George A. Jackson School Library

M. Bertolini, Library Media Specialist

 

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Use these cool sites:

Reference | Art and Music | Health and Safety | Homework Help | Language Arts and Literature | Math | Science | Social Studies | Teacher Sites | Misc.  

Reference

EBSCO - research links for elementary students

Grolier - interactive encyclopedia for elementary students

ROGER - links to lots of online reference resources such as books, magazines, and encyclopedias

CNN News, Weather and Business - up-to-date information

Internet Public Library Reference Links - links to lots of other reference sites

My Virtual Reference Desk - search tons of reference books by key word

Art and Music

Art Games- K-3 site for art fun

Web Museum - famous paintings and index to painters and periods

World Wide Art - links to museums

Health and Safety

Colgate Kids' World - tooth care and a coloring book

Environmental Health - games, riddles, jokes

Fire Safety - home fire safety, lesson plans, games, and puzzles

Food Finder - calories, fat, and sodium content of fast food

The Heart - an online exploration

KidsHealth- the body, feelings, fitness, health, food for parents and kids

 Homework Help

Ask for Kids- help with homework questions by clicking on a Web site

ELibrary - site for help with reports

Kids Connect - Web sites for kids chosen by librarians for research and homework 

Language Arts and Literature

A+ Research and Writing - step-by-step guide to writing a research report

Aesop's Fables - 82 fables in full text

Biography Maker - what it is and how to construct one

Book Reviews for Kids by Kids - reviews of books by grade level and type of book

Children's Literature Web Guide - awards, authors, illustrators, bulletin board

Classical Mythology - Greek and Roman mythology site

Merriam-Webster Dictionary - a searchable site for a dictionary and a thesaurus

Mythology Encyclopedia - information on myths with browse and search capability

Scholastic Just for Kids - activities based on Scholastic books

Fairy Tales to read or download - full text of fairy and folk tales around the world

Tumblebooks - view and listen to ebooks

Math

Conversion Chart - How many grams in an ounce? How many inches in a kilometer? Find it here.

Math Baseball - fun with math

Science

General Science

Science Games Online - fun science lessons through games

Science for Kids - experiments, games and projects

National Wildlife Federation - articles on animals, wetlands, water, etc.

Science - Animals - Bats

Bats for Kids - site for bat facts

All About Bats - learn about bats and hear about myths

Science - Animals - Sea Animals

Ocean Life - pictures and facts about animals of the ocean and seashore

Sea & Sky: The Sea - picture galleries, games, experiments, and sea links

Sea World - lists of animals and their sites

Whale Education Center - New England whales, dolphins, and porpoises

Whale Encyclopedia - index to information on specific whales

WhaleNet - a day in the life of a whale watch

Science - Animals- Other

Animal Printouts - click here for animal pictures that you can color

Animals - links for research: Animal Diversity, Natural History Notebooks, Electronic Zoo and Animal Discovery

Antarctic Animals - animals of the South Pole

Arctic Animals - animals of the North Pole

Antarctica - pictures and information about this continent and its inhabitants

Biomes / Habitats - describes biomes and the various animals living in them

Desert Animals - links for research: Desert USA, Enchanted Learning and Desert Animals

National Zoo - a look at the animals in this Washington, DC zoo

Sea World's Penguins - appearance, senses and diet

The Bear Den - kid's site for bear sounds and facts

Zoom Dinosaurs - an interactive online book about dinosaurs

Science - Astronomy

Astronomy for Kids - fun site with lots of information on planets and stars

The Nine Planets - information about each planet

Sea & Sky: The Sky - picture gallery, tour of the solar system, games, and exploration

StarChild - learning center for young astronomers

Science - Rainforests

Rainforest Animals - pictures and facts

Rainforest Animals and Plants - good source for pictures and facts

Rainforest Biome - rainforest animals, plants and maps

Rainforest - pictures and text about animals and plants

Rainforest Kids' Corner - animals, peoples, sounds, and political action

Science - Volcanoes

Volcanoes - extensive information about rocks, predictions, plates etc.

VolcanoWorld - games and information about individual volcanoes

Science - Weather

Cloud Boutique - pictures of different types of clouds

My Virtual Reference Desk - weather sites

Weather - forecasts for the entire world

Social Studies (History and Geography)

American Memory - historical collections from the Library of Congress

Atlapedia Online - climate, people, and history of every nation on earth

Biography Find - 20,000 biographies online

CIA World Fact Book - flags, maps, population, and facts on every nation of the world

Countries of the World - flags, government, geography, people, and economy

Ellis Island Museum - history, pictures, and statistics of American immigration

50 State Flags - pictures of each flag

50 States and Capitals - maps, songs, mottoes, birds, flowers, government etc.

Fodor's Travel Online - travel guide for cities and countries including money, climate, tourist attractions, hotels, and food

Guide to US Congress - kids' guide to our government

History of Costume - pictures through history

Holidays Around the World - kids' link to multicultural holidays

Holocaust Memorial Museum - official site of the Washington, D.C. museum

Long Island History - history of LI with time-line, documents, and maps by AP students

Long Island Sites - directory of LI sites on the Internet

Long Island's Page - click on search for Long Island sites on the Internet

Make a Map - personalize a map with directions from here to there

MapQuest - interactive atlas

Maps.com - maps online for every need

Presidents - biographical information on the US presidents

Stately Knowledge - Internet Public Library's site for information on states

USA Counties - census information on geography and population

White House - tour of White House and facts on presidents and vice-presidents

World Flags - pictures and histories of flags

World Map - interactive world map

Teachers' Sites

A-Z Kids Stuff - activities for school-age children on many topics 

Blue Web'n Learning Site - lessons by subject, links to sites

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site - ways to use books by subject and theme

Children's Literature Awards - American Library Association site for Newbery, Caldecott, and other awards

Classroom Connect - use of the Internet in your classroom

Eric Database - hundreds of lesson plans plus AskEric with abstracts of educational articles

Gateway to Educational Materials - searches federal, state, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites for collections of educational materials

K-12 World - links to educational sites and resources

Kathy Schrock's Home Page - lessons, links, etc.

Tapped In - professional development

Teacher/Pathfinder - lots of links for teachers

Teacher Vision - lessons, professional development and tools for teachers

 Miscellany and Fun

Arthur Page - site from PBS featuring the famous aardvark

Circus Lingo - terms used in the circus

Disney.com - our favorite cartoons

Dr. Seuss' Seussville - games, contests, fun

FunBrain.com - leaning games divided into age categories - great fun!

Hall of UFO Mysteries - history of UFO sightings

PITSCO's Ask an Expert - e-mail an expert in folklore, space, geology, math, medicine, etc.

Ringling Brothers Circus Site

Sesame Street - create a story or enjoy activity pages

 

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