Research

Places to start:

http://www.kyvl.org/kids/portal.html

HCLIB: Hennepin County Library Rocks!

Note: you’ll need a Library card for access. In our classroom, our classroom card and password will be saved.

  1. Browse by topic! http://library.eb.com.ezproxy.hclib.org/levels/children
  2. Browse photos and video!  http://library.eb.com.ezproxy.hclib.org/levels/children/browse/media
  3. Compare countries! http://library.eb.com.ezproxy.hclib.org/levels/children/compare
  4. Browse ANIMALS! http://library.eb.com.ezproxy.hclib.org/levels/children/browse/animals
  5. Are You an EXPLORER? Prove it by playing this game: http://library.eb.com.ezproxy.hclib.org/levels/children/geography-explorer
  6. more tools: http://library.eb.com.ezproxy.hclib.org/levels/children/students

Search Engines:

http://www.kidrex.org/

Some websites that have lots of information on a variety of things:

1. http://www.ducksters.com/

2.http://mrnussbaum.com/

 

For History:

3. http://www.kidspast.com/index.php

This website has some distracting advertisements. However, if you can look past that, there’s a wealth of information here.

 

 

This page contains resources for students who want to do RESEARCH

There will be a lot of overlap of resources when it comes to researching history, biology, geography, geology, etc.

Want to do some independent research?

Here are some places to start:

Independent Research:

1. Start with a google search. Example, if your question is “When were the first Olympic Games?” then type ” Olympics first game, kids”

Can you read what you found? If not, search by reading level:

https://bwmsen.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/how-to-google-search-by-reading-level/

2. Here’s more help on the research process:

http://www.kyvl.org/kids/homebase.html

Search Engines for Kids:

1. http://www.kidzsearch.com/ 

2. http://www.kidrex.org/

Zoology:

Turtles:

Do Turtle Shells Peel?

http://turtle_tails.tripod.com/raisingbabyturtles/tour15.htm

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/reptiles/turtle-shell1.htm

Botany (Plants):

  1. Google Search: “Botany for kids” or “Plant ecology kids”
  2. http://www.kathimitchell.com/plants.html
  3. http://kids.usa.gov/teens/science/plants/index.shtml
  4. http://plants.usda.gov/java/factSheet (click on PDF to view info)
  5. http://kidsciencelink.com/botany/index.html
  6. http://www.kidsturncentral.com/links/botanylinks.htm

You can also search by Category: Botany

https://bwmsen.wordpress.com/category/botany/

Timeline of Life: (Betas)

Protozoa:

1.http://easyscienceforkids.com/protists/types-of-protozoa/

2.http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/microorganisms/whatareprotozoa/

Invertebrates:

1. The Learning Zone (Oxford Museum of Natural History)http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/fossils/inverts/

2. Biology for kids. Click on one of the invertebrates on the right side of the site to learn more: http://www.biology4kids.com/files/invert_main.html

3. kidport:  http://www.kidport.com/reflib/science/animals/animalindexinv.htm

4.  Monterey Bay Aquarium

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animal-guide/invertebrates

5. National Geographic:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/

6. Arkive:

http://www.arkive.org/invertebrates-terrestrial-and-freshwater/

7. National Wildlife Federation:

http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/wildlife-library/invertebrates.aspx

8. Enchanted Learning:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/

9. Information on Protozoa at the Children’s University of Manchester.

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/microorganisms/whatareprotozoa/ 

10. This research assistant is goof for both prehistoric animals and peoples:

https://childsworld.com/products/2172/links

Timeline of Humans: (Gammas)

Lower Paleolithic or “Stone Age”

1.  KidsPast:

http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0001-prehistoric-humans.php

2. History Rocket:

http://www.historyrocket.com/age-of-history/stone-age/Stone-Age-For-Kids.html

3. Stone Age toolkit @PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/clovis/tool-nf.html

Take the Quiz here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/stone-age-toolkit.html

4. kinooze:

http://kinooze.com/2012/04/26/the-stone-age/

5. Britannica Encyclopedia

http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-285841/Stone-Age

6. Wizzley

http://wizzley.com/the-stone-age-for-kids/

Others:

Stone Age Tools at Smithsonian

http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/behavior/tools/early-tools

http://www.fossils-facts-and-finds.com/

University of California Paleontology:

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/quaternary/pleistocene.php

time traveler kids:

http://timetravellerkids.co.uk/time-travel/stone-age/

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