Saturday, October 19 2019
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2012 London Olympics
2012 London Olympic Athletes
Photographs and mini biographies on all 2012 Olympic athletes, up to date results too.
London Attractions: Live from London
Collection of tourist sites for most noteworthy attractions in London, includes comprehensive information and images. 4th grade
Looking at London: Symbaloo
Collection of comprehensive web sites for London attractions.
A Popplet introducing Live from London, the 4th grade brochure project.
Titanic Web Sites
Titanic the Unsinkable Ship
Visitors to this website learn about Halifax, Nova Scotia's role during the tragedy's aftermath. Included is a transcript of Rob
Titanic: the History of the RMS Titanic
Explore the Titanic like you never have before, with interactive features about its construction, its ill-fated maiden voyage an
Titanic Unsinkable Ship
comprehensive account of the sinking of the Titanic
Brief descriptions of a large variety of animals.
National Geographic: Animals
A comprehensive site with breathtaking images.
eNature.com Insect Field Guide
An online field guide of insects & spiders
US History of Ben Franklin
Comprehensive site on Franklin's life.
Franklin's Smithsonian Printing
Information about Franklin's printing interests.
Franklin's Invention Site
Information about Franklin's inventions.
Franklin's Smithsonian Science
Franklin's Science discoveries
Franklin's Smithsonian Statesman
Franklin's role as a statesman
Benjamin Franklin'e timeline
Benjamin Franklin Tercentary
300th year anniversary guide Franklin's accomplishments.
Build a Medieval Castle
Make a medieval castle. Learn about history, feudalism, and life in the Middle Ages. 3rd-5th
Camelot International: The Tower of London
Interactive Tower of London site includes a brief history, virtual tours, ghost stories, shoot for your life, etc. 5th & Up
Castles for Kids
âCastles for Kidsâ presents features of medieval castles, including the parts, inside, and people who lived in castles. 2nd & Up
Castles of Britain: Learning Center
Castles of Britain presents links with information about British castles, architecture and structure, parts of castle, 5th & Up
Castle of Wales: Terminology
Understand castles with this comprehensive list of terminology.3rd & Up
Castles on the Web
Database of castles, has castle web pages, hundreds of castles all over the world. 4th & Up
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
The Edinburgh Castle web site shows what the main parts of a castle actually look like. 2nd & Up
Ghosts in the Castle
National Geographicâs interactive, educational tour through an imaginary castle. 3rd-5th
Explore this interactive illustration of a medieval castle. 3rd & Up
French Medieval Architecture
This site provides photos and floor plans of medieval churches, abbeys, and cathedrals located in France. 3rd-5th
Gothic Field Guide
This web site lists Gothic building vocabulary in alphabetical order, and information about Gothic cathedrals. 3rd-5th
Has Gothic cathedrals links and great images and short histories of these cathedrals. 3rd-5th
Common Sense Rating Websites
World Wildlife Fund Global
Kids Planet Species Fact Sheet
Wikipedia: Endangered Species
Earth's Endangered Creature
Save the Rennets
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
The Jackalope Conspiracy
Geographia-Tourist guides with great images
Dragons & Mythical Beasts
Click on 89 beasts from the Bestiary- a collection of stories from the Middle Ages, in Encyclopedia Mythica site. 4th & Up
The Dragon of Lonely Island
Site contains lots of fun, interactive games, and printout dragon activities for kids. 1st-5th
Meet the Dragons
Visit 9 dragons from around the world, collect a clue and token from each, figure out who the âMystery Dragonâ is . 3rd-5th
Mythological WebQuest: John Hopkins
Mythological webquest journey will take you on the Internet to find mythological creatures from the Harry Potter books. 4th & Up
Windows of the Universe
Learn about the constellation Draco the Dragon, plotted over a dragon, famous throughout mythology. 3rd-5th
Explorers: Adventure !
The Artic and Antartic Circles
Become a Spice Trader
Lewis and Clark Expedition: Create Your Own Adventure
Lewis and Clark: Exploring Uncharted Territory
Mariner's Museum: Age of Exploration
Marco Polo Takes a Trip
Metropolitan Museum: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo
University of Calgary: Ming Dynasty's Maritime History
National Geographic News: Journals of Captain Cook Go Online
National Geographic: Explorers-In-Residence
National Geographic: Race to the End of the Earth
New World Explorers
Scholastic.com/Instructor: Here Come the Vikings
Smithsonian: The Viking Voyage
The Travels of Ibn Battuta - A Virtual Tour
You Wouldn't Want to be a Polar Explorer!
World Book: Great Age of Exploration
Age of Exploration Webquest
Exploration & Trade
Why Explorers Explored
Click on games then online quiz
icons for maps & transportation
Age of Exploration
Mariners' Museum site
Chris Van Allsburg's Site
This attractive site includes his books, biography and interactive games
Animal Friendship Paintings
This site from NYP Library shows ten images of friendships between animals.(3rd-5th create stories inspired by paintings)
Baby Hippo Orphan Finds a Friend
Read about Owen, a baby hippo orphaned in the Asian tsunami of December 2004, includes links to Web sites. (3rd-5th)
Building Bridges of Friendship
Learn how to build better friendships when you explore this resource. (Teacher)
Compass: Tours of the British Museum
View museum tours using art and text to tell a story(4th &5th) Click "Children's Compass"(2nd&3rd)
"World Peace Through Children"- Friendship Dolls were used in 1927 to promote good relations between Japan and America.(3rd-5th)
Hands on Crafts
Learn about pottery, weaving, quilting, etc. by "playing around online" (3rd & Up)
Peace Corp: Kids World
Find interactive kids page, explore"Foods, Friends and Fun" etc, (3rd & Up)
Smithsonian Education: Making Friends With Franklin
Explore Benjamin Franklin's work in science and writing. (4th & Up)
The Official Peanuts Website
This site offers games, trivia, archives, links, and information related to Charles Schulz âPeanutsâ comic strip. (2nd & Up)
Learn 10 ways to make and keep friends, includes games and a play. (4th & 5th)
Friendships in Medieval times
Includes a biography, book descriptions, âfun stuffâ for kids and literary links. 3rd & Up
Ann Whitehead Nagda
This site by an author of fiction and non-fiction math books, includes a biography, tips on research, books, etc. 2nd & Up
Audrey and Don Wood
This interactive site includes authorsâ biographies, entertaining kidâs activities, book lists, and teacher resources.(2nd & Up)
Betty G. Birney
This site introduces readers to Betty Birneyâs home, books and biography. 2nd-5th
Geniuses and their friend use science to fight evil.
Interactive site is full of fun activities, books, autobiography, and links. 3rd & Up
C. Alexander London
Animal adventures with friends and foe.
Includes writing tips, interactive biography and teacher tips for her many multi-cultural books. 3rd & Up
An unlikely friendship occurs in this story.
Author of Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Treasure Hunters and more
Writes realistic friendship stories.
Captain Underpants and Dogman both help their friends
His colorful artwork and humorous writing style are evident in Shannon's website, featuring his books & biography. 1st & Up
Elise Primavera: Making Mistakes on Purpose
Ms. Rapscott's Girls' site includes a biography, interview, book summary, "fun & games", etc. 4th & Up
This artistic site includes a biography, FAQ page, teacher resources and books. (3rd & Up)
This site features a brief introduction to Eva Ibbotson, an interview, book desciptions, and discussion questions. 4th & Up
Frances OâRoark Dowell
On the FAQ page, there are great tips on writing, the âSome Facts About Meâ page lists favorite books, bands, etc. 4th & 5th
Author of the Tapper Twins features his latest title.
Unlikely characters make surprising friendships.
Many of her award winning books have Chinese folklore intertwined within the stories.
Heather Vogel Frederick
Mother Daughter Book Club friendships
Use Lester's stories for discussing behavior problems, she mentions if kids write she will write back. Great class writing activ
J.K Rowling and her writing.
Includes biography, one of his poems, clear directions on how to write a poem, etc. 1st-4th
Jackie French Koller
Fun interactive site, click on a picture and you will learn about Jackie Kollerâs dog, dragon books, writing tips, etc. 2nd & Up
Historical fiction author whose friendship stories have earned her a Newbery honor.
Site features a biography, link to join the "Official Jacqueline Wilson Fan Club"and lots of "fun stuff". 4th & Up
A fact filled account is written about James Marshallâs life and his many children's books. Teacher
This site includes a biography, books, FAQ for kids, teacher resources and writing ideas (4th & Up)
Illustrator/author Janet Stevens shows inspiring examples of her illustration process in this web site. 2nd & Up
Friendship stories for 5th graders and up set in the city, full of strife.
Featuring five young warrior monks survivors.
Includes a biography, book descriptions and link to fun interactive"Baby Mouse Web Site" 3rd & Up
Introduction to her new otherworldly friendship series Littlest Bigfoot
Interactive pictures lead to Spinelli's books, a âStargirl Clubâ, biography written on a blackboard, FAQ, âfun stuffâ, etc. 4th
Adventures full of magic keep friendships unsettling.
Author of Heroes in Training and Goddess Girls.
John David Anderson
Author of the story of an unusual group of friends in Ms Bixby's Last Day.
Site from the âTime Warp Trioâ author, includes a biography, themes, lots of great writing information, etc. 3rd & Up
Jon Scieszka: Guys Read
Site for boys- connecting them with materials they want read, in ways they like to read. 4th & Up
Descriptions of books, interviews, writing tips, etc. Click"Double Fudge" for interactive fun. 3rd & Up
Brothers can make great friends.
Karina Yan Glaser
Tis first time author introduces the amazing friendships in the VanderBeeker family.
Newbery Award winner, known for her captivating novels and chapter books.
Web site tells fascinating biography, interesting information about her books, etc.4th & Up
Includes fun activities, biography, and descriptions of the many types of books Kevin Henkes writes. 1st & 2nd
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Friendships impacted by historical events.
Laurie Hase Anderson
This award winning author's vet volunteers show how strong friendships can save lives.
Linda Sue Park
Newbery Award winner's site is full of excellent writing tips in the âWritingâ section, biography, FAQ, books, "fun" trivia. 4th
Lisa Campbell Ernst
Features all of the authorâs books and a lively biography. 2nd & Up
This site has a biography, her books, writing and re-writing, âfun stuffâ, favorite books, etc (4th & Up)
This inspiring site includes a biography of Lois Lowry, her speeches (Newbery Winner) etc, books, FAQ. (4th & Up)
Loreen Leedy writes zany non-fiction books to make learning fun. Links show how she writes, illustrates, etc. 1st & Up
This site covers Wayside School Series, Marvin Redpost Series, a biography and an interview. 3rd & Up
Site featuries Mac Barnett's many award winning books.
Offers coloring pages, games, lesson plans, and interactive activities with Arthurâs friends. 1st & 2nd
Interactive site describes McDonald's books, activities, writing tips for kids, teaching ideas and a biography. 2nd & Up
Searchable site describes writer's background, lesson plans and fun activities for kids. 3rd & Up
Patricia Reilly Giff
Site shows many of her books, mostly historical fiction
Interactive site gives writing tips, introduces Amber Brown books with fun activities. 3rd & Up
Site features links to all of her books, biography, includes an adorable interactive link called "Hamsters" 1st-2nd
This author illustrates and writes winning picture books - Creepy Carrots and novels such as - The Wild Robot
Featuring the athletic friends from the Rip and Red series
Writes friendship realistic and historical fiction friendship stories.
Percy Jackson cares about his friends
Author of both the Clementine and Waylon series about friendships.
This site has a biography of Sarah Stewart, friendship activities and teacher guides for her books. Teacher
This is the official site of Dr. Seuss, with information on creator Theodore Seuss Geisel, as well as games,etc. 1st & Up
Fantasy and Fairy Tales
Site includes a biography and features his books with interactive characters. 2nd & Up
Author of mystery and adventure series with unexpected friends.
Author of The Imaginary Veterinary series and more.
Includes a biography, list of books, games for kids, teacher activities, and readerâs theatres. 2nd & Up
The World of Beverly Cleary
Contains interactive links to great activities for kids, as well as teacher resources. 3rd & Up
Site includes a biography, book descriptions, and âbeing an artistâ link. 2nd & Up
Wade Albert White
Danger never stays away from these friends for long.
Colorful site has brief descriptions of William Steigâs award winning books, games, comprehensive biography, etc. 2nd & Up
Itâs My Life
online venue where children and teens can read about and discuss a variety of issues (4th grade & up)
Kids Health: How Cliques Make Kids Feel Left Out
What is a clique? How can they make you feel? In this article, you can find some tips on how to handle them. (4th-5th)
Read more about shyness, how it can sometimes be a serious problem, and how to overcome it. (4th-5th)
Kids Health/The Scoop on Gossip
Read more about the differences between talking and gossiping and ways to cope with rumors. (4th-5th)
In the âfor kidsâ section, under teacher guide link, find a personalized storybook about friendship called "A New Friend"(1st &
Time for Kids Magazine: Article on Bullying
tips for dealing with bullies (3rd-5th)
www.nobully.org (New Zealand site)
Check out this site to learn more about how to deal with someone who is a bully (4th&5th)
Aesops Fables: Online Collection
Lesson Plans and over 600 fables.3rd & Up
Carol Hurst: Little Blue and Little Yellow
Activities related to the book (1st)
Children's Storybooks Online
Children's stories, riddles, and coloring books.(2nd & Up)
Children's Stories from Whootie Owl
International folk tales, fairy tales and stories that address themes such as perseverance, friendship and cooperation (3rd-5th)
Peter Reynolds' fable library and an activity page where you can create your own fable (2nd-5th)
Internet Public Library Kidspace: Short Stories
Try âInkless Talesâ one of the many creative sites(2nd & Up)
Search for Mami, an English-Spanish Storybook
Interactive story-telling site teaches common words and phrases and develops both reading and listening skills and fluency.(1st)
Reading Rainbow from PBS Kids presents a video on how to be a good friend. (1st-3rd)
Inventors and Inventions
MIT site- inventor and invention resources, comprehensive collection
Colorful with brief high interest topics for kids
Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man
Franklin Institute site on Ben Franklin, clear and thorough
Innovative Lives-Women Inventors
A Smithsonian site on "Exploring the History of Women Inventors"
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Celebrates inventors with brief biographies
Focuses on 3 strengths of Leonardo-scientist, inventor and artist
History Channel: Skyscraper
Detailed history of the evolution of the skyscraper
The Great Idea Finder
Stories about the world's greatest inventors and great inventions
Thomas Edison NPS site
Thomas Edison Historic Park-kid link
King Arthur site contains history, biographies, literature, timelines, maps, etc. from The Encyclopedia Brittannica. 5th & Up
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
King Arthurâs Knights web site includes history, legend and everything in between. 5th & Up
Knights in Central Park
Take a kidâs tour through the âArms and Armorâ section of the Met. Enjoy fun interactive activities. 2nd-5th
Medieval Weapons of Foot Soldiers
This student website contains a description of several weapons used by some European medieval militaries. 3rd-5th
Victoria and Albert Museum: Play Joust
Face the best knights in the kingdom in a jousting tournament. Learn about jousting, heraldry and types of armor. 3rd & Up
Early Medieval Art
Enjoy images of art from the Middle Ages such as The Book of Kells, Animals in Medieval Art, architecture, etc. 5th & Up
National Gallery of Art
Take a tour of Italian Painting in the National Gallery of Art from the 13th-14th centuries. 4th & Up
New York Public Library Digital Gallery: Middle Ages
This collection of images, from NYPL Gallery, displays textiles, prints, tiles and paintings from medieval times. 4th & Up
NGA for Kids (National Gallery of Arts)
Click on the picture of a dragon, Saint George and the Dragon will appear, click & find hidden objects. 1st-5th
Study Art: Gothic
This page from the Sanford Corporation's art site contains information about the Gothic style of art. 3rd-5th
The Unicorn Tapestries
This website explores the unicorn tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art through detailed images. 3rd & Up
The official website of Avi, Newbery Award-winning author. 4th & Up
Lloyd Alexander: The Chronicles of Prydain
This site explains Alexanderâs Prydain, books, maps, biography, etc. 4th & Up
This fun site includes a mini biography, books, âextrasâ, etc. 4th & Up
Authorâs biography, books, games, activities, etc. 4th & Up
K.P. Bathâs official website includes books, biography, news. 4th & Up
Authorâs biography, books, writing tips, upcoming news. 4th & Up
Authorâs biography, books, under âresourcesâ find fascinating links. 3rd & Up
Authorâs books, biography, interviews, teacher guides, etc. 5th & Up
Chris DâLacey Official Site
Web site with biography, books, photo gallery, animated links, etc. 4th & Up
This official site includes books, biography, audio books, etc. 3rd & Up
Author has a short biography and describes her latest book. 3rd-5th
Authorâs biography, books, writing ideas, fun dragon activities, etc. 4th & Up
Attractive site with a biography, âfun stuffâ, books news, movies, etc. 3rd & Up
Jessica Day George
Dragon Slippers site has images of the characters and mini biography. 3rd & Up
Official site for Shannon Hale, author of The Princess Academy.5th & Up
Find information on Eva Ibbotson and her books. 4th & Up
Official Brian Jacque website is attractive and comprehensive. 4th & Up
Authorâs own web site includes her medieval books and biography. 5th & Up
Author includes lots of legends, pictures, books, and biography. 5th & Up
Gail Carson Levine
Author of Ella Enchanted, lists her books and mini biography. 3rd & Up
Contains interactive activities, biography and non-fiction books. 3rd & Up
Website includes a biography and information on her books. 3rd & Up
Attractive website with biography, books, characters, links, etc. 4th & Up
Interactive site with a biography, books, scrapbook, trivia games, etc. 1st-5th
Website contains biography and books. 5th & Up
Comprehensive website includes biography, books, links, etc. 3rd & Up
Authorâs biography, non-fiction books, separate paintings & prints link. 3rd & Up
This site contains her fantasy books, biography and lots more. 5th & Up
Author of Castle Diary won âBlue Peter Best Book with Facts Awardâ. 4th & Up
âFIrst Childrenâs Poet Laureate 2006â creates wacky inventive verse. 2nd & Up
Natalie Jane Prior
Website introduces a medieval heroine & dragon, biography included. 3rd & Up
Website contains a biography, books, and writing tips. 3rd & Up
Includes biography, plus Septimus Heap and Araminta Spook links. 3rd & Up
Robert San Souci
This website contains a biography, books, fun activities, and links. 3rd & Up
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Website contains a biography and her books. 4th & Up
Webpage has a biography and descriptions of her books. 4th & Up
Attractive website has biography, books, and âwhatâs newâ section. 2nd & Up
Author describes his information books, biography, interviews, etc. 3rd & Up
Ingenious site has books, biographies, and âFar Flung Adventuresâ. 4th & Up
Official Tolkien website includes extracts and downloads to books. 5th & Up
Website has biography, books, teaching activities and great links. 1st & Up
This site has a biography, books, interview, etc. 4th & Up
An online medieval game from the National Army Museum in England. 1st-3rd
Costume and Clothing: Medieval
Learn more about medieval costumes and clothing through this website. 4th & Up
Interactives: Medieval Clothing
Annenberg website includes medieval clothing for all classes, fun jewelry and an interactive quiz on hats. 4th & Up
A brief description of garments worn by men and women during the middle ages is included on this site. 4th & Up
Medieval Clothing for Costumers
Articles are in four groups: Hats & Hair - Clothing - Accessories -Guest Articles - Miscellanea. 5th & Up
Biography of Women in the Middle Ages
Website gives brief examples of women in various trades. 4th & Up
After reading âWomen in the Middle Agesâ take this interactive quiz. 4th & Up
Life in the Middle Ages, nobles and peasants, children, arts & games, and crusades. 5th & Up
Guide to Medieval Terms
Website contains a comprehensive alphabetical list of medieval terms. 4th & Up
Interactives: What was it Really Like in the Middle Ages?
Annenberg site organized by Feudal Life, Religion, Town Life, etc. 4th & Up
Kidipede â History for Kids
Comprehensive website on the Middle Ages for younger students. 3rd-5th
The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
Website contains texts, images, study of the languages, history, and culture of the Middle Ages. 5th & Up
Life During the Middle Ages
Comprehensive site links for education, clothing, bathing, games, chivalry and, romance, etc. 3rd-5th
This author has crafted a site full of timelines, key medieval episodes and people, and maps. 5th & Up
A comprehensive site on Medieval Economics covers- money & trading, medieval professions, types of jobs, guilds, etc. 4th & Up
Learn about Medieval Europe through the realms of a knight, merchant, nun, or peasant. 4th & Up
A site listing numerous occupations for people living during the Middle Ages. 4th & Up
National Geographic News article describes unearthing artifacts that shed new light on childhood in the Middle Ages. 4th & Up
This synchronoptical timeline shows historical events in a chronological framework, has mini biographies on time line.4th & Up
Official site of Saint Denis
Medieval Abbey in France
UNESCO historical site for Mont-Saint-Michel
Medieval Art and Storytelling
Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Animals Myths & Legends: Tales from Oban the Knowledge Keeper
Meet a dragon, explore amazing stories, solve puzzles, play games and save a world. 1st-3rd
The Best of Legends
Browse a collection of legends through the worlds of Robin Hood, King Arthur, D'Artagnan, etc., from Avalon to Zenda. 5th & Up
Biographies of Arthurian Characters
Read about the lives and deeds of the characters in the legend of King Arthur. 5th & Up
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester
THE CAMELOT PROJECT is a database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information. 5th & Up
Geoffrey Chaucer Website
Website on the life and works of Geoffrey Chaucer, the medieval poet and storyteller. 5th & Up
This fascinating website provides maps and narrative illustrating the travels and actual writing of Ibn Battuta. 4th & Up
Brixton Brothers Mysteries
Brixton Brothers web page includes a biography of Mac Barnett and lots of activities.
Louisa May Alcott
This site provides a biographical sketch of Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888 CE) and lists pertinent facts about the author and incl
Marian Anderson was the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera. She had to overcome prejudice many times in he
John James Audubon
This National Gallery of Art site includes comprehensive biography. To view Audubon's beautiful prints, type his name in the se
This site is an overview of the life of Daniel Boone, a great explorer and settler of the state of Kentucky, as well as founder
Click on the children's author link to view an article with biographical information, book titles, and the like.
NGA web site with color photos of his work and a clear concise biography of his life. This works best as an information research
America's Story identifies the accomplishments of Andrew Carnegie as a businessman and a philanthropist. It highlights his commi
This National Gallery of Art web site has beautiful images and a comprehensive biography of Mary Cassatt's life.
The Smithsonian offers 32 of Catlin's Indian Gallery paintings online. Catlin visited 50 tribes living west of the Mississippi f
Encyclopedia Britannica presents an account of the life and career of famous African American comedian, author, actor, and produ
Walter E. Diemer
A brief article about the unexpected invention of bubble gum, and about its inventor, Walter Diemer. Some fun facts about gum ar
This fact-filled article surveys the life of Benjamin Franklin.
This biography is a great resource on Robert Fulton and what he had accomplished throughout his life. Additional links to photog
A comprehensive biography of Martha Graham from the Kennedy Center.Images are too small to use but information is excellent.
Biography covers his childhood, his business years, and his philanthropic projects.
This site gives a brief and clear biography of Edward Hick's life. There are lots of great images included.
Read the biography of Grace Kelly, Academy Award-winning American actress, fashion icon, and princess of Monaco.
A concise account of Dolley Madison with images from the America's Story from America's Library.
A concise biography from the American Women section of the National Portrait Gallery.
From the Library of Congress:Westward Expansion Series, a concise clear account of Peary's expeditions.
You can read the story of Molly Pitcher, "Electrifying Hair-Do," and "A Wig, a Mattress, and a Microwave Oven."
Edgar Allan Poe
A brief biography of Edgar Allen Poe's fascinating life is presented on this site from the Library of Congress. Illustrations an
A biography of Fred Rogers from his production company Family Communications. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the official
An account of the man who developed the polio vaccine, Jonas Salk. Along with his biography, there are additional links to relat
Mini biography on Will Smith from his childhood to a few years ago.
Here's a biography by Scholastic and a picture of the young adult fiction writer Jerry Spinelli. You can also find links to his
The story of Jim Thorpe, "named the greatest football player and the greatest American athlete of the first half of the century
A brief biography of Honus Wagner, including information about his baseball card.
PBS described John Wanamaker as a pioneer of department stores. Comprehensive fascinating overview of his l
Read about N.C. Wyeth and his talented family. View "The Giant" on this site, make sure to click on the link below to see the wh
Comprehensive site from the Smithsonian
Campfire Stories with George Caitlin
This web site presents and interprets hundreds of George Caitlin's artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's permanen
Non Fiction Topics
Adopt a Cat or a Dog
Official ASPCA web site
Cat vs Dog
Comparison site between cats and dogs
Mayflower and Plymouth History
Caleb Johnson's comprehensive Mayflower-History.com
Mayflower and Mayflower Compact
Comprehensive site from the Plimoth Plantation
Comprehensive site on jobs of therapy animals
Site provides brief descriptions of guide, service, and, hearing dogs.
K9: Duties and Responsibilities
Clearly written site on K9 jobs,from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Kids corner Coal mining
History and evaluations of Tablets
A comprehensive history of tablets with comparisons between brands
Communication through the Ages
Communication timeline described effectively through an infograph
What Happened: The Nuclear Accident, Fukushima
A clear description of the accident from Fukushima on the globe
A clear descriptive site on pioneers
Frontier Legends: American Pioneers of the West
Pioneer site with lots of links to pioneers
A comprehensive Smithsonian site
Fascinating site from NOVA
Who Built the Pyramids
A comprehensive site from NOVA
Slaves Didn't Build Pyramids
Interesting article from Discovery Communication
Dictionary and theasaurus
How Robots Work
This site gives a clear basic description of how robots function.
This site gives clear descriptions of how Nasa uses robots for space exploration
Livescience: Robots 2016
features newest robots
Nasa Robot Facts
NASA explains the basics of all robots focusing on space.
Hurricane Sandy Signals New Era in Rescue Robots
Site describes weather forecasting robots.
Rocks & Minerals
The Rock Cycle
Interactive-from The Annenberg Learner
Info on Rocks & Minerals Check out Groups, Rock Cycle, and In your House tabs
BBC Rocks and Soils Game
A saving the Earth game about picking the correct materials for protection.
Smithsonian Kids Rock & Minerals Collecting
Basic information about starting a rocks & minerals collection
Kids Love Rocks
An educational resource for young rock and mineral collectors
If Rocks Could Talk
Each of 6 rocks tells a story, one of them is a meteorite.
Rocks For Kids
Canadian site on rock and mineral collecting for kids.
Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
In depth information on every known mineral.
MSHA Kids Page: Mining Resources by State
US Map shows mining resources in each state.
Comprehensive site on identifying, collecting, games, etc.
Outstanding collection of rocks with descriptions. @ James Madison University
Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection
Collection of Smithsonian Gems and minerals clear, colorful images with brief descriptions of each..
Earth Ology: Museum's Science Website for Kids
Comprehensive earth science sites with games and make-it activities
Mineral & Elements database
A comprehensive MEC d-base of minerals with descriptions & images
Expedition to the North Pole
The Arctic Studies Center studies northern peoples, exploring history, archaeology, social change and human lifeway
Visit the Animals of the Arctic
AnimaIs of the Arctic describes many animals that are unique to the north that we would like to tell you about. We have chosen
Penguins Around the World
A comprehesive slide show of penguins around the world.
Winter Weather Watch
A challenging winter weather web site from Scholastic.
Happy Chinese New Year!
A brief description of Chinese New Year from China Home Page.
Science in the Middle Ages
The Alchemy Web Site
Learn about alchemy in all its facets. 5th & Up
Medieval Science Page
Site provides comprehensive links to all medieval science resources worldwide, both in Western & other cultures.5th & Up
Science Research Web Sites
Scientists @ the Smithsonian
Watch and read about these scientists at the Smithsonian. What kind of scientist would you like to be?
Check out National Zoo and the Zoo's Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and lists of and fact sheets about the sp
National Geographic Encyclopedia
Search for scientific topics by grade range.
National Geographic Kids features colorful fun science facts. Type in the search box for topic.
Seymour Simon Site
Seymour Simon shares information on a variety of scientific topics.
NASA for students
Search under educational resources or go to NASA Kids Club.
Science News for Students
Categories include atoms & forces, humans & health, life, tech & math. and earth & sky. Established to promote the understanding
Ology: The American Museum of Natural History's Science Website for Kids
Provides info on Astronomy, Biodiversity, Brain, Climate Changes, Earth, Genetics, Marine Biology, Paleontology, Water Zoology.
EIA Energy Kids focuses on types of energy, using and saving energy, timeline of energy discoveries, and scientists breakthrough
EPA Students for the Environment
Under homework resources find excellent sites on air, climate changes, ecosystems, energy, health, recycle & reuse, and water.
A colorful interactive astronomy site.
Global Study of wildlife migration and seasonal change Viewers can read, view, track, graph, analyze, view migration maps, while
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Animals (formerly Animal Bytes) is the source for facts, articles, photos, videos, sounds, and more about the wild
This Franklin Institute Site shows how various types of rocks are formed.
UK Science curriculum for 7-11 year olds in the UK, featuring a compilation of video clips about curricular science concepts.
Famous Scientists: The Art of Genius
A list and mini biography of many scientists listed alphabetically by the first name.
Great Idea FInder
Site with list of inventors and inventions.
Monteray Bay Aquarium
Check out the animal and habitat guides on this comprehensive site.
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Nye applies his entertaining approach to science to the Web, with a Demo of the Day,
Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt: Smithsonian
Comprehensive Smithsonian site on Ancient Egypt and Mummies
Dog Detectives: Specialist Search Dog
Official site featuring an agency that trains dog detectives.
Presented by the American Academy of Ophthalmology this is a comprehensive comparison of human vs animal eyes.
10 Most Incredible Eyes in the Animal Kingdom
This cite focuses on 10 animals with fascinating vision.
A Brief History of Chocolate
This is a comprehensive chocolate article from Smithsonian Institute.
A comprehensive National Geographic article on scorpions.
How Do Crystals Grow?
A brief description of 3 types of crystal growth from the Smithsonian web site.
The Tree Guide
Comprehensive tree guide from the Arbor Day Foundation.
The World's 10 Oldest Living Trees
This World's 10 Oldest Living Trees with descriptions from Mother Nature's Network.
PBS comprehensive site on Methuselah.
Asian Honghorned Beetle
Comprehensive information guide.
Identification Guide from ISU's department of entomology
Clear descriptions from Bug Facts: A Young Explorer's Guide
Parts of the Plant
National Park Service's link to Parts of a Plant
Great Plant Escape
Diagrams and guides to basic parts of most plants from University of Illinois
A student's Guide to Global Warning has a clear description of nuclear energy
All About Chocolate
Fun informational site from the Field Museum in Chicago
Discovering the Sweet Mysteries of Chocolate
Fascinating site from Neuroscience for Kids
Sweet Lure of Chocolates
Interesting info from Exploratorium
National Wildlife Federation
This link on the Gray Wolf is from the comprehensive NWF site
National Geographic animal web site with lots of great pictures
Matter: Definition & the five states of Matter
A comprehensive site on Matter from Live Science
Guinea Pig Care
A helpful link on how to care for guinea pigs
All About Birds
A comprehensive site from Cornell Lab of Ornithology
A clear concise description of thunderstorms from Fact Monster
What is a cell?
A clear description from Nature Education
Empire of Rock
Glimpse of China's Giant Caverns from National Geographic
Seymour Simon Cool Science & Great Links
The Exploratorium is an eye-opening, playful placeâin San Francisco and onlineâto explore how the world works.
Comprehensive source for researching NASA.
For Kids Only NASA- Earth and Science
The NASA: site warrants a couple of hours of aimless wandering because its resources for teachers and students are vast.
NOAA- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
This site offers information on a number of weather phenomena, plus climate, coasts, fisheries, and much, much more.
Sky Watching at Earthsky
The site provides links to outstanding science sites for educators.
Over 400 science centers worldwide invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself.
Space Telescope Science Institute
This site includes an archive of spectacular space pictures created by the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as those most recentl
Seymour Simon's Science Dictionary
Over 2000 science entries in Seymour Simon's updated online science dictionary.
descriptions of a large number of plants and growing tips
Fun Vegetable Facts for Kids
Interesting clear facts on vegetables from the Easy Science for Kids site
Giant Squid Scholastic scientific information
Includes a video, and squid activities
Peace around the World
The International Children's Peace Prize
The KidsRights Foundation is the organisation behind the International Children's Peace Prize. KidsRights believes in a world wh
The Official Site of the Nobel Prize
This official site contains has lots of information about Alfred Nobel from childhood on, all of the past Nobel Laureates, and e
The Peace Pole Project
The Peace Pole Project describes how it began, and the universal message it shares around the world.
Native American Legends
Native American Totems and their meanings
Animism legends from 20 American Indian tribes
Native American Religions and values
Description of American Indians' religous beliefs
American Indian Culture and Legends
Native People's Stories
Learn more about the stories of Native People from North America
National Museum of the American Indian
Explore the collection of art and culture at the National Museum of the American Indian.
American Indians of the Midwest
Past and present American Indians of the Midwest are explored.
American Indian Starlore
This web site tells a lot about mythical culture, as well as American culture.
Native American Facts for KIds
This site is designed to provide simple online information about American Indians in an easy-to-read question and answer format.
Annenberg Interactive American Indian Maps
Information on American Indian tribes broken down into regions on the U.S. Map
Native American Sites on the Internet
Excellent collection of American Indian web sites.
Native American Regions
Comprehensive collection of American Indian sites
Stem, Steam, & Science
Student responses to the preview for new non-fiction science resources
Truth or Lies
A Dinosaur Named Bambi
A short informational article from Time for Kids about the discovery of a birdlike dinosaur.
A New Species
The American Museum of History chronicles the latest dinosaur discovery of Bambiraptor bones.
Biggest Snake: Giant Anaconda
A description of the Giant Anaconda Snake first discovered in a coal mine in Columbia in 2008.
Herpetologist: Jesus Revas
Herpetologist Jesus Revas wrestles some of the largest snakes in the world including the Giant Anaconda.
Curtain of Death
Siphonophores belong to the Cnidaria, a group of animals that includes the corals, hydroids, and true jellyfish.
This siphonophore is bioluminescentâit creates its own light.
The purpose of this Web site is to share information about the discovery of a giant snake in the Peruvian Amazon, in March 2009,
Working Dogs Resources
The Beagle Brigade
The Beagle Brigade is a special team of detector dogs that is an important part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
National Police Dogs Foundation FAQ
a detailed description is given about the 4 main uses for K9 dogs
Dogs of War 23 Facts You Should Know
The United States Marine Corps officially began its war dog program in 1942 and during WW II, the Marine Corps trained and field
How Search and Rescue Dogs Work
Specific descriptions are given of how different types for search and rescue work is accomplished by dogs, includes avalanche
Working Dogs American Kennel Club
Working dogs are trained to help others and they love to work.
7 Types of Working Dogs
Working dogs are trained to help others and they love to work.
A beginners Guide to Therapy Dogs
Thorough description of therapy dogs, click from page to page to learn more
Service Dogs for Veterans
Service Dogs assist veterans with a physical disability by performing tasks to assist their partner.
10 Types of Service Dog and What They Do
Each of the 10 types of service dogs are covered.
Service Dog Training 101
Everything you need to know about Service dogs published by the American Kennel Club
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Official site for guide dogs and training
AKC Therapy Dog Program
Describes the purpose of therapy dogs
AKC Dog Breeds
This is a comprehensive resource for all AKC registered breeds. It covers history of breeds as well.
Bomb Sniffing Dog
Comprehensive bomb sniffing site covers, training, bomb sniffing descriptiond, examples of bomb sniffing in action.
The Education of a Bomb Sniffing dpg
This Smithsonian article by Smithsonian, covers the history causing bomb sniffing dogs to be essential. Challenging text
How to train a sled dog
Step by step instructions on how to train a sled dog, with a link to a fascinating National Geographic webpage on sled dogs
Training for Arson dogs
Comprehensive site on Facts, history, training, and acquiring Arson Dogs