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Resources by Topic (Grades 1-6)

Animals | Biography | Encyclopedias | Countries & States | Health & Science | Math | Social Studies & History | World Languages

Animals

  • Enchanted Learning
    A comprehensive list of animals provides the correct names for the male, female, and young, as well as what to call each group of animal.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo: Animals
    This site includes animal fact sheets, information about the animals you can see at the zoo, and a variety of feature articles that focus on different animals.

Biography

  • Invention Dimension
    The Invention Dimension contains information on different inventors and inventions.  A new invention is featured every week.  This website also includes games and trivia, as well as suggested links to other websites that explore science and inventing.
  • Presidents of the United States
    Biographies of the presidents of the United States and the first ladies. It includes historical photos, current news headlines, and an “On This Date In White House History” section.
  • Women’s Adventures in Science
    Learn all about the exciting things women have done in science! Women have been robot designers, bone detectives, and even a gorilla’s best friend. This fun and informative site is narrated by the spunky blue-haired avatar, Lia, and includes comics, web links, and downloadable science labs.

Countries & States

  • CIA: The World Factbook
    This site gives regularly updated information on countries, territories, and dependencies. Includes flags of the world, as well as full color, downloadable maps, and the ability to perform keyword searches.

Encyclopedias

  • Credo Reference
    This collection of encyclopedias, reference guides, and eBooks also includes thousands of images, audio files, and videos. A highlight for young readers: Credo offers more than 60 DK Eyewitness books!
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    The comprehensive articles in this trusted source (online only since 2012) are now enhanced by multimedia. Levels designed just for children and young adults contain age-appropriate information.

Health & Science

  • Internet Public Library: Science Fair Resource Guide
    If you have never done a science fair project before, DON’T PANIC! The IPL’s Science Fair Project Resource Guide will help you through the whole project by guiding you to a variety of excellent web resources.
  • KidsHealth: Kids
    Do you want to know what happens when you swallow a piece a gum? Or what exactly a freckle is? You can find out here! KidsHealth provides easy to understand information on everything from homework help to how the body works. There is also a glossary of medical words and a list of kid friendly recipes for healthy eating.
  • Invention Dimension
    The Invention Dimension contains information on different inventors and inventions.   A new invention is featured every week. The website also includes games and trivia, as well as suggested links to other websites that explore science and inventing.
  • MBGnet
    Maintained by the Missouri Botanical Garden, this website features information on biomes, freshwater ecosystems, and marine ecosystems.
  • Science Buddies: Topic Selection Wizard
    Do you need help choosing a topic for a science project? Get personalized topic suggestions by answering a series of questions about your likes, dislikes and when the project is due.
  • Science Reference Center
    Enhance lab reports, science fair projects, and general scientific research with informational texts on astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, medicine, environmental science, and technology. Search by reading level to ensure comprehension.
  • Try Science
    You can find a science center, perform simulated experiments online or download instructions, diagrams, and guides to begin field studies in your neighborhood.
  • Women’s Adventures in Science
    Learn all about the exciting things women have done in science! Women have been robot designers, bone detectives, and even a gorilla’s best friend. This fun and informative site is narrated by the spunky blue-haired avatar, Lia, and includes comics, web links, and downloadable science labs.

Math

  • AAA Math
    This site features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows thorough mastery of the concepts. A wide range of lessons (grades K-8) enables learning or review to occur at each individual’s current level.
  • A Math Dictionary For Kids
    This is an animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms in simple language.
  • IXL: Math
    Practice makes perfect, and IXL makes math practice fun. With unlimited math questions in more than 1,000 topics, students improve their skills and confidence and always have new challenges to meet. Click on a grade and get started!

Social Studies & History

  • Congress for Kids
    Uncle Sam is your guide to an interactive and fun-filled experience that will help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how it affects you.
  • Presidents of the United States
    Biographies of the presidents of the United States and the first ladies. Includes historical photos, current news headlines, and an “On This Date In White House History” section.

World Languages

Resources by Topic (Grades 7-12)

Art, Music, & Drama | Biography | Encyclopedias | Countries & States | Current Events | Health & Science | Literature | Magazines | Math | Social Studies & History | World Languages

Art, Music, & Drama

  • All Music Guide
    Billed as the “most comprehensive music resource on the planet” this website contains biographies of musicians and music reviews for all genres and styles of music.

Biography

  • All Music Guide
    Billed as the “most comprehensive music resource on the planet” this website contains biographies of musicians and music reviews for all genres and styles of music.
  • Invention Dimension
    The Inventor Archive contains information on different inventors and inventions.   A new invention is featured every week. The website also includes games and trivia, as well as suggested links to other websites that explore science and inventing.
  • Women’s Adventures in Science
    Learn all about the exciting things women have done in science! Women have been robot designers, bone detectives, and even a gorilla’s best friend. This fun and informative site is narrated by the spunky blue- haired avatar, Lia, and includes comics, web links, and downloadable science labs.

Countries & States

  • CIA: The World Factbook
    This site gives regularly updated information on countries, territories, and dependencies. Includes flags of the world, as well as full color, downloadable maps, and the ability to perform keyword searches.
  • Internet Public Library: Stately Knowledge
    These Web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C. Need to know the capital of Alabama? Want to know which hockey teams are in California? How about the size of Montana? All that information is here — and more!

Current Events

  • America’s News Magazines
    Stay up to date on current topics in business, education, the environment, science, technology, and more with articles from 28 publications, including Newsweek, Popular Science, Foreign Affairs, and Smithsonian.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Full text of articles, obituaries, and other content. Coverage: 1985 – present.

Encyclopedias

  • Credo Reference
    This collection of encyclopedias, reference guides, and eBooks also includes thousands of images, audio files, and videos.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    The comprehensive articles in this trusted source (online only since 2012) are now enhanced by multimedia. Levels designed just for children and young adults contain age-appropriate information.
  • Explora
    Browse topic areas for research paper ideas, then find relevant magazine articles, encyclopedias, primary source documents, and videos, in this user-friendly portal for content from MasterFILE Premier and Science Reference Center.

Health & Science

  • Invention Dimension
    The Invention Dimension contains information on different inventors and inventions.   A new invention is featured every week. The website also includes games and trivia, as well as suggested links to other websites that explore science and inventing.
  • KidsHealth: Teens
    Answers, advice and straight talk about everything from studying tips to your sexual health.
  • Science Buddies: Topic Selection Wizard
    Do you need help choosing a topic for a science project? Get personalized topic suggestions by answering a series of questions about your likes, dislikes and when the project is due.
  • Try Science
    You can find a science center, perform simulated experiments online or download instructions, diagrams, and guides to begin field studies in your neighborhood.
  • Science Reference Center
    Designed for students’ research needs.  Articles in the following areas: astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, medicine, environmental science, technology, and science fair projects.  You have the option to listen to an article’s text.
  • Women’s Adventures in Science
    Enhance lab reports, science fair projects, and general scientific research with informational texts on astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, medicine, environmental science, and technology. Search by reading level to ensure comprehension.

Magazine Articles

  • America’s News Magazines
    Stay up to date on current topics in business, education, the environment, science, technology, and more with articles from 28 publications, including Newsweek, Popular Science, Foreign Affairs, and Smithsonian.
  • Explora
    Browse topic areas for research paper ideas, then find relevant magazine articles, encyclopedias, primary source documents, and videos, in this user-friendly portal for content from MasterFILE Premier and Science Reference Center.
  • MasterFILE Premier
    Search for articles from popular magazines on all subjects. Coverage: 1975 – present.

Math

  • A Math Dictionary For Kids
    This is an animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms in simple language.

Literature & Reading

Social Studies & History

  • Congress for Kids
    Uncle Sam is your guide to an interactive and fun-filled experience that will help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how it affects you.
  • Chicago Tribune – Historical
    Use this newspaper archive to answer questions like “What happened on this date in 1942?” and “When was the Sears Tower renamed the Willis Tower?” View images of the original editions, including photographs, advertisements, and cartoons. Coverage: 1849 – 1992.
  • Kids.gov
    The official kids’ portal for the U.S. government. Learn how to make and break codes, how a law is made and see how you compare with students from around the world!

World Languages

  • Pronunciator
    Study any of 80 languages, from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa, or improve English language skills with ESL courses in 50 different languages. Build on traditional language-learning methods with interactive multimedia. App available