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 Periodicals

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


 
  Soundzabound.com - Royalty Free Music For Schools
Provided by Badgerlink
  
 

 
 

 
For differentiated instruction and text-to-speech features.
Access from home with information from library.
Images on this site are under creative commons and are free to use on web sites and other projects.
 
TumbleBooks
E-Books for kids!
Provided by Marathon
County Public Library
 

 
   
General Image Sites:



 
             

 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
A site to help you learn to cite!
 
 
 Searchasaurus: Search for information in magazines and encyclopedias for kids in grades 4-8. (Must be a Wisconsin citizen to access.)  

Science Image Sites

 
 
 
  

Boolify
 Social Studies
 

 
 
 
 
Hundreds of educational games, activities, quizzes, articles and more, for kids and everyone to use online - and FREE!
 
  
History Globe

 

Pebble Go

 
 
 

 
Web Links/Projects
  

 Regions

Wisconsin Agency Pages for Kids

Dinosaurs


Elasmosaurus 


                       
Protoceratops 






 Biographies

 

EEK!: Environmental Education for Kids. Learn about plants, animals, and Wisconsin's great outdoors. Wisconsin DNR's electronic magazine is for kids in grades 4-8.  

 Zoom Dinosaurs


 

 
 

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Fun Features for Kids: Includes an Internet scavenger hunt and other fun stuff for learning about Wisconsin's past.  

 Dinosaur Train

 DuckstersBiographies for Kids

 StateMe

WisHisforKids: The kids website of the Wisconsin State Historical Society of Wisconsin 

3rd Grade Science

Ecosystems  

Forest Ecosystems 

Deciduous Forests:

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/summary.html

                                                http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_forest.htm


Tropical Rain forest:

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm


Coniferous Forests:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/Biome/bioconiferous.php

                                                http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/132754/coniferous-forest


Desert Ecosystem:

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm


Water Ecosystem  

Freshwater Ecosystem

http://wildtracks.wordpress.com/world-ecosystems/water-ecosystems-freshwater/

Rivers

http://www.mbgnet.net/fresh/rivers/index.htm

Ponds and Lakes

http://www.mbgnet.net/fresh/lakes/index.htm


Wetlands 

http://www.mbgnet.net/fresh/wetlands/index.htm

                                                http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/everglades/FEwetlands1.html

                                                http://idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season6/wetlands/facts.cfm


Saltwater Ecosystem 

http://wildtracks.wordpress.com/world-ecosystems/saltwater-ecosystem/


Tundra 

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/tundra-profile/

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/608909/tundra

http://wildtracks.wordpress.com/world-ecosystems/tundra-ecosystems/arctic-tundra-ecosystem/

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html


 

Biographies for Kids

 Regions of the United States

 Wisconsin Folks: includes pages about folk artists and their culture in Wisconsin.

 
4th Grade: Science






 

Explorers

Christopher Columbus:

http://www.biography.com/people/christopher-columbus-9254209#synopsis

http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/christopher-columbus

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/columbus.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/christopher_columbus/


John Cabot

http://www.biography.com/people/john-cabot-9234057#synopsis

http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/john-cabot

http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=74

 

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

http://www.biography.com/people/francisco-v%C3%A1zquez-de-coronado-9258086

http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/francisco-vazquez-de-coronado

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/coronado.htm

Hernán Cortés

http://www.biography.com/people/hern%C3%A1n-cort%C3%A9s-9258320

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/cortes_hernan.shtml

http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/hernan-cortes

Ponce de Leon

http://www.biography.com/people/juan-ponce-de-le%C3%B3n-9444105

http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/de_leon/de_leon1.htm

http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/juan-ponce-de-leon

http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=66

Henry Hudson

http://www.biography.com/people/henry-hudson-9346049

http://www.history.com/topics/henry-hudson

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/colonial/jb_colonial_hudson_1.html

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/henry_hudson.php

Robert de La Salle

http://www.biography.com/people/ren%C3%A9-robert-cavelier-sieur-de-la-salle-38429

http://www.historymuseum.ca/virtual-museum-of-new-france/the-explorers/rene-robert-cavelier-de-la-salle-1670-1687/

https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fla04

Jacques Cartier

http://www.biography.com/people/jacques-cartier-9240128

http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/jacques-cartier

http://www.historymuseum.ca/virtual-museum-of-new-france/the-explorers/jacques-cartier-1534-1542/





 Wisconsin State Historical Society

Underwater Archaeology Kids' Corner: Activities for exploring the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, including a link to a special website dedicated to the great Wisconsin shipwrecks.  

 

Mariner's Museum

 

 Native American Tribes of Wisconsin Webquest

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Kids Page: Give yourself a lesson on money and how it works.  

 

Wisconsin Dairy Producers Kidz Zone: Activities, Games, Quizzes!

 

All About Explorers

 Native American Tribes of Wisconsin Resources

DNR Recreational Safety Education Programs include resources for All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), snowmobiles, boating and hunting (including bow hunting and trapping.)

  

Pirate Glossary