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World Book Online
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Multimedia encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary, Spanish language encyclopedia for students, teacher and parent resources, and more.

Animals

  • Animal Omnibus
    This site indexes web resources by animal.
  • Woof! It's a Dog's Life
    Learn about dogs.
  • Animal Diversity Web
    A collection of pictures and information about animals. Accounts of individual species include information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance, along with pictures and sounds if available. There are even short movies. 
  • National Wildlife Federation
    The Kids Page features articles in English and Spanish from Ranger Rick, the environmental magazine for children; a homework help section; and briefings on issues such as the wetlands, endangered animals, water quality and more. Search the site for the information you need. You can even take action by sending an e-mail message to your elected representatives on a wildlife topic. 
  • Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database
    Designed especially for students and teachers, the Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database brings the world of wildlife to classrooms! Download cool animal facts, teacher’s guides, quizzes, activities . . . even check out live animal cams! 

Art

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
    The page for young people includes family guides, museum hunts, and art games. Features special sections on artists such as Winslow Homer. . 
  • WebMuseum, Paris
    This is an exciting collection of resources on many subjects ranging from Paul Cézanne, to information on Paris, to Medieval art treasures. Many images can be enlarged for closer viewing. 

Biographies

Countries

  • Background Notes
    The United States Government provides all types of information on various countries
  • The World Factbook
    Provides up-to-date information on every country in the world, includes maps, history, and more.
  • States and Capitals
    Contains state information resource links to state homepages, symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, representatives, songs, birds, flowers, trees, and more.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

  • World BookWorld Book Online
    Multimedia encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary, Spanish language encyclopedia for students, teacher and parent resources, and more.
  • Infoplease.com
    Find facts on thousands of subjects. Includes a dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, and almanac.
  • Columbia Encyclopedia : 6th ed.
  • Little Explorer Picture Dictionary
    "A multi-lingual picture dictionary with links to educational activities and games. Even preschoolers can surf carefully chosen kids' sites on the web. The format is an easy to use, illustrated word book. The pictures and words are links to educational activities, games, and nursery rhymes. This on-line illustrated, linking dictionary for children was designed by Enchanted Learning Software."
  • Merriam-Webster Online
    "The complete Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus online -- free and searchable with definitions and audio pronunciations. You can also read the Word of the Day and play Word Games."

Directories

  • KidsClick!
    Librarians have put together this web search guide for kids.
  • Multnomah County Library Homework Guides
    Librarians have gathered all kinds of great sites.
  • Yahooligans
    This is a fun place to look for sites. Subjects include school, science (has a great animal section), around the globe, and entertainment.
  • Great Websites for Kids
    The American Library Association lists some of the best sites available to children.

Explorers

  • Age of Exploration
    This site has a lot of valuable information
  • The European Voyages of Exploration
  • Christopher Columbus
    Find out some interesting facts abou the famous explorer. From the BBC.
  • Conquistadors
    "Welcome to the Conquistadors On-line Learning Adventure! We have created this innovative educational resource for middle and high school classrooms to learn about the Spanish Conquistadors in the New World – and the legacy of their contact with Native Americans. Includes: Cortes, Pizarro, Orellana, and Cabeza de Vaca."

Government

History

Holidays

  • Holidays
    Helpful oliday websites from the Chicago Public Library.

Maps

  • Maps and More
    From World Book for Kids. Includes interactive maps, atlas, and flags.
  • Map Machine
  • CIA World Factbook
    Extensive data, maps, and flags of all the countries in the world. Current Web edition is 1999. 

Math

  • The Math Forum : Student Center
    "Student Center at the Math Forum provides resources for students to talk to others about math and find resources to explore math using the Internet. It also has links for fun math learning: virtual field trips, Web sites built for and by students, brain teasers, and mental math tricks."
  • Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library
    The Internet Mathematics Library is a directory of web site on math topics for teachers, students, and parents.
  • Math Baseball
    Play baseball while you improve your math skills.

Myths & Legends

  • Mythweb
    "This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology."
  • Greek Mythology
  • Mythography
    Presents resources and reference materials about mythology.

Native Americans

 
Science

  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
    Have some crazy fun with Bill Nye, and learn something at the same time!
  • Amazing Paper Airplanes
    Really cool!
  • KidsAstronomy.com
    Explore different worlds and galaxies, find out the latest news in astronomy, play some games, and more.
  • E-Quarium
    Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium online.
  • The MAD Scientist Network
    Site contains ideas for science projects, and various other scientific topics
  • Chemical Elements.com
  • The Nine Planets
    "The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information."
  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide
  • NASA
    Find out about NASA and space.
  • Savage Seas Online
    This PBS companion website allows you to explore the mysteries of the oceans.
  • EIA Kid's Page
    "Energy Ant hosts the presentation of educational material to kids and students of all age-grades and provides a free and easy resource for teachers. Activities and science projects, pictures and graphs, text and biographies, social science milestones in the history of energy, and an energy quiz are part of the EIA Kid's Page. A robust beginning spot for young and old puts the aspects of energy in perspective. Brief stories on interesting items about energy. Signficant events in the history of energy
    for each century. Energy Ant travels, too."