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DKfindout! is an interactive encyclopedia created by Dorling Kindersley publishing. The site has over 3,000 articles which include animations, videos, quizzes, and over 9,000 stunning photographs and covers a wide range of topics including animals, space, math, history, and the human body.
Encyclopedia Britannica has been in publication for two and a half centuries, and is the most expansive encyclopedia out there – with a website to match.
Grolier Online includes seven encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia America, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science.
World Almanac for Kids
Handouts, maps, experiments, and diagrams for elementary teachers and students seeking material to supplement their lessons. Coverage includes people and events in history, maps and flags, timelines, science diagrams, science projects, career ideas, and other handouts.
An easy-to-use online dictionary with simple, straightforward definitions.
Sometimes it can be hard for boys to find just the right book for their interests. Led by author Jon Scieszka, this site is all about the best books to turn young fellows into lifelong readers.
Book summaries and reviews, articles, and author interviews for kids.
If your school uses the Lexile system, this site will tell you the approximate difficulty of any book you want to read. Otherwise, if you need a suggestion, it can list all the books around your Lexile level.
NoveList K-8 Plus
A "what do I read next" resource for fiction readers in grades K-8. Search by plot or browse genre and award lists.
ABC Fast Phonics
Cartoons, sounds, and clickable words help to teach phonics.
Learn the parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, etc.) and practice identifying them in sentences.
Houghton-Mifflin Kids' Place
This site is full of writing ideas, grammar exercises, and tips for proofreading your own work.
Interactives – Elements of a Story
Using Cinderella as an example, this site teaches the elements (plot, setting, conflict, etc.) that make up a story.
This website contains lessons for a wide variety of mathematical subjects (listed along the left side of the page), along with practice problems and exercises for all grade levels.
This online tool can operate as a standard or scientific calculator.
Practice making change - adjust the difficulty and even the currency.
Create a Graph
A tool for creating a graph with data you input.
A series of games to test your math skills, suitable for children in grades 1-8.
Information about every nation in the world. Each country profile provides facts and data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, and economy.
Search multiple history databases for American, Native American, African-American, World, Ancient, and Women's history resources. For students in junior high through high school.
Presidents of the United States
These profiles contain basic facts about each of the Presidents of the United States, and links to find further information about each one.
Articles about current events and interesting subjects, written for young people.
Today in History
What happened on today's date in years past? This site has articles for all the important events that happened today in history.
How Products are Made
Hundreds of interesting articles about how everyday objects are made.
National Geographic for Kids
National Geographic is a long-running magazine about nature and science featuring plenty of beautiful photos of both.
Sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History, this website has facts, games, experiments, and projects on a wide variety of scientific subjects.
Information and ideas for doing your own research and science experiments.
Printable diagrams, definitions, biographies, experiments, and essays covering a broad array of science topics for middle school through high school students.
Artes del Idioma
Jugar y Aprender
Juegos para niños, para aprender letras y palabras.
The Space Place
El sitio de NASA, este sitio tiene hechos, actividades, y proyectos sobre el espacio.
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
Una funciona de Grolier Online, este es una enciclopedia en español.
Los Presidentes de los Estados Unidos
Una lista en orden de los presidentes, con una pequeña biografía sobre cada.
Para convertir unidades de medida como peso, longitud, temperatura, y otros.
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