Government Resources · Kids & Teens

Competitions & Contests

National Museum of Education - Competitions
Listing of competitions administered by the Museum. Competitions include inventions, entrepreneurship, and art.
U.S. Dept. of Energy National Science Bowl
The National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in science and math. High school and middle school students are quizzed in a fast paced question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy. Regional winners then travel to the national competition.

General Sites

America's Story
Designed by the Library of Congress for young people to discover the stories of America's past. Categories include Meet Amazing Americans, Jump Back in Time, Explore the States, Join America at Play, and See, Hear & Sing.
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Basic informational site organized by grade levels.
Center for the Book - Kids
Reading resources for kids from the Library of Congress.
Center for the Book - Teens
Reading resources for teens from the Library of Congress.
Congress for Kids
Interactive introduction to the federal government for kids.
Federal Student Aid
An official U.S. government web site designed for college students and their families that provides information and resources from the U.S. government about educational and career options for students after high school.
Find A School
Search page for kids to locate public and private schools.
GirlsHealth.gov
A project of the Office on Women's Health and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides access to information and resources on girls health topics in English and Spanish. Topics include fitness, nutrition, drugs, and safety.
Kids Count
Compilation of census data on children’s well-being.
Kids Page
Government kid pages organized by government agency.
Kids.gov
Official kids portal for the U.S. Government with links to federal websites for kids—from NASA to the FBI.
Let's Go Outside
Website by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for kids, parents and educators filled with fact sheets, recommendations on wildlife books, web videos, and a winter activity guide. Includes related links, upcoming events, and archives.
NASA Kids
Site by NASA to help educate students about space. Includes information and a variety of learning tools and resources for students.
National Archives Digital Classroom
Lesson plans for high school teachers who use government documents in their history classes.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Clearinghouse for information about missing and exploited children and resources for parents and guardians, law enforcement officials, attorneys, and the media.
National Gallery for America's Young Inventors
A museum and Hall of Fame for student inventors, established in 1993 and located in Washington, D.C. Archives and enshrines great student inventions and inventors K-12.
Ohio Department of Public Safety for Kids
Games and web links focusing on safety issues from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
Ohio Kids - History for Kids
Ohio history sites for kids.
Our Documents
Resource page for teachers and students on primary U.S. documents.
Stopbullying.gov
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offering webisodes, games and information about bullying and how to prevent it. Provides sections for kids and adults.
United States Patent and Trademark Office for Kids
Provides multiple resources for young inventors in the patent process. Includes news & events and links to Kids' Pages and Invent Now.
USGS Learning Web
Student and teacher activities for exploring the natural sciences, especially earth science.