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CALIFORNIA HISTORY & FACTS * 50 STATES * COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD * ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS COLONIAL LIFE * FAMOUS AMERICANS *EARLY MAN * EXPLORERS * SPACE * WEATHER * VOLCANOS/EARTHQUAKES * INSECTS * ANIMALS * LITERATURE * HUMAN BODY * NATURAL HISTORY

CALIFORNIA HISTORY & FACTS

California State Library - State Insignia

California Missions Resource Center -

Library Of Congress "Explore the States" - California

50 STATES

50 States.Com

The US 50

State Symbols USA

Netstate.com

Library of Congress "Explore the States"

StateReports.com - at Funbrain

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Visual Geography Series – your one stop resource for links to additional country-specific information, up-to-date statistics, photographs and maps you can download into your report, and much more.

CIA World FactBook

Country Reports.org - Quick facts availble free - detailed info requires nominal subscription.

Countries A-Z

Fact Monster

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

Egypt's Golden Empire - PBS

Nat Geo's Pyramid Interactive

Mr Donn’s Ancient History Page - An amazing amount of work has gone into this site.

ODYSSEY - an interactive journey through ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East; the ancient Americas; and sub-Saharan Africa of the 19th and 20th centuries.

You Wouldn’t Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy

Snaith Primary’s Ancient Egypt – Make your own wall paintings, decipher hieroglyphs & other interactive activities. See their main site & check out Greece, Vikings and more.

Walk Through Time – BBC Website – Flash – History

Take Me There Egypt Exhibit at Children's Museum of Indianapolis' site has six interactives perfect for students

Ancient Egypt - The British Museum site offers great images, simulations, and games to make the study of Ancient Egypt very exciting.

Egypt - Secrets of the Ancient World - National Geographic's site offers maps and diagrams of Egypts ancient pyramids.

Eternity Travel.com - Who knew that planning your burial could be so entertaining? This site is part of the Boston Museum of Science's exhibit on Egyptology. Choose your tomb type, mummification method and case, and select from a melange of "eternity extras." See if you can plan a safe trip to the afterlife on the money allotted to you by the pharoah

Theban Mapping Project - For the budding (and experienced) Egyptologist, this site provides a wealth of information from the archeological digs at Thebes. Visitors can zoom into the atlas of the Valley of the Kings and explore the hundreds of tombs by watching movies, using interactive diagrams, and viewing thumbnail shots. Interactive maps allow users to measure distances and elevation, and there are even printable PDFs of the tomb maps

COLONIAL LIFE

Colonial House . Interactive History | PBS

Jamestown History Globe – Online Adventure

Historic Jamestowne

Harvest of History - Interactive Farming Museum

FAMOUS AMERICANS

Internet Public Library - POTUS - President Of The United States

Biography.com

EXPLORERS

PBS Lewis and Clark

Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark - National Geographic Kids

Discovering Lewis and Clark - a "hyperhistory" in progress!

Titanic Interactive

A Sailor's Life for Me - Sail on the USS Constitution as an able seaman!

EARLY MAN

Mr. Donn's Early Man - another comprehensive site by Lin & Don Donn.

Becoming Human - an impressive site that explores human evolution in “a broadband documentary experience" with video, articles, news and debates in paleoanthropology and a Web guide.

Cave at Lascaux - cool site offers a virtual tour of the famous cave art at Lascaux.

SPACE

Window to the Universe - once you have chosen a subject area you can choose beginner, intermediate or advanced (reading) level.

NASA for Kids -

M2K4 - NASA's Mars 2004 Multimedia site...lots of flash...plenty of interactive content.

Mars for Kids - NASA's Mars Exploration Program site for kids.

Walking on the Moon - A Smithsonion Interactive Exhibit

The NINE Planets - scoll down for Contents - lots of facts and images.

Jefferson County Space Page

WEATHER

Kids Storm - Facts about tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning & storm chasing.

SciJinks Weather Laboratory - JPL & NASA put together this interactive site.

Weather Whiz Kids - Meteorologist designed for kids

Forces of Nature - Ever wanted to feel the power of creating tornado? How about an earthquake? This site, offers up explorations of the biggest forces our earth can bring us: tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes and hurricanes. Virtual labs let you design your own disaster, and National Geo-quality photos fill in the gaps of your visual imagination.

VOLCANOS/EARTHQUAKES

How Volcanoes Work -

Cascades Volcano Observatory - US Geological Survey's site

INSECTS

Amazing Insects

Wonderful World of Insects

ANIMALS

Jefferson County Animals Page – Super list of resources!

National Geographic Kids – National Geographic - Videos, pictures, facts on some of the world’s most interesting animals.

Jefferson County Animals Page – Super list of resources!

Endangered Animals Coloring Pages - Great for Report Covers!

 

HUMAN BODY

Human Body at Kids Konnect lots of links at this great collection of kid friendly sites!

Kid Info Human Body and Body Systems - another awesome collection of links

Interactive Human Body

Virtual Body

Your Gross & Cool Body - The Yuckiest Site on the Internet

Mr. Bones

Kid Info's Human Body - A great collection of links.

LITERATURE

Scholastic.com - includes sites for the Magic School Bus , Goosebumps and more!

JKRowling.com - A fun, interactive site for Harry Potter enthusiasts.

Jan Brett's Home Page - You’ll find everything from trolls to armadillos on this author/illustrator’s page. She has created The Mitten, That Hat, Armadillo Rodeo, The Trouble with Trolls, and Berlioz the Bear.

Seussville

Discover Narnia - great site for every fan of Narnia, the imaginary country created by C.S. Lewis in his seven book series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Includes a nice interactive map to Tour the Lands of Narnia

NATURAL HISTORY
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Dinosaurs - Try the Virtual Dinosaur Dig! You get to use virtual tools to uncover dinosaur bones, pack them for shipment, assemble them correctly, and learn about the dinosaur that they came from. You'll need the free Flash player.

 

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