Almanacs, Calculators, How to sites
Formerly the Information Please Kids' Almanac.
Check out this wonderful online resource for schoolwork. It's the kid's
version of Information Please, which you
should remember as a print almanac.
Guinness Book of Records
Guinness World Records™ is the global leader in world records. Its categories include: Human Body, Amazing Feats, Natural World, Science & Tech, Arts & Media, History & Society, Travel & Transport, Sports & Games.
The famous print almanac also has a website. Browse or search their almanac for awards, festivals, recaps of the year. Check out reviews of the month in their annual review section.
Search for a person or country in their encyclopedia, for a word in their dictionary.
Phone Numbers & Addresses
"How To.." Websites
Step-by-step instructions on how to do just about anything, and buy the stuff you need to do it.
A search engine for "how to" sites.
View "how to" videos on a multiplicity of topics.
How Things Work
How Stuff Works
Articles on how many machines and natural processes work.
How Things Work
A website by Louis A. Bloomfield, Professor of Physics, The University of
Virginia, that answers questions sent in by readers. The questions are
arranged by category.
Baby Name Train
This site also gives the origin of names and their popularity. You can compare the popularity of two names.
Baby Name Wizard
See how popular and common or unpopular and unique your baby's name is.
Behind the Name
Allows you to search for or browse through first names, their derivation, and meaning. You can also check what names are currently popular in a variety of foreign countries.
Popular Baby Names
Social Security Administration lists the top 10 names for the previous year and allows you to search for a name to see how popular it is.