4th Grade

Online Databases

Grant Wood AEA – go to online databases including AccuWeather, Atomic Learning, Clipart.com, Ebsco, Multimedia Archive, SIRS Researcher, DE Streaming, and World Book Online.  You must sign in with a username and password to use this site.

Search Engines

Google – use this search engine to find information

KidsClick – Web search for kids by librarians intended to guide you to good websites.

One Key – a kid safe search engine powered by Google.

Pathfinders

American Biographies Pathfinder -follow this pathfinder to do research on famous Americans. 

Language Arts

Author Sites for Grades 3-5 – read about and watch video interviews with your favorite authors.

Bookworm – play vocabulary games.

China Dynasties and Contributions Chart

China Virtual Tours

Kids Reads – read interviews with you favorite authors, book reviews and information about book series.

Macmillan - official website for the Treasures Reading Program.

Arctic

Life in the Polar Regions: Animals, Plants, and Others in Extreme Environments

Hydrothermal Vents

AMNH - Life Forms

Tide Pools

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Tide Pool video

Puget Sound Shorelines: Beaches, Tide Pools, Marine Life

Tide Pools #1

Tide Pools #2

Math

A+ Math - Improve your math skills by playing games, flashcards, and math word puzzles.  Try the homework helper to check your homework answers.

ArithmAttack – find out how many computer-generated math problems you can answer in 60 seconds.

Cool Math - Play games and puzzles to sharpen your math skills.

Everyday Math Resources - Play math games and activities that go along with your lessons.

Fast Math - Practice your basic math facts.

Fun Brain Math Baseball – practice your math facts while playing this baseball game.

Hooda Math - play fun math games.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives – math activities

NCTM Illuminations - math activities

That Quiz - Math test activities.

Truman Math Cards – online flash cards

Webmath – learn how to solve your math homework problems.

Science

Adventures of Herman the Worm - learn all about earthworms.

BAM! Body and Mind - play games and read information about health, wellness, exercise, and nutrition.  This website is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services for Disease Control and Prevention.

Devonian Fossil Gorge in Coralville - an online visitor's guide to the geologic features at the Coralville Lake Emergency spillway.

FOSSWeb - Interactive activities to be used with the FOSS science kits.

Globe Story Books - online science books about the earth, clouds, creeks, and hummingbirds.

KidsHealth for Kids – you can read this site in English or Spanish to learn how to deal with feelings, stay healthy, recipes, illnesses and injuries, your body, growing up and more.  There are also games, movies, experiments, and activities on this website.

NASA - play games and do projects to learn about NASA and outer space.

Nutrition Explorations - play games and read information relating to good nutrition including recipes.  This website is sponsored by the National Dairy Council and is based on the Food Guide Pyramid.

Playnormous - play games and listen to stories to learn about good nutrition and fitness. This site also includes healthy recipes.

Science Net – search or browse for links to great websites about science topics.

Social Studies

50 States - learn about the 50 states and their capitals.

America’s Story from America’s Library – Learn about your country on this website hosted by the Library of Congress.  Meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, explore the states, join Americans at play, watch movies and listen to songs from America's past.

Class Brain 50 States – find information about each of the 50 states.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum - learn about President Hoover

Iowa - information from the Internet Public Library

Iowa Map - the larger cities and rivers are labeled on this map from World Atlas.

Iowa State Symbols - learn the Iowa State Symbols on this website for the Iowa Legislature.

Iowa Things to Do - list of Iowa's attactions.

National Geographic for Kids – learn about the world, its people and its wildlife while reading stories, playing games and activities and watching videos on this site.

State Data Map on Illuminations - identify and learn about the 50 U.S. states.

Underground Railroad - follow the Underground Railroad on this interactive website by National Geographic.

U.S. Map Game on Quiz Hub – identify the correct states on the map in this online game.

U.S. States - drag and drop states on the U.S. map.

Iowa

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/us_state_games/iowa/

 

http://iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath.cfm?path=start

 

http://farmbureaukids.org/index.html

 

http://www.iowadnr.com/kids/index.html

 

http://www.iowa.gov/state/main/kidspage.html

 

http://www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/179/27/

 

http://www.dot.state.ia.us/kidspages/index.htm

Other Websites

ABCYA.com -  multiple educational games and activities for kids!  You can choose your grade level and practice with letters (ELA), number (Math),  (puzzles)and skills (keyboarding, calendar, etc.)--and even a holiday centered selection of activities!  Fun and educational!

Moby Max

CRCSD Elementary Library Web Page – visit the reading room and student resources on this web site created by librarians at the Cedar Rapids Community School District.

Dance Mat Typing – practice typing with this fun, interactive program from the BBC.

Fact Monster – learn about the world, U.S., people, sports, science, math and money.  Check out the cool stuff, homework center, games and puzzles.

First Thanksgiving - learn about the first Thanksgiving on this Scholastic website.

Fun Brain – play games including math arcade and reading.

Homework Help- get help from tutors online.  This service is through the Cedar Rapids Public Library, and you must type in your Cedar Rapids Library card number to use it.

I Spy – play I-Spy games and make your own I-Spy puzzles.

Kerpoof Studio – make a picture, story or movie.

Tagxedo - create and save word pictures

Wordle - create word pictures

World Almanac for Kids – read information about many different topics from the World Almanac, play games, quizzes, and print puzzles.