Places to start:

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!
  2. Browse photos and video!
  3. Compare countries!
  4. Browse ANIMALS!
  5. Are You an EXPLORER? Prove it by playing this game:
  6. more tools:

Search Engines:

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




For History:


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:

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

Search Engines for Kids:





Do Turtle Shells Peel?

Botany (Plants):

  1. Google Search: “Botany for kids” or “Plant ecology kids”
  4. (click on PDF to view info)

You can also search by Category: Botany

Timeline of Life: (Betas)





1. The Learning Zone (Oxford Museum of Natural History)

2. Biology for kids. Click on one of the invertebrates on the right side of the site to learn more:

3. kidport:

4.  Monterey Bay Aquarium

5. National Geographic:

6. Arkive:

7. National Wildlife Federation:

8. Enchanted Learning:

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

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

Timeline of Humans: (Gammas)

Lower Paleolithic or “Stone Age”

1.  KidsPast:

2. History Rocket:

3. Stone Age toolkit @PBS

Take the Quiz here:

4. kinooze:

5. Britannica Encyclopedia

6. Wizzley


Stone Age Tools at Smithsonian

University of California Paleontology:

time traveler kids:


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