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Subject Index: Encyclopedias On-Line | Animals | Biographies: African American | Biographies: General | Biographies: Women | California | California Gold Rush | California Missions | Countries, Flags and National Anthems | History | Holidays | Inventions & Inventors | Math | Science | Science Fair Projects & Experiments | State Information - the 50 states | Other Homework Help links

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Encyclopedias and other special on-line information sources
apple.gif - 0.8 K America the Beautiful:
Now available through Grolier Multimedia. Look for America the Beautiful on the left side of the page. America the Beautiful has comprehensive information on any of the U.S. states and territories. For grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Biography Resource Center:
Essays, articles and web sites provide extensive information on 220,000 noteworthy people from many countries and throughout history, including the present. In addition to searching by name, you can also search by occupation, nationality, ethnicity or time period.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia:
Grolier Multimedia includes the Grolier Encyclopedia (Grade 6+), America the Beautiful (Grade 4+) and New Book of Knowledge (Grade 3+). Select from the list on the left side of the page.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Learning Express Library:
Practice taking tests online for Elementary and Middle School Math and Reading. You will need to register to create a free account with Learning Express Library so you can access your own exams on repeat visits from your home or in the library.
apple.gif - 0.8 K New Book of Knowledge:
Now available through Grolier Multimedia. The New Book of Knowledge is an encyclopedia and current events information for grades 3 and up. .
apple.gif - 0.8 K Social Studies Fact Cards On-Line
Quick information sources on subjects studied in California schools related to California, Missions, United States and World history for grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Student Resource Center Gold
Contains primary source documents, full-text periodical and newspapers articles that are updated daily, as well as biographies, essays, and overviews. Find maps, flags, images, video, and audio by searching within the Multimedia Gallery. For grades 6 and up.

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Animals
apple.gif - 0.8 K The Animal Diversity Web:
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/index.html
Arranged by classification gives detailed information on some classifications. No illustrations. Grades 5 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Endangered Species on EE-Link: Endangered Species - Main Page:
http://eelink.net/EndSpp/
Lists of endangered species by state or nation. Many links, facts, legal status, plus interactive site for kids. Grades 3 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Grzimek's Animal Life:
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/alamco_main?db=GZAL
Grzimek's Animal Life on the web provides students and researchers with a dynamic, interactive resource that fosters discussion and critical thinking. This product uses the content from the encyclopedia to provide unequaled coverage on more than 4,000 species, and includes more than 11,000 images, videos, illustrations, and maps.
apple.gif - 0.8 K North American Bear Center:
http://www.bear.org/
The mission of the North American Bear Center is to enhance the understanding of the general public of the habits, needs and environment of bears in North America.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Oakland Zoo:
http://www.oaklandzoo.org
Curious about who lives at the Zoo? Find the facts about your favorite Zoo animal. Grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K The Owl Pages:
http://www.owlpages.com/
Owls of the world with facts, pictures and links. Excellent resource for reports. Grades 3 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Resources:
http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/index.htm
Links to the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Education Series on a variety of animals. Younger children should click on Animal Bytes for basic information about a selection on animals organizes by class. Grades 3 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Snow Leopard Facts:
http://www.snowleopard.org/islt/index2.html
Site of International Snow Leopard Trust.

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Biographies: African-American
apple.gif - 0.8 K The African Americans in History
http://www.history.com/content/blackhistory/african-american-icons/
Sixty-five biographies by subject area with timelines and portraits.
apple.gif - 0.8 K The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences.
https://webfiles.uci.edu/mcbrown/display/faces.html
Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering. Grades 4/5 and up.

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Biographies: General
apple.gif - 0.8 K Biographical Dictionary :
http://www.s9.com/
This biographical dictionary briefly covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Biography Resource Center:
Essays, articles and web sites provide extensive information on 220,000 noteworthy people from many countries and throughout history, including the present. In addition to searching by name, you can also search by occupation, nationality, ethnicity or time period.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Catholic Online Saints Index:
http://www.catholic.org/saints/
Alphabetical index of saints links to brief biographical and historical information.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Inventure Place: The National Inventors Hall of Fame:
http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_1_search.asp
Links to information about inventors inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and their inventions. Grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Social Studies Fact Cards On-Line
http://www.online.toucanvalley.com
Quick information sources on subjects studied in California schools related to California, Missions, United States and World history for grades 4 and up.

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Biographies: Women
apple.gif - 0.8 K 4000 Years of Women in Science:
http://www.astr.ua.edu/4000ws/
Excellent list of women in science worldwide and throughout history. Find brief information chronologically, alphabetically or by field of study. Grades 5 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Women Mathematicians:
http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm
Compiled by students at Agnes Scott College, these links are to biographical essays or comments on most of the women mathematicians. Grades 5 and up.

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California
apple.gif - 0.8 K History and Culture - State Insignia:
http://www.library.ca.gov/history/cahinsig.cfm
California government link to information about the symbols. Grades 3 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Social Studies Fact Cards On-Line:
http://www.online.toucanvalley.com
Quick information sources on subjects studied in California schools related to California, Missions, United States and World history for grades 4 and up.

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California Gold Rush
apple.gif - 0.8 K The California Gold Country: Highway 49 Revisited:
http://www.malakoff.com/goldcountry.htm#toc
Companion to Elliot H. Koeppel's book this site includes links to history, images and literature of the California Gold Rush. Includes a virtual tour of the Gold Country as well as good information about making an actual tour. Grades 4/5 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K The California Gold Rush:
http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/CalGoldRush/CalGoldRush.htm
Kidsport site with links to various Gold Rush topics including mining methods. Grades 3 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Gold Fever Introduction:
http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/index.html
A companion to an Oakland Museum exhibition, includes a virtual tour of the exhibit. Grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K The Gold Rush:
http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/home.html
Companion to a PBS production, provides a complete history, fun facts and classroom activities. Grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K San Francisco History by Subject:
http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/index0.1.html#gold
Takes you to the Museum of the City of San Francisco's links to primary resources about the Gold Rush and San Francisco. Grades 6 and up.

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California Missions
apple.gif - 0.8 K California Missions:
http://www.bgmm.com/missions
Missions listed in chronological order with a one page description of each one.
apple.gif - 0.8 K California Missions Directory:
http://www.ca-missions.org/contact.html
Excellent starting place for missions of California. Links to specific missions with history and photos, includes addresses
apple.gif - 0.8 K California Mission Internet Trail
http://www.escusd.k12.ca.us/mission_trail/MissionTrail.html
For the student looking for a little something more, this site is being constructed by students throughout California. Information on specific missions varies.
apple.gif - 0.8 K California Missions Resource Center
http://www.missionscalifornia.com
Easy-to-find key facts about all 21 missions.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Social Studies Fact Cards On-Line
http://www.online.toucanvalley.com
Quick information sources on subjects studied in California schools related to California, Missions, United States and World history for grades 4 and up.

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Countries, Flags, Maps and National Anthems
apple.gif - 0.8 K A to Z the USA:
Information is excellent for students. Find all those state animals, symbols, flags, etc. Maps, geography, food and much more. Parents will be interested too!
apple.gif - 0.8 K AtoZMapsOnline:
http://www.atozmapsonline.com/a-z_maps_online_home.asp?c=aclibrary
A database of world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month. The maps are royalty-free and may be used by students, administrators, library members, and businesses for: school reports, business reports, posters, multi-media presentations, and just about any other use imaginable.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Background Notes:
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
The U.S. Department of State's Background Notes provide information on countries, geographic entities and international organizations. Country information includes geography, people, government, economy, foreign relations, and history.
apple.gif - 0.8 K David's National Anthem Reference Page:
http://www.national-anthems.net/~davidk/
Great site has lyrics to National Anthems, with some background information.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Flags of the World
http://www.allstates-flag.com/fotw/flags/iso3166.html
"Flags of the World (FOTW) is the Internet's largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags). Here you can read more than 12,600 pages about flags and view more than 22,700 images of flags."
apple.gif - 0.8 K Global Road Warriors

Find maps, culture, media and holidays of the world.

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History
apple.gif - 0.8 K Ancient Egypt Kid Connection:
http://www.guardians.net/egypt/
Click on Kids Section to find fun and interesting Egypt links especially for kids! Grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Encyclopedia Mythica:
http://www.pantheon.org/mythica.html
An encyclopedia of mythology, folklore and legends worldwide. Grades 4/5 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Historical Maps of the United States:
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/histus.html
This is a great resource. The maps are worth the wait to download. For this time period you can get maps such as: Native American groups in the East or West, Exploration and Settlement Before 1675. The University of Texas at Austin provides this site. Grades 6 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K History Channel:
http://www.historychannel.com/index.html
Companion to the History Channel. Good place to find out what happened today in history. Grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Home Page: American Memory from the Library of Congress:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amhome.html
American Memory is the online resource compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program. With the participation of other libraries and archives, the program provides a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. Grades 5 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_wonders_of_the_world
In addition to the original seven wonder of the ancient world, includes links to forgotten wonders, modern wonders, and natural wonders. Grades 4 and up.

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Holidays
apple.gif - 0.8 K Celebrate! Holidays in the USA:
http://www.usemb.se/Holidays/celebrate/
Introductory survey of the historical and social background of American holidays.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Holidays on the Net:
http://www.holidays.net/index2.htm
Choose and learn from many different cultural holidays.

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Inventions and Inventors
apple.gif - 0.8 K Invention Facts & Myths:
http://www.ideafinder.com/history/of_inventions.htm
From the Great Idea Finder--history of recent inventions. Grades 3 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Inventure Place: The National Inventors Hall of Fame:
http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_0_0_hall_of_fame.asp
Links to information about inventors inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and their inventions. All grade levels

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Math
apple.gif - 0.8 K Flashcards for Kids:
http://www.edu4kids.com/index.php?TB=2&page=12
On-line drills on basic arithmetic functions from edu4kids. Grades K to 12. Includes some free parts and some parts that require membership.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Learning Express Library:
Practice taking tests online for Elementary and Middle School Math. You will need to register to create a free account with Learning Express Library so you can access your own exams on repeat visits from your home or in the library.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Math Goodies:
http://www.mathgoodies.com/
Interactive math lessons with a problem-solving approach. Grades 5 to 8.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Math Forum The Student Center:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/students/
From Swarthmore College, math activities including Ask Dr. Math. Grades K and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Practice Math
http://www.ixl.com/math/
Pre-K through Third Grade math practice made fun. (Subscription required for full version]

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Science
apple.gif - 0.8 K A Periodic Table of the Elements at Los Alamos National Laboratory:
http://pearl1.lanl.gov/periodic
The periodic table with links to more information about the elements. Grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Earth and Moon Viewer:
http://www.fourmilab.to/earthview/
From this site you can see pictures of the earth and moon from various spots in the universe. Grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Global Vulcanism Program:
http://www.volcano.si.edu/
Need Information or pictures of volcanoes? This site is maintained by Smithsonian vulcanologists and includes most volcanoes.
apple.gif - 0.8 K How stuff works:
http://howstuffworks.com/
Clear, concise explanations of how things work: mechanical, computers, automotive, and human body. Excellent section on cells and how to set up a web page. Grade 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Kapili:Welcome to Chem$Kids! Your Chemistry Web site!
http://www.chem4kids.com/
Includes information on matter, elements, atoms, math and reactions. Grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K SEDS:
http://seds.org
The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space is a group dedicated to expanding the role of human exploration and development of space. We seek to educate the public in such a way as to attain this goal.

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Science Fair Projects and Experiments
apple.gif - 0.8 K Exploratorium Hands-on Activities:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/handson.html
Over 500 simple experiments based upon experiences from the museum.
apple.gif - 0.8 K IPL Science Fair Project Resource Guide:
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/projectguide/
A great place to start, this site from the Internet Public Library includes hints on how to get started, ideas and resources. Includes links to Nye Labs Online and Reeko's Mad Scientist. Grades 4 - 12.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Neuroscience for Kids:
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
Created for all students and teachers who would like to learn more about the nervous system. Enjoy the activities and experiments on your way to learning more about the brain and spinal cord.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Science Buddies:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org
Science Buddies focuses on developing resources for students conducting science fair projects. This includes helping students narrow down a scientific area of interest for their science fair project; step by step guide on how to do a science fair project and a free online forum, staffed by volunteer science professionals, where students can get answers to their questions in any area of science.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Science For Kids, Kids World 2000:
http://now2000.com/kids/science.shtml
Links to all types of science Web sites. Dissect a frog online, view the stars, check out Vicki Cobbs Kids Science Page.
   
apple.gif - 0.8 K The Ultimate Science Fair Resource :
http://www.ipl.org/div/projectguide/
Welcome to The Ultimate Science Fair Resource, the Internet's premiere resource for science fair. Whether you are a student trying to find an idea for a project or a parent looking for information on building displays, you'll find it here. Check out the Idea Board to exchange ideas with other students. Grades 3 and up.

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State Information - the 50 states
apple.gif - 0.8 K A to Z the USA:
Information is excellent for students. Find all those state animals, symbols, flags, etc. Maps, geography, food and much more. Parents will be interested too!
apple.gif - 0.8 K America the Beautiful:
The place to go for comprehensive information on any of the U.S. states and territories. For grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Social Studies Fact Cards On-Line:
http://www.online.toucanvalley.com
Quick information sources on subjects studied in California schools related to California, Missions, United States and World history for grades 4 and up.
apple.gif - 0.8 K State Facts for Students:
http://www.census.gov/schools/facts/
Find state information from the Census Bureau.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Stately Knowledge:
http://www.ipl.org/youth/stateknow/skhome.html
The Internet Public Library's links to information on specific states.
apple.gif - 0.8 K 50 States and Capitals:
http://www.50states.com/
Links to facts about specific states, includes words to the state song.

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Other Homework Help Links
apple.gif - 0.8 K B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper:
http://www.bjpinchbeck.com/
550+ homework links by subject.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Education 4 Kids:
http://www.edu4kids.com/
A source of drills in math, science, social studies and language. Grades K -12.
apple.gif - 0.8 K IPL2 for Kids:
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/
Best of the best links to homework subjects and fun activities.
apple.gif - 0.8 K Multnomah County Library - Homework Center:
http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/
Excellent homework directory. Start here by subject and find the link you need. Grades 3 and up.

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