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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
    Search hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject specific titles as well as images, audio files, and videos.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    Comprehensive, trustworthy information for everyone from elementary students to curious adults.

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
    Designed for student’s 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.
  • 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

Encyclopedias

  • Credo Reference
    Search encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject specific titles as well as images, audio files, and videos.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    Comprehensive, trustworthy information for everyone from elementary students to curious adults.

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 student’s 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
    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.

Magazine Articles

  • MasterFILE Premier
    Popular magazines on all subjects. Reference books, primary source documents, and a large image collection are also included. Coverage: 1975 to 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.
  • 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
    Learn any of 80 languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa (and more in between). The language courses are available in English as well as many other languages. In addition, Pronunciator provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills. Learn on your computer or download an app for iPad, iPod, iPhone, or Android tablet or phones.