas for adventures and games both indoors and outdoors during each season of the year, The American Boy's Handy Book was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.

Now, Tuttle Publishing is bringing this much-loved book back for a new generation of boys to enjoy. If you're not too young to fly a kite or too old to enjoy a day fishing, The American Boy's Handy Book is chock full of fun activities intended just for you! There's something for every day of the year: making an aquarium, rigging and sailing small boats, camping without a tent, making a cornstalk fiddle, trapping, building a snow fort, and of course tons of other games and crafts, too.

Daniel Beard firmly believed in letting boys make their own playthings, encouraging them to value their own hard work and gain the skills needed throughout life to successfully invent, construct and dream. In this world of instant gratification with ever-younger generations coveting the ubiquitous cell phones, computers and iPods, it seems as though the imagination and sense of adventure that permeated our country's past have all but disappeared. Welcome back the joys of childhood with The American Boy's Handy Book, and prepare to make old favorites new again!

The Boys' Book Of Survival (How To Survive Anything, Anywhere) Hardcover -- January 1, 2009
by Scholastic (Author), Guy Campbell (Author)

Hardcover: 128 pages
ISBN-10: 0545085365
ISBN-13: 978-0545085366

Now you, too, can survive anything, anywhere!

Lost in the desert? Stuck in quicksand? Confronted by a man-eating tiger? Trapped at a school dance? Fear not, brave reader! With this essential survival guide, you'll find a way to get yourself out of every imaginable predicament, whether it's an avalanche or a zombie invasion!

How to survive anything all in one handy book! Inside you'll find out how to treat a snakebite, send an SOS message, track an animal, make a map, and build a ladder. Find out how to survive a school dance, a shopping trip with your mom, a pop quiz, and a shark attack!

"'Uncle Dan' Beard was a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America and longtime editor of Boy's Life magazine. He published this book in 1882, and its greatest benefit is to show us how much more effort and ingenuity was expected of boys back in the 19th century than is expected today. There are projects for every season, ranging from making a whirligig to making and sailing a boat. Hunting with blowguns, homemade crossbows and other improvised arms is covered, as is practical taxidermy for the trophies collected. To read this book is to realize what has been lost in 130 years." --Shotgun News

"The capacity of the small human male to prevail in the face of adversity is grossly underestimated in today's society. It seems to me the solution to most of our ills is simply to let him go outside to run around a bit more. The American Boy's Handy Book will show you how to do it properly." --William Dabbs, MD, Guns magazine --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Daniel Beard was born in 1850 and lived most of his life in Kentucky. From an early age Beard decided to devote his life to American boyhood. He was a prolific writer and illustrator and the founder of two different societies for boys, as well as one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Before his death in 1941, Beard received the only Golden Eagle badge ever awarded by the Boy Scouts of America, and the mountain peak adjoining Mount McKinley in Alaska was named in his honor.

The Dangerous Book For Boys Paperback -- International Edition, October 28, 2008
by Conn Iggulden (Author)
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Collins; Canadian Edition edition (October 28, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1554682592
ISBN-13: 978-1554682591

The Dangerous Book for Boys
by Conn Iggulden (Author), Hal Iggulden (Author)
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (April 24, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062208977
ISBN-13: 978-0062208972

If ever there were a book to make you switch off your television set, The Dangerous Book for Boys is it.

How many other books will help you thrash someone at conkers, race your own go-cart, and identify the best quotations from Shakespeare? The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips -- swot up on the solar system, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. Teach your old dog new tricks. Make a pinhole camera. Understand the laws of cricket. There's a whole world out there: with this book, anyone can get out and explore it.

The Dangerous Book for Boys is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden's number one bestselling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages.

Chapters in The Dangerous Book for Boys include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Conkers, Laws of Football, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Juggling, Timers and Tripwires, Kings and Queens, Famous Battles, Spies, Making Crystals, Insects and Spiders, Astronomy, Girls, The Golden Age of Piracy, Secret Inks, Patron Saints of Britain, Skimming Stones, Dog Tricks, Making a Periscope, Coin Tricks, Marbles, Artillery, The Origin of Words and The Solar System.

American Girls Handy Book: How to Amuse Yourself and Others (Nonpareil Books) Paperback -- September 1, 1994
by Lina Beard (Author), Adelia Beard (Author)

If Tom Sawyer had been a girl, Aunt Polly would certainly have seen to it that she had a copy of this book and with a heartfelt blessing. Its a magical cornucopia of projects, devices, toys, gifts, dolls, recipes, decorations, perfumes, wax and clay modelling, oil and water-color painting and games, all with clear and practical directions for how to make and play them. Vintage Americana by the Beard sisters, two of the founders of Girl Scouting in the United States.

"In the Beard sisters' version, 'the American girl' ranges in age from eight to eighteen. Healthy and spirited, she thinks nothing of taking a ten-mile 'romp' through woods and fields with a group of friends, and collects flowers and leaves for preservation or presentation to friends and relations. Above all, however, the Beards' girl is handy. She can make a hat rack, a screen, or a bookshelf; fashion a macrame hammock or a cornhusk doll; and draw, paint, sculpt, or decorate a room.
The American Girls Handy Book, in short, by emphasizing what girls can do, presents a portrait of girlhood that is vigorous, active, and full of possibilities."
- From the foreword by Anne M. Boylan

Spy Skills for Girls Kindle Edition
by Devon Danby (Author)

Sooner or later, every girl needs to do a little spying. Why is your best friend acting strangely? What does that sneaky boy keep hiding in his backpack? To find out, you need skills. Spy skills. And Devon Danby, spygirl extraordinaire, is just the girl to teach you.

Spy Skills for Girls is packed with the kind of spy skills a modern-day girl needs, such as: how to shadow a suspect in the mall; how to create a disguise; how to use everyday gestures to send another spygirl a message; what to pack in a spy bag; plus all the basics like codes, fingerprinting, message drops and more.

This easy-to-read book is perfect for young girls who love spying and want to know the very best techniques. Some books include long lists of every possible spy skill -- Spy Skills for Girls only includes the ones that work better than all the others. Every tip and trick in this book has been tested and really works!

You and your best spygirl friends will be ready to start spying right away!

The Girls' Book: How to Be the Best at Everything Kindle Edition
by Juliana Foster (Author), Amanda Enright (Illustrator)

A spiffy guide to anything and everything a girl could need to know!

How to do almost anything in one handy little book!

Want to be known for your unique style? Inside you'll learn how to design your own clothes (p. 35), do the perfect manicure (p. 82), or make your own lip gloss (p. 11).

Feel like impressing your friends? Show them how you can make a crystal (p. 16), juggle one-handed (p. 33), or deal with a bully (p. 42).

Bored and need something to do? Not anymore when you find out how to keep a secret diary (p. 88), make a scrapbook (p. 9), or put together a dance routine (p. 24).

And tons of other neat-o things you need to know how to do!

The Hardy Boys books

and Nancy Drew books

are also interesting.


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