Parents and teachers MUST bookmark–or better yet, subscribe–to this Web Treasure: Science News for Kids, a digital publication of the Society for Science and the Public (the people who also bring us Science News magazine and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair).
SNK provides truly outstanding articles about contemporary science news from a variety of fields: atoms & forces, earth & sky, humans & health, life, tech & math. The articles are well-written and highly engaging. They come with vocabulary lists at the end. Additional resources specifically for educators can be found here.
I signed my daughter up to get these in her emailbox. But don’t leave yourself out: curious adults will enjoy these articles too. As your kids grow, switch them to the official grown-up version Science News, another web treasure.